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Further informationPacific Manuscripts Bureau
The Pacific Manuscripts Bureau copies archives, manuscripts and rare printed material relating to the Pacific Islands. The aim of the Bureau is to help with long-term preservation of the documentary heritage of the Pacific Islands and to make it accessible.
Public accessPACLII: Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute
A database of primary materials such as court decisions and legislation from South Pacific countries. It also includes decisions of various tribunals, panels, Ombudsmens reports or secondary information such as court rules or bench books.
Further informationPalgrave Dictionary of Economics Online, 2nd edition
See: New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
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.
Public accessParliament UK
Access documents for the House of Commons and House of Lords including Business Papers, Written Questions and Answers, Hansard, Secondary Legislation, Select Committee Reports, Bills and Acts of Parliament.
Public accessParliamentary Business
Provides access to information on the New Zealand Parliament including: Legislation, Select committees, Hansard and Journals, Order Paper and questions, Papers and petitions presented, Rules of the House, MPs, parties and electorates, and Parliamentary support.
Public accessParliamentary Papers (Papers Presented)
‘Papers presented’ are documents presented to the House by Ministers or the Speaker. They include annual reports, statements of intent, Budget documents, Law Commission, Auditor-General, and Commissions of Inquiry reports, international treaties, and regulations.
Further informationPassport GMID: Global Market Information Database (Euromonitor)
An online business information system providing global business intelligence on industries, countries, and consumers. It offers integrated access to statistics, reports, and business information sources. Users need to register using an "otago.ac.nz email" address.
Further informationPast Masters (InteLex)
Definitive editions of the writings of key philosophers, including published and unpublished works, articles and essays, and correspondence. Library access includes: Aristotle's Complete Works, British Philosophy 1600-1900, The Continental Rationalists, Kierkegaard - Samlede Værker, Locke - Philosophical Works and Select Correspondence, and Yeats - Collected Letters.
Public accessPEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database)
A free database of randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible.
Further informationPEN: Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition
A full-text database of information about dietetics, developed from key practice questions and evidence-based answers, with links to tools and resources consistent with the evidence.
Further informationPerforming Arts Periodicals Database (ProQuest)
This database provides indexing and full-text for international periodicals covering a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry - including dance, drama, theatre, stagecraft, musical theatre, circus performance, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, performance art, film, television and more.
Further informationPeriodicals Archive Online Foundation Collection (ProQuest)
A full-text archive of 215 periodicals in the humanities and social sciences. Coverage is from the first issue to the end of 2000, or final issue (whichever is first).
Further informationPeriodicals Index Online (PIO) (ProQuest)
An international index to millions of articles published in the humanities and social sciences. Every article in each journal is indexed, from volume 1, issue 1 to recent times. The database includes periodicals in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, and other Western languages.
Public accessPerseus Digital Library
A collection of textual and visual materials on the Archaic and Classical Greek world. The resources include primary (in the original language and in translation) and secondary texts, site plans, digital images, and maps. The Art & Archaeology Artifact Browser documents vases, sculptures, coins, sites, building, and gems.
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.
Further informationMobile appPhilip C. Jessup Library (HeinOnline)
This collection includes: ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law (1995-Current); ILSA Journal of International Law (1977-1993); ILSA Quarterly (1992-current); and, Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition Compendium (1960-current) and the Subject Indexes and Finding Aids (2010).
Further informationPhilosopher's Index (Ovid)
Provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields. It covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language.
Further informationPhotography: The World Through the Lens (NCCO)
A collection of photographs, photograph albums, photographically illustrated books and texts on the early history of photography from libraries and archives from across the globe. This resource serves multiple disciplines and supports a range of research and study topics.
Further informationPINI - Pacific Island News & Information (Knowledge Basket)
A full-text database of news and information resources of the Pacific Islands. Comprises articles from newspapers, magazines, journals, bulletins and reports.
Public accessPivot
An international database containing links to research opportunities and information critical to scientific research across all disciplines. First-time users are required to register for a username and password using a computer on-campus.
Further informationPlant Science (ProQuest)
A bibliographic database containing citations and abstracts of scientific literature on plant science.
Public accessPlantwise Knowledge Bank (CABI)
Open-access information resource from CABI covering crop pests and diseases.
Further informationPlaymarket
This organisation licences productions of New Zealand plays within New Zealand and around the world. The website includes information about playwrights and their plays, scripts, published works and awards. Members are able to download copies of scripts. For access details please email: eresources.library@otago.ac.nz
Further informationPolitical Science Database (ProQuest)
This database gives users access to leading political science and international relations journals, providing full-text of many core titles indexed in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. In addition, recent full-text doctoral dissertations on political science topics are included, together with working papers, conference proceedings, country profiles, political news and other sources.
Further informationMobile appPolitics & Current Affairs (Alexander Street)
The videos in this collection include films, documentaries and investigative journalism series that delve into critical issues of the day, linking together politics and current affairs and examining them within a larger social, economic and cultural backdrop.
Further informationPopular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975 (Adam Matthew)
Popular Culture explores the dynamic period of social, political and cultural change between 1950 and 1975. The resource offers thousands of colour images of manuscript and rare printed material as well as photographs, ephemera and memorabilia from this exciting period in our recent history.
