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Searching in databases is a great way to ensure you're getting the best possible search results. Try these databases to find resources that are most relevant to your discipline.
AUSTLIT This link opens in a new window
Information on the publication of Australian literature and related critical texts. Authoritative biographical, bibliographic, critical and production information about Australian writers and writing.
Informit Literature and Culture Collection This link opens in a new window
Historical archive to Australia's best known literary magazines including: MIA, Island, Quadrant, Southerly and Meanjin
Literature Online (LION) This link opens in a new window
English and American poetry, drama and prose, articles, other criticism and reference resources. Some full-text.
4 user licence
MLA International Bibliography with Full Text This link opens in a new window
Indexes books and articles on modern languages, literature, folklore and linguistics. Content from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America.
Project MUSE This link opens in a new window
Full-text scholarly journals and books covering literature and criticism.
Cambridge journals online This link opens in a new window
Peer-reviewed academic journals covering subjects across the humanities, including English and literature.
Linguistics and language behavior abstracts (LLBA) This link opens in a new window
Abstracts and index to articles, book reviews, books, chapters, dissertations and working papers covering phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.
JSTOR This link opens in a new window
Archival access to scholarly journals published on language and literature.
Humanities Source Ultimate (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
Covers literary, scholarly and creative thought. Incldes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, book reviews, original works of fiction, reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas and plays that illuminate human thinking, action and interaction. English-language and native-language full-text journals from Asia,Oceania, Europe and Latin America are included.
Other English, Writing, Languages and Linguistics Resources
ACLS Humanities E-Book This link opens in a new window
eBooks covering a variety of fields in Humanities, including Australasian, Oceanian, Canadian, Native Peoples, Women's Studies, Art History, Literature, Political Science and Religion.
Berghahn ebooks This link opens in a new window
An independent scholarly press publishing books in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Access via IG Library
Cambridge Companions Online This link opens in a new window
Collections of specially commissioned essays introducing major writers, artists, philosophers, topics and periods. Covers Literature, the Classics, Philosophy, Music, Religion and Culture.
KnowledgeNotes Student Guides
Study guides for literary works providing: an overview, character summaries, plot, themes, motifs and highlights. Part of the LiteratureOnline database. 4 concurrent users
Early English Books Online - TCP
Text Creation Partnership creates standardized, accurate XML/SGML encoded electronic text editions of early print books.
British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries This link opens in a new window
Over 100,000 pages of primary material in the form of diaries and letters of over 500 women, spanning more than 300 years. The collection includes biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography.
North American women's letters and diaries This link opens in a new window
Published and unpublished women's diaries and correspondence from Colonial times to 1950.
Women writers online This link opens in a new window
Full-text early women's writing in English, includes texts that convey women's contributions to religious and political debates, science, history, philosophy, and medicine.
Perdita Manuscripts: Women Writers, 1500-1700 This link opens in a new window
Facsimiles of early modern women's manuscripts from a wide range of public and private collections. Part of Adam Matthew Digital Collection.
Adam Matthew Digital Collection This link opens in a new window
Adam Matthew Digital provides digital archival content for the social sciences and humanities. Access to several themed collections.
Short story index This link opens in a new window
Abstracting and indexing service.
1 concurrent user
Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance This link opens in a new window
Medieval and Renaissance journal articles and books featuring the Iter Bibliography, Iter Italicum, and bibliographies of English women writers.
ClickView This link opens in a new window
Streaming video solution offering access to thousands of educational videos and resources covering a broad range of topics, as well as TV programs recorded in the last 14 days from free-to-air digital channels.
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Kanopy Video Streaming This link opens in a new window
Streaming films, documentaries and training videos. New releases daily from producers including: Madman Entertainment, Roadshow Films, BBC, ABC, NFSA, Roland Collection, Psychotherapy.net and Symptom Media.
Contains information on 7,102 known living languages.
National initiative to collect Australian English accents from adults from various locations in all states and territories.
It can be valuable to build your career prospects and networks by connecting with professional associations. You might like to engage with these groups as a student, or even throughout your career.
Australian Society of Authors (ASA)
The ASA is the professional organisation, community and voice of Australia's writers and illustrators. They provide advocacy, support and advice.
Australian Writers' Guild (AWG)
The Australian Writers’ Guild is the professional association representing writers for stage, screen, radio and online and has protected and promoted their creative and professional interests for more than 50 years.
Writing NSW is the state’s leading provider of services to writers, including courses, seminars and workshops, writing groups, festivals and events, grants and prizes, and information and advice.
The Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA)
The ALAA is the national professional organisation for applied linguistics in Australia.
Dictionaries & Encyclopaedias
Useful resources for understanding your topic and finding the right keywords to use in your searching.
Other Library Collections
Use these links to access free resources from the NSW State Library and the Australia National Library.
Your Subject Librarians
This guide has been created by University of Newcastle Librarians who work with your schools to make sure you have access to the resources you need. The Librarians supporting english, writing, languages and linguistics are: