Study & homework
Information for study and homework is right at your fingertips through the following databases:
Encyclopædia Britannica Online offers over 73,000 encyclopaedia 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 BBC News, and links to relevant websites.
Gale Student Resources In Context
This database provides researchers with an expansive collection specifically designed to meet the needs of university undergraduates. Topics covered in depth include History, Geography & Cultures, Literature, and Science & Health. Content comes from reference books and encyclopedias, newspapers, magazines and a variety of multimedia sources. Text and criticism of Shakespeare's plays and poems is a feature. (Library card required)
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
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 Resource Center 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. (Library card required)
Use this comprehensive database to retrieve in-depth reference content for the core topics of Literature, History, Biographies, Science, and Social Studies. Designed for the secondary school student, the Discovering Collection includes biographies, criticisms, overview essays and timeline entries, images/multimedia, and primary source documents from all of the Discovering databases (Authors, Biography, Multicultural America, Science, U.S. History, World History), all of the Exploring databases (Novels, Poetry, Shakespeare, Short Stories), all of the UXL titles from the Junior Reference Collection (Biographies, Jr. Authors, Multicultural, Science), Gale Encyclopedia of Science, 2nd ed., Newsmakers, many of the Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia line, all of the Worldmark titles, and the Merriam Webster's Collegiate, Biographical, and Geographical dictionaries. Text and criticism of Shakespeare's plays and poems is a feature. (Library card required)
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.
This website provides a database of "scholarships for school, polytechnic or travel grants; sports and arts schemes; personal grants; personal development funds; and academic and non-academic funding", that are available for New Zealand individuals.
Times Digital Archive
This database allows you to search and view every page published by The Times [London] from 1785-1985. Content includes news articles, obituaries, advertising, book reviews and even the crossword puzzles. You can also browse by issue date, story headline, subject etc. Results are displayed at the article level and you may view the article - or the full page upon which it appeared. This is a valuable primary resource for students, genealogists, researchers and anyone interested in history.