Beamafilm allows you to stream over a thousand documentaries, movies, independent features, educational & foreign films for free. Access with your Library Membership number.  
ComicsPlus (Bibliotheca) gives you access to over 20,000 digital comics. Access with your Library Membership number.   Coming Soon

Books, Authors and Literary Works 

Books & Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics.


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.


Gale Literary Sources: Search over multiple literature databases with intuitive subject indexing. Databases available within this search are the Literature Resource Centre and LitFinder.




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


Community funding advice or assistance, see the Gisborne District Council website.  undefined
Scholarships try careers.govt.nz .  undefined
Disability grants and scholarships visit Firstpoint.  undefined


Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Library Edition delivers two products in one: separate home pages for adults and children. Free access from home with your library membership.  undefined
Britannica ImageQuest draws on image libraries from the likes of Getty and the National Portrait Gallery to provide high-quality, trustworthy images. Every photo and illustration is fully referenced with metadata information, including the source, the rights holder, caption and keywords.   


Gale in Context: Environmental Studies focuses on the physical and social aspects of environmental issues.  undefined


Ancestry Library Edition - Access within the HB Williams Memorial Library only.  Ancestry brings with world's most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library.    Watch Tutorial 



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


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


Gale Onefile News - 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.  undefined
The Gisborne Herald - users within the library can access our online subscription to The Gisborne Herald. undefined
Newsbank Features more than 150 sources including The New Zealand Herald; The Dominion Post; Sunday Star Times, Otago Daily Times; The Press; Waikato Times. It offers local, regional and national perspectives on current issues and events. Access with your Library Membership.  
Pipiwharauroa a monthly Maori-language newspaper, supplied within The Gisborne Herald. undefined 
PapersPast has a selection of historic Gisborne Newspapers. undefined 

New Zealand 

Australia New Zealand Reference Centre Plus combines Australia and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers & newswires, reference books, and company information. Sign in with your Library Membership.  undefined
Index New Zealand (INNZ) is a New Zealand searchable database that contains abstracts and descriptions of articles from about 1000 New Zealand periodicals and newspapers published from the 1950s to the present day.  undefined
Maori Land Court Minute Books Index provides quick and easy access to over 1100 handwritten 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.  undefined
New Zealand Journal of History is a journal for academic writing on New Zealand history and included contributions from New Zealand's most famous historians.   undefined

Research Databases 

EBSCO: Masterfile Complete, a multidisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 1950 general reference publications dating as far back as 1975. Sign in with your Library Membership.

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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.

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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.  undefined
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 better websites organised into a user-friendly portal experience.  undefined
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.  undefined
Gale Power Search search tools include topic finder and subject guide search. Search over multiple databases with this power search tool.   undefined
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialised reference sources for multidisciplinary research.  undefined

Research by Topic 

Gale in Context Biography is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people.  undefined
Gale in Context Global Issues offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current features. 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.  undefined
Gale in Context Opposing Viewpoints is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues.  undefined
Gale 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.  undefined

Science and Technology 

Gale in Context Science is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.  undefined
Gale Interactive Chemistry users can manipulate and explore the periodic table, molecules, and other 3D models, allowing students to better visualise and understand concepts in chemistry.  undefined
Gale Interactive Human Anatomy users can manipulate and explore 3D models, allowing students to better visualise and understand human anatomy. Reference and periodical content provide additional context for further understanding.  undefined
Gale Interactive Science users can manipulate and explore 3D interactive models, allowing students to visualise and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science.  undefined