Art and Music 

Oxford Art Online has more than 45,000 articles on painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts and more. Access with your Library Membership number.  undefined
Oxford Music Online offers the most extensive and easily searchable online music resource. Access with your Library Membership number.  undefined

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.


Literature Resource Center is a current, comprehensive, and reliable online literature database. Uniquely relevant to today's curriculum.




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
Gale Business: Plan Builder 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. undefined


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


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.  
World Book Web, free access with your library membership.  


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. undefined


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.  
The Gisborne Herald - users within the library can access our online subscription to The Gisborne Herald. undefined
Pipiwharauroa a monthly Maori-language newspaper, supplied within The Gisborne Herald. undefined 
PapersPast has a selection of historic Gisborne Newspapers. undefined 
PressReader read hundreds of full content premium newspapers and magazines from New Zealand and around the globe. Free access with your Library Membership. 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.  
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.  
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.  
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.   
The Treaty of Waitangi Collection is a landmark digital resource from Bridget Williams Books (BWB), an award-winning New Zealand publisher. Designed and managed in-house at BWB. Access within the HB Williams Memorial Library only.  

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.  
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 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 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.  
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 Power Search search tools include topic finder and subject guide search. Search over multiple databases with this power search tool.   
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialised reference sources for multidisciplinary research.  

Research by Topic 

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

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.  
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.  
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.  
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.