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11. LicencedDacheng lao jiu kan quan wen shu ju ku

Dacheng shu ju you xian gong si: Dacheng Old Journal Full-text Database includes a collection of 7,000 periodicals, 130,000 issues and 1.3 million articles, which were published from 1840 to 1949 in mainland China. Many of the periodicals in Dacheng database are rare and unique during late Qing Dynasty. Subjects covered include philosophy, economic, politics, military, industry, agriculture, transportation, literature ,history, geography , astronomy and astrology.

12. LicencedDong fang za zhi Eastern miscellany

Commercial Press: The Eastern Miscellany, one of China's most prominent weekly magazines, was published by the Commercial Press in 1904. It covered many major historical periods including the end of Qing Dynasty, the Revolution of 1911, the May 4th Movement, Anti-Japanese War, the War of Liberation. This full text database includes more than 30,000 articles, 12,000 pieces of pictures, 14,000 advertisements, more than 100 million words. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

13. OnsiteEarly American Newspapers. Series I, 1690-1876.

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.

14. LicencedEbsco ebooks

Ebsco: Provides access to the growing collection of multidisciplinary eBook titles, representing a broad range of academic subject matter, held at the National Library of Australia. Individual titles are also accessible via the National Library catalogue.

15. LicencedEighteenth Century Journals: a portal to newspapers and periodicals 1685 - 1815

Adam Matthew: Portal to newspapers and periodicals c1685-1815 offers integrated access to the Hope Collection at the Bodleian Library, Oxford (Eighteenth Century Journals I), the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center University of Texas (Eighteenth Century Journals II) and the British Library Newspapers, Colindale and Cambridge University Library (Eighteenth Century Journals III) . It brings together rare journals printed between c1685 and 1815, illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Topics include: the writings of Sir Isaac Newton; the French Revolution; reviews of literature, the theater, and fashion throughout Europe; the origins and rise of Romanticism; political debates; gender, religion, influence of the press, and coffee house gossip and discussion. The National Library of Australia subscribes only to modules I, II and III. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

16. LicencedEncyclopedia of Communication and Information

Gale Cengage Learning: Online edition of the Encyclopedia of Communication and Information (2002) by Jorge Reina Schement. Provides a comprehensive overview of universal modes of communication, the media used to communicate, theories of communication and their implications, careers in communications and information, and biographies of notable figures in the field. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

17. LicencedFactiva [Australian and Overseas Newspapers]

Dow Jones: Factiva (Dow Jones and Proquest) provides access to global news and business information as well as full text coverage of major Australian and international newspapers and journals. Same-day news wires, company reports, investment analyst reports, market research reports, country and regional profiles, company profiles, and historical market data are also provided. Coverage of individual publications varies widely.

18. FreeFairfax News Store

Fairfax: Site provides free access dating back to 1990 to various newspapers published by the company Fairfax, including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Sun Herald, The Sunday Age, The Illawarra Mercury, The Newcastle Mercury, The Central Coast Herald and various community newspapers throughout New South Wales and Victoria.

19. LicencedFinancial Times Historical Archive 1888-2010

Gale Cengage Learning: The Financial Times Historical Archive provides access to the complete run of this authoritative daily business newspaper for 120 years. Every item printed in the newspaper can be searched and browsed. As well as covering global financial and economic issues, the newspaper also reported on industry, energy, international politics, management, personal finance and the arts. Cross searchable with other Gale products via the Gale NewsVault. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

20. FreeFind a film database

Screen Australia: Contains information about Australian productions, and co-productions with Australia, including key cast and creatives, duration, genre, co-production partners, international sales contacts, website links and more. The database includes: Features since 1970, TV drama mini-series since 1980, series/serials since 1988, telemovies since 1970, Documentaries since 1980, Shorts since 1988.

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Our subject guides

"Newspapers Research Guide"

A research guide to the newspaper collections of the National Library of Australia. Includes Australian and overseas printed, online and digitised newspapers.