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University of the South Pacific: Provides full text access to education material relating to fifteen Pacific nations. This includes publications from the participating Ministries of Education including strategic plans, education legislation, curriculum frameworks and school policies. It also contains national development plans, statistics and budget information. The participating countries are: Palau, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Samoa, Cook Islands, Niue, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and the Federated States of Micronesia.
Informit: An index to periodical literature relating to Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and ASEAN (as an entity), produced by the National University of Singapore. The database covers more than 250 core journals, ranging from the humanities and social sciences to architecture, building, law and medicine. The articles are mainly in English, with a small number in Malay. Most citations date from 1980, though medicine is covered from 1975 and law from 1932. Beginning from mid-1997, the database also covers book chapters and conference papers (both published and unpublished).
Gale: This collection contains a large portion of the archives of the British run municipal police force based in Shangai's former International Settlement. The most extensive coverage is provided by the Special Branch dossier files, which date from 1929-1945. Other documents include supporting reports, handbills, translations of Chinese press coverage and clippings from the English Language press. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
ProQuest: ProQuest Asian Business and Reference offers detailed information on companies, economies, markets, and overall business conditions throughout the Eastern Hemisphere. A great deal of information on international trade is available as well. Coverage is from 1972- and includes: News and current awareness sources Frequently updated full-text coverage of political, social, economic, cultural, financial, and business news stories at national and regional levels from key newspapers, magazines, and journals. Country information and statistics Political, economic, social, and business profiles; guides and outlooks; core national and regional statistics; frequently updated economic, financial, and demographic series and analysis. People and institutions Organizational, directory, and biographical information for national government, the civil service, and business and cultural organizations. Policy and analysis National and regional level full-text archive of white papers, government documents, journals, and legislation, complete with selected topic analysis. A mobile interface is available for this database at: http://m.search.proquest.com
: A website exploring the Queensland landscape through the themes of: distinctiveness, perceptions, Queenslanders, movement, pathways, separation, conflict, imagination, memory, curiosity, exploitation, transformation, survival, pleasure. More than 110 researchers have contributed to the atlas, including scholars from every Queensland university.
Oriprobe Information Services, Inc: Started in June 1946 and a current circulation of 3 million, People's Daily is the most influential and authoritative newspaper in China. It is the official voice of the central government of the People's Republic of China For the last over 60 years, the People's Daily has published daily issues that provide the single location where the central government and the Communist Party of China announce their respective policies and disseminate governmental, political, and economic messages to the public and the world. Most importantly, since its inception the newspaper has been the true barometer of the political climate of Chinese society on a daily basis. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Informit: Covers material relating to Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and ASEAN (as an entity). It is strong in source material tracing the various aspects of the development of the Malay States, Singapore and the Bornean regions (excluding Indonesian Borneo) from their founding through the period of colonial government, up to independence and after.
The Library, Asia-Pacific Cluster, Australian National University, in cooperation with the Library, Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthropology (KITLV), The Netherlands.: The Southeast Asian Serials Index (SASI) provides access to information on Southeast Asia through the indexing of major academic and current affairs journals published in a range of countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Australia, and The Netherlands.
National Library of Australia: South Seas is an online information resource for the history of European voyaging and cross-cultural encounters in the Pacific between 1760 and 1800. South Seas offers the full text of the holograph manuscript of James Cook's Endeavour Journal. (The National Library of Australia holds the original holograph 'Journal of the HMS Endeavour' in the Manuscripts Collection. This work has been digitised and can be viewed in its entirety at this URL http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms1) The South Seas website also includes the full texts of the journals kept by Joseph Banks and Sydney Parkinson on the voyage. Also included is the text of John Hawkesworth's 'Account of the Voyages undertaken ... in the Southern Hemisphere' (1773).
Taipei: Hua yi shu wei gen fen you xian gong si: Taiwan electronic periodical services (TEPS) offers full text (PDF) for periodicals published in Taiwan. It covers topics in humanities, natural science, applied science, medical and life science and social sciences.
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