Australian Multicultural Writers includes biographical information about Australian writers who identify with cultural heritages other than Australian (both non-English-speaking and English-speaking). It includes writers who have identified both an Indigenous heritage and additional cultural heritages. BlackWords includes all writers who have identified their Indigenous heritage.
Australian Multicultural Writers provides bibliographical information about these writers' works, published both in English and in more than fifty other languages. While the dataset concentrates on creative and critical literature, some non-creative works are included. The dataset continues to be built upon as more material is published by writers who meet the criteria for inclusion. In 2012, the Australian Multicultural Writers team focused on the literary production of four linguistic/cultural communities: Arabic, Chinese, Polish and Spanish. In 2013, Vietnamese will be added to this list, building on the research and indexing in that area conducted between 2009 and 2011.