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Free film streaming with Kanopy

Kanopy database

State Library of Queensland now provides free access to the on-demand film streaming service Kanopy. Kanopy showcases over 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, hard-to-find titles, film festival favourites, indie and classic films and world cinema. There is a wide array of foreign language films and material of cultural value. Many films … Read more

Lexis Advance – Law Database

Lexis Advance database, home page

The LexisNexis legal database now has a new look, with the introduction of Lexis Advance. The cleaner, more intuitive interface is much easier to use and provides access to legal information suitable for consumers, students, researchers and the legal profession. It still contains reliable resources and iconic publications such as Halsbury’s Laws of Australia and … Read more

Exploiting your Invention: The Story of Innovation and Invention through Patents and Trade Marks

Pauls Polar Perfection Ice Cream trade mark, Australian Official journal of patents trade marks and designs 1934

New ideas, innovations and discoveries are protected by legal documents known as patents. Belonging to the area of law referred to as intellectual property, the economic and moral protection of ideas and designs has a long history, dating from a Venetian law in the 1400s and adopted into British Law by the Statute of Monopolies … Read more

lynda.com – now easier to access

lynda.com database

What is lynda.com? lynda.com is an elearning subscription service that includes over 5,500 courses and 136,000 video tutorials in topics like Windows 10, Office 365, Google Docs, photography, web development, marketing, IT, business management, and job seeking. Experts create and deliver all courses as well as provide supplemental materials like exercise files and relevant work … Read more

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

Scandal, Marriages and Merriment: Discover your ancestors in the 19th Century British Newspapers Database

19th Century British Newspaper database search screen

With slippers and a cup of tea, sitting by the fire, our British ancestors devoured newspapers. What scandal and colourful stories awaited them?  What more will you find in 19th century newspapers? Finding details about the everyday lives of your British ancestors can be challenging.   Births, deaths and marriages are discovered easily, but are there more … 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

Science!

Robert Endean on the Great Barrier Reef, 1954. Image from State Library of Queensland.

Feeling inspired by the World Science Festival in Brisbane from 9-13 March 2016, I wanted to learn more about science at State Library of Queensland. But what should I research? Lacking inspiration I found myself staring around the reading room wondering what was science-y in the library? And then it struck me – everything! The … Read more