Gale Databases

For a complete list of subscriptions to Gale Databases - free access with your library membership  Gale Database Full List


Beamafilm allows you to stream over a thousand documentaries, movies, independent features, educational & foreign films for free. Free access with your Library Membership number. Start by typing HB Williams Memorial Library into the search box on the Beamafilm webpage.  

Books, Authors and Literary Works 

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


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
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Disability grants and scholarships visit Firstpoint.  undefined


Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Library Edition Find answers for simple or complex questions in this easy to use and interactive online encyclopedia. Choose your level: kids, teens or adults. 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 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

BWB - New Zealand History Collection
(on-site use)

Over 30 years of award-winning history publishing combines into an authoritative resource of life in Aotearoa, from earliest beginnings to present day.


BWB - New Zealand History Collection
(off-site use)

Must be logged into library account for off-site access

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.  
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 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 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