Free to Use Databases
Dictionary of New Zealand Biography contains biographies of New Zealanders, who are no longer alive, who have played a part in New Zealand's history and development.
Digital New Zealand: Uncover amazing aerial photos, posters, newspapers, artwork, research papers and more. Use DigitalNZ to discover millions of NZ items from the digital stores of libraries, museums, archives, communities and government.
findNZarticles contains indexes to New Zealand content in a wide range of sources.
Index New Zealand contains abstracts of articles from New Zealand magazines and newspapers.
Papers Past searches digitised regional and national newspapers dating from 1850 to 1945.
Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand is building a comprehensive guide to our peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy and society.
In Maori Te Ara means 'the pathway'. Through interlinking text and image trails, the encyclopedia takes you on a journey of discovery.
National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga O Aotearoa helps you to access and use the collective knowledge of the nation.