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11. FreeAustralian Women's Register

National Foundation for Australian Women: Contains biographical data about Australian women and their organisations, with hyper-links to the archival repositories and libraries where their records are held and to other sources of information. Women and women's organisations are listed alphabetically. Searching is also available by functional classification.

12. LicencedBaker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990

Gale Cengage Learning: This biographical reference includes more than 550 entries focusing on artists active from 1990-2003. Individual artists and groups in all popular styles are covered, including those in rock, rhythm and blues, rap, country, electronica, jazz, vocal and crossover classical. Features include select discographies, bibliographies, a glossary of music terms, a table of best-selling music since 1990 and more. This online book is part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Also available in print (2001 edition) at RFq 780.922 B167-10 in the Main Reading Room Reference Collection.

13. FreeBiographical Register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia

Parliament of Western Australia: The Biographical Register contains basic biographical information on elected and nominated members of the Parliament of Western Australia since 1870. Biographical information in the Register includes birth date and place, education, family, profession, employment, parliamentary and political party service. The database also includes a bibliography of member's books, articles, speeches and oral histories. It also includes inaugural or maiden speeches where found in Hansard.

14. LicencedChatham House Online Archive. Parts I and II 1920-2008.

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.

15. LicencedComplete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

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.

16. FreeConnected Histories, British History Sources 1500 - 1900

: 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.

17. FreeDesign and Art Australia Online

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.

18. FreeDictionary of Australian Biography

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.

19. FreeDictionary of Canadian Biography Online

Dictionary of Canadian Biography: A continually expanding online version of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography. It includes all content from the printed dictionary which contained biographies of Canadians who died between the years 1000 and 1930, as well as some more recent content.

20. FreeDictionary of New Zealand Biography

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.

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Our subject guides

"Australian Joint Copying Project"

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,

"Indian emigration passes to Fiji 1879-1919"

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.

"First World War"

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.

"Family history"

A research guide to researching your family history in the collections of the National Library of Australia. Includes hints on getting started, resources available at other libraries and societies, looking for your immigrant ancestors and researching convicts and military personnel.

"Australian indigenous family history"

A guide to researching your indigenous family history at the National Library of Australia. Includes information on birth, death and marriage records; mission records; military records and other resources

"Biography Research Guide"

A guide to researching biography at the National LIbrary of Australia. Includes resources available for research both Australian and overseas people.