Reference

Research databases, encyclopedias and ejournals

Free access to research databases, encyclopedias and ejournals with your library card number and password / PIN as well as eBooks and eAudiobooks, eMagazines, music and more. Some of these have special access restrictions.

Sites

* 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection
Searchable full-text access to the British Library's collection of the newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817). This is the largest single collection of 17th and 18th century English news media. The 700 or so bound volumes of newspapers and news pamphlets were published mostly in London, however there are also some English provincial, Irish and Scottish papers, and a few examples from the American colonies, Europe and India.
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* 19th Century British Library Newspapers
Access a comprehensive range of British national, regional and local digitised newspapers in between the 17th and early 20th centuries.
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* 19th Century U.S. Newspapers
Access to 500 full text and searchable 19th century U.S. newspapers.
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* 19th Century UK Periodicals
A collection of often rare online British magazines, journals and specialty newspapers that aim to provide an in-depth view of life in the Victorian age.
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* 360 Search
Search almost everything at once. 360 Search is a federated search engine that searches across the library’s electronic resources from one simple interface.
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* ABI/INFORM Global
International business information. Sourced from more than 3000 journals, magazines and trade publications, with more than 2000 in full text. Includes the Wall Street Journal.
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* Academic OneFile
A collection of peer-reviewed, full-text articles from more than 8000 journals with extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects - authoritative and comprehensive.
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* Academic Search
Academic multi-disciplinary database. Full-text articles from more than 4,000 scholarly publications, including peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1975.
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* Agriculture Collection
This collection of more than 400 titles is focused on agriculture and its related fields: from practical aspects of farming to cutting-edge scientific research in horticulture. Includes Agricola database.
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* American Song
Streamable music from America's past. Songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys are included, along with material about civil rights, political campaigns, prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more. Also available via Music Online.
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* Ancestry.com Library Edition
A wide variety of content to help trace your family history. Includes records from United States, United Kingdom and Ireland.
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* APAIS - Australian Public Affairs Information Service
Australian index of articles from periodicals, newspapers, scholarly journals, conference papers and books, in the social sciences and humanities from 1978 onwards. Subjects include current affairs, economics, humanities, law, literature, politics and social sciences.
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* Artemis: Literary Sources
Artemis allows you to cross search all of Gale’s literary resources in one search. These resources include LitFinder, Literary Resource Center and Gale Virtual Reference Library.
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* Askews eBooks
Access a free eBook service of fiction and non-fiction titles. This collection of eBooks focuses on British titles.
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* Australia / New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre
Access to a rich resource for perspectives on major contentious social, political, and technological issues that are relevant to New Zealand and Australia.
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* Australia / NZ Reference Centre
Leading Australian, New Zealand and international periodicals in full text. Reference books, biographies and images.
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* Australian Art Sales Digest
Access art market information for Australian and New Zealand including past, current and forthcoming auctions, market statistics and news.
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* Biography in Context
Biographical information on more than one million people.
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* Biography Reference Center
Access biographical reference collections and magazines, a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, and thousands of unique narrative biographies.
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* Books and Authors
Explore the latest fiction and non-fiction, and find out about authors. Profiles, plot summaries and awards information.
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* BorrowBox
eAudiobooks from well known Australian and international authors.
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* Britannica Library: Adults
The complete 32-volume Encyclopdia Britannica online. Also has a teen version and a kids version. Search articles, photographs, drawings, maps, flags and more.
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* Britannica SmartMaths Practice
An interactive and fun way for those aged 6-14 to improve their math skills with activities, tests and quizzes.
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* British Newspaper Archive
Search millions of digitized pages from the British Library's vast newspaper collection from the 1700s onwards.
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* British Newspapers 1600-1950
Digital collection of British historic newspapers from the British Library. Cross-searchable historical and cultural archive. One of the most significant digital collections of British historic newspapers and ephemera available online.
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* Business and Company ASAP
Providing researchers with information on companies, markets and industries.
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* Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Reference Center
Comprehensive full-text database covering all aspects of business continuity and disaster recovery. Includes magazines, journals, academic and technical publications, case studies and examples.
