Electronic journals and databases
The databases we subscribe to contain a wealth of information and most can be accessed from home as well as at the library. They include the Biography Resource Centre, Business Reference Suite, Virtual Reference Library, Australia/NZ Reference Centre, Opposing Viewpoints Resource Centre, History and Literature Resource Centre, the Health and Wellness Resource Centre, and Contemporary Women's Issues database, and Ancestry (Ancestry is only accessible from within the library).
To access, click on the link and add your library card number at the password prompt (including the prefix 'B' eg. B5000). Exclude any extra zeros if your card has been renumbered.
Digital Resources Accessible within the Library
Ancestry Library Edition
Interested in your family history? Search billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photographs and more through Ancestry Library Edition - a research tool offering the most comprehensive genealogical information available online. Sources include Birth, Marriage and Death records, census records, Court, land and probate records, directories and Member lists, immigration and naturalisation records, military records, newspapers and periodicals.Access is only available in the library due to vendor license restrictions (not available remotely) - via free wifi or public computers http://www.ancestrylibrary.com/default.aspx
New Zealand Geographic Archive
New Zealand Geographic has been published since 1989. Its archives hold more than 600 in-depth features about our country, natural history and culture. Browse the issues by clicking on covers, search the archive using the search box or the old-fashioned index. Each issue will give you a preview of what is inside. Some issues have the back issues available for purchase, others are now out of print. All issues are now available online as high resolution 'flipping' (page-turning) magazines.Access is only available in the library (not available remotely) via free wifi or public computers http://www.nzgeographic.co.nz/archives
Digital NZSearch Kaipara Content on Digital NZ –great digitised images and other information. You can also search a range of content on http://www.digitalnz.org/