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Computer Science (Gale)

Gale Computer Science is a one-stop reference resource for computer and technology related news and information

Dictionary of New Zealand Biography

This website contains over 3,000 biographies of past New Zealanders who have 'made their mark' on this country. Entries are posthumous only - there are no entries for still living prominent New Zealanders.

Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2020 (Gale)

The Economist presents the worlds 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.

Environmental Studies in Context (Gale)

Environmental Studies In Context -The Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues

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.

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.

MasterFILE Complete

A large collection of full-text magazines, journals and reference books. If you are looking for a particular publication click on the 'Publications' link at the top of the database page.

Also features full text from 88,000 biographies.

National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-2015 (Gale)

Search articles and legendary photos from this historical archive, covering more than a hundred years of National Geographic magazine. Includes coverage of global events, nature, science, technology, and the environment.

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

ProQuest Research Library: Science & Technology

This database provides a collection of scientific journals in full text and image formats. Publications include a wide range of topics from both the physical and life science disciplines

Science in Context (Gale)

Contextual information on many significant science topics and showcases scientific disciplines that relate to real-world issues.

Science Reference Center

Science resource suitable for all ages that covers all areas of science, and also includes biographical articles on famous scientists. Full text articles from all major areas of scientific study; biographies; video resources and experiments

Smithsonian Collections Online (Gale)

Gale and the Smithsonian have partnered to give students and researchers a look behind the glass of the Smithsonian Museum's exhibits and collections. The digitized materials within Smithsonian Collections Online span multidisciplinary topics for both research and education, including:

  • Evolution of Flight, 1784-1991
  • Trade Literature and the Merchandizing of Industry
  • World's Fairs and Expositions: Visions of Tomorrow
  • Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive