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Magazines are right at your fingertips through the following databases:

RBdigital eMagazines

zinio for libraries app icon The WCL RBdigital collection includes over 150 current magazine titles with the same layout on the screen as they have in print, complete with photographs, graphics and even interactive content in some. Many of the magazines are available at the same time or sooner than their print editions. The range of magazines is wide, including photography, business, sports, news, crafts, 'lifestyle', computers, music and more. Magazines can be viewed on desktop/laptops or downloaded to tablets or smartphones for offline reading via the free RBdigital app. Added features allow content to be printed, shared or emailed - and you can easily bookmark a magazine to save your place.
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This gives same day, unlimited access to full-page replicas of thousands of newspaper and magazine titles from NZ and around the world. Publications are available from more than 100 countries in over 60 languages, with titles going back 90 days. It comes with a number of options including a customisable home feed, searching, instant translation, and social options such as sharing, commenting and following other users. You can access PressReader through your browser or with the PressReader app, available in the Apple and Google Play app stores. Publications can also be downloaded for offline reading on the app.
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NZ Geographic

NZ Geographic has been celebrating our people, places, wildlife and environment for two decades. Its archives hold more than 600 in-depth features about our country, natural history and culture. You can now use your library card to gain access to all these features online, seeing the magazine with the same layout on the screen as it has in print. You can either read the latest issue, browse previous issues by clicking on covers or search the archive using keywords.
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EBSCO MasterFILE Complete

Designed specifically for public libraries, this huge EBSCO database provides full text for thousands of general periodicals covering a range of subjects including current affairs, business, entertainment, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more. In addition to the full text, it provides indexing and abstracts for thousands of other titles. This database also features: full text Magill Book Reviews, reference and travel books including the World Almanac & Book of Facts 2001; full text from biographies, full text primary source documents, and an image collection of hundreds of thousands of photos, maps and flags.
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General OneFile

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles (title list) on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
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EBSCO Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre

The Australia/NZ Reference Centre combines Australia and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers & newswires, reference books, and company information to create the largest collection of regional full text content available. This database provides local perspectives on current events, business, sports, and many other subjects. Titles include Australian House & Garden, Australian Geographic, NZ Business, New Zealand Management, Metro, Australia Country Report, New Zealand Country Report, New Zealand Herald, etc. Click here for a full list of titles.
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Academic Search Elite

This Ebsco database is a rich resource spanning a broad stretch of academic subjects with thousands of full-text journals and abstracted and indexed journals including journals as varied as Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, and Economic Development Journal. Nearly 1,600 active full-text journals and magazines, more than 1300 of these are peer-reviewed.
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Business Source Premier

The valuable resource, Business Source Premier, provides you with remote access from home or work to a huge range of scholarly business, management and economics journals, including full text to the Harvard Business Review, New Zealand Management, Forbes, California Management Review, and New Zealand Business. In addition to the fulltext for more than 2,100 journals, another 1,800 journals are indexed. In addition, access to non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.Content is updated daily and is particularly strong in marketing, management, MIS and economics.
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Index New Zealand

Index New Zealand (INNZ) is an index with abstracts from selected New Zealand serial publications, including newspapers, and nearly 300 journals about New Zealand and the South Pacific.
INNZ is updated daily and approximately 2,000 documents are added monthly. Subjects covered include general interest material, social research, current affairs, the arts and humanities. Comprehensive coverage of titles extends from 1987 onwards. Many New Zealand titles have also been retrospectively indexed.
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ProQuest Research Library

(Previously known as Academic Research Library)

Search for coverage from 1971 onwards on a broad range of subjects including arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests. Features a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers. Nearly 4,000 titles, over 2,800 in full text.
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Dragon source provides access to hundreds of Chinese language magazines in both simplified and traditional Chinese including Vogue, Reader's Digest, and Phoenix weekly. These can all be viewed on your pc or mobile device browser. The database can be searched using title, keyword, or alternatively simply click on the magazine covers.
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Magazine Pathfinder

Wellington City Libraries holds over 3000 magazine titles. Titles include Scientific American, Rolling Stone, Time, Harvard Business Review, Metro and Vanity Fair. For information on using Wellington City Libraries' magazine collection, or to view full lists of titles held, check out our magazine pathfinder.