Online Resources provide access to journal articles, magazine articles, newspaper articles, topic overviews, video clips, images, radio items, reviews, maps and much more.
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RDS Business Suite
Who’s more willing to try innovative foods: Brazilians or the British? Does your office need a manager? The answers to these questions, and much more, can be found using this database. Search across Business & Industry, Business & Management Practices, or both.
Use Opposing Viewpoints if you're writing an essay or preparing for a debate. This database provides academic articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents and links to websites about issues such as abortion, drugs in sport and terrorism. Different sides of the issues are represented.
Global Issues In Context NEW!
Get up to date information about what's going on around the world from a huge range of sources. You can browse by issue, country or region and results are well organised for easy access. Topics include blood diamonds, Cuba post Castro, cyberbullying, hate crimes, Syrian civil unrest and much more.
Contemporary Women’s Issues
Contemporary Women's Issues focuses on issues that affect women's lives all over the world. From activism to menopause to vocational education, this database includes articles from academia and mainstream media.
Australia/New Zealand Points of View NEW!
This database pulls together material from Australian and New Zealand sources. Broad topic areas include Animal Welfare, Ethics, Politics & Government and War & Peace. This database is useful for those writing essays or speeches and preparing for debates.
TRY ALSO: The EBSCOhost, General OneFile or Power Search databases in the Articles section
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Provides information about medical conditions and treatments, including alternative therapies. Sources include the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, Mosby's Medical Dictionary, authoritative medical journals and the Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine. Also suggests some trusted web sites.
This database includes science and health related magazine articles but the main emphasis is on scholarly journal articles. For more general information about science subjects try Encyclopaedia & Reference. For New Zealand science articles try findNZarticles and New Zealand Index.
Science In Context NEW!
The latest research into climate science, stem cell research, antibiotic resistance, earthquakes and so much more is available here. Information sources include scientific journals, well know science magazines like New Scientist and Nature, newspapers and radio shows.
World History In Context
Browse topics such as Epicureanism, the Ottoman Empire, the Hundred Years' War or Slavery throughout the World. This resources divides topic content up into easy to access areas which include reference texts, magazine articles and academic articles. Each page also features images and audio relating to the topic.
Biography In Context
Robert Pattinson, Simone de Beauvoir, Malcolm X, Amy Adams, EE Cummings, Frida Kahlo, Jamie Oliver and Hippocrates are profiled in this database. Profiles include links to key biographical reference sources, news articles, magazine articles, academic articles, primary sources, video and audio.
Books & Authors
Think a book about an orphan Android from Memphis set in an indeterminate future sounds like a good read? If there is one, Books & Authors will tell you what it's called. If you just want to know what else your new favourite author has written, or what books fall into the Cyberpunk genre, or who and what won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 1996, Books & Authors is the database for you.
Literature Resource Center
Literary criticism, biographies, plot summaries, news and reviews are all to be found in this comprehensive database. It includes Scribner Writers Series and Twayne's Author Series so everything you need to know about authors, literary movements and literary genres is covered.
Naxos Spoken Word Library
Listen online to some of the world’s greatest literature including works by Jane Austen, James Joyce, Marcel Proust and Virginia Woolf. Some works include accompanying text on screen.
Music Online NEW!
American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, Smithsonian Global Sound. Listen to the music you like or discover new sounds with access to these Alexander Street Press databases.
Naxos Music Library
A rich resource for fans of Classical music in particular. Discover new treasures by listening to any of more than 880,000 tracks from over 62,000 CDs. Learn more about the composers and their compositions by reading the PDFs of the CD booklets.
Naxos Music Library: Jazz
Listen to a wide range of contemporary jazz from Scandinavia, the United States, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. There's a smaller selection of jazz and blues legends as well.
Please note: The Naxos databases only have capacity for five people at a time. We ask you to be considerate of other customers and to limit the time you spend exploring these excellent resources. Please use the logout button on the database to end your session.
Whole articles from New Zealand newspapers and magazines including The Bay of Plenty Times, Hawkes Bay Today, The Press, Dairying Today, NZ Doctor, Rural News, and the National Business Review. Not all articles are featured and there are time delays for some publications.
Index New Zealand (INNZ)
Summaries of and references to journal articles, book reviews, poems, short stories and newspaper articles from New Zealand and South Pacific journals and newspapers. Coverage is from 1987 however older articles are being added regularly.
Summaries of and references to journal articles, newspaper articles, magazine articles and books about such things as family histories, homosexuality, science and Maaori.
Publications New Zealand
Find films, maps, sound recordings, audio books, CD-ROMs etc. that are about New Zealand and are available somewhere in New Zealand. Ask a Librarian if what you want can be interloaned.
New Zealand newspapers and periodicals from the late 19th century and early 20th century have been digitised for you to search across and to view in their original format. Titles include Waikato Times (1872-1892), New Zealand Herald (1863-1884), Mataura Ensign (Otago, 1883 - 1900), Thames Star (Waikato 1874-1920) and Daily Southern Cross (Auckland, 1843-1876). Evening Post (Wellington, 1865-1945).
Maaori Land Court Minute Books Index
The Maaori Land Court Minute Books Index provides easy and quick access to an index of over 1,100 minute books from the Taitokerau, Waikato-Maniapoto, Tairawhiti, Waiariki, Aotea, Takitimu, and Waipounamu Maaori Land Court Districts.
Wiki New Zealand
Wiki New Zealand brings together data on New Zealand and its position within the global context, in one place and in accessible formats.
Up to date international and many New Zealand newspapers in full colour, full page format.
Choose to search the Australia/New Zealand Reference Center or MasterFILE Premier or search across both databases. Both include whole articles from journals, magazines and newspapers. Masterfile Premier's focus is US content. Both databases have whole reference books and image collections. Click on More Information on the Choose Databases page to learn more about the content of each database and how to search them.
Use this resource to find information from a range of sources including academic journals, popular magazines, travel guides, radio items, newspapers and much more. If the whole of the article you want isn't there, please ask a Librarian. They may be able to get it for you. This database also has a focus on US content.
Power Search searches across many of the online resources listed on this page including all of the InContext databases. Subject areas include History, Biography, Health, Literature and much more.
For more New Zealand articles, especially older articles, see the New Zealand section above
Includes a section for Kids, an Info Finder and a Reference Centre. The Kids section is particularly great if you're looking for science project ideas or fun educational activities. The Reference Centre includes computer and web tutorials, a citation builder, a timeline builder, a section on how to do research and a good online dictionary.
Search and find out if your group is eligible for funding. Fundview contains over 600 different funding schemes offered to voluntary organisations by government, local authorities, statutory and philanthropic trusts, gaming trusts and some service organisations. The application process for each funding scheme is outlined.
BreakOut is New Zealand's primary source of funding information for students, researchers, sports people, artists and those wanting professional development. BreakOut holds details of funding schemes for individuals. BreakOut is searchable and will give you the best matches of scholarships, awards and grants you are eligible for in terms of criteria, level of study and discipline along with closing dates, application requirements and contact details.