Burdekin Library membership is required to access these databases

If you are not a member we would love to see you in the Library. It takes 2 minutes to join and you need two forms of ID.


AncestryLibraryEdition Search for your Ancestors on-line (ACCESS AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY ONLY)

Step 1: Log on to any public computer at Burdekin Library in Ayr or the Home Hill branch.
Step 2: Click on the Ancestry icon.
Step 3: From the homepage you can do a search of the entire database by typing in the name of the person you are searching for and any other details that may help you identify a particular individual. Click “Search”.



SpineOut is a place for young people where you can express your ideas and thoughts and share your creativity in words, art, film or music. A fun and interactive site you can access from home.




PK mag is an Australian digital only magazine for primary kids published by Good Reading Magazine. Creative work from book reviews, poetry, short stories, artwork, photography or stories are included. If you’ve created something or been involved in creating something it can be published!



State Library of Queensland membership is required to access these databases

The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) provides access to a large number of authoritative eresources: online journals, newspapers, magazines and websites, online training courses, company information and Australian standards, legislation, music scores and recordings and encyclopedias. Much of the information in these eresources is not available freely elsewhere on the web. The three databases below are just some of the content available from the State Library of Queensland.

If you are not a member of SLQ you can join by using the following link – Join the State Library of Queensland


Oxford Reference logo
Oxford Reference is the premier online reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias.



Health & Wellness Resource Centre provides access to articles in over 200 leading medical journals of which about 150 are available full text



Proquest Central



ProQuest Central is the largest single periodical resource available, bringing together complete databases across all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual Arts, History, Religion, Philosophy, and includes thousands of full-text newspapers from around the world.






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