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

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Te Ara – the Encyclopedia
of New Zealand

Aotearoa New Zealand Resources

Our Wahine – biographies of 125 extraordinary Aotearoa New Zealand women.

National Library Topic Explorer - Resources on a range of topics, primarily Aotearoa New Zealand based.

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Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand.


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


Topics in Aotearoa New Zealand history: culture and society, politics
and government, and war.


Many Answers – Information on popular topics currently being researched by students in Aotearoa New Zealand.


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

Growing digital collection of  important works on the Treaty of Waitangi.

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

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Growing digital collection of Aotearoa New Zealand history and biography titles from BWB.

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Articles on Aotearoa New Zealand's natural history, geography, and culture.

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Artworks, taonga, photographs, and objects from Te Papa’s collections.


New Zealand film, television, music videos, and web series.

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