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Category Database Description Availability
Māori Bridget Williams Books – The Treaty of Waitangi Collection The Treaty of Waitangi Collection provides unlimited, cross-searchable, online access to a growing collection of important works on the Treaty of Waitangi, including Claudia Orange's acclaimed Treaty of Waitangi series and the landmark resource Tangata Whenua: A History by Atholl Anderson, Judith Binney and Aroha Harris. Onsite resources
Māori The knowledge basket — taonga Te kete o te wānanga is a news and information archive with access to New Zealand information resources including the Māori Land Court Minute Books Index, Settlement Stories, Waitangi Tribunal Reports and many others. Onsite resources
Newspapers and magazines 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers & magazines Newspapers, newsbooks, Acts of Parliament, addresses, broadsides, pamphlets, proclamations from the British Isles and its colonies. Onsite resources
Newspapers and magazines 19th Century British Library newspapers Full-text of national and regional newspapers, including England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Onsite resources
Newspapers and magazines 19th Century UK Periodicals Full text Journal content published in Britain and its Empire. Onsite resources
Academic research Academic OneFile Articles, indexes and abstracts for journals and reference sources covering physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and other subjects. Includes The New York Times. Scholarly, technical, and professional journals. Many of the publications included in these are peer-reviewed. Onsite resources
Academic research Academic Search Premier Articles, indexes and abstracts for scholarly journals covering humanities, physical, health and social sciences. Onsite resources
Business and Economics ADB Publications Original economic data, research, and publications on the Asia-Pacific region Freely available resources
Family History Ancestry library edition International family history records from national, state and local government archives, historical societies, religious institutions and private collectors. Includes 1841-1901 UK census records. Onsite resources
Maps Antique Map Price Record Database of map prices, comprising 200,000 items from 1982 onwards. Onsite resources
General Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Full-text, wide-ranging database of Australasian magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books. Onsite resources
Encyclopaedias and reference Biography in Context (Gale) Integrates multimedia biographical resources from a broad spectrum, spanning history and geography. Onsite resources
Student resources Books & Authors A resource to answer "What do I read Next?" Covers fiction and non-fiction. Onsite resources
Encyclopaedias and reference Britannica Library Encyclopaedia with student and advanced search option. Onsite resources
Newspapers and magazines British Newspaper Archive Newspapers from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, ranging from the eighteenth century to the 1950s. Onsite resources
Business and Economics Business insights: Global Data, case studies, journals and news organised by country, company and industry. Onsite resources
Business and Economics Business Source Premier Full text Business includes Harvard Business & Economics Review and Harvard Law Review. Onsite resources
Social science Contemporary Women's Issues Full text access to articles, “gray” literature and alternative publications on women and women’s issues from over 190 countries. Includes publications in journals and newsletters, research reports from non-profit groups, and government and international agencies. Onsite resources
Student resources Research In Context Student resource for English, Science and Social Science curriculum to High School level. Onsite resources
Family History Discovery Over 32 million descriptions of records held by The National Archives of the United Kingdom, and more than 2,500 archives across the country. Over 9 million records are available for download. Onsite resources
History Early Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788–1901 First-person accounts found in letters and diaries, narratives, and other primary source materials up to 1901. Onsite resources
Library and information science Emerald Library and Information Studies Selected librarianship journals. Onsite resources
History Empire Online Primary source documents sourced from leading archives around the world. Images, manuscript and full text printed material. Broad range of document types; written from the European and non-European perspectives. Onsite resources
Education ERIC Education. Peer reviewed and non-peer reviewed material, bibliographic records and some full text. Freely available resources
Family History Find my past Findmypast now includes all Origins.net content. Additionally, the family history 'World' subscription covers records for Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the UK. Resources available include census records, civil registration births, deaths and marriages indexes, wills, parish records, military indexes and passenger lists for long haul passengers leaving the UK 1890-1960, and Irish prison registers from 1790-1924 (Terms and Conditions). Onsite resources
History First World War – Personal Experiences Original documents, including diaries, letters, personal narratives, trench journals, scrapbooks, and secondary resources like interactive maps, 360° panoramas and walk-throughs of the Sanctuary Wood Trench System. Onsite resources
Newspapers and magazines Gale Newsvault Platform Search and browse across a range of historical newspapers and periodicals, including 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers, 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part 1 and 2, 19th Century UK Periodicals: Empire, 19th Century UK Periodicals: New Readerships. Onsite resources
Encyclopaedias and reference Gale Virtual Reference Library Articles and essays from encyclopedias, almanacs and specialised reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Onsite resources
Family History Genealogist Key records including the census for England and Wales (1841-1911), civil registration indexes of births, marriages and deaths (BMD) 1837-2005, Parish & Non Conformist Records, and Wills. Onsite resources
General The Cochrane Library Cochrane Reviews are systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy, and are internationally recognised as the highest standard in evidence-based healthcare. They investigate the effects of interventions for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. They also assess the accuracy of a diagnostic test for a given condition in a specific patient group and setting. Freely available resources
