Auckland Council Libraries: Researching well-known people

Researching well-known people

Are you researching an Aucklander or a local public figure? Here are some pointers to help you get started.

Search the library catalogue

If you are researching a well-known person, there is likely to be a variety of resources available in the library catalogue. Use the ‘Refine by’ menu to filter your search results.

Auckland Libraries also provides access to a range of online databases. You can search for resources in these databases using our article search

  • When using article search, you may see a ‘Research Starter’. This provides a short biography and other resources to look up.

Browse online resources

For researching people, try these online resources:

Ask an expert

As your research progresses, you may need to: 

Find out more about our research services

Auckland heritage institutions

Within Auckland, there are a number of other heritage institutions that may be able to help with your local history research.

Auckland Council Libraries:Researching well-known people Find out what library resources can assist you with researching about well-known Aucklanders and other public figures.