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* Business Economics and Theory Collection
Wide-ranging business and economic journals and magazines. Includes EconLit database. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.
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* Business Insights: Global
Access to international business information. Includes case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals and topical reference materials organised by country, company and industry.
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* Business Reference Suite
Includes Business & Industry (a multi-industry database with a strong global focus on company, industry and product information) & Business & Management Practices (focuses on the processes, methods and strategies of managing a business).
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* Business Source
Full text articles and PDFs from scholarly business journals, including peer-reviewed business publications. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. Some of the top scholarly journals date as far back as 1922. Includes US Regional Business News.
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* BusyThings
Access colourful, quirky and fun games and activities for 3 to 7 year olds. Designed to entertain and educate!
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* Carter’s Price Guide to Antiques
Access to prices of antiquities, antiques, collectables, retro, vintage and 20th century design. An Australian product with New Zealand content.
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* Christchurch City Council Cemeteries Database
This database includes interments from the following cemeteries: Addington Cemetery, Avonhead Park Cemetery, Barbadoes Street, Belfast Cemetery, Bromley Cemetery, Linwood Cemetery, Memorial Park Cemetery, Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Sydenham Cemetery, Waimairi Cemetery, Woolston Cemetery, Yaldhurst Cemetery.
* CINCH Christchurch
Community information for Christchurch and the surrounding areas.
* Classical Music Library
Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries. Tens of thousands of streamable tracks from labels including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Vox and many more. Coverage includes music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera. Also available via Music Online.
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* Communication and Mass Media Collection
Search journals focused on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and many more.
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* Computer Database
Find computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology. Includes more than 3 million articles, with over 450 titles in full-text.
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* Consumer Health Complete
Access content on all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
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* Contemporary Women's Issues
Multidisciplinary, full-text database that brings together relevant content from mainstream periodicals, "gray" literature, and the alternative press - with a focus on the critical issues and events that influence women's lives around the world.
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* Contemporary World Music
Streamable world music library containing the sounds of all regions from every continent. Reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more. Also available via Music Online.
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* Credo Reference
Over 600 searchable and browsable reference books from a collection of the world's leading publishers, including Bloomsbury, Collins, Penguin and Thames and Hudson.
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* Criminal Justice Collection
Whether studying to become a lawyer or law enforcement officer, para-legal, or for a career in social work or rehabilitation, this collection rises to the challenge. Users have access to 150 journals in a range of fields.
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* Culinary Arts Collection
The Culinary Arts collection includes hundreds of major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
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* The Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2004
Access the historical archive of the Daily Mail in a fully searchable and browseable digital format. Contains advertisements, news stories and images that capture 20th century culture and society.
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* Discovering Collection
Comprehensive reference material in six key areas - literature, biography, science, United States history, world history, and cultures of the world. For school students, primary school and secondary.
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* Dragonsource
Hundreds of popular Chinese-language eMagazines for online reading. Topics range from business and economics to family, fashion, entertainment, film and travel.
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* Ebsco General News and Magazines
Access to thousands of full text general magazines and newspapers from Masterfile Premier, Australia/NZ Reference Centre and more.
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* Ebsco Megasearch
Use to search across a range of databases, with results from full-text magazines, reference works. Multimedia content.
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* The Economist Historical Archive, 1843 - 2008
The Economist has been highly regarded for providing independent global, economic and political analysis since its first publication in 1843.
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* Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education, produces the world's premier database of journal and non-journal education literature of more than 1.1 million citations going back to 1966.
* Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
Offers World Book's encyclopaedia - articles, media, and interactive features in Spanish. Part of World Book Web.
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* Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
Search journals for different environmental perspectives from the scientific community, government policy makers and corporate interests. Explore more than 3 million articles on global warming, climate change, alternative energy, environmental policy, going green, recycling, soil, plants, agronomy and more.
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* Expanded Academic ASAP
Full-text access to journals and periodicals covering a wide variety of disciplines, from social science, humanities and politics to medicine, general interest and science. Includes some New Zealand content.
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* Find My Past
Find family history and genealogy information for the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands all in one place. Access this at any of our libraries. Limited to twelve users at any one time.
* Fine Arts and Music Collection
The Fine Arts and Music Collection supports students, artists, teachers, art buffs and music lovers to research drama, music, art history and filmmaking.
