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Further informatione-Anatomy
Atlas of human anatomy: cross-sectional anatomy, gross anatomy, radiological anatomy. Provides medical imaging and pictures of head and neck, thorax abdomen and pelvis, limbs, and spine.
Public accessEarly New Zealand Books
Provides the keyword-searchable text of significant books published about New Zealand in the nineteenth century. Illustrations and maps in the books have also been digitised.
Further informationEarly Western Korans Online
The collection includes Korans and Koran translations printed in Europe between 1537 and 1857.
Further informationMobile appEBL Ebook Library
Offers content across all subject areas from major academic publishers worldwide. Access to non-owned content can be requested online. ebooks can be read online or downloaded for offline access for up to 7 days using Adobe Digital Editions.
Further informationEBM Reviews (Evidence Based Medicine Reviews) (OvidSP)
A comprehensive database of key evidence-based medicine sources. Also see entries for Cochrane Library (via Wiley) and ACP Journal Club.
Further informationMobile appeBooks on EBSCOhost
Provides access to ebooks across all subjects from major academic publishers. Full text access available to ebooks owned by the University of Otago. First-time users need to create a free EBSCOhost account while logged on from within campus before accessing some EBSCOhost ebooks from off-campus (click on the Sign In link above the University of Otago logo at the top right corner of the screen, then “Create a new Account”).
Further informationMobile appEbrary
Multi-disciplinary ebooks from 500+ academic publishers.
Further informationECCO: Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Full text of every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, plus important works from the Americas, published between 1701 and 1800.
Further informationMobile appEconlit (EBSCOhost)
EconLit indexes the international literature in the field of economics.
Further informationEditions and adaptations of Shakespeare
Multiple versions of Shakespeare's major works.
Further informationMobile appEducation in Video (Alexander Street Press)
An online collection of streaming video for training and developing teachers. When complete, it will contain 1,000+ video titles totalling 750 hours of teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in classrooms, pre-school through secondary. Education in Video covers hundreds of special topics and themes representing many different teaching and learning conditions. Many of the videos include supplementary materials which may be downloaded.
Further informationMobile appEducation Research Complete (EBSCOhost)
An online resource for education research. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.
Further informationEducation Research Theses
Comprehensive source of the unique research found in doctoral and masters research theses accepted by Australian Universities in the field of education. It also includes some overseas theses on Australian education topics. Nearly 2,500 of these are available online.
Further informationeDuke Scholarly Collection: Expanded (Duke University Press)
Over 30 humanities and social science journals published by Duke University Press.
Further informationEEBO (Early English Books Online)
100,000+ texts printed in English before 1700. Covers STCs by Pollard and Redgrave 1475-1640 and Wing 1641-1700
Further informationEighteenth Century Journals Portal (Adam Matthew)
Collections of rare journals printed between 1693 and 1835 illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. They offer coverage of the important issues of the period, and are invaluable to the study of all aspects of the eighteenth century, including crime, sport, advertising, the theatre; fashion; politics, revolution; agriculture; social issues and society life.
Public accessElectronic Law Journals
Free University of Toronto database identifying law journals available on the Web and in subscription databases such as Lexis and Westlaw (but not Hein Online).
Further informationElgarOnline (Edward Elgar Publishing)
Books, research handbooks, encyclopaedias and reference works in 4 subject collections: Law, Business, Economics, Social and Political Science.
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 informationEMBASE: Excerpta Medica (OvidSP)
A major biomedical and pharmaceutical database indexing over 3,500 international journals.
Further informationMobile appEmerald
The Emerald Management Extra (EMX) collection includes more than 200 full-text, peer-reviewed, commerce journals. Also included is access to the Emerald Backfiles - the full digitized archive of Emerald journal titles in business, management, library and information services, materials sciences and engineering.
Further informationEmerald Business, Management and Economics eBook Series Collection
A growing collection of more than 800 volumes from over 85 ebook series titles in 15 subject areas.
Further informationEmerald Social Sciences eBook Series Collection
A growing collection of more than 400 volumes from over 45 ebook series titles.
Further informationEmpire Online
This database is a collection of original documents relating to Empire Studies, sourced from libraries and archives around the world.
Further informationEmployment Library Practice Area (Westlaw NZ)
Includes reported and unreported cases as well as commentaries on New Zealand Employment law.
Further informationEncyclopaedia Britannica Online
Contains the text of the 32-volume 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 (Brill)
A guide to all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world – religious and historical, but also cultural, social, political, and artistic. Access is to 2nd and 3rd editions on the Encyclopaedia.
