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21. LicencedEbsco ebooks

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.

22. FreeEncyclopedia of Australian science

: 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.

23. FreeFind and Connect

: The Find and Connect website brings together records relating to institutional care in Australia. It contains information about and images of childrens homes, as well as information about where records relating to care can be found such as government departments or past providers of care. It does not contain personal information or private records. This website contains information that is relevant to anyone who experienced out of home care in Australia, not only the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants but also members of the Stolen Generations, foster children, wards of state and adopted children.

24. OnsiteFindmypast

Findmypast: Find My Past is a family history and genealogy website. The National Library of Australia subscribes to the collections covering the UK, Australia and New Zealand, and Ireland (not the United States and Canada collections). Users may select the collection they wish to search from the Search box on the Find my Past homepage. (If the United States and Canada collection is selected, users are only able to access the small amount of free information available, not the complete collection.) Popular records contained in the collections include birth, marriage and death records; census records; British newspapers; parish baptisms, marriages and burials; military records, and passenger lists of ships leaving the UK. A key collection is that of the British in India, produced in partnership with the British Library, and including the records of the British India Office and the East India company

25. Onsite(CDROM)First to Fall: Killed in Action 25 April 1915

Australian Defence Force Academy: AIF Project. Provides the only comprehensive list and details of the 621 men of the AIF who were killed in action on the first day of the Gallipoli campaign. Use Internet Explorer to use this CD.

26. LicencedGale Biography in Context

Gale Cengage Learning: 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.

27. FreeHistory of Parliament

History of Parliament Trust: A comprehensive account of parliamentary politics in England, then Britain, from their origins in the thirteenth century. It consists of detailed studies of elections and electoral politics in each constituency, and of closely researched accounts of the lives of everyone who was elected to Parliament in the period, together with surveys drawing out the themes and discoveries of the research and adding information on the operation of Parliament as an institution. An online version of the published printed volumes.

28. OnsiteIndian Biography Database - INDBIO

RMIT Publishing: 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.

29. FreeIndigenous Australia

National Centre of Biography: Indigenous Australia contains biographical entries on Indigenous Australians. It also brings together all entries on Indigenous Australians found in the National Centre of Biography's biographical websites; Australian Dictionary of Biography, Obituaries Australia, Labour Australia and Women Australia. The site also supports special projects such as the Australian Indigenous Autobiography Archive.

30. FreeIt's an Honour: The Australian Honours System

Information on the Australian Honours System, and a database giving names of recipients of Australian and Imperial awards.

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Our subject guides

"Biography; research guide"

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

"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.