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* First Search
Use to search across a range of OCLC databases, with results from full-text magazines, reference works.
* Gale Megasearch
Search Gale's news, journal articles, encyclopædias and specialised reference sources. Suitable for school, business and academic use. Search across OneFile, Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), Discovering Collection, Student Resource Center & Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center.
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* Gale NewsVault
Search all Gale's historical digitised newspaper collections at the same time including: 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers; 19th Century British Library Newspapers; 19th Century U.S Newspapers; Sunday Times Digital Archive 1822-2006; Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003; Times Digital Archive 1785-1985 and Picture Post Historical Archive 1938-1957.
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* Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of encyclopedias, almanacs and reference sources. Subjects include health, war, pollution, history, space science, maths, occult, food and fashion.
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* Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection
Key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. Practical aspects as well as the scientific theory.
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* General Business File ASAP
Comprehensive business research from a diverse range of sources, including newspapers, journals, directory listings and investment reports.
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* General OneFile
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
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* General Reference Center Gold
Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more from a variety of resources.
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* givER (was Corporate Citizens)
Searchable database of New Zealand businesses that are committed to building relationships with community and voluntary organisations.
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* givME (was Breakout)
Search for New Zealand awards, scholarships and grants for individuals.
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* givUS (was Fundview)
New Zealand funding information for voluntary organisations from hundreds of schemes.
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* Global Issues in Context
This resource ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of global issues - war, genocide, terrorism, poverty, globalization, world trade, and global warming.
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* GreenFile
Research database covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. A collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects and what can be done to minimise them. Includes some full text content.
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* The Guardian and The Observer (1791-2003)
This historical collection includes The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003). Searchable full text, you can also view digital reproductions of the original pages. Every page from every available issue is included. Part of ProQuest Historical Newspapers collection.
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* Health and Wellness Resource Center
Research diseases and conditions, alternative medicine, drug and herbal remedies, medical dictionaries and articles from magazines, journals and newspapers. Note: intended for informational purposes only.
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* Health Reference Center Academic
Articles from nursing and allied health journals, newspapers, newsletters and full-text reference work on fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health and safety, alcohol and drug abuse, prescription drugs, and more. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
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* Health Source Consumer & Nursing/Academic Editions
Collection of general health, nutrition and professional health care publications with over 800 full text. Includes Clinical Pharmacology database.
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* History Reference Center
Access to information on world history for researchers. Includes video, photos, maps and full-text books and magazines.
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* Home Improvement Collection
Home improvement articles for the hobbyists and the professional alike. Coverage includes architectural techniques, tool and material selection, and much more.
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* Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection
Search industry journals, reference texts and travel guides on the hospitality and tourism industry. Covers historical and current affairs in the hospitality and tourism fields, while also allowing for focused study of specialised aspects of the industry.
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* The Illustrated London News 1842 - 2003
Digital, full-colour reproductions of The Illustrated London News from its first publication on 14 May 1842 to its last in 2003. Every article and caption is full-text searchable with search-term highlighting and links to corresponding illustrations. Facsimilies of articles and illustrations can be viewed, printed and saved either individually or in the context of the page in which they appear.
* INNZ (Index New Zealand)
Index New Zealand (INNZ) contains abstracts and descriptions of articles from approximately 1000 publications. It covers publications from 1987 to the present day, and articles from older publications are being added retrospectively. Index only.
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* Inventions and Discoveries
Explore the impact of inventions and discoveries that continue to shape our world today. Part of World Book Web.
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* Irish Newspaper Archives
Access to a digital archive of Irish newspapers spanning 300 years.
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* The Irish Times (1859-2008)
A collection of historic newspapers featuring The Irish Times (1859-2008) and the Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958). It offers full page and article images with searchable full text and digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. Part of ProQuest Historical Newspapers collection.
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* Jazz Music Library
Online collection of streamable jazz recordings covering thousands of artists, ensembles, albums, and genres, from all over the world, from the beginnings of jazz to today. Also available via Music Online.
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* Kompass
Business directory. Provides users with comprehensive information about companies, people, products and services.
