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EPIC offers access to a wide range of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, biographies, encyclopaedia and reference works, books and images, as well as sound and video clips, unique New Zealand content and so much more.


To access the EPIC databases at school, just click on the image on the left-hand side.  If you wish to use the EPIC databases outside of school, you will need a username and password.  Please contact a  member of the library staff to get the username and password.

Click on any of the icons below to directly access a database.  To learn more about how to use the database, click on the question icon.

The online version of Encyclopædia Britannica.  Recommended year levels 7-13

Articles from the world leading academic journals and reference sources.  Recommended year levels 11-13

An extensive range of contemporary and historical biographies of notable people. Searchable by name, nationality, and occupation. Recommended year levels 7-13

Access and manipulate interactive 3D models related to key scientific concepts. These are paired with Gale reference and periodical articles.  Recommended year levels 7-13

Information on the physical, social and economic aspects of environmental issues. Recommended year levels 7-13

A wide range of general magazines and reference sources. Recommended year levels 9-13 

International viewpoints on a broad range of global issues, topics, and current events. Recommended year levels 7-13

Authoritative answers to health and medical questions from a huge range of health/medical resources. Recommended year levels 9-13

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

Critical essays, book reviews, biographies and author interviews from a range of periods and genres. Recommended year levels 9-13

Full-text access to a large collection of international publications such as Time, Newsweek, and New Scientist. Recommended year levels 7-13 

Mulitple perspectives on major contentious social, political and technological issues.  Recommended year levels 7-13

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

Information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Recommended year levels 7-13

A wide range of reference resources on Shakespeare. Recommended year levels 9-13

Resources for students on many curriculum topics, including overviews, biographies, timelines, plot summaries and audio clips. Recommended year levels 7-13

Explore a collection of encyclopaedias, almanacs and reference sources.   Recommended year levels 11-13

Explore a collection of encyclopaedias, almanacs and reference sources.   Recommended year levels 11-13

Newspaper and magazine articles with an emphasis on New Zealand and Australian titles. Includes most major New Zealand daily newspapers. Recommended year levels 7-13

The entire archive of the New Zealand Geographic magazine dating back to 1989; including access to current editions. Recommended year levels 7-13

A cross-searchable e-book collection providing access to a collection of works on the Treaty of Waitangi.  Recommended year levels 7-13

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

Access to Grove Art Online, The Dictionary of Art, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms and much more. Recommended year levels 9-13

Access to Grove Music Online, The New Grove dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2d ed, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Recommended year levels 9-13

 Search across EBSCO databases (Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre and MasterFILE Complete)

Search across the Gale Cengage literary databases.

Search across all of the Gale Cengage databases.