Encyclopedias

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
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Our Wahine – biographies of 125 extraordinary

New Zealand women.

Topics in New Zealand history: culture

and society, politics and government, and war.

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Many Answers – Where to find information on popular topics currently being researched by students in New Zealand.

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.

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

Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand.

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

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

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

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

Artworks, taonga, photographs, and

objects from Te Papa’s collections.

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