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 Adolescence
This work features signed and peer-reviewed entries, including content on normative development, individual differences, cultural differences, social and emotional development, education, work, and psychopathlogy as they apply to adolescents.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Ancient History
A comprehensive collection of twenty-first century scholarship available on the entire ancient Mediterranean world. Over 5,000 original entries spanning the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE. Entries extend to all Mediterranean civilizations, including the Near East and Egypt.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Animal Behavior
Covers topics such as communication, learning, sexual selection, navigation, and the history of the field, and also emerging topics in cognition, animal welfare, conservation, and applications of animal behavior.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Applied Ethics (Second Edition)
This reference work includes detailed investigations of historical and theoretical material. It includes a number of articles on ethical and philosophical approaches, historical and contemporary, religious and secular.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences
A multi-faceted reference work, the Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences addresses the core knowledge, theories, and techniques employed by plant scientists, while also concentrating on applications of these in research and in industry.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Archaeology
Encompasses all aspects of archaeology, including the nature and diversity of archaeology as a scientific discipline, the practice of archaeology, archaeology in the everyday world, and the future of the discipline.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences
A wide-ranging encyclopedia covering all major aspects of atmospheric science and related subjects such as oceanography and hydrology.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience
Covers important research in all areas of behavioral neuroscience. Topics range from neuroethology and learning and memory, to behavioral disorders and psychiatric diseases.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Biodiversity
Major themes of the work include the evolution of biodiversity, systems for classifying and defining biodiversity, ecological patterns and theories of biodiversity, and an assessment of contemporary patterns and trends in biodiversity.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Creativity (Second Edition)
Coverage encompasses the definition of creativity, the development and expression of creativity across the lifespan, the environmental conditions that encourage or discourage creativity, creativity within specific disciplines like music, dance, film, art, literature, etc., the relationship of creativity and mental health, intelligence, and learning styles, and the process of being creative.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Dairy Sciences (Second Edition)
Dairy Science includes the study of milk and milk-derived food products, examining the biological, chemical, physical, and microbiological aspects of milk itself as well as the technological (processing) aspects of the transformation of milk into its various consumer products.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Ecology
Includes over 500 entries that cover a range of topics, including: behavioral ecology; ecological processes; ecological modelling; ecological engineering; ecological indicators; ecological informatics; ecosystems; ecotoxicology; evolutionary ecology; general ecology; global ecology; human ecology; and, system ecology.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases
A collection of nearly 500 focused articles on the many conditions that affect the endocrine system, such as diabetes, hypertension, and osteoporosis. Each type of endocrine disorder has a set of articles selected and edited by a leading authority.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Energy
380 overview articles in 20 subject areas.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Environmental Health
A collection of critical reviews which examine the ways for conceptualizing, identifying, organizing, and addressing key environmental health problems at the local, regional, and global scales.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Fish Physiology
This encyclopedia covers the diversity of fish physiology and provides entry level information for students and summary overviews for researchers. Organised into four themes, articles cover Functional, Thematic, and Phylogenetic Physiology, and Fish Genomics.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Food Sciences and Nutrition
2003 version of the Encyclopaedia of Food Science, Food Technology and Nutrition.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Comprehensively covers forensic and legal medicine (including related specialities and scientific, technical and legal issues). The work is edited and written by experienced professionals with medical, legal or dual training – and who are internationally renowned for their experience or expertise within their areas of specialty.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Forensic Sciences
Provide coverage of the core theories, methods, techniques, and applications employed by forensic scientists.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Genetics
Includes over 1700 entries covering the major topics of genetics. Also included are articles on the history of the field as well as the impact of the applications of genetics to medicine and agriculture.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Geology
This five-volume reference work covers all aspects of geology including earth history, earth materials, surface processes, regional geology, economic geology, engineering geology, petroleum geology, geochemical and mineral exploration, and the history of geology.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Global Human Migration
A complete exploration of the prominent themes, events, and theoretical underpinnings of the movements of human populations from prehistory to the present day.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Grain Science
An in-depth and authoritative reference covering all areas of grain science. Coverage includes everything from the genetics of grains to the commercial, economic and social aspects of this important food source. Also covered are the biology and chemistry of grains, the applied aspects of grain production and the processing of grains into various food and beverage products.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Human Behavior (Second Edition)
A comprehensive reference source on human action and reaction, and the thoughts, feelings, and physiological functions behind those actions. Articles probe both enduring and exciting new topics in physiological psychology, perception, personality, abnormal and clinical psychology, cognition and learning, social psychology, developmental psychology, language, and applied contexts.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Human Nutrition (Second Edition)
Provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human nutrition, as well as information on clinical applications.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences
Comprising approximately 200 articles, the Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences provides detailed coverage of the subject. 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 Infant and Early Childhood Development
Provides a comprehensive entry point into the existing literature on child development from the fields of psychology, genetics, neuroscience, and sociology.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Inland Waters
A comprehensive summary of up-to-date and accurate information on the Earth's inland waters.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry (EIBC)
EIBC is a merger of two major references: The Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry and the Handbook of Metalloproteins. It reviews the latest thinking and developments as well as providing in-depth coverage of core concepts in the field.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Language and Linguistics
Online edition includes articles, supplementary audio, video and text files, glossary definitions, references, a list of commonly used abbreviations, a list of languages of the world, biographical entries and, language maps.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Life Sciences
A comprehensive coverage of the life sciences – from structural biology to ecology. ELS contains over 4,800 specially commissioned articles explaining key concepts in the life sciences.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology
Includes 1,800 articles that cover all of materials science and technology, focussing on the following areas: functional phenomena; structural phenomena; fundamental core theory; structural materials; polymers and materials chemistry; and, functional materials.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Meat Sciences
The Encyclopedia of Meat Sciences covers all important aspects of meat science from stable to table, including animal breeding, physiology and slaughter, meat preparation, packaging, welfare, and food safety, to name a few.
