General and chronological works
Use the Browse function in the Catalogue to find general histories, bibliographies and encyclopedias relating to Australia. Example subject searches are:
The Main Reading Room Reference Collection
These titles are on open access in the Main Reading Room Reference Collection (see RF numbers to find items).
These and other titles can be requested through the Catalogue .
A history of Australia by Mark Peel and Christina Twomey (2011) An issue-based history of Australia with a clear chronological narrative
Australia : a readers guide edited by John Arnold et.al. (1996): a survey of books on Australia; over 1350 non-fiction titles in 10 broad categories.
AUSCHRON - A Chronology of Australian Historic & Current Events: Provides a listing of significant events in Australian history with emphasis on current happenings, and covering all topics from politics and law to the arts and sport. Available inside the National Library of Australia building only.
Australian Public Affairs Full Text (APAFT): contains full text articles and indexed references from Australian journals in the social sciences and humanities. This resource commenced in print as the Australian Public Affairs Information Service or APAIS in 1945; online availability dates from 1978.
Informit e-Library : humanities and social sciences: Provides access to full content from a range of journals, monographs and books, conference proceedings, research papers and reference materials. Registered users of the National Library can access this database from home.