Keep busy during lockdown with ANU Library resources

25 August 2021

Are you sick of scrolling through Netflix? Are you bored of your own books?

Keep busy during lockdown with these fantastic online resources, accessible to ANU staff and students through the ANU Library!

  • PressReader
    • Access to 7000+ newspapers and magazines from around the world.
  • Theatre in Video
    • Stream plays, musicals, documentaries, and a range of resources on the performing arts.
  • Dance in Video
    • Stream dance productions, documentaries, and performances by the most influential dancers, companies and choreographers of the 20th century. Including classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance.
  • Streaming videos
    • Use this link to browse the ANU Library Catalogue for a list of all the streaming videos we have available.
  • Drama Online
    • The Drama Online digital library provides access to filmed live performances, film adaptations, audio plays, as well as playtexts and scholarly publications.
  • Vogue Archive
    • Preserves the work of the world's greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers. Browse every cover, page and advertisement of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892.
  • Smithsonian Global Sound
    • A database of music recordings from around the world, including folk, blues, country, jazz, classical, Broadway, children’s recordings and more!
  • 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.
  • Surviving Lockdown: Human Nature in Social Isolation
    • Packed with guidance and coping strategies for lockdown, this book explores the impact of this widespread quarantine on our relationships, our children, our mental health and our daily lives.
  • Junkyard jam band: DIY musical instruments
    • Learn how to make DIY musical instruments from everyday materials. Features step-by-step, illustrated instructions for an easy build!
  • Beginner Gardening Step by Step
    • Learn how to design a garden that reflects your practical needs, lifestyle, budget, personality, soil, and climate. Build it yourself with these clear, uncomplicated, easy-to-understand instructions.
  • 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.