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New Zealand Geographic Archive

Over the past five years, the entire archive of more than 140 New Zealand Geographic magazines dating back to 1989 have been digitised and incorporated into a world-leading template for lush presentation of fullscreen images and longform text. The archive is text-searchable and one of the richest sources of New Zealand content available—including more than 2,100 timeless stories of original writing and photography commissioned by three award-winning editors over the magazine’s 27-year history. The content is added to with a new issue every two months.

To access NZGeo Archive from within Napier or Taradale Libraries:

To access NZGeo Archive from home:

  • Login to the Napier Libraries catalogue, using your library card number and PIN or password (contact the library if you don't have/know your library card PIN/password)
  • Select the databases tab. This will automatically log you into the NZGeo site
  • Click on the NZGeo Archive link and you're ready to read.

New Zealand Geographic TV

NZGeo TV includes more than 250 hours of premium television programming from Dunedin’s legendary production house Natural History New Zealand. More than just a ‘website with videos’, NZGeo TV is a full streaming digital television service, available at HD resolution and streaming high-quality documentaries on-demand, at fullscreen, on any device.

From three-minute short films to 12-part series of one-hour documentaries in high-definition, this is the new home of natural history programming in New Zealand.

To access NZGeo TV from within Napier or Taradale Libraries:

To access NZGeo TV from home:

  • Login to the Napier Libraries catalogue, using your library card number and PIN or password (contact the library if you don't have/know your library card PIN/password)
  • Select the databases tab. This will automatically log you into the NZGeo site
  • Click on the NZGeo TV link and you're ready to watch.

Gale Academic OneFile

academic2Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.

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Gale General OneFile

general onefile lg3A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: including science, computers, current events, and environmental issues.

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Gale Science In Context

science in contextSupporting high school curricula and university coursework, Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, this revolutionary curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers.
Science in Context delivers integrated content through 150+ comprehensive reference sets from Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Chemical Elements, Science in Dispute and Macmillan Science Library, as well as:

  • More than 22,000 topic overviews
  • 1.5 million periodical articles from noted publications like Science Weekly, Science News and The Science Teacher
  • 16,000 images and videos
  • 170+ detailed experiments
  • 8,100 biographies
  • Two dictionaries

 

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Parent's Collection
The Parent's Collection provides information on all aspects of parenting, and child development. The collection also includes picture book titles on such topics as illness and death, written about in a style suited to sharing with children. Collections are located in the Children's area at both the Napier and Taradale libraries.
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