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Science: Home

A selection of excellent Science resources to help you with your studies.

Cool databases

An interactive database, Gale Interactive Chemistry, allows you to zoom, rotate and explore models of elements, reactions, crystals, molecules and compounds to aid in your understanding of chemistry.  Who doesn’t need an interactive periodic table?


Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy allows you to manipulate 3D models. You can zoom, rotate, and pull them apart. Models are accompanied by reference and periodical material.


Gale Interactive: Science allows you to bring science to life. Quality information is paired with 3D models that allow you to visualize concepts in biology, chemistry, earth science and human anatomy.


Did you miss a series or an episode of Mythbusters or the Science of Stupid? Well eTV can help as it records and archives TV programs for educational purposes. All you need to do is log in, then search for what takes your fancy to watch online.

How do I use eTV?


Welcome to the Science Subject Guide.  A selection of resources have been hand selected for you to use to aid you with your studies.  If you have any questions at all please contact the library.

Listen to TED talks: Science

Listen to and watch inspiring talks from speakers throughout the world on diverse topics covering many different aspects of science... definitely something for everyone here!

LinkedIn Learning

Ask Live

AskLive is our instant messaging service. You can chat with the library by entering your question in the box below that says “Type here to chat …”

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Ask Live operates during our opening hours at Madras St campus, Christchurch. We are open 7 days.

Please note:

  • In the evenings and weekends, specialised support may not be available. If so, your question may be referred to an expert for action on the next working day.
  • In My Ara, under “StudySmart” you may also find information on your query.

Information and Research Skills

For help on how to find, evaluate and present information we recommend the Information skills subject guide This guide will ensure an easier pathway to academic success!  We also have a Research subject guide  for those of you taking your studies to the next level.   

infographic on information literacy

Image source: Open University