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This dictionary is home to words known as Playground Slang. It began simply as a collection of slang children used in school to describe their world. Over time the collection has expanded to carry nearly 3,000 terms including colloquialisms and idioms etc.
World's largest listing of newspapers on the web, searchable by country and then by publication.
Council of Heads of Australian Faunal collections: Provides a way to discover more about Australias diverse fauna by allowing virtual access to the collections of many of Australias museums at all levels. It allows researchers to interrogate the collections of contributing museums simultaneously, across various geographic areas and time periods, to provide an Australia wide picture for fauna.
: A website containing information on the latest activities of the Australian Parliament, including Senate debates and House debates. Also includes information on the members of the Senate and House of Representatives. Comments by users of the website on the actions of government and individual members are also included.
Origins Network: Online access to ancestral information on British Origins and Irish Origins, plus expert Scottish Old Parish records for research on Scots origins, dating back to the 13th century. Includes marriage registers, wills, court and apprentice records, as well as downloadable images of original maps and plans.
Oxford University Press: The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is an illustrated collection of 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past, from the fourth century BC to the year 2000.
Oxford University Press: The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through millions of quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.
Oxford University Press: Grove Music Online, Encyclopedia of Popular Music, The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music are all searchable within Oxford Music Online, a gateway that offers users the ability to access and cross-search Oxford's music references in one location. Content is continually being added and revised. Multimedia links to audio and video recordings are also available.
Oxford University Press: Oxford Reference Online covers the following subjects in a single cross-searchable resource: language (dictionaries, grammar, abbreviations, proverbs); general reference (quotations, English place names, first names, world encyclopedia); art and architecture; classics; history; literature; military history; mythology and folklore; performing arts; politics and social sciences; religion and philosophy; economics and business; law; biological sciences; computing; earth and environmental sciences; food and drink; medicine; physical sciences and mathematics. Major reference works which are searchable in this collection include: The Australian Oxford Dictionary, The Oxford Companion to Australian History, Oxford Dictionary of Art, Who's Who in the Classical World, Dictionary of Ecology, Dictionary of Computing, Dictionary of British History, Who's Who in the Twentieth Century, Dictionary of World History, Oxford Companion to American Literature, Oxford Companion to Shakespeare, Concise Medical Dictionary, Oxford Companion to Music and Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.
A subject guide to Australian and international statistical resources on the internet. The resources record mostly current data, but some historical statistics are also included. There are substantial links to Australian Bureau of Statistics resources, and international statistics by country or region through Offstats and UNESCO Statistical Databases. Topics covered include economic and trade statistics, population, education, census data, health statistics and links to statistical agencies.