Ngā Toi me te Hoahoa Arts & Design
Resources you have access to with your library card. Also included in this list are a number of freely available websites that can be accessed without a library card login. You can filter these by toggling the buttons below.
Beamafilm is a streaming platform that has a curated collection of international movies and documentaries, with a strong Australasian focus. They have over 500 movies to choose from and new titles are added regularly
Biography In Context (Gale)
This database contains biographical information on more than 185,000 people including artists and musicians from throughout history, around the world, and across all subject areas
Bloomsbury Drama Online
Features over 1,200 classic and contemporary play texts, including the complete works of Shakespeare. Also features streaming video of live performances from Shakespeare's Globe and audio recordings from Los Angeles Theatre Works
Index New Zealand
An index of abstracts and descriptions of articles in New Zealand publications over the last 30 years to the present in English, and from September 2007 in te reo Māori. Although INNZ doesn't have the full text of articles, it indexes a huge number of New Zealand magazines, newspapers and journals, and can be hugely useful for finding articles in your area of interest.
Kanopy is an on-demand streaming platform that focuses on thoughtful entertainment, including some of the world's best cinema such as award-winning independent, international and classic films, and documentaries
Lynda.com is an video tutorial service providing access to over 3,500 instructional videos on many topics including computer software, design, video editing, animation and business skills. Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to meet your personal or professional goals - with expert tutors who know how to teach.
Your 'PIN' is your surname.
A large collection of full-text magazines, journals and reference books. If you are looking for a particular publication click on the 'Publications' link at the top of the database page.
Also features full text from 88,000 biographies.
New Zealand Artists Database
A searchable index of what Wellington City Libraries holds on New Zealand artists. At present that means mainly painters, photographers, sculptors, and mixed media and installation artists, but as the database is expanded craft artists, jewelers, potters and architects will gradually be included
Oxford Art Online
Encyclopaedia-style articles on the visual arts, including more than 21,000 biographies of artists and craftsmen, and over 5,000 searchable art images, drawings and maps. Content covers painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, photography and more
Gives same day, unlimited access to replicas of thousands of newspapers and magazines (across many subjects) from NZ and around the world. Browse by country, language or title. Publications are available from more than 100 countries in over 60 languages, with titles going back 90 days.
You can access PressReader through your browser or with the PressReader app.
ProQuest Research Library
Access to a wide range of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers on popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 6,600 titles - over 5,000 in full text - from 1971 forward.
Over 200 eMagazine titles for reading online or offline - across all genres. Read popular titles like Empire, Esquire, National Geographic, Marie Claire, North & South, New Zealand Classic Car and Time Magazine, plus many more topical titles. You can download the app or browse RBdigital online.
Contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day, reproduced in high-resolution color page images