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Learn how to request books and other items from One Search, the State Library Queensland catalogue.
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Ask Us Webinar Recordings
Ask Us Webinar Series: Guide to the Information Collections
Learn all about the Information Collections at State Library, including the variety of topics included and how to access resources both physically and online. Webinar recorded Tuesday, 16 November 2021.
Ask Us Webinar Series: Newspapers from the Collection
Discover the range of physical and digital newspapers available through State Library's collections, including how to access and search them effectively. Webinar recorded Friday 17 December, 2021.
Ask Us Webinar Series: Family History Online Indexes
Find out about the availability of online family history indexes at SLQ, and develop and understanding of how they can lead to more information. Webinar recorded Monday 17 January, 2022.
Ask Us Webinar Series: Queensland Heritage Collections
Learn about the Queensland Heritage collections available at SLQ, including accessing resources online and in-person at the John Oxley Library. Webinar recorded Wednesday 23 February, 2022.
Ask Us Webinar Series: Newsbank
Learn more about the newspaper database Newsbank, including how to find articles, how to refine your esearch, and how to locate public notices. Webinar recorded Wednesday 27 April, 2022.
Ask Us Webinar Series: Music Collections
Learn more about the Music Collection at SLQ, including what is available in person and online, and the best search strategies for locating it. Webinar recorded Wednesday 11 May, 2022.
Ask Us Webinar Series: Finding Female Ancestors
Learn why female ancestors are difficult to locate while researching your family history. Discover some hints and tips for more easily locating them, by exploring different types of records and working through an example from our Ask Us enquiry service. Webinar recorded on the 2nd of June, 2022.
Ask Us Webinar Series: The Elusive Immigrant - a case study of an Irish Girl
Learn about the challenges you might face finding records of immigrant arrivals, and resources and strategies that can assist in research. Webinar recorded on the 24th of June, 2022.