Literary Research and the Literatures of Australia and New Zealand: Strategies and Sources is a research guide to the literatures of the two major countries of Oceania: Australia and New Zealand. Covering over 200 years of these geographically and chronologically connected countries, this guide contains references to many different types of resources, illustrating how the researcher is best served by using the increasing variety of research tools in combination with each other. The book emphasizes research methodology and outlines the best practices for the research process, paying special attention to the unique challenges inherent in conducting research on the literatures of Australia and New Zealand specifically. The book includes commentary on general literary reference materials; library catalogs; print and online bibliographies, indexes, and annual reviews; scholarly journals; contemporary reviews; period journals and newspapers; microform and digital collections; manuscripts and archives; and web resources.
It is an essential tool for anyone conducting research on Australia or New Zealand, and it is a helpful guide for readers with a special interest in these countries' literatures.
H. Faye Christenberry is the English studies librarian in the Suzzallo Library at the University of Washington. Angela Courtney is the librarian for English and American literature, theatre, film studies, and philosophy at Indiana University, Bloomington. She also teaches in the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science.