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Art & Music Biography
Books & Literature Business
Countries eBooks and Digital Audiobooks
Funding Information Genealogy
Health History
Kāpiti Coast Kids
Law Libraries
Magazines Māori
Newspapers New Zealand 
Science Social Issues
Sustainable Living

Gale Online Resources

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eBooks

If you're thinking of buying an eBook reader here is a list of the current compatible eBook readers that will work with our new system Overdrive.

Please note that it curently does not work with a Kindle.


The online world contains a wealth of information. To make it easier for you to access this knowledge we've subscribed to a number of digital resources covering a wide range of information.

Resources include magazine and newspaper articles, biographies, health, funding, science and business information, in various formats, including images, sound, video clips and other multimedia.

Many publications are not available in full text online without a paid subscription. Kāpiti Coast District Libraries has subscribed to these digital resources so you can use them for free.


If you want to access these resources from your home or workplace you will need to be a registered library member to do so.


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These digital resources are protected by copyright. You can download, print and email this information for your own private use and study. By accessing these resources you agree to these terms and conditions of usage.

 


 

Art & Music:

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Newspaper and magazine articles with an emphasis on New Zealand and Australian titles. Includes most major New Zealand daily newspapers.
Biography in Context An extensive range of contemporary and historical biographies of notable people. It is searchable by name, nationality, and occupation.
Masterfile Premier Full text access to articles from over 2,000 major international publications such as Time, Newsweek, and New Scientist. Covers virtually every subject area.

 

Biographies:

Biography in Context                   An extensive range of contemporary and historical biographies of notable people. It is searchable by name, nationality, and occupation.
Dictionary of NZ Biography Find out about the people who have helped shape our country, in the online Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (DNZB).
Discovering Collection Search a range of subjects including history, literature, geography, and biographies. A multimedia gallery is also included.
Literature Resource Centre Critical essays, book reviews, biographies and author interviews from a range of periods and genres.
Masterfile Premier Full text access to articles from over 2,000 major international publications such as Time, Newsweek, and New Scientist. Covers virtually every subject area.
Virtual Reference Library         Selected reference books containing biography, literature and social sciences information.

 

Books & Literature: 
 
Books & Authors                  Search or browse for books by genre, author, age group, period or theme – or find award winners.
Discovering Collection Search a range of subjects including history, literature, geography, and biographies. A multimedia gallery is also included.
Fantastic Fiction Fantastic Fiction provides access to information on over 30,000 authors and 350,000 books, and includes useful series lists.
Goodreads Social networking for readers - see which books others are reading, track the books you have read or want to read, read reviews, find lists and recommendations.
Google Books Works like a web search but finds only books.  Some are available for free download or find out where to buy or borrow the book from.
Literature Resource Center Critical essays, book reviews, biographies and author interviews from a range of periods and genres.
Many Books Free ebooks to download.
Masterfile Premier Full text access to articles from over 2,000 major international publications such as Time, Newsweek, and New Scientist. Covers virtually every subject area.
Project Gutenberg Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks.

 
 

Business:

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre             

Newspaper and magazine articles with an emphasis on New Zealand and Australian titles. Includes most major New Zealand daily newspapers.
General OneFile Millions of full-text articles from news media and magazines covering a wide range of topics.
Masterfile Premier Full text access to articles from over 2,000 major international publications such as Time, Newsweek, and New Scientist. Covers virtually every subject area.
 
NZ Gazette The New Zealand Gazette is the official newspaper of the Government of New Zealand, covering business proceedings, bankruptcies, land transfer notices, and departmental and parliamentary notices. Records are uploaded weekly and date back to September 1993.
RDS Business Suite Search across three related business databases: Business and Industry; Business and Management Practices; and TableBase.

 

Countries:

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre   Newspaper and magazine articles with an emphasis on New Zealand and Australian titles. Includes most major New Zealand daily newspapers.
Global Issues In Context International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.
Masterfile Premier Full text access to articles from over 2,000 major international publications such as Time, Newsweek, and New Scientist. Covers virtually every subject area. 

  

 Funding Information:

FundView/BreakOut      

FundView - funding information for voluntary  organisations.

BreakOut - funding information for students, researchers, sports people, artists and those wanting professional development.

Takoa

TAKOA Rua-mano contains more than 2,000 listings of Māori groups and organisations, region by region. Provides information on Marae, Iwi, Social Services, Business, Justice, Education, Government, Training, Arts, Health Services and Education Scholarships.

 

 

 

Genealogy:

Ancestry Library Edition        

This is the largest family history site online with over 400 billion names worldwide. A great source for genealogists.

Full access to the Ancestry Library Edition in the library only, via APNK (Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa) homepage.

We recommend that you pre-book a public computer on the day you wish to use this database.
Phone: (04) 296 4700 or 0800 486 486.

Māori Land Court Minute Book Index Database

This database will give you the reference details on more than 88,000 records from around New Zealand that may contain information relating to your needs (i.e, whenua, whakapapa, tipuna research).
Births, Deaths & Marriages Online Official site for the Birth, Death and Marriage historical records of the New Zealand Government.

