NCEA – Geography

Resources to help you find out about geography: peoples and places.

Library resources

Credo reference
Use the subject search to search full text online reference books including numerous geography titles.
Access this with your library card number and password / PIN, or at our libraries.
National Geographic Virtual Library
Access to the digital archive of the world-renowned magazine National Geographic. Coverage is from 1888 onwards up until the most recent issues.
Access this with your library card number and password / PIN, or at our libraries.
National Geographic: Kids
Access to the digital archive of the trusted children's magazine National Geographic: Kids. Aimed at 6 to 14-year-olds.
Access this with your library card number and password / PIN, or at our libraries.
NZGeo TV
Access NZGeo TV which contains hundreds of hours of natural history videos much of which is focused on New Zealand's people, places, wildlife and environment. Use at a library or enter your library card & password / PIN
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Find out both sides of different topics, including energy and the environment, war and diplomacy, society and culture.
Access this with your library card number and password / PIN, or at our libraries.
Science Reference Center
Science resource suitable for all ages. Full text articles from all major areas of scientific study including earth sciences and geography; biographies; video resources and experiments. Use at a library or enter your library card & password / PIN.
Student Resources in Context
Reference source for geography and cultures, people and health. Results can include encyclopedias, magazine and newspaper articles, primary documents, pictures, audio and video files.
Access this with your library card number and password / PIN, or at our libraries.

Geography web resources

Topographical Maps from Land Information New Zealand Toiotu Te Whenua
View the topographic map series for the New Zealand mainland and Chatham Islands. Download digital copies, and find information about the map series. Some files are large.
BBC Geography resources
UK site with useful information about all things geography-related, from tectonics, global resource management, glaciers, climate, map skills and agriculture.
Geography - About.com
Everything about geography including maps, countries, earth facts and much, much more.
Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai (DOC)
Learn about New Zealand's flora and fauna, on the land and in the water.
Environment Canterbury
Find out about environmental issues in Canterbury - air, coastal, water, waste, pests & weeds, etc.
Flagpedia
Flag images for all countries of the world.
Getty thesaurus of geographic names
Enter the name of a town, river, mountain, nation, state, neighbourhood etc to find vernacular, English and historical names, name variants and coordinates. Often includes additional information about the places.
National Geographic Online
Website of the magazine of the same name. While the full contents of the magazine are not available electronically, an index is provided to identify dates particular topics were covered. Provides interactive media, homework help, guides, images, news and some articles. From the National Geographic Society
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
Stuff for students about climate, weather and water.
Te Ara : The Encyclopedia of New Zealand - Earth, sea and sky
Online source of information about New Zealand's people, natural environment, history, culture, economy and society.
UN Data
Search data from the United Nations - economics, population, environment, trade, energy and more.
Visible Earth
The purpose of NASA's Visible Earth is to provide a consistently updated, central point of access to the superset of NASA's Earth science-related images, animations, and data visualizations.

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