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Māori Studies - key resources

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Further informationDictionary of New Zealand Biography
Contains biographies of people who have 'made their mark' on New Zealand. It does not include people who are alive.
Further informationIndex New Zealand
A searchable database that contains abstracts and descriptions of articles from New Zealand periodicals and newspapers. The periodicals range from academic research journals to magazines.
Public accessIwidex
An index for information on tribal history, tikanga-a-iwi and whakapapa held in the heritage and research collections of Auckland Libraries. Locate information about Māori waka, traditions, waiata, haka, tribal whenua, maunga, marae, carving, weaving, stories and whakapapa.
Public accessJournal of the Polynesian Society
Online access to Journal of the Polynesian Society. The Polynesian Society is a non-profit organisation based at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Founded in 1892, the Society’s aim was the scholarly study of past and present New Zealand Māori and other Pacific Island peoples and cultures.
Further informationMaori Land Court Minute Books Index (Knowledge Basket)
This index provides access to over 1100 minute books made between 1865 and 1910, from the Taitokerau, Waikato-Maniapoto, Tairawhiti, Waiariki, Aotea, Takitimu, and Waipounamu Maori Land Court Districts.
Public accessMarsden Online Archive
An online archive of letters and journals by Reverend Samuel Marsden (1765-1838) as well as the papers of other early NZ missionaries. The collection provides access to high resolution images of manuscripts from Hocken Collections along with associated transcripts created by Gordon Parsonson.
Public accessNational Library of New Zealand Search Collections
Simultaneously searches across the National Library Catalogue, TAPUHI, Publications NZ, Index NZ, findNZarticles, AtoJsOnline, Papers Past, MacLean Papers, Te Ao Hou, and Transactions & Proceedings of Royal Society of NZ.
Further informationNew Zealand Index (Knowledge Basket)
A combined database of indexes of New Zealand newspapers, magazines, and journals. The databases can be searched individually or separately.
Further informationSAGE Research Methods
A research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. The database links SAGE’s book, journal and reference content with search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings.
Further informationTe Puna
Search the National Bibliographic Database for items held in libraries throughout New Zealand.
Further informationWakareo-a-ipurangi
A compilation of separate Māori-English and English-Māori dictionary, lexicon, and word-list resources.

 

