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.
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.
Search across seven different literary collections, including Literature Resource Center, to find literary criticism, scholarly essays, reviews, overviews, author biographies and full-text literary works.
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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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
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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.
Each volume focuses on an individual writer, with essays that consider the various contexts within which the author lived and worked - the literary, political, intellectual, social and cultural contexts.
Literature Resource Center contains biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline. Includes full text articles from many of Gale's literature series. Useful for HSC English.
Periodicals Archive Online is a leading humanities and social sciences indexing service that provides access to bibliographic records of articles from more than 4,000 journals published from 1770 to 2005. It gives the full text of articles from over 700 journals indexed.
Find literary criticism, reviews, and interviews with poets and short fiction writers, both historical and contemporary. Includes analyses of individual works, poetry showcases on contemporary American poets, and selected stories and poems in full text.
The IELTS Academic Module is recommended for candidates who need to meet the English language requirements for academic purposes. Produced by the British Council, this is an online self study program based on the International English Language Testing System syllabus.
The IELTS General Training Module is suitable for candidates who need the IELTS test for non-academic purposes. Produced by the British Council, this is an online self study program based on the International English Language Testing System syllabus.