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Further informationAbstracts in Anthropology
An abstracting journal in the field of anthropology, which provides coverage of anthropological scholarship in all its subfields: Cultural Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Archaeology; and, Linguistics.
Further informationAccessScience : Encyclopedia of Science & Technology Online
An online resource that contains high-quality reference material covering all major scientific disciplines. It also offers links to primary research material, videos, and animations, plus specially designed curriculum maps for teachers.
Further informationAMA Manual of Style
Online edition of the American Medical Association Manual of Style.
Public accessAtoJs Online
Contains digitised reports from selected volumes of the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives and the Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives.
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.
Further informationBerg Fashion Library
An online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections - including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and more.
Further informationBritannica School
A resource for teachers that includes versions of the Encyclopedia Britannica for primary, middle, and secondary school levels.
Further informationCambridge Histories Online
Full text online access to the complete volumes of Cambridge Histories reference series. Provides political, economic and social history, philosophy and literature of selected countries and subjects.
Further informationChicago Manual of Style Online
Online edition of The Chicago Manual of Style citation guide. Contains information on manuscript preparation, punctuation, spelling, quotations, captions, tables, abbreviations, references, bibliographies, notes, and indexes, with sections on journals and electronic media.
Further informationComplete Dictionary of Scientific Biography
Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.
Further informationCurrent Index to Statistics
A bibliographic index to publications in statistics and related fields.
Further informationDictionary of Irish Biography
A reference work covering the lives of Irish men and women (deceased prior to 31 Dec. 2002) who made a significant contribution in Ireland and abroad, as well as those born overseas who had noteworthy careers in Ireland.
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 informationElsevier's Interactive Anatomy atlas
An anatomical reference atlas of cross-sectional photographs. The discs in the series facilitate reference and (post-graduate) training in normal anatomy.
Further informationEncyclopaedia Britannica Online (Britannica Academic)
Contains the text of the print edition plus thousands of additional articles and images, natural-language searching, and A-Z browsing. Britannica Online is continually updated to provide the most current information possible.
Further informationEncyclopaedia Judaica
Provides an overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures.
Further informationEncyclopaedia of Islam, THREE (Brill)
A reference guide to all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world – religious and historical, but also cultural, social, political, and artistic.
Further informationEncyclopaedia of the Qur'an (Brill)
Encyclopaedic dictionary of qur'ānic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within qur'ānic studies. Alphabetically-arranged articles about the contents of the Qur'ān. Includes Early Western Korans Online.
Further informationEncyclopedia Britannica Online
See: Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
Further informationEncyclopedia of Forensic Sciences
Provide coverage of the core theories, methods, techniques, and applications employed by forensic scientists.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences (Wiley)
An updating resource providing detailed, expert coverage of Hydrological Sciences. Organized into 17 themed parts, it offers scientifically rigorous information on all key aspects of the subject, from sub-catchment to the global scale.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry (EIBC) (Wiley)
An updating reference work that combines the Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry and the Handbook of Metalloproteins. The coverage spans basic inorganic chemistry principles to the latest thinking and developments in materials, energy, bioscience, nanoscience and catalysis.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Life Sciences (eLS)
An updating resource of specially commissioned, peer-reviewed articles in the life sciences. Articles in eLS are written by leaders in the field to provide comprehensive and authoritative coverage of each subject area.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Microbiology (Third Edition)
Contains chapters on Applied Microbiology: Agro/Food, Applied Microbiology: Industrial, Archaea, Bacteria, Cell Structure Chemical Composition, Environmental Microbiology and Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, Fungi, Genetics, Genomics, History and Culture, (and Biographies), Mutualism and Commensalism, Pathogenesis, Physiology, Protists, Public Issues, Techniques, and Viruses.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine
Covering everything from Alzheimer´s Disease to Zebrafish Genome, the encyclopedia covers major disciplines in molecular cell biology and molecular medicine.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Neuroscience
Explores a wide variety of topics in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and other related areas of neuroscience. Each article is written by an expert in that specific domain and peer reviewed by the advisory board before acceptance into the encyclopedia.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Ocean Sciences (Second Edition)
Second edition. Includes contributions from leading scientists on the physical processes that drive the oceans and the chemical, biological, and geological disciplines.
Further informationEncyclopedia of the Human Brain
This four-volume encyclopedia contains over 200 peer reviewed articles on the human brain with a focus on anatomy, physiology, neuropsychology, clinical neurology, neuropharmacology, evolutionary biology, genetics, and behavioral science.
Public accessEThOS: Electronic Theses Online Service
An open access repository for UK doctoral theses in electronic form. The database can be searched without logging in or registering. Users are required to register when ordering documents.
