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Readex and American Antiquarian Society: Covering American history and literature through the colonial period to 1800, this database is a full-text digitisation of the microform set, Early American Imprints, Series I (1639-1800), which was itself based on the American bibliography of Charles Evans and enhanced by Roger Bristol's Supplement to Evans' American bibliography. For decades, the collection has served as the definitive resource of information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America, including agriculture, foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, slavery, temperance and witchcraft. Also available on microform in the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Readex: Covering every aspect of American life during the early decades of the United States, Early American Imprints, Series II (1801-1819) provides full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first nineteen years of the nineteenth century. The continuation of Readex's Early American Imprints: Series I, this is a rich primary source database, based on the authoritative bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker. Also available on microform in the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Readex: A part of 'America's Historical Newspapers' collection, this series features images and full-text content from over 710 historical American newspapers. Based largely on Clarence Brigham's History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820, it concentrates primarily on the 18th and early 19th centuries. Also available on microform in the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
EBSCO: Subjects covered include agriculture, education, fine arts, general works, geography, anthropology, recreation, history, language and literature, law, library science, medicine, military and naval science, music, philosophy, psychology, religion, political science, science, social sciences , and technology.
Informit: A bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles that provide international coverage on management, environmental, packaging and building topics. Subject coverage includes strategic and financial management techniques, human resources, Asian economies, energy efficiency, recycling, packaging trends and methods for glass, plastic, metal and paper, and building products and trends. Packaging issues for end use markets such as food and beverages are also included. Source documents include selective, informative and practical articles which are abstracted and sourced from approximately 80 journals.
Queensland Family History Society: The Emigrants from Hamburg to Australasia 1850-1879 database provides an index to over 40,000 passengers departing from Hamburg for ports in Australia and New Zealand between 1850 and 1879. Additional information may be found in the original series of books on which this is based, compiled by Eric and Rosemary Koppitke between 1990 and 2006. The books are located in the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room reference collection.
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Islander Studies: This electronic edition is based on the two volume printed Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia which can be located in the Reference Collection in the Main Reading Room at RFq 994.0049915 E56.
Informit: A bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles on the environment and related fields. Source documents are selected from approximately 300 journals published in Australia and overseas. Subject coverage includes air pollution and quality, environmental protection and management, hazardous wastes, recycling, waste management and disposal, water pollution, environmental assessment, and pollution control. Pre-February 1998 data includes planning, heritage, urban design and town planning subject coverage.