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Gale: The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. The earliest newspapers in the collection date from 1603 and in total it contains almost 1 million pages and approximately 1,270 titles. It includes the major newspapers and periodicals published in London, as well as English provincial titles, newspapers from Scotland and Ireland, plus some 18th century American newspapers. Many of the Burney newspapers are well known, but many pamphlets and broadsides also included have remained largely hidden. Cross searchable with other Gale products via the Gale NewsVault. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
: The Illustrated London News Historical Archive provides complete access to every issue of this illustrated newspaper for a period of 160 years. The contents are fully searchable, and users can browse individual issues, including specials and supplements. Over the course of its history the newspaper reported on all the great events of the day, including wars, royalty, social events, science and exploration. Its distinguished contributors included Rudyard Kipling, Charles Dickens and Agatha Christie. Cross searchable with other Gale products via the Gale NewsVault. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Informit: Indexes material on threatened Australian fauna and flora. Books, chapters in books, periodicals, newspapers, conference proceedings, theses, and some non-book material (videos, charts, posters etc), are included.
Gale Group: The Times Digital Archive has millions of articles from the London Times. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching. Cross searchable with other Gale products via the Gale NewsVault. The National Library also provides access to The Sunday Times Digital Archive 1822-2006.
United Nations: A single entry point for accessing all United Nations statistical services. Includes links to country data services. Covers a wide range of themes including Agriculture, Crime, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Development, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, Refugees, Tourism, Trade, and the Millennium Development Goals indicators.
State Government of Victoria: This database holds more than 190,000 road and place names, including landscape features such as mountains and rivers, bounded localities such as suburbs, towns, cities and regions, and physical infrastructure such as roads, reserves and schools.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research: The VOCEDplus database contains material on vocational education and training (VET), higher education, adult and community education, informal learning, and VET in Schools. It is international in scope and contains over 44,000 English language records, many with links to full text documents. Included are entries for research reports; periodical/journal articles; electronic documents; papers (published and unpublished); evaluation studies; policy documents; survey results; proceedings (workshops/seminars/conferences); theses; bibliographies; books; government publications; and published statistics.
Informit: VPI&E Catalogue (formerly ELIXIR) reflects the holdings of the libraries within the Department of Primary Industries, Victoria. These libraries have specialist collections in ecology, forestry, agriculture, mineral resources, conservation, water and land management, pest plant and animal control, fisheries and marine studies. VPI&E Catalogue indexes and abstracts books, reports, theses, video recordings, manuscripts and pictorial matter held in DPI departmental libraries and regional collections. Most of the books and reports listed can be borrowed through interlibrary loan.
Gale Group: Online edition of Water: Science and Issues (2003). Covers all important water science concepts and current issues and highlights major historical developments and key figures Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Central Intelligence Agency: Compiled by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the World Factbook provides comprehensive reference information, maps, facts and statistics on more than 250 countries and other entities.
Mura Gadi is an online guide to significant manuscripts, pictures and oral histories in the National Library of Australia relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples prior to 2003. Although it does not list the many books, periodicals and other publications in the Library relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, these materials can be found using the Library's online catalogue at http://www.nla.gov.au/catalogue/
A guide to the print resources relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders at the National Library of Australia
A guide to printed information relating to census and muster resources at the National Library of Australia. A large proportion of the census information held at the National Library is kept in microform format. Further information on how to find these items can be found in Family History Sources in the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room (available on eResources).
A guide to finding sources of statistics at the National Library of Australia. Refers to both Australian and overseas statistics. Includes material held in print, microform and online formats.
A guide to finding theses at the National Library of Australia. Refers to print format material held at the Library only.
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