Tertiary Preparation

Check out the research databases and websites below

Popular multi-subject databases

Use these to find articles on a very broad range of topics.

Check out our database tutorials(external link) for help.

ProQuest(external link)
Academic Search Complete(external link)
Science Direct(external link)
Academic OneFile(external link)

Other Key databases

LinkedIn Learning(external link)
LL provides access to useful resources on topics such as Business(external link)technology(external link) and creative industries(external link). Resources on career development(external link)  and Resume building(external link) are included in LinkedIn Learning.

Safetyhub(external link)
A database of videos dealing with safety related issues in diverse workplaces. Useful resources for anyone interested in health and safety protocols.

Recommended websites

Check out the websites below for trusted information. We also recommend viewing our guides to evaluating resources(external link).

Basic Mathematics(external link)
Designed for anyone who needs a basic understanding of mathematics concepts and operations, presented in clear, simple terms. IXL learning's maths section(external link) is also a good resource. Wolfram Mathworld(external link), a free mathematics resource from Wolfram Research  and Mathpages(external link) provide advanced mathematics learning resources.

BBC Skillswise(external link)
Games, quizzes, tests and audio visual resources for adults who wish to learn and revise essential job skills, maths and English

Careers NZ - Mana rapuara Aotearoa(external link)
A government organisation and the leading provider of independent career information, advice and guidance in New Zealand.

Collins Online Dictionary and Thesaurus(external link)

Ministry of Education. Foundation learning: Literacy(external link)
Aims to equip all New Zealand students with the necessary literacy knowledge and skills to be successful throughout schooling and as citizens.

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand(external link) 
A guide to NZ society, history, natural environment, culture, and economy.

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