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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 playwrights

: A list of every Playwright on the doollee database with Australian Nationality. Includes details of all the plays they have written on that appear on the doollee database, including cast details and synopsis. Only lists Playwrights who have written or been produced in English since 1956.

9. 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.

10. LicencedBooks in Print

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.

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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.