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 growing collection of poetry and fiction of Australiasia including Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Hawaii, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Rotuma, the Solomon Islands, Samoa, Tahiti, Tokelau, Tonga, Vanuatu and more including indigenous and female voices represented.
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 500,000 poem citations and 175,300 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.
Access the Library's collection of ebooks which are available for loan. Previously available through EBL, the collection includes several thousand titles covering fiction and non fiction, Australian and international material.
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 Reference Complete is unified form that holding 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.
Informit is the leading provider of online access to indexes and full text databases of Australasian scholarly research. A product of RMIT Publishing, databases cover 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.
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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.