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John Furphy Pty Ltd: Contains detailed descriptions, price ranges, and colour photographs of thousands of items from Australia and New Zealand. The online database includes the last five years of items from the ceased printed publications Carter's price guide to antiques in Australasia and Carter's everything vintage (which covered post 1950s items, including vintage, collectables retro and 20th century design). Items are added at least annually to keep the database current.
China National Knowledge Infrastructure: This resource indexes thousands of research level Chinese language periodicals published in the People's Republic of China. Areas covered include economics, politics, law, humanities, engineering science, agriculture, medicine, and electronics. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Beijing Superstar Information Technology: Chinamaxx E-books database covers a variety of subject areas in Social Sciences and Humanities on China Studies. Contains over 780,000 Chinese titles. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Sydney University Press: Provides on demand access to full text classic Australian works that are out-of-print but mostly still in copyright. These works are considered important as a record and reflection of Australian life and perspectives, but have disappeared from traditional publication.
Columbia University Press: Columbia Granger's World of Poetry provides an authoritative reference for anthologized poetry. It includes over 250,000 full text poems, 450,000 citations, 1,000 poem commentaries, 600 glossary terms, approximately 500 poet biographies, and full-text of 14 Columbia University Press titles of poetry history and criticism. It also includes audio of contemporary poets. Searching is supported for searches on gender, language, nationality, poem form, schools and movements, era, and nationality. Different versions of a poem eg translations, adaptations, can be contrasted side-by-side. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
: Connected Histories provides an integrated search facility for interrogating a number of major online resources in early modern and 19th-century British history. The single federated search allows searching of names, places and dates, as well as the ability to save, connect and share resources within a personal workspace. Sister site to Manuscripts Online Written Culture 1000 - 1500, also available on eResources.
: Culture Victoria aims to deliver access to Victorian cultural collections. It allows users to search across the websites and databases of Victorian collecting organisations and provides information on over 700 places in Victoria that hold publicly accessible collections.
Informit: A bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from published and unpublished material on English second language learning and teaching in Australasia from 1982-86, then 1990 onwards. Source documents include print, non-print and electronic resources in a wide range of formats. Subject coverage includes adult basic education, adult immigrant education, Adult Migrant English Program, applied linguistics, cross cultural communication, English as a second language, English in the workplace, literacy, second language instruction and second language learning.
University of New South Wales: Design and Art Australia Online (DAAO) is a collaborative e-Research tool built upon the foundations of the Dictionary of Australian Artists Online. Design and Art Australia Online is an open source freely accessible scholarly e-Research tool that presents biographical data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators.
: An online dictionary of the history of the city of Sydney, Australia, from the earliest times to the present. It includes information from all areas of history including engineering history, social and cultural history and economic history, as well as related didsciplines such as archaeology, sociology, literary studies, historical geography and cultural studies. As well as historical writings, the Dictionary includes images, maps, sound, music, oral history, film, documents and pointers to important objects in Sydney collections.
These are selected sites for researching Australian history on the Internet and provide a starting place for researchers in this field. They lead to a diverse range of information on Australian history resources as well as providing links to other useful sites.
Mura Gadi is an online guide to significant manuscripts, pictures and oral histories in the National Library of Australia relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples prior to 2003. Although it does not list the many books, periodicals and other publications in the Library relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, these materials can be found using the Library's online catalogue at http://www.nla.gov.au/catalogue/
A guide to the printed resources relating to Australian history at the National Library. In addition to the works mentioned here the Library holds a large range of primary and secondary resources on this topic.
A guide to researching Australian literature at the National Library. Includes references to print publications held at the Library and selected websites.
A guide to looking for for book reviews at the National Library. Contains reference to print resources held by the Library only.
Provides information on how to access ebooks in various formats at the National Library of Australia. Includes information on National Library ebooks, subscription collections and the Ebsco ebook service