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: An online version of the printed Encyclopedia of Melbourne. Contains the full text of the 2005 print edition plus additional text and digital entries. Entries range from factual summaries about places, institutions and events, through to extended survey articles on key topics such as Architecture, Aboriginal Melbourne, Economy, Foundation and Early Settlement, Law and Order, Literature, Science, Sport, Suburbia, Theatre and Transport.
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Islander Studies: This electronic edition is based on the two volume printed Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia which can be located in the Reference Collection in the Main Reading Room at RFq 994.0049915 E56.
Gale Group: Online edition of the Encyclopedia of Buddhism (2004) edited by Robert E. Buswell Jr. It describes the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects. In addition to containing entries on Buddhist scriptures, art, architecture, divinities, monastic orders, festivals, rites and ceremonies, it explores the history of Buddhism, the different forms it has taken in different parts of the world, and how Buddhism has blended with other religions like Shinto, Confucianism, Daoism, Islam, and Christianity. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Gale Group: This encyclopedia looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. Contains thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more. This online book is part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Gale Group: Online edition of the Encyclopedia of Science and Religion (2002) edited by J. Wentzel Vrede van Huyssteen. Addresses all aspects of the dialogue between the sciences and the world's religions, reaching into the humanities as well as into the physical sciences and technology. Examines controversial issues such as human cloning and stem cell research long with more traditional questions such as the origins of life, the nature of sin, and the philosophy of science and religion. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
University of Southampton: Provides digital access to a selection of British Parliamentary Papers relating to Ireland for the period 1801-1922, and is one of the principal resources for the study of modern Irish history. Papers came from Southampton University's unique Ford Collection of Official Publications. It includes scans of original census data for the years 1821, 1831, 1842, 1851, 1861 and a range of primary documents on topics relating to law, agriculture, poor relief, religion and trade. The bibliographic records and searchable PDFs are now available for a large majority of the collection through the University of Southampton Library webcat.
H.W. Wilson: Essay and General Literature Index, is a bibliographic database that cites essays and articles contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. More than 300 volumes are indexed annually. Additionally, more than 20 annuals and serial publications are indexed. Essay and General Literature Index also provides full bibliographic information on collective titles indexed. Essay and General Literature Index focuses on the humanities and social sciences, with subject coverage ranging from economics, political science, and history to criticism of literary works, drama, and film. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
H.W. Wilson: Fiction Catalog is a selective annotated list of fiction for adults that includes both established and contemporary works either written in or translated into English. Out-of-print titles are included, and analytical entries are made for composite works. The catalog is intended for collection development and for readers' guidance and reference service in public and undergraduate libraries. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
: The Financial Times Historical Archive provides access to the complete run of this authoritative daily business newspaper for 120 years. Every item printed in the newspaper can be searched and browsed. As well as covering global financial and economic issues, the newspaper also reported on industry, energy, international politics, management, personal finance and the arts. Cross searchable with other Gale products via the Gale NewsVault. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Screen Australia: Contains information about Australian productions, and co-productions with Australia, including key cast and creatives, duration, genre, co-production partners, international sales contacts, website links and more. The database includes: Features since 1970, TV drama mini-series since 1980, series/serials since 1988, telemovies since 1970, Documentaries since 1980, Shorts since 1988.
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.