Encyclopedias and information
Resources and databases to help you find quality and reliable information
Ancestry.com is a leading family history and genealogy website. Users can research census records, immigration and military records, family histories and historical maps.
Access Ancestry Library using a public PC in the library.
Provides authoritative information on creative and critical Australian literature works from 1780 and includes, BlackWords: a comprehensive record of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander publications available, covering all forms of creative writing,film, television, criticism and scholarship.
Discover encyclopedia articles, journals and periodicals, multimedia, primary sources, atlas, dictionary and other resources that support research at all levels. Sign in to the State Library of Queensland. Video lesson
Carter's Price Guide to Antiques and Collectables
Find reliable price guides on over 90,000 art antiquities, antiques, collectables, retro, vintage and 20th century designs. Learn about the items, manufacturers, designers and periods as well as the specialist terms used in describing antiques and collectables.
Recommended websites for health and wellbeing, biography, literature and writing, online safety, science and consumer.
The Entrepreneurship Database has tools, and resources to help entrepreneurs and students navigate the complex world of small business including industry reports, video clips, "how to" books, templated forms, business plan samples, and more from top publishers. Sign in to the State Library of Queensland. Video lesson
Articles, videos and news on over 300 health related topics including meditation and yoga videos. For quality, balanced and reliable health information Gale Health and Wellness provides a wealth of information on current health issues and topics. Sign in to the State Library of Queensland. Video lesson
Explore science’s most popular subjects through interactive activities and virtual resources. It is suitable for independent or instructor led learning and a range of ability levels. Sign in with your member number.
To get started, follow the link to the Haynes Manual online Resource on the National Library of Australia website. Click on the ‘Online Access’ link, where you can input your membership details or register for a National Library of Australia membership.
LGBT Thought and Culture contains books, documents, periodicals and archival materials that document LGBT political, social and cultural movements and gay rights evolution during the twentieth century and into the present day. It features rare works from notable LGBT publishers and mainstream trade and university publishers and represents major winners of the Stonewall Book Awards and Lambda Literary Awards. Sign in to the State Library of Queensland. Video lesson
The Macquarie Dictionary and Thesaurus Online has the complete record of English as it is used in Australia, from the colourfully colloquial to the highly technical with extensive usage notes, audio pronunciations and extra features including grammar and punctuation guides and crossword resources. Sign in to the State Library of Queensland. Video lesson
Margaret Gee's Australian Media Guide
A directory of the major Australian media outlets, including: television and radio stations; internet media; newspapers, newsletters, and magazines; and press agencies. It includes profiles and contact listings as well as circulation figures, publication details and base advertising rates. Sign in to the State Library of Queensland. Video lesson
Music and Performing Arts combines audio and video that spans all time periods, thousands of seminal artists, composers, choreographers and ensembles to provide an unparalleled learning environment for the appreciation and teaching of music. Sign in to the State Library of Queensland. Video lesson
All National Geographic magazine content from 1888. Also includes National Geographic books, images, maps and videos as well as National Geographic Traveler magazine from 2010. Sign in to the State Library of Queensland. Video lesson
Oxford Music Online is the world’s premier online music encyclopedia for music, musicians, music-making, and music scholarship. It is also the gateway to Grove Music Online, the Oxford Dictionary of Music and the Oxford Companion to Music. Sign in to the State Library of Queensland. Video lesson
Oxford Reference covers 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias. Sign in to the State Library of Queensland.
Largest periodical database across all major subject areas, including business, health and medical, language and literature, social sciences, education, science and technology, performing and visual arts, history, religion, philosophy and full-text newspapers from around the world.
Information and research one-stop-shop with online databases, eBooks, newspapers, journal articles and encyclopedias. Join online to instantly use. Video lesson
Find and get Australian books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. If you are interested in Australian social sciences, literature, local or family history, or need inspiration for your school assignment, then this is the tool for you.
Discover encyclopedia articles, primary sources, educator tools with links to the Queensland curriculum and lesson plans, student activities, pictures, multimedia complemented by current information and related web sites. Sign in with your member number.