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Gale Cengage Learning: Contains nearly 90 years of research, expert analysis and commentary, subject indexed briefing papers, special reports, pamphlets, conference papers and monographs from the archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). Provides full text access to the leading academic journal International Affairs and the magazine The World Today. Additionally, the archive offers unique access to thousands of hours of audio recordings of Chatham House lectures, and their fully searchable transcripts. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Gale Cengage Learning: Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library, the Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented, and entries cover scientists, engineers, inventors and mathematicians.
: 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.
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.
Project Gutenberg of Australia: Online version of the Dictionary of Australian Biography by Percival Serle published in 1949. It contain 1030 biographies of Australians who were closely connected with Australia and who died before the end of 1942. Also available in print in the Main Reading Room of the National Library at RF 920.094 S485.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography: An online version of the printed Dictionary of Canadian Biography, this site provides biographies of Canadians who died between the years 1000 and 1930 or whose last known date of activity falls within these years. The site will be continually updated and expanded with new information.
This website contains over 3,000 biographies of New Zealanders who have 'made their mark' on this country. It includes the collected biographies originally published in the printed Dictionary of New Zealand Biography series between 1990 and 2000, and in the parallel Maori-language series, Nga Tangata Taumata Rau. It does not include people who are alive.
Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion,: The Dictionary of Welsh Biography presents the lives of eminent Welsh people who have made a significant contribution to Welsh life and who died before 1971. It is an electronic version of the printed Dictionary of Welsh Biography (which will no longer be updated). The internet site will be continually updated with new biographies of Welsh men and women who have died since 1970.
National Centre of Biography, Australian National University: A collection of digitised and out of copyright compendiums of Australian biography. Titles include Australian Men of Mark, A Biographical Register 1788-1939: Notes from the Name Index of the Australian Dictionary of Biography by H J Gibbney and Ann Smith (vols 1 and 2) , Dictionary of Australian Biography by Percival Serle (vols 1 and 2)
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.
A guide to researching biography at the National LIbrary of Australia. Includes resources available for research both Australian and overseas people.
The Australian Joint Copying Project or AJCP is a collection of historical material relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific dating from 1560 to 1984. The material has been drawn from records held in the United Kingdom and microfilmed. This guide contains descriptions of the contents of the AJCP handbooks, the material contained in the AJCP,and the related microfilm reel/s,
A description of the microfilm collection held at the National Library of Australia containing the records of those Indians who went to Fiji as indentured labourers.
The National Library of Australia has extensive holdings of material concerning Australia's involvement in the First World War. These cover all formats, including printed works, newspapers, manuscripts, pictorial, oral history, realia and online materials. This guide aims to introduce researchers to key collections and items, as well as advise of where related material may be found that is not held by the National Library.