Literature

Databases

Literacy Planet logo
Literacy Planet encourages the learning of essential English literacy skills through a motivational learning platform that is fun and compelling for students of all ages and ability. Pre-reading, phonics, spelling, vocabulary, reading fluency, grammar and comprehension skills are all covered within this one resource.
Story Box Library logo
Story Box Library features Australian children’s books read by Australian voices, presented in high definition streaming videos you can watch on your PC, Mac, tablet or Smartphone.
Reading recommendations for titles, series, and authors
The Source (*in-house use)
The Source is a subject guide to children’s literature: books, short stories, traditional literature and poetry from around the world with an emphasis on Australian and New Zealand literature.
Tumblebooks
This database provides Ebooks for kids. Read or listen to storybooks online, write a book review and play games.

Web Sites

Absolute Shakespeare.com
Shakespeare summaries provide a quick and easy guide to Shakespeare’s most famous plays. Divided by act, Shakespeare summaries make an ideal introduction before reading the original text.
Australian Literature Selected Websites
General sites for researching Australian literature on the Internet and provide a starting place for researchers in this field. They provide a diverse range of information on Australian literature resources as well as providing links to other useful sites.
Australian Poetry Library
Tens of thousands of poems from hundreds of Australian poets, all free for you to view. Readers wishing to download and print poems may do so for a small fee, part of which is returned to the poets via CAL (Copyright Agency Ltd). Australian Poetry Library is a joint initiative of the University of Sydney and CAL. A great feature of this site is that you are able to do a keyword search on a particular subject or theme that you may be studying.
CliffsNotes
Over 300 CliffsNotes Literature Notes available FREE.
Fantastic Fiction
Fantastic Fiction has information on over 350,000 novels – good site for series, genre, new books and upcoming titles.
Good Reading Magazine
An Australian resource with information on “Everything About Books” including thousands of easy to read independent book reviews and lots of interesting Australian and International articles, author profiles, stories on writers’ houses, bookshops, short stories, book trivia and more.
SparkNotes
Summary and analysis of some of the world’s great literature. Great for students.