Diploma of Library and Information Services: Websites

For students studying Certificate IV in Library and Information Services and the Diploma of Library and Information Services

Online Reference Tools

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  • Acronym Finder
    A database of over 4 million acronyms, abbreviations and meanings.
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • CIA World Factbook
    Provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Country Profiles
    Provides facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of almost 240 countries and economies.
  • Dictionary.com
  • Infoplease -General Reference source
    Website published by Pearson Education publishers. Target audience is secondary school students. Facts and figures on world history and events, very strong coverage of United States of America.
  • OECD iLibrary​
    Provides access to statistical publications, reports and working papers produced by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).
  • Oxford Reference
    Search over 300 Oxford Reference titles, including English Language dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias and subject specific reference works.

Australian Government Websites