Library Databases


Digital resources you can access anywhere

Academic OneFile: Extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.

Access Video on Demand NEW! Access over 10000 videos on a broad range of subjects. Create your own playlists and folders.

Art Films Digital NEW! The video streaming service of Contemporary Arts Media and Artfilms. This Includes documentaries about art, feature films, archival footage, workshop films covering teaching techniques and methods, and portrait films and interviews.

Australia & New Zealand Newsstream: A selection of full-text newspapers and newswires from Australia and New Zealand covering regional and international topics.

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre: Find articles from international newspapers, magazines, and reference books covering current events, business, politics, sports and many other subjects.

BBC Video Collection New! includes over 700 videos from the BBC on topics that span multiple subjects, such as history, anthropology, science, religion, health sciences and art.

Biography In Context: A great starting point for anybody researching notable figures in history.

Books & Authors: Combines thousands of titles,  authors, read-alikes, award winners and librarian’s favorites lists.

Britannica Online/Britannica Student/Britannica Junior: This popular encyclopaedia is available for library customers to use online.

Business & Industry: Detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT, market share and financial reports.

Business Reference Suite: Includes Business & Industry, Business & Management Practices, and TableBase resources.

Contemporary Women’s Issues: Articles on women’s issues including social, environmental, educational, and family concerns with an international focus.

Culinary Arts Collection: Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection: Answers environmentally-related inquiries with coverage of more than 3.3 million articles from more than 700 journals and reference content.

Fine Arts and Music Collection: This collection will provide support for research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.

Gale PowerSearch: Save time and search across more than one Gale eResource at once.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Searches just the Reference books that are included in the Gale Resource Center eResources.

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection: this collection provides information for gardening enthusiasts and professionals alike.

General OneFile: Want to find a magazine or news article? This has the content from over ten thousand titles and covers all subjects.

givME (formerly Breakout): Individuals find funding for school, polytechnic or travel grants; sports and arts schemes; personal grants; personal development funds.

givUS (formerly Fundview): Community groups can find funding information from trusts, local government, gaming trusts, government and other sources.

Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module: Whether you’re researching a disease or health issue, a drug or herb, or you just need some basic health information for yourself or your loved ones, this is the place to start.

Home Improvement Collection: Covers such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements.

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection: A great resource for curious travelers and serious researchers.

Index New Zealand: A searchable database that contains abstracts and descriptions of articles from about 1000 New Zealand periodicals and newspapers, including some from earlier in the 20th century right up to and including the present day.

Literature Resource Center: Information on literary figures from all time periods writing in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more. An educational site offering thousands of video courses in computer technology, software, creativity and business skills. A library card is necessary to create an account to track your progress.

Mango Languages: Learn a language, with more than 40 foreign language courses available (including English).

MasterFILE Complete: This finds information from magazines, reference books and newspapers, and covers all subjects.

NoveList Reader’s Advisor: Novelist can help you find your next great read in your favorite genre. It includes adult, young adult, children’s and easy fiction.

NZ Geographic Magazine: NEW! A magazine for New Zealand, celebrating our people, places, wildlife and environment.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context: Need to look at one or both sides of a controversial social issue? This clarifies the facts of each topic as well as the arguments for and against.

Popular Magazines Collection: Covers current events, sports, science, health and more.

PressReader: Formerly called ‘Library Press Display’, this database provides instant access to 5000 plus newspapers and magazines, from 100 countries in 60 languages on your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone.   As well as current issues, there is an archive dating back 90 days. New features offered with Press Reader are interactive tables of content, foreign language translation (in 17 different languages) social sharing and  text-to-voice conversion. For more information, click here.

Public Library Video Online : Premium: NEW! includes documentaries,  films, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials and raw footage from over 500 leading distributors, producers and filmmakers.

RB Digital formerly Zinio for Libraries: Full colour, cover to cover digital editions of many popular print magazines. Over 170 e-magazine titles are available in our collection, including back-issues.

Research in Context: Aimed at Intermediate students to access in-depth content for the areas of Literature, History, Biographies, Science, and Social Studies.

Road to IELTS (General Training): Preparation and practise resources for learning English, for people to gain citizenship.

Student Resources In Context: Covers topics in the Science, Health, History, Geography, Cultures and Literature areas.

The Treaty of Waitangi Collection: NEW! An authoritative home for Treaty scholarship online, access to full content text books about the treaty.

Tumblebooks: NEW! Animated talking picture books for Children. Fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, plus Maths and Read-Alongs.

World Book: A  multi-faceted reference tool for children through to tertiary level research

World History In Context: A resource that helps students understand the world around them, from antiquity to the present.

Zinio for Libraries now called RB Digital: Full colour, cover to cover digital editions of many popular print magazines. Over 170 e-magazine titles are available in our collection, including back-issues.


Digital resources you can access only at the Library

You need to visit the library to view these databases:

Ancestry Library Edition: (The link will only work if you use a library computer or a device connected through the library wifi.) Great for family history researchers. Enter names and places where your ancestors might have lived. View images of documents such as census records.
Visit the Central Library and Community Living Rooms

Find My Past: A family history and genealogy website containing over 550 million family history records, with more being added all the time. 2nd floor, Central Library.

National Business Review Online: subscriber edition.  Offers immediate and unrestricted access to the entire print edition.  Updated daily.