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Australian Building Codes Board: The National Construction Code or NCC incorporates all on-site building and plumbing requirements into a single code. The NCC sets the minimum requirements for the design, construction and performance of buildings throughout Australia. The NCC 2016 and all archived editions of the Code are avaialable to be downloaded.
National Geographic Society: The NGS Publications Index includes broad subject indexing to NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC plus many other NGS magazines, books, films and videos, educational products, map products, interactive features, and newsletters produced by the National Geographic Society. For full text of articles or books, you can purchase them at a National Geographic Store or visit your local library. Some selected articles are also available online for free.
NetLingo is an award-winning dictionary of Internet terms. It contains thousands of words and definitions that describe the online world of business, technology, and communication.
Gale Cengage Learning: 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.
American National Standards Institute: NSSN is a free online information service providing access to bibliographic information for more than 300,000 approved standards. Search the online catalog for title words or document numbers to find out if the standard you need exists, and if so, NSSN will tell you where to obtain the standard.
NTIS: Containing over 2.0 million bibliographic records, the NTIS Database is the preeminent resource for accessing the latest research sponsored by the United States and select foreign governments. Contents include research reports, computer products, software, video cassettes, audio cassettes and more. The complete electronic file dates back to 1964. On average, NTIS adds over 30,000 new records per year to the Database. Most records include abstracts.
Council of Heads of Australian Faunal collections: Provides a way to discover more about Australias diverse fauna by allowing virtual access to the collections of many of Australias museums at all levels. It allows researchers to interrogate the collections of contributing museums simultaneously, across various geographic areas and time periods, to provide an Australia wide picture for fauna.
Oxford University Press, OUP: Oxford Reference Online covers the following subjects in a single cross-searchable resource: language (dictionaries, grammar, abbreviations, proverbs); general reference (quotations, English place names, first names, world encyclopedia); art and architecture; classics; history; literature; military history; mythology and folklore; performing arts; politics and social sciences; religion and philosophy; economics and business; law; biological sciences; computing; earth and environmental sciences; food and drink; medicine; physical sciences and mathematics. Major reference works which are searchable in this collection include: The Australian Oxford Dictionary, The Oxford Companion to Australian History, Oxford Dictionary of Art, Who's Who in the Classical World, Dictionary of Ecology, Dictionary of Computing, Dictionary of British History, Who's Who in the Twentieth Century, Dictionary of World History, Oxford Companion to American Literature, Oxford Companion to Shakespeare, Concise Medical Dictionary, Oxford Companion to Music and Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
National Library of Australia: PADI is a subject gateway to international digital preservation resources.
World Intellectual Property Organsization: The PATENTSCOPE database provides access to international Patent Cooperation Treaty applications in full text format on the day of publication. The information may be searched by entering keywords, names of applicants, international patent classification and many other search criteria in multiple languages. Approximately 30 million patent documents from paticipating countries are included, as well as patent applications.
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 research guide to identifying and requesting standards held at the National Library of Australia. Includes Australian and international standards, with specific reference to American, British and New Zealand standards.