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 Movement Disorders
Encompasses a wide variety of topics in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and pharmacology. Includes 300+ focused entries, including sections on different disease states, pathophysiology, epidemiology, genetics, clinical presentation, diagnostic tools, as well as discussions on relevant basic science topics.
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
First edition. Includes contributions from leading scientists on the physical processes that drive the oceans and the chemical, biological, and geological disciplines.
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 Political Science
Traces the evolution of political theories, concepts, research frameworks, and political practices from across the world. It examines the interplay of political ideas and processes to convey the vitality and excitement of politics in practice.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology
This encyclopedia presents over 500 articles addressing all areas of polymer science including: polymers, plastics, fibers, biomaterials, elastomers, and polymerization processes.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Popular Music
This encyclopedia's 30,000 entries cover all genres and periods of popular music from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Social Measurement
The Encyclopedia of Social Measurement captures the data, techniques, theories, designs, applications, histories, and implications of assigning numerical values to social phenomena.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry (Second Edition)
Covers theory, methods, and applications in the field of spectroscopy and spectrometry.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioral Science
A comprehensive reference for behavioural science research and development. It provides coverage of current statistical methods ranging through confirmatory factor analysis, structural equation modelling, random effect/multilevel modelling, generalised linear models, computationally intensive methods such as the bootstrap, and many more.
Further informationEncyclopedia of the Eye
A comprehensive reference for the eye, its support structures, diseases, and treatments. It includes information on all tissues important for vision, including the retina, cornea and lens, as well as the physiological and pathophysiologic processes that affect all eye tissues.
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.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Toxicology (Second Edition)
A comprehensive survey of toxicology. Includes entries devoted to key concepts and specific chemicals as well as international organizations and well-known toxic-related incidents.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict (Second Edition)
Provides information about antagonism and reconciliation in all contexts of public and personal life and is a reference resource for peace and conflict resolution studies. The Encyclopedia covers topics such as: arms control, peace movements, child abuse, folklore, terrorism and political assassinations.
Further informationEncyclopedia of Virology (Third Edition)
Coverage of biological, molecular, and medical topics concerning viruses in animals, plants, bacteria and insects.
Further informationEnglish Reports (HeinOnline)
Searchable facsimile of the standard reprint source of English caselaw, 1220-1865, through HeinOnline.
Public accessEnglish Short Title Catalogue (ESTC)
This database records holdings of books, serials, pamphlets and other ephemeral material printed in English-speaking countries from 1473 to 1800, based on the collections of over 1,600 institutions world-wide, including New Zealand.
Public accessEnglish-Japanese dictionary
Provides translations from English to Japanese including colloquial and regional expressions and technical or field-specific vocabulary. Special features include search filters, synonyms, pronunciation, and sample sentences.
Further informationEntertainment Industry Magazine Archive
When complete in 2013, the database will include entire archival runs of more than 25 key consumer and trade magazines covering the whole of the 20th century. The digitised seachable backfiles of US and UK magazines cover film, television, popular music, radio and theatre from the first issue to 2000. Titles will include Variety (1905-2000), Billboard (1894-2000), Boxoffice (1920-2000), Broadcasting (1931-2000), The Stage (1880-2000), Melody Maker (1926-2000).
Public accessENTRI: Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators Project
Free database of fulltext environmental treaties and national resource indicators from CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network).
Further informationMobile appENVIROnetBASE Environmental Resources Online (CRCnetBASE)
An online library of more than 490 environmental reference works and handbooks. Coverage ranges from ecological risk assessment and environmental toxicology to GIS, remote sensing, and industrial hygiene.
Further informationEnvironmental Impact Statements (ProQuest)
Provides detailed abstracts and indexing of environmental impact statements issued by the U.S. federal government. EIS extracts the key issues from complex government-released environmental impact statements, converting the documents into concise, readable abstracts.