Māori Studies - additional resources

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Further informationAustralasian Literature: Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands (Alexander Street Press)
Creative works from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands from the 1930s to the present. Genres include Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Commentary and Criticism and Biography and Interviews.
Further informationMobile appAustralia/New Zealand Reference Centre (EBSCOhost)
This database provides a full-text collection of leading regional and international periodicals, reference books, and biographies as well as an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.
Public accessBlue Books: statistical information 1840-1855
Statistical information from New Zealand’s early Colonial period (1840-1855). The "Blue Books" contain information about population, revenue, military, trade, shipping, public works, legislation, civil servants, foreign consuls, land transactions, churches, schools, and prisons.
Further informationBritish Politics and Society (NCCO)
An archive of primary sources related to the political climate in Great Britain during the 19th century. Topics covered include British domestic and foreign policy, the working class, trade unions, Chartism, utopian socialism, public protest, radical movements, the cartographic record, political reform, education, family relationships, religion, and leisure.
Further informationEarly Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788-1901 (Alexander Street Press)
Through first-person accounts, including letters, diaries, narratives, and other primary source materials, this collection provides a view of events in Australasia from the arrival of the first settlers through to the close of the 19th century.
Further informationeTV
Provides programmes recorded off-air from domestic and international television channels and Internet channels. First-time users must register for an ongoing username/password: select University of Otago; use University staff or student email address (otago.ac.nz) only; username/password will be sent to your email. Note: Use Chrome for all eTV functionality.
Further informationFactiva
A global business information and research tool that aggregates content from a wide range of resources such as newspapers, journals, magazines and newswires. Content is generally full-text although coverage is sometimes selective.
Public accessfindNZarticles
An index of New Zealand periodicals and newspapers administered by the National Library of New Zealand. It combines indexes from a number of New Zealand libraries and scientific organisations. Content includes news, arts and humanities, and science and technology.
Public accessFletcher Index - Index of Māori Names
This index is from an unpublished manuscript compiled about 1925 by the missionary Rev. Henry James Fletcher (1868-1933). It provides a listing of Māori names referred to in books and journals, including the names of boundaries, Māori individuals, canoes, trees, landmarks and geographical locations.
Public accessHakena : Hocken Library Archives and Manuscripts
Descriptions of the unpublished manuscripts and pictures from the Hocken Collections' Archives and Manuscripts Collections.
Public accessHawaii Pacific Journal Index
An online citation index to approximately 150 journals published in or about Hawaii and the greater Pacific. Journals covered include both academic and "popular press" publications, and address a wide range of subject areas. Under Databases & Indexes, select ‘Hawaii Pacific Journal Index’ then click Connect.
Further informationMobile appHistorical Abstracts (EBSCOhost)
Historical coverage of the world from the fifteenth century forward (excluding US & Canada). An important bibliography for the study of history and related social sciences and humanities. Includes indexing of articles from more than 2,600 journals.
Further informationInformit Indigenous Collection
Contains a broad range of international Indigenous research resources covering both historical and topical issues. This collection has a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary framework with material from Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, North America and The Pacific.
Further informationInformit New Zealand Collection
Access to full-text New Zealand content relating to arts, business, education, environment and conservation, family studies, sociology, indigenous and Maori peoples, law and music.
Further informationInternational Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) (ProQuest)
An online resource for social science and interdisciplinary research with a focus on anthropology, economics, politics and sociology. This database includes bibliographic references to journal articles, books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951.
Further informationINZART (Index to New Zealand Art) (New Zealand Index via Knowledge Basket)
An index to articles on New Zealand artists, art galleries, museums, exhibitions and art events from New Zealand and international serials held predominantly in the University of Auckland Fine Arts Library. Art-related articles published in New Zealand newspapers are also selectively indexed.
Public accessMaori Land Court
The Māori Land Court plays an important role in the administration of Māori land in accordance with the provisions of Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 (the Act). This website provides general information plus relevant legislation. Māori Land Court judgement are available for 2001 onwards.
Public accessMaori Land Legislation Database
A summary of all New Zealand legislation (including private and local Acts) from 1840 to 1995 that has affected Māori or Māori land. It also gives brief notes on the historical context and the impact of each Act cited, with references to other Government publications.
Public accessMaori Land Online
This website provides current ownership, trustee, memorial and block information for land that falls within the jurisdiction of the Māori Land Court under Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 and other legislation.
Public accessNational Library of New Zealand Images Collection
A database of images from the collections of the National Library of New Zealand.
Public accessNew Zealand Electronic Text Centre
A collection of significant New Zealand and Pacific Island texts and materials held by Victoria University of Wellington Library. This encompasses both digitised heritage material and born-digital resources.
Further informationNew Zealand Geographic
Digital archive from the first issue of the magazine that covers the people, places, wildlife and environment of New Zealand.
Further informationNewztext (Knowledge Basket)
A full-text archive of many of New Zealand's key news, business and industry publications.
Public accessNgā Tipu Whakaoranga - Māori Plant Use
Access to detailed information on Māori traditional uses of New Zealand native plants.
Public accessNiupepa: Maori newspapers
A collection of historic newspapers published primarily for a Māori audience between 1842 and 1932. The newspapers can be searched (full text), browsed (by series) or accessed by date.
Public accessOtago University Research Heritage
Explore images of pictures and photographs from University of Otago collections.
Public accessPapers Past
Contains digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals published between 1839 and 1945. All the newspaper titles on the site can be searched and browsed by date, region, or title.
Further informationProject MUSE
Provides digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community. A source of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals with over 120 publishers currently participating.
Further informationProQuest Central
A leading electronic database providing indexing/abstracting and full-text access to scholarly and general interest publications. It combines information from a number of online databases with subjects covering: business, law, education, computing, science, technology, engineering, arts, medicine, and religion.
Public accessTaonga (Knowledge Basket)
A full-text collection of rare publications, thesis and bibliography on Maori history and lore.
Public accessTapuhi
Provides access to descriptions of the unpublished manuscripts, oral history and pictures collections of New Zealand and Pacific material in the Alexander Turnbull Library.
Public accessTe Aka Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index
The online version of Te Aka Māori-English, English-Māori Dictionary and Index. It also contains encyclopaedic entries and Māori names for institutions, country names, place names and other proper names.
Public accessTe Ao Hou : The New World
A bilingual quarterly published by the Maori Affairs Department from 1952 to 1976. Articles range from agriculture through recipes to wood carving and other crafts, as well as biographically important obituaries. There are also literary contributions, such as the bilingual presentation of legends and poems.
Public accessTe Ara - Encyclopedia of New Zealand
A comprehensive guide to the country’s peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society. Hosted by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
Public accessTe Hononga Pūkenga - Māori & Indigenous Researcher Directory
Created by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga to make Māori and Indigenous research expertise, location and contact information readily available, in response to the need for stronger engagement between Māori Researchers and Government, the wider public/private sector and to facilitate our communities to access us as Māori & Indigenous researchers.
Public accessTe Kete Ipurangi (TKI)
A bilingual portal and web community which provides educational material for New Zealand teachers, school managers, and students.
Public accessTe Papa Collections Online
Contains information on artworks, objects and specimens from Te Papa's collections, from dinosaur teeth to contemporary art, as well as information on people, places, topics, species, and research from the curators.
Public accessTransactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand
The Royal Society was established in 1867 to co-ordinate and assist the activities of a number of regional research societies including the Auckland Institute, the Wellington Philosophical Society and the Otago Institute. The NZ Institute was set up to publish their papers in a single volume of transactions and proceedings.
Public accessWaitangi Tribunal Reports
Full-text access to the Waitangi Tribunal reports that include its findings for the claimants and Crown.