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U.S. Census Bureau: The International Data Base (IDB) is a computerized data bank containing statistical tables of demographic, economic, and social data for all countries of the world. The Summary Data section allows you to click on the name of a country and view vital statistics (birth rate, death rate, growth rate, infant mortality rate, fertility rate, life expectancy), and population estimates and projections (for 1950 to 2050). You may also download the database and software to use the database. There is more information here than in the summary data, and provisions are available for generating tables, maps, graphs, charts, and lotus spreadsheets.
RISM: Online database of over 700,000 mainly manuscript music sources, comprising the works of over 25,000 composers. The manuscripts date from after 1600 and are preserved in the libraries and archives of 32 countries. Data has come from the RISM (Repertoire International des Sources Musciales) publication Series A/II: Music manuscripts after 1600, previously available in print and CDRom formats.
A comprehensive Web database designed to provide a one-stop site for librarians to locate Internet resources related to their profession.
Universities of Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford: ILEJ, the 'Internet Library of Early Journals' was a joint project by the Universities of Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford, conducted under the auspices of the eLib (Electronic Libraries) Programme. It aimed to digitise substantial runs of 18th and 19th century journals, and make these images available on the Internet, together with their associated bibliographic data. The project finished in 1999, and no additional material will be added.
: An annotated collection of high quality Internet resources, contributed by volunteers and librarians. Websites and resources are selected to maintain a broadly representative collection of websites for information, reference and research. The site is constantly updated.
Heritage Council of Ireland: The Irish Archives Resource enables researchers/users to search for publicly accessible archival collections that are located in Ireland. It contains contains web links from each descriptive entry to repository home pages, detailed item level finding aids, databases, or digital objects.
This database contains details of Irish convicts who were transported to New South Wales in the period 1788-1849, passenger lists of ships carrying Irish convicts, and links to other resources.
Irish Family History Foundation: This site contains the largest collection of parish records for Ireland that are searchable online. A search for individuals may be conducted for all of Ireland or for particular counties or locations. A fee is required to view the record.
Royal Irish Academy: Irish History Online is an authoritative listing of what has been written about Irish history from earliest times to the present. It lists writings on Irish history published since the 1930s, with selected material published in earlier decades. It includes bibliographic information on books and pamphlets, articles from journals published in Ireland or internationally, and chapters from books of essays, including Festschriften and conference proceedings.
: Transportation records of convicts departing from Ireland 1788-1868. These records are not complete. This index contains references to records on microfilm held on Open Access in the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room. The microfilm are also known as the Irish Gift, being a gift from the government of Ireland to Australia on the occasion of the Australian Bicentenary in 1988.