Topic: Biographies

Biography in Context

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Biographies (including New Zealanders), full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals.

Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as name, birth or death year, nationality, occupation.

Available in our libraries (no charge) or from home.

DISCovering Collection

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A comprehensive database aimed at primary and high school students. Interesting browsing for adults too! Covers biographies, literature, history,  science and technology, world cultures.

Contains a multimedia gallery contains photos, maps, sound, video clips

Available in our libraries (no charge) or from home.

Literature Resource Centre

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For students, teachers, readers of all ages, book clubs, in fact anyone who loves literature.

Use the Literature Resource Centre to find information on authors and their works.

Available in our libraries (no charge) or from home.

Oxford Art Online

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An excellent resource for anyone interested in art or studying art history.

Explore art and art forms, life and works of artists, styles, cultures, and time periods.

Thousands of images of art works available. 

Available in our libraries (no charge) or from home.

Oxford Music Online

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Music lovers - this is the database for you! 

Access to multiple music reference resources in one location. 

Covers all period and topics, from the study of music to the way it is performed. 

Subjects include composers, performers, conductors, individual works, instruments and notation, forms and genres. 

Available in our libraries (no charge) or from home.

Student Resources in Context

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A comprehensive reference source for senior high school and tertiary students. 

Subjects covered include geography, culture, history, literature, people, science and health. 

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<p>Available in our libraries (no charge) or from home.</p>

Dictionary of New Zealand Biography

The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography is published both in print version (available in our libraries) and online.

The website contains "over 3,000 biographies of New Zealanders how have 'made their mark' on this country.  It does not include people who are alive. So you will not find people like Helen Clark or Sean Fitzpatrick, but you will find people like George Nepia or Michael Joseph Savage."

Browse or search on names.  Find the DNZB at www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies

NZETC - NZ Electronic Text Collection

NZETC is a large and ever growing resource comprising of digitised historical texts, manuscripts, born-digital contemporary texts.

Search the collection or browse by people, projects, works or subjects.

More at http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-NZETC-About.html

Available in the libraries (no charge) or from home.  No login needed.

Australia / New Zealand Reference Centre

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This database gives access to thousands of full text articles and includes leading international, Australian & New Zealand magazines & newspapers, reference books, biographies and much more.

Available in our libraries (no charge) and from home.

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