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Public Record Office Victoria: In 1891 members from the Women's Christian Temperance Union, the Victorian Temperance Alliance and other women's suffrage groups worked together to collect signatures from women throughout Victoria requesting the right to vote for women in the colony. Nearly 30,000 signatures were recorded. The petition has now been digitised and indexed and has a facility for members of the public to add life details for the contributors.
Informit: A bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles from published and unpublished material on industrial relations and related topics from 1983 to 2002. Source documents are journal articles, research reports, occasional papers, conference papers and videos. Material indexed is predominantly published overseas. Subject coverage includes industrial relations, workplace reform, enterprise bargaining, participative practices, performance appraisal, job design, absenteeism, benchmarking, technological change, management, teleworking, retrenchment and dismissal.
World Bank: The World Bank is the largest single source of development knowledge in the world. The OKR is the official open access repository for its research output and knowledge products, allowing it to collect, disseminate and permanently preserve its intellectual output in digital form. Types of documents include annual reports, journal articles, serial publications, World Development Reports and Policy Research Working Papers.
: A global collection of library catalogues, providing access to the collections of over 10,000 libraries worldwide.
Library of Congress: The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. These cultural treasures include, but are not limited to, manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings.
Central Intelligence Agency: Compiled by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the World Factbook provides comprehensive reference information, maps, facts and statistics on more than 250 countries and other entities.
CIA: Includes information on heads of government and government officials throughout the world. Updated regularly to reflect political changes. Useful addition to the CIA World Factbook.
: The World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) provides access to worldwide law through 14 Legal Infomation Institutes which include the following: Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII); Asian Legal Information Institute (ASIANLII); British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII); Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII); Hong Kong Legal Information Institute (HKLII); Legal Information Institute (Cornell) (LII (Cornell)); Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (PacLII); Wits University School of Law (Wits Law School) and the Legal Information Institute of India (LII of India). In total access is provided to over 1100 databases from over 120 jurisdictions.
Gale Cengage Learning: Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices provides information on current religious practices around the world with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
London: Europa Publications: World of Learning provides access to global institutions of higher education and learning, and to the people who work within them. There are over 30,000 universities, colleges, schools of art and music, libraries, learned societies, research institutes, museums and art galleries. Covers every important library giving the number of volumes held and outstanding features of the collection. Details more than 200,000 staff and officials. Professors at major universities are listed by name, together with the subjects in which they specialize. All entries provide: Name; address; telephone and fax numbers, e-mail and internet addresses; principal personnel; activities and publications, where available. Completely revised and updated throughout the year.