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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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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.

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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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Gale Small Business Builder

Gale Small Business Builder provides a gradual, step-by-step introduction to business concepts and tools.

Gale Small Business Builder addresses questions from "Is entrepreneurship the right decision for me?" to "When will my company break even and begin to show a profit?" It covers multiple stages of the business development lifecycle.

With proven tools and practical advice, entrepreneurs can:

  • Vet a business idea by applying a rich variety of recognized frameworks
  • Develop a business plan they can submit to lenders
  • Create a pitch deck for investor presentations
  • Manage day-to-day operations through the tracking of capital expenditures, debt, sales, inventory, staff, and more
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Gale Small Business Resource Center

​Small Business Resource Center covers business topics including starting and operating a business, including finance, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, and taxes.

This collection is comprised of a collection of business journals and eBook resources, including the Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Strategies, Encyclopedia of Management, and Encyclopedia of Small Business. The collection is mapped into four key stages of business- plan, fund, start and manage.

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

GREENR -The Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues.

Topics include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and multimedia.

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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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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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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 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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