Encyclopedias can be a great place to start your research. Use them for an overview of your topic.

Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand.

NZ Resources

Our Wahine – biographies of 125 extraordinary

New Zealand women.

Articles on New Zealand’s natural history,

geography, and culture.


NZ film, television, music videos

and web series.

National Library Topic Explorer - Resources on a

range of topics, primarily New Zealand based.

Digitised New Zealand and Pacific newspapers, magazines and journals, letters and diaries.

eBook collection of works on the

Treaty of Waitangi.

Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand.

New Zealand digital content:  interviews, video, newspaper clippings, photographs, and more.

Artworks, taonga, photographs, and

objects from Te Papa’s collections.


Te Ao Māori: Christchurch City Libraries' gateway to Māori resources and services.


Topics in New Zealand history: culture

and society, politics and government, and war.

Many Answers – Resources on popular

topics currently being researched by NZ students.