Further informationEnvironmental Law Practice Area (Westlaw NZ)
A comprehensive database of more than 11,000 reported and unreported case records, sourced from a variety of New Zealand Courts and Tribunals, plus Salmon and the Resource Management Act.
Further informationEnvironmental Studies and Policy Collection
Indexing and abstracting for over 700 titles (180+ in full-text) in the field of environmental studies. Includes perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.
Further informationERIC (ProQuest)
A database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature. ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs.
Further informationERIC Digests Index Page
Search the entire ERIC Digests database from the index page. Contains short reports (1,000 - 1,500 words) on topics of prime current interest in education.
Public accessERIC Educational Resources Information Center
The world's largest source of education information, with more than 1 million abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice from 1966. Over 100,000 ERIC documents from 1993 are available free in fulltext.
Further informationMobile appEthnic Studies Video Online (Alexander Street Press)
A collection of films documenting the struggles and triumphs of underrepresented, indigenous, and immigrant communities. Covering Native American Studies, Chicano Studies, African American Studies, and examinations of other racially marginalized communities, the films present issues of social justice, racial and socioeconomic inequalities, and the groups’ contributions to history, culture, and society.
Further informationMobile appEthnographic Video Online : Volume I (Alexander Street Press)
A comprehensive online resource for the visual study of human culture and behavior. The collection contains more than 500 hours of classic and contemporary documentaries produced by leading video producers in the discipline; previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field; and select feature films.
Further informationMobile appEthnographic Video Online : Volume II (Alexander Street Press)
The second volume of the Ethnographic Video Online collection, expanding on Alexander Street’s anthropology offerings by adding 500 hours of classic and contemporary documentaries, field recordings, and previously unpublished footage from renowned anthropological archives.
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 informationeTV
Provides real-time resources through recorded TV programmes, live streams and on demand videos. First-time users must register: select University of Otago, use University staff or student email address (otago.ac.nz) only, username/password will be sent to your email. Thereafter, login requires that username/password. Note: It is recommended that eTV is accessed using Firefox.
Public accessEUR-LEX
The key portal for European Union law, including consolidated legislation
Further informationEuromonitor
See entry for: Passport GMID: Global Market Information Database (Euromonitor)
Further informationEuropa World Plus
Economic, political, historical, and geographic profiles of 250+ countries and global regions. Europa World Plus brings the renowned The Europa World Year Book and the nine Europa Regional Surveys of the World to the Web as a dynamic online database.
Further informationEurope and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest (NCCO)
From Nineteenth Century Collections Online, this archive provides an in-depth look into the motivations, activities, and results of the European conquest of Africa in the nineteenth century. Monographs, manuscripts, and newspaper accounts covering key issues of economics, world politics, and international strategy.
Public accessEuropean Court of Human Rights
A free database of fulltext decisions of the European Court of Human Rights and the former European Commission of Human Rights), 1960 on. Use of the Help screens is advisable for successful searching.
Public accessEuropean Court of Justice
Free database of fulltext decisions from 1954 to date, including those of the Court of First Instance.
Further informationEuropean Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection (NCCO)
From Nineteenth Century Collections Online, The Corvey Collection includes the full text of more than 9,500 English, French and German titles from Castle Corvey in Germany. This is one of the most important collections of Romantic era writing - including fiction, short prose, dramatic works, poetry and more. Topics covered include Romantic literary genres; mutual influences of British, French and German Romanticism; literary culture; women writers of the period; the canon and Romantic aesthetics.
Public accessEuropean Patent Office
Provides access to Decisions of the Administrative Council and the Official Journal, from 1997, as well as searchable fulltext Decisions of the Boards of Appeal and free access to a search engine for identifying European patent documents from the bibliographic data attached to them.
Further informationEuropean Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
A bibliographic database for European works that relate to the Americas. The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.
Public accessEuropeana
Europeana is a single access point to millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughout Europe. It is a source of information coming from European cultural and scientific institutions.
Further informationEventStream
This resource is available through Department of Accountancy and Finance. Please contact the department for access information. EventStream is a SAS® for Windows application that helps researchers use the Thomson Reuters Datastream database. EventStream provides the user with a simple yet flexible and powerful way to download equity security returns data, with corresponding Datastream Global Total Market index returns, prepare them for Eventus, and write the Eventus statements to analyze the data.
Further informationEventus
This resource is available through Department of Accountancy and Finance. Please contact the department for access information. Eventus provides event-orientated data retrieval and performs event study estimation and testing using the CRSP stock database.
Further informationExplorations in Learning and Instruction: The Theory into Practice Database
See 'Instructional Design'.
Public accessExpresso
Portuguese newspaper.