London newspapers and pamphlets gathered by antiquarian and printer John Nichols. This collection, sourced from the Bodleian Library, spans the years 1672 to 1737 and complements the titles and issues found in 17th and 18th-century Burney Collection Newspapers.
For research in all areas of business and economics, the ABI/INFORM Collection contains full-text scholarly and trade journal articles, dissertations, company profiles, industry reports, working papers, global business news, and more.
Access to Academic Search Premier has ceased. Use eDS to search for quality journal articles.
Archway is Archives New Zealand’s system for documenting government records. New Zealand Government records which can be useful in family history research include: Military Personnel Files, Women's Suffrage Petition, The New Zealand Police Gazette, Crown Purchase Deeds, Coroner's Inquests, Naturalisation and Alien Registers and migration records. Some of these records are available on the Archway site itself, others at Family Search, opens a new window and Papers Past, opens a new window etc. View a list of what has been digitised.
Biographical information about more than one million of the most searched and studied people. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as by keyword and full text. This resource is continuously updated to ensure users have access to the very latest information. Coverage ranges from Kylie Minogue and George Clooney, to Socrates and Boudicca.
You can search and order New Zealand Government records for births, deaths and marriages (BDM) on the Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records website.
The historic data available for you to search is limited so that information relating to people who might still be alive, can be protected. Information available includes:
- Births that occurred at least 100 years ago
- Stillbirths that occurred at least 50 years ago
- Marriages that occurred 80 years ago
- Deaths that occurred at least 50 years ago or the deceased's date of birth was at least 80 years ago.
Sourced from the extensive holdings of the British Library, British Library Newspapers delivers a wide range of irreplaceable local and regional voices to reflect the social, political, and cultural events of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. With more than 160 newspaper titles, the series is comprised of approximately 5.5 million pages of historic content, from articles to advertisements.
Access to Business Source Premier has ceased. Use eResources Discovery Search eDS to search for quality journal articles.
A series of short books on big subjects from Bridget Williams Books: succinct narratives spanning history, memoir, contemporary issues, science and more from great New Zealand writers. Packed full of fresh thinking, ideas and critical analysis of subjects relevant to New Zealand.
Prices of antiquities, antiques, collectables, retro, vintage and 20th century design. An Australian product with New Zealand content. Browse or search by category advertising to Tribal, full index also available which includes artist, company or item.
This database covers interments in Christchurch City Council managed cemeteries. Apart from some on Banks Peninsula, church cemeteries are not included. There are very few records for the Barbadoes Street cemetery listed. Cremation details are not included in this database unless there was an ashes burial.
Details of interments from Christchurch City Council cemeteries compiled by the Greenspace Unit of the Christchurch City Council.
Online access to over 40 key books from Bridget Williams Books, addressing the big issues facing New Zealand today including housing, inequality, climate change, child poverty, the environment, migration, financial crisis, and more.
The historical archive of the Daily Mail includes advertisements, news stories and images that capture 20th century culture and society. From its first issue in 1896 to the end of 2004, and provides insight it gives into the interests of the mass-market, ‘everyman’ reader.
The Economist presents the worlds political, business, scientific, technological and cultural developments and the connections between them. With this archive users can access every weekly issue between 1843 and 2015 — from cover to cover.
The Spanish version of World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia. The Spanish Encyclopedia supports young native Spanish speakers and older students and adults who are learning Spanish.
Access the searchable digital archive of the world’s most authoritative daily business newspaper, from 1888 to 2016. This archive is an essential resource for studying history, business, management, finance and politics.
Consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.
Note: Material contained in this health resource is intended for informational purposes only.
Improves awareness and provides perspective on global issues, while tying together a wealth of authoritative content: empowering learners to critically analyse and understand the most important issues of the modern world.
Content is from over 800 geographically diverse newspapers, magazines, and journals, covering subjects such as business and economics, conflict and diplomacy, society and culture, environment and climate change, and more.
Gale In Context: Global Issues is cross searchable with Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints.
Designed for high school students (12+ years old) and provides access to age-appropriate, authoritative digital content for classroom assignments. Learners can research magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.
Created specifically for middle schoolers (years 7-10), this database combines reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Gale In Context: Middle School supports the developing information and digital literacy skills of middle school students. Covers all curriculum subject areas literature, social studies and science.
