This 19th century John Murray Publishing archive includes correspondence, financial papers, book drafts, and advertisements. It covers biographies of key figures, commissioned essays, and an exhibition of the life cycle of the book. Key authors include: Lord Byron, Charles Darwin, David Livingstone, Sir Walter Scott, Washington Irving, Jane Austen, Elizabeth Eastlake and Isabella Bird, William Gladstone, Robert Peel and Benjamin Disraeli, Austen Henry Layard and Charles Lyell. By Adam Matthew Digital.
Provides access to the Australian Literary Database which covers Australian creative writing and Australian writers. Subjects covered by the database include books, poems, short stories, articles and reviews and can be searched by author, title, genre or award. The database contains records from the 1880s to the current day, with comprehensive coverage from 1988. Document supply NOT available. Useful for HSC English.
A collection of poetry and fiction works from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Containing over 480 titles, published from the 1930s to today and including a strong focus on Indigenous and female voices.
An online readers advisory. Browse by genre or search by author or title to find overviews and reviews of your favourite books. Includes a Read-a-likes suggestion list for each book result as well as linking to other related subjects, time periods and location settings. New and updated book overviews appear on the front of the homepage regularly.
Provides full-text access to hundreds of British periodicals from the late 17th to the early 20th century. Subjects covered include literature, philosophy, science, social sciences, music, drama, art and architecture. Document supply available.
Columbia Granger's World of Poetry contains works of poetry found in anthologies, and volumes of collected works and selected works for individual poets. Currently, there are over 450,000 poem citations and 300,000 poems in full text. Also included is bibliographic information for over 1,800 anthologies. Supplemental information includes nearly 900 commentaries and approximately 450 biographies. Document supply available. Useful for HSC English.
This database covers journals journals printed between c1685 and 1835, illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Topics covered: colonial life; provincial and rural affairs; the French and American revolutions; reviews of literature and fashion throughout Europe; political debates; and London coffee house gossip and discussion. It also contains some Australian content.
Hosted on the EBSCO platform, this database cites more than 249,000 essays in collections back to 1900, published in Canada, Great Britain and the U.S. Subject coverage: humanities, social sciences, including literary works, art history, drama, and film. Document supply available.
Gale Research Complete is a unified platform for primary and secondary sources including over 28,000 journals, 2,000 ebooks, 300 primary source collections across 15 million digitised pages, and over two million literature works.
Hosted on the EBSCO platform, Humanities and Social Sciences Retrospective Index 1907-1984 is an important online resource for research in the humanities and social sciences and complements and extends the coverage provided by the Librarys existing subscriptions to Humanities Full Text and Social Sciences Full Text (from 1984 and 1983 onwards respectively). Document supply available.
The indyreads e-content platform provides free access to ebooks and eaudio via a browser or Android & Apple Apps.
Through indyreads, State Library members can access a diverse collection, including Australian and international independent titles, award-winning literature, classic fiction and non-fiction imprints, and the best examples of self-published content.
Collections are also available in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.
To log in:
1. download the indyreads app (Android, Apple) or go to the indyreads browser version
2. select your library service
3. enter your library card number
4. enter your PIN
5. start browsing!
This complete database of Australasian content searches across all Informit subject databases. It covers the following major subject areas: Agriculture, Arts, Asian, Business, Education, Engineering, Health, History, Indigenous, Law, Media, Reference, Sciences, Social Sciences and Technology.
Useful for HSC Society and Culture, HSC English and HSC History.
Access to essays, fiction, poetry and critical writing that reflects changes in politics, culture and society over time. Over 62,000 full text records from 46 resources, with back files starting from 1940. Useful for HSC English.
JSTOR is an interdisciplinary digital archive of scholarly material in the social sciences and humanities and the sciences. It includes the full text of non-current issues from over 1,000 leading academic journals as well as select monographs and other materials. The State Library subscribes to the Arts & Sciences Collections Parts I IX and the Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets collection. Document supply available. Useful for HSC History, HSC Society & Culture and HSC English.
The collection covers the workings of the early book trade, the printing and publishing community. The establishment of legal requirements for copyright provisions and the history of bookbinding. Included are registers of entries of copies which were used to establish early copyright, as well as court records, membership records, financial records, trade records, general administrative records and charities and property records. By Adam Matthew Digital.