New  WW1 database

Trench journals and unit magazines of the First World War

The Trench journals and unit magazines of the First World War are a unique source of information on the serviceman and woman’s experience of the war. These magazines were written by and for every type of unit from every combatant nation, including Australia, New Zealand, India, Britain, America and Canada. They contain the many voices of hundreds of thousands of men and women writing from every facet of the war.

Accounts and memoirs of a more individual history of the war and the unit’s part in it feature prominently in many journals. The journals provided an outlet for literary or creative expression and contain a vast and previously unrecognised corpus of war poetry.

This collection contains over 1,500 trench journal titles sourced from leading archives including the Imperial War Museums and The British Library.

The Trench Journals databases is now available to NSW residents from home with a current State Library of NSW Library card.

American Song

Have you checked out one of our newer databases, American Song? It’s a great resource with a large collection of historical American music. Check it out!

Music Online: American Song is a history database that allows people to hear and feel the music from America’s past. The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests and more.

Dataspace: The Final Frontier: 26th British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 26, Birmingham, UK, July 7-9, 2009, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in … Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI)

Dataspace: The Final Frontier: 26th British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 26, Birmingham, UK, July 7-9, 2009, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in … Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI)

Thisvolumecontainstheproceedingsofthe26thBritishNationalConferenceon Databases (BNCOD 2009) held in July 2009 at the University of Birmingham. The theme of the conference was “Dataspace: The Final Frontier,” a topic that onlyrecentlyrosetoattentionandshowspromiseofcrystallizingmanydisparate research threads into a new uni?ed vision for the future of databases. We were very grateful to have Michael Franklin of the University of Calif- nia, Berkeley, USA, and Domenico Laforenza of the Italian Nati

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On this day, 30th July 1818, Emily Bronte, the English author of Wuthering Heights, was born.

Emily Bronte was born in Yorkshire in 1818, her sisters were Charlotte and Anne Bronte, both famous authors. Emily died young, in 1848 of tuberculosis.

Wuthering Heights was originally published in 1847 under the pseudonym, Ellis Bell, as can be seen in this early edition. These books are from the Rare Books collection at the State Library of New South Wales.

This complex novel explores two families—the Earnshaws and the Lintons—across two generations and their homes, Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange. Heathcliff, the driving force between the action in the book, has become known as the archetype of the tortured romantic hero whose all-consuming passions destroy both himself and those around him.  

Discover more about Emily Bronte and Wuthering Heights through the State Library’s EResources,

Relevant databases include:

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Cambridge Companions Online

Literary Reference Center Plus

Literature Resource Center

JSTOR (digital archive of scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences and science)

British Periodicals

Periodicals Archive Online

These databases are freely available to NSW residents from home, with a valid Library card.

Researching Stocks and Shares

A Money Smart Week special event at the State Library of NSW.

Are you thinking of investing in the stock market? Are you already a shareholder? If you are then you’ll find this session very useful. 

You will learn how to use library resources to find company information such as annual reports, announcements, prices and floats. Bring along the name of a ASX listed company you are interested in and see what you can discover. You can even research how particular industries are faring, and which industries are on the rise. 

This event is part of the Lifelong Learning series.

The session is educational and informative only. The Library does not provide financial advice.

When: Thursday, 3rd September 2015

Time: 10.30 am to 12:30

State Library of New South Wales, Macquarie St,  meet in foyer

Skill level: basic computer and internet skills are required.

Bookings required. Cost $10


Summary: OverDrive provides access to popular titles via a mobile device app or computer internet browser.

Critical Evaluation: OverDrive has been appearing in many public libraries. Largely a host for popular fiction and nonfiction titles, the service provides access to text and audiobooks. With an easy-to-use interface, OverDrive gives patrons the power to read titles via their tablet, phone, or computer as its convenient for them. The service returns books automatically so patrons need not worry about overdue fines.

The OverDrive website also features lists of books with themes. Some examples are “Top 10 Banned Books of 2014″ and “Waiting for Go Set a Watchman? Check These Out!” Although licensing limits checkouts per period, OverDrive includes a holds system which can pass books onto the next user at it becomes available. 

The OverDrive app, in addition to being easy to use, also empowers patrons to select fonts, background colors, and font colors that are comfortable for their eyes and best suit their needs. The OverDrive website, meanwhile, includes helpful how-to’s for patrons who are less technology-savvy. Organized simply and intuitively, navigating the help section is easy for even the most frustrated individual.

OverDrive includes titles that are recent as well as less-recent titles, allowing libraries to select based on the needs of their communities.

Curriculum: All

Further Information: Overdrive’s website

Included Because: While not everyone is sold on ebooks, Overdrive provides easy access for those who do enjoy ebooks and eaudiobooks. This is a great addition to any library.

Image via Lexington Public Library.

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