General Directory of Open Access Journals OAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals. Freely available resources
General General OneFile News and periodical articles covering commerce, science, social science, humanities and current events. All articles have been published between 1980 and 2014. Onsite resources
Student resources Global Issues in Context Essays, commentaries and overviews on international issues. Onsite resources
Newspapers and magazines Guardian and Observer Searchable full text newspapers and article images 1791-2003. Onsite resources
Science and medicine Health and Wellness Resource Center Carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials, including magazines, journals, newspapers and directories. Onsite resources
Newspapers and magazines Index New Zealand Selective index to major New Zealand magazines and newspapers. Generally restricted to in-depth and feature articles. Use this to find articles not available on Knowledge-basket. Onsite resources
History Informit New Zealand Collection Multidisciplinary resource on New Zealand culture and society. Onsite resources
Newspapers and magazines Irish Newspaper Archive National and regional Irish newspapers ranging from 1763 to the present day. Onsite resources
Newspapers and magazines Irish Times Full text articles and images 1859-2007. Onsite resources
Law Legislation NZ New Zealand legislation, Hansard archive (1987-) and Bills Digests. Onsite resources
Library and information science Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts Indexes journals, books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management. Dates back to the mid-1960s. Onsite resources
Literature Literature Resource Center Covers antiquity to the modern era. Full-text and multimedia content: Full text poems and stories and biographies; Articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines; Critical essays and reviews, Topic overviews. Onsite resources
Literature The Source Subject guide to children’s literature: books, short stories, traditional literature and poetry from around the world with an emphasis on Australian and New Zealand literature. Onsite resources
Law Maori Land Court Minute Books Index Index of over 1100 minute books between 1865 and 1910, from the Taitokerau, Waikato-Maniapoto, Tairawhiti, Waiariki, Aotea, Takitimu, and Waipounamu Maori Land Court Districts. Onsite resources
Law NZLII Databases The New Zealand Legal Information Institute (NZLII) is a joint project of the University of Otago Faculty of Law, University of Canterbury and the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) with the assistance of the Law School, Victoria University of Wellington. Freely available resources
General MasterFILE Complete Full-text magazines, journals, and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers, covering virtually every subject area of general interest. Onsite resources
Encyclopaedias and reference Music Index Online Multi-genre indexing and abstracts for periodicals published since 1970. Onsite resources
Business and Economics National Business Review Searchable online version of the National Business Review, including subscriber-only content not available in the weekly print edition. Onsite resources
Natural history National Geographic Kids Designed with children's interests specifically in mind - play games, watch videos, learn about animals, and places, and get fun facts! Onsite resources
Natural history National Geographic Virtual Library Complete archive of National Geographic magazine along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos. Onsite resources
Newspapers and magazines New Zealand Index Combined database of NZ Science, Newzindex, Index New Zealand, INZART, Index Auckland, Newspaper Index and the NZ Woman's Weekly Index. Onsite resources
Newspapers and magazines Newztext Full text of many of New Zealand's key news and Business & Economics publications. Onsite resources
Newspapers and magazines PINI - Pacific Island News & Information database Formerly Niustext, includes selected Pacific newspapers and magazines, Cook Islands News, Islands Business, Tongan Newspapers and Journal of the Polynesian Society. Onsite resources
Encyclopaedias and reference ODLIS Dictionary for Library and Information Science. Freely available resources
International relations OECD iLibrary Books, papers, data, statistics and analysis from the OECD. Also content from International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum (ITF). Onsite resources
Student resources Opposing viewpoints in context Essays, primary sources and multimedia content on contemporary social issues to High school currculum level. Onsite resources
Encyclopaedias and reference Oxford Art Online Selected reference works on art Terms, Aesthetics, Western art and Grove Art Online, which has a global focus. Onsite resources
Encyclopaedias and reference Oxford Dictionaries Pro Language reference: Definitions and synonyms, grammar and usage, for English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Onsite resources
Encyclopaedias and reference Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Biographical history of the British Isles. Onsite resources
Encyclopaedias and reference Oxford English Dictionary Record of the English language, including history and geography of usage. Onsite resources
Encyclopaedias and reference Oxford Music Online Selectedreferene works of multi-genre reference works with a global focus, including Grove Music. Onsite resources
Encyclopaedias and reference Oxford Reference Online Full text access to Oxford’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias. Onsite resources
Encyclopaedias and reference Oxford Who's Who & Who Was Who Latest edition of UK Who's Who incorporating Who Was Who since 1897. Onsite resources
Newspapers and magazines Press Reader Current news from newspapers from around the world. Onsite resources
Newspapers and magazines Proquest Historical Newspapers Combined search across The Guardian 1821-2003, Observer 1791-2003, Irish Times 1859-2012, Weekly Irish Times 1876-1958 and the Scotsman 1817-1950. Onsite resources
Science and medicine PubMed Full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine. Freely available resources
Business and Economics RDS Business Suite Search Business & Industry, Business & Economics & Management Practices, and TableBase.  Onsite resources
Business and Economics Regional Business News Full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canada. Onsite resources
