Age of Exploration Archive covers five centuries of journeys across the globe, scientific discoveries, the expansion of European colonialism, conflict over territories and trade routes, and decades-long search and rescue attempts in this multi-archive dedicated to the history of exploration.
Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents covering a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history.
Australian Book Review Online Edition is an enhanced version of the magazine Australian Book Review. Created in 1961, it publishes reviews, essays, commentaries and creative writing. ABR Online Edition provides a full range of critical and creative writing from around Australia.
Books in Print provides complete bibliographical citations to English-language books, audiobooks and videos available in print today, with a comprehensive database of over 165,000 publishers, distributors, wholesalers and book agents from around the world.
The Church Missionary Society archive includes reports, correspondence and photographs of the Society, including its register of missionaries (1804-1918), annual letters of the missionaries (1886-1912) and centrally produced publications, Mercy and Truth and The Mission Hospital.
Design & Art Australia Online contains data about Australian artists, designers, craftspeople and curators. The site is a space for people to share and analyse data about Australian art and design history.
The Directory of Open Access Journals provides free peer-reviewed journals. There are over 15,000 journals available with high quality full research articles. The articles are available in a variety of languages and cover a number of subjects.
Discovery is the National Archives of the United Kingdom's database of over 11 million historical government and public records. This interface provides access to some the digitised items of their collection including document, photographs, lists, posters and maps.
The First World War Portal contains personal and printed material, military files, ephemera and artwork highlighting the experiences of soldiers, civilians and governments on both sides of the conflict coverings an array of perspectives, wartime propaganda and recruitment material.
Flipster is a digital magazine subscription comprising 29 popular best-selling titles such as Australian Personal Computer, Australian Women's Weekly, Choice, Marie Claire and Money. Available to view on your computer or mobile device for State Library of Western Australia members.
Frontier Life collection captures the lives, experiences and colonial encounters of people living at the edges of the English Empire from 1650-1920. Experience settlements across the various frontiers of North America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Gale Primary Sources provides a single search across all the State library's Historical Newspapers and Archives Unbound subscriptions, includes the Times digital Archive, British Library Newspapers and Illustrated London News.
The Historical Aerial Photography collection tracks the use and development of land. It is a helpful way of locating places in Australia from 1928 to the present. Photographs can be searched by state and are free to view.