Perspectives on major contentious social, political, and technological issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular research database supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.
With over 20,000 pro/con viewpoints, approximately 19,000 reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more, students will be prepared to argue any side of the issue.
Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is cross searchable with Gale In Context: Global Issues.
An engaging online resource that provides contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. By integrating authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos, students see how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity. For practical experience, more than 200 experiments and projects are included, ranging from simple to complex.
Gale In Context: World History takes learners from the ancient world to today's headlines, delivering a chronicle of the great cultures and societies that have formed the history of the human race. Rare primary sources, reliable reference, and multi-media content put this vast topic into context for students.
Explore elements, reactions, crystals, molecules, and compounds. Users can explore 3-D models by zooming in, rotating, and dissecting them.
Invigorate the study of chemistry with Gale Interactive: Chemistry, which follows undergraduate university syllabus topics like the periodic table, molecules and compounds, reactions, and chemical processes.
An innovative learning aid that allows students to examine virtual 3D dissections and look into specific systems or regions of the human body. Over 125 interactive sessions covering a number of subjects including life sciences, musculoskeletal system, cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology, neuroscience, otolaryngology, osteopathy, pulmonology, urology and vascular systems.
Explore science from every angle with interactive 3D models with functionality including zooming in, rotating, or pulling them apart. Bring Science to life with interactive 3D models that empower students to better visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science. Access over 200 interactive sessions and 60 models to print with a 3D printer.
Subjects covered include, biology, chemistry, astronomy, circulatory system, physics, geology, infectious disease, microbiology, palaeontology, reproductive system, zoology
Search the content of all or a selection of Gale products from a single search box. Suitable for students, businesses and researchers. Gale Megasearch includes the Gale OneFile series that has full text journal articles covering a variety of subjects, Gale In Context series and a selection of Gale eBooks.
News coverage from the past two centuries from The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003).
Online Cenotaph is Auckland Museum's digital social space where enthusiasts, families, and researchers can share and contribute to the records of those who served for Aotearoa New Zealand.
With its debut in 1842, the Illustrated London News became the world's first fully illustrated weekly newspaper, marking a revolution in journalism and news reporting. This archive includes every published issue, from the first in 1842 to the last in 2003, it combines information and the power of pictures.
A major British daily national newspaper launched in 1986 to provide a more centrist point of view in the face of more politicized rivals. This archive covers every edition of the print version until it went digital-only in 2016.
The complete archive of the International Herald Tribune 1887-2013, from its origins as the European Edition of The New York Herald and later the European Edition of the New York Herald Tribune. The archive ends with the last issue of the International Herald Tribune before its relaunch as the International New York Times.
Christchurch City Libraries' collection of librarian selected web links on a wide range of topics.
Explore Kete Christchurch, create topics, add images, documents, audio and video. Comment on existing material and connect your stories with others.
Copies of issues of the New Zealand Gazette and related publications from 1841 to the present. Available in PDF format. Access this at any of our libraries.
Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts (LISTA) Academic & Research Reference: dictionaries, encyclopedias etc
Abstracts and indexed articles for library and information professionals.
Lingogo App Audiobooks eBooks New!
All the content from Lynda.com, video library of courses and tutorials on software, technology, creative and business skills designed and taught by recognised industry experts. Over 16,000 course in 7 different languages (English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese).
The Listener was a weekly magazine established by the BBC to reproduce and expand on the content of its broadcast and television talks. The Listener Historical Archive 1929-1991 provides an invaluable resource for those researching the arts, politics, science and culture in the twentieth century.
We no longer subscribe to the Knowledge Basket version, you can now access this via the University of Auckland website.
The MLCMBI is an index to the volumes of Māori Land Court Minute Books produced by The Māori Land Court — Te Kooti Whenua Māori. The Māori Land Court Minute Books contain judges' notes on court sittings from 1865 to 1910 from the Taitokerau, Waikato-Maniapoto, Tairawhiti, Waiariki, Aotea, Takitimu, and Waipounamu Māori Land Court Districts.
The digital archive of the world-renowned magazine National Geographic.
The New Zealand History Collection provides complete online access to a major, authoritative resource – over thirty years of award-winning history and biography publishing from Bridget Williams Books. Over ninety titles, including recent additions to BWB’s history list such as the widely acclaimed Great War for New Zealand by Vincent O’Malley, as well as multiple works by late historian Judith Binney.
