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Reference - key resources

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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 - a guide for authors and editors in medical and scientific publishing.
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 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 informationCurrent Index to Statistics
A bibliographic index to publications in statistics and related fields. References are drawn from fully indexed core journals and non-core journals from which articles are selected that have statistical content. Indexing is also included for selected books and proceedings.
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 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 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 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.
Public accessEThOS: E-Theses Online Service
An open access repository for UK doctoral theses. The site aims to aggregated record of all doctoral theses awarded by UK Higher Education institutions and provide free access to as many full-text theses as possible.
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 (Alexander Street Press)
An online resource devoted to music research of all the world’s peoples. Resources include: Full-text of the print encyclopedia; Audio recordings; Musical illustrations, photographs, and drawings; Song texts and score examples; and, Charts and maps of world regions.
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.
Public accessInternet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Provide open access scholarly 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 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 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
A national record of men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century. The Dictionary offers concise, up-to-date biographies written by named, specialist authors.
Further informationOxford English Dictionary (OED)
Widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language, OED is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.
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 informationReviews in Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine (Wiley)
This updating encyclopedia covers both the molecular and cellular basis of life and medicine. Each subject is presented on a ‘first-principles’ basis, including mathematical treatment as appropriate, tables of key data and detailed figures.
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 informationMobile appScienceDirect
Access 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 broad collection of electronic major reference works (encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, bibliographies and data collections) updated and peer reviewed by leading academics and scientists.
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 informationVery Short Introductions
Concise introductions to a wide range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, and new ideas to make challenging topics highly readable. The major subject areas (Arts & Humanities, Science & Mathematics, Social Sciences, Law, Medicine & Health) are divided by specific topics.
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.