Social Sciences

The National Library of Scotland Maps site contains many high-resolution, colour, zoomable maps. The maps are mainly of Scotland and date from 1560 to 1970.
NationalMap is an online map-based tool. It allows easy access to spatial data from Australian government agencies. Various datasets can be overlaid and explored on the map.
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.

Open Library collects details of published books. It also holds loanable copies of ebooks including some about or from Australia. It makes audiobooks available to print for disabled people.

Map Search allows layering of various historical Australian maps over current maps. It provides an interactive way of exploring how places have changed over time.
Project Gutenberg is an online library of free eBooks. It largely contains books that are in the public domain. These have been digitised by volunteers.
AusGIN provides Australian geological and geophysical data. It also gives information about mineral resource exploration.
The National Archives of Australia collects, preserves and provides access to Government records. Many records are available online for professional research or personal interest.
First Languages Australia promotes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages. The site contains educational resources including an interactive languages map.
AusPat is a database containing Australian patent applications. It allows for search of patents and subscription to cases of interest.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics collects and analyses statistics for the Australian government. They publish statistical information including census data.
Historical Panoramas features panoramic photographs of Perth and Fremantle. These panoramas show how Perth has developed over a period of more than 150 years.