Subject Guides

Subject guide

Access our online resources by subject. 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 * do not require your library card and PIN).

Arts, music and literature

Key resources for the arts, music and literature. Includes Novelist Plus, useful for finding out about authors. 

Business, government and law

Comprehensive and useful resources on business, market and financial information. Access government websites and authoritative legal information.

History and people

Useful databases and websites for researching history, biographies, social and political affairs

Family history/whakapapa/genealogy

Access online resources to further your research into your whakapapa/family history.   

Funding sources

Resources for finding out what scholarships, grants and awards are available for individuals and community groups in New Zealand. 


Authoritative and reliable information on health and wellbeing.

New Zealand/Aotearoa

Selection of key New Zealand research databases and websites.  


Comprehensive selection of Māori online resources, for example Māori Land Online and Bridget Williams Books - Treaty of Waitangi Collection.

General reference

Selection of online resources and websites to assist with general research.


Online resources for science, technology, agriculture and the environment. 


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