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1. 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.

2. FreeAustralia Council for the Arts

The Australia Council: The Australia Council is the Australian Government's funding and advisory body. Through a range of grants, it directly supports young, emerging and established artists, in the fields of: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, community cultural development, dance, literature, music, new media arts, theatre and visual arts/craft.

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. FreeAustralian Copyright Council

Australian Copyright Council: Provides access to a range of information sheets, books, news items, training programs and policy documents.

5. FreeAustralian Digital Collections

University of Sydney: A digitised collection of Australian literary an historical texts. Includes the following special interest collections which may be browsed and searched separately: Australian Co-operative Digitisation Project; Australian Federation Full Text Database; Australian Poets: Brennan, Harford, Slessor; Classic Texts in Australian and International Taxation Law; First Fleet and Early Settlement; The John Anderson Archive; Joseph Henry Maiden Botanical Texts; Journals of Inland Exploration.

6. FreeAustralian Literary and Historical Texts

A Collection of 18th, 19th and early 20th Century Australian Texts. The following institutions have provided texts and support for the advancement of this project: Australian Cooperative Digitisation Project 1840-45, Macquarie Dictionary Ozcorp Database, Scholarly Editions Centre at the Australian Defence Forces Academy, Canberra, State Library of New South Wales, Vicnet Ozlit Web Site at the Victorian State Library Scholars Centre, University of Western Australia

7. FreeAustralian Periodical Publications 1840-1845

The Australian Periodical Publications 1840-1845 component of the Australian Cooperative Digitisation Project (ACDP) provides web access to digital copies of Australian serials first published between 1840 and 1845. Fiction published during the same period has also been digitised. These titles are available as searchable text from the University of Sydney's SETIS site at http://setis.library.usyd.edu.au/oztexts/acdp.html

8. FreeAustralian Poetry Library

: The Australian Poetry Library provides access to a wide range of poetic texts as well as to critical and contextual material relating to them, including interviews, photographs and audiovisual recordings. This website currently contains over 42,000 poems, representing the work of more than 170 Australian poets. All the poems are fully searchable, and may be accessed and read freely on the World Wide Web. Readers wishing to download and print poems may do so for a small fee.

9. OnsiteAustralian Public Affairs Full Text APAFT

RMIT Publishing: Australian Public Affairs - Full Text is an online collection of scanned images of articles from more than 500 Australian journals indexed in APAIS, the Australian Public Affairs Information Service produced by the National Library of Australia. Key topics include environment, globalisation, history, industrial relations, immigration, politics, social policy, public health and national identity. Key journals include Australian Aboriginal Studies, Australian Health Review, Australian Historical Studies; Communication, Journal of Industrial Relations, Journal of Australian Political Economy and Oceania. Commenced as the Australian Public Affairs Information Service or APAIS in 1945; online availability dates from 1978; full text (as APAFT) dates from 1995. Early issues of APAIS from 1952-1977 are held in the Main Reading Room of the National Library at RF 016.3 AUS.

10. OnsiteAustralian Public Affairs Information Service - APAIS

RMIT Publishing: A bibliographic database that indexed articles from published material on the social sciences and humanities. Source documents included a wide range of periodicals, newspapers, scholarly journals, conference papers and books. Subject coverage includes current affairs, economics, humanities, law, literature, politics and social sciences. Approximately 250 journals were comprehensively indexed, as well as selective indexing from many other Australian journals and conference proceedings, and some overseas journals carrying articles with an Australian content. Subjects covered include: Arts (General), Business (General), Culture and institutions, Economics, Education (General), Health (General), History (General), Indigenous peoples, Law (General), Political science. Commenced 1945; online availability dates from 1978; full text (as APAFT) dates from 1995. Early issues from 1952-1977 are at RF 016.3 AUS.

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"Australian literature"

A guide to researching Australian literature at the National Library of Australia. Includes references to print publications held at the Library and selected websites.