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1. FreeArchive of the Royal Society

Royal Society Publishing: The Royal Society is the world's oldest scientific publisher and its archive is the most comprehensive in science. Its journal archive, comprising more than 69,000 articles and dating back to 1665 is available online and all articles more than 70 years old are permanently free to access. Titles covered include the following: Biographical Memoirs, Biology Letters, Interface, Interface Focus, Notes and Records, Open Biology, Proceedings, Proceedings A, Proceedings B, Philosophical Transactions, Philosophical Transactions A, Philosophical Transactions B.

2. LicencedAustLit: the Australian literature resource

: AustLit is a searchable, scholarly source of authoritative biographical, bibliographic, critical, and production information about Australian writers and writing. It also documents the publishers, newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals that make this work known. Material dates largely from the arrival of European print culture in Australia (c.1788) to the present. However, pre-1788 works, are included, as are references to the pre-colonial and continuing storytelling cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

3. LicencedAustralian Book Review Online

Australian Book Review: Australian Book Review (ABR) is Australia's oldest literary review. Created in 1961, it publishes reviews, essays, commentaries and creative writing. It has a national scope and is committed to highlighting the full range of critical and creative writing from around Australia. ABR Online can be read on any device with web-browsing capabilities, including desktop computers, laptops, iPads, tablets and smart phones. It offers full access to digital content, including back issues, extended information on contributors and an index that currently covers issues back to 2000. Selective coverage of articles back to 1994/95 is available in APAFT. Indexes for older issues can be found in the print version of ABR, and it is also indexed in AustLit and APAIS.

4. FreeKids Book Review

: A childrens literature and book review site that supports and features authors, illustrators and publishers Australia wide and internationally. Includes news, reviews, interviews, articles, guest posts, events, specialist literacy articles and much more.

5. LicencedLiterature Resource Center

Gale Cengage Learning: Provides a resource for research on literary topics, authors, and their works. Its coverage includes all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world. Includes full-text scholarly articles from more than 360 academic journals and literary magazines as well as excerpts from scholarly monographs, literary correspondence and diaries, book reviews, author profiles. Also provides access to Gale's Literary Index, a master index to the major literature products published by Gale. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

6. LicencedMasterFILE Premier

EBSCO publishing: MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags. Also provides PDF backfiles for selected titles in some cases as far back as 1975. Also contains links to other Ebsco databases including Business Source Premier, Academic Search Complete, Health Source Nursing/Academic, Australia New Zealand Reference Centre, and Consumer Health Complete. These databases are updated daily. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.

7. OnsiteThe Source a guide by subject to children's literature, poetry and short stories

Magpies Magazine Pty Ltd: The Source is a searchable bibliographic database to children's literature by subject from around the world with an emphasis on Australian and New Zealand books. It includes references to both out of print and current material. It is the work of Kerry White, a significant contributor to the study of Australian children's literature. It includes contributions from Magpies Magazine and others.

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"Book reviews and literary criticism; print resources"

A guide to looking for for book reviews at the National Library. Contains reference to print resources held by the Library only.