Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre

Designed for libraries in Australia and New Zealand, this database provides a thriving collection of leading regional and international periodicals, full-text reference books, full-text biographies and a collection of images containing photos, maps and flags.

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Content Includes

  • Full text for leading Australia/New Zealand magazines, newspapers and newswires
  • Full text for leading Australia/New Zealand reference books
  • More than 80,000 full-text biographies 
  • An image collection of more than 1.5 million photos, maps and flags
  • Video encyclopedia of the 20th century

Catering to the Research Needs of Australia and New Zealand

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre provides full text for leading Australia/New Zealand magazines, newspapers and newswires and includes content from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

In addition, this database provides full text for leading Australia/New Zealand reference books including Australian Marine Fish, Australian Wildlife, Australian Encyclopedia – About Australia, Australian Encyclopedia – History of Australia, New Zealand and more.

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre can be accessed via EBSCOhost or Explora, EBSCO's dedicated interface for schools and public libraries.

School Curriculum Support

Educators using Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre will find a variety of text types (source types) to enhance curriculum delivery across disciplines. Here are a few learning objectives that the content in this database can support:

Australian Curriculum

  • Comprehend multi-modal texts through listening, reading and viewing
  • Link and summarise information from different sources
  • Identify embedded perspectives and evaluate supporting evidence

New Zealand Curriculum

  • Understand how texts are shaped for different purposes and audiences
  • Understand ideas within, across, and beyond texts
  • Integrate sources of information, processes and strategies to identify, form and express ideas

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