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AMES World Wide English

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

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Australia & New Zealand Reference Centre Plus

Find articles from newspapers, magazines, and reference books covering current events, business, politics, sports and many other subjects.

Australia/NZ Reference Centre Plus combines Australasian magazines, newspapers, and reference books to create the largest collection of regional full text content available to libraries in Oceania. This database includes leading Australian, New Zealand and international magazines and newspapers in full text; full text reference books; more than 90,000 full text biographies and an Image Collection of more than one million photos, maps and flags. Titles include the Dominion Post and the Manawatu Standard.

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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.

Please note that Lot Alerts are only available for individual subscribers not library users.

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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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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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City Council Archives

Palmerston North City Council archives hold records on the development of the city from 1878. You can search a list of what we hold on this database.

Archives Central is a fully-searchable catalogue of Council Archives, including a growing collection of digitised archives, sourced from participating New Zealand local authorities.
The purpose of Archives Central is to make Council archives more accessible for the community and easier to use.
Click on the logos above to view your chosen council’s homepage and search their listings; or use the search box at the top right of this page to search over the whole site.

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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 OneFile)

Gale OneFile: Entrepreneurship provides insights, tips, strategies, and success stories for business schools and entrepreneurs.

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Environmental Studies (Gale In Context)

Focuses on the physical, social and economic 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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ePukapuka

Access e-books and e-audiobooks at home, or on the go with the Libby app. 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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Gale Books and Authors

Combines thousands of titles, authors, read-alikes, award winners and librarian’s favourites.

Books & Authors has expert book reviews, recommendations, author biographies and more. Let them help you find your next great read.

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Gale Business : Entrepreneurship

Learn how to plan, fund, start or manage your small business.

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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Gale Business : Plan Builder

A step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit.

This database helps patrons interested in planning and optimizing their businesses or nonprofits. Built for aspiring entrepreneurs and those with existing small businesses.

Create an account to access this resource.

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Gale Literature

Searches all of Gale's literary research databases.

Gale Literature brings together all Gale literary content in a single interface. You’ll find intuitive search features and user-friendly tools that allow you to access full-text literary works, journal articles, literature criticism and analysis, reviews, author biographies and more.

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Gale Literature : LitFinder

LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history.

Includes more than 130,000 full-text poems and 650,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. Biographies, work summaries, images, photographs, and a glossary are also included.

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Gale 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 150,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

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General OneFile (Gale)

General OneFile is a comprehensive general-interest resource providing periodical and news information perfect for researchers at all levels.

This database allows users to easily view content of interest on the most popular and most-searched topics within several distinct categories, including news, current events, health, and computers and technology.

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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.

Global Issues offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, relevant sources for analysis of these issues. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal.

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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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Health and Wellness (Gale)

Whether you’re researching a disease or health issue, a drug or herb, or you just need some basic health information this is the place to start.

Gale Health and Wellness puts up-to-date information on health and wellness topics at your fingertips. Inside you’ll have access to full text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. Search for a full range of health related issues, from current disease and disorder information, to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices. Topics of Interest include COVID-19.


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High School (Gale In Context)

This database presents material in a way most useful for students. Students will find a vast array of resources for papers, projects and presentations. Covers topics in the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

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Home Improvement (Gale OneFile)

Covers such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection.

This collection has more than 200 home improvement-focused titles for both hobbyists and professional carpenters . Many subject areas are covered.

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Index New Zealand

The National Library of New Zealand's searchable database that contains abstracts and descriptions of articles from over 1000 New Zealand periodicals and newspapers.

The National Library of New Zealand's 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 to the current day.

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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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Interactive Human Anatomy

Breathe new life into the study of Human Anatomy with 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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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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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 Learning, 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.


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Manawatū Heritage

On Manawatū Heritage you can search, share and download thousands of photographs, archives and other items about the Manawatū.

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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Manawatū Heritage Tour App

Learn about Palmerston North through themed heritage tours. This app allows the whole family to explore our history by foot, bicycle or car.

Manawatū Heritage Tours App brings together community-initiated research, images and content from the award-winning Manawatū Heritage digital repository. Mobile technology helps 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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MasterFILE Complete

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

A powerful online reference system. It offers a variety of full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.

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Middle School (Gale In Context)

Created specifically for intermediate age students, this database combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Categories cover a range of the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, world history, and literature.

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News (Gale OneFile) NEW

Provides access to a wide range of newspapers from around the world.

This full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author and other fields. Major US regional, national and local newspapers are included, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts. Updated daily.

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NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus can help you find your next great read in your favourite genre. It includes adult, young adult, children's, easy fiction, nonfiction and audiobooks.

NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory solution for fiction lovers. With an intuitive interface and extensive content, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?

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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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Palmerston North City Library App

The Palmerston North City Library app helps users explore the library and manage their accounts.

Search the catalogue for items to borrow or reserve. View and renew items you have checked out. Access e-books and other online resources. Read the latest library news and see upcoming events. Connect with us on social media.

This app replaces the Bookmyne app.

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Papers Past

An online collection of digitally scanned New Zealand material from the 19th and 20th centuries.​

Papers Past provides access to digitised newspapers, periodicals, letters, diaries and parliamentary papers from all regions covering the years 1839 to 1945. Includes the Manawatu Standard from 1883 to 1945.

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PressReader

This database provides instant access to 7000 plus newspapers and magazines, from 120 countries in 60 languages.

Stuff Ltd has restricted access to their magazine and newspaper titles through PressReader.

Their titles which include the Dominion Post and the Manawatu Standard are no longer available to be read from home via the PressReader app or website. Stuff titles are only accessible through the PressReader website at one of our Libraries.

Magazines and newspapers not published by Stuff are unaffected.


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RB Digital

Full colour, cover to cover digital editions of many popular print magazines.

Full colour, cover to cover digital editions of many popular print magazines, available to read on Android, iPad, iPhone, Mac & PC. Over 190 e-magazine titles are available in our collection, including back-issues.

Download the RB Digital app from the Google Play store or the App store. Log-in with your library card. Browse titles, checkout items, and download to read on or offline.

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Science (Gale In Context)

An engaging online resource that provides 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.

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Story Box Library

Watch and listen to stories read aloud by Australian and New Zealand storytellers.

Story Box Library gets kids excited about reading, inspires their imaginations and lets them have fun with stories, improving their language and literacy skills along the way.

With an ever-growing library, suitable for preschool and primary aged children, it really is Storytime, Anytime!

To login, enter your Palmerston North City Library card number.

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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. TumbleBooks 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 Online

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 (Gale In Context)

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

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

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