E-resources and databases
starting with "N"
- NAACP Papers
The digitised archive of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP):
- NAACP Papers: Board Of Directors, Annual Conferences, Major Speeches, And National Staff Files: ProQuest’s digitisation of the NAACP Papers begins with the central organizational records: thousands of pages documenting important meetings, monthly reports to the board of directors, and the association’s annual conferences. This module also collects special reports by NAACP officers and committees on issues including the Ku Klux Klan, discrimination in public employment, the depiction of Blacks in motion pictures, economic equality, the church and civil rights and the changing attitudes of Black youth.
- NAACP Papers: The NAACP’s Major Campaigns— Education, Voting, Housing, Employment, Armed Forces: The Education files in this module document the systematic assault on segregated education that culminated in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. Fighting for voting rights was one of the NAACP’s earliest major campaigns; the 1916-1950 files document the NAACP’s campaign against the “white primary,” discriminatory registration practices and the “grandfather clause.” The armed forces portion of this module is an exceptionally rich documentary source on African American military service between 1918 and the early 1950s.
- NASA e-Books
Access hundreds of free e-books about aeronautics, science and space history via this NASA webpage. These books were placed online over the last decade and show how central the space program was during the 20th century. Besides regularly offering access to new publications, the NASA webpage also offers access to out-of-print books, and recently digitised series from the NASA Headquarters Historical Reference Collection via the new NASA HQ Historical Reference Collection.
- Nash Sovremennik Digital Archive
Established in 1956 in Moscow on the basis of the Maxim Gorky-founded literary journal Al’manakh, Nash Sovremennik was published under the auspices of the RSFSR Union of Writers and was one of the most popular and well-respected Soviet literary periodicals. Though largely faithful to Marxist-Leninist precepts since its founding, during the last years of the Soviet Union the journal underwent dramatic ideological reformulations, moving away from communist orthodoxy to Russian neo-Slavophile conservatism and patriotism that fiercely opposed Western political and literary trends on ideological grounds. Led by Stanislav Kunyayev since 1989, the journal has become an important literary and journalistic vehicle for Russian conservatives and traditionalists, attracting such political and literary figures.
- National Database for Research into International Education
Managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), this database contains details of books, articles, conference papers and reports on various aspects of international education from publishers in Australia and abroad.
- National Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations in Taiwan 臺灣博碩士論文知識加值系統
Abstract, index and reference information (in both Chinese and English) of the theses and dissertations approved by the Ministry of Education of Taiwan since 1956.
- National Index to Chinese Newspapers and Periodicals (1833-2010)
This index covers nearly all Chinese newspaper and periodical resources published from 1833 to the present. It includes Late Qing Dynasty Periodical Full-text Database (1833～1911), Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911～1949), The North-China Daily News & Herald Newspapers and Hong Lists (1850～1951) and more.
Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions. Nature also provides rapid, authoritative, insightful and arresting news and interpretation of topical and coming trends affecting science, scientists and the wider public.
- Naver news library
This full-text database contains 4 major newspapers in South Korea: Kyonghyang Sinmun (1946-1999), Tonga Ilbo (1920-1999), Maeil Kyongje (1966-1999), and Han'gyore (1988-1999).
- Naxos Music Library
A music streaming service primarily for classical music but also has Jazz, Blues, World, Folk, Contemporary Instrumental, Pop, Rock, and Spoken word. The Library’s coverage includes music notes, cover artwork, track-lists, instrumentation, publisher information, libretti, and synopses of more than 700 operas. Naxos also provides composer and artist biographies, definitions of musical terms, and analyses of selected compositions.Maximum of 5 users are allowed to access this service at anytime. Please LOGOUT and disconnect from the service immediately after use.
- Nei ge da ku dang an
The Archives contains over four thousand Ming (1368-1644) documents and more than three hundred thousand volumes of Ch’ing (1644-1911) archival materials, including imperial decrees, edicts, memorials, tribute document, examination questions, examination papers, rosters of successful examination candidates, documents from the offices of the Grand Secretariat, documents from the offices for book compilation, and old documents from Mukden. Memorials make up the bulk these documents.
- New Oxford Shakespeare
The New Oxford Shakespeare presents an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare's works, containing Modern Critical Edition (Modern spelling for reading and study), Critical Reference Edition (Original spelling for literary and bibliographic research), and Authorship Companion (Essays on questions of authorship and chronology across the Shakespearean canon).
- New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
This dictionary contains entries written by the world’s most influential economists, including Nobel Laureates. In addition to "classic" and foundational articles, it also includes entries on topical issues such as health economics and the economics of the Internet.
