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Gisborne Photo News 

Gisborne_Photo_NewsFull-text archive of Gisborne Photo News, a monthly serial published by Logan Publishing Company between 1954 and 1975.


H.B. Williams Memorial Library Building History 

HB Building ButtonFor more information about the H.B. Williams Memorial Library building history, to find anything from building plans to historic photographs.


Gisborne CemeterySearch

Gisborne Cemetery Search Web ButtonCemeterySearch has all cemeteries (headstone photos and inscriptions where available, including historic Makaraka images. 

You can search the cemetery location maps directly, which includes Taruheru, Patutahi, Tolaga Bay, Te Puia, Tokomaru Bay, Ormond, Ruatoria and Makaraka.



Oxford Art OnlineOxford Art Online

Oxford Art Online has more than 45,000 articles on painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts and more.

Oxford Music OnlineOxford Music Online

Oxford Music Online offers the most extensive and easily searchable online music resource.



Books and AuthorsBooks & Authors

Gale Books and Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun! By leveraging our entire award-winning What Do I Read Next? collection, library users can be sure that their next big read comes with a BIG recommendation.

Gale Literacy SourcesGale Literacy Sources

Search over multiple literature databases with intuitive subject indexing. Databases available within this search are Literature Resource Center and Litfinder


LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 130,000 full-text poems and 65,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches and plays.

Literature Resource CentreLiterature Resource Centre

Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on nearly 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. 



Business Insights: GlobalBusiness Insights: Global

Business Insights: Global is a unique source for international business intelligence offering a convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistics data, and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.

Gale Business: EntrepreneurshipGale Business: Entrepreneurship

Search Gale Business: Entrepreneurship to learn how to plan, fund, start or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.

Gale Business: Plan BuilderGale Business: Plan Builder

Gale Business: Plan Builder is built for aspiring entrepreneurs and those with existing small businesses, it provides a step-by-step process supported by tools that enable users to produce complete business plans.




is a database about scholarships and grants for students, researchers, sports people, artists and those wanting professional development.



is a database about funding for voluntary organisations and contains over 1000 different funding schemes.



Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Library Edition

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

Designed for public libraries, that serve a community of different ages and different interests, this multimedia reference source meets the needs of all patrons. Britannica Online Library Edition delivers two products in one: separate home pages for adults and children allow libraries to tailor the product to their patrons' needs, making it easy-to-use and age-appropriate for everyone. Free access from home with your Library Membership


World Book OnlineWorld Book Online

The World Book Web, free access with your Library Membership:

• World Book Online for Kids the premier general reference Web site developed especially for younger users.
• World Book Online Info Finder includes all articles from the 22-volume World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles and more than 20,000 pictures, maps, videos, and sounds. 
• World Book Online Reference Center tailored for the needs of older students, it includes encyclopedic content, e-books, multimedia, a vast collection of primary source documents, and a wealth of research tools that allow students to customize and save their work.
• World Book Discover designed for students reading below grade level, this site includes reference articles, text-to-speech capabilities, research and translation tools, and multimedia.
• Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos the optimal beginner's Spanish language reference site. 



Gale in Context: Environmental StudiesGale in Context: Environmental Studies

Gale in Contest: Environmental Studies focuses on the physical and social aspects of environmental issues



Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Access within the HB Williams Memorial Library only

Ancestry Library Edition brings the world's most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It's an unprecedented online collection of over 4 billion individuals from North America, Europe, Australasia, and more.




Gale Health & WellnessHealth and Wellness Resource Centre

Gale Health & Wellness offers access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more



Gale in Context: World HistoryWorld History in Context

Gale in Context: World History is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, event and topics in World History.



Gale Onefile NewsNews

Gale OneFile: News is a full-text aggregated newspaper resource that provides access to more than 2,300 newspapers around the world. Additional material includes radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts. The platform features include a Topic Finder and a mobile-optimized interface and allows unlimited simultaneous users including remote access.


The Gisborne HeraldThe Gisborne Herald

Free Digital Subscription Access within the HB Williams Memorial Library only

Local news/sports updates for the region.



