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Access Video on Demand

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

For more than 75 years, Infobase has been a reliable, authoritative resource for supporting the K–12 and academic curriculum, providing flexible options for accessing educational content whether in school, at the library, or at home. Explore video content from producers such as BBC, Cambridge Educational, Films for Humanities & Sciences, and Inside Science.

The core functionality of the site is available while logged in with your library card, but additional features such as My Videos and My Preferences need an account login. Login into Access Video on Demand, then go to create using the drop down menu with My Films along the top of the page.

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Art Films Digital

The video streaming service of Contemporary Arts Media and Artfilms.

Content that can entertain, educate and inform: Artfilms is streaming hundreds of exclusive educational videos from top artists and independent producers with unlimited, simultaneous usage. This Includes documentaries about art, feature films, archival footage, workshop films covering teaching techniques and methods, and portrait films and interviews.

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BBC Video Collection

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

The BBC’s mission is to enrich people's lives with programmes that inform, educate, and entertain. Alexander Street’s BBC Video Collection combines 700 of their most viewed BBC films. Viewers can explore relevant, timely documentaries on topics that span multiple subjects, such as history, anthropology, science, religion, health sciences, art, and more.

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BorrowBox

Access to hundreds of downloadable MP3 fiction and nonfiction e-Books and eAudiobooks for adults, young adults and children.

BorrowBox has over 3000 e-Books and 700 e-Audiobooks – new titles are being added all the time. The collection includes fiction and non-fiction items for adult, young adults and children. This platform focuses on Australian writers and publishers and includes many popular titles across a range of authors, genres and subjects.

You can borrow up to 10 ebooks and 10 eaudiobooks. Loan period is for 21 days (three weeks) and titles can be renewed if there are no reserves on them.

Titles can be reserved. They self expire after the due date and can be returned earlier if you want to.

Download the Borrowbox app from the Google Play store or the App store. Log-in with your library card. Browse titles, checkout items, and download to listen on the go.

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ePukapuka

Access e-books and e-audiobooks at home, or on the go. The collection includes fiction and non-fiction items for adult, young adults and children.

Browse titles, checkout items, and download to listen on the go. Items are available for 21 days and will automatically expire. We recommend accessing ePukapuka via the Libby app.

Download the Overdrive or Libby (new) app from the Google Play store or the App store. Log-in with your library card.

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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.

Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module offers up-todate reference material as well as full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources.

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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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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

Manawatū Heritage is an online repository where you can search, share and download thousands of photographs and other items about the Manawatū region.

Manawatū Heritage is a living heritage tool which encourages active participation from the community by accepting digital uploads and written articles from the public. By creating a log-in, you can upload your own stories and photographs to the repository as well as comment on individual items, share your findings via email and social media, and download low or high resolution copies of out of copyright materials.

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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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Public Library Video Online : Premium

Includes documentaries, films, interviews, performances, news programmes and newsreels, field recordings, commercials and raw footage from over 500 leading distributors, producers and filmmakers.

Includes documentaries, films, interviews, performances, news programmes and newsreels, field recordings, commercials and raw footage from over 500 leading distributors, producers and filmmakers. Concentrating on building the best collections we can across the curriculum—in literature; music; women's history; black history; psychological counselling and therapy; social and cultural history; drama, medical, theatre, film, and the performing arts; religion; sociology; and other emerging areas.

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Research in Context

Aimed at intermediate school students to access in-depth content for the areas of literature, history, biographies, science, and social studies.

Research in context is developed primarily for intermediate and high school students. It has an interface that delivers the highly visual design and navigation preferred by younger users combined with the authoritative content and user-focused tool set needed to support middle school assignments and coursework. It is designed to support the developing information and digital literacy skills of the average intermediate school student.

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Story Box Library

Watch your favourite stories read aloud by our best storytellers.

Story Box Library is an educational website created for Austalian children to view stories by Australian authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic storytellers. Ever expanding content, with New Zealand material coming, short films about the creative process behind books, and at home activities for each story.

Go to Log In, select Public Library & Tertiary. Make sure Palmerston North City Library is selected and enter your library card number.

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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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Tumblebooks

Animated talking picture books for children. Fiction, Non-fiction and foreign language titles, plus maths and read-alongs.

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TBL also includes National Geographic videos and games.

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Wheelers

This collection includes fiction and non-fiction items for adult, young adults and children, on e-book formats. This platform focuses more on New Zealand writers and publishers, but includes many popular titles across a range of authors, genres and subjects.

Borrow up to 10 titles at any one time. Loan period is for 21 days (three weeks) and titles can be renewed if there are no existing reserves on them.

Titles can be reserved. Titles self expire and can be returned at any time.

Download the Wheelers app for IOS, Android and Windows.

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World Book

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

World Book Online is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites.

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World History in Context

A resource that helps students understand the world around them, from antiquity to the present.

World History in Context provides an overview of world history covering the most-studied events, periods, cultures, civilizations, religions, conflicts, wars, ideologies, cultural movements, and people.