- New Pauly online
Encyclopaedia of antiquity with detailed coverage of the ancient world from the prehistory of the Aegean to late antiquity (600-800 CE). It features the complete sets of both Metzler's Der neue Pauly and Brill’s New Pauly, with regular updates when new translations become available. It contains German entries and indices accessible through English.
- New Westlaw AU
Provides access to Australian cases, legislation and commentary, including the case citator and digest, FirstPoint; authorised law reports, including Commonwealth Law Reports and Federal Court Reports; leading practitioner journals such as Australian Law Journal; legislation and commentary, updated to reflect current law; and The Laws of Australia encyclopaedia.
- New York Times with index (ProQuest historical newspapers)
The Historical New York Times with Index provides search capability using subject terms and topics for focused and targeted results in combination with searchable full text, full page, and article-level images from the Historical New York Times. Coverage is from 1851 to 2018.
- New Zealand & Polynesian Records from Colonial Missionaries, 1838-1958
This collection contains records compiled by the United Society Partners in Gospel (USPG), a UK-based Anglican missionary organisation that operates around the world. From the 18th to the early-20th century, the USPG went by the name of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG).
Anglican missionaries first arrived in New Zealand and Polynesia in the 17th century, their mission was to spread the gospel to the indigenous Māori and Polynesian people. The arrival of Europeans disrupted traditional ways of life.
This collection includes letters, journals and supplementary material composed by the SPG’s New Zealand and Polynesian branches during the period 1838-1958. These documents contain a wealth of information, including: progress of the mission, relations with the indigenous Polynesians, the geography of the land, and insights into how monetary grants were spent.
- Nikkei Telecom 21
Provides access to full text articles from major Japanese newspapers since 1985. It also gives access to real-time news; financial market updates, and corporate data on a wide range of Japan's listed and unlisted companies.Password available only by contacting email@example.com
- Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets
Throughout the nineteenth century, pamphlets were an important means of public debate, covering the key political, social, technological, and environmental issues of their day. Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets, created by Research Libraries UK (RLUK), contains the most significant British pamphlets from the nineteenth century held in research libraries in the United Kingdom.Authorised for ANU alumni access
- Nineteenth Century Collections Online
Gale Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a multi-year global digitisation and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the nineteenth century.
The ANU has access to six modules: Asia and the West, British Politics and Society, British Theatre, Music and Literature; Religion, Reform and Society; Science, Technology and Medicine: 1780-1925 pt.2; and Women: Transnational Networks.
- Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
Providing access to over a million pages of primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, the collection features full text content and images from numerous newspapers across the United States. It depicts American culture and daily life with an emphasis on the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, western migration and Antebellum era life.Authorised for ANU alumni access
- Nineteenth-Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
Parliamentary Papers are the most detailed primary source for nineteenth-century Britain, its colonies, and the wider world. They are the working documents of government for all areas of social, political, economic, and foreign policy. They influenced public opinion and social and political philosophy, and provided a forum for the ideas of hundreds of thinkers, among them Jenner, Arnold, Trollope, Mill, Faraday, Babbage, Telford, and Brunel. This comprehensive collection includes all of the papers issued by the House of Commons between 1801-1900 in all formats, including: bills, reports of Royal Commissions, reports of select committees, accounts and papers and command papers.
- Nixon Years, The, 1969-1974
From a British, European and Commonwealth perspective, these files allows the researcher to assess Nixon's handling of numerous Cold War crises, his administration's notable achievements, as well as his increasingly controversial activities and unorthodox use of executive powers culminating in Watergate and his resignation.Authorised for ANU alumni access
- North China Herald Online
The English language newspaper, North China Herald, is the prime source for the history of the foreign presence in China from around 1850 to the 1940s. Published in Shanghai, it was the official journal for British consular notifications and announcements of the Shanghai Municipal Council.
- Nuclear arms and weapons of mass destruction: Global Perspectives, 1945–1996
Beginning at the end of World War II and continuing through the Cold War period and beyond, tools of radioactive, chemical, and biological warfare played a role in many of the 20th century's most significant events. From the Cuban missile crisis to the Gulf War, the development, proliferation, and containment of weapons of mass destruction shaped technology, international conflicts, politics, and more. This collection of primary source documents was curated by a U.S. government organization that became part of the CIA as part of a program monitoring media from around the world and translating the material into English.
- NZLII (New Zealand Legal Information Institute)
A collection of free legal databases of New Zealand case law, legislation, journals and other legal materials pertinent to the New Zealand jurisdiction. It is a source of reported and unreported cases and is linked to other Legal Information Institute pages including AustLII and WorldLII.