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European Patent Office: Espacenet offers free access to more than 70 million patent documents worldwide, containing information about inventions and technical developments from 1836 to today. Includes full text of patents plus translation facility.
Australian Government Information Management Office: This directory is a guide to the structure, organisations and key people in the Australian Government. As well as containing contact details for the Commonwealth Parliament, the Governor-General, Commonwealth courts and other government departments and agencies, it also lists the legislation administered by each government agency.
National Library of Australia: GovPubs is a guide to selected types of Australian government publications, such as Acts, Hansards, Budget Papers, Gazettes and Parliamentary Papers, located in Australia's National, State and Territory libraries or available on the Internet. A historical description of each publication is provided, and holdings information helps locate resources in each library or online.
Informit: A subset of CINCH, the Australian Criminology Database, which is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts items from published and unpublished material on all aspects of crime and criminal justice. Source documents include Australian material from journal articles, monographs, monograph chapters and conference papers. Subject coverage of CINCH-Health includes mental health, medical and medicolegal issues, drugs and alcohol, suicide, HIV/AIDS, corrections health, euthanasia, and occupational health and safety.
Proquest: Proquest HCPP Online provides access to the eighteenth and nineteenth century parliamentary papers of Britain. As the working documents of government, parliamentary papers encompass all areas of social, political, economic and foreign policy, and are vital to the historical record of Britain, its former Colonies and the wider world. HCPP online brings together the following resources: the Chadwyck-Healey microfiche edition of the nineteenth century House of Commons Sessional Papers; the accompanying 5 volume index by Peter Cockton 'Subject Catalogue of the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, 1801-1900'; and The Eighteenth Century Parliamentary Papers Collection from BOPCRIS (featuring publications published officially by the House of Commons or the House of Lords from 1688 to 1834, including sessional papers and other material such as Journals and Private Acts). HCPP currently contains an index for all parliamentary papers from 1801-2004, and full text for 1688-1900. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Archive-It, Partner-Columbia University: A collection of sites featuring substantive resources related to human rights, mainly focused on preserving freely available web content by and about non-governmental organizations dedicated to human rights issues. Includes videos.
H. W. Wilson: Provides international coverage (U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand) to scholarly articles, symposia, jurisdictional surveys, court decisions, legislation, books, book reviews. Indexes over 1,000 legal journals, law reviews, yearbooks, institutes, statutes, bar association publications, university publications, and government publications and includes full text of over 300 select periodicals. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies: This resource covers a range of papers tabled before both the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council including: Reports from Government Departments; Select Committee Inquiries into a variety of matters; Civil Service Lists which include government employees; and Government Tenders, accepted and rejected. The purpose of this index is to gain access to the many instances in which the 'ORDINARY' person is referred to in government papers. In a very few cases, the information provided is little more than name, date, and district, however a careful reading of the source document may fill in pertinent details. In many cases, the information is more detailed and provides valuable leads to other material, however it must be remembered that the references are to government business, not church or private business matters.
RMIT Publishing: Informit e-Library is an e-press for Australian and Asia-Pacific information. The Humanities & Social Sciences covers Agriculture, Arts, Asian Studies, Business, Cultural Studies, Education, Health, Medicine, History, Indigenous Studies, Law, Media, Political Science, Reference, Social Sciences, Science and Technology. Provides access to full content from a range of journals, monographs and books, conference proceedings, research papers and reference materials. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
BarNet: Jade is a current awareness service that collects recent decisions of selected Australian Courts and Tribunals into an enhanced database. Although all basic Jade features are free, registration is required to use the customiseable options.
This resource contains links to major Australian legal sites on the Internet organised by jurisdiction. It provides links to the websites of all commonwealth courts (federal, high and family courts of Australia) and state law resources including legislation, parliaments and courts.
These are general sites for researching the Australian government on the Internet and provide a starting place for researchers in this field. They lead to a diverse range of information on Australian government resources as well as providing links to other useful sites.
A guide to the print resources relating to Australian politics and government held at the National Library.
A guide to the printed parliamentary publications House of Commons and House of Lords held by the National Library. Also includes reference to relevant internet sites.
A guide to finding information in both Australian and overseas government gazettes held at the National Library of Australia. Refers to both print and online publications.
A guide to law reports and court records held at the National Library of Australia. Includes both Australian and overseas reports and records. Refers to printed resources held by the Library only.
A guide to publications of the League of Nations, predecessor of the United Nations, held at the National Library of Australia. Refers to print publications held by the Library only.
A guide to finding information about the United Nations, successor to the League of Nations, held at the National Library of Australia. Includes references to indexes, official documents and material about the United Nations held by the Library.
Provides information on how to access ebooks in various formats at the National Library of Australia. Includes information on National Library ebooks, subscription collections and the Ebsco ebook service
A guide to United States congressional publications held at the National Library of Australia. Refers to documents held in both print and online formats, including the microfiche collection of documents from the United States Government Printing Office (SUDOC collection).