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11. LicencedEbsco ebooks

Ebsco: Provides access to the growing collection of multidisciplinary eBook titles, representing a broad range of academic subject matter, held at the National Library of Australia. Individual titles are also accessible via the National Library catalogue.

12. LicencedEncyclopaedia Britannica Online

Encyclopaedia Britannica: This resources provides the full text of Encyclopaedia Britannica plus links to related web sites. You can: find all the references to a topic with the index; browse the encyclopedia in its traditional alphabetic arrangement; find articles organised into different subject areas; read articles about notable events and people of the recent past; examine maps of continents, countries and oceans and find links to related articles; trace the history of different subjects; follow the "Learn more" links to view related articles; and browse through selected videos organised by subject.

13. Onsite(CDROM)Gale's Quotations Who Said What

Gale Research Inc: 117,000 quotations. Quotes from speeches, poems, books, letters, plays. Many quotes in languages other than English. Coverage: All historical periods, ancient and modern. Quotations augmented with a short biographical sketch.

14. LicencedGale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Cengage Learning: This resource is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs and specialised reference sources for multidisciplinary research. It contains the following Thomson Gale eBooks: Countries and Their Cultures; Encyclopedia of Bioethics; Encyclopedia of Buddhism; Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History and Society; Encyclopedia of Communication and Information; Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World; Encyclopedia of Science and Religion; Gale Encyclopedia of Science; Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia; St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide: Major Events in Labor History and Their Impact; Water: Science and Issues; Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians since 1990; Endangered Species; Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices; Contemporary Musicians (vols 1-68). Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

15. LicencedInformit e-Library : humanities & social sciences

RMIT Publishing: Informit e-Library is an e-press for Australian and Asia-Pacific information. The Humanities & Social Sciences covers Agriculture, Arts, Asian Studies, Business, Cultural Studies, Education, Health, Medicine, History, Indigenous Studies, Law, Media, Political Science, Reference, Social Sciences, Science and Technology. Provides access to full content from a range of journals, monographs and books, conference proceedings, research papers and reference materials. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

16. Freeipl2: Information You Can Trust

: An annotated collection of high quality Internet resources, contributed by volunteers and librarians. Websites and resources are selected to maintain a broadly representative collection of websites for information, reference and research. The site is constantly updated.

17. LicencedJapan Knowledge Lib

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.

18. LicencedMacquarie Dictionary: Australia's national dictionary online

Macquarie Dictionary Publishers: The Macquarie Dictionary was first published in print in 1981 and has been online since 2003. It is now nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English. The online service gives you access to the Macquarie Dictionary Sixth Edition and the latest edition of the Macquarie Thesaurus plus annual updates. It also includes a range of useful resources such as a grammar and punctuation guide, common abbreviations, measurements and their various equivalents and the Australian Word Map.

19. LicencedMargaret Gee's Australian celebrity contact directory

Margaret Gee Publishing: A listing of over 10 000 high profile Australians in various fields of endeavour, including media, arts, literature, business, education, fashion, food and wine. Information provided includes full name and description of celebrities, contact mailing address, street address, contact name, company name, telephone and fax numbers, email address, web address and any other pertinent contact details.

20. LicencedMasterFILE Premier

EBSCO publishing: MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags. Also provides PDF backfiles for selected titles in some cases as far back as 1975. Also contains links to other Ebsco databases including Business Source Premier, Academic Search Complete, Health Source Nursing/Academic, Australia New Zealand Reference Centre, and Consumer Health Complete. These databases are updated daily. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

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"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