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: AustLit is a searchable, scholarly source of authoritative biographical, bibliographic, critical, and production information about Australian writers and writing. It also documents the publishers, newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals that make this work known. Material dates largely from the arrival of European print culture in Australia (c.1788) to the present. However, pre-1788 works, are included, as are references to the pre-colonial and continuing storytelling cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Australian Art Auction Records Pty Ltd: Contains Australian and New Zealand art auction results. Records cover the time period from the early 1970s to the present. In total, the site includes sales results for over 338,000 works by more than 14,000 artists. A print version of this database is available at N 338.4375994 CRA (1973/75 - 2003).
John Furphy Pty Ltd: The Australian Art Sales Digest lists thousands of artists who have lived and/or worked in Australia or New Zealand.
Australian Book Review: Australian Book Review (ABR) is Australia's oldest literary review. Created in 1961, it publishes reviews, essays, commentaries and creative writing. It has a national scope and is committed to highlighting the full range of critical and creative writing from around Australia. ABR online offers full access to digital content, including back issues, extended information on contributors and an index that currently covers issues back to 2000. Selective coverage of articles back to 1994/95 is available in APAFT. Indexes for older issues can be found in the print version of ABR, and it is also indexed in AustLit and APAIS.
EBSCO: Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre includes full text of leading Australian and New Zealand newspapers and periodicals, newswires and reference books. It includes over 80,000 full-text biographies and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps and flags. Also contains links to other Ebsco databases including Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier, Health Source Nursing/Academic, Academic Search Complete, and Consumer Health Complete. These databases are updated daily. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Gale Cengage Learning: This biographical reference includes more than 550 entries focusing on artists active from 1990-2003. Individual artists and groups in all popular styles are covered, including those in rock, rhythm and blues, rap, country, electronica, jazz, vocal and crossover classical. Features include select discographies, bibliographies, a glossary of music terms, a table of best-selling music since 1990 and more. This online book is part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Also available in print (2001 edition) at RFq 780.922 B167-10 in the Main Reading Room Reference Collection.
: The Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available - from 55BC to the present. It is the successor to the Royal Historical Society Bibliography of British and Irish History, and includes all the data previously available in this Bibliography. The BBIH aims to be as comprehensive as is practical for publications since 1900. All titles included in The Royal Historical Society Bibliography on CD-ROM (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998) are included in the database (with the exception of unpublished theses).
R. R. Bowker: Comprehensive database of worldwide English language book, audiobook, and video titles. Also contains books out of print, the full Publishers Authority Database, bestseller database (spanning over 100 years) and a database of author biographies.
Gale Cengage Learning: A portal to the Gale Newspaper services including: 17-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers and British Library Newspapers (parts I - V). The time period covered by these combined collections is 1600-1950. Together they provide the full text of historic local, regional and national newspapers, newsbooks & ephemera from across the British Isles. They include newspapers from London, the English regions, home country newspapers from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. These titles present Britain in all areas, from business to sport, from politics to entertainment and the arts, and reflect the social and political developments of the times in which they were published. Also included are titles in specialist areas such as Victorian radicalism and Chartism. Cross searchable with other Gale products via the Gale NewsVault and Gale Primary Sources. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
ProQuest: Traces the development and growth of the periodical press in Britain from its origins in the seventeenth century through to the Victorian 'age of periodicals' and beyond. On completion this unique digital archive will consist of almost 500 periodical runs published from the 1680s to the 1930s, comprising six million keyword-searchable pages and forming an unrivalled record of more than two centuries of British history and culture. British Periodicals Collection I consists of more than 160 journals that comprise the UMI microfilm collection Early British Periodicals, the equivalent of 5,238 printed volumes containing approximately 3.1 million pages. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts and the social sciences. British Periodicals Collection II consists of more than 300 journals from the UMI microfilm collections English Literary Periodicals and British Periodicals in the Creative Arts together with additional titles, amounting to almost 3 million pages. Topics covered include literature, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries. A mobile interface is available for this database at: http://m.search.proquest.com