background preloader

Reference Collection

Facebook Twitter

Open Journal Systems. Historical Software Collection : Free Software. This collection contains selected historically important software packages from the Internet Archive's software archives.

Historical Software Collection : Free Software

Through the use of in-browser emulators, it is possible to try out these items and experiment with using them, without the additional burdens of installing emulator software or tracking down the programs. Many of these software products were the first of their kind, or utilized features and approaches that have been copied or recreated on many programs since. (historic software, vintage software, antique software) For this initial collection, we've hand-selected a few dozen ground-breaking and historically important software products, many of whom started entire industries or pioneered new genres of programs. While they lack the later features and graphics of modern counterparts, these programs were either big sellers at the time or recognized as first of a kind. They are now a single click away in a browser. Australian painters.

John Glover (1767-1849), Australian landscape with cattle: the artist's property Patterdale, c. 1835, oil on canvas.

Australian painters

Image courtesy of the : an2253188. When the first artists arrived in colonial Australia from Europe in the late 18th century, they were confronted by images and scenery the likes of which they had never seen: ...the whole appearance of nature must be striking in the extreme to the adventurer, and at first this will seem to him to be a country of enchantments.Thomas Watling, Letters From An Exile in Botany Bay, To His Aunt in Dumfries, 1794. Famous Australian Poets and Poems. Encyclopedia of Australian Science. Australian Academy of Science - Interviews with Australian scientists. Nobel Laureates and Country of Birth. Note: The country of birth refers to the name of the country at the time when the Nobel Laureates were born.

Nobel Laureates and Country of Birth

For instance, to look for Nobel Laureates born in India you need to include also British India, British India (now Bangladesh) and India (now Pakistan). Austria, Germany, Poland and Russia are other examples of countries where the borders have changed. Australian Olympic Committee: Olympian Search. Every Australian Olympian and their Games results can be found here.

Australian Olympic Committee: Olympian Search

Simply type in the athlete name and search. For more advanced searches, you can use the drop down boxes to filter by Gender, Medal type, Sport, and Games. Sport Australia Hall of Fame - Legends of Australian Sport. 2013 Induction & Awards Dinner News Feed 5th Feb 2014 Search Legends of Australian Sport.

Sport Australia Hall of Fame - Legends of Australian Sport

Australian History: Post Federation: Sporting Achievements. During the century of world wars and the Great Depression, Australia achieved great heights in sporting achievements.

Australian History: Post Federation: Sporting Achievements

These are the main highlights of significant Australian performances. Sir Donald Bradman - Sir Donald Bradman is arguably the greatest cricketer of all time. His statistics are incredibly superior to anyone else even to this day. Prime Ministers of Australia. Factsheets · Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. Do you know which former prime minister was nicknamed ‘Tosspot Toby’ by The Bulletin because of his love of good food and wine?

Factsheets · Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House

Or which one used to work as a miner before he was prime minister? Australia's PMs - Australia's Prime Ministers. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following may contain images and voices of deceased persons.

National Portrait Gallery, Canberra - Portraits. Welcome to the National Portrait Gallery's collection search.

National Portrait Gallery, Canberra - Portraits

The National Portrait Gallery's collection contains portraits depicted in a wide variety of media; paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photographs. Copyright Statement By utilising the National Portrait Gallery Collection Search you agree to accept the conditions of use in relation to the Copyright Act as stated below: The National Portrait Gallery respects the rights of artists and copyright holders. Australian Biography. ADB Home - Australian Dictionary of Biography. Historical Gallery. An Online Gallery of 30,000 Items from The British Library, Including Leonardo da Vinci's Notebooks And Mozart's Diary. (Click image to enlarge) This past December, we wrote about the British Library’s releasing “over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose.”

An Online Gallery of 30,000 Items from The British Library, Including Leonardo da Vinci's Notebooks And Mozart's Diary

For those who enjoyed this treasure trove of historical content, we bring more good tidings: the British Library also has a freely accessible online gallery, numbering some 30,000 items. The vast digital collection includes books, ancient maps, and priceless prints. Turning the Pages (accessible version) - Leonardo Notebook: Introduction. Audio 'This is to be a collection without order, drawn from many papers, which I have copied here, hoping to arrange them later each in its place, according to the subjects of which they treat.' Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Leonardo is describing how, in the house of Piero di Braccio Martelli in Florence, in the year 1508, he began the collection of short treatises, notes and drawings, which now makes up the Leonardo Notebook in the British Library. LIFE photo archive hosted by Google.

