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AMES World Wide English

Learn English from beginner to intermediate level - for work, life and study.

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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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Computer Science (Gale OneFile)

Provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries.

This database includes more than 600 journals and periodicals, providing information on computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications, and the application of technology.

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Entrepreneurship (Gale Business)

Previously the Small Business Resource Center.

Coverage includes all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. It combines authoritative periodical and reference content to support prospective and current entrepreneurs as well as business students. Resources include; sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and websites.

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Environmental Studies (Gale In Context)

Previously GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources).

This database focuses on the physical and social aspects of environmental issues. Users can search the information to learn about diverse subjects such as climate change, food security, land and water use, populations and tourism.


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Gale Interactive: Chemistry

Bring science to life and helps 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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Global Issues (Gale In Context)

Integrates news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and more in a single search.

This database supports 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.

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Haynes Australia AllAccess

Access over 600 online manuals, covering car and motorcycle maintenance and repairs.

Haynes Manuals AllAccess is a library of manuals covering a range of makes and models, with up-to-date content including common repairs, routine maintenance and servicing procedures.

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High School (Gale In Context)

Previously Student Resources In Context.

This database presents material in the way most useful for students. Students will find a vast array of resources for papers, projects and presentations. Covers topics in the science, health, history, geography, cultures and literature areas.

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Literary Sources

Literary Sources brings together all Gale Literature related content in a single interface with great features that can save you time. Access full-text literary works, journal articles, literature criticism and analysis, reviews, author biographies and more.


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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.

Find 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.



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LitFinder

LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history.

Includes more than 132,000 full-text poems and 670,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. Biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary are also included.



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Lynda.com

An educational site offering thousands of video courses in computer technology, software, creativity and business skills.

Lynda.com is a leading online platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Members have access to a video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. Now part of Linkedin, Lynda.com serves more than 10,000 organizations, with tutorials in five languages.

A library card is necessary to create an account to track your progress.

*Our upgrade to LinkedIn Learning has been postponed until further notice.

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Manawatū Heritage Tour App

Explore the Manawatū, New Zealand through themed heritage tours. Created by the Heritage Team at Palmerston North City Library, these fun, interactive tours allows the whole family to explore Palmerston North and beyond like you never have before.

Manawatū Heritage Tours App brings together community-initiated research, images and content from the award-winning Manawatū Heritage digital repository and mobile technology to help people to explore Palmerston North's rich and often unknown history. Current tours include Women's Places, Military Tour (Walking), and Military Tour (Driving).

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Mango Languages

Learn a language, with more than 70 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.

You need to create a profile, and then link to our Library with your library card for free access to all Mango lessons.

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Opposing Viewpoints (Gale 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 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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Plan Builder (Gale Business)

Previously Small Business Builder.

This database helps patrons interested in planning and optimizing their businesses or nonprofits. Built for aspiring entrepreneurs and those with existing small businesses, it provides a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit.

Create an account to access this resource.


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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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Science (Gale In Context)

An engaging online resource that provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

Gale's authoritative reference content is merged with full-text magazine, academic journal, and news articles; experiments, images, videos, audio files, and links to vetted websites organised into a user-friendly portal experience.