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1. FreeParliament of Australia

Parliament of Australia: The website includes links to Hansard, Bills, committees and publications as well as ParlInfo, the Parliamentary Document Repository. Information about curent and historical parliaments (including links to Australian state and territory parliaments), elections and referendums, publications and key Internet links are available through the Parliamentary Library link.

2. Onsite(CDROM)Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Islander Studies: This electronic edition is based on the two volume printed Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia which can be located in the Reference Collection in the Main Reading Room at RFq

3. FreePANDORA: Australia's Web Archive

National Library of Australia: PANDORA is a growing collection of copies of Australian online publications, established initially by the National Library of Australia in 1996, and now built in collaboration

4. FreeParlinfo (Parliament of Australia)

Parliament of Australia: Provides an index and full text access where available to the proceedings and documents produced by the Parliament of Australia, the Senate and the House of Representatives

5. FreeDesign and Art Australia Online

University of New South Wales: Design and Art Australia Online (DAAO) is a collaborative e-Research tool built upon the foundations of the Dictionary of Australian Artists Online. Design and Art Australia

6. FreeAtlas of living Australia

: to provide more comprehensive and accessible information on Australia's biodiversity. It aims to enable anyone to locate, access and combine information on all aspects of Australian

7. FreeWestern Australia Topographic Maps

Landgate: Topographic Maps of Western Australia at scales of 1:25,000, 1:50,000 and 1:100,000. Also includes a coverage index.

8. 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.

9. FreeAusPat Patent Search Database Australia

IP Australia: Searchable database of Australian patents dating back to 1904. The full text of patent applications is available via the AusPat database, managed by IP Australia, the Australian

10. FreeScreen Australia: Industry statistics, strategy and research

Screen Australia: on audiovisual markets, co-production partners and comparison indicators of feature film production for Australia and over 50 other countries.

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Our research guides

"Federation Research Guide"

A guide to the collections of Federation-related material held by the National Library of Australia and elsewhere

"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

"Australian electoral rolls"

A guide to Australian electoral rolls held by the National Library of Australia. Includes both federal and state electoral rolls.

"Mura Gadi : a guide to manuscript, pictorial and oral history materials relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the National Library of Australia"

Mura Gadi is an online guide to significant manuscripts, pictures and oral histories in the National Library of Australia relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples prior to 2003. Although it does not list the many books, periodicals and other publications in the Library relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, these materials can be found using the Library's online catalogue at http://www.nla.gov.au/catalogue/

"Australian topographic maps"

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

"Australian Birth, Death and Marriage Records Research Guide"

A guide to Australian Birth Death and Marriage records held at the National Library of Australia.

"Australian literature"

A guide to researching Australian literature at the National Library of Australia. Includes references to print publications held at the Library and selected websites.

"Australian companies"

A guide to researching Australian companies at the National Library of Australia. Includes information on both printed and online resources.

"Biography Research Guide"

A guide to researching biography at the National LIbrary of Australia. Includes resources available for research both Australian and overseas people.

"Convicts"

Research guide highlighting collection material and online resources relating to all areas of convicts in Australia.

"Australian Newspapers Research Guide"

A research guide to the Australian newspaper collections of the National Library of Australia. Includes Australian printed, online and digitised newspapers.

"Pacific Research Guide"

Provides a general description of the Pacific-related materials held at the National Library of Australia and highlights some of our treasures in this area.

"Indian emigration passes to Fiji 1879-1919"

A description of the microfilm collection held at the National Library of Australia containing the records of those Indians who went to Fiji as indentured labourers.

"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.

"Statistics Research Guide"

A guide to finding sources of statistics at the National Library of Australia. Refers to both Australian and overseas statistics. Includes material held in print, microform and online formats.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"Australian Indigenous language collections"

A guide to Australian Indigenous language material held in the Manuscript collections of the National Library of Australia. Arranged by State and Territory and then alphabetically by language group. Descriptive information relating to the various manuscript collections containing language material is included.

"Family history"

A research guide to researching your family history in the collections of the National Library of Australia. Includes hints on getting started, resources available at other libraries and societies, looking for your immigrant ancestors and researching convicts and military personnel.

"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.

"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.

"Torres Strait Islands Collection"

A guide to assist researchers to discover published and unpublished material at the National Library of Australia relating to the Torres Strait Islands, including Thursday Island, Near Western Islands, Top Western Islands, Central Islands and Eastern Islands.

"Standards Research Guide"

A research guide to identifying and requesting standards held at the National Library of Australia. Includes Australian and international standards, with specific reference to American, British and New Zealand standards.

"British Parliamentary Publications and Information"

A research guide to British parliamentary publications and other information held by the National Library of Australia. Includes information on bills, Parliamentary papers, reference works and other related materials.

"Australian shipping and passenger records"

A guide to immigration records and shipping-related resources held at the National Library of Australia. These cay help to identify when and how an ancestor first arrived in this country. Excludes convict and military arrivals.

"Australian Indigenous family history"

A guide to researching your indigenous family history at the National Library of Australia. Includes information on birth, death and marriage records; mission records; military records and other resources

"First World War"

The National Library of Australia has extensive holdings of material concerning Australia's involvement in the First World War. These cover all formats, including printed works, newspapers, manuscripts, pictorial, oral history, realia and online materials. This guide aims to introduce researchers to key collections and items, as well as advise of where related material may be found that is not held by the National Library.

"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).

"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 cemetery records"

A guide to cemetery records held at the National Library of Australia. Includes references to printed works, newspapers, microform and online sources. Types of sources mentioned include burial certificates, church registers, civil death certificates, council and private cemetery registers/records, funeral director or undertaker records, monumental inscriptions (listings of gravemarkers, memorial plaques and monuments) and newspaper funeral notices.

"Australian Joint Copying Project"

The Australian Joint Copying Project or AJCP is a collection of historical material relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific dating from 1560 to 1984. The material has been drawn from records held in the United Kingdom and microfilmed. This guide contains descriptions of the contents of the AJCP handbooks, the material contained in the AJCP,and the related microfilm reel/s,

"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.