AustLit indexes current publications to provide an up-to-date record of Australian literature and criticism, including works of fiction and poetry, writing for the theatre, biographical and travel writing, writing for film and television, criticism and reviews. The indexing schedule is determined by the level of Australian content published. Journals are indexed either quarterly or annually; newspapers on a weekly or monthly basis. AustLit also provides biographical and historical information about the people and organisations associated with the works covered.
AustralianPlays.org offers the combined catalogues of Australia's leading theatrical publishers together in one place. Provided are free extracts of scripts where available and access to the full text of over 1200 titles.
Black Short Fiction and Folklore from Africa and the African Diaspora is the most comprehensive collection yet created of stories from Africa and the African Diaspora, offering short stories and folktales, ranging thematically from oral traditions that date back many hundreds of years to contemporary tales of modern life. In addition to these works, the database includes complete runs of selected literary magazines, such as Kyk-Over-Al and The Beacon.
Black Women Writers celebrates the many voices of women from Africa and the African Diaspora. Offering fiction, poetry, and essays from three continents and 20 countries, the database gives an unparalleled view of black women’s struggles through time. The database features over 105,490 pages.
British Literary Manuscripts Online presents facsimile images of literary manuscripts, including letters and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, and other literary works, and similar materials. This collection is published in two parts. The Library has access to one part: British Literary Manuscripts Online, c. 1660-1900
Online bibliography and digital archive covering a range of vibrant colonial writing. Examines the history of Australian popular or genre fiction from the early to late colonial period. Operates as a major reading, research and teaching resource. It makes available a wide selection of popular colonial publications, many are now rare and out of print. Texts are imaged and presented in their original format.
Literature Online is the leading online resource for the study and teaching of literature in English. The collection contains more than 350,000 works of poetry, drama and prose, over 350 full-text literature journals, and key bibliographies, biographies, reference works and student guides.
This collection presents some European travel writing manuscripts from the later medieval period. Contains medieval manuscripts from libraries around the world and dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries. Includes journey accounts to central Asia and the Far East, Mongolia, Persia, India, China, South-East Asia and the Holy Land.
Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels is the first ever scholarly, primary-source database focused on adult comic books and graphic novels. Here are the works of artists both celebrated and overlooked, alongside interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this artform. The Library has access to volumes I & II of Underground & Independent Comics.