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Oxford University Press, OUP: 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. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Oxford University Press, OUP: 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. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Oxford University Press, OUP: Over 2 million entries from reference works (dictionaries, encyclopaedias) published by Oxford University Press in over 25 subject areas. Content ranges from short-entry, general reference to more in-depth articles on specialized subjects. 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. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries. Not all content in this service is available due to licensing or publisher restrictions. Ask a Librarian https://www.nla.gov.au/askalibrarian for more information.
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.