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National Centre of Biography: Contains entries from the Biographical Register of the Australian Labour Movement, 1788-1975. Entries are for over 2,000 activists who have made a significant but under-recorded contribution to the Australian labour movement at both the national, state and local levels.
Gale Group: Provides a resource for research on literary topics, authors, and their works. Its coverage includes all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world. Includes full-text scholarly articles from more than 360 academic journals and literary magazines as well as excerpts from scholarly monographs, literary correspondence and diaries, book reviews, author profiles. Also provides access to Gale's Literary Index, a master index to the major literature products published by Gale. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
HRI Online Publications: London Lives makes available a wide range of primary sources about eighteenth-century London, with a particular focus on plebeian Londoners from a range of backgrounds and occupations. This resource includes over 240,000 manuscript and printed pages from eight London archives and is supplemented by fifteen datasets created by other projects. It provides access to historical records containing over 3.35 million name instances. Users can link together records relating to the same individual, and to compile biographies of the best documented individuals.
National Centre for Biography, Australian National University: Obituaries Australia (OA) is a digital repository of obituaries published in newspapers, journals, magazines and bulletins. Unlike the Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB) which focuses on the lives of notable Australians, Obituaries Australia focuses on lesser known Australians. In addition to being linked to entries in the ADB, entries in OA are linked to online images of the original obituary as well as other useful biographical material eg service records, pictorial images.
Oxford University Press: The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century. The Dictionary offers concise, up-to-date biographies written by named, specialist authors. Portraits of subjects are included. As of 2013 there were approximately 58,700 biographies of men and women who died in or before the year 2009.
ProQuest: ProQuest Asian Business and Reference offers detailed information on companies, economies, markets, and overall business conditions throughout the Eastern Hemisphere. A great deal of information on international trade is available as well. Coverage is from 1972- and includes: News and current awareness sources Frequently updated full-text coverage of political, social, economic, cultural, financial, and business news stories at national and regional levels from key newspapers, magazines, and journals. Country information and statistics Political, economic, social, and business profiles; guides and outlooks; core national and regional statistics; frequently updated economic, financial, and demographic series and analysis. People and institutions Organizational, directory, and biographical information for national government, the civil service, and business and cultural organizations. Policy and analysis National and regional level full-text archive of white papers, government documents, journals, and legislation, complete with selected topic analysis. A mobile interface is available for this database at: http://m.search.proquest.com
Informit: A resource designed to assist genealogists, historians and researchers locate biographical information on as wide a range of Australians as possible. It is an entry point to biographical information in a wide variety of sources, including Who's Who, biographical dictionaries, topical and local histories, and published family histories. Entries cover all periods of Australian history.
Gale Group: The Times Digital Archive has millions of articles from the London Times. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching. Cross searchable with other Gale products via the Gale NewsVault. The National Library also provides access to The Sunday Times Digital Archive 1822-2006.
Crown Content: Who's Who in Australia is an Australian biographical dictionary and register of prominent people. Includes a People search, Full text search and Education search plus information on Australian awards and peerage. Who's Who in Business in Australia is an Australian biographical dictionary and register of prominent business people. Includes a Company search, People search, Full text search, Category search etc.
National Centre of Biography: A digital repository of entries on women published in the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Obituaries Australia and the National Centre of Biography's biographical register. Includes material published in books, newspapers, journals, magazines and bulletins.
A guide to researching biography at the National LIbrary of Australia. Includes resources available for research both Australian and overseas people.