Further informationEuropa World Plus
An online reference work covering political and economic information for more than 250 countries and territories. Europa World Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year Book and the nine-volume Europa Regional Surveys of the World series.
Further informationGarland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
A comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world.
Further informationGeneral Reference Center Gold (Gale Cengage)
A general interest database that provides access to magazines, newspapers, trade publications, and reference books. Content covers current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.
Further informationGrzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia
A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.
Further informationInternational Encyclopedia of Public Health
A comprehensive guide to the major issues, challenges, methods, and approaches of global public health. This encyclopedia covers all dimensions of the field, from details of specific diseases to the organization of social insurance agencies.
Public accessInternet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Provides information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy.
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.
Further informationKing James Bible via LION (Literature Online)
This 'Authorized' edition of the Bible (1611) was the standard edition of the Bible for nearly three centuries, drawing heavily on previous editions and providing the principal influence for many subsequent versions.
Further informationLearning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference
A comprehensive summary of the present state of research in the neurobiology and psychology of learning and memory.
Further informationLiterary Encyclopedia
A literary reference work of specially commissioned articles that address texts, authors, cultural movements and historical events around the world and from all literary periods.
Further informationMeyler's Side Effects of Drugs
'Meyler' (The International Encyclopedia of Adverse Drug Reactions and Interactions) is a reference tool for pharmacists and clinical pharmacologists and is an invaluable source of information in areas as widespread as dermatology, neuroscience, endocrinology, and all other medical disciplines.
Further informationNew Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online, 2nd edition
The online Dictionary is a dynamic resource for economists which contains the full-text of the 1987 archive edition, the full-text of the 2008 print edition as well as quarterly additions and updates.
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 informationOECD Health Statistics
Offers a comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health care systems in OECD economies.
Further informationOtago Daily Times - Index
Computerised version of the original ODT card index of the newspaper's headlines and includes a separate listing of obituaries up to 1994.
Further informationOtago Nominal Index
An index to names in documents held by the Hocken Library, including electoral rolls and street directories.
Further informationOxford Art Online
Covers all aspects of the visual arts worldwide – from prehistory to the present day. As well as art images, the database includes the following cross-searchable resources: Grove Art Online, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Oxford Companion to Western Art.
Further informationOxford Dictionary of National Biography
An illustrated collection of more than 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past, from the fourth century BC to the year 2001.
Further informationOxford English Dictionary (OED)
The most comprehensive dictionary of the English language.
Further informationOxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History
Provides both historical and contemporary comparisons of the world legal systems from ancient to modern times.
Further informationOxford Language Dictionaries Online
Provides translations of words and phrases, plus a range of tools and resources to help you learn and use language more effectively. The Library's subscription includes access to the language dictionaries and study materials for Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
Further informationOxford Music Online
Covers the history of music with broad coverage of musical styles and external audio links.. Cross-searchable resources include: Grove Music Online, Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford Companion to Music, and Encyclopedia of Popular Music.
Further informationPalgrave Dictionary of Economics Online, 2nd edition
See: New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
Further informationPharmaceutical Sciences Encyclopedia
This updating encyclopedia provides reliable information on every aspect of pharmaceutical development. The resource has integrated content from Wiley’s pharmaceutical sciences publications and each article has been contributed by one or more leading experts in the field.
Public accessPopulation Index
A searchable annotated bibliography of books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics, covering the years 1986-2000.
Further informationRoutledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online
A comprehensive resource for the study of philosophy. REP Online provides access to regularly updated articles with cross-references linking themes, concepts and philosophers.
Further informationSchirmer Encyclopedia of Film
A comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history.
Further informationMobile appScienceDirect
Full-text, peer reviewed journals, books, and reference works. Covers a broad range of subjects in the Social Sciences and Humanities, Health Sciences, Life Sciences, and, Physical Sciences and Engineering.
Further informationSpringerReference
A collection of electronic major reference works, dynamically updated and peer reviewed by leading scientists. It contains the latest & forthcoming reference works from Springer covering all subjects in science, technology and medicine and includes large Encyclopedias, Handbooks, Dictionaries, Bibliographies and Data collections.
Public accessStanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
A dynamic reference work with high-quality and authoritative discussions of values, science, religion, politics, and ideas in general. Each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and substantive updates are refereed by the members of an Editorial Board before they are made public.
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 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.
Further informationWakareo-a-ipurangi
A compilation of separate Māori-English and English-Māori dictionary, lexicon, and word-list resources.
Further informationWiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science
An updating reference work covering the main areas of specialist and expert knowledge and skills used by those involved in all aspects of the forensic process.
Further informationWiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature
A collection that provides access to authoritative and up-to-date scholarship in literature and literary studies. Published in annual parts, it is comprised of individual titles covering key literary genres and periods.