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Computing information for everyone

Computer images from ProQuest Computing Database.

Whether you are a computer expert, a student of computer sciences, or someone who regularly uses computers at home or work (and let’s face it, that includes almost everyone), you will appreciate ProQuest’s Computing database, which gives you direct access to comprehensive information on all areas of computers and computing. ProQuest’s Computing database contains scholarly … Read more

Read your favourite magazines online for free

Cover of Australian Geographic magazine

15 iconic Australian magazines have been added to the PressReader collection available online for free through State Library of Queensland. These newly available popular titles include The Australian Women’s Weekly, Dolly, Cosmopolitan, Gourmet Traveller, Australian Geographic, House & Garden, Good Health, Money, Elle, Empire and Motor. They take place alongside PressReader’s thousands of publications from … Read more

Free access to online dictionaries and encyclopedias

Image by Caleb Roenigk, 2011.

Are you looking for a definition or some authoritative facts? SLQ provides free access to online dictionaries and encyclopedias for all SLQ members. Just some of the available titles include Macquarie Dictionary, Oxford English Dictionary and Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection. The online Macquarie Dictionary allows you to search the dictionary and thesaurus together or … Read more

Harmony Day

Fed speaks Italian. Image by SLQ staff.

Monday 21 March is Harmony Day – a day to celebrate our cultural diversity and share what we have in common. The theme for this year’s Harmony Day is “Our diversity is our strength”, which is a wonderful description of SLQ’s visitor experience team. Visitors to the library will be familiar with our friendly staff, … Read more

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

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