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Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Links to websites containing dictionaries and encyclopedias.
Updated: 4/04/2016 5:09 p.m.

You will need to be a Whangarei Libraries member to access some of these websites.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online logo. Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Find answers for simple or complex questions at a variety of reading levels and ages. Includes the complete 32 volume Encyclopedia Britannica, plus Britannica Student and Britannica Junior for Primary school children. Also contains short video clips providing topic overviews on many subjects.

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Enter Encyclopedia Britannica Online 

 

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand logo. Dictionary of New Zealand Biography

The biographies of over 3,000 New Zealanders who have made their mark on this country. Does not include people who are still alive.

Dictionary of New Zealand Biography

 

New Zealand History

Broad themes in New Zealand history: culture and society, politics and government, war and society.

New Zealand History 

 

Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand logo.

Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

‘Te ara’ in Māori means ‘the pathway’. Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand offers many pathways to understanding New Zealand. A comprehensive guide to the country’s peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society.

Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand 

The 1966 Encyclopdedia of New Zealand edited by A H McLintock is included in Te Ara. It is still useful as a basic reference about the country.

1966 Encyclopaedia of New Zealand 
 

World Book Web logo. World Book Web

A good research and reference tool for researchers of all ages, especially primary and secondary school students. Find thousands of articles, maps, pictures, sounds, and video clips. Its global coverage gives quick access to information about all countries.

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