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Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

britannicaThis is a fantastic encyclopaedia and multimedia resource for students of all ages. The award winning trusted content is updated daily and information is presented for different age and learning levels. Britannica Online is faster, easier, and more efficient. A more user-friendly interface provides better organized and richer results. This includes interactive learning, images, videos and other great features such as country comparisons. This is available free of charge from home using your library card and also from within Napier or Taradale library.

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Road To IELTS

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  • Use the British Council’s Road to IELTS to help develop the skills you need to succeed in the test
  • Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
  • Over 300 interactive activities
  • 17 videos of British Council experts giving IELTS advice
  • Videos of the Speaking test
  • Timed Listening activities
  • Mock test papers with model answers
  • Progress feature where students plan and monitor their learning

 For access from home and outside the library you will be prompted to log in with your library barcode C*******D

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App available for tablets, search for "Road to IELTS" or download from:

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*NOTE: The app is only compatible with iPad & Android tablets, not mobile phones due to screen size limitations.

Using the app in and outside the library

If you are using a tablet within the library, the tablet needs to be connected using the library's wifi. If the program can connect and find the library account, you will then be able to use the program with the same login account or by anonymous access. If you use a tablet outside the library, you can login using your email address PROVIDED you have already registered it using your tablet inside the library or your desktop browser from home.

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Tense Buster

This best-selling program covers 33 key areas of grammar, and will help you write and speak accurately, and eliminate mistakes. Break through the grammar barrier!

  • Essential grammar at 5 levels
  • Detailed feedback on mistakes
  • Clear grammar rules
  • Pronunciation work
  • Listening and vocab activities
  • Random tests in each unit
  • Certicate at the end!

For access from home and outside the library you will be prompted to log in with your library barcode C*******D

To access the full program;

TenseBuster 6wk access full version4

 

 

Or you can take a quick level test, input your email address and receive a link to a new unit at your level every week for six weeks. At the end of the process, you can choose to delete your email address (and in any case you will never be sent anything other than links to the six units).

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App available for tablets, search for "Tense Buster" or download from:

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*NOTE: The app is only compatible with iPad & Android tablets, not mobile phones due to screen size limitations.

Using the app in and outside the library

If you are using a tablet within the library, the tablet needs to be connected using the library's wifi. If the program can connect and find the library account, you will then be able to use the program with the same login account or by anonymous access. If you use a tablet outside the library, you can login using your email address PROVIDED you have already registered it using your tablet inside the library or your desktop browser from home.

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Practical Writing

Writing for life. Includes Essays, Job Applications, Emails, Report Writing and many other practical applications.

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Any Questions

AnyQuestions.co.nz is a free online reference service for all New Zealand school students. The team of friendly librarians from around New Zealand are specially trained to work with students to find the answers they need. The service is open Monday to Friday 1–6pm and is available for anyone with an internet enabled device - computer, tablet or smart phone.

Access Any Questions

 

Gale Discovering Collection

discoveringDiscovering Collection offers easy access to award-winning content based on national curriculum standards. Covering the core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more, DC provides a premium selection of reference, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia, including hours of video and audio clips. New to the database are popular topic pick lists and an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards.

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Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

opposingViewpoints in contextOpposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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Gale Student Resources In Context

studentStudent Resources In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience combined with new features such as "Search Assist" and quick fact boxes.

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Gale World History in Context

history world in context2World History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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Gale Global Issues in Context

globalissues lgGlobal Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.

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Quick search for books, DVDs, CDs, Magazines etc. Napier Libraries have a large collection at our Taradale and Napier libraries.

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