ANU Alumni - check out these ANU Library resources

31 August 2021

Are you tired of the television? Sick of your sourdough? The ANU Library has exciting new items to add to the resources we subscribe to offering Alumni access.

Keep busy during lockdown with these fantastic online resources, accessible to ANU Alumni!

  • Literary Studies
    • Browse literary manuscripts, rare printed works, and personal papers of a range of leading literary figures, as well as unique access to a goldmine of rare and obscure literary texts and genres.
  • Global Plants (JSTOR)
    • Browse the world’s largest database of digitised plant specimens and a locus for international scientific research and collaboration.
  • Romanticism: life, literature and landscape
    • Discover the working methods of Romantic poets and trace the evolution of celebrated verse. Access the working notebooks, verse manuscripts and correspondence of William Wordsworth and his fellow writers.
  • Travel writing, spectacle and world history
    • This resource has hundreds of accounts by women of their travels across the globe from the early 19th century to the late 20th century.
  • Women’s Studies
    • Browse through this collection of works from many notable and influential women, as well as hear the voices of forgotten and ‘ordinary’ women.
  • The Cambridge Companion to the Musical
    • Tracing the development of the musical on both Broadway and in London's West End, this updated Companion continues to provide a broad and thorough overview of one of the liveliest and most popular forms of musical performance.
  • The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film
    • This Companion is a lively collection of critical and historical essays on the films adapted from, and inspired by, Shakespeare's plays.
  • The Cambridge Companion to Cricket
    • Demonstrating how the history of cricket and its international popularity is entwined with British imperial expansion, this book examines the social and political impact of the game in a variety of cultural sites.

ANU Archives online exhibitions

  • Building Australia's National University
    • This online exhibition explores the history and development of the Australian National University Acton Campus from its establishment to the present day and highlights many of the campus' most significant buildings.
  • Art in Archives
    • This exhibition highlights the variety and depth of artworks held within the Archives, including trade union banners, department store catalogues, advertising material, posters, paintings, architectural drawings, sketches and photographs.
  • Tooth and Company hotels
    • Tooth and Company was a major beer-producer in New South Wales for 150 years, acquiring breweries and hotels throughout the state. This online exhibition provides access to information and records about hotels owned or supplied by the company.

ANU Press titles

  • Australian Journal of Biography and History, No. 5 2021
    • This special issue of the Australian Journal of Biography and History focuses on political biography. The 10 peer-reviewed articles and review essays offer a critical snapshot of the diverse approaches and attitudes to political biography in contemporary Australia.
  • Sound Citizens
    • Using a rich archive of radio magazines, station archives, scripts, personal papers and surviving recordings, Sound Citizens traces how women broadcasters used radio as a tool for their advocacy; radio’s significance to the history of women’s advancement; and how broadcasting was used in the development of women’s citizenship in Australia.
  • Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 19
    • Concise biographies of individuals who died between 1991 and 1995. The first of two volumes for the 1990s, it presents a colourful montage of late twentieth-century Australian life, containing the biographies of significant and representative Australians.


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