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Resources you have access to with your library card. Also included in this list are a number of freely available websites that can be accessed without a library card login. You can filter these by toggling the buttons below.

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International business information including business trends, management techniques and practice and more. You can also access the The Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition), The Economist, and Financial Times in full text for free.

Academic Search Elite

A rich resource spanning a broad stretch of academic subjects with thousands of full-text journals and abstracted and indexed journals, many of which are peer-reviewed.

Australia & New Zealand Newsstream

Newspapers from New Zealand and Australia covering regional and international topics updated daily, that can often be searched back many years. Some titles include:

  • The Dominion Post
  • The New Zealand Herald
  • The Press (Christchurch)
  • Past issues of The Evening Post and The Dominion
  • The Sydney Morning Herald
  • The Age (Melbourne)

Business Source Premier

A business research database offering information in nearly every area of business including management, economics, finance, accounting and international business. Titles include:

  • Harvard Business Review
  • New Zealand Management
  • Forbes
  • NZ Business

Business: Entrepreneurship (Gale)

Looking to start a business? Gale Business Entrepreneurship covers all aspects of starting and operating a business - including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, and more.

Download reports and articles to help you write a business plan, craft a marketing campaign or launch a product.

Business: Plan Builder (Gale)

A step-by-step planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit. The program will walk you through five areas of exploration to develop a business plan. (You'll need to create an account to save your progress.)

Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2020 (Gale)

The Economist presents the world's political, business, scientific, technological and cultural developments and the connections between them. With this archive you can access every weekly issue between 1843 and 2015 - from cover to cover.

Index New Zealand

An index of abstracts and descriptions of articles in New Zealand publications over the last 30 years to the present in English, and from September 2007 in te reo Māori. Although INNZ doesn't have the full text of articles, it indexes a huge number of New Zealand magazines, newspapers and journals, and can be hugely useful for finding articles in your area of interest.


Contains comprehensive profiles on 15,800 New Zealand business to business (B2B) companies including details on their activities, brands, people, products and services searchable by 30 different criteria including location, number of employees, turnover, products (by ANZSIC code), job category or job title.

Use Katalyst Business to:

  • Find new suppliers of products and services
  • Research companies, markets and industries
  • Identify and target key areas
  • Produce lists for direct mail campaigns
  • Find sales leads & make new contacts
  • Put your products in front of B2B purchasers

Access is via the public internet computers in our libraries, remote access is not available

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is a video tutorial service providing access to over 12,000 instructional videos on many topics including computer software, design, video editing, animation and business skills. Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to meet your personal or professional goals - with expert tutors who know how to teach.

Magazines on Libby

Browse over 2000 magazines across many different genres - news, parenting, art, craft, hobbies, sports, automobiles, New Zealand magazines and more!


Gives same day, unlimited access to replicas of thousands of newspapers and magazines (across many subjects) from NZ and around the world. Browse by country, language or title. Publications are available from more than 100 countries in over 60 languages, with titles going back 90 days.

Note: Stuff Ltd PressReader publications, including The Post are now only available for in-library use (more information about the Stuff Ltd PressReader publications change).

You can access PressReader through your browser or with the PressReader app.

ProQuest Research Library

Access to a wide range of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers on popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 6,600 titles - over 5,000 in full text - from 1971 forward.