The sites and databases below will give you best results for any New Zealand research.

For online access to New Zealand newspapers, see our Newspaper and Magazines page.

NEW ZEALAND SOURCES

Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand is a comprehensive guide to our peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy and society.

Search across more than 29 million digital items to discover New Zealand treasures.  Includes newspaper clippings, audio, video, photographs and much more.

Search all the collections from our National Library.  Look for the link to subscription databases - these are free to use and include a wide variety of interests and topics.

Explore the history of New Zealand's culture and society,
politics and government, and the impact of war.  This site is free to use.

Online access to the entire archive dating back to 1989; including access to current editions.  Use the EPIC database username and password.

Online access to the current issues and the complete archive.  This requires a password: email the library or ask at the library desk for our St Andrew's College access.

More than four million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1948 and includes 132 publications from all regions of New Zealand.

eTV offers New Zealand educators the widest range of national and international films, documentaries and televison series.

 

eTV captures TV programmes daily from Freeview, SKY and International Channels.

You can also request a recording of programmed material.

 

Log into eTV with your StAC email or StAC username and password.  If you need any assitance accessing eTV, please call into the library.

Christchurch City Libraries provides  thousands of streaming world-class documentaries, award-winning educational films, and helpful instructional videos on every known subject. More titles are added monthly.

 

You will need to be a member of CCL to use this resource.  Call into our StAC Library desk and sign up for your CCL membership at school.

VIDEO AND FILM

SERVICES TO SCHOOLS

The Services to Schools site has many great links on a varitety of hot topics.  Below are just a few.  Search the site for the full list.
 

HIGH INTEREST TOPICS

 

PRIMARY SOURCES 

 

A HISTORY OF EARLY CHRISTCHURCH

 

FIRST WORLD WAR RESOURCES

 

TREATY OF WAITANGI

Access is via the EPIC collections - email the library or ask at the library desk for the password.

About the Treaty of Waitangi Collection

 

This Collection is a landmark digital resource from Bridget Williams Books (BWB), an award-winning New Zealand publisher. Designed and managed in-house at BWB, the Collection is primarily designed to:

  • Provide a new and authoritative home for Treaty scholarship online, with more books to be added over time.

  • Offer a clear, fast and responsive design, optimised for mobile and tablet devices.

  • Deliver flexible and intuitive use of the books that avoids proprietary technology and instead acknowledges how readers and researchers use the web day-to-day.

  • Evolve over time using a platform built on open standards and drawing on features – such as CrossRef – that are built to last.

 

CHCH CITY LIBRARIES

Christchurch City Libraries can provide you with even more quality online information sources.  You can join CCL right here at school.  Call into the library desk, fill out your form and we can provide your library card and pin number giving you instant access.
 

Use the CCL eResources Discovery Search to access most of the online resources through a single search.  You will need your CCL username and pin number.

ANY QUESTIONS

Any Questions offers online schoolwork help to New Zealand school students. 

 

Via the AnyQuestions.co.nz website, you can log on between 1pm and 6pm Monday to Friday and talk to a real person about your schoolwork.

 

The Librarians are specially trained to help you find the answers you need (without giving you the answers of course!). Also, for those times our Librarians are not online, you can visit ManyAnswers.co.nz, which has answers to commonly asked questions on AnyQuestions.

MORE SEARCH ENGINES & SITES

These search engines and site offer some rich sources of information for students and can offer you some credible and reliable information for your assignments or projects.