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The London, Edinburgh, and Belfast Gazettes are the official newspapers of record in the United Kingdom. The London Gazette and its sister publications, the Edinburgh Gazette and Belfast Gazette, contain a wide range of official notices including state, parliamentary and ecclesiastical notices, transport and planning notices as well as corporate insolvency and personal bankruptcy notices. In addition, a number of Supplements are published covering honours and awards, premium bonds, armed forces promotions, and company information.
National Archives (Great Britain): The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, containing over 1,000 years of history. The collection contains over 11 million historical government and public records and is one of the largest in the world, containing paper and parchment, electronic records and websites, photographs, posters, maps, drawings and paintings. The catalogue is available to search online.
National Archives of Australia: The records in the collection of the National Archives of Australia trace the events and decisions that shaped the nation. Papers of Governors-General, Prime Ministers and Ministers are held as well as Cabinet documents, Royal Commission files and departmental records on defence, immigration, security and intelligence, naturalisation, and many other issues involving the federal government. The main focus is on records created since the formation of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. There are also some nineteenth-century records relating to functions that were transferred by the colonies to the Commonwealth government, including shipping and post offices. Most records in the collection are files, but there are also significant holdings of photographs, posters, maps, architectural drawings, films, playscripts, musical scores and sound recordings.
Federal Court of Australia: This database contains Australian material relating to native title and land claims including journal articles, books, book chapters, conference papers, reports and press clippings. This collection began in the 1990s, although some material dates back to 1839. It also includes selected material from other jurisdictions including New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Africa and Asia.
New Zealand Parliamentary Counsel Office/Te Tari Tohutohu: This website provides free public access to up-to-date unofficial versions of the following New Zealand legislation: Acts of Parliament (public Acts), local Acts, private Acts, imperial Acts in force in New Zealand, provincial Acts and provincial Ordinances in force in New Zealand. It also includes Regulations, Bills and Supplementary Order Acts.
Gale: The 19th Century British Library newspapers collection contains full runs of 48 national, regional and local newspapers. Titles were specially selected by the British Library to best represent nineteenth century Britain, from business to sport, from politics to entertainment and the arts. The collection focuses on newspapers from London, the English regions, home country newspapers from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, and titles in specialist areas such as Victorian radicalism and Chartism. Titles were selected to reflect the social and political developments of the times in which they were published. The original collection was augmented by the release of Part II, which includes an additional 22 regional newspapers, further expanding the geographical, social and political range of titles available. Cross searchable with other Gale products via the Gale NewsVault. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Gale Cengage Learning: Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a multi year digitisation and publishing program focusing on the primary source collections of the nineteenth century. The Asia & the West collection features a range of primary source collections related to international relations between Asian countries and the West during the 19th century. These include government reports, diplomatic correspondence, periodicals, newspapers, treaties, trade agreements, NGO papers, and more, offering a detailed look at the inner workings of international relations. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Gale Cengage Learning: Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a multi year digitisation and publishing program focusing on the primary source collections of the nineteenth century. The British Politics and Society collection includes tens of thousands of primary sources related to the political climate in Great Britain during the long nineteenth century. Topics include British domestic and foreign policy, trade unions, Chartism, utopian socialism, public protest, radical movements, the cartographic record, political reform, education, family relationships, religion, leisure and many others. Primary sources include manuscripts, maps, drawings, newspapers, periodicals, government correspondence, letters, diaries, photographs, poster, pamphlets and more. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Gale Group: 19th Century UK Periodicals is a database using content from the British Library, the National Library of Scotland,the National Library of Australia, and many other sources, to make available digitised versions of key 19th Century UK Periodicals. For the over 180 periodicals currently available, every front page, editorial, article, poem, recipe, advertisement and classified ad that appeared within their pages for the time period available is accessible. Users of the database will be able to search every word on every page. To be released in 5 series, the National Library currently has access to Series 1: New Readerships: Women's, Children's, Humour and Leisure/Sport, and Series 2: Empire: Travel and Anthropology, Economics, Missionary and Colonial. Cross searchable with other Gale products via the Gale NewsVault. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
OECD: OECD iLibrary (full text coverage beginning 1997) is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and comprises monographs, periodicals, and statistical databases. Subjects include agriculture and food; education and skills; emerging economics; employment; energy; enterprise, industry and trade; environment and sustainable development; finance and investment; general economics and future studies; goverance; international development; nuclear energy; science and information technology; social issues and migration; statistics sources and methods; taxation; territorial economy; transition economics; and transport. Major book and periodicals available in full-text include OECD Factbook, Education at a Glance, OECD Economic Outlook and OECD Economic Surveys. Avaialble for document delivery to Australian libraries.
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.
A guide to United States congressional publications held at the National Library of Australia. Refers to documents held in both print and online formats.
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