EPIC for New Zealand schools.

EPIC in schools — training, tools, promotional information

Use the EPIC guides and logos to promote EPIC in your school. Use the links to vendor training and promotional information to help you get the most out of your schools EPIC resources.

EPIC resources guide

Use the EPIC resources guide to promote EPIC in your school. The guide lists all of the resources freely available to New Zealand schools through the Ministry of Education funded EPIC subscription.

A brief description and recommended year levels are provided for each resource as well as a key to recommended resources for curriculum learning areas.

EPIC resources guide (pdf, 1.75MB)
EPIC educators guide (pdf, 1.3MB)

EPIC tutorials

We use the Niche Academy platform to deliver tutorials on a range of online tools. We have created a set of tutorials in Niche Academy to help you learn how to use e-resources included in EPIC resources provided for schools.

EPIC for New Zealand schools - Niche Academy tutorials

You can also get to these tutorials from the ‘EPIC resources for schools’ page. Filter by subject and select tutorials.

EPIC resources for schools

EPIC Discovery user guide

EPIC Discovery is a search tool that enables you to access full text search results from most of the EPIC resources (plus additional New Zealand content) through one single search.

EPIC Discovery user guide - Niche Academy tutorial
EPIC power search
Linking to EPIC resources

You can embed links to EPIC in your School Library Management System and on intranet or internet pages.

Linking to EPIC resources

EPIC logos and posters

Download the EPIC logos and posters to promote the EPIC resources in your school.

EPIC logo (jpg, 86KB)
EPIC for New Zealand schools banner (jpg, 34KB)
EPIC banner (jpg, 16KB)
EPIC Discovery logo (png, 460KB)
Access EPIC Discovery poster — landscape (pdf, 790KB)
Access EPIC poster — portrait (pdf, 590KB)

Links to logos for individual EPIC resources can be accessed from column D 'Search Button Image Urls' in the 'EPIC e-resource' tab of the 'EPIC access URLs for New Zealand schools' spreadsheet.

EPIC access urls for New Zealand schools (xlsx, 90KB)

EPIC usage statistics

Usage statistics for each of the resources included in the Ministry of Education funded subscriptions are collated monthly by EPIC and reported on regularly to the Ministry of Education.

EPIC usage statistics are not available to an individual school level. This is because EPIC vendors are only required to provide usage statistics to subscriber level. The subscriber in this case is the Ministry of Education.

The EPIC vendors provide a wealth of training and marketing resources freely available from their websites.

You can also contact EPIC vendors for additional training and marketing resources, assistance and guidance.

EPIC vendor information for schools


Information about resources in EPIC

Australia New Zealand Reference Centre Plus
MasterFILE Complete

Promotional support

EBSCO promotion

Logos and search buttons

EBSCO promotional graphics

Training support

EBSCO training


Steve Lowe

New Zealand Geographic

Information about resources in EPIC

New Zealand Geographic Archive

Promotional support

NZGeo Connect newsletter

Logos and search buttons

New Zealand National Geographic Online search button (jpg, 15KB)

New Zealand Geographic banner (jpg, 80KB)


James Frankham

Oxford University Press

Information about resources in EPIC

Oxford Art Online
Oxford English Dictionary Online
Oxford Music Online
New Oxford Shakespeare Online

Promotional support

Librarian resource centre

Logos and search buttons

Promote your resources

Training support

Learn about your resources

Training tools


Nami Thompson-Marnell