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1. FreeACTMAPi - ACT Government online interactive maps

ACT Government: Multi-layered online mapping, imagery and land information for the Australian Capital Territory. Allows for customised maps to be created and printed.

2. OnsiteAntique Map Price Record

Old Maps.com: Antique Map Price Record includes the most up-to-date information on the antique maps market. The database currently contains over 20,000 entries of recent dealer and auction records, representing over 1,000 mapmakers. This data was compiled from the offerings of over 100 dealer and auction catalogs, representing the quickest way to investigate map prices and study trade in cartographic materials. The database will be continually updated, with both historical data and new information. Click on the "Search PriceFinder" link at the bottom of the page to conduct advanced searches.

3. LicencedAusGeoRef

American Geological Institute: AusGeoRef is a subset of the GeoRef database published by the American Geological Institute. It contains more than 170,000 bibliographic references to Australian geoscience literature and is regularly updated. References are drawn from journal literature, meeting proceedings and abstracts, books, reports and maps. References contain complete bibliographic information and URLs for documents published on the web.

4. FreeAustralian Mines Atlas

Geoscience Australia: Provides an authoritative understanding of Australia's known mineral and energy (solid fuel) assets, mines and production/processing centres (existing and planned). The Atlas is continually being updated with new mineral resource, location data and company web links

5. OnsiteAustralias national geosciences, minerals and petroleum reference database - AESIS

RMIT Publishing: This database includes Australian-generated published and unpublished documented materials over the full range of the geosciences, minerals and petroleum. From 1979 it also covers material published on continental Australia by non-Australian sources. Source documents include over 600 journal titles, monographs in series, books, conference papers and proceedings, technical reports, maps, theses, and unpublished and open-file reports predominantly from the State Geological Surveys and Department of Mines and Geoscience Australia.

6. FreeBoodjar Nyungar Placenames in the South-West of Western Australia

University of Western Australia: The South-West of Western Australia covers the general area south of Geraldton and west of Esperance and Nungarin. This website provides the history and meanings of indigenous placenames in the area

7. 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.

8. FreeGeoscience Australia : Place Name Search

National gazetteer for Australia and offshore territories. Search over 300,000 geographical names for location and spelling as well as links to Geoscience Australia mapping products. Also provides sheet number and name for the 1:100,000 map series. The Gazetteer of Australia is compiled by Geoscience Australia and is part of the Geoscience Australia website.

9. FreeGeoscience Portal

A portal which provides links to state, territory and federal government geoscience agencies and information, including the national site Geoscience Australia. Each state and territory website includes links to online databases, maps, exploration information, legislation and other resources. Geoscience Australia which is linked from this page, is Australia's national agency for geoscience research and geospatial information. The Geoscience Australia website provides information on mapping, place names, aerial photography, satellite imagery, geology and minerals. It also includes many online maps and datasets to use and download

10. FreeGriffith's valuation

: Provides access to Griffiths valuation, the first full scale valuation of property in Ireland. Users can search by family name, or by county, barony, union or parish to locate their ancestor. A Place Name search is also available. Once a person is located, a user can view and zoom in on maps showing all the townlands with map references as stated in Griffiths

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Our research guides

"Aerial photographs"

This guide outlines the scope of the aerial photograph collections held at the National Library of Australia. It also provides guidance to users in how to locate the photographs through the online catalogue and topographic map sheet indexes.

"Australian maps for family historians"

A guide to how to use and find maps in the National Library of Australia to research family history. This guide covers pastoral and squatting maps, county and parish maps, real estate and sales plans.

"British and Irish maps for family historians"

This guide suggests map resources to try when researching British or Irish origins at the National Library of Australia. Maps suggested include gazetteers, Ordnance Survey maps of Britain and Ireland, early maps and atlases of Britain and Ireland, early maps and atlases of London and other towns.

"Australian topographic maps"

A research guide to identifying and locating topographic maps in the collections of the National Library of Australia.

"Overseas Series Mapping"

A Research Guide providing information on the National Library of Australia's collection of overseas maps in series. Also contains information on how these may be identified and requested via the catalogue, index or gazetteer.