Sunday, July 25, 2010

National Library Bibliography database

I use the National Library of New Zealand's Bibliography database which is online to find out what has been written about the district I'm interested in. Just make sure 'Publications NZ' is selected. It usually defaults to this.


A search of a district will give you many books to choose from. Some are more use to family historians than others. School histories are always a good bet. The National Library has most (all?) of these books and if your local library does not have a copy, the local librarian can request it on the interloan service or you can order it online. (I haven't used this system yet).

You can find out if your local library has a copy easily by clicking on more....
And choosing 'Maybe available in other New Zealand libraries...
Results look like...

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