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Age Library Edition

The Age Library Edition replicates every page, article, photo, table, advertisement and cartoon published in the printed edition. The content can be searched and read in image or text view. The Age "true to print" content is available from 2006 and is updated regularly.

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Ancestry Library Edition

Key resource for genealogical research. Databases include Australian convict index, Australian electoral rolls, United Kingdom census records, British Army World War One pension records, United States census records and much more.
SLWA Guide to Searching Ancestry.
Please contact your local WA public library for details on how you can access this resource at your library.

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APAFT: Australian Public Affairs Full Text

Australian database focusing on the business, law and health sectors plus social issues. Search for articles in journals published by various Australian genealogical and historical societies such as Early Days (Royal Western Australian Historical Society) and Descent (Society of Australian Genealogists).

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Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)

The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) provides free internet access to Australasian legal materials. People are mentioned in relation to court cases, land transactions, share ownership, etc. This includes access to Victorian Government Gazettes 1836-,  Superior Courts of Tasmania (pre-1900), Case Notes 1824-1842, Law Reports New South Wales 1880-1900 and Tasmanian Law Reports 1897-1940, New South Wales Gazettes, and much more.


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British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive is a partnership between the British Library and Brightsolid Online Publishing formed to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library's vast collection.
Please note that you will need to register by creating your own login and password

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British Newspapers 1600 - 1900

Combined searching of the 17th - 18th Century Burney Collection and 19th Century British Library Newspapers 

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CHRONICLES: The Australian Chronicles

A useful resource for genealogists, historians and researchers for locating biographical information on Australians.

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Discovery

The National Archives (UK) holds over 11 million historical government and public records, one of the largest archive collections in the world. From Domesday Book to modern government papers and digital files, our collection includes paper and parchment, electronic records and websites, photographs, posters, maps, drawings and paintings.

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EBook Library (EBL)

A collection of over 120,000 non-fiction ebooks you can read online, or download and read offline on a mobile device. Subjects include travel, cooking, sport and much more.
You must be a registered member of the State Library of Western Australia to access the EBL, and you will need to log in with your membership barcode even if you are in the Library.
Find out more about the EBook Library (EBL) and see our ebook information guide for help.

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EBSCO

A suite of databases, mainly full text, aimed at public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries. Coverage ranges from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases.
Access EbscoHost using your mobile device.

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Findmypast

Findmypast is a major family history eresource with collections from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India and the United States. It includes census records, passenger lists, births, marriages and deaths, court records, wills and more. Use the drop-down box to select the country you wish to search.
SLWA Guide to Searching Findmypast
Findmypast is only accessible onsite at the State Library.

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Gale NewsVault

Gale NewsVault allows you to search across all the following newspapers: 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers, 19th Century British Library Newspapers Parts 1 and Parts 2, Illustrated London News and the Times Digital Archive.

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Illustrated London News Historical Archive (1842-2003)

The introduction in 1842 of The Illustrated London News marked a revolution in journalism and presented  a vivid picture of British and world events.  Explore more than a 150 years of the world's first fully illustrated weekly newspaper, reproduced in high-quality colour facsimile images.

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Irish Newspaper Archives

The Irish Newspaper Archive contains over 6 million pages in over 500,000 issues of Irish Newspaper publications spanning back as far as 1763. The contents of all issues are fully text searchable and reflect the full context and layout of each page.
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Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers Parts I & 2

Over 2 million pages from 19th century newspaper titles held in the British Library. Newspapers were selected from all over Britain including Ireland, Scotland and Wales as well as England.

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Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers

19th Century U.S. Newspapers is a full-text searchable, facsimile-image database which provides access to primary source newspaper content to historical events, daily life and 19th century American culture.  Content and images is drawn from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S.

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

An illustrated collection of more than 57,000 specially written biographies of the men and women from around the world who shaped all aspects of Britain's past.

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Post Office Directories (Western Australian, The)

The post office directories published by H. Pierssené and then by H. Wise & Co. are an invaluable source of information for anyone who is doing family history or research on Western Australia during the period 1893-1949.

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Seventeenth - Eighteenth Century Burney Collection Newspapers

Nearly 1 million pages of rare 17th and 18th century material published in Britain and the colonies including pamphlets, broadsides and newspapers.

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Sydney Morning Herald Archives 1955 - 1995

Search all articles, captions, birth, death and marriage notices and advertisements in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald between 1955-1995. Full-text results are returned in an exact digital reproduction of the printed pages as they were originally published.

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The West Australian Archive Digital Editions

A digital archive edition of the West Australian newspaper covering July 2004 until yesterday. It contains the same content, editorial and photographic material that you’ll find in the printed version with the exception of The West Magazine and commercial inserts which are not included.***Access is via a public PC or express machine. Please book a PC on the Ground Floor. ***

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Times Digital Archive 1785 - 2008

Find every page published in The Times newspaper over a 200 year period, covering political, legal, business and social news. It includes all articles, editorials, birth and death notices, advertisements, illustrations and photographs.
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Trove

Explore Trove for digital content and information on collections around Australia. The Digitised newspapers section includes searchable historic newspapers up to 1954. You can also explore photographs, maps, archives, catalogues and much more.

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Who's Who and Who Was Who

Who’s Who: the essential directory of the noteworthy and influential in every area of public life, published worldwide, and written by the entrants themselves. Who Was Who, an invaluable historical archive going back to 1897, which includes the entries of over 100,000 people, now deceased, who were included in previous editions of Who's Who.

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