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Databases & Research



EBSCO is the leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books and discovery service to libraries of all kinds. For more than 70 years, EBSCO have partnered with libraries to improve research with quality content and technology.

Search: Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Plus

Search: MasterFILE Complete

Search: MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection

All you need to access the above databases is your Central Hawke's Bay Library card number. 

If you need assistance or have any queries please do not hesitate to ask one of our librarians or call us on 06 857 8123.

Generosity NZ


20180709 databasereasearch imageA funding database for individuals from Generosity New Zealand. (Formerly Breakout)

GivME details awards, scholarships and grants available to New Zealand individuals for personal development, principally in academic, artistic, research and sporting fields. 


A funding database for community groups and voluntary organisations from Generosity New Zealand. (Formerly Fundview).

GivUS is a searchable, online database for community groups and voluntary organisations to find funding sources in New Zealand. It covers all sources of discretionary grants including philanthropic, gaming, statutory, Government and local Government funding schemes.

To Sign Up head to Generosity NZ Sign Up

To Log in Head to Generosity NZ Log In

Research and Information

Articles & Websites

Papers Past for early NZ newspapers

Maori Newspapers for early NZ newspapers in Te Reo Maori

Index New Zealand for articles and reviews in NZ publications

Journal of the Polynesian Society 1892-1991

Heritage Texts

Maori Affairs magazine 1952-1978

New Zealand Electronic Text Collection for full-text books, manuscripts and journals

Significant early NZ books

Digitised papers of Sir Donald McLean and New Zealand and Pacific images

Research Papers

Recent research from NZ institutions


Images and Multimedia

CHB Heritage Recollect for local Central Hawke's Bay historical photos

New Zealand images

Digital NZ for easy to find digital content from government departments, publicly funded organisations, the private sector and community groups


Te Ara Encyclopaedia of NZ

Dictionary of NZ Biography

NZ History

Hansard reports for NZ Parliamentary Debates


NZ Library Catalogues

WorldCat to search all library holdings in NZ


AA Guide Maps for comprehensive AA maps of New Zealand as well as other travel and tourism information.

Google Maps: Search, scroll and zoom your way around the world. Simple, clear instructions. Click between views of maps or satellite photos.

National Geographic Maps

World War II Military Situation Maps beginning with the D-Day Invasion, the maps provide information about troop positions throughout Western Europe, along with important graphical representations of various landmarks within the military landscape. From the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress.

National Maritime Museum Charts & Maps collection contain more than 100,000 sea charts and maps dating from the medieval period to the present day.

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