eReference

A range of  encyclopaedias and reference texts to assist with your research needs. Explore your family history with Ancestry (Library Edition).

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ancestry library edition

Ancestry Library Edition (In library use only)Ancestry Library Edition is a huge subscription database, similar to the popular Ancestry.com, which you can use to trace your ancestors.  Available on all public computers at Mackay Regional Council Libraries branches or on your own device using our WiFi.

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Family History
Here you will find information about accessing the resources of State Library of Queensland's Family History services as well as links to eResources and internet sites that will help you with your genealogical research.

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World Book Early World of Learning 

World Book Early World of Learning
A leading online resource for preschoolers and children in the early primary. Developed with experts on early childhood education, the Early World of Learning offers rich resources designed for easy integration into the classroom curriculum.

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World Book Kids 

World Book Kids
A premier online resource developed especially for young students. The site is optimised for tablets and features image-based navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of images and videos as well as a wealth of engaging games, science projects and activities.

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World Book Info Finder 

World Book Info Finder
Tailored for elementary and middle school-age students seeking extra help with their school assignments and extracurricular interests at the library.

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World Book Timelines 

World Book Timelines
World Book Timelines offers more than 425 generated timelines, which cover various time periods in history or span the life of historical public figures. These prebuilt timelines can be fully customised. Alternatively, users can choose to build their own timelines from scratch, adding events, descriptions, and media.

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World Book Reference Center 

World Book Reference Center
A powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, eBook, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.

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World eBook 

World Book eBook
World Book’s eBook collection includes highly illustrated, engaging titles that support a span of curriculum areas and reading levels. Unlimited simultaneous access to all of the books in the collection. Includes automatic updates and revisions to eBooks, as well as any new titles that are added to the site. Read the eBooks in World Book’s customised online viewer.

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