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* LegalTrac
International law journal index - law reviews, specialty journals and legal newspapers. Students, teachers and legal researchers can find indexing for more than 1,400 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals.
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* LexisNexis - New Zealand Law
Access to online information about New Zealand law concerning personal grievances, privacy, resource management, wills and transport and more from LexisNexis NZ. It also includes access to the New Zealand Law Journal.
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Note: Material contained in this resource is intended for informational purposes only.
* LexisNexis - Practical Guidance
Access to a broad collection of guidance notes, commentary, checklists, precedents, cases and legislation across five practice areas: criminal, employment, family, resource management, and trusts.
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Note: Material contained in this resource is intended for informational purposes only.
* Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Bibliographic database providing coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.
* The Listener Historical Archive, 1929 - 1991
The Listener was a weekly magazine established by the BBC to reproduce and expand on the content of its broadcast and television talks.
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* Literacy Planet
Fun learn-to-read resource for children. Includes pre-reading skills, practice exercises and basic mathematics. (was Intrepica) Set up a new account with your library card number and email address.
* Literary Reference Center
Access a broad spectrum of information about thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes for all literary research needs.
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* Literature Resource Center
Research the most-studied authors and literary disciplines. Biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis, plus reviews, poems and short stories from journals and magazines.
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* LitFinder
Literature search tool. Find full-text poems and citations, essays, speeches, plays and more. Includes literary criticism, biographies and reviews.
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* Lynda.com
Online video training in a wide range of business, education, design and technical topics, tools and software. Access this at any of our libraries.
* Māori Land Court Minute Books Index (MLCMBI)
Easy and quick access to and index of over 1100 minute books between 1865 and 1910, from the Taitokerau, Waikato-Maniapoto, Tairawhiti, Waiariki, Aotea, Takitimu, and Waipounamu Māori Land Court Districts. Index only. For more information see about the Māori Land Court Minute Books
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* Mango Languages
Mango provides access to over sixty languages for those wanting to learn a language from basic right through to advanced levels with grammar and cultural notes. It also has instructions on how to learn English if you are not a native speaker.
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* MAS Ultra
Access to full-text and indexed journals covering all subject areas.
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* MasterFile Complete
Access to full-text magazines, journals and general reference publications covering every subject area of interest. Also includes primary source documents and an extensive image collection.
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* Music Online
A large music library and reference tool, Music Online includes hundreds of thousands of streamable tracks from many different record labels and music genres. American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, and Jazz Music Library and Smithsonian Global Sound.
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* MyHeritage
Access MyHeritage library edition to trace, share and preserve your family history. Records are sourced from around the world.
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* National Geographic - Kids
Access to the digital archive of the trusted children's magazine National Geographic: Kids. Aimed at 6-14 year olds.
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* National Geographic Virtual Library
Access to the digital archive of the world-renowned magazine National Geographic. Coverage is from 1888 onwards up until the most recent issues. This resource includes National Geographic: Kids and National Geographic: People, Animals and the World.
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* Naxos Music Library
Large, free online streamable music library with reference and tuition material. Recordings, album notes, biographies and glossary. Graded exam playlists.
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* Naxos Video Library
Performing arts video library. Concerts, operas, ballets, feature films and documentaries. Access this with your library card number and password / PIN. Currently available outside libraries only.
* New Zealand Business Who’s Who
Access to New Zealand’s longest running business directory.
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* New Zealand Gazette Archive
New Zealand Gazette Archive comprises searchable and browsable PDF (portable document format) copies of issues of the New Zealand Gazette and related publications from 1841. Published by LexisNexis.
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* New Zealand Index
A collection of indexed New Zealand-related material with short abstracts. Includes Newzindex, covering business in New Zealand in New Zealand journals and major newspapers from 1985 to 2006; NZ Science, a collection of scientific abstracts covering New Zealand science writing back to 1840; Newspaper Index (NINX) covering New Zealand newspapers from 1993-2003; Index Auckland, a record of information about Auckland; Index New Zealand (INNZ); The New Zealand Woman's Weekly Index of Names mentioned, 1932-1951; The New Zealand Herald's Family + Notices Classifieds since 2003. Index only.
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* NoveList K8 Plus
Teen's and children's tool to find new authors and reading options. You can use your favourite writer, book, genre, series or story as a starting point.
