Looking for information for a school project? Need general information or wanting to cross-reference your material?
Our collection of online encyclopaedias are your one-stop shop for finding the information you need without leaving home.
These resources are free for library members. Most can be used from home, work or anywhere with your library card and PIN.
An encyclopaedia of art from prehistory to the present day, with articles on various forms of art (painting, sculpture, ceramics and more) and artists biographical information.
Suitable for children aged 10-14, this database contains material on science, social studies, history, biography and literature. Articles are graded according to level (basic, intermediate and advanced). A great resource for homework.
Selected full-text non-fiction books containing biography, literature, social sciences information.
This Encyclopaedia covers everything from classical and opera to blues, jazz and some popular music. It also has good information on composers and musicians.
This database contains material on science, social studies, history, biography and literature. A great resource for secondary school students.
Te Ara, Encyclopaedia of New Zealand
New Zealand's on-line encyclopaedia. A comprehensive guide to our people, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society.
World Book Encyclopaedia Online
Try out the World Book for an A-Z of absolutely everything with information. aimed at all levels - children, students, and adults.
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