Public accessPopulation Index
A searchable annotated bibliography of books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics, covering the years 1986-2000.
Public accessPresbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand Archives Research Centre
A collection documenting the life and work of the Presbyterian Church in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Further informationPressReader (PressDisplay)
A newspaper database providing access to the current issue (and up to a 90 day backfile) for over 3,000 titles worldwide. The newspapers replicate the print format. Note: Library subscription is for 2 simultaneous users.
Public accessPrivacy Commissioner
Access selected case notes and court decisions from 1994 onwards.
Public accessPrivy Council Judgments (Decided Cases)
Access the full-text of decided cases since 31 July 2009.
Public accessProject DIANA (Yale Law School)
An online human rights archive of notable treaties and court decisions.
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 Agricultural Science Collection
This collection contains agricultural science related full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, and the entire range of bibliographic records from AGRICOLA.
Further informationProQuest Aquatic Science Collection
This collection contains aquatic science related full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, and the entire range of bibliographic records from Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA).
Further informationProQuest Atmospheric Science Collection
The collection contains atmospheric science related full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, and the entire range of bibliographic records from Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA).
Further informationProQuest Biological Science Collection
This collection contains biological science related full-text articles, figures and tables within articles, and the bibliographic records from Biological Sciences database. Biological Sciences provides access to literature from serials, conference proceedings, technical reports, monographs and patents.
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.
Further informationProQuest Dissertations & Theses
Cross search ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I, ProQuest Dissertation & Theses: UK & Ireland, and COS Conference Papers Index.
Further informationProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I
A collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, from 1743 to the present day. Where available, the database includes a 24-page preview. Dissertations published since July 1980 include a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts.
Further informationProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland
A comprehensive record of doctoral theses from the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Further informationProQuest Earth Science Collection
This collection contains earth science related full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, and the entire range of bibliographic records from GeoRef.
Further informationProQuest Ebook Central
An ebook lending platform that offers content across all subject areas from major academic publishers world-wide. 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 informationProQuest Environmental Science Collection
This collection contains environmental science related full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, environmental impact statements, and the entire range of bibliographic records from Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management (ESPM).
Further informationProQuest Natural Science Collection
This collection provides coverage of natural science content from thousands of publications. Also included are searchable tables, figures, graphs, charts and other illustrations from the scholarly research and technical literature.
Further informationProQuest News & Newspapers
Search and access these collections: ProQuest Newsstand, Canadian Newsstand Complete, Australia & New Zealand Newsstand, and historical content for the Guardian, the Observer, the Irish Times, the Weekly Irish Times, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Scotsman, and the Wall Street Journal.
Further informationPsycARTICLES (Ovid)
A full-text database for journals in behavioural science and related fields ranging from education, to nursing, to business, to neuroscience. The journals are published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group.
Further informationPsycBOOKS (Ovid)
A full-text database that provides electronic access to thousands of scholarly and professional titles published by American Psychological Association, including recent titles in psychological and behavioural science, plus a substantial backfile of classic and historic works.
Further informationPsycCRITIQUES (Ovid)
A database containing full-text reviews of books, popular films, videos, and software relevant to psychology.
Further informationPsycEXTRA (Ovid)
A gray literature database relating to psychology, behavioral sciences, and health. Full-text is available for the majority of records. Coverage consists primarily of material written for professionals but disseminated outside of peer-reviewed journals. Publications include technical and government reports, conference papers, newsletters, magazines, videos, press releases, and consumer brochures.
Further informationMobile appPsychiatryOnline Premium
Features DSM-5 and a collection of psychiatric references including books, journals, and self-assessment tools from American Psychiatric Publishing.
Further informationMobile appPsychology & Counseling (Alexander Street)
A collection of videos and text resources that cover a vast range of client issues such as addiction, autism, depression, grief, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicide. It also highlights the psychology behind human behaviour with studies on conformity, power, obedience, responsibility, aggression, and conditioning.
Further informationMobile appPsychology and Behavioural Sciences Collection (EBSCOhost)
A full-text database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.
Further informationPsychology Collection (Gale Cengage)
A full-text journal collection covering all fields of psychology - abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social and all areas of applied psychology.
Further informationPsychology Database (ProQuest)
Encompasses a wide range of topics from leading psychology and psychosomatic publications. In addition to clinical and social psychology, it also provides coverage of related disciplines including genetics, psychology of business and economics, communication, criminology, addiction, neurology, social welfare, and more.
Further informationPsycINFO (Ovid)
An electronic bibliographic database providing abstracts and citations to the scholarly literature for behavioral sciences and mental health. The database includes material in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work.
Public accessPsycINFO Topic Guides
Topic Guides are brief handouts designed to demonstrate how PsycINFO can be used to search for resources in a variety of topic areas. They contain three sample search scenarios, and a list of selected Index Terms.
Further informationPublic Health Database (ProQuest)
This database allows you to search the core literature in the field of public health. It includes full-text for journals articles, magazines, news, reports and dissertations.
Public accessPublications New Zealand
Publications New Zealand is New Zealand's national bibliography. It contains descriptions of novels, dvds, e-books, maps, magazines, and other types of publication from or about New Zealand, and links to libraries where you can find each item.
Further informationPubMed
A citation database for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering. Citations may include links to full-text content.