Your Library Online

A companion research guide for the Your Library Online webinar

Research Guides

Research guides help to answer the questions we are most often asked.  They are created by librarians at the State Library of Victoria and offer guidance on research pathways as well as links to resources in our catalogue and beyond.

We have 70+ guides covering 32 subjects: family history, Australian history, art and architecture, law, maps, manuscript collections, and more. Find them under Search & Discover and from the menu bar within the catalogue.

You may also see recommended Research Guides above the results of some of your searches.


Guide to Research Guides

Each Research Guide follows the same layout.

The first page - Get started - introduces what's in the guide. Look below the guide title to explore other pages in the guide. For example, our Patent guide has the following pages: Get startedHistoryFinding patentsVictoriaOther statesAustralia 1904 +BritainUSAOther countries.

Each page may have multiple boxes with different types of content: images from our collection, links to online sites, timelines and more.

Fashion research guide

Top 15 Research Guides