State Library provides access to a large range of databases. These databases contain journal articles, newspapers, company and industry data, music scores, sound recordings, reference material and more. Many of the databases are available from home, and you can sign up for your free State Library membership to get instant access.
A dictionary of Australian English, constantly updated with new words as they enter the Australian language.
A fully searchable collection of references, with three levels of content: adults, teens and kids.
Discover our databases
Access databases in particular subject areas in our online catalogue One Search. See below for selected databases by subject.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
Art and architecture
Business and economics
- Ancestry Library Edition (only onsite at State Library)
- FamilySearch - Affiliate records (only onsite at State Library)
- Findmypast (only onsite at State Library)
History, geography and biography
Language and literature
Politics and government
Science and technology
Young people and students
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