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A-Z EPIC e-resource access for New Zealand schools

This page provides staff and students of New Zealand schools with A-Z access to the resources available through the Ministry of Education funded EPIC subscriptions.

EPIC Discovery

Use the following search box to search across multiple EPIC e-resources in a single search:

EPIC Discovery Publication Search

Use the following search box to search for specific e-book, magazine, journal, newspaper and multimedia titles included in EPIC e-resources:

EPIC Discovery Publication Search

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A-Z EPIC e-resource access

  • Academic OneFile (Gale Cengage)
  • Articles from world leading academic journals & reference sources 

    Australia New Zealand Reference Centre (EBSCO) 
  • Newspaper & magazine articles with an emphasis on New Zealand and Australian titles

  • Biography In Context (Gale Cengage)
  • An extensive range of contemporary and historical biographies of notable people 

  • Books & Authors (Gale Cengage)

    Search or browse for books by genre, author, age group, period or theme

    Britannica School (Encyclopaedia Britannica) 

    The online version of Encyclopaedia Britannica for students of all ages. Searchable in 3 different reading levels. Primary, Middle & Secondary levels.

    Educator's Reference Complete (Gale Cengage)

    Access to professional development articles and resources covering education from pre-school to tertiary level.

    Gale Interactive: Science (Gale Cengage)

    Access and manipulate interactive 3D models related to a variety of key scientific concepts.

    General OneFile (Gale Cengage)

    Full text access to a wide range of general magazine and reference sources.

    Global Issues In Context (Gale Cengage)

    International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.

    GREENR - Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources (Gale Cengage)  

    Information on the physical, social and economic aspects of environmental issues.

    Health & Wellness Resource Center (Gale Cengage)

    Authoritative answers to health and medical questions from a huge range of health/medical resources.

    Kids InfoBits (Gale Cengage)

    An easy to use information resource aimed at primary school students which includes a wide range of topics such as animals, arts, geography, technology and more.

    Literature Resource Center (Gale Cengage)

    Critical essays, book reviews, biographies and author interviews from a range of periods and genres.

    LitFinder (Gale Cengage)

    Full text access to a wealth of literary works, biographies, reviews and more.

    MasterFILE Complete (EBSCO)

    Full text access to a large collection of international publications, including: Time, Newsweek & New Scientist.

    National Geographic Kids (Gale Cengage)

    Access the complete run of National Geographic Kids magazine, plus books from the National Geographic Kids Book Collection, the National Geographic Ladder Readers, videos and images.

    New Oxford Shakespeare Online (Oxford University Press)

    Full text, online access to the New Oxford Shakespeare Online.

    New Zealand Geographic Online (Kowhai Media)

    The entire archive of the New Zealand Geographic magazine dating back to 1989.

    Opposing Viewpoints In Context (Gale Cengage)

    Multiple perspectives on major contentious social, political and technology issues.

    Oxford Art Online (Oxford University Press)

    Access to thousands of articles charting the history and culture of art. Includes full text access to Grove Art Online.

    Oxford English Dictionary Online (Oxford University Press)

    The fully searchable online version of the Oxford English Dictionary.

    Oxford Music Online (Oxford University Press)

    Access to thousands of articles charting the history and culture of music. Includes full text access to Grove Music Online.

    Research In Context (Gale Cengage)

    Information aimed at year 7 -10 students on a wide range of subjects; including literature, social studies, science and history.

    Science In Context (Gale Cengage)

    Information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

    Shakespeare Collection Online (Gale Cengage)

    A wide range of reference resources on Shakespeare and his work. 

    Student Resources In Context (Gale Cengage)

    Resources for students on a wide range of curriculum topics, including overviews, biographies, timelines, audio & video clips

     Treaty of Waitangi Collection (Bridget Williams Books)
  • A cross-searchable e-book collection providing access to a growing range of important works on the Treaty of Waitangi.

  • Search The Treaty of Waitangi Collection Iwi Index or Places Index.

     Virtual Reference Library (Gale Cengage)

    Access to a collection of selected reference e-books. Download a full title list spreadsheet here.

    World History In Context (Gale Cengage)
    Covers events and people that have shaped the world from ancient to modern times.