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A database allows you to search for material in journal​s, magazines, ebooks and other online resources. Results can include just the abstract (summary) of the material; or the complete article, book, video, etc.

To search most of our databases all at once use OneSearch.

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Recommended databases
Other databases
A-Z database list​​​
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A multi-disciplinary database covering communication, education, general interest, health, humanities, NZ information, psychology, sciences, social sciences, technology, & tourism.
*Access Nursing Reference Center here*​


Proquest - SciTech Premium Collection

Da​tabase covering ​science topics.

A multi-disciplinary database covering agriculture, animal technology, business, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering, information technology, & health.

publication finder

Publication Finder
Use this search if you know the title of the journal your article is in.


CCH IntelliConnect 
New Zealand commercial law database including the Updating Master Tax Guide; business, company, employment & tax law; tax cases & commentary; GST guide; health & safety at work.


Standards New Zealand
As a student at WINTEC you have access to all New Zealand Standards. Standards are agreed specifications for products, processes, services, and performance. If, for example, an electrical product is marked as meeting a standard, it means it meets the minimum safety requirements. 

Academic Video Online
The Academic Video Online provides unlimited remote access to more than 63,000* (and growing) videos all cross-searchable from a single platform. The database includes scholarly video material of virtually every video type: documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, demonstrations, original and raw footage including tens of thousands of exclusive titles. 

Haynes Manuals AllAccess
Haynes Manuals AllAccess is a library of manuals covering a vast range of car and motorcycle makes and models, with up-to-date content including common repairs, routine maintenance and servicing procedures.
Wintec Library is now able to offer free access to hundreds of online car and motorcycle manuals through its subscription to Haynes AllAccess Manuals.

New Zealand Geographic Archive
New Zealand Geographic is the journal of record for our small island nation, celebrating our environment and society for more than 30 years. Winner of Magazine of the Year in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Wintec Library is now able to offer access to stories, photography and audio resources through New Zealand Geographic.

Database A-Z list

Database A-​Z listing
Search for a known database not listed above, for example search the list for the Standards NZ database. ​

Need help?

To access the databases you will need a Wintec computer username and password. These are available from the ITS Service Management Team toll free on 0800 587 500 for all current Wintec staff and students.

If you need help searching the databases look for tutorials within the database, or Ask a librarian - we're here to help.​