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Oxford University Press: 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 2013 there were approximately 58,700 biographies of men and women who died in or before the year 2009.
Oxford University Press: 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.
Oxford University Press: 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.
Oxford University Press: Oxford Reference Online covers the following subjects in a single cross-searchable resource: language (dictionaries, grammar, abbreviations, proverbs); general reference (quotations, English place names, first names, world encyclopedia); art and architecture; classics; history; literature; military history; mythology and folklore; performing arts; politics and social sciences; religion and philosophy; economics and business; law; biological sciences; computing; earth and environmental sciences; food and drink; medicine; physical sciences and mathematics. 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.
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.
Johns Hopkins University Press: Project MUSE provides online access to over 400 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 100 scholarly publishers. Project Muse provides access to the complete content of every issue - including all charts, graphics and images. Coverage includes and up to 10 years of backfiles for selected titles are available.
ProQuest: ProQuest Asian Business and Reference offers detailed information on companies, economies, markets, and overall business conditions throughout the Eastern Hemisphere. A great deal of information on international trade is available as well. Coverage is from 1972- and includes: News and current awareness sources Frequently updated full-text coverage of political, social, economic, cultural, financial, and business news stories at national and regional levels from key newspapers, magazines, and journals. Country information and statistics Political, economic, social, and business profiles; guides and outlooks; core national and regional statistics; frequently updated economic, financial, and demographic series and analysis. People and institutions Organizational, directory, and biographical information for national government, the civil service, and business and cultural organizations. Policy and analysis National and regional level full-text archive of white papers, government documents, journals, and legislation, complete with selected topic analysis. A mobile interface is available for this database at: http://m.search.proquest.com
Oriprobe Information Services, Inc: Started in June 1946 and a current circulation of 3 million, People's Daily is the most influential and authoritative newspaper in China. It is the official voice of the central government of the People's Republic of China For the last over 60 years, the People's Daily has published daily issues that provide the single location where the central government and the Communist Party of China announce their respective policies and disseminate governmental, political, and economic messages to the public and the world. Most importantly, since its inception the newspaper has been the true barometer of the political climate of Chinese society on a daily basis. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
EBSCO Publishing: The Serials Directory provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. This database contains over 182,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers, historical data for an additional 20,000 titles and data from over 85,000 publishers worldwide.
Gale: The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media. The earliest newspapers in the collection date from 1603 and in total it contains almost 1 million pages and approximately 1,270 titles. It includes the major newspapers and periodicals published in London, as well as English provincial titles, newspapers from Scotland and Ireland, plus some 18th century American newspapers. Many of the Burney newspapers are well known, but many pamphlets and broadsides also included have remained largely hidden. Cross searchable with other Gale products via the Gale NewsVault. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.