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Legal Practical Guidance

Practical Guidance page for Family Law

Are you looking for practical legal information in plain English? State Library of Queensland provides free access to 14 Practical Guidance titles through the LexisNexis database. Covering specific areas such as family, business and immigration law, Practical Guidance provides useful information, including forms and checklists, for consumers, students or anyone who needs an overview or … 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

August is Family History Month: what the State Library has for you!

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State Library’s family history service is based at, but not limited by, the microform (film and fiche) collection on Level 3 of the library. This area also houses a family history reference collection and many electronic resources. The full collection of State Library material is also available to you. What sort of resources are available? The most extensive … Read more

ProQuest Central available through SLQ

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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