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Our Research Library is full of reference books ready for you to browse and explore.

We regularly add new books to the shelves in the State Library which are searchable and browsable in the State Library Catalogue.

The books we collect support personal research across multiple disciplines and in areas of contemporary interest. As the primary collector of South Australian published material, we also hold a full range of books about South Australia and by South Australian authors.

The following are some of the most recent additions to the shelves.

don't call us carnies
What your food ate
the patient doctor
Don't call us carnies 
Norma Brophy
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What your food ate: how
to heal our land and reclaim
our health

David R. Montgomery and
Anne Bikle
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The patient doctor 
Dr Ben Bravery
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On the Grid
ancestors artifacts empire
Gudyarra: the first Wiradyuri
war of resistance:
the Bathurst war, 1822-1824

Stephen Gapps
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On the grid: Australian
electricity in transition

Roger Guillaume, editor
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Ancestors, artefacts, empire:
indigenous Australia in British
and Irish museums

Gaye Sculthorpe, Maria Nugent
and Howard Morphy, editors 
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Insect crisis
Too much
Conversations with people 
who hate me: 12 things I
learned from talking to
internet strangers

Dylan Marron
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The insect crisis: the 
fall of the tiny empires
that run the world

Oliver Milman 
Catalogue record
Too much: how Victorian
constraints still bind women 

Rachel Vorona Cote
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100 australian flowers

Buried: an alternative history
of the first millennium in Britain

Alice Roberts
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Highly irregular: why tough,
through and dough don't rhyme-
and other oddities of the English

Arika Okrent
Catalogue record
100 Australian wildflowers
Mel Baxter
Catalogue record
intelligent love
between the last oasis
Colliding worlds
Intelligent love: the story of Clara
Park, her autistic daughter, and
the myth of the refrigerator 

Marga Vicedo
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Between the last oasis
and the next mirage: writing 
on Australia

Guy Rundle
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Colliding worlds: how 
cosmic encounters 
shaped planets and life

Simone Marchi
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twenty to the mile
blood on the typewriter
Nonna lives here
Vince Fusco
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Twenty to the mile:
The Overland Telegraph

Derek Pugh OAM
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Blood on the typewriter:
the world of Philip White

Robbie Brechin
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