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Research skills

Make the most of your study or research time by exploring the catalogue and using our how-to videos to help you navigate.

One Search

Use our catalogue to find primary and secondary sources: peer-reviewed journal articles, books, magazines, newspapers, music, maps, ebooks, databases and more. 

How to videos

Unsure of how to access databases, become a member or use PressReader? Our detailed video guides will help you with these resources and more.

Collection resources

Digital stories, photos, digitised records and more to help you research and understand different perspectives.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives

State Library collects, preserves and shares the documentary heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people across the State.

First World War

Discover videos, soldier portraits, digitised documents and other items relating to the experiences of Queenslanders during the First World War.


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Quarantine quilt

In early May 2020 ABC Radio Brisbane put out a call to Queenslanders to contribute a small textile square which would be made into a ‘quarantine quilt’.

Macquarie Dictionary

There are six new words up for consideration: baconeer, grandmillenial, bloodbiker, e-troduce, colourism and kangaroo word. Do you know what they mean?

Culture quest

Help keep Indigenous languages alive and join us for a culture quest online with this fun online activity and video.

Mapping future Brisbane

Create a vision of future Brisbane using a mapping platform created by Digital Collections Catalyst 2020 Dr. Keir Winesmith.


Watch our quick how-to video to access online newspapers and magazines from Australia and across the globe in more than 30 different languages.

The Corner video activities

Enhance creativity, curiosity and pre-literacy skills for under 8's. Join Corner staff for exciting video activities exploring soft sounds, music and maps.

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