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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 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.
: The Encyclopedia of Australian Science is a register of the people and the many industries, corporations, research institutions, scientific societies and other organisations that have contributed to Australia's scientific, technological and medical heritage, with references to their archival materials and a bibliography of their historical published literature. Formed through a union of the services Bright Sparcs and Australian Science at Work.
Gale Group: This resource combines biographies from over more than 135 Gale Group publications with full-text articles from magazines and newspapers as well as images and links to quality assessed websites. It allows users to search for people, both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor, based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Informit: Contains details of the members of India's lower-house (the Lok Sabha) of Parliament elected between 1977 and 1991. The database includes biographical information provided by the members of parliament, and includes death dates, references to obituary notices, and notes about recent events in legislators' careers.
Information on the Australian Honours System, and a database giving names of recipients of Australian and Imperial awards.
A guide to researching biography at the National LIbrary of Australia. Includes resources available for research both Australian and overseas people.