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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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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)

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.

General OneFile (Gale)

Includes thousands of journal titles, audio of radio broadcasts, and hundreds of newspapers - a total of in excess of 14,500 titles (more than 40% of which are unique to the database) with more than 35 years of coverage from 1980 to present.

Highlights include:

  • Full-text of the New York Times from 1985 to the present (updated daily), and The Economist from 1988 to the present, with no embargo
  • The full collection of National Public Radio (NPR) programs from 1990 to the present (including searchable transcripts), and links to thousands of video files from providers including NYTimes.com Video Collection and Associated Press Video News

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.

New York Times

Offers our members the opportunity to login each day with your library card details and claim a "group pass" which gives 24 hours' access to their websites & smartphone app. (Please note: the expiry time for your 24 hours access is given in US Eastern Time, and an initial nytimes.com email/password registration is required.)

Included in the pass is access to the searchable archive from 1851-1922 and 1981-present.

Niupepa: Māori Newspapers Digital Collection

The Niupepa: Māori Newspapers Digital Collection is an electronic collection of over 17,000 pages taken from 34 separate periodicals.

Most of the titles originally available through this project are now available through Papers Past - to find all the Niupepa titles available, scroll down to the 'Māori Newspapers' section of About Papers Past

Papers Past

Digitised New Zealand newspapers, periodicals, letters, diaries and parliamentary papers from 1839 to 1945. Coverage includes The Evening Post from 1865 to 1945, and The Dominion from 1907 to 1920, plus many other early Wellington region publications.


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.

Primary Sources (Gale)

Simultaneously search or browse through all our Gale historical newspaper databases from the 1600s to the 21st century.

Search includes archives for:

  • Daily Mail, 1896-2004
  • The Independent, 1986-2012
  • International Herald Tribune, 1887-2013
  • The Sunday Times, 1822-2006
  • The Telegraph, 1855-2000
  • The Times (of London), 1785-2013

As well as some special collections:

  • 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection
  • 17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection
    (Sourced from the Bodleian Library, spans the years 1672 to 1737)
  • 19th Century British Library Newspapers
    (Full runs of influential national and regional newspapers)
  • Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers

The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2013 (Gale)

First published in 1785, The Times of London is widely considered to be the world's 'newspaper of record'. The Times Digital Archive allows users to search over 200 years of this invaluable historical source.

Note: Due to industrial action, The Times was not printed between the 1st of December 1978 and the 12th of November 1979.

Also searchable with many other historical newspapers through Gale Primary Sources.


From the National Library of Australia, Trove provides access to over 20 million pages from over 1000 Australian newspapers from each state and territory and from the earliest published newspaper in 1803, to the mid-20th century.