Databases & eResources

​​Grey District Library has joined with over 170 New Zealand Libraries to be a part of EPIC (Electronic Purchasing in Collaboration). EPIC gives you access to thousands of high quality electronic publications, including NZ and international full-text journals, newspapers, magazines, photographs and graphics.

Want to learn more? Click on any of the links below, enter your library card number and search.

Please use your library card number as your password.


Current events/global issues

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre - EBSCOAbstracts and articles from international, Australian, and New Zealand magazines and newspapers.
Global Issues in Context​International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.


Generosity New Zealand (formerly the Funding Information Service (FIS)) allows all New Zealanders access to comprehensive and accurate funding information via their givUS (formerly called FundView) and givME (formerly called BreakOut) databases. These databases can be searched via the public computers at the Library or accessed remotely by clicking on the links below. You will need to sign up and use your Grey District Library card number to login.

giv​U​S​Holds more than 700 active records and funding information is provided from government, local authorities, statutory and philanthropic trusts, gaming trusts and some service organisations.
givMEHas around 2,100 active records available for students, teachers and researchers from all levels to search, with new scholarships and awards being added each month.


Biography in Context - Gale​An extensive range of contemporary and historical biographies of notable people including some New Zealanders.
​Research in Context​A range of subjects including history, literature, geography, and biographies. There is also a multimedia gallery containing photographs, graphs, maps, and sound and video clips.
World History in Context - Gale​​20th century history topics history relating to America. It features full text articles from over 100 history journals, and includes primary documents, maps, and images.

Student resources/research

​​Encyclopaedia BritannicaOnline version of Encyclopaedia Britannica - including Britannica's Student Encyclopaedia, Elementary Encyclopaedia for younger students, and the Britannica Concise Encyclopaedia.
General OneFile - Gale​Containing 35 million articles and updated daily, InfoTrac is an ideal general research tool with huge topic coverage from contemporary art to science. Articles are available from a wide range of overseas magazines and newspapers.
Literature Resource Center – Gale​Critical essays and biographical information on over 100,000 authors, both historical and contemporary. A superb and comprehensive resource for students. It also includes information on major New Zealand authors.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context - GalePopular social issues. Includes topical overviews and point-of-view articles. An excellent resource for those wishing to do in-depth investigations about major contentious topics.
Science in Context​Engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.
Student Resources in Context - Gale​Cross-curricular information suitable for senior secondary school students. Students can search topics including history, literature, geography, and biographies. Also available is a multimedia gallery containing photographs, graphs, maps, and sound and video clips.
Virtual Reference Suite​Explore a collection of encyclopaedias, almanacs and reference sources. Subjects include health, war, pollution, history, space science, maths, occult, food and fashion.

Personal interest

Books and Authors - GaleIdentify new books to read. Covers adult and young adult as well as children's fiction and nonfiction. What Do I Read Next? also contains an extensive selection of award winning books, over 50,000 plot summaries and promotions for upcoming titles.

Contemporary Women's Issues - Gale  

​Huge range of articles and reports on women's issues from professional and popular journals, and newspapers.
Health and Wellness Resource Centre and Alternative Health module - GaleAuthoritative answers to health and medical questions from a huge range of over 700 health/medical journals and pamphlets. Includes an online medical encyclopaedia and links to relevant websites.

Business reference suite - Gale

Search across three related business and industry focussed databases:


Business and Industry

​A multi-industry database with a global focus on company, industry and product information.
Business and Management Practices​In-depth information on the processes, methods and strategies of managing a business.
​TableBase​Provides access to thousands of hard-to-find tables of data for more than 90 industries.


Any Questions

​DESCRIPTION​For school students. An online librarian can link you with the right resources to help find the information you need.


Cenotaph​A database of New Zealand deceased service personnel.

Ministry of Culture and Heritage's Online Encyclopaedia

TE ARA - The New Zealand On-Line Encyclopaedia​Te Ara means 'the pathway'. Through interlinking text and image trails, the encyclopaedia takes you on a journey of discovery.

Ministry of Education

Te Kete Ipurangi – The Online Learning Centre​Everything you need to know about schools and school education in New Zealand and some great educational links for adults and kids.

National Library

MatapihiA selection of pictures, sounds and objects from New Zealand's archives, galleries, libraries and museums.
TimeframesNew Zealand and Pacific images from the Alexander Turnbull Library.​
Papers Past​A collection of more than 50 early New Zealand newspapers.
Te Ao Hau​Published from 1952 to 1976 by the Maori Affairs Department, Te Ao Hau was "like a marae on paper, where all questions of interest to the Maori can be discussed".
Find NZ articles​Indices to a range of New Zealand magazines and newspapers.

New Zealand Government

New Zealand Government onlineFind out all that you need to know about everything that the NZ Government has to offer.

Statistics New Zealand

Statistics New Zealand​The latest New Zealand statistics.​

Page reviewed: 14 Feb 2018 9:29am