EPIC is a great planning resource for everyone

Using EPIC, schools have access to thousands of electronic resources covering all curriculum learning areas from primary to secondary level. It includes magazines, newspapers, encyclopaedia, images and much more.

EPIC

  • What's EPIC?

    EPIC (Electronic Purchasing In Collaboration) is a consortium of New Zealand library and information organisations that have purchased collective access to a wide range of quality e-resources.

    The Ministry of Education is a member of EPIC and has made EPIC e-resources freely available to all New Zealand schools.

  • What's EPIC?

    EPIC (Electronic Purchasing In Collaboration) is a consortium of New Zealand library and information organisations that have purchased collective access to a wide range of quality e-resources.

    The Ministry of Education is a member of EPIC and has made EPIC e-resources freely available to all New Zealand schools.

  • EPIC e-resources for educators and students

    EPIC provides a gateway to thousands of e-resources for students and staff to use at school and at home. It covers all learning areas and a huge range of topics.

    You can access a rich range of:

    • full-text magazines and newspapers
    • biographies, encyclopaedia and other reference works
    • sound and video clips.

    New Zealand content is also included. Many of the databases are updated daily.

    Benefits for students

    • Articles are professionally curated, often peer-reviewed.
    • Students get enhanced access to quick, fact-finding information and more in-depth coverage of topics, which supports scaffolding of next steps in learning.
    • Students with accessibility issues (e.g. impaired vision) have articles that have been made accessible in a number of ways, including being read aloud.
    • EPIC provides 24/7 access to quality e-resources that otherwise may not be available to them.
    • Contemporary content often appears on EPIC before it's available in a published magazine or journal.

    Benefits for educators, including school leaders

    • EPIC e-resources expand your library's collections and teacher resource room/departmental resources to meet informational and professional reading needs across the curriculum.
    • You can access sample lesson plans and training resources, including interactive resources, videos, tip sheets, and scavenger-hunt activities.
    • EPIC enhances the school’s e-learning environment with access to quality, up-to-date digital content.
    • You'll have access to research articles on the education sector, modern learning environments (including school libraries) and learning and teaching programmes.
    • EPIC includes online study guides and interactive lessons for finding, evaluating and reusing resources responsibly and safely (digital citizenship) to help enrich your staff professional learning programmes.
    • The Gale Cengage resources in EPIC integrate seamlessly with Google Classroom and Google Drive.
  • EPIC e-resources for educators and students

    EPIC provides a gateway to thousands of e-resources for students and staff to use at school and at home. It covers all learning areas and a huge range of topics.

    You can access a rich range of:

    • full-text magazines and newspapers
    • biographies, encyclopaedia and other reference works
    • sound and video clips.

    New Zealand content is also included. Many of the databases are updated daily.

    Benefits for students

    • Articles are professionally curated, often peer-reviewed.
    • Students get enhanced access to quick, fact-finding information and more in-depth coverage of topics, which supports scaffolding of next steps in learning.
    • Students with accessibility issues (e.g. impaired vision) have articles that have been made accessible in a number of ways, including being read aloud.
    • EPIC provides 24/7 access to quality e-resources that otherwise may not be available to them.
    • Contemporary content often appears on EPIC before it's available in a published magazine or journal.

    Benefits for educators, including school leaders

    • EPIC e-resources expand your library's collections and teacher resource room/departmental resources to meet informational and professional reading needs across the curriculum.
    • You can access sample lesson plans and training resources, including interactive resources, videos, tip sheets, and scavenger-hunt activities.
    • EPIC enhances the school’s e-learning environment with access to quality, up-to-date digital content.
    • You'll have access to research articles on the education sector, modern learning environments (including school libraries) and learning and teaching programmes.
    • EPIC includes online study guides and interactive lessons for finding, evaluating and reusing resources responsibly and safely (digital citizenship) to help enrich your staff professional learning programmes.
    • The Gale Cengage resources in EPIC integrate seamlessly with Google Classroom and Google Drive.
  • How to access and use EPIC e-resources

    To access EPIC resources:

    Network for Learning (N4L)

    Further information

    Read these resources:

    For general enquiries, contact the New Zealand EPIC Manager at epic@epic.org.nz, or phone Paula Banks on 04 474 3058.

  • How to access and use EPIC e-resources

    To access EPIC resources:

    Network for Learning (N4L)

    Further information

    Read these resources:

    For general enquiries, contact the New Zealand EPIC Manager at epic@epic.org.nz, or phone Paula Banks on 04 474 3058.

  • Responsible use — copyright and attribution

    When you use any of the digital resources included in EPIC, be aware of their copyright requirements and usage restrictions. These are usually made clear on each site or database.

    If you use resources from EPIC, it's important that you acknowledge or attribute them in your work. Check if your school has guidelines for responsible use of other people's work

    If you're unsure about how to use these digital resources responsibly, ask your librarian or refer to:

    Copyright guidelines for schools — as set out by the Ministry of Education.

    Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand — a non-profit organisation that helps people share their copyright works for reuse by others. They provide information about how to share, remix, reuse — legally.

    National Library copyright and privacy — statements on the use of National Library web content and information

  • Responsible use — copyright and attribution

    When you use any of the digital resources included in EPIC, be aware of their copyright requirements and usage restrictions. These are usually made clear on each site or database.

    If you use resources from EPIC, it's important that you acknowledge or attribute them in your work. Check if your school has guidelines for responsible use of other people's work

    If you're unsure about how to use these digital resources responsibly, ask your librarian or refer to:

    Copyright guidelines for schools — as set out by the Ministry of Education.

    Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand — a non-profit organisation that helps people share their copyright works for reuse by others. They provide information about how to share, remix, reuse — legally.

    National Library copyright and privacy — statements on the use of National Library web content and information