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Provides a range of information on Australian literature resources as well as providing links to other related sites.
Lists links to a diverse to range of information on Australian science and technology resources, as well as providing a starting place for researchers in this field.
Provides a series of answers to frequently asked reference questions. Search FAQs by keyword or browse by topic.
Guide to material of interest to the family historian. Selected websites provides links to a variety of information including guides, indexes and digitised images of documents.
More: Family history sources | Selected websites
The National Library of Australia provides a series of answers to frequently asked reference questions. This page provides brief information that may be of assistance in undertaking searches for missing people or lost friends
iPad – National Library of Australia new music app offers a collection of digitised sheet music dating from 1800s through to the 1950s.
GovPubs: the Australian Government Publications Guide is a guide to selected types of Australian government publications, such as Acts, Hansards, Gazettes and Parliamentary Papers, located in Australia's National, State and Territory libraries or available on the Internet. A historical description of each publication is provided, and holdings information will enable you to locate resources in each library or online.
Offers a guide and index to useful internet sites for Australian and New Zealand maps and mapping.
Offers ways people can learn about using the National Library collections. Includes school programs and adult learning programs.
Offers a glimpse into the library's daily work, projects, Trove, exhibitions and preservation.
iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android – A fast and easy way to search the collection and to find resources whenever and wherever you are.
The Library’s oral history and folklore collection dates back to the 1950s and includes a rich and diverse collection of interviews and recordings with Australians from all walks of life.
Offers a listing of Australian and international general Internet sites for researching statistics.