Study Resources


Opposing View Points

Useful database for exploring popular social issues. Opposing Viewpoints is ideal for those wanting information covering both sides of contemporary issues like the GE debate. Includes topical overviews and point-of-view articles. An excellent resource for those wishing to do in-depth investigations about major contentious topics.

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History In Context

Search this database for 20th century history topics history relating to America. It features full text articles from over 100 history journals, and includes primary documents, maps, and images.

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Literature Resource Centre

This database contains critical essays and biographical information on over 100,000 authors, both historical and contemporary. A superb and comprehensive resource for students. It also includes information on major New Zealand authors.

Find new books to read: search or browse by genre, author, age group, period or theme – or source find current reviews and lists of award winners. Covers young adult, children's fiction and some non-fiction.

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Contemporary Women's Issues

This contains a huge range of articles and reports on women's issues from professional and popular journals, and newspapers. It can be also searched by subject, for example, gender equity, abortion, adoption etc

Contemporary Women's Issues (CWI), a multidisciplinary, full-text database that brings together relevant content from mainstream periodicals, "gray" literature, and the alternative press -- with a focus on the critical issues and events that influence women's lives in more than 190 countries. .

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Biography In Context

This database contains an extensive range of contemporary and historical biographies of notable people including some New Zealanders. It is searchable by name, nationality, and occupation.

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Discovering Collection

This comprehensive database allows for searching under a range of subjects including history, literature, geography, and biographies. There is also a multimedia gallery containing photographs, graphs, maps, and sound and video clips.

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Britannica Online

Search the online version of Encyclopedia Britannica - including Britannica's Student Encyclopedia, Elementary Encyclopedia for younger students, and the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Includes current events, pictures and links to relevant Internet resources.

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