Online Databases
Biography Resource Centre - Gale
An extensive range of contemporary and historical biographies of notable people including some New Zealanders. It is searchable by name, nationality and occupation.
Books and Authors - Gale
Helps you discover new books to read. Covers adult and young adult as well as children's fiction and nonfiction. Searching is by author, title, subject, genre, character and topic.
Business Reference Suite - Gale
Allows for searching across three related business databases. Updated daily, topics include business planning and management, products, brands and markets.
Contemporary Women's Issues - Gale
A huge range of articles and reports on women's issues from professional and popular journals, and newspapers. It can be also searched by subject, for example, gender equity.
Discovering Collection - Gale
Covers a range of subjects including history, literature, geography and biographies. There is also a multimedia gallery containing photographs, graphs, maps and sound & video clips.
Gale Interactive: Chemistry
Bring science to life and help students visualize key concepts. Aligned to the scope and sequence of introductory college classes, Gale Interactive: Chemistry engages students and aids comprehension by pairing reference material with manipulatable 3D models.
Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy
Human anatomy is known to be a challenging subject to master and teach, but traditional resources and lab materials are often limited, making it difficult for students to comprehend essential concepts. Now you can breathe new life into the study of Human Anatomy with Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy, an innovative learning aid that allows students to examine virtual 3D dissections and immerse themselves in interactive research.
Gale Interactive: Science
Gale Interactive: Science provides a comprehensive view of the most-studied science subjects. Authoritative, high-quality digital content is paired with interactive 3D models to empower a complete learning solution. Going beyond just simple, flat text on a page, Gale Interactive: Science is a highly visual online tool.
General OneFile - Gale
An ideal general research tool with huge topic coverage from contemporary art to science. Articles are available from a wide range of overseas magazines and newspapers.
Global Issues in Context
This database offers global perspectives on issues of international importance, current world events and news. Covering broad issues, such as war, genocide, terrorism, human rights, poverty, famine, globalization, world trade, nuclear proliferation, and global warming, it provides users with a framework to understand 21st Century issues and events.
Health and Wellness Resource Centre and Alternative Health Module - Gale
Provides authoritative answers to health and medical questions from a huge range of health/medical journals and pamphlets. It also includes an online medical encyclopedia and links to relevant websites
History Resource Centre: World - Gale
Features articles from a wide range of history journals and includes maps and images.
Literature Resource Centre - Gale
Contains critical essays and biographical information on over 100,000 authors, both historical and contemporary. A great resource for students. It also includes information on major New Zealand authors.
LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.
My Heritage
MyHeritage is the leading destination to discover, share and preserve your family history. As technology thought leaders and innovators in the space, MyHeritage is transforming family history into an activity that's accessible and instantly rewarding. Trusted by millions of families, its global user community enjoys access to a massive library of historical records, the most internationally diverse collection of family trees and ground-breaking search and matching technologies. MyHeritage empowers families with an easy way to share their story, past and present, and treasure it for generations to come.
Complete full-text content of local, regional, and national newspapers from New Zealand. Covers community events, education, sports, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded.
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Centre - Gale
Explores popular social issues and is ideal for those wanting information covering both sides of contemporary issues. An excellent resource for those wishing to do in-depth investigations about major contentious topics.
Science in Context
A comprehensive, curriculum-related database of authoritative, full-text reference sources and engaging multimedia content. Through a user-friendly interface, it demonstrates how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues.
Student Resource Centre College Edition - Gale
Provides information suitable for senior secondary school students. Topics include history, literature, geography and biographies. Also available is a multimedia gallery containing photographs, graphs, maps and sound and video clips.
TumbleBooks Premium
TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in an engaging format. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books by adding sound, animation, music and narration to create an electronic picture book a child can read, or have read to them.
Virtual Reference Library – Gale
A database of encyclopedias and specialised reference sources covering history, biographies, literature, science and much more.
Who else writes like…?
Stuck on what to read next? This database is designed to introduce readers to authors and works that are unfamiliar to them and help answer the oft-asked question - I've read all the books by this author, who else writes like that?
Who next…? A guide to children’s authors
An interactive guide to children's authors for those who have already enjoyed stories by one writer and want to find other authors they will enjoy reading too. Designed for ages 5-14+ it covers a wide range of genres and themes and also includes titles for dyslexic or struggling readers.
World Book
World Book is an exciting suite of online research tools that includes an encyclopaedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, student activities, study aids and curriculum guides complemented by current periodicals and related web sites.
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