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Net Advance Inc: Reference tool portal on Japan. It contains a wide variety of encyclopaedias and dictionaries, including both historical and contemporary sources. Dictionaries on languages are of another strength. Highly recommended for both students as well as established scholars.
: A site claiming to be the worlds largest collection of abbreviations and acronymns and initialisms. Entries are organised by a wide variety of categories from computing and the Web to governmental, medicine and business.
Acronym Finder: Acronym Finder contains more than 3 million acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms. You can search or filter terms from the following categories: information technolofy; military and government; business and finance; science and medicine; organizations and schools; slang and pop culture.
Bancroft-Parkman: A record of books, manuscripts, autographs, maps and broadsides sold at auction. Countries covered include North America and the UK, with sales from such other countries as Switzerland, Germany, Monaco, Holland, Australia and many other places. It is the standard tool used by dealers, appraisers, auction houses, scholars and tax authorities. The records cover the period from September 1975 to the present, and are updated every month
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.
Australian National Dictionary Centre: The Australian National Dictionary is a comprehensive, historically-based record of Australian English. It is a dictionary of Australianisms - those words and meanings which have originated in Australia, which have greater currency here than elsewhere, or which have a special significance in Australian history. It records the historical development of Australian words and phrases from their earliest use to the present day, providing evidence of this history in some 60,000 dated and referenced quotations drawn from over 9,000 Australian sources. Originally published in print in 1988.
Australian National Dictionary Centre: A useful site containing information on the history and meanings of many Australian words. Includes words adopted from the various Aboriginal languages, as well as those originating on the goldfields or in the military or through immigration to Australia.
: Free access to a range of reference books online. Includes titles such as Roget's Thesauri, Columbia Encyclopedia, Cambridge History, King James Bible, Gray's Anatomy, Oxford English Verse and many more. Also includes fiction, essays and quotations.
China National Knowledge Infrastructure: An online collection of current reference books in Chinese language. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Columbia University Press: The 65,000 essential quotations that constitute this authoritative collection represent the research of 154 experts. Entries from more than 5,000 authors and speakers are multiply classified into 6,500 subjects.
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