NCEA – English

Resources to help you find out about English language: novels, poetry, plays etc.

Library resources

Books and Reading subject guide
Book lists, award-winners and author interviews - all our information about books and reading in one place.
Janet Frame 1924 - 2004
Janet Frame was one of New Zealand's most distinguished writers. This page links to information about her life and works.
Books and Authors
Explore the latest genre fiction, essential non-fiction and the authors behind the titles. Browse these and other works, using tools that make finding them and remembering them easy.
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Literary Reference Center Plus
Access a broad spectrum of information about thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes for all literary research needs.
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Literature Resource Centre
Access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Over 90,000 authors covered, with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most-studied authors.
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LitFinder
Literature search tool. Find full-text poems and citations, essays, speeches, plays and more. Includes literary criticism, biographies and reviews.
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Mango Languages
Mango provides access to over sixty languages for those wanting to learn a language from basic right through to advanced levels with grammar and cultural notes. It also has instructions on how to learn English if you are not a native speaker.
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NoveList Plus
The guide to practically everything - you can even do a plot search if you can't remember the title of the book.
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Oxford English Dictionary
A searchable online version of the Oxford English Dictionary.
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Oxford Reference Online
Use the subject search to search full text Oxford reference books.
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Poetry & Short Story Reference Centre
Access this full-text resource for thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques.
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English web resources

NCEA Wide Reading Wiki
A great resource from Golden Bay High School to help choose NCEA wide reading and themed reading. Use the links to explore reading options for English at Levels 1, 2 and 3.
Study It - for NCEA students
Your one stop site for achieving in NCEA English. Find what you need to know, contact subject teachers, and get encouragement from other students.
Acronym Finder
Stuck for words - literally? This site covers thousands of abbreviations and acronyms - just type it in and get the answer.
Hooked on New Zealand Books
Read reviews of young adult books, interviews with authors or submit your own review to the site.
BookRags
Comprehensive free on-line booknotes, with over 150 literature study guides and 1500 complete e-text novels.
Literature Collection
Recommended site all about famous authors with over 70 of their titles on line. From Animal Farm (George Orwell) to David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
NCEA booklists - Dunedin Public Libraries
NCEA booklists for common themes such as biographies, New Zealand and Pacific writers, and plenty more.
New Zealand Writers
The New Zealand Book Council offers biographical information on New Zealand authors, along with photographs of the author and book covers, and relevant web links. Some biographical information is taken from the Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature, which is held in most libraries. Newer authors are also listed.
Thumbs up! An Introduction to New Zealand Sign Language
Designed to help students and teachers express themselves in a new language and communicate with those who use New Zealand Sign Language in their daily lives.
Visual Thesaurus
Stuck for words? This Webby nominated site is a lot of fun and a lot of help.
Writing Lab / Apostrophes
Don't know where to put that apostrophe? Time to find out.

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