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Free databases are available to library members. Databases provide instant access to current, authoritative information on a range of subjects from journals, newspapers and magazines worldwide.

To access some databases, you will need to register for a State Library of Queensland (SLQ) membership.

State Library of Queensland provides an extensive range of databases and eresources that can be accesssed via their website. Find out more about SLQ's e-resources or view their full list of databases


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Carter's Guide to Antiques and Collectables

Always up-to-date with prices, Carter's covers items from 1500BC to the present day, including antiquities, antiques, collectables, retro and 20th century design. 

No login required

Choice online

Please see staff for access

In Library use only

Clue Detective

Enjoy saving your favourite puzzles online.

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Dance in video

More than 500 hours of streaming video covering ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, plus experimental works, documentaries by and about leading choreographers, videos on dance training and twentieth-century dance styles. 

SLQ Account

Directory of Australian Associations

Covers national and state associations, foundations, marketing bodies, institutes and committees, plus Australian branches of international associations  

SLQ Account 

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

A reference articles for students, educators and parents 

SLQ Account

Europa World Plus

Up-to-date political, economic and statistical information about more than 250 countries 

SLQ Account 

Gale Virtual Reference Library: eBooks 

Encyclopedias and specialised reference sources for multidisciplinary research. 

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Health and Wellness Resource Center

Up-to-date, authoritative full-text health information from journals and reference titles. 

SLQ Account


General training module to prepare for taking the IELTS Test. Available online or via the app


SLQ PressReader

A full-colour, full-page collection of today's newspapers (and 45 days of back issues) in 37 languages from around the world. Within the State Library of Queensland eresources list, select News. 

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Music Online

Cross-searches the Alexander Street Press range of music databases, including Classical Music Reference Library, Classical Scores Library, The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online, and African American Music Reference. It also searches various audio and video libraries: Classical Music Library, American Song, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries, Dance in Video, Opera in Video. 

SLQ Account

Oxford Art Online

Access a series of art resources that include timelines and thousands of images 

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Oxford Music Online

The full text of Grove Music Online, the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, the Oxford Companion to Music and the Oxford Dictionary of Music, covering the history of music from Bach to the Blues, with biographies, sound archives, illustrations and links to music internet sites. 

SLQ Account

Transparent Language Online

Seriously Addictive Language Learning: Transparent Language Online is a powerful and personalised language-learning system. 

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An encyclopedia with Australian content 

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Who's who in Australia

Biographical information about notable Australians from all works of life including, sports, politics, business and the arts 

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