Other genealogical resources on our website can be found by clicking here.

Health:

Best Health         A British website that helps patients and doctors work together by providing them both with the best research evidence about the treatments for many medical conditions.
Cochrane Library A collection of regularly updated evidence-based healthcare databases that can help clinicians and consumers make decisions about appropriate and effective health care.
Health & Wellness Resource Center  Authoritative answers to health and medical questions from a huge range of health/medical resources.
Kāpiti Health Organisations The Kāpiti Health Website provides links to services available to Kāpiti residents.
Masterfile Premier Full text access to articles from over 2,000 major international publications such as Time, Newsweek, and New Scientist. Covers virtually every subject area.
Medline Plus Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, this database brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

History:

Biography in Context                       An extensive range of contemporary and historical biographies of notable people. It is searchable by name, nationality, and occupation.
Discovering Collection Search a range of subjects including history, literature, geography, and biographies. A multimedia gallery is also included.
General OneFile Millions of articles from news media and magazines covering a wide range of topics.
Masterfile Premier Full text access to articles from over 2,000 major international publications such as Time, Newsweek, and New Scientist. Covers virtually every subject area.
Births, Deaths & Marriages Online Official site for the Birth, Death and Marriage historical records of the New Zealand Government.
Papers Past Papers Past contains more than two million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes 77 publications from all regions of New Zealand.
World History In Context Covers events and people that have shaped the world from ancient to modern times.

Other local history resources on our website can be found by clicking here.

 

Kāpiti Coast:

Kāpiti Coast attractions Kāpiti Coast District Council Kāpiti Coast events
Kāpiti Coast News Kāpiti Coast Statistical Information Kāpiti environmental history
Kāpiti Genealogical Society Kāpiti Health Organisations Kāpiti Independent News
Paekākāriki Rail and Heritage Museum

 

Kids:

Any Questions We offer online homework help to New Zealand school students, between 1pm and 6pm weekdays.
Murderous Maths Murderous Maths is a series of British educational books by author Kjartan Poskitt. This website contains details of the books and characters, tricks, hints, activities, strange calculators and games to play on your computer. It also offers tools for home educators.
Kiwi Conservation Club                            For over 20 years the Kiwi Conservation Club (KCC), junior Forest & Bird, has been teaching Kiwi kids about New Zealand’s wildlife and wild places.
Sport New Zealand Sport NZ is the new name for the government organisation responsible for sport and recreation (formerly SPARC).
Student Resources In Context Resources for students on many curriculum topics, including overviews, biographies, timelines, plot summaries and audio clips.
Te Ara New Zealand Encyclopedia A comprehensive guide to New Zealand’s peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy and society.
Uia Ngā Pātai I te wā tūturu, te tangata tūturu, te āwhina tūturu mō ō mahi kāinga – mā mātou koe e āwhina. (This website is a Te Reo Māori version of Any Questions).

Other kids resources on our website can be found by clicking here



Law:

General OneFile Millions of full-text articles from news media and magazines covering a wide range of topics.
Law Access Catalogue

Law Access has easy-to-read information on areas of New Zealand law where people often experience problems.

The site is a great starting point to search for information about the law and legal issues.

Masterfile Premier Full text access to articles from over 2,000 major international publications such as Time, Newsweek, and New Scientist. Covers virtually every subject area.
NZ Gazette The New Zealand Gazette is the official newspaper of the Government of New Zealand, covering business proceedings, bankruptcies, land transfer notices, and departmental and parliamentary notices. Records are uploaded weekly and date back to September 1993.
NZ Legal Information Institute                          Collection of free New Zealand legal materials and especially useful for cases and decisions.
NZ Legislation This website provides Acts, Bills, Statutory Regulations, Supplementary Order Papers, and links to Deemed Regulations.
NZ Road Code The official New Zealand road code is a user-friendly guide to New Zealand’s traffic law and safe driving practices.

 

Libraries:

Manuscripts and Pictorial Experience the digitised Manuscripts and Pictorial Collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library.
New Zealand Libraries Catalogue                         Find which library has what.
New Zealand public libraries Public Libraries of New Zealand is the website of the Association of Public Library Managers Inc (APLM).
Publications New Zealand Publications New Zealand is a record of publications from or about New Zealand, from the earliest days of publishing through to the present. You will find descriptions of best-selling novels, dvds, eBooks, maps, magazines and other types of publications, providing access to the social, cultural, and scientific endeavours of this country.

 

 

Magazines:

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Newspaper and magazine articles with an emphasis on New Zealand and Australian titles. Includes most major New Zealand daily newspapers.
General OneFile Millions of full-text articles from news media and magazines covering a wide range of topics.
Masterfile Premier Full text access to articles from over 2,000 major international publications such as Time, Newsweek, and New Scientist. Covers virtually every subject area.


