Thursday, November 20, 2008

Politics, society and culture

Launched last month by Australian Policy Online is a new site Inside Story | Politics, society and culture edited by the Institute for Social research at Swinburne University of Technology.

"Inside Story combines high-quality journalism and analysis to bring readers a distinctive view of Australia and the world." And it looks good too.

Overland which has brought us "culture that matters.....since 1954" now has an expanded web presence and is also well worth a look.

Monday, November 3, 2008

National and state libraries online resources

The Library subscribes to databases giving you access to thousands of online journals to assist your research and study, but because of license restrictions, these are available only to staff and enrolled students.

Now the National Library of Australia (NLA) and the state libraries provide access to databases for any citizen who applies for a library card from them. The various state libraries will only provide access if you are a resident of that state, but the NLA provides access to all citizens.

Apply online and once your card is sent to your home address, you may search the available databases remotely. To see what is on offer from the NLA and the state libraries, try the links below:

National Library of Australia

State Library of NSW

State Library of Queensland

State Library of Victoria

State Library of South Australia

State Library of Tasmania

State Library of Western Australia

Northern Territory Library