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Archives of Sexuality & Gender (Gale)

Gale's Archives of Sexuality & Gender spans the sixteenth to the twentieth century and is the largest digital collection of primary source materials relating to the history and study of sex, sexuality and gender. Highlights include New Zealand periodicals Pink Triangle and Out! New Zealand's Alternative Lifestyle Magazine

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)

Bridget Williams Books - Text Collection

A diverse group of short eBooks on the big issues facing New Zealand. Dive in to discover stories, insights and analysis by some of New Zealand's best writers and commentators

Bridget Williams Books - Treaty of Waitangi Collection

Gathers together some of the finest writing and scholarship on New Zealand's founding document online - including access to award-winning histories and commentaries, such as Claudia Orange's The Treaty of Waitangi

EBSCO Portal

Find all our EBSCO databases through this portal, including:

  • EBSCOHost - Magazine, journal and newspaper databases
  • Australia/New Zealand Points of View
  • Literary Reference Center Plus
  • Consumer Health Complete

And more. Have an explore - these databases cover a wide variety of topics.

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.

Explora Australia/New Zealand

A reference source for high school and tertiary students that searches across multiple sources in a single search. The New Zealand topic overviews are a feature in Explora that provides users with a helpful starting point for research.

Global Issues in Context (Gale)

Balanced information on crucial international issues and news headlines. Has a useful Countries index with facts and figures, as well as in depth overviews of countries.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context (Gale)

Perspectives on major contentious social, political, and technological issues.


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.

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