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Thomson Gale: The Making of the Modern World : The Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature (Part 1: 1450-1850 and Part II: 1851-1914) is the most comprehensive collection in existence for the study of early economic, political, business, and social history, and for researching the literature of economics from this period. The Making of the Modern World digital collection presents more than 62,400 titles from the period 1450-1914. It focuses on economics interpreted in the widest sense, including political science, history, sociology, and special collections on banking, finance, transportation and manufacturing. Available for document delivery to Ausralian libraries.
Gale Group: Commenced in 1822, providing analysis and commentary on the weeks news and society at large. Early issues contained colourful information on murders, mysteries, theatre, sport and politics. Despite similarities in name, it was an entirely separate paper from The Times until 1967 when they came under common ownership of Times Newspapers Ltd. Today it remains editorially independent from The Times with its own remit and perspective on events. The National Library also provides access to The Times Digital Archive 1785-2007. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Gale Group: The Times Digital Archive has millions of articles from the London Times. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching. Cross searchable with other Gale products via the Gale NewsVault. The National Library also provides access to The Sunday Times Digital Archive 1822-2006.
Gale Group: Online edition of Water: Science and Issues (2003). Covers all important water science concepts and current issues and highlights major historical developments and key figures Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
World Book, Inc.: Full text of the World Book Encyclopedia, in either the Americas Edition or the International Edition, with links to other resources.
Gale Group: Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices provides information on current religious practices around the world with an emphasis on how religions impact the daily lives of their followers. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
London: Europa Publications: World of Learning provides access to global institutions of higher education and learning, and to the people who work within them. There are over 30,000 universities, colleges, schools of art and music, libraries, learned societies, research institutes, museums and art galleries. Covers every important library giving the number of volumes held and outstanding features of the collection. Details more than 200,000 staff and officials. Professors at major universities are listed by name, together with the subjects in which they specialize. All entries provide: Name; address; telephone and fax numbers, e-mail and internet addresses; principal personnel; activities and publications, where available. Completely revised and updated throughout the year.
Beijing wan fang shu ju gu fen you xian gong si wan fen shu ju dian zi chu ban: China local gazetteers currently contains over 20,000 volumes of Chinese chorographic books, covering 31 provinces and autonomous regions. The database provides detailed geographic and historical records of provinces, prefectures, cities, and smaller district administration units. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Koseisha: Index to periodical articles published in Japanese, including those in former Japanese colonies, and including local periodicals not present in many other indexes. Coverage is from 1868 onwards. Merges data from various composite periodical indexes by Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan.