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Auto Repair Source New! Library Card Required.

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides service and repair information for thousands of vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.


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Biography: Gale In Context Academic & Research Reference: dictionaries, encyclopedias etc Library Card Required.

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. Coverage ranges from Kylie Minogue and George Clooney, to Socrates and Boudicca.

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British Library Newspapers Newspapers Primary resources Library Card Required.

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.

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Christchurch City Council Cemeteries Database

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.

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Discovery Wall

The Discovery Wall showcases images and videos curated from the Christchurch City Libraries Digital Heritage collection, you can visit the wall at Tūranga or the Mobile Discovery Wall when it visits your local library or you can search or browse the images on our Discovery Wall website. You can contribute to the Discovery Wall by uploading images or videos.

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Gale in Context: High School Academic & Research Library Card Required.

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.

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Gale In Context: Middle School Academic & Research Library Card Required.

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.

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Gale Interactive Human Anatomy Academic & Research Library Card Required.

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.

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Gale Interactive Science Academic & Research Library Card Required.

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

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Gale Megasearch Academic & Research Library Card Required.

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.

Global Issues: Gale In Context Academic & Research Library Card Required.

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.

Global Issues:Gale In Context is cross searchable with Opposing Viewpoints: Gale In Context.

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Illustrated London News 1842-2003 Newspapers Primary resources Library Card Required.

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.

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LinkedIn Learning for Libraries Library Card Required.

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).

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Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991, The Magazines & journals Library Card Required.

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.

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Māori Land Court Minute Books Index (MLCMBI) Reference: dictionaries, encyclopedias etc

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.

Physical copies of the South Island and Chatham Island minutes are held in the Ngā Pounamu Māori Centre. The entire collection is available at the Macmillan Brown Library.

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New Zealand History Collection Academic & Research Library Card Required.

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.

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New Zealand Sign Language Collection Reference: dictionaries, encyclopedias etc Library Card Required.

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.

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Opposing Viewpoints: Gale In Context Academic & Research Library Card Required.

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 Global Issues: Gale In Context.

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Picture Post Historical Archive Magazines & journals Primary resources Library Card Required.

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.

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Punch Historical Archive 1841-1992 Magazines & journals Primary resources Library Card Required.

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.

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RBdigital Magazines

The RBdigital Magazine collection has moved to the Libby app and OverDrive platform.

You will continue to be able to browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great magazines from RBdigital you loved in the RBdigital app, on Libby from OverDrive.

Hundreds of eMagazines including many popular New Zealand titles on wide range of subjects.


Science: Gale In Context Academic & Research Library Card Required.

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.

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Scientific American Archive 1845 to 2015 Magazines & journals Library Card Required.

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.
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Sunday Times Digital Archive 1822-2006, The Newspapers Primary resources Library Card Required.

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.

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Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, 1902 – 2011, The Newspapers Library Card Required.

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.

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Treaty of Waitangi Collection, The Library Card Required.

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.

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Women’s Studies Collection, The Library Card Required.

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.

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