Arts, music and literature

Useful resources for research in the arts, music and literature.

Access the following resources with your library card and PIN.

BBC Video Collection
Relevant, timely documentaries on topics that span multiple subjects, such as history, anthropology, science, religion, health sciences, art, and more

Literature Reference Centre Plus
Full text articles on authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

NoveList Plus
Recommendations and information on fiction and non-fiction books and authors.

Oxford Art Online
Authoritative resource for art research, it hosts Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, and other Oxford art reference works

Oxford Music Online
Authoritative resource for music research. Provides access to Grove Music Online, Oxford Companion to Music and Oxford Dictionary of Music.

Poetry and Short Story Reference Centre
Full text articles on poetry and short stories, including biographies and authoritative essays.

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Te Puna Search
Search the holdings for New Zealand libraries and beyond.

Find New Zealand Artists
Comprehensive index of New Zealand artists, past and present.


Last Reviewed: 14/03/2017