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Collections Australia Network: The Collections Australia Network (CAN) superseded AMOL: Australian Museums and Galleries Online. It is intended to be the public gateway to collecting institutions across Australia including the small to medium regional institutions.
: 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.
: Culture Victoria aims to deliver access to Victorian cultural collections. It allows users to search across the websites and databases of Victorian collecting organisations and provides information on over 700 places in Victoria that hold publicly accessible collections.
: An online dictionary of the history of the city of Sydney, Australia, from the earliest times to the present. It includes information from all areas of history including engineering history, social and cultural history and economic history, as well as related didsciplines such as archaeology, sociology, literary studies, historical geography and cultural studies. As well as historical writings, the Dictionary includes images, maps, sound, music, oral history, film, documents and pointers to important objects in Sydney collections.
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)
Commonwealth of Australia: This website's aim is to trace the development of Australian democracy through the key documents directing the constitutional paths taken so far. The eight State and Territory government archives planned and produced this website in partnership with the support of Australia's National Council for the Centenary of Federation. Collected on this website are the sets of documents which tell the story of Australia's democracy.
Gale: The Dublin Castle administration in Ireland was the government of Ireland under English and later British rule, from the twelfth century until 1922, based at Dublin Castle. Dublin Castle Records, 1798-1926 contains records of the British administration in Ireland prior to 1922, a crucial period which saw the rise of Parnell and the Land War in 1880 through to the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1921. This collection comprises materials from Series CO 904, The National Archives, Kew, UK. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Readex and American Antiquarian Society: Covering American history and literature through the colonial period to 1800, this database is a full-text digitisation of the microform set, Early American Imprints, Series I (1639-1800), which was itself based on the American bibliography of Charles Evans and enhanced by Roger Bristol's Supplement to Evans' American bibliography. For decades, the collection has served as the definitive resource of information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America, including agriculture, foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, slavery, temperance and witchcraft. Also available on microform in the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Readex: Covering every aspect of American life during the early decades of the United States, Early American Imprints, Series II (1801-1819) provides full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first nineteen years of the nineteenth century. The continuation of Readex's Early American Imprints: Series I, this is a rich primary source database, based on the authoritative bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker. Also available on microform in the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Readex: A part of 'America's Historical Newspapers' collection, this series features images and full-text content from over 710 historical American newspapers. Based largely on Clarence Brigham's History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820, it concentrates primarily on the 18th and early 19th centuries. Also available on microform in the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
These are selected sites for researching Australian history on the Internet and provide a starting place for researchers in this field. They lead to a diverse range of information on Australian history resources as well as providing links to other useful sites.
Mura Gadi is an online guide to significant manuscripts, pictures and oral histories in the National Library of Australia relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples prior to 2003. Although it does not list the many books, periodicals and other publications in the Library relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, these materials can be found using the Library's online catalogue at http://www.nla.gov.au/catalogue/
A guide to the printed resources relating to Australian history at the National Library. In addition to the works mentioned here the Library holds a large range of primary and secondary resources on this topic.