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Benezit Dictionary of Artists

With over 190,000 entries on artists from antiquity to the present day and featuring regular updates, Benezit is one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources on artists in the English language. Entries are clear and concise, and Benezit contains thousands of auction records, museum holdings, and bibliographies. In addition to its outstanding scope and depth, two features in particular make Benezit unique among art reference works: its superb coverage of obscure artists and the inclusion of images of artists’ signatures, monograms, and stamps.

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Books in print

Books In Print is the world's largest, unbiased and web-based bibliographic resource. Find the title you’re looking for quickly and easily, using this comprehensive database of books, ebooks, audio books, and video titles. It has expanded search options which enable you to find recommendations based on books you have read, authors you like, and topics that interest you. Books in Print Global Edition includes publications from Australia, U.S.A., Canada, Europe and the U.K.

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Classical Music Reference Library

Classical Music Reference Library brings together more than 40,000 pages of essential reference materials, spanning the entire history of Western classical music, in a unified online database.

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Classical Scores Library

Classical Scores Library contains hundreds of thousands of pages of the most important classical music scores. The Library has access to Volumes I, II & III of the Classical Scores Library.

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ConnectWeb is Australia's leading publisher of biographical data, directories and specialist newsletters. The Library subscribes to selected titles hosted on this platform.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

A register of the people, industries, corporations, research institutions, scientific societies and other organisations that contributed to Australia's scientific, technological and medical heritage. Includes references to archival materials and a bibliography of historical published literature. Explore the role these people and organisations played in transforming science into processes and practical outcomes influencing our lives and contributing to the development of our nation. Find out where they worked, who they worked with, what they worked on and what they achieved.

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Europa World Plus

Europa World Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year Book and the Regional Surveys of the World : Far East and Australasia. First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

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European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

This bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

The Gale Virtual Reference Library delivers access to selected ebooks and reference works published by Gale and their publishing partners.

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Global Plants

Global Plants, previously titled Plant Science, is an online environment bringing together content, tools, and people interested in plant science. Covering the world’s largest database of plant type specimens which when complete will contain an estimated 2.2 million specimens, over 175,000 scientific research articles and other content dating back hundreds of years, including reference works and books, correspondence such as the Kew’s Directors' Correspondence containing hand-written letters and memorandum from the senior staff of Kew from 1841 to 1928 and more than 20,000 paintings, photographs, drawings, and other images. Users can create a "MyPlants" account, which enables you to save many of your actions on the JSTOR Global Plants site, including links to objects, image measurements, and zoomed in views.

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International Studies Online

The International Studies Compendium Project, published in association with the International Studies Association, is available as International Studies Online. Based on The International Studies Encyclopedia, this resource is the most comprehensive reference work of its kind for the fields of international studies and international relations.

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Macquarie Dictionary and Thesaurus Online

The Macquarie Dictionary Online is constantly updated with new words as they enter the Australian language. This online service gives you access to the latest edition of the Macquarie Dictionary and the latest edition of the Macquarie Thesaurus plus annual updates

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Oxford Dictionaries. Arabic

Oxford Dictionaries is an extensive, integrated, smart-linked one-stop English language resource. It offers quick-search access to definitions of words, phrases, and idioms, with expert guidance on style, usage, grammar, and spelling; plus specialist guides for legal and technical writing. The Library has access to the Arabic-English and English-Arabic dictionaries and related tools and resources.

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Oxford Dictionaries. Chinese

Oxford Dictionaries is an extensive, integrated, smart-linked one-stop English language resource. It offers quick-search access to definitions of words, phrases, and idioms, with expert guidance on style, usage, grammar, and spelling; plus specialist guides for legal and technical writing. The Library has access to the Chinese-English and English-Chinese dictionaries and related tools and resources.

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Oxford Dictionaries. Spanish

Oxford Dictionaries is an extensive, integrated, smart-linked one-stop English language resource. The Library has access to the Unabridged Spanish / English bilingual dictionary, and the Spanish monolingual dictionary.

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

An illustrated collection of over 50,000 biographies of the men and women who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond.

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Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world

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Oxford Index

The Oxford Index enables you to search across Oxford's digital academic content - including reference entries, monographs, journal articles, and books - with a single click, and find related content every step of the way. The Library does not have full text access to all of the Oxford products searched by the Oxford Index. You will be able to view the full text content of material purchased or subscribed by the Library.

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Oxford Reference

Oxford Reference is the home of Oxford’s quality reference publishing. The collection provides quality, up-to-date reference content at the click of a button. The University of Melbourne subscribes to selected titles from this large collection of materials.

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Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law (OSAIL)

Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law contains full-text online editions of market-leading reference works and treatises published by Oxford University Press. The books are fully searchable and linked by the Oxford Law Citator.

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SAGE Knowledge

SAGE Knowledge offers an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more. The Library has purchased selected titles only.

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SAGE Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods is a research methods tool which links SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. SAGE Research Methods Cases is a collection of case studies of real social research that faculty can use in their teaching. Cases are original, specially commissioned, and designed to help students understand often abstract methodological concepts by introducing them to case studies of real research projects.

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Please note SCANfile is no longer updated. SCANfile will remain available on Informit as an archive database. SCANfile, produced by the CSIRO Corporate Library and Information Service, is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles on science/technology policy and R&D/general management.

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Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf (International)

Developed and edited by Dick Spinelli, this collection brings together various reference works and tools for law librarians into one central database.

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Very Short Introductions

Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.

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World biographical information system

World Biographical Information System Online (WBIS Online) is the most comprehensive biographical database available. Based on the digitization of K. G. Saur's Biographical Archives, it compiles biographical articles from printed reference works published from the 16th to the 21st century, and reproduces these original documents as facsimile images on the screen. NOTE: The Library has access to the following sections of WBIS: American Biographical Archive I ; Archives Biographiques Françaises I ; Archivio Biografico Italiano I ; British Biographical Archive I ; Deutsches Biographisches Archiv I

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World Higher Education Database

WHED is a service provided by the International Association of Universities (IAU) where you can find comprehensive information on higher education systems and credentials in 184 countries and over 18,000 higher education institutions. Basic search options by institution, country, people and field of study are free to everyone.

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World Who's Who

The comprehensive, newly-expanded World Who's Who brings together current and hard-to-find biographical information on more than 60,000 of the most gifted, famous and influential men and women in all fields.

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