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Australian and indigenous literature

Use these eresources to find:

  • Articles on Australian authors published in Australian journals and magazines
  • Many articles available in full text that you can read online

Most databases have tools to help you manage citations and referencing for your bibliography.

Other resources on Australian literature

Featured journal

Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (JASAL)
Find peer-reviewed academic essays on Australian literature in all its forms (fictional, critical, print, filmic etc), and in terms of its socio-political and cultural contexts. You can search within the whole archive.