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History: Australia

Australian history resources

Reference works are books and other materials that provide information on a specific topic. Examples include dictionaries, encyclopaedias, almanacs, and handbooks. They are often consulted for background information, to clarify concepts, or to find specific facts or details on a subject, and may provide useful bibliographies for further reading.

If you can't find something relevant in the list above then go to Search and copy the following search (replace australian politics with your own keywords): australian politics AND (handbook OR companion OR encyclopedia OR encyclopaedia OR dictionary)

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If you'd like to go browse the shelves, some relevant locations are listed below. Otherwise you can search for books (print and electronic) in Search.
Australian history 994
Gold rush - history 994.5031
Indigenous culture 306.0899915
Early Australian history to 1788 994.01
Period of settlement and growth, 1788-1851 994.02
Period of development and self government, 1851-1901 994.03
Period of gold discovery and consolidation, 1851-1891 994.031
1891-1901 994.032
Period of Commonwealth, 1901- 994.04
1901-1922 994.041
1922-1945 994.042
1946-1966 994.05
1966- 994.06
1966-1972 994.061
1996-1999 994.066
2000- 994.07

In History there are, broadly speaking, two types of databases. Those you use to find primary sources and those you use for journal articles. For primary sources look at the Primary Sources library guide.    

For journal articles, books, theses, conference papers and more:




For more, look at the full list of History databases. You may also find some of the Australian studies databases useful