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BookFinder4U is a free service that searches 55 bookstores, 40,000 booksellers worldwide and finds the lowest book prices. Two systems are included: an in-print book search system and an out-of-print book search system.
R. R. Bowker: Comprehensive database of worldwide English language book, audiobook, and video titles. Also contains books out of print, the full Publishers Authority Database, bestseller database (spanning over 100 years) and a database of author biographies.
Research Support Libraries Programme (RSLP): The BOPCRIS Digitisation Unit at the University of Southampton provides access via this website to scanned collections of 18th, 19th and 20th Century British Official Publications. It includes legislation as well as parliamentary histories and other parliamentary texts such as committee reports.
Robin Haines: A complete listing of 323 voyages to South Australia between 1848 and 1885 under the auspices of the South Australian Government. Information for each ship includes the port and date of departure, date of arrival, number of emigrants, and their age-class and regions of origin. Includes a list of births and deaths at sea for these ships.
Di Cummings: This CD contains passenger lists for the 3000 overseas and local ships that came to South Australia between 1836-1851. Also includes additional information including individual names, ages and occupations for many of the 60,000 local and overseas families and individual passengers who came to South Australia between 1836-1851.
Macbeth Genealogical Services: Contains nearly 60,000 records of immigrants arriving in new South Wales from 1828 to 1842.
National Library of Australia: This guide suggests map resources to try when researching British or Irish origins at the National Library of Australia. Maps suggested include gazetteers, Ordnance Survey maps of Britain and Ireland, early maps and atlases of Britain and Ireland, early maps and atlases of London and other towns.
Gale Cengage Learning: A portal to the Gale Newspaper services including: 17-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers and 19th Century British Newspapers (parts I - IV). The time period covered by these combined collections is 1600-1950. Together they provide the full text of historic local, regional and national newspapers, newsbooks & ephemera from across the British Isles. They include newspapers from London, the English regions, home country newspapers from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales,. These titles present Britain in all areas, from business to sport, from politics to entertainment and the arts, and reflect the social and political developments of the times in which they were published. Also included are titles in specialist areas such as Victorian radicalism and Chartism.Cross searchable with other Gale products via the Gale NewsVault and Gale Artemis Primary Sources. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
ProQuest: Traces the development and growth of the periodical press in Britain from its origins in the seventeenth century through to the Victorian 'age of periodicals' and beyond. On completion this unique digital archive will consist of almost 500 periodical runs published from the 1680s to the 1930s, comprising six million keyword-searchable pages and forming an unrivalled record of more than two centuries of British history and culture. British Periodicals Collection I consists of more than 160 journals that comprise the UMI microfilm collection Early British Periodicals, the equivalent of 5,238 printed volumes containing approximately 3.1 million pages. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts and the social sciences. British Periodicals Collection II consists of more than 300 journals from the UMI microfilm collections English Literary Periodicals and British Periodicals in the Creative Arts together with additional titles, amounting to almost 3 million pages. Topics covered include literature, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries. A mobile interface is available for this database at: http://m.search.proquest.com
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'.