       
 
Māori:

Local Iwi Links:

Ngāti Toa Rangatira Raukawa ki-te-TongaTrust

Taiao Raukawa

 Other Māori related links:

Māori Dictionary Online Check your spelling, macrons and definitions here.
Māori Land Court Minute Books Index This database will give you the reference details on more than 88,000 records from around New Zealand that may contain information relating to your needs (i.e, whenua, whakapapa, tupuna research).
Māori Land Online Provides a snapshot of current ownership, trustee, memorial and block information for land that falls within the jurisdiction of the Māori Land Court under Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 and other legislation. This is primarily Māori customary and Māori freehold land, but also includes general land owned by Māori, crown land reserved for Māori and some treaty settlement reserves, mahingā kai and fishing rights areas.
Māori Niupepa Collection A collection of historic newspapers published primarily for a Māori audience between 1842 and 1932.
Māori Statistics Statistics New Zealand provides QuickStats about Māori.
Takoa TAKOA Rua-mano contains more than 2,000 listings of Māori groups and organisations, region by region. Provides information on Marae, Iwi, Social Services, Business, Justice, Education, Government, Training, Arts, Health Services and Education Scholarships.
Te Ao Hou Te Ao Hou was published from 1952 to 1976 by the Māori Affairs Department in New Zealand Aotearoa.
Te Puna Web Directory The aim of Te Puna Web Directory is to provide a subject gateway to selected New Zealand and Pacific Island internet information resources that help libraries, their users, and all New Zealanders meet their professional, educational, cultural and personal information needs.
Te Reo O Taranaki Official website of Te Reo-o-Taranaki, a Charitable Trust formed to manage and co-ordinate a strategic direction for the regeneration and continued development of Taranaki reo.
The Journal of the Polynesian Society Founded in 1892, the Society’s aim was the scholarly study of past and present New Zealand Māori and other Pacific Island peoples and cultures.
Waitangi Tribunal Home page of the Waitangi Tribunal.
Waitangi Tribunal Reports Browse the online Tribunal report findings and recommendations.
Whakapapa Information on whakapapa, how to work with whakapapa, resources for finding information, indexes, lists of names and links all pertaining to whakapapa – genealogy.

 Other Māori resources on our website can be found by clicking here

 

Newspapers:        

Easy newspapers Kapiti Coast News Kapiti Independent News
New Zealand Chinese Journals New Zealand Newspapers Online Papers Past
World Newspapers Online    
 

       

Pressdisplay: Read today's newspapers online in full-colour, full-page format. Over 800 newspapers, from 80 countries in 40 languages, available from New Zealand and around the world

 

New Zealand:

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Newspaper and magazine articles with an emphasis on New Zealand and Australian titles. Includes most major New Zealand daily newspapers.
Digital New Zealand Find New Zealand digital material that is hidden or buried on the internet.
New Zealand Government This site is where you can find information, images and resources from all New Zealand government agencies and government funded sites.
New Zealand Legislation This website provides Acts, Bills, Statutory Regulations, Supplementary Order Papers, and links to Deemed Regulations.
New Zealand public libraries Public Libraries of New Zealand is the website of the Association of Public Library Managers Inc (APLM).
New Zealand Statistics Statistics New Zealand is a government department and New Zealand’s national statistical office. It is New Zealand's major source of official statistics.
Te Ara New Zealand Encyclopedia A comprehensive guide to New Zealand’s peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy and society.
Te Papa collections Access information on more than 200,000 objects in the collections - from specimens collected during Captain Cook’s first expedition to New Zealand in 1769-1770 to the costume worn by Xena: Warrior Princess.

 
 
Science:

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Newspaper and magazine articles with an emphasis on New Zealand and Australian titles. Includes most major New Zealand daily newspapers.
Discovering Collection Search a range of subjects including history, literature, geography, and biographies. A multimedia gallery is also included.
Masterfile Premier Full text access to articles from over 2,000 major international publications such as Time, Newsweek, and New Scientist. Covers virtually every subject area.
Science In Context Information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.
Student Resources In Context Resources for students on many curriculum topics, including overviews, biographies, timelines, plot summaries and audio clips.


         
 Social Issues:

Contemporary Women's Issues Articles & reports on women's issues from professional & popular journals, and newspapers.
Discovering Collection Search a range of subjects including history, literature, geography, and biographies. A multimedia gallery is also included.
General OneFile Millions of full-text articles from news media and magazines covering a wide range of topics.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context Multiple perspectives on major contentious social, political and technological issues. Includes topical overviews and point of view articles.
Student Resources In Context Resources for students on many curriculum topics, including overviews, biographies, timelines, plot summaries and audio clips.


 

 Sustainable Living:

Green services An overview of services the Kāpiti Coast District Council provides to support environmentally sustainable living on the Kāpiti Coast.
Sustainability Ministry for the Environment - 25 easy steps towards sustainability.
Sustainable Living If you're ready to reduce your environmental footprint, this website offers independent advice, tools and courses to help you achieve a sustainable lifestyle.

EBSCOhost & Gale:

EBSCOhost Search across EBSCO databases - Australia New Zealand Reference Centre & MasterFile Premier.
Gale online Resources Search across a range of Gale Cengage databases.


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