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Browse the history of Waimakariri District
Library databases provide information from journals, newspapers and reference works which is not always available elsewhere online.
Use is limited to library members. You will need to login with your library card, and sometimes with a PIN also. Contact the library 311 8901 if you need a PIN or any help using the databases.
Using Ebsco databases
Using Zinio databases
Our library now subscribes to a large collection of historic newspapers from Britain and the United States, from the 18th, 19th and 20thcenturies.
Search across all the newspapers together.
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British Library Newspapers
Library Newspapers contains full runs of influential national and regional newspapers representing different political and cultural segments of British society.
Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004
The Daily Mail has been at the heart of British journalism since 1896, regularly changing the course of government policy and setting the national debate. As well as providing access to the regular edition of this path-breaking newspaper, the archive also contains the Atlantic Editions,
printed on board the transatlantic cruise liners between 1923 and 1931.
Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
With digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers and advanced searching capabilities, researchers will be able to research history in ways previously unavailable. For each issue, the newspaper is captured from cover-to-cover, providing
access to every article, advertisement and illustration.
The Independent Digital Archive
The Independent is a UK daily national newspaper. Since its launch in 1986 it has been one of the most innovative papers available in terms of design and avenues of investigation, while its freedom from party political affiliation and neutral ownership make it unique in British journalism.
The Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2006
Since 1822, The Sunday Times has provided thoughtful analysis and commentary on the week's news and society. In more than 800,000 pages, The Sunday Times Digital Archive is a gateway to the greatest crimes, careers and culture of the last 180 years.
The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000
The Daily Telegraph was launched in 1855, and within 10 years was able to claim it had 'the largest circulation in the world'. For more than 150 years it has shaped and recorded the history and democratic values of the United Kingdom. The Sunday Telegraph was launched as a sister paper
in 1961, and The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000 provides users with access to both the daily and Sunday editions.
The Times Digital Archive
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.
Waimakairiri Libraries' RBDigital subscription allows our users to download current issues from a selection of popular magazines - free!
Science Reference Centre - information about Science, search by category.
World Book Advanced- Work book encyclopedia plus content tailored to the needs of tertiary-level students.
World Book Activity Corner - Over 5,000 craft activities from the beginner to the expert.
World Book Discover - World Book encyclopedia ideal for hesitant readers or those with English as a second language. Allows students to hear articles read out loud.
World Book Early World of Learning
World Book Kids - For young children. Simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, thousands of illustrations, games, science projects, and a tool for comparing places. Optimized for tablets.
World Book Student - For homework and research needs of school-age users. Includes science projects, biography centre, and research tools.
World Book Timelines