Online Databases

State Library of Queensland databases

Numerous databases in many subject areas are accessible through the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) website, with free membership.


  • general reference (newspaper & journal articles, encyclopedias, etc) - Australia/NZ Reference Centre, Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Newspapers (current) - Library Press Display
  • Newspapers (historic) - 19th Century British Newspapers
  • eBooks - TumbleBooks for kids
  • Medical information - Health and Wellness Resource Center
  • Dictionaries - Macquarie, Oxford

National Library of Australia databases

Access to online licenced resources on a variety of topics. You will need to apply for a free National Library of Australia card.


  • many of the same offered by the State Library (above), plus more.

Library login required

(Library membership card number required)

The Computer School - basic computer and Internet tutorials

In Library use only

Ancestry Library Edition - genealogy (family history) - Available at all branches
Choice Online - consumer information, including product tests and comparisons, from Choice. Ask staff for login and password details. Available at all branches

No login required

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB)
Australian Historic Newspapers - 1803-1954
Convict Transportation Registers - 1787-1867