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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.

For external access you will need to enter your library barcode number and your pin.

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

Academic Search Elite A collection of full-text academic journals suitable for private, professional and academic research.
 Access Science McGraw Hill's online science and technology encyclopedia. Covers a wide range of science and technology subjects, constantly updated and fully searchable.
Ancestry Library Edition (for use in library only) Trace your family history in US and UK BMD, census and other family history records. Now additional NZ resources on Ancestry
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.
Australia New Zealand Reference Centre Search Australian and New Zealand magazines, newspapers and newswires. More help on Ebsco databases
Australia New Zealand Points of View A collection of resources for New Zealand and Australian students with multiple sides of over 100 current events and topics.
Bateman Encyclopedia Online Covers a wide range of subjects of historical and contemporary significance to New Zealand.
Biography Reference Centre Contains over 400,000 full text biographies of artists, athletes, world leaders, scientists and more
Books & Authors Search for books and authors - fiction and non-fiction.
Business Source Elite A collection of business, economic and management journals, covering topics such as banking, finance, marketing and sales.
Consumer Health Complete A comprehensive resource of health content to provide information for patients and to provide a general understanding of health and wellness.
givUS Search for community funding in New Zealand.
givME Search for New Zealand awards, scholarships and grants for individuals
Health & Wellness Resource Centre Covers a wide range of source and topics including: fitness, nutrition, public health, occupational health and safety.
History Reference Centre  Thousands of articles, books and references covering world history.
Literary Reference Centre Plus A database of information on thousands of authors and the works across several literary disciplines, genres and time periods.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)  Library Science books, journals and research reports.
Māori Land Court Minute Book Index (for use in library only)  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.
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.
Poetry & Short Story Reference Centre A collection of full text classic and contemporary poems and short stories from American and English authors.
PressReader (PressDisplay) Access newspapers & magazines from New Zealand and from around the world. Includes all Fairfax titles and some others.
Proquest Search all of the Proquest databases at once.

Science Reference Centre  
A research database of science-oriented content for student researchers, covering topics such as biology, chemistry, Earth Science and health and medicine.
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.
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.
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)
Who Next?  A guide to children’s authors for parents and teachers to help discover new books and authors for young readers to enjoy