A-Z eResources

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

Academic search elite

Academic search elite - Full text for over 2,100 scholarly journals, for tertiary level research.

Ancestry Library edition

Ancestry Library edition provides access to millions of records of interest to people wanting to study their heritage. Click here to go straight to Ancestry.

Australia/ New Zealand Reference Centre

Australia/ New Zealand Reference Centre - Full text magazine, news and reference book content with an emphasis on publications from Australia and New Zealand

Australia/ New Zealand Points of View

Australia/ New Zealand Points of View - Material on controversial social issues presenting arguments from all sides. Ideal for student essays and debate.

Biography Reference Centre

Biography Reference Centre - Almost 500,000 full text biographies, searchable by name, nationality, occupation,dates and more. Suitable for school level.

    Business Source Elite

    Business Source Elite - Full text for over 1,000 business publications and more than 10,000 company profiles from Datamonitor. Updated daily.

    Consumer Health Complete

    Consumer Health Complete - Provides information from reference books and magazines on health and medical matters for the general consumer.

    Early World of learning

    Early World of learning - Designed to develop reading basics with very young children. Optimized for tablets.


    GivMe - Finding possible funding providers for your personal study expenses.


    GivUs - Find possible funding providers for your community group.


    GreenFILE - Abstracts and some full text articles from scholarly, government and general interest titles covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.

    History Reference Centre

    History Reference Centre - Full text for more than 1,620 reference books and 150 history periodicals, historic document, photos and videos.

    Literary Reference Centre Plus

    Literary Reference Centre Plus - Information on thousands of authors and their works. Plot summaries, literary critcism, biographies and study guides. Ideal for students.

    Masterfile Complete

    Masterfile Complete- full text for more than 2,000 periodicals, newspapers, reference works. Image collection, maps and flags. Updated daily.

    New Zealand Geographic

    New Zealand Geographic - Articles from 1989, plus over 160 hours natural history film documentation.

    Novelist Plus

    Novelist Plus - Readers' advisory resources for adults, young adults and children. Reviews, author information and detailed reading suggestions tailored to your preferences.


    PressReader (Formerly PressDisplay) - Read today's newspapers from around the world. PressDisplay gives you access to over 900 newspapers and magazines from 76 countries and in 39 languages. You can print, email or share articles that interest you.

    Poetry and Short Story Reference Centre

    Poetry and Short Story Reference Centre - Full text of hundreds of thousands poems and short stories, with literary essay.

    Science Reference Centre

    Science Reference Centre - information about Science, search by category.


    Tumblebooks - Hundreds of children's picture books and chapter books to read online. Listen, read along or, read by yourself. Also includes puzzles and National Geographic video clips.

    World Book Academic

    World Book Academic- Work book encyclopedia plus content tailored to the needs of tertiary-level students.

    World Book Craft Corner

    World Book Craft Corner - Over 5,000 craft activities from the beginner to the expert.

    World Book Discover

    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 Info Finder

    World Book Info Finder - For homework and research needs of school-age users. Includes science projects, biography centre and current events.

    World Book Kids

    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 Reference Centre

    World Book Reference Centre - The complete encyclopedia plus thousands of primary sources, eBoooks and web tutorial.


    Waimakairiri Libraries' Zinio subscription allows our users to download current issues from a selection of popular magazines - free!