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Featured databases

Carter's price guide to antiques

Prices on antiquities, antiques, collectables, retro, vintage and 20th century design, from 1500 BC to the present day.

Illustrated London News

Online access to the entire run of the Illustrated London News, 1842 to 2003. 

Australian Public Affairs Full Text

Access journal articles from published material, covering business, health, current affairs,, law, literature, and more.

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