Using the website

Explore the home page:

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  • 01Browse topics: alphabetical list of topics, linked to polls and other entries on the site.

  • 02Search the polls: search across all entries on the site, or limit the search to a particular type of entry (such as opinion poll).

  • Feature navigation pane - visible from most pages on the site:

  • 03Who was Irving Saulwick? Find out more about Irving Saulwick.

  • 04Saulwick in the Australian Data Archive: information about Saulwick poll data held by the Australian Data Archive (ADA), and how to access them.

  • 05Saulwick in the University of Melbourne Archives: information about Saulwick records held by the University of Melbourne Archives, and how to access them. Links to the itemised collection listing hosted on this site, and to the University of Melbourne's webpages.

  • 06How to use and cite this site: guide to using the website and related collections.

  • Navigation bar - visible from all pages on the site:

  • 07 About: why does this website exist?

  • 08Browse: alphabetical listings of all entries in the database, arranged by type. The types are: concepts; cultural artefacts; events; opinion polls; organisations; people; places and published resources. Also includes links to topics.

  • 09Search: another link to the search form.

  • 10Credits: people and organisations who made the website possible.
  • 11Feedback: we are continuing to develop the website - help us make it better!
  • 12Help: list of frequently asked questions.

Entry (entity) pages

Note - the example below is a mock up using multiple entry pages

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  • 01 Type, Name, Dates: type of entity the entry refers to (you can browse entries or run search queries using these types); name; and active date range. What the date range refers to varies depending on the type of entry, for example: birth and death dates (Person); or fieldwork dates (Opinion poll).
  • 02 Topics / Occupations: topics relating to the entry. For an entry type of Person this field shows occupations instead.
  • 03 Alternate names: other names that the entity is known by.
  • 04Summary and Details: information about the entity. Longer entries include an option to close hide the text of the details section from view.
  • 05Related entries: links to related entires, grouped according to type (people, organisations, events, etc).
  • 06Published resources: links to summary information and bibliographic details for publications relating to the entity. For Opinion Poll entries, this is where the links to datasets in the Australian Data Archive will be found if available. (Note: the Australian Data Archive does not hold datasets for all of Saulwick's polls.)
  • 07Digital resources: links to related digital objects. For example, in the case of Opinion Poll entries, fresh scans of the relevant poll questionnaires are being progressively added in pdf format. Having the questionnaire attached means that if you have followed a topic link to an Opinion poll entry, you can then assess the relevence of the actual question asked to your research before deciding whether to seek access to archival holdings.
  • 08Browse entries: an alphabetical listing of all entities entered in the database, regardless of type.
  • 09Look for similar: links to the lists of entries that share topics associated with the current entry.


The preferred manner of citing material from this website is:

  • eScholarship Research Centre (year of publication).
  • [Page title], Saulwick Polls and Social Research
  • Retrieved [day month year], from [URL].
  • Example: eScholarship Research Centre (2012). Using the website, Saulwick Polls and Social Research. Retrieved 30 November 2012, from

    Archival Records

    The preferred manner of citing material from the University of Melbourne Archives is:

    • Name of University of Melbourne Archives in full
    • Collection name
    • Item control number
    • Description and date of item

    Example: University of Melbourne Archives, Irving Saulwick collection, 2013.0008.0061, Poll Requests - Conservation and Environment Questions, 1989-1992.

    Archival Poll Data

    The preferred manner of citing poll data retrieved from the Australian Data Archive is:

    • Bibliographic citation, as shown on the relevent study page on the Australian Data Archive website.
    • Data retrieved [day month year], from [URL].

    Example: Irving Saulwick and Associates. Age Poll, Wave 1, 1974. [Computer File]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, 2004. Data retrieved 30 November 2012, from

    Plese refer to the copyright section below for additional conditions that apply research use and citation of Saulwick's poll data.

    For those materials in which Irving Saulwick held copyright at the time of his death, the copyright has been formally transferred to The University of Melbourne. Permission to reproduce material that falls outside this scope (for example, research reports that were commissioned by public or private agencies) should be requested of the relevant commissioning body.

    The University of Melbourne holds copyright in all Saulwick poll data. Permission to use the data is permitted in all cases, providing that research or other publications based in whole or in part on these data adhere to the following conditions:

    • Quote in full the exact wording of the survey question
    • Indicate date of data collection
    • Show the base for any percentage used
    • Acknowledge the source as Irving Saulwick and copyright holder as The University of Melbourne
    • Provide a disclaimer to the effect that those who carried out the original collection and analysis of the data bear no responsibility for the subsequent analysis or interpretation
    • User Responsibility

      Archives are generated as the by products of other activities and component items are not generally created with publication in mind.

      Use of archival material in the Saulwick collections carries an ethical resposibility to consider the moral and legal rights of persons party to or otherwise represented in the records.