Home - Primary Source. World Digital Library Home. Social Studies Theme Units. Cultural Institute. Kids & Schools, CFA - Country Fire Authority. Bushfire Education. David Rumsey Historical Map Collection. Queen Victoria Online Scrapbook. Learning Commons. Students - People and Places. Search Results. ChronoZoom. ChronoZoom is an educational tool for teachers and students who want to put historical events in perspective. A great many resources have been created already in ChronoZoom for your enjoyment and enlightenment. Start Exploring Use ChronoZoom to get a perspective of the extensive scale of time and historical events relative to what happened around the world. Become an author yourself! Simply log on with your social networking credentials to record your unique perspective or tell a story that needs to be told. New Teacher Resources.

The trip to Mount Everest, Himalayas. From editor Every time Dima goes on a photo trip to shoot mountains, our entire team impatiently awaits for the news from the front lines. That's right, from the front lines, because Dima traditionally finds all sorts of adventures in the mountains. Welcome to Google Lit Trips! the flagship project of GLT Global ED an educational nonprofit. Population Pyramid of Haiti in 2010 — Historical Dictionary. Media History Digital Library - Online Access to the Histories of Cinema, Broadcasting & Sound.

Constitute. F Energy Resources Library. Oresome Resources - Minerals and Energy Education. Bubonic plague - Lists. Avalon Project - Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy. Urban Legends Reference Pages. List of common misconceptions. Australian Dress Register. IUB Writing Tutorial Services Pamphlets. Each pamphlet deals with a specific writing situation. Most pamphlets are available in html and pdf versions. To read the pdf versions, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Please note that the pdf versions are formatted to be printed front and back on legal-length paper which is then folded into thirds, creating a pamphlet like those which students and faculty members can also pick up in WTS in the Information Commons on the first floor of the Wells Library. Faculty members may contact WTS to order paper copies for their classes; call 855-6738. Arab Gateways. CAN - Collections Australia Network - Home. 100 Great Nonfiction Books. Browse All. The Field Book Project: Home.

What is a field book? Field books or field notes are primary source documents that describe the events leading up to and including the collection of specimens or observations during field research. Famous Artworks exhibition. Children's Myths, Fairy Tales, etc. (Bookshelf) The Virtual Learning Resources Center indexes thousands of the best academic information websites, selected by teachers and library professionals worldwide, in order to provide to students and teachers current, valid information for school and university.

RefSeek - Academic Search Engine. Community Site. Welcome to INFOMINE: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections. ERIC – World’s largest digital library of education literature. CiteULike: Everyone's library. BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine): Basic Search. About ARC. Subject Guides. The Nobel Prize Internet Archive. Online. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Encyclopedia Titanica : Titanic Facts, Survivors Stories, Passenger and Crew Biography and Titanic History. The Encyclopedia of Television. Academic Kids Free Online Educational Encyclopedia.

Encyclopedia of Psychology - Psychology Websites. World Statistics, Country Comparisons. 15 Great Dictionary Websites. Australian inventions - Lists. The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags In Education. The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags. The Story of Mathematics - A History of Mathematical Thought from Ancient Times to the Modern Day. News Archive Search. A Google Alternative Safe Search Engine for Students.

Infoplease: Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Biographies, Dictionary, Thesaurus. Free online reference, research & homework help. — Cooltoolsforschools - home. Songwriter's toolbox. BIO. Omniglot : the guide to languages, alphabets and other writing systems. Health Statistics. Agriculture. My Favourite Scientist - Nottingham Trent University. Drug Information Portal - U.S. National Library of Medicine - Quick Access to Quality Drug Information. Timeline: 30 Years of Liberating Literature. The ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) receives reports from libraries, schools, and the media on attempts to ban books in communities across the country.

Reference, Facts, News - Free and Family-friendly Resources - Academic Resources. Literary Awards Australia provides results from over 250 of the worlds leading book awards. Winners. Shortlists. Longlists. Authors. Books. News Service. 100 Films From Books We Love / Life / The Best 100 Closing Lines From Books. The Best 100 Opening Lines From Books. Encyclopedia of Life - Animals - Plants - Pictures & Information.

Animal Diversity Web. Great Websites To Develop Students Vocabulary. Technology has made it dead easy to learn a foreign language. TechNyou. Aesop's Fables Home - For School and Family - 335 Fables with internal searching.