The AustLit Full Text Collection comprises the following collections. They can be identified by the AustLit Full Text symbol appearing on the work records. Texts are fully searchable, and can be downloaded for research purposes.
AustLit full texts can be viewed on the AustLit site, or downloaded as either PDF, plain text, or ePub format. An ePub reader is needed to read ePub format.
More than 200 works of Australian fiction and poetry have been digitised with the support of the University of Sydney's Scholarly Electronic Text and Image Service (SETIS) program program. These works range from the early nineteenth century to the 1930s. Texts were selected on the basis of academic and teaching staff surveys and advice. More works will be added to this collection as they become available.
See the full collection of full text Australian fiction and poetry.
The AustLit Anthology of Criticism provides access to authoritative articles by leading scholars on major Australian writers and their works.
Over 300 additional important articles, reviews, and surveys have been digitised or published by AustLit. Access the full list of critical articles here. Use the filters on the left hand side to explore the list.
When possible, AustLit provides pathways to full text works hosted on other services. Works hosted on other sites or services can be identified by the symbol, and are sourced from a range of sites and services, including:
AustLit also links directly to the Informit suite of databases relating to Australian culture. If you are searching AustLit from inside an organisation that subscribes to both AustLit and Informit direct access from AustLit records is enabled.