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 (In library use only)
Ancestry Library Edition is a huge subscription database, similar to the popular, 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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An online resource for exploring the diversity of Australian literature.  An authoritative database about Australian literature and storytelling, with biographical and bibliographical information, full text, exhibitions and rich content.  The AustLit platform 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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*Note: Click the link above and 'Login' to Montage using your library barcode and pin. Click on 'All' and search for AustLit. Click on 'AustLit : the resource for Australian literature' and select 'Download', 'Click link for electronic access to Austlit database: icon' to authenticate full access.

Australian Bureau of Statistics 

Australian Bureau of Statistics

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is Australia's national statistical agency. The ABS provide 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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Britannica Library

The award-winning resource for children and adults. Easy to use, and easy to find trusted information.

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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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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 Property; 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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