Digital books and eResources

University of Melbourne, University Library, Digital Collections

The Cultural and Special Collections includes the following material online:• Architectural Atelier Drawings• Library’s Special Collections – includes the Australian Medical Journal 1856-1921• Map Collections – Historic maps from around the world. Emphasis is on Australian and historic maps• Programs…

Mercantile Navy List and Maritime Directory Online

The Mercantile Navy List, compiled by the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, was published from 1849 until 1976 (with a gap 1941 to 1946, during World War II). This list is the official, comprehensive listing of all merchant vessels…

Lloyd’s Register of Ships online

This site has a table with links to volumes of Lloyd’s Register of Ships which have been scanned by Google Books and The Internet Archive. These fully searchable volumes date from 1764-1899 (with gaps). The Registers can be searched by…

State Library South Australia

The State Library offers many opportunities to explore and discover areas of the State’s history, your family history, special and digital collections and more. Digital Collections – Showcases selected items from the State Library’s collection with a particular focus on…

New Zealand Electronic Text Collection

The New Zealand Electronic Text Collection (NZETC) of Victoria University of Wellington provides open access to significant New Zealand and Pacific Island texts and materials. The collection contains over 1,600 texts which are available in several formats including Epub, PDF,…

My Leicestershire History

This site is a free and fully searchable online repository of photographs, films, sound recordings, and books about the history of Leicester and Leicestershire.  The extensive online collections include:•  BBC Radio Leicester – The BBC Radio Leicester Sound Archive comprises…

Connected Histories – British History Sources 1500-1900

This site brings together 25 major digital resources for Britain. It offers sophisticated searches by names, places and dates. There is a short video guide to introduce you to the key features. Many of the sites are free sites. Those…

National Library of Scotland

National Library of Scotland The Digital Gallery allows you to view digitised material from the collections including thousands of maps 1560-1928, medical history of British India, golf in Scotland 1457-1744, photographs and much more. There is also online access to…

SA Memory

An online gateway to South Australian culture and heritage. This multimedia website focuses on the South Australian experience. It illustrates and interprets themes to highlight South Australia’s people, places, issues and events from the colony’s beginnings to contemporary times. A selection…