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, and parliamentary papers.

eBook collection of works on the Treaty of Waitangi.

Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand.


Many Answers – Resources on popular topics currently being researched by NZ students.

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

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

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

Articles on New Zealand’s current affairs, politics, and entertainment.