For an online instructional tutorial on these databases and how to use them: click here.
Haynes Car and Motorcycle
The Hayes Manuals AllAccess portfolio covers millions of the most popular cars and motorcycles, and includes detailed information on all the common repair and service tasks. Many of the most popular models also have access to the Haynes OnDemand video tutorials.
Health Reference Center
Health Reference Center includes comprehensive, in-depth coverage of body systems, current health issues, major diseases and conditions, treatments, and procedures as well as health and nutrition information specific to men, women, children, teens and seniors.
New Zealand Geographic
A digital subscription to NZGeo.com includes access to every story New Zealand Geographic has printed, television documentaries from NHNZ, science and environment reporting from RNZ, new photography, photographic tools and even virtual reality video.
(full access available in the libraries)
Today's Science bridges the gap between the science taught in class and real-world discoveries by leading scientists - giving comprehensive and in depth explanations of some of the most important advances in science.
TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking 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.
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 often 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 is an exciting suite of online research tools that includes an encyclopaedia, atlas, homework help, student activities, study aids and curriculum guides complemented by current periodicals and related websites.
The Cambridge Museum has an extensive collection of archives, artefacts, newspapers and photographs relating to the history of Cambridge, its districts and people.
Use the different menus to find an author and the books they have written, particularly good for series listings.
Stuck for ideas on what to read next, this is a good starting point.
Provides digital skills to enable older adults to become computer literate in a friendly and enjoyable way - whatever device you have.
Te Awamutu Museum
The Te Awamutu Museum is a central gathering place where local residents and visitors have the opportunity to experience history, art, ideas and culture.
Te Awamutu Museum - Collections
Held within the oldest museum in the Waikato region is a collection of 18,341 items that spans centuries; with taonga Māori and social history artefacts at its heart.
Waipa District Council
Waipa home of champions - building the future together. To partner the community in promoting the wellbeing of the Waipa District and its people.
What's On Waipa
Find out a range of different events, activities and programmes that are going on in Waipa.
Posted on 12 January 2021
This year’s list of Best Reads according to our Librarians' choices is many and varied.
Non-fiction items, teen books and junior fiction were popular this year as well as the usual fiction items. The year of publication varies widely.
Best Reads 2020 - Librarians' Choice
The Seven Sisters, Lucinda Riley (Fiction)
The night fire, Michael Connelly (Fiction)
Zero Day, David Baldacci (Fiction)