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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

ProQuest Central available through SLQ

Medical technician

State Library of Queensland now subscribes to ProQuest Central, the largest multidisciplinary aggregated database for periodical content, with more than 11,000 titles, including over 8,000 in full text. ProQuest Central provides access to a large collection of subject databases with journal articles, market reports, company reports and videos, and is a valuable resource for researchers … Read more

Lady Cilento

Lady Phyllis Cilento, 1918. State Library of Queensland.

The opening of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in South Brisbane on 29 November gives us reason to look at the extraordinary life and achievements of this great lady. Phyllis Dorothy McGlew was born in Sydney on 13 March 1894. When she was young, her family moved to Adelaide, where she studied medicine, graduating in … Read more

World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day logo

14 November is World Diabetes Day (WDD), raising global awareness of this growing health threat, its treatment and prevention. Frederick Banting and Charles Best conceived the idea that led to the discovery of insulin in 1921, and WDD is celebrated annually on 14 November, which marks Frederick Banting’s birthday. WDD is an official United Nations … Read more

National Parkinson’s Month

Muhammad Ali in Davos, 2006,  at the age of 64. Ali showed signs of Parkinson’s Disease from the age of 38. CC BY-SA 2.0

September is National Parkinson’s Month, raising awareness of Parkinson’s Disease, its symptoms, treatments, the services and support available to sufferers and carers, and the research being undertaken to improve quality of life for people with the disease. Approximately 100,000 Australians have Parkinson’s, with prevalence increasing by about 4% per year and expected to double by … Read more