Welcome to our History Popular Topic -- your guide to the depth and breadth of what's on offer on this subject at your library. We've written this page both as a guide to finding history material at the library and online (especially check out the New Zealand and world history websites we've highlighted below!), and also to offer you opportunities for browsing our history collection online. Enjoy!
Our picks of the new books
Every month our librarians choose their picks of the new history books. Have a look at the Libraries' history recent picks for interesting new titles every month.
Here are our latest picks:
Search the Catalogue
|Archeology and digging up the past||913|
|History of the Ancient World||930|
|History of Europe, World Wars||940|
|History of Asia and the Far East||950|
|History of Africa||960|
|History of North America||970|
|History of South America||980|
|History of the Pacific and other regions||990|
|New Zealand History||993.1|
Don't forget to look at the large books for illustrations and photographs, as well as looking in the normal Dewey sequence.
Online databases & articles
We have a great range of online history resources, including reference sources, journals, magazines and much more.
The following are just a few of the history journals and magazines available online (in full-text) through our databases. If you are viewing this page outside a library, please login here first, then the links below will work for you.
- Arab Studies Quarterly
- American History
- Canadian Journal of History
- History Review
- Journal of Social History
- Military History
- Natural History
For more listings see Masterfile Premier in mygateway.info magazines
Magazines in print
Lending history magazines are shelved on the magazine stands in the branches.
Here are links into the catalogue for just a few of our most popular history magazines:
New Zealand History Online
The Ministry of Culture & Heritage's New Zealand History site -- this should be your first stop online for New Zealand history
- Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
The official encyclopedia of NZ, which when complete will be a comprehensive guide to the country's peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society.
- 1966 Encyclopaedia of New Zealand
The first encyclopedia of New Zealand, published in three thick volumes in 1966. An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand was a critical and publishing success at the time, and has been used as a basic reference work since.
- The Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War
This fifty volume series is being put online as copyright expires.
- New Zealand History Teachers' Association
Overseas History Online
- Spartacus Educational
Mini-encyclopedias on historical subjects, designed for British school-children.
- Best of History Web Sites
An award-winning American portal created for history teachers, students, and general history enthusiasts.
- HyperHistory Online
An expanding scientific project presenting 3,000 years of world history with an interactive combination of synchronoptic lifelines, timelines, and maps.
- Archives New Zealand
- Alexander Turnbull Library
- Wellington City Archives
- The Community Archive: National Register of Archives and Manuscripts
This page is written and maintained by library staff. Our aim is to keep you informed about history resources at the library and to highlight parts of the collection which may interest you. We'd be pleased to hear from you about this page - you can email us with any feedback.