Research resources

It's not just about the books here at Porirua Library. We also subscribe to databases and research tools from around the world and curate a list of useful websites.

It's not just about the books here at Porirua Library. We also subscribe to databases and research tools from around the world and curate a list of useful websites.

Training

Lynda.com online courses, training, tutorials (requires your Library Card number and PIN number, contact the library if you need to have a PIN number added to your card)

Funding databases 

Generosity New Zealand includes givUS (for funding organisations) and givME (for funding individuals).

You'll need to sign up with an email address to use these databases.

Encyclopedias & dictionaries

Te Ara, the Encyclopedia of New Zealand and the Māori Dictionary are great resources.

Literature

Gale Books and AuthorsWho else writes like? (requires your library card number) and Fantastic Fiction

Newspapers & magazines

Index New Zealand.

Library catalogues

National Library and  WorldCat; the latter includes the holdings of New Zealand, Australian and worldwide libraries.

New Zealand law & Government

The New Zealand Government website: your guide to finding and using government services. Also WINZStudyLinkLexisNexis Social JusticeCommunity Law ManualNew Zealand LegislationNew Zealand road codeInland Revenue Department, Housing New ZealandCareers New Zealand and Metlink.

Health & medicine

Health Navigator NZ is a guide to healthcare and the health system in New Zealand;  PubMed has citations for biomedical literature.

Genealogy

Ancestry.com. (accessible only from the City Centre Library computers). 
FamilySearch (requires registration on first use).
Births, Deaths & Marriages Online (New Zealand Government records).

Māori, Pasifika & New Zealand history

The Journal of the Polynesian SocietyNew Zealand Electronic Text CollectionArchives New ZealandTe PapaNew Zealand History OnlinePapers PastTimeFrames and DigitalNZ.


Telephone books

New Zealand white and yellow pages and Australian white and yellow pages