PressReaderAccess from home with your Library Membership! from NewspaperDirect - the world's largest online newspaper kiosk, where you can browse and read hundreds of full content premium newspapers and magazines from around the globe.

Download the app on your phone or tablet, or visit PressReader from your web browser.

Follow these steps to create a new account with your library card:

That's it! Now you can open any of the titles offered by your library on PressReader



Australia New Zealand Reference Centre    Australia/NZ Reference Centre

The Australia/NZ Reference Centre combines Australia and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers & newswires, reference books, and company information to create the largest collection of regional full-text content available to schools, public libraries, and academic institutions.

Maori Land Court Minute Books Index  The Knowledge Basket

The Maori Land Court Minute Books Index (MLCMBI) provides quick and easy access to over 1100 hand written minute book records which were made between 1865 and 1910, from the Taitokerau, Waikato-Maniapoto, Tairawhiti, Waiariki, Aotea, Takitimu, and Waipounamu Maori Land Court Districts. The MLCMBI database was created by the University of Auckland Library and is hosted exclusively by The Knowledge Basket.

New Zealand Historical Acts 1841-2007 As Enacted Collection

This database contains the New Zealand Acts 1841-2007 As-Enacted Collection. It has been provided by the Parliamentary Counsel Office and is a database of New Zealand Acts from 1841 to 2007 as originally enacted. The Acts, which are in PDF format, do not include any later amendments or show whether they have been repealed. The 1908 Consolidation is available as a separate database. For current legislation and enacted legislation and repealed legislation since 2007, visit the New Zealand Legislation website.

New Zealand Journal of HistoryNew Zealand Journal of History

The New Zealand Journal of History is New Zealand's premier journal for academic writing on New Zealand history and included contributions from New Zealand's most famous historians.  Published by the Department of History at the University of Auckland. 

The Treaty of Waitangi CollectionTreaty of Waitangi Collection

Access within the HB Williams Memorial Library only

This Collection is a landmark digital resource from Bridget Williams Books (BWB), an award-winning New Zealand publisher. Designed and managed in-house at BWB.



EBSCO: Masterfile Premier EBSCO MasterFile

This multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,950 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975.

Gale - Power SearchGale Databases Power Search

Search tools include: Topic Finder, Subject Guide Search. Search over multiple databases with this Power Search tool.

Gale Academic OneFileGale Academic Onefile

Gale Academic OneFile connects learners to the information they're looking for with tools that make discovery fast and easy. This premier periodical resource provides millions of articles from scholarly journals and other authoritative sources with extensive coverage in key subject areas.

Gale General OneFileGale General Onefile

Gale General OneFile provides access to an unprecedented number of general reference magazines and key serials in a single resource. This database is useful to users conducting general reference queries, business searches, and current event research.

Gale in Context: High SchoolGale in Context High School

Gale in Context: High School is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a wide array of subjects. Continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Gale in Context: Middle SchoolGale in Context Middle School

Gale in Context: Middle School combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.

Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopaedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.



Gale in Context: Biography

Gale in Context: BiographyGale in Context: Biography is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people.

Gale OneFile: Contemporary Women's Issues

Contemporary Womens IssuesGale OneFile: Contemporary Women's Issues offers comprehensive coverage of issues that influence women's lives across the globe. Users will find timely and historically relevant content on topics including civil rights, health, education, professional development, and entrepreneurship.

Gale in Context: Global Issues

Global Issues in ContextGale in Context: Global Issues offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, relevant sources for analysis of these issues.

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints Resource CenterGale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues.



Gale in Context: Science

Science in ContextGale in Context: Science is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

Gale Interactive: Chemistry

Interactive ChemistryUsers can manipulate and explore the periodic table, molecules, and other 3D models, allowing students to better visualize and understand concepts in chemistry.

Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy

Interactive Human AnatomyUsers can manipulate and explore 3D models, allowing students to better visualize and understand human anatomy. Reference and periodical content provide additional context for further understanding.

Gale Interactive: Science

Interactive ScienceUsers can manipulate and explore 3D interactive models, allowing students to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science.