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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AustLit 

AustLit
An incredibly rich online resource for anyone interested in exploring the diversity of Australian literature. It is produced through a non-profit collaboration between a network of researchers from Australian universities and the National Library of Australia, led by The University of Queensland. AustLit is an authoritative database about Australian literature and storytelling, with biographical and bibliographical information, full text, exhibitions and rich online content.

The AustLit platform also includes BlackWords - the most comprehensive record of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander publications available and includes writing, storytelling, biographical material, film and much more.

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Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is Australia's national statistical agency. The ABS provides key statistics on a wide range of economic, environmental and social issues, to assist and encourage informed decision making, research and discussion within governments and the community.

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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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Caxton Legal Centre Inc.

Queensland Law Handbook
Easy to understand on over 60 areas of law. The 63 chapters have been divided into seven sections of law with meaningful titles and representative pictures to symbolise the respective content. The Australian Legal System; Family Law; Living and Working in Society; Offenders and Victims; Contracts, Money and Proverty; Health and Well-being; Your Rights and Responsibilities.

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QLD Regional Profiles

Queensland Regional Profiles
Access to informative statistical reports on a range of Queensland community types.

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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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