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Encyclopedias & Information

Ancestry.com is Australia and New Zealand’s leading family history and genealogy website for census and vital records, immigration and military records, family histories, historical maps. To use, make a booking on a computer or speak to staff at your local library for more information.

AustLit
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. Sign in to the State Library of Queensland.

Britannica Library
Discover encyclopedia articles, journals and periodicals, multimedia, primary sources, atlas, dictionary and other resources that support research at all levels. Sign in with your member number and password.

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.

eInformation
Recommended websites for health and wellbeing, biography, literature and writing, online safety, science and consumer. 

ProQuest Central
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. Sign in to the State Library of Queensland.

State Library of Queensland
Information and research one-stop-shop with online databases, eBooks, newspapers, journal articles and encyclopaedias. Join online to instantly use.

Trove
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.

World Book Online
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.

 

World Trade Press

World Food
Spice up your life with traditional recipes from 174 countries. Explore national and regional cuisines, daily meals, dining etiquette and special occasion foods. Sign in with your member number.

Food America
Explore the wonder that is American cuisine with recipes for all meal categories (2500+ recipes) from across all 50 states. 33 ethnic cuisines represented and historical goods and cooking are showcased.

World Business
Conducting business across borders is complex. A to Z World Business makes it simple with 100 Country Business Guides covering over 115 topics, and 79 "trade tools" that range from Incoterms to letters of credit. Sign in with your member number.

The USA
A rich encyclopedia of US state and country information about the people history, economy, geography, culture and society. Discover regional food, flora and fauna, maps, politics, climate and more. Sign in with your member number.

Maps Online
Over 100,000 royalty-free downloadable maps for use by students, genealogists, businesses and history buffs. Includes flags of the world, games, education tools and interactive maps. Sign in with your member number.

Global Road Warrior
Traveller's resource. Explore 174 counties' culture, history, language and travel essentials - visa and passport requirements, health information and recommended inoculations, tipping. Sign in with your member number.

World Culture
175 country guides covering history, language, food, religion, culture, key facts and travel. Great pre-travel guide, for in depth school projects, business acclimatisation. Sign in with your member number.