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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.


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

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.


State Library celebrates the culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people. We collect, preserve and share the documentary heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people across the State. Access videos, photos, databases and more to enhance your research.

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State Library of Queensland houses many collections relating to the experience of Queenslanders during the First World War. Discover videos, soldier portraits, digitised documents and more to enhance your research.


High quality online resources to support learning are available for free to State Library members. Not a member? Join now

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Get get the digital skillset you need to support your studies and future career on with tools like Excel and Word as well as time and project management platforms. Use your membership to sign up.

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Check out the Macquarie Dictionary, and especially their new words blog. Explore the meaning of blood harmony, coronacrisis, covidiot, sky puppy, murfer and more. Access is free for members.

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Find interesting resources for assessments and projects on World War I history and commemoration, Anzac Day, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation and women in wartime.

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There are over 200,000 ebooks in our collection. You can read ebooks online using an internet browser or download them to your device.


Created by big kids for little kids, Kindergo is a free reading app that empowers children aged 2-7 to read by themselves.

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An amazing adventure through science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Includes the complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos, and images.

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