We provide access to a large number of authoritative eresources: online journals, newspapers, magazines and websites, company information and Australian standards, legislation, music scores and recordings and encyclopedias. Much of this information in the eresources is not available freely elsewhere on the web. The Library also provides access to more than 100,000 ebooks and a large number of archived websites.
All eresources can be accessed at State Library. Most are also accessible 24/7 away from State Library; all you need is SLQ membership or a Queensland Public Library (QPL) account. You can also get access if you are using a computer in a Queensland public library. There are some eresources which are only available at State Library. You can ask us for help in searching these eresources.
Find thousands of eresources, including ebooks, in One Search, the library catalogue.
Find eresources that are available away from State Library, at home or in Queensland public libraries.
Art and architecture | Business and economics | Family history | Health and medicine | History, geography and biography | Humanities | Indigenous Australians | Language and literature | Law | Multi-subject | Music | News | Politics and government | Reference | Science and technology | Social sciences | Sport and recreation
Search all art and architecture eresources or art, art prices, architecture.
Search all business & economics eresources or accounting & taxation, business & management, company data.
Newspapers, historical records and biographical information. Includes Papers past and Trove digitised Australian newspapers. Also available are Ancestry and Findmypast (only at State Library)
Search family history eresources.
Both general and specialised medical information. Includes Health Collection and the Health and Wellness Resource Centre.
Search health and medicine eresources.
History and geography eresources including 19th century British Library newspapers, JSTOR, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and Humanities International.
Search all history, geography & biography eresources or history & geography, biography.
Both general and specialised resources in arts, education, philosophy, dance, literature and culture.
Search humanities eresources.
Resources of interest to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples or to researchers in this area
Search Indigenous Australians eresources.
Dictionaries, poetry, and major Australian literature resources. Includes Austlit, Literature Resource Centre and MLA International Bibliography.
Search all language & literature eresources or Australian, dictionaries, digital libraries, international, poetry & quotations.
Search all law eresources or case law, journal articles, legislation, reference.
Use these resources to search across different subjects. A great place to start for school assignments. Included are Encyclopedia Britannica, Gale Virtual Reference Library, JSTOR and Oxford Reference Online.
Search multi-subject eresources.
General and specialist encyclopedias, sound recordings and music scores including Oxford Music Online, Classical Scores Library, Opera in Video and the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians .
Search all music eresources or general, sound.
News from Queensland and around the world both current and historical. Includes Trove digitised Australian newspapers, and the UK Times Digital archive.
More about finding information in newspapers.
Australian and international resources including Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre, Australian Public Affairs-Full Text and JSTOR.
Search politics and government eresources.
Encyclopedias, general online reference sources, statistics and more. Includes Gale Virtual Reference Library and Oxford Reference Online.
Search reference eresources
Encyclopaedias, standards and journal articles in all areas. Specialist databases include Standards Australia and Access Science.
Search science and technology eresources.
General resources including Gale Virtual Reference Library and Humanities and Social Sciences Collection and specialist resources in education, health and consumer affairs.
Search social sciences eresources.
General and specialist resources including AUSPORT, The Australian Tourism Index and the Australian/New Zealand Reference Centre.
Search sport and recreation eresources.
- Use of eresources is governed by licence agreements between vendors or publishers and the State Library of Queensland, and users are required to comply with the terms and conditions of the licences.
- Use must be for private research and study purposes only. No use is allowed for business, commercial or work-related purposes. The State Library of Queensland's licence agreements do not permit use of these databases as teaching resources in classroom environments in schools and other educational institutions.
- Use is to be by the registered individual only - access is not transferable to other parties.
ANZ Reference Centre – online magazines, newspapers, and books focussed on Australian and New Zealand content. Use in the library or at home if you have an SLQ library card or Queensland public library (QPL) account.
State Library of Queensland provides special library services for members who have an SLQ membership card (formerly known as an e-services card).