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Hītori History


Welcome to our History Popular Topic -- your guide to the depth and breadth of what's on offer on this subject at your library. We've written this page both as a guide to finding history material at the library and online (especially check out the New Zealand and world history websites we've highlighted below!), and also to offer you opportunities for browsing our history collection online. Enjoy!

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Shelf help

Subject: Dewey Number:
Archeology and digging up the past 913
History of the Ancient World 930
History of Europe, World Wars 940
History of Asia and the Far East 950
History of Africa 960
History of North America 970
History of South America 980
History of the Pacific and other regions 990
New Zealand History 993.1
Women's history 305.4


Don't forget to look at the large books for illustrations and photographs, as well as looking in the normal Dewey sequence.

Online databases & articles

We have a great range of online history resources, including reference sources, journals, magazines and much more.

Our online history resources can be found at mygateway.info. Check out our History portal page.

The following are just a few of the history journals and magazines available online (in full-text) through our databases. If you are viewing this page outside a library, please login here first, then the links below will work for you.

For more listings see Masterfile Premier in mygateway.info magazines

Magazines in print

Lending history magazines are shelved on the magazine stands in the branches.

Here are links into the catalogue for just a few of our most popular history magazines:

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New Zealand History Online

Overseas History Online

  • Spartacus Educational
    Mini-encyclopedias on historical subjects, designed for British school-children.
  • Best of History Web Sites
    An award-winning American portal created for history teachers, students, and general history enthusiasts.
  • HyperHistory Online
    An expanding scientific project presenting 3,000 years of world history with an interactive combination of synchronoptic lifelines, timelines, and maps.

Wellington's Museums

Wellington's Archives

Contact us

This page is written and maintained by library staff. Our aim is to keep you informed about history resources at the library and to highlight parts of the collection which may interest you. We'd be pleased to hear from you about this page - you can email us with any feedback.

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