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1. FreeAustralian Government Web Archive (AGWA)

National Library of Australia: The AGWA is a collection of Commonwealth Government websites with the earliest content collected in June 2011. Selected older government web content along with some state and local government material may be found at in the PANDORA Archive.

2. FreeCongress.gov

Library of Congress: The official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It replaces the previous website known as THOMAS.

3. FreeGovPubs : The Australian Government Publications Guide

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.

4. Onsite(CDROM)Index to the Parliamentary Papers for the Colony of Victoria 1852-1869

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.

5. FreeLondon Gazette

: The official newspaper of record for 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.

6. FreeNational Archives (Great Britain)

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.

7. FreeNational Archives of Australia

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 however 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. War service records as well as other family history material is also held.

8. FreeParliamentary Papers Database

Parliament of Victoria: Provides access to the full text of over 10,000 Victorian parliamentary papers dating back to 1851. All documents are fully searchable. Types of documents include parliamentary committee reports, Ombudsmans reports, Auditor Generals reports, royal commissions, annual reports of deparments and agencies and budget papers.

9. FreeParliament of Australia

Parliament of Australia: The website includes links to Hansard, Bills, committees and publications as well as ParlInfo, the Parliamentary Document Repository. Information about curent and historical parliaments (including links to Australian state and territory parliaments), elections and referendums, publications and key Internet links are available through the Parliamentary Library link.

10. FreeParlinfo (Parliament of Australia)

Parliament of Australia: Provides an index and full text access where available to the proceedings and documents produced by the Parliament of Australia, the Senate and the House of Representatives. Documents include Hansard (both the Senate and House of Representatives Hansard are available back to the first sitting day of 9 May 1901), Bills, Senate Journals, Votes and Proceedings, Notice Papers, Committee reports, Parliamentary Handbook, newspaper clippings, media, publications and much more.

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Our subject guides

"United States congressional publications and information"

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).

"Australian politics and government"

Information on material relating to Australian politics and government held at the National Library of Australia. Includes references to both print and online resources at all levels of government; Federal, State and Local.

"British Parliamentary Publications and Information"

A research guide to British parliamentary publications and other information held by the National Library of Australia. Includes information on bills, Parliamentary papers, reference works and other related materials.

"Government gazettes Research Guide"

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.