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21. LicencedEncyclopedia of Communication and Information

Gale Cengage Learning: Online edition of the Encyclopedia of Communication and Information (2002) by Jorge Reina Schement. Provides a comprehensive overview of universal modes of communication, the media used to communicate, theories of communication and their implications, careers in communications and information, and biographies of notable figures in the field. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

22. LicencedEncyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World

Gale Cengage Learning: This encyclopedia looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. Contains thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more. This online book is part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

23. LicencedEncyclopedia of Science and Religion

Gale Cengage Learning: Online edition of the Encyclopedia of Science and Religion (2002) edited by J. Wentzel Vrede van Huyssteen. Addresses all aspects of the dialogue between the sciences and the world's religions, reaching into the humanities as well as into the physical sciences and technology. Examines controversial issues such as human cloning and stem cell research long with more traditional questions such as the origins of life, the nature of sin, and the philosophy of science and religion. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

24. LicencedEndangered Species

Gale Cengage Learning: Including the addition of 25 new species, this new 2nd edition is completely updated to reflect the changes in endangered and threatened status. Color photographs and maps provide further illustrate the many species threatened by extinction, including amphibians, birds, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, and more. Each entry gives a species description, location, reason for endangerment, and measures being taken to prevent it from extinction. This online book is part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

25. FreeEnglish Census Website

Public Records Office (PRO) UK: This site contains the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 Census of England, Wales, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Searching is free but viewing the records is via pay per view or subscription. To view the records of the 1841 - 1911 censuses for free go to Ancestry Library Edition or Findmypast UK (both available to National Library onsite users only).

26. FreeEnglish Short Title Catalogue 1473-1800

Thomson Gale in association with the British Library: The aims of the ESTC are to provide a comprehensive bibliography of the printed output of the hand-press era, to list the whereabouts of surviving copies, and to note the existence of facsimiles. The holdings of over 2,000 libraries around the world are represented. It includes 1. All relevant items printed in the British Isles in any language; 2. All relevant items printed in Colonial America, the United States (1776-1800) and Canada; in any language; 3. All relevant items printed wholly or partly in English, or other British vernaculars, in any other part of the world. (Source: R. C. Alston and M. J. Jannetta. Bibliography, Machine Readable Cataloguing and the ESTC, London, the British Library, 1978, p.16).

27. OnsiteEnvironmental Abstracts - EVA

RMIT Publishing: A bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles on the environment and related fields. Source documents are selected from approximately 300 journals published in Australia and overseas. Subject coverage includes air pollution and quality, environmental protection and management, hazardous wastes, recycling, waste management and disposal, water pollution, environmental assessment, and pollution control. Pre-February 1998 data includes planning, heritage, urban design and town planning subject coverage.

28. FreeEPPI : Enhanced British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland, 1801-1922

University of Southampton: Provides digital access to a selection of British Parliamentary Papers relating to Ireland for the period 1801-1922, and is one of the principal resources for the study of modern Irish history. Papers came from Southampton University's unique Ford Collection of Official Publications. It includes scans of original census data for the years 1821, 1831, 1842, 1851, 1861 and a range of primary documents on topics relating to law, agriculture, poor relief, religion and trade. The bibliographic records and searchable PDFs are now available for a large majority of the collection through the University of Southampton Library webcat.

29. FreeERIC

Education Resources Information Center (US): The ERIC database contains over a million bibliographic citations to a broad collection of education-related resources, from government reports to journal articles. Other materials include conference proceedings, project and program descriptions, curriculum guides, bibliographies, and more.

30. FreeEspacenet

European Patent Office: Espacenet offers free access to more than 70 million patent documents worldwide, containing information about inventions and technical developments from 1836 to today. Includes full text of patents plus translation facility.

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