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R. R. Bowker: Comprehensive database of worldwide English language book, audiobook, and video titles. Also contains books out of print, the full Publishers Authority Database, bestseller database (spanning over 100 years) and a database of author biographies.
ProQuest: Traces the development and growth of the periodical press in Britain from its origins in the seventeenth century through to the Victorian 'age of periodicals' and beyond. On completion this unique digital archive will consist of almost 500 periodical runs published from the 1680s to the 1930s, comprising six million keyword-searchable pages and forming an unrivalled record of more than two centuries of British history and culture. British Periodicals Collection I consists of more than 160 journals that comprise the UMI microfilm collection Early British Periodicals, the equivalent of 5,238 printed volumes containing approximately 3.1 million pages. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts and the social sciences. British Periodicals Collection II consists of more than 300 journals from the UMI microfilm collections English Literary Periodicals and British Periodicals in the Creative Arts together with additional titles, amounting to almost 3 million pages. Topics covered include literature, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries. A mobile interface is available for this database at: http://m.search.proquest.com
Sydney University Press: Provides on demand access to full text classic Australian works that are out-of-print but mostly still in copyright. These works are considered important as a record and reflection of Australian life and perspectives, but have disappeared from traditional publication.
School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne: Colonial Australian Popular Fiction is an online bibliography and digital archive that gathers together for the first time a wide range of vibrant colonial writing that has previously been difficult to access. It makes available a wide selection of popular colonial publications, many of which are now rare and out of print. Texts are imaged and presented in their original format, including covers where available.
Australian Society of Archivists Inc: Searchable directory of archives in Australia
Commercial Press: The Eastern Miscellany, one of China's most prominent weekly magazines, was published by the Commercial Press in 1904. It covered many major historical periods including the end of Qing Dynasty, the Revolution of 1911, the May 4th Movement, Anti-Japanese War, the War of Liberation. This full text database includes more than 30,000 articles, 12,000 pieces of pictures, 14,000 advertisements, more than 100 million words. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
: A free online guide to modern playwrights and theatre plays which have been written, adapted or translated, into English since 1956. doollee.com contains information on 52,269 Playwrights and 177,189 of their Plays. Includes many Australian playwrights, including David Williamson and Ray Lawlor.
Readex and American Antiquarian Society: Covering American history and literature through the colonial period to 1800, this database is a digitisation of the microform set, Early American Imprints, Series I (1639-1800). This collection has served as the definitive resource of information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America, including agriculture, foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, slavery, temperance and witchcraft. Also available on microform. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Readex: Covering every aspect of American life during the early decades of the United States, Early American Imprints, Series II (1801-1819) provides full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first nineteen years of the nineteenth century. The continuation of Early American Imprints: Series I, this is a rich primary source database, based on the authoritative bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker. Also available on microform. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Proquest: Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700, from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War. EEBO contains about 100,000 of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640) and Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, as well as the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection and the Early English Books Tract Supplement. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
A guide to researching Australian literature at the National Library of Australia. Includes references to print publications held at the Library and selected websites.