Vocational Studies

Check out these databases and websites for information and support with study and life skills.

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)
General OneFile(external link)
MasterFile Complete(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

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

Skills you need: Helping you develop life skills(external link)
Covers many everyday life skills including communication, writing, numeracy, employment skills.

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

Read any book(external link)
Choose from a range of genres e.g. fiction, non-fiction, children's literature, poetry and read or download any book for free.

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