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General Reference

This page contains links to general reference material.
Updated: 19/04/2021 6:06 p.m.

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

 Link to Haynes Motor Manual log-in page. Opens in a new window.

Haynes Manuals AllAccess

Haynes Manuals AllAccess is a library of manuals covering a vast range of car and motorcycle makes and models, with up-to-date content including common repairs, routine maintenance, servicing procedures, video tutorials, wiring diagrams and fault finding tools.

BWB - The Treaty of Waitangi Collection

The Treaty of Waitangi Collection is an online resource providing full access to award-winning works of Treaty history from authors such as Atholl Anderson, Judith Binney and Claudia Orange. Read online, no downloads.

BWB Treaty of Waitangi Collection

Go to Treaty of Waitangi Collection at home with your library card number and PIN


EBSCO MasterFile Complete.

EBSCO MasterFILE Complete

MasterFILE Complete offers the largest collection of the most popular full-text magazines, journals, reference books and images from the world's leading publishers, covering virtually every subject area of general interest business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY, fashion and much more..


EBSCO Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre.

EBSCO Australia and New Zealand Reference Centre

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre includes leading Australian and New Zealand periodicals and international periodicals in full text; full text reference books; over 80,000 full text biographies and an image collection of over 510,000 photos, maps and flags.

Whangarei District Libraries members can access EBSCO MasterFILE Complete by following the link below and using their membership number.


National Library of New Zealand.

National Library of New Zealand

The National Library and Alexander Turnbull Library contain material published in or written about New Zealand which are accessible to everyone. The collections include books, magazines, journals, newspapers, music scores, videos, microfiche, maps, compact discs, CD-ROMs.
You can request items from the National Library through our Inter Library loans service.

National Library of New Zealand
National Library of New Zealand Catalogue
Te Puna - Search New Zealand Libraries and beyond


 How Stuff Works.

How Stuff Works

How Stuff Works explains thousands of topics, from engines to lock-picking to ESP, with video and illustrations so you can learn how everything works.

How Stuff Works





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