An alphabetical listing of our online resources. They are authoritative and useful if doing research, for example, into family history, health or academic studies. Most are available by using your library card and PIN (those marked with an * don’t require your library card and PIN).
Articles from authoritative business and economic sources, covering for example business trends, economic conditions and company information.
Academic Search Elite
Full text articles covering most academic disciplines, dating as far back as 1985.
Online version of the popular McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, covering a range of scientific disciplines. It offers links to primary research material, videos, images and biographies.
Agricultural and Environmental Science Collection
Comprehensive resource with scholarly articles and research in agricultural and environmental science.
Trace your family history across billions of records, including census, vital, military and immigration records from the United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. (Access available only within the library)
Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre
Range of perspectives on different issues relevant to New Zealand and Australia.
Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre
Information from magazines, reference books and newspapers focussing on New Zealand and Australian content.
Biography Reference Centre
Collection of full text biographies on well-known personalities and thousands of unique narrative biographies.
Britannica Library Adults
Aimed at adults and older students, provides access to reliable and current information from the online and interactive version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Britannica Library Kids
For kids, this colourful and interactive online version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica makes it is easy to use and find trusted information.
Britannica Library Teens
Aimed at high school level students, covering all subjects, from the online and interactive version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
British Newspaper Archive
Access millions of digitalised historic newspapers from the British Library. Includes news articles, family notices, letters, obituaries and advertisements (Access available only within the library).
Business Source Elite
Full-text coverage of scholarly and general business, management and economics journals. Covers topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business and marketing.
Careers New Zealand
Comprehensive resource with information on planning your career, study options, job hunting tips and sites, resources on preparing a CV and preparing for an interview.
Community Law Manual Online
Comprehensive and accessible guide to New Zealand law. The manual deals with many areas of community and personal life and provides answers and solutions to common legal questions regarding tenancy law, family law and enduring powers of attorney.
Consumer Health Complete
Provides health and medical information from a range of medical encyclopaedias, popular reference books and magazine articles.
Searchable resource for New Zealand aerial photos, posters, newspapers, artwork, research papers and more from the digital stores of libraries, museums, archives, communities, and government.
Access full text articles covering agriculture, ecosystem, ecology, renewable energy sources and energy.
Find My Past
Search through billions of family history records from across the globe, including birth, marriage and death records, census records, military records, historical newspapers and lots more. (Access available only within the library)
Allows searching across a number of New Zealand libraries’ and institutions’ indexes to New Zealand newspapers and journals.
Food Science Source
Access full text articles covering scientific and technological literature relating to food, drink and nutrition.
GivMe – for individuals
Awards, grants and scholarships available to individual New Zealand residents – and how to apply.
GivUS – for community groups
Funding schemes for community groups available in New Zealand and how to apply.
New Zealand consumer health information resource, covering a wide range of health topics, and details on support and services available.
History Reference Centre
Comprehensive resource for researchers, students and those interested in world history, including content from New Zealand, Australian and Pacific publications.
Index New Zealand*
Access to abstracts and descriptions of articles from a range of New Zealand journals and newspapers since the 1950s.
Literary Reference Centre Plus
Access to full text articles on authors and their works, across literary disciplines and timeframes. Includes biographies, critical essays and more from a range of periods and genres.
Māori Land Court Minute Books Index
An index only, this provides access to over 1100 hand written minute book records which were made between 1865 and 1910, from the Taitokerau, Waikato-Maniapoto, Tairawhiti, Waiariki, Aotea, Takitimu, and Waipounamu Māori Land Court Districts.
Maori Land Online*
Provides a snapshot of current ownership, trustee, memorial and block information for land that falls within the jurisdiction of the Maori Land Court under Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 and other legislation.
Designed specifically for public libraries, offering a large collection of full text magazines, reference books and other highly regarded sources covering topics such as health, finance and other general interest areas.
Trusted and up-to-date health information produced by the National Institute of Medicine. Provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues, as well as extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs.
Book recommendations for favourite authors, titles and series. Search by title, plot or writing styles to find read-alikes.
Full text and indexes of contents of major newspapers, business journals and magazines published in New Zealand, as well as family notices.
New Zealand Electronic Text Collection*
Comprises significant New Zealand and Pacific Island texts and materials held by Victoria University of Wellington Library. Encompasses both digitised heritage material and born-digital resources.
New Zealand Gazette*
The official Government newspaper and authoritative journal of constitutional record, published since 1841.
New Zealand Geographic
Online archive of the New Zealand Geographic Magazine. Focussing on local content and images, it also includes NZGeo TV which contains hundreds of hours of natural history video.
New Zealand Government*
Guide for finding and using New Zealand Government services.
New Zealand History*
Explore the history of New Zealand's culture and society, politics and government and the impact of war.
New Zealand Legislation*
Authoritative source of Acts, Bills and Legislative Instruments, Supplementary Order Papers and links to other instruments.
New Zealand Parliament*
The legislative branch of New Zealand, this site provides access to information about
Oxford Art Online
Access articles and images on the visual arts, including biographies and specially commissioned articles. Areas covered include painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture and more.
Oxford English Dictionary
Widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language, a guide to the meaning, history and pronunciation of words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.
Oxford Music Online
Authoritative resource for music research, covering the diverse history and cultures of music and musicians from around the globe, written by music scholars.
Digitalised historical New Zealand and Pacific newspapers, magazines and journals, letters, diaries and parliamentary papers.
Poetry & Short Story Reference Centre
Comprehensive research resource for poems, short stories, poets, author, poetic forms, themes, techniques and analyses.
Browse and read more than 4,000 newspapers and magazines online from New Zealand and around the world. Up to 90 days of back issues are available, depending on the newspaper or magazine.
Road to IELTS
Prepared by the British Council, this offers an opportunity to prepare and practice for the globally recognised IELTs exam. Tests English proficiency at the general level.
Science Reference Centre
Full text articles from a range of scientific disciplines, such as life and earth sciences, space sciences and astrology.
Statistics New Zealand*
Access statistics collected and reported by Statistics NZ on New Zealand’s environment, economy and society. Includes information on the census: the official count of how many people and dwellings there are in New Zealand.
Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Comprehensive guide to our peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy and society.
Te Puna Search*
For finding material held in New Zealand libraries and worldwide.
Treaty of Waitangi Collection
A searchable digital collection of books from Bridget Williams Books, combining award-winning histories with diverse commentary.
Last Reviewed: 14/03/2017