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Gale: Spotlighting a distinguished array of historic atlases, gazetteers, travel narratives and a variety of maps, the Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature archive presents unique insight into the age of cartography and the rise of leisure travel. The materials focus on travel and exploration during the nineteenth century, including a myriad of sketch maps created during colonial exploration and expansion. Includes both European and non-European travel narratives. Cross searchable via Artemis Primary Sources. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Gale Cengage learning: Using a wide array of primary source documents, serials, books, manuscripts, diaries, reports and visual materials, Women Transnational Networks focuses on issues at the intersection of gender and class from the late 18th century to the era of suffrage in the early 20th century, all through a transnational perspective, The collection contains deep information on European and North American movements, but also expands its cope to include collections from other regions, including Australia. Researchers and scholars will find rare content related to social reform movements and groups, high and low culture, literature and the arts, immigration, daily life, religion and more. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Gale Cengage Learning: 19th Century UK Periodicals is a database using content from the British Library, the National Library of Scotland,the National Library of Australia, and many other sources, to make available digitised versions of key 19th Century UK Periodicals. For the over 180 periodicals currently available, every front page, editorial, article, poem, recipe, advertisement and classified ad that appeared within their pages for the time period available is accessible. Users of the database will be able to search every word on every page. To be released in 5 series, the National Library currently has access to Series 1: New Readerships: Women's, Children's, Humour and Leisure/Sport, and Series 2: Empire: Travel and Anthropology, Economics, Missionary and Colonial. Cross searchable with other Gale products via the Gale NewsVault. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
NK News: An independent, privately owned specialist site focused on North Korea. Content includes news, news aggregator, intelligence analysis, travel reports, and other data about North Korea.
OECD: OECD iLibrary (full text coverage beginning 1997) is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and comprises monographs, periodicals, and statistical databases. Subjects include agriculture and food; education and skills; emerging economics; employment; energy; enterprise, industry and trade; environment and sustainable development; finance and investment; general economics and future studies; goverance; international development; nuclear energy; science and information technology; social issues and migration; statistics sources and methods; taxation; territorial economy; transition economics; and transport. Major book and periodicals available in full-text include OECD Factbook, Education at a Glance, OECD Economic Outlook and OECD Economic Surveys. Avaialble for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Oxford University Press, OUP: The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is the national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century. The Dictionary offers concise, up-to-date biographies written by named, specialist authors. Portraits of subjects are included. As of 2015 there were approximately 59,500 biographies of men and women who died in or before the year 2011. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
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.
Gale: This collection contains a large portion of the archives of the British run municipal police force based in Shangai's former International Settlement. The most extensive coverage is provided by the Special Branch dossier files, which date from 1929-1945. Other documents include supporting reports, handbills, translations of Chinese press coverage and clippings from the English Language press. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.