Facts & figures
Online "premium" databases you can access for free with your library card. Not a member? Join online
Encyclopædia Britannica Online offers over 73,000 encyclopædia articles, both short and book-length. Other content includes a world atlas, thousands of images and videos, an online dictionary and thesaurus, over 300,000 articles from respected magazines and journals, today's news headlines from the NZ Herald and BBC News, and links to relevant websites.
Encompasses a number of subject databases, including Science Reference Center and Consumer Health Complete that include statistical data and studies.
Other useful sites
These are sites that don't require a login (freely available online sites), that you may also find useful:
Browse New Zealand statistics by topic - a number of tools available.
CIA World Factbook
Produced by the Central Intelligence Agency of the US government, this site provides data on every country's geography, people, government, economy, communications, military etc. In each instance a basic map and image of the flag, with description, are also available.
United Nations country profiles with statistics for economic indicators, social indicators, environment and trade.