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1. Onsite(CDROM)Index to the Historical Records of Australia

Elizabeth Hook: Provides an index to the complete set of Historical Records of Australia (as at January 2004). The series are: Governors' despatches to and from England 1788-1848, Despatches and papers relating to the settlement of the states, Legal papers 1786-1827, Resumed series III. The complete published set of this series is available in the Main Reading Room Reference Collection at the National Library at RF 994 HIS. ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE NEWSPAPER MICROFORMS READING ROOM ON JUKE BOX PC.

2. LicencedAmbassador Graham Martin and the Saigon Embassy's back channel communication files 1963-1975

Gale: This collection includes more than 6000 pages chiefly from the Nixon and Ford administrations. The bulk of the materials are "back channel" cables between the U.S. ambassadors in Saigon and the President's national security advisers regarding the situation in South Vietnam or the peace negotiations. These consist of talking points for meetings with South Vietnamese officials, intelligence reports, drafts of peace agreements, and military status reports. Subjects include the Diem coup, the Paris peace negotiations, the fall of South Vietnam, and other U.S. / South Vietnam relations topics. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

3. LicencedApabi Chinese Ebook Collection

Apabi: ***FOR ACCESS BY REGISTERED NATIONAL LIBRARY USERS, FIRST LOGIN AT THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS SCREEN.*** The Chinese ebook Collection is a selection of Chinese language full-text electronic books. Subjects covered include modern Chinese history, Chinese studies, economics, politics, literature and statistics. Users can search using Chinese characters or romanised letters (Pinyin). The books are presented as facsimile images of the original print version. Please note you cannot print pages from the e-book directly, but it is possible to cut and paste text into other applications such as Word. REGISTERED USERS OUTSIDE THE LIBRARY WILL HAVE TO DOWNLOAD THE APABI READER, LINK IS LOCATED ON THE E-BOOK PAGE. REMOTE ACCESS, CLICK ON THE - IP User Login - RIGHT TOP CORNER ON THE E-BOOK PAGE. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

4. OnsiteAPEC Literature Database - APECLIT

RMIT Publishing: Covers items relevant to the Asia Pacific Economic Community (APEC) including trade and investment data, trade promotion investment, industrial science and technology, human resource development, energy, telecommunications, marine resource conservation, fisheries, transportation, and tourism.

5. FreeArrowsmith's Australian maps

eScholarship Research Centre, University of Melbourne: Digital copies of maps relating to Australia found in John Arrowsmith's London Atlas, which through successive editions, had a life of 24 years, from 1834 until 1858. Also includes references to the appearance of these maps in publications other than the atlas and as part of Arrowsmith's map stock available for individual purchase.

6. FreeAsianLII - Asian Legal Information Institute

AsianLII provides for searching and browsing databases of legislation, case-law, law reform reports, law journals and other legal information, where available, from all 27 countries and territories in Asia . Over 140,000 cases from at least 15 countries, and over 15,000 pieces of legislation from at least 18 countries are searchable. For every country, AsianLII contains an extensive Catalog of law-related websites for that country, and a Law on Google facility assisting users to search Google only for legal materials from that country.

7. OnsiteASIAN Resources: A Select Directory of Databases - ASIANRES

RMIT Publishing: This directory contains detailed information on Asia-related databases and search services which are accessible from Australia. The databases listed have a wide subject coverage and for the purposes of the database, Asia is defined as the Indian subcontinent, East Asia and Southeast Asia.

8. FreeAsian Studies WWW Virtual Library

A global collaborative project which provides access in bibliographic and in hypertext terms to networked scholarly documents, resources and information systems concerned with or relevant to Asian Studies.

9. LicencedAsia Studies Full-Text Online

: Asia-Studies Full-Text Online is a database for the study of the modern Asia-Pacific. It brings together thousands of full-text reports covering 55 countries in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and the American Pacific Rim. Subject coverage include finance, trade, environment, human resources development, best practices in government, fisheries, tourism, education and women's studies. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

10. LicencedAustralian Business to Business (Australian B2B)

JPM Media: Australian Business to Business is a guide to exporting Australian companies and the products and services that they sell. Formerly known as Australian Exporters and Manufacturers, Australian B2B has been published since 1964 and includes details on over 47,000 comanies and over 56,000 executive names. Published by JPM Media, this database contributes to the Kompass global network of databases.

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Our subject guides

"Australian history; print resources"

A guide to the printed resources relating to Australian history at the National Library. In addition to the works mentioned here the Library holds a large range of primary and secondary resources on this topic.

"Guide to Selected Collections"

The Guide to the collections, edited by Clifford A. Burmester, was originally published by the National Library of Australia between 1974 and 1982. In it he made a survey of the library's collections by subject. This online Guide is an update of a number of the collections that appeared in the original publication, The entries give details about the individuals, families or organisations that assembled the collections, describe the size, scope and strengths of each collection, and summarise how they have been acquired, organised, catalogued or listed by the Library. While the majority of the collections described consist largely of Australian materials, there are also entries for significant Asian, European and North American collections. These descriptions are intended to complement the Library's catalogue and other finding-aids.

"Ebooks: a guide to finding ebooks at the National Library of Australia"

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

"Australian Joint Copying Project"

The Australian Joint Copying Project or AJCP is a collection of historical material relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific dating from 1560 to 1984. The material has been drawn from records held in the United Kingdom and microfilmed. This guide contains descriptions of the contents of the AJCP handbooks, the material contained in the AJCP,and the related microfilm reel/s,

"Indian emigration passes to Fiji 1879-1919"

A description of the microfilm collection held at the National Library of Australia containing the records of those Indians who went to Fiji as indentured labourers.

"Pacific Research Guide"

Provides a general description of the Pacific-related materials held at the National Library of Australia and highlights some of our treasures in this area.