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Resources you have access to with your library card. Also included in this list are a number of freely available websites that can be accessed without a library card login. You can filter these by toggling the buttons below.

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CIA World Factbook

Produced by the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency of the United States), this site provides data on every country's geography, people, government, economy, communications, military etc. The one page fact summaries for every country are especially useful.

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online offers over 73,000 encyclopaedia articles, along with a world atlas, an online dictionary and thesaurus, articles and news headlines

Global Issues in Context (Gale)

Balanced information on crucial international issues and news headlines. Has a useful Countries index with facts and figures, as well as in depth overviews of countries.

Statistics NZ

Browse New Zealand statistics by topic - a number of tools available