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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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Access Science

McGraw Hill's online science and technology encyclopedia. Covers a wide range of science and technology subjects, constantly updated and fully searchable.

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Ancestry Library Edition (available at home)

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).

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AutoMate (Auto Repair Reference Centre)

Search for car repair manuals by year; use Auto IQ for guides to how cars work; get vehicle repair tips or troubleshoot specific problems. See also Small Engine Repair Reference Centre.

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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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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 (for use in library only) or from anywhere via Auckland University

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. 

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Proquest 

Search all of the Proquest databases at once.

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Small Engine Repair Reference Centre 

Manuals for all terrain vehicles, generators and small engines, marine/boat motors, motorcycles, outdoor power equipment, outdoor water craft, snowmobiles and tractors.

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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