Databases made simple

Image of girl on computer: CC0 Public Domain.

There’s no need to feel daunted by databases. A database is a collection of information that is organised to make it easy to search, access and update. State Library subscribes to hundreds of databases covering many different categories, including art, architecture, history, business, health, law, music, news, politics, science and sport. Some reference and encyclopaedic … Read more

Behind the scenes: Tours, technicians and devils

Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania. Image by SLQ staff.

Visitor Services Library Technician Jennie Nicholl reports on her recent attendance at the ALIA National Library and Information Technicians’ Symposium in Hobart. From 2-4 September, library technicians from all over Australia gathered in the beautiful city of Hobart, Tasmania for the National Library and Information Technicians’ Symposium. The theme was Right here, right now – it’s a devil of a time … Read more

Oxford Art Online

Are you looking for art images or information about art history? Or do you just love art? Whether you’re a school student or an advanced scholar, Oxford Art Online is a great tool for researching art from prehistory to today, or for simply browsing inspiring images and fascinating articles. This outstanding resource provides a simple easy … Read more