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Further informationObserver and The Guardian (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
The complete digital archive of The Observer, 1791 - 2003 and, The Guardian, 1821 - 2003.
Further informationOceanic Abstracts (ProQuest)
A database focused on worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment. It focuses on marine biology and physical oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture, non-living resources, meteorology and geology, plus environmental, technological, and legislative topics.
Further informationMobile appOCLC WorldCat
A catalogue of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.
Further informationOECD Health Statistics
Offers a comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health care systems in OECD economies.
Further informationOECD iLibrary
The online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data.
Further informationOECD Main Economic Indicators
Presents comparative statistics that provide an overview of recent international economic developments through the presentation of a wide range of short-term economic indicators for the OECD member countries and selected non-member countries.
Public accessOffice of Film & Literature Classification
Search the NZ Register of Classification Decisions from 1963 to present; Search the Film and Video Labelling Body Database from 1994 to present.
Public accessOfficial Document System (ODS) of the United Nations
This database provides full-text access to official United Nations documentation. ODS includes the resolutions of the General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Council from 1946 onwards.
Further informationOfficial Methods of Analysis of AOAC International (OMA) Online
An international source of chemical and microbiological methods, with many countries and organizations contributing their expertise to standards development and method validation. For access details please email: eresources.library@otago.ac.nz
Public accessOld Bailey Proceedings
A fully searchable, digitised collection of all surviving editions of the Old Bailey Proceedings from 1674 to 1913, and of the Ordinary of Newgate's Accounts between 1676 and 1772. It allows access to the details of the trials held at London's central criminal court.
Public accessOmbudsmen
The Ombudsmen helps the community in its dealings with government agencies. They handle complaints against government agencies and undertake investigations and inspections. They also encourage good administration by giving feedback and training to agencies. Access the full-text reports and publications of the Ombudsmen.
Public accessOpen Knowledge Repository
The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products. Through the OKR, The World Bank collects, disseminates, and permanently preserves its intellectual output in digital form.
Public accessOpenCorporates: the Open Database of the Corporate World
An open database of worldwide company data. OpenCorporates aims to make information about companies and the corporate world accessible for individuals, community groups, journalists and other companies.
Further informationOpposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale Cengage)
An online resource providing information on current social issues, including viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text articles.
Further informationOptics ImageBank
Browse and search across images from OSA’s core journals hosted on OSA’s Digital Library, OSA Publishing. Using this database you may view a full-size image of a figure and export images into PowerPoint or PDF files.
Further informationOrbis: Company Information Around the Globe (Bureau van Dijk)
This resource is available through the Department of Accountancy and Finance. Contact the department for access information. Orbis contains information on both listed and unlisted companies with information on private companies for Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific.
Further informationOSA Publishing
The Optical Society of America's digital library of both current and past volumes of all its journals. It also contains recent proceedings from OSA conferences.
Public accessOtago Daily Times Online Edition
A free online source of local, national, and international news. A multimedia platform allows users to comment on stories, vote in polls,and submit photographs and stories. The site includes an 'On campus' section and home-pages for local towns.
Further informationOtago Nominal Index
An index to names of people in documents held by the Hocken Collections initially covering the period up to the end of the provincial government in 1876 but later records are now being added.
Public accessOtago University Research Heritage
Explore images of pictures and photographs from University of Otago collections.
Public accessOUR Archive
The purpose of Otago University Research Archive is to provide public access to the University of Otago's quality research outputs.
Public accessOur Environment
An interactive service providing access to some of Landcare Research’s holdings of environmental data. Use interactive maps to learn about the local environment and regional differences. Select particular data themes to view as maps or view detailed information. Create high quality, custom PDF maps for printing.
Further informationOvid
A collection of databases covering medicine, pharmacy, psychology, education, philosophy, food science and technology. Access includes: Books@Ovid, Your Journals@Ovid, PsycARTICLES Full-Text, AMED, EBM Reviews, EMBASE, ERIC, Food Science and Technology Abstracts, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, Medline, Philosopher's Index, PsycBOOKS, PsycCRITIQUES, PsycEXTRA, and PsycINFO.
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 Handbooks Online
The Oxford Handbooks series brings together leading scholars to write articles that survey the current state of scholarship in their field. The collection contains the following subject areas: Archaeology, Business & Management, Classical Studies, Criminology, Economics & Finance, History, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Religion.
Further informationOxford History of Western Music
Access the full-text from the Oxford History of Western Music with notes, bibliographies and further readings for all chapters. Browse illustrations, musical examples, and the index from the print edition. Connect to relevant entries in Grove Music Online.
Further informationOxford Islamic Studies Online
An updating resource that brings together the current scholarship in the field to foster an accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. It features reference content and commentary including A–Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines.
Further informationMobile appOxford Journals
Full-text access to electronic journals published by the Oxford University Press. Subject coverage includes: Arts and Humanities, Law, Medicine and Health, Science and Mathematics, Social Science.
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 informationOxford Reference
Cross-search two collections: Oxford Quick Reference (Core Dictionaries with short-entry answers) and Oxford Reference Library (In-depth Encyclopedias and Companions)
Further informationOxford Scholarship Online
Cross-searchable library containing full-text books in the areas of Classical Studies, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, and Sociology.