* NoveList Plus
Find new authors and reading options using your favourite writer, book or genre as a starting point.
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* Nursing and Allied Health Collection
Comprehensive nursing and allied health information aimed at health professionals. This resource provides answers to questions about the specialised care, treatment and management of patients. Provided for information purposes only.
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* Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Social issues research tool for investigating both sides of hotly-debated topics. Includes statistics and detailed research plus articles from magazines, journals and newspapers.
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* OverDrive
Free eAudiobook and eBook collection. Contains some Project Gutenberg titles. Regularly updated. Requires free OverDrive software installation.
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* Overdrive for kids
Free eBook and eAudiobook collection containing thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles for children.
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* Overdrive for teens
Free eBook and eAudiobook collection containing thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles for teens.
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* Oxford Art Online
Comprehensive art research and reference library. Includes the online Grove Dictionary of Art, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Formerly known as Grove Art.
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* Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2001. More than 50,000 entries.
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* Oxford English Dictionary
Online version of the Oxford English Dictionary. Find word spellings, definitions, pronunciation and examples of use.
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* Oxford Music Online
Music reference and research tool. Includes The New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, The Oxford Companion to Music.
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* Oxford Reference Online
Brings together 200 language and subject dictionaries and reference works into a single cross-searchable resource.
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* Papers Past
Papers Past contains more than one million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1932 and includes publications from all regions of New Zealand. 42 titles have page images browsable by date with 17 having titles searchable full text. Provided by the National Library of New Zealand.
* Picture Post Historical Archive
The Picture Post Historical Archive contains every issue of the pioneering photo-journalism newspaper. High-principled yet entertaining, and featuring a whole stable of extraordinarily talented photographers, Picture Post (1938-1957) was read by an estimated 80% of the British population at its peak. It is an essential resource for studying international social and political issues of the day, and how they were brought into popular consciousness.
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* Poetry & Short Story Reference Centre
Access this full-text resource for thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques.
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* Popular Magazines
Articles from the most searched for magazine titles based on searches performed by library customers. Titles range from Time, National Geographic, Newsweek and Fortune to Vanity Fair, Men's Health and Sports Illustrated.
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* Popular Music
Access to a wide range of popular streaming music from around the world.
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* Press Display
Digital newspaper and magazine library. Full-page replicas of current print editions, including editorial content, graphics and advertising. Can have up to ninety days worth of back issues.
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* ProQuest ANZ Newsstand
A selection of over 30 full-text newspapers and newswires from Australia and New Zealand covering regional and international topics.
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* ProQuest Historical Newspapers
A collection of historic newspapers featuring the The Guardian (1821-2003), The Observer (1791-2003), The Irish Times (1859-1920) and the Weekly Irish Times (1876-1920). Offers full page and article images with searchable full text and digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
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* ProQuest Megasearch
Search tool allows you get results from all ProQuest resources at the same time. Coverage includes ABI/INFORM Global, Academic Research Library, ANZ Newsstand and Proquest Science.
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* ProQuest Research Library
Resources for researchers. Designed to extensively cover the top 150 core academic subject reference areas.
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* ProQuest Science Journals
Get instant access to the latest news, research and developments with this full-text science journal collection. More than 250 current publications, with a further 130 titles in abstract and index form.
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* Psychology Collection
Full journal articles on the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops and diminishes. This collection explores what makes people 'tick', from childhood to death. It gives students, psychologists, counsellors, behavioral scientists, and other researchers relevant information about the study of the mind, emotions and behavior. Library customers will have instant access to over 300 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.
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* Punch Historical Archive 1841-1992
Access to the digital archive of Punch, the world’s most celebrated magazine of humour and satire.
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* Regional Business News
Provides full text of nearly 100 regional business publications from the United States. Updated twice a week and acts as a supplement to EBSCO's Business Source Premier. It contains publications from Crain Communications, one of the largest business publishers in the United States.
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* Road to IELTS: Academic
Access a self-study preparation course to help candidates prepare for the globally recognised IELTS exam. It tests English proficiency at an academic level.
