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This historical newspaper database provides researchers with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Includes historical local, regional and national news. Includes 22 titles; time period covered 1832 - 1953.
Trial dates: 11 September - 9 November 2017
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Over 400,000 pages of fulltext searchable newspapers, the titles were selected for its breadth of coverage, diversity of viewpoints, and historical significance. Includes 10 titles - India (8); Pakistan(1) and Sri Lanka (1); published in English, Bengali and Gujarati.
Trial dates: 28 September - 27 October 2017
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Full text access to all current Australian Standards, Joint ISO/Australian Standards, NZ/Australian Standards, current draft Australian Standards and amendments to Australian Standards. The platform identifies standards and/or codes of practice referenced in Australian Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation and provides links to the relevant legislation through SAIConnect. Search for international equivalents of Australian Standards, for example from ISO, IEC, EN, ANSI and BSI. Abstracts only are available for international standards.

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Part of the Gale Collection containing primary source material from the long 19th century across a range of subject areas.
This collection focuses on the arts and includes playbills, scripts, scores, personal letters and papers, meeting minutes and financial records.
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Discover a unique and personal view of events in the Australasian region from the arrival of the first settlers through to Australian Federation at the close of the nineteenth century.
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This collection of India Office Records from the British Library, London contains royal charters, correspondence, trading diaries, minutes of council meetings and reports of expeditions. It charts the history of British trade and rule in the Indian subcontinent and beyond from 1600 to 1947.
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Discover the world of theatre through this collection of 18th century plays, enriched with social and biographical context.
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Explore the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples on the colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia.
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Access a single, integrated search across all primary source collections included in the Gale Primary Sources platform. The platform includes 17th, 18th and 19th century British newspapers and select periodicals as well as material related to 19th century British theatre and music, children's literature, and maps and travel literature.
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Browse and search the complete content, current to four weeks ago. Pages from all editions are included.
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The 19th century saw an explosion of maps of all varieties and as the Age of Cartography progressed, maps and travel became synonymous with scientific discovery, exploration, industrialization, imperialism, and literacy. From collections including British Library, National Archives (UK), Bryn Mawr University, and University of Alberta.
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Discover a complete searchable copy of every issue of The Economist from 1843 to 2013.
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Explore an archival resource containing a collection of rare magazines by and for servicemen and women of all nations during the First World War. Over 1,500 periodicals written and illustrated by serving members of the armed forces and associated welfare organisations published between 1914 and the end of 1919 are included.
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