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Proquest: The Proquest database Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700, from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War. EEBO contains about 100,000 of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement. Also available on microfilm at mfm 790 in the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Ebsco: Provides access to the growing collection of multidisciplinary eBook titles, representing a broad range of academic subject matter, held at the National Library of Australia. Individual titles are also accessible via the National Library catalogue.
Gale Group: Contains the full text of over 180,000 English and non-English language titles and editions published between 1701-1800. Is based on The English Short Title Catalogue, and the holdings of the British Library, as well as over 1,500 university, private and public libraries worldwide. It is divided into seven subject areas: history and geography; social science and fine arts; medicine, science and technology; literature and language; religion and philosophy; law; reference. Also available on microfilm in the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Adam Matthew: Portal to newspapers and periodicals c1685-1815 offers integrated access to the Hope Collection at the Bodleian Library, Oxford (Eighteenth Century Journals I), the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center University of Texas (Eighteenth Century Journals II) and the British Library Newspapers, Colindale and Cambridge University Library (Eighteenth Century Journals III) . It brings together rare journals printed between c1685 and 1815, illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Topics include: the writings of Sir Isaac Newton; the French Revolution; reviews of literature, the theater, and fashion throughout Europe; the origins and rise of Romanticism; political debates; gender, religion, influence of the press, and coffee house gossip and discussion. The National Library of Australia subscribes only to modules I, II and III. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
: 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.
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