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* Road to IELTS: General
Access a self-study preparation course to help candidates prepare for the globally recognised IELTS exam. It tests English proficiency at a general level.
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* Safari Tech Books Online
Electronic reference library of technology, digital media, business and management titles. Includes titles from well-known IT publishers such as O'Reilly, Que, New Riders, PeachPit, SitePoint and others.
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* Science in Context
Curriculum-related science content for high school and university students, teachers and researchers. Merges reference content with journal articles and media reports.
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* Science Reference Center
Full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and more. Topics include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
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* Serials A2Z
Find magazines, journals or newspaper articles in our electronic journals and serials by browsing an A to Z listing, searching for a title, or browsing a subject.
* Short Story Index
A detailed index of more than 76,500 stories from more than 4,025 collections. This reference database grows by 4,000 records each year, and includes coverage dating back to 1984.
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* Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
Streamable encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. It includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. Also available via Music Online.
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* Standards NZ
Standards are agreed specifications for products, processes, services, or performance. New Zealand Standards are used to enhance products and services, improve safety and quality, meet industry best practice, and support trade.
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* Student Research Center Student Research Centre
Simultaneous searching of EBSCO’s student databases, including broad-interest resources and information on health and the sciences from biochemistry to zoology. Aimed at primary and high school students.
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* Student Resources in Context
A comprehensive reference source for high school and tertiary students.
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* The Sunday Times Digital Archive 1822-2006
Access to the fully searchable digital archive of the British Sunday Times newspaper.
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* Te Puna
Search databases and bibliographic tools including INNZ (Index New Zealand), the National Library of New Zealand catalogue, the New Zealand National Bibliography, the Ranfurly Collection, and He Puna Kupu Māori (Māori thesaurus).
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* Teacher Reference Center
Journal information for teachers and librarians, from kindergarten to Year 12. This index covers the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books and is now also offered free via the EBSCOhost platform. Includes key education topics such as assessment, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, instructional media, language arts, literacy standards, science and mathematics, and more.
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* The Times Digital Archive 1785 - 1985
Search through the complete digital edition of The Times (London), to retrieve full facsimile images of either a specific article or a complete page. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching.
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* Times Literary Supplement, 1902 - 2007
The Times Literary Supplement is the only literary weekly to offer comprehensive coverage of the latest and most important publications, in every subject as well as reviewing theatre, cinema, music and exhibitions.
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* TumbleBook Cloud
Access an online collection of ebooks, read-along chapter books, graphic novels, videos, and audio books. Aimed at 12 to 17 year olds. Also helpful for reluctant readers and ESOL students.
* TumbleBook Library
Fun animated children’s stories, games, quizzes and puzzles.
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* Wheelers eBooks
Access a free eBook service of fiction and non fiction titles. The collection focuses on New Zealand titles. Access this with your library card number and password / PIN. Currently available outside libraries only.
* World Book Early World of Learning
Access an interactive learning resource developed by early childhood education experts for preschoolers and children in early primary school. Part of World Book Web.
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* World Book Online Craft Corner
Access to thousands of engaging projects suitable for a broad spectrum of hobbyists - from beginner to experienced, for children and adults. Part of World Book Web.
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* World Book Online for Kids
Easy-to-use encyclopædia for young readers. Articles, multimedia, games, science projects and interactive tools for homework and fun. Part of World Book Web.
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* World Book Online Info Finder
Multimedia reference encyclopedia for high school students homework and research. Learn research and citation skills, and save and share your research results. Part of World Book Web.
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* World Book Online Reference Center
Powerful reference tool for advanced research. Features hundreds of thousands of complete ebooks and primary source documents as well as multimedia and interactive tools. Part of World Book Web.
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* World Book Web
The online version of the popular children's and young adult encyclopædia World Book. It is made up of seven distinct products: World Book Online for Kids, World Book Online Info Finder, World Book Online Reference Centre, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, and Inventions and Discoveries.
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* World History in Context
Explore the history of ancient civilisations through to the 20th Century using reference sources, full-text articles from academic journals, maps and images. Full-text and images for over 1,400 primary source documents.
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* Zinio for libraries
Access hundreds of popular eMagazines covering a range of subjects. These magazines are replicas of their print version and include New Zealand titles.
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