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This gives same day, unlimited access to full-page replicas of thousands of newspaper and magazine titles from NZ and around the world. 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, available in the Apple and Google Play app stores. Publications can also be downloaded for offline reading on the app.
Australia & New Zealand Newsstream
Formerly ProQuest ANZ Newsstand
This database offers full text, searchable access to national and provincial newspapers in Australia and New Zealand. New Zealand titles include The Dominion Post, The New Zealand Herald, Sunday Star-Times, The Press (Christchurch), Truth, and past issues of The Evening Post and The Dominion. Australian newspapers include the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age (Melbourne), the Australian and ABC news sources. Many titles can be searched going back several years.
Here are some key New Zealand newspapers:
- The Dominion Post, 2002- (Full text available)
- The Dominion, 1996-2002 (Full text available)
- The Evening Post, 1996-2002 (Full text available)
- The New Zealand Herald (2004-2018) (Full text available)
- The Press (1996-2018) (Full text available)
- Sunday Star Times (1996-2018) (Full text available)
Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Provides access to a rich resource for perspectives on major contentious social, political, and technological issues. Search across the database or select from a wide range of contemporary topics such as cloning, race relations, chemical weapons and narcotics legalization.
Opposing Viewpoints draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale and Macmillan Reference USA sources, to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.
Gale Global Issues in Context
Balanced information on crucial international issues and news headlines.
Contemporary Women's Issues
This multidisciplinary, full-text database brings together relevant content from mainstream periodicals, often overlooked and hard-to-find newsletters and NGO research, plus ephemeral literature from leading research institutes and grass roots organizations that is rarely indexed or catalogued - with a focus on the critical issues and events that influence women's lives in more than 190 countries. Contemporary Women's Issues covers a spectrum of women's concerns ranging from domestic violence, employment and the workplace, and gender equity to family, reproductive health and human rights.
A one-stop source for news and magazine articles (title list) on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Updated daily, this database includes millions of full-text articles, many with images. Newspaper titles include the New York Times with searchable full-text content from 1985-present.
EBSCO Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre
The Australia/NZ Reference Centre combines Australia and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers & newswires, reference books, and company information to create the largest collection of regional full text content available. This database provides local perspectives on current events, business, sports, and many other subjects. Titles include Australian House & Garden, Australian Geographic, NZ Business, New Zealand Management, Metro, Australia Country Report, New Zealand Country Report, New Zealand Herald, etc. Click Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre titles for a full list of titles.
EBSCO MasterFILE Complete
Designed specifically for public libraries, this huge EBSCO database provides full text for thousands of general periodicals covering a range of subjects including current affairs, business, entertainment, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more. In addition to the full text, it provides indexing and abstracts for thousands of other titles. This database also features: full text Magill Book Reviews, reference and travel books including the World Almanac & Book of Facts 2001; full text from biographies, full text primary source documents, and an image collection of hundreds of thousands of photos, maps and flags.
ProQuest Research Library
Previously known as Academic Research Library
Search for coverage from 1971 onwards on a broad range of subjects including arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests. Features a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers. Nearly 4,000 titles, over 2,800 in full text.