Music RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (1967-Present only) Multi-genre bibliography of literature, internet resources, sound recordings and motion pictures published from 1967. Also conference proceedings from 1835. Onsite resources
Science and medicine Science in Context Student resource on life sciences, mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry Earth science. Includes biograhies and recent news. Onsite resources
Newspapers and magazines Scotsman Full text newspapers and article images 1817-1950. Onsite resources
Student resources Student Resources in Context Multimedia sudent resources for English, Science and Social Science curriculum to High School level. Onsite resources
Newspapers and magazines Sydney Morning Herald Archives Full text articles and images 1955-1995. Onsite resources
Library and information science Taylor & Francis Online Selected librarianship journals. Onsite resources
Newspapers and magazines Times Digital Archive Full-text archive of The Times newspaper 1785-2011. Onsite resources
History Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War An archival research resource containing a vast collection of rare magazines by and for servicemen and women of all nations during the First World War. Includes over 1,500 periodicals written and illustrated by serving members of the armed forces and associated welfare organisations published between 1914 and the end of 1919. Onsite resources
History World History in Context Collection of scholarly analysis and award-winning full-text periodicals, reference works and primary documents from Gale. Onsite resources
Newspapers and magazines Telegraph Historical Archive 1855-2000 Over 1 million pages of content and includes the Sunday edition from its inception in 1961. The archive offers an insight into domestic and international affairs and culture over a timespan of almost 150 years. The Telegraph was the first 1d morning paper (The Times was 7d). By 1876, it was the largest-selling newspaper in the world, with a circulation of 300,000.The Telegraph’s commitment to lively copy was matched by its desire to position itself at the forefront of journalistic innovation; it published the first crossword to appear in a newspaper in 1925, the first television column in 1935, and became the first British newspaper to launch a website in 1994. Onsite resources
Business and Economics Gale Business Collection Gale Business Collection provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Onsite resources
Social science BWB Texts Collection BWB Texts Collection contains short books on big subjects from great New Zealand writers. Over 35 Texts are now available covering history, social science, contemporary issues, politics and more. Onsite resources
History Critical Issues Collection Deep analysis on the big issues confronting New Zealand; housing, inequality, climate change, child poverty, the environment, migration, financial crisis and more. Onsite resources
History New Zealand History Collection New Zealand History Collection has over 30 years of award-winning history and biography publishing from Bridget Williams Books. Comprising over ninety titles, with more to come, it includes recent additions to BWB’s history list such as the widely acclaimed Great War for New Zealand by Vincent O’Malley, as well as multiple works by late historian Judith Binney. Onsite resources
Encyclopaedias and reference New Zealand Sign Language Collection The New Zealand Sign Language Collection has reference material and accounts of deaf experience. Onsite resources
Encyclopaedias and reference UN iLibrary database Seamlessly access publications, journals, data, and series published by the United Nations Secretariat, and its funds and programs. Onsite resources
Newspapers and magazines 17th & 18th Century Nichols Newspaper Collection The 17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection features the newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets and broadsheets that form the Nichols newspaper collection held at the Bodleian library in Oxford, United Kingdom. This collection charts the history of the development of the press in England and provides invaluable insight into 17th-18th century England. Onsite resources
History Bridget Williams Books — The Women’s Studies Collection Led by a major new history of New Zealand women, this collection combines decades of ground-breaking publishing of life through a female lens. Onsite resources
Family History MyHeritage Library edition Internationally diverse genealogy database containing records over five centuries, including birth, death, and marriage records from 48 countries; the complete US and UK censuses; immigration, military, and burial records; and more than 1.5 billion family tree profiles created by users all over the world. Onsite resources
Literature LitFinder Access to a wealth of literary works and secondary-source materials covering world literature and authors throughout history, including more than 150,000 full-text poems, over 800,000 poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays, plus biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. Onsite resources
Science and medicine Gale Interactive: Chemistry Enables pairing of reference material with 3D models that can be manipulated and cross-referenced, topics include periodic table, molecules and compounds, reactions, and chemical processes – clicking through each session displays relevant reference content related to the image. Onsite resources
Science and medicine Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy Zoom, rotate and explore immersive virtual 3D models of dissections (some with 3D printing files), including guided interactive lessons with self-assessments on topics like biology, chemistry, and earth and space science. Onsite resources
Science and medicine Gale Interactive: Science More than 200 lessons along with relevant reference, periodical content and interactive 3D models plus short assessments at the end of each session. Onsite resources
Newspapers and magazines 19th Century US newspapers Publications of all kinds, political party newspapers from the beginning of the nineteenth century as well as dailies from the century's end. Major newspapers and those published by African Americans, Native Americans, women's rights groups, labour groups, the Confederacy, and other groups and interests. Also scholarly essays on nineteenth-century American history written by prominent historians. Onsite resources
Music The Wire Full access to the entire run (1982-current) of the authoritative resource for avant garde music, as well as jazz, electronica, modern classical and more. The Wire contains in-depth articles on NZ musicians and music. Onsite resources

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