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FULL TEXT ON AUSTLIT
HOW TO IDENTIFY AND SEARCH FOR FULL TEXT ON AUSTLIT
FULL TEXT ON AUSTLIT
As of January 2017, AustLit contains more than 87,000 records with
links to full-text resources.
As a...
This guide will show you how to
• Identify whether an AustLit record contains full text.
• Search specifically for full-te...
IDENTIFYING FULL TEXT
An AustLit record that contains full text is identifiable
• From the search results.
• On the work r...
FROM THE
SEARCH RESULTS
Look for either a blue arrow or a
yellow F.
Blue arrows indicate full-text works
that are publishe...
FROM THE WORK
RECORD
Look for a Read Online button in the
top left-hand corner of the screen.
If a record does not have th...
SEARCHING FOR FULL TEXT
You can limit your search results on AustLit to only return works
with full-text, using the Advanc...
Tick the 'Full text available' box
under 'Work' on the right-hand side
of the page:
You can stack your searches to
return full-text results on highly
specific combinations. For example,
the search to the ri...
You can also limit your searches to
specific AustLit research projects;
for example, the search to the right
is limited to...
IT’S THAT SIMPLE!
Use the targeted search options to locate exactly what you’re
looking for on AustLit.
Happy searching!
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Finding Full Text on AustLit

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A brief guide to how to identify and search for full-text works on the AustLit database.

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Finding Full Text on AustLit

  1. 1. FULL TEXT ON AUSTLIT HOW TO IDENTIFY AND SEARCH FOR FULL TEXT ON AUSTLIT
  2. 2. FULL TEXT ON AUSTLIT As of January 2017, AustLit contains more than 87,000 records with links to full-text resources. As a general rule, AustLit contains the following full text: • out-of-copyright works digitised by AustLit. • out-of-copyright works digitised by other organisations (including Trove). • in-copyright works published online on open-access sites. • in-copyright works available through Informit databases (note: requires an Informit subscription)
  3. 3. This guide will show you how to • Identify whether an AustLit record contains full text. • Search specifically for full-text material. • Pre-set full-text searches on specific topics.
  4. 4. IDENTIFYING FULL TEXT An AustLit record that contains full text is identifiable • From the search results. • On the work record.
  5. 5. FROM THE SEARCH RESULTS Look for either a blue arrow or a yellow F. Blue arrows indicate full-text works that are published elsewhere but accessible from the AustLit record. Yellow F icons indicate works that AustLit itself has digitised and made available.
  6. 6. FROM THE WORK RECORD Look for a Read Online button in the top left-hand corner of the screen. If a record does not have this button, the full text of the work is not available on AustLit.
  7. 7. SEARCHING FOR FULL TEXT You can limit your search results on AustLit to only return works with full-text, using the Advanced Search page.
  8. 8. Tick the 'Full text available' box under 'Work' on the right-hand side of the page:
  9. 9. You can stack your searches to return full-text results on highly specific combinations. For example, the search to the right is set up to return records that contain the full text of novels by women writers born in Brisbane.
  10. 10. You can also limit your searches to specific AustLit research projects; for example, the search to the right is limited to full-text records from BlackWords.
  11. 11. IT’S THAT SIMPLE! Use the targeted search options to locate exactly what you’re looking for on AustLit. Happy searching!

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