Online Databases

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Confused about how to surf the Web? Or use Microsoft Word? Or navigate Facebook or Twitter? The Computer School has basic introductory tutorials on all of these and much more. To access click on the logo and type in your Bundaberg Regional Libraries membership number.

Online Computer Training

Online Computer Training provides introductory tutorials in Windows, Office, social media, computers, Internet, and more. Login with your library membership number.


Lynda.com is a database of online video tutorials and courses on topics such as business, CAD, marketing, photography, website development, programming, education, IT, management, etc. It also provides tutorials on many different software packages. A hugely useful resource for students and anyone wishing to learn for work, study, or pleasure. The State Library of Queensland has facilitated access to Lynda.com for all Queensland public libraries. Your library membership number and Library PIN is required to sign in. The first time you use Lynda.com you will be asked to complete your profile (with your email address). This will enable you to personalise Lynda.com and save videos for viewing later, etc.

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
  • Newspapers (current)
  • Newspapers (historic)
  • eBooks
  • Medical information
  • Dictionaries
  • Lynda.com - video tutorials covering business, management, technology, marketing, web design, and lots more.

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.

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