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1. FreeAbbreviations.com

: A site claiming to be the worlds largest collection of abbreviations and acronymns and initialisms. Entries are organised by a wide variety of categories from computing and the Web to governmental, medicine and business.

2. FreeAustralian Key Journals: Periodicals Contents Index

Australian National University and Proquest: The Australian Key Journals Index provides access to the tables of contents of 82 Australian journals in the social sciences and humanities, from the date of their first publication to 1991. Journals indexed in the database include Adelaide Law Review, Architecture Australia, Art and Australia, Australian Book Review, Australian Economic Review, Australian Literary Studies, Australian Women's Weekly, Business Review Weekly, Federal Law Review, Journal of Industrial Relations, Overland and Westerly. The project was co-ordinated and developed by the ANU Library with University of Adelaide Library and the National Library of Australia and ProQuest Information & Learning. This version of the database is made available free of charge to students and scholars within Australia.

3. FreeAustralian Periodical Publications 1840-1845

The Australian Periodical Publications 1840-1845 component of the Australian Cooperative Digitisation Project (ACDP) provides web access to digital copies of Australian serials first published between 1840 and 1845. Fiction published during the same period has also been digitised. These titles are available as searchable text from the University of Sydney's SETIS site at http://setis.library.usyd.edu.au/oztexts/acdp.html

4. FreeDOAJ : Directory of Open Access Journals

Lund University Libraries: This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. Subjects covered include agriculture and food sciences; arts and architecture; biology and life sciences; business and economics; chemistry; earth and environmental sciences; health and medicine; history and archaeology; languages and literatures; law and political science; mathematics and statistics; philosophy and religion; physics and astronomy; social sciences; and technology and engineering.

5. LicencedFactiva [Australian and Overseas Newspapers]

Dow Jones: Factiva (Dow Jones and Proquest) provides access to global news and business information as well as full text coverage of major Australian and international newspapers and journals. Same-day news wires, company reports, investment analyst reports, market research reports, country and regional profiles, company profiles, and historical market data are also provided. Coverage of individual publications varies widely.

6. FreeGlossary National Archives of Australia

National Archives of Australia: A glossary of commonly used archival terms and terminology. For a related work, see also the Society of American Archivists (SAA) online publication 'A glossary of archival and records terminology' http://www2.archivists.org/glossary

7. FreeScienceResearch.com

Deep Web Technologies LLC: A free web portal with a meta-search approach to accessing scientific journals and public science databases. Contains citations and some full text.

8. LicencedSerials Directory

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.

9. OnsiteUlrichsweb : global serials directory

R.R.Bowker: Internet edition of Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory. An authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types, including academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers and newsletters, from around the world.

10. FreeWorldcat

: A global collection of library catalogues, providing access to the collections of over 10,000 libraries worldwide.

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"Guide to Selected Collections"

The Guide to the collections, edited by Clifford A. Burmester, was originally published by the National Library of Australia between 1974 and 1982. In it he made a survey of the library's collections by subject. This online Guide is an update of a number of the collections that appeared in the original publication, The entries give details about the individuals, families or organisations that assembled the collections, describe the size, scope and strengths of each collection, and summarise how they have been acquired, organised, catalogued or listed by the Library. While the majority of the collections described consist largely of Australian materials, there are also entries for significant Asian, European and North American collections. These descriptions are intended to complement the Library's catalogue and other finding-aids.