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EBSCO: Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre includes full text of leading Australian and New Zealand newspapers and periodicals, newswires and reference books. It includes over 80,000 full-text biographies and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps and flags. Also contains links to other Ebsco databases including Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier, Health Source Nursing/Academic, and Academic Search Premier. These databases are updated daily. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Informit: AHRR is a list of paper-based records held in private hands in Australia, providing an insight into life in Australia from settlement to 1988. It contains information on letters, diaries, photographs, financial records, posters, sketches, recipe books, catalogues, minute books, registers and other material. AHRR is the product of the Australian Bicentennial Historic Records Search, the major heritage project of the Australian Bicentennial Authority. No longer updated.
Informit: A bibliographic database that indexed articles from published material on the social sciences and humanities. Source documents included a wide range of periodicals, newspapers, scholarly journals, conference papers and books. Subject coverage includes current affairs, economics, humanities, law, literature, politics and social sciences. Approximately 250 journals were comprehensively indexed, as well as selective indexing from many other Australian journals and conference proceedings, and some overseas journals carrying articles with an Australian content. Subjects covered include: Arts (General), Business (General), Culture and institutions, Economics, Education (General), Health (General), History (General), Indigenous peoples, Law (General), Political science. Commenced 1945; online availability dates from 1978; full text (as APAFT) dates from 1995. Early issues from 1952-1977 are at RF 016.3 AUS.
SETIS: The Australian Studies Resources page at the University of Sydney Library's Electronic Text and Image Service (SETIS)provides access to digital editions of Australian literary and historical texts and a number of other Australian Studies Resources. Titles available in the Full Text collections include: Australian Literary and Historical Texts, Australian Classic Works (contemporary Authors on demand at Sydney University Press), Australian Federation Full Text Database ( the national debates and auxiliary writings of the 1890's, Australian Cooperative Digitisation Project 1840-45: Novels and Periodicals, Australian Poets: Brennan, Harford and Slessor, Journals of Inland Exploration, First Fleet and Early Settlement (manuscripts and published journals of the First Fleet).
: The Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available - from 55BC to the present. It is the successor to the Royal Historical Society Bibliography of British and Irish History, and includes all the data previously available in this Bibliography. The BBIH aims to be as comprehensive as is practical for publications since 1900. All titles included in The Royal Historical Society Bibliography on CD-ROM (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998) are included in the database (with the exception of unpublished theses).
Informit: Covers Indonesian politics, government, economy, political culture and demography. Original source material is usually in either English or Indonesian.
Cambridge University: Digitised papers of the Board of Longitude through the eighteenth century until its abolition in 1828. These papers throw a vivid light on the role of the British state in encouraging invention and discovery, on the energetic culture of technical ingenuity in the long eighteenth century, and on many aspects of exploration and maritime travel in the Pacific Ocean and the Arctic. As well as the fully digitised versions of the complete archive and associated materials, included are contextual essays, video, educational resources and hundreds of links through to relevant objects in the National Maritime Museum's online collections.
Hakubunkan: A Japanese literary and historical journal published from 1895-1912 by Hakubunkan. Contains articles on Japanese performing arts, cultural history and literature. The site provides full text and images of all issues, and also searchable access (although not full text) to the journals 'Taiyo' and 'Daiichi koto gakko koyukai zasshi'.
China National Knowledge Infrastructure: Century Journals Project (CJP) Database is a full-text archival set of the China Academic Journals (CAJ). It offers access to more than 825 full-text Chinese journals that cover the years from 1917 to 1993. This large backfile augments the CAJ database, which covers titles from 1994 onwards. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
China National Knowledge Infrastructure: This resource indexes thousands of research level Chinese language periodicals published in the People's Republic of China. Areas covered include economics, politics, law, humanities, engineering science, agriculture, medicine, and electronics. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
These are general sites for researching the Pacific Ocean region on the Internet and provide a starting place for researchers in this field. They lead to a diverse range of information on on the Pacific region as well as providing links to other useful sites.
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.
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.
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
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,
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.