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Dun and Bradstreet: Provides in-depth business information and analysis on Australia's leading 50,000 private and public companies, including corporate structure, financial information, company and executive profiles and biographies, structure, shareholders and competitors. Also includes commentary and analysis from leading business and finance journalists.
Gale Cengage Learning: Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library, the Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented, and entries cover scientists, engineers, inventors and mathematicians.
White Room Publishing and Informit: Covers popular computing software, hardware, communications and computer applications. Journals indexed include Australian & New Zealand LAN Magazine, Australia PC User, PC Week, Australian Macworld and other general interest computing journals.
: Connected Histories provides an integrated search facility for interrogating a number of major online resources in early modern and 19th-century British history. The single federated search allows searching of names, places and dates, as well as the ability to save, connect and share resources within a personal workspace. Sister site to Manuscripts Online Written Culture 1000 - 1500, also available on eResources.
EBSCO: Resource comprising consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Content covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health.
Informit: Covers children, clothing, consumer economics, consumer education, craft, family, fashion, food, health, home economics, teaching, housing, marriage, nutrition and textiles.
Gale Group: Provides biographical information on important figures in today's musical arena, covering artists working in all genres of modern music, including rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel and reggae. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
A guide to researching convict ancestors.
State Library of Queensland: The British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database has been compiled from the HO 11 Criminal - Convict Transportation Registers series of British Home Office records. Over 123,000 out of the estimated 160,000 convicts transported to Australia are recorded in this database. These include prisoners sent to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), Moreton Bay (Brisbane), Western Australia and Norfolk Island. Also recorded are some ships which were bound for Gibraltar. The records cover the period of 1787 to 1867. You may find the following information on each entry: Name of convict, including any known aliases, Place of trial [The date of trial is recorded on the original registers and will be gradually added to this database], Term of sentence, Name of ship and date of departure, Place of arrival, Miscellaneous notes e.g. Died at sea; Ticket of Leave, etc. These records mainly include those convicted in England and Scotland. Only a small number of Irish convicts appear in this series of the Home Office records. The database also includes soldiers who had been court-martialled and sentenced to transportation. These "soldier convicts" may have been convicted in various British colonies including the West Indies, India, Pakistan and Canada.
Thomson Gale: This resource focuses on cultures and countries around the world, specifically what is and is not shared culturally by the people who live in a particular country. Entries contain descriptive summaries of the country in question, including demographic, historical, cultural, economic, religious, and political information. This online book is part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.