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.
Learn about the works and lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and storytellers, and the literary cultures and traditions that influenced them. Find information on all forms of creative writing, plus film, television, criticism and scholarship, both by and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers.
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.
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.
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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.
This pathfinder site provides links to sites relating to Australian literature. Links to online journals, organisations and associations, resources available in Australian universities and information about the National Library of Australia's literary seminars are included.
Commencing in December 2010, the project will focus on the presentation of original literary material from Australian poets. A secondary focus will be on the presentation of biographical, bibliographical and critical secondary material. The project will eventually provide original texts and basic background information on thousands of Australian poets selected by an advisory committee made up of writers, academic scholars, reviewers, librarians and publishers.
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Resources in Australian history and literature at the University of Sydney Library's Scholarly Electronic Text and Image Service (SETIS). SETIS is the creator of digital editions of Australian literary and historical texts and hosts a number of other Australian studies resources.
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From the descriptions on the NSW Board of Studies website: Standards packages have been produced by the Board of Studies to illustrate the standards established in Higher School Certificate courses. They include descriptions of the performance bands and how they are set, certain key statistical reports, and samples of responses typically produced by students whose achievements place them on the borderline between two bands. Where possible, there are 'exemplar' student responses, which are examples of responses that were awarded full marks. The examination paper, marking guidelines and the syllabus are also included.
Project Gutenberg produces books in electronic form which are freely available to the public. This site provides access to over 10,000 texts. Includes books about Australia and by Australian authors and also some first fleet journals.
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