The Largest Collection of Regional Full-Text Content for Australia and New Zealand Libraries

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Plus combines Australasian magazines, newspapers, newswires, biographies and reference books to create the largest collection of regional full-text content available to libraries in Australia and New Zealand. Unique periodical titles include:

  • Australian Financial Review
  • Choice, the region’s top consumer review magazine

In addition, the database contains in-depth biographies to assist students in completing research papers and projects about well-known regional personalities. These biographies feature detailed information about prominent people from Australia and New Zealand including:

  • Chef Curtis Stone
  • Actress Portia de Rossi
  • Singer/songwriter Lorde
  • Athlete Tim Cahill and more

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

These search interfaces include productivity tools such as autocomplete, text-to-speech for HTML articles, citation help and the ability to save content to Google Drive.

Australia/New Zealand Reference eBook Collection

The Australia/New Zealand Reference eBook Collection is offered as a companion to Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Plus, containing reference books from top educational publishers and university presses. This encompasses a rich selection of biographic titles specific to Australian and New Zealand personalities and includes reference subject coverage on aboriginal studies and other multidisciplinary topics.

Secondary School Curriculum Support

Educators using Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Plus 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