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Ancestry Library Edition

A resource 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 Libraries.

The link will only work if you use a library computer or a device connected through the library wi-fi.

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Australian Art Sales Digest

Art market information for Australian and New Zealand forthcoming auctions, past auction results from 1969 to the present, market statistics, news and opinion.

The Australian Art Sales Digest is a database of over 650,000 works of art by more than 12,000  artists who are listed as having either lived or worked in Australia or New Zealand  and an additional 36,000 other artists,   that have had art offered for sale by auction in Australia and New Zealand over the last 30 years.  The AASD is an indispensable tool for valuers,  art consultants, auctioneers  and collectors.    

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Bridget Williams Books: Critical Issues Collection

The online home for deep analysis of the big issues facing New Zealand today: housing, inequality, climate change, child poverty, the environment, migration, financial crisis, and more.

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Bridget Williams Books: New Zealand History Collection

One authoritative resource of life on these islands, from earliest beginnings to present day. Comprising 90+ titles from over 30 years of history and biography publishing from Bridget Williams Books.

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Bridget Williams Books: New Zealand Sign Language Collection

The online home for Bridget Williams Books reference publishing and accounts of Deaf experience, freshly rendered using rich multimedia and visuals.

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Bridget Williams Books: Texts Collection

The online home for the acclaimed series of “short books” on big subjects from great New Zealand writers.

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Bridget Williams Books: Women's Studies Collection

Great writing about women’s lives, issues and histories.

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Gale Interactive: Chemistry

Bring science to life and help students visualize key concepts.

Aligned to the scope and sequence of introductory college classes, Gale Interactive: Chemistry engages students and aids comprehension by pairing reference material with manipulatable 3D models.

Please note - This resource may not work as intended on older Internet browsers.

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Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy

Breathe new life into the study of Human Anatomy with Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy

Human anatomy is known to be a challenging subject to master and teach, but traditional resources and lab materials are often limited, making it difficult for students to comprehend essential concepts. Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy is an innovative learning aid that allows students to examine virtual 3D dissections and immerse themselves in interactive research.

Please note - This resource may not work as intended on older Internet browsers.

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Gale Interactive: Science

Gale Interactive: Science provides a comprehensive view of the most-studied science subjects.

Authoritative, high-quality digital content is paired with interactive 3D models with functionality including zooming in, rotating, or pulling them apart.              

Please note - This resource may not work as intended on older Internet browsers.

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Literature Resource Center

Information on literary figures from all time periods writing in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more.

Literature Resource Center offers up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. Its materials support interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy, and the development of critical thinking skills.

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LitFinder

LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history.

LitFinder includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.

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Lynda.com

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.

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Lynda.com has helped students, leaders, IT and design pros, project managers—anyone in any role—develop software, creative, and business skills. Now part of Linkedin, Lynda.com serves more than 10,000 organisations. With tutorials in five languages, Lynda.com is a global platform for success.

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Mango Languages

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

Mango utilises an engaging interface, and easy, intuitive interactive tools to deliver practical conversational skills and valuable cultural insight for new languages. Lessons include strategically placed memory-building exercises to help users remember what they are learning in addition to critical thinking exercises, which help them to intuitively understand the language and adapt it to similar conversations.

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New Zealand Geographic Magazine

An interactive magazine for New Zealand, celebrating our people, places, wildlife and environment.

An interactive magazine for New Zealand, celebrating our people, places, wildlife and environment.

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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.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context is a premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions.

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Road to IELTS (General Training)

Preparation and practice resources for learning English, for people to gain citizenship.

Road to IELTS is organised into four skill areas, one for each paper in IELTS. In each skill area learners can prepare effectively for their test by reading information about each paper, getting advice from IELTS experts on video, and practising specific question types using the interactive practice exercises and the mock papers.

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Student Resources in Context

Covers topics in the science, health, history, geography, cultures and literature areas.

Student Resources in Context offers content and presents material in the way most useful for students. This unique database provides for papers, projects, and presentations while reinforcing the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

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