Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Index New Zealand anniversary

Index New Zealand (INNZ) is marking 25 years of being available online. INNZ is a searchable database from National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga O Aotearoa, which includes indexed records of articles from around 1,000 NZ journals, magazines and newspapers, published from the first half of the century to the present day.

Ref: 80-BIN76, article from the New Zealand Herald, Sir George Grey Special Collections
There are currently 760,000 indexed articles in the database covering a wide range of topics. Abstracts are available for the majority of the records. Improvements behind the scenes have made searching much easier and more efficient. Subject headings and names list in Te Reo Māori have also been added, broadening the depth and value of this online service.Check out the INNZ blog to find out more about the work of the  INNZ team, how they do it, and how to use it.
You can also use the database to take part in a competition entitled ‘Jump into INNZ!'. As part of the celebrations, this online competition is being run for secondary students from Monday the 13 May until Friday 7 June. Find out more.

Ref: 7-A3798, NZ Armed Constabulary, 1916, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Auckland Libraries' has a wide range of heritage eResources including indexes and chronologies of newspapers, Auckland City Street Names, events in Manukau City and surrounds and the  Armed Constabulary to list a few. These indexes can be used for example, to research family history and the city of Auckland.

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