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1. FreeAgreements, Treaties and Negotiated Settlements (ATNS)

Indigenous Studies Program, The University of Melbourne: The Agreements, Treaties and Negotiated Settlements database (ATNS) is an online gateway to a wealth of information relating to agreements between indigenous people and others in Australia and overseas. The database offers a range of features including background information on each agreement; links to related agreements, organisations, signatories and events; a glossary of relevant terminology as well as direct access to published and on-line resources.

2. FreeAustralian Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments

Australian Government Information Management Office: This is a whole-of-government single point of access (portal) that provides access to Internet-based government information and services across federal, State, Territory and Local levels.

3. FreeAustralian Government and Politics Database

University of Western Australia: Provides information on Australian government and politics at both state and Commonwealth level. Information includes state-wide and nation-wide electoral results, party listings, governments information including premiers and prime ministers, party compositions within the State and Commonwealth parliaments. Information on current politics and government is presented, but the database also contains the historical information presented in the four print volumes compiled by Colin Hughes called 'Handbook of Australian government and politics' covering the years 1890-1999.

4. FreeAustralian Policy Online

Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology: Policy Online is a research database and alert service providing free access to full text research reports and papers, statistics and other resources essential for public policy development and implementation in Australia and New Zealand.

5. OnsiteAustralian Public Affairs Full Text APAFT

RMIT Publishing: Australian Public Affairs - Full Text is an online collection of scanned images of articles from more than 500 Australian journals indexed in APAIS, the Australian Public Affairs Information Service produced by the National Library of Australia. Key topics include environment, globalisation, history, industrial relations, immigration, politics, social policy, public health and national identity. Key journals include Australian Aboriginal Studies, Australian Health Review, Australian Historical Studies; Communication, Journal of Industrial Relations, Journal of Australian Political Economy and Oceania. Commenced as the Australian Public Affairs Information Service or APAIS in 1945; online availability dates from 1978; full text (as APAFT) dates from 1995. Early issues of APAIS from 1952-1977 are held in the Main Reading Room of the National Library at RF 016.3 AUS.

6. FreeAustralian State and Territory Parliamentary Databases

: This site is a gateway to the parliamentary websites for all States and Territories. From the parliamentary websites it is possible to access a range of information including links to Hansard (records of debates of the legislative assembly), Bills (legislation currently before parliament), Speeches by members, biographical information about members of parliament, reports of standing and select committees and additional information such as resources for students and teachers and live broadcasts of sittings.

7. OnsiteBibliography of Indonesian Politics and Economy - BIPE

RMIT Publishing: Covers Indonesian politics, government, economy, political culture and demography. Original source material is usually in either English or Indonesian.

8. LicencedChatham House Online Archive. Parts I and II 1920-2008.

Gale Cengage Learning: Contains nearly 90 years of research, expert analysis and commentary, subject indexed briefing papers, special reports, pamphlets, conference papers and monographs from the archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). Provides full text access to the leading academic journal International Affairs and the magazine The World Today. Additionally, the archive offers unique access to thousands of hours of audio recordings of Chatham House lectures, and their fully searchable transcripts. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

9. LicencedChina Academic Journals (Web)

China National Knowledge Infrastructure: This resource indexes thousands of research level Chinese language periodicals published in the People's Republic of China. Areas covered include economics, politics, law, humanities, engineering science, agriculture, medicine, and electronics. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

10. FreeCongress.gov

Library of Congress: The official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It replaces the previous website known as THOMAS.

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"United States congressional publications and information"

A guide to United States congressional publications held at the National Library of Australia. Refers to documents held in both print and online formats, including the microfiche collection of documents from the United States Government Printing Office (SUDOC collection).

"Australian politics and government"

Information on material relating to Australian politics and government held at the National Library of Australia. Includes references to both print and online resources at all levels of government; Federal, State and Local.

"League of Nations"

A guide to the publications of the League of Nations held by the National Library of Australia. Includes advice on researching, locating and requesting this material from the Library. Also includes information on associated material of interest.

"Government gazettes Research Guide"

A guide to finding information in both Australian and overseas government gazettes held at the National Library of Australia. Refers to both print and online publications.

"United Nations"

A research guide to collection material related to the United Nations within the National Library of Australia. Contains information about the United Nations and links to publications and indexes.