The New Zealand Sign Language Collection has reference material alongside accounts of Deaf experience. Using rich multimedia and visuals which could not be delivered to libraries in traditional means. Includes access to Rachel McKee's New Zealand Sign Language: A Reference Grammar.
O’Reilly for Public Libraries includes more than 43,000 books and 30,000 hours of video in areas such as information technology and software; business; digital media; professional and personal development; and desktop and web applications.
Previously known as Safari Books online.
Online version of the Oxford English Dictionary. Find word spellings, definitions, pronunciation and examples of use.
The Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives (AJHR), sometimes known as "the A to Js", is a collection of government-related reports published every year from 1858.
The three volumes of the Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives (1854-1856) preceded the Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives (AJHRs).
The complete archive of the Picture Post from its first issue in 1938 to its last in 1957—all digitized from originals in full colour. Picture Post (1938-1957) provides a fascinating snapshot of British life from the 1930s to the 1950s, with thousands of photos of ordinary people doing ordinary things -- from boys rolling a tyre, to a view of a postwar bedsit, to young women on a rollercoaster -- all caught in a single moment in time.
Poetry and Short Story Reference Center Academic & Research Reference: dictionaries, encyclopedias etc
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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Online access to today’s newspapers and magazines from around the world in full colour in their traditional format and layout including complete editorial content, graphics, advertising, classifieds and crossword puzzles.
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From 1841 to 1992, Punch was the world's most celebrated magazine of wit and satire. From its early years as a campaigner for social justice to its transformation into national icon, Punch played a central role in the formation of British identity—and how the rest of the world saw the British nation.
RBdigital Comics access has ceased. For more eComics and graphic novels checkout our collection on OverDrive.
Hundreds of eMagazines including many popular New Zealand titles on wide range of subjects.
Electronic reference library of technology, digital media, business and management titles. From artificial intelligence and mark-up languages to desktop publishing and networking, O'Reilly Books Online contains eBooks from a wide range of publishers such as O'Reilly, Peachpit, Microsoft and Adobe Press.
The Scientific American Archive covers issues from 1845 to 2015.
Online archive of Scientific American, a magazine that has been reporting on unique insights and developments in science and technology since 1845.
Please note: this archive provides access to issues up until the end of 2015. Issues from January 2016 onward can be found through Publications Finder.
The best place to watch celebrated stories read aloud by our favourite storytellers. A fantastic literary resource for pre-school through to upper primary-aged children, a range of actors, sportspeople, authors, illustrators and more share their unique voices in an ever-growing library. It's Storytime, anytime!
This archive brings two centuries of news together in one resource, providing the complete run of the newspaper up to 2006, including all of its supplements. It allows users to easily explore over 180 years of news, investigative reporting, and commentary from Britain’s premier Sunday publication.
Fully searchable digital archive of what was once the world’s largest selling newspaper. Coverage starts from its first issue in 1855 until the end of 2000. It also includes issues of the Sunday Telegraph from 1961.
Full digital version of The Times newspaper (1785-2010), the oldest daily newspaper in continuous publication. More than 200 years of covering the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
The only literary weekly to offer comprehensive coverage of the most important publications as well as reviewing theatre, cinema, music and exhibitions. Founded in 1902 as a supplement to The Times (London) it would latter become a separate publication in 1914.
The Treaty of Waitangi Collection brings together leading thinking on this foundational document, including works by acclaimed scholars such as Claudia Orange, Judith Binney, Vincent O’Malley, Alan Ward and Aroha Harris. This Collection is a living resource backed by a long-term vision for Treaty scholarship into the twenty-ﬁrst century.
A collection of primary source material that captures the foundation of women's movements, struggles and triumphs. As a comprehensive academic-level archival resource, with a focus on the social, political, and professional achievements of women throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century.
The Women's Studies Collection from Bridget Williams Books provides access to the history of New Zealand women, and a series of ground-breaking books on women's issues, lives and histories. The Collection includes the widely acclaimed A History of New Zealand Women by Barbara Brookes, and The Women’s Suffrage Petition 1893. Significant biographies (Suzanne Aubert, Lauris Edmond, Pauline O’Regan) enrich the historical narrative, alongside key works on politics, economics and feminism.