This video is a general introduction to the AustLit database, designed to walk you through what AustLit is, what AustLit does, and what parts go into making up what we call 'AustLit.'
AustLit's rich collections of records on over 850,000 works and 150,000 authors and organisations can be daunting at first glance. This video takes you through the general structure of the AustLit home page, shows you how to undertake and interpret a basic keyword search, and explains the purpose of the Reading, Teaching, Research, and Explore tabs.
If you've ever wondered how to get the most out of AustLit, this video is your place to start.
As well as the keyword search found at the top of each page, AustLit also has a powerful advanced search for subscribers that can be used to narrow down results so you can find exactly what you are looking for. Not only can you search across author names and work titles, but also dates of publication, birth dates, subjects and settings of works, awards received, form and type of work, genre, author heritage, publisher, gender, and much more.
We have documented a number of scenarios with step-by-step instructions:
Also learn how to exclude Internationals or organisations from your search results.