Southland District Library membership gives you completely free access to a range of online services, including a collection of databases and online tutorials. All you’ll need to get started are your library card and an internet connection.

Britannica Online:

http://ezsouthland.kotui.org.nz/login?url=http://library.ebonline.co.nz

Britannica Online provides three unique resource portals – one for children, one for young adults, and one for older students and adults – so it’s easy to choose an age appropriate level for conducting research, completing homework assignments, and working on special projects at the library or at home. Each portal gives you access to tens of thousands of up-to-date encyclopaedia entries, along with images, video, audio, maps, research tools, Merriam-Webster’s dictionary and thesaurus, and more.

ComputerSchool

http://www.thecomputerschool.net/smartcart/scart_skillsindex.php?logname=sdladmin&logtype=2%20 (external link)

The ComputerSchool is an online computer and technology-based training centre. It provides one of the largest, most diverse, and most user-friendly technology training directories available. The engaging and detailed tutorials cover virtually all of today’s most commonly used computer programs, apps and devices. Simply select the modules or programs you are most interested in learning about and start exploring.

World Book Online:

http://ezsouthland.kotui.org.nz/login?url=http://www.worldbookonline.com/?subacct=NZ09012 (external link)

Founded in 1915, World Book, Inc. is a leading publisher of authoritative, age-appropriate, and reliable educational materials for children and adults. Based in Chicago, IL, World Book is committed to creating print and digital educational products that meet the highest editorial standards and ignite and inspire a lifelong love of learning. Your Southland District Library membership gives you access to the following World Book products: World Book Kids, World Book Student, World Book Advanced, World Book Discover, World Book Timelines, Early Wold of Learning, and an Activity Corner.

Who Else Writes Like…?:

http://ezsouthland.kotui.org.nz/login?url=https://www.whoelsewriteslike.com (external link)

Who Else Writes Like…? is a fantastic online resource designed to introduce adult readers to novelists whose work is unfamiliar to them. It helps answer the perennial question “I’ve read all the books by this author, who else writes like that?”

Who Next…?:

http://ezsouthland.kotui.org.nz/login?url=https://www.whonextguide.com (external link)

Who Next…? is an interactive online tool designed to help parents and teachers encourage children and young people to read more widely. The tool can be used to guide children who have already enjoyed stories by one author to find other authors who write in a similar way.

givUS:

To use givUS and givME you first need to create an account on the Generosity web site. Please follow this link https://ezsouthland.kotui.org.nz/login?url=http://www.kotui.org.nz/gnz-signup/southland (external link) to create a free public access account sponsored by Southland District Libraries.

Once you have created a account you can then login to the the resource.  https://search.generosity.org.nz/users/sign_in (external link)

givUS offers access to more than 1,200 grants and schemes for communities, volunteer organisations, schools, groups, sport clubs and Iwi. Find assistance for nearly everything — operational costs, building redevelopment, project resources, and more.

givME:

To use givUS and givME you first need to create an account on the Generosity web site. Please follow this link https://ezsouthland.kotui.org.nz/login?url=http://www.kotui.org.nz/gnz-signup/southland (external link) to create a free public access account sponsored by Southland District Libraries.

Once you have created a account you can then login to the the resource.  https://search.generosity.org.nz/users/sign_in (external link)

givME offers access to more than 4,000 scholarships and awards for individuals. It is used by those seeking to pursue education and research; arts, cultural and sporting activities; professional and personal development; and more.