Research databases

We subscribe to these online resources. Most can be accessed both inside and outside the library, except where indicated. These resources, and other useful websites, can also be accessed via our subject listing of online resources.

We subscribe to these online resources. Most can be accessed both inside and outside the library, except where indicated. These resources, and other useful websites, can also be accessed via our subject listing of online resources.

For access from home, you will need your library card number and your PIN.

Use our Discovery search to search across a wide range of databases.

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Ancestry Library Edition 

Trace your family history in US and UK Births Marriages Deaths, census and other family history records. For a list of NZ records search/ card catalogue/ Oceania (by location).

N.B. Ancestry Library Edition will be available to customers at home until 31 December 2020.

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Australia New Zealand Reference Centre

Search Australian and New Zealand magazines, newspapers and newswires. More help on Ebsco databases

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Bateman Encyclopedia Online

Covers a wide range of subjects of historical and contemporary significance to New Zealand.

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GreenFILE

Information about the relationship between human beings and the environment, covering  global warming, recycling, alternate fuel sources and more.

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Haynes Manuals AllAccess

A collection of the world's best car and motorcycle repair manuals.

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Health & Wellness Resource Centre

Covers a wide range of source and topics including: fitness, nutrition, public health, occupational health and safety.

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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

Library Science books, journals and research reports.

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Lynda.com

An online learning resource that provides video courses in software, creative and business skills and technology

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Māori Land Court Minute Book Index 

A fully searchable index to minute books 1865 - 1910, including Waipounamu Maori Land Court District (Nelson area). Copies of the Nelson Minute Books are held in the Maori Heritage Collection.

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Masterfile Complete

Full text of nearly 1,950 general periodicals covering a range of subjects including current affairs, business, entertainment, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and more.

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Novelist Plus

Find new authors and reading options using your favourite writer, book or genre as a starting point.

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PressReader

Access newspapers & magazines from New Zealand and from around the world. 

N.B. Access to Stuff.co.nz newspapers (The Nelson Mail, The Press, The Dominion Post, etc...) is only available inside the library.

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Story Box Library

Hear your favourite children's stories come to life as they are read aloud by New Zealand and Australian storytellers, in your own home.

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StudySpy

A free course comparison tool and scholarship index that helps students with choosing tertiary study options

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Theorytest.co.nz 

Practice theory tests for the New Zealand Learners Drivers' licence exam online.  All questions are based on the Official New Zealand Road Code.

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Who Else Writes Like  

A reader's guide to fiction authors (note from a library computers 1-10 and from home, you will need to enter your library barcode)

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Who Next?

A guide to children’s authors for parents and teachers to help discover new books and authors for young readers to enjoy