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11. LicencedJapan Knowledge Lib

Net Advance Inc: Reference tool portal on Japan. It contains a wide variety of encyclopaedias and dictionaries, including both historical and contemporary sources. Dictionaries on languages are of another strength. Also includes the journal Bungei Kurabu Meiji-hen. Highly recommended for students as well as established scholars.

12. LicencedMacquarie Dictionary: Australia's national dictionary online

Macquarie Dictionary Publishers: The Macquarie Dictionary was first published in print in 1981 and has been online since 2003. It is now nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English. The online service gives you access to the Macquarie Dictionary Sixth Edition and the latest edition of the Macquarie Thesaurus plus annual updates. It also includes a range of useful resources such as a grammar and punctuation guide, common abbreviations, measurements and their various equivalents and the Australian Word Map.

13. LicencedMargaret Gee's Australian celebrity contact directory

Margaret Gee Publishing: A listing of over 10 000 high profile Australians in various fields of endeavour, including media, arts, literature, business, education, fashion, food and wine. Information provided includes full name and description of celebrities, contact mailing address, street address, contact name, company name, telephone and fax numbers, email address, web address and any other pertinent contact details.

14. LicencedMasterFILE Premier

EBSCO publishing: MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags. Also provides PDF backfiles for selected titles in some cases as far back as 1975. Also contains links to other Ebsco databases including Business Source Premier, Academic Search Complete, Health Source Nursing/Academic, Australia New Zealand Reference Centre, and Consumer Health Complete. These databases are updated daily. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

15. LicencedOxford English Dictionary

Oxford University Press, OUP: The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through millions of quotations from a wide range of international English language sources, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

16. LicencedOxford Reference

Oxford University Press, OUP: Over 2 million entries from reference works (dictionaries, encyclopaedias) published by Oxford University Press in over 25 subject areas. Content ranges from short-entry, general reference to more in-depth articles on specialized subjects. Major reference works which are searchable in this collection include: The Australian Oxford Dictionary, The Oxford Companion to Australian History, Oxford Dictionary of Art, Who's Who in the Classical World, Dictionary of Ecology, Dictionary of Computing, Dictionary of British History, Who's Who in the Twentieth Century, Dictionary of World History, Oxford Companion to American Literature, Oxford Companion to Shakespeare, Concise Medical Dictionary, Oxford Companion to Music and Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries. Not all content in this service is available due to licensing or publisher restrictions. Ask a Librarian https://www.nla.gov.au/askalibrarian for more information.

17. FreeWorld Wide Web Virtual Library

: The WWW Virtual Library (VL) is the oldest catalogue of the Web, started in 1991. It comprises a large collection of links to high quality internet sites in many subject areas.

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"Ebooks: a guide to finding ebooks at the National Library of Australia"

Provides information on how to access ebooks in various formats at the National Library of Australia. Includes information on National Library ebooks, subscription collections and the Ebsco ebook service