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Public accessPACLII: Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute
A searchable and browseable database of court decisions and, at some future date, legislation, from many South Pacific countries, made available by the University of the South Pacific and AUSTLII.
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 accessParliamentary Business
For progress of bills, order papers, etc.
Public accessParliamentary Papers
Contains Parliamentary papers presented to the House & ordered to be published during this Parliament.
Further informationParry & Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law
Includes terminology and descriptive information on international law. With over 2,500 entries, this third edition includes increased coverage in areas of international law including diplomatic law, criminal law, human rights, and more.
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Definitive editions of the writings of key philosophers, including published and unpublished works, articles and essays, and correspondence. Our access includes: Aristotle's Complete Works, British Philosophy 1600-1900 (Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, George Berkeley, David Hume, Francis Bacon, Jeremy Bentham, Edmund Burke, Anne Conway, John Stuart Mill, David Ricardo, Henry Sidgwick, Adam Smith), the Continental Rationalists (Rene Descartes, Benedict de Spinoza, Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz), Søren Kierkegaard's Samlede Værkerand, Locke's Philosophical Works and Select Correspondence, and Yeat's 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
PEN is 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 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
An integrated collection of materials, textual and visual, on the Archaic and Classical Greek world. The collection contains diverse resources including primary (in the original language and in translation) and secondary texts, site plans, digital images, and maps. Art & Archaeology Artifact Browser documents vases, sculptures, coins, building, and gems.
Further informationPharmaceutical News Index (ProQuest)
Provides access to the latest information on medical technology, research, and legislative developments. The database contains bibliographic information and indexing for key U.S. and international pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotechnology, medical device, and cosmetic industry newsletters.
Further informationPharmaceutical Sciences Encyclopedia
From drug discovery to development to manufacturing, the Pharmaceutical Sciences Encyclopedia captures the state of the technology and the state of the science. Each article has been contributed by one or more leading experts in the field.
Further informationMobile appPhilip C. Jessup Library (HeinOnline)
This library provides access the International Law Student Association's Journal of International and Comparative Law and Journal of International Law, and to the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Compendium.
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)
From Nineteenth Century Collections Online, this is 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.
Further informationPINI - Pacific Island News & Information (Knowledge Basket)
News and information resources of the Pacific Islands. PINI is.a full text database comprising 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 informationPopular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975 (Adam Matthew Digital 2014)
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 Archives of Aotearoa New Zealand
Includes archives from: The General Assembly & Committees, Foreign Home & Māori Missions, Local & National Presbyterian Women's & Youth organizations, Parishes & Presbyteries in Otago & Southland, Knox College & Theological Hall, Synod of Otago & Southland, Otago Foundation Trust Board & the personal papers of Ministers and prominent Presbyterian Laymen & Women from throughout the Country.
Further informationPressDisplay
A newspaper database with current issues and up to a 60-day backfile, providing access to more than 2,000 titles from 100 countries in 56 languages. The newspapers are presented exactly as they are in print format and are available to read at the same time (often earlier) than the print versions. Note: Library subscription is for 2 simultaneous users, please use the Sign Out button when exiting.
Further informationPrinciples of Biology Library Edition (Nature Education)
Foundational concepts in biology for introductory university-level courses. Principles of Biology consists of 196 modules covering chemistry, cell biology, genetics, evolution, animal physiology, plant physiology, biodiversity, and ecology.
Public accessPrivacy Commissioner
Selected case notes from 1994+, listed by year
Public accessPrivacy Commissioner (NZLII)
Selected decisions from 1996+.
Public accessPrivy Council Judgments
Fulltext of judgments, arranged by date, 1999+
Public accessPrivy Council Office
Under Judicial Committee/ Judgments: full text of decisions from 1999.
Public accessProject DIANA
Free Yale University database of notable human rights 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
A database for researchers in agriculture, farming systems, food and human nutrition, forestry and plant sciences. The collection includes abstracts from AGRICOLA, deep-indexed tables and figures, and full-text journal titles such as Agricultural Research, Forest Products Journal, Journal of Animal Science, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation and Plant Physiology.
Further informationProQuest Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts
Searchable within the Proquest Aquatic Science Collection, the ASFA databases provide extensive coverage of basic and applied research on aquatic organisms. All aspects of marine, freshwater and brackish water organisms and environments are examined, including information on biology and ecology of aquatic organisms, exploitation of living resources and related legal, policy and socioeconomic issues.
Further informationProQuest Aquatic Science Collection
A database for researchers in aquaculture, pollution, conservation, marine biotechnology, fisheries, oceanography, and policy and marine environments. The collection includes abstracts from Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), deep-indexed tables and figures, and more than 300 full-text journal titles.
Further informationProQuest Asian Business & Reference
This database focuses on business and financial news from the eastern hemisphere. It covers Asian business and financial information from key international publications.
Further informationProQuest Atmospheric Science Collection
A database for researchers in meterorology, climatology and atmospheric sciences. The collection includes abstracts from Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA), deep-indexed tables and figures, and more than 125 full-text journal titles.
Further informationProQuest Australia & New Zealand Newsstand
Provides access to leading Australian and New Zealand newspapers. Combining content from Fairfax Australia, Fairfax New Zealand, News Limited, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ANZ Newsstand provides current local, regional and national news.
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 Biology Journals
Provides access to articles on a wide range of biology topics. Subject coverage includes: Biological chemistry, Biophysics, Botany, Cytology and histology, Environmental studies, Microbiology, Microscopy and, Zoology.
Further informationProQuest Career and Technical Education
A definitive source for vocational information and career search resources. The database includes over 600 titles, with more than 500 available in full-text.
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 Computing
Provides comprehensive coverage of computer topics from scholarly journals, trade publications and consumer titles.
Further informationProQuest Criminal Justice
A database of U.S. and international criminal justice journals. Subject coverage inlcudes: criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security.
Further informationProQuest Dissertations & Theses
Cross search ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I, ProQuest Dissertation & Theses: UK & Ireland, 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
Citations to dissertations and theses accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 1716, with abstracts to content from 1986.
Further informationProQuest Earth Science Collection
Provides access to the geoscience literature of the world. The database contains over 3 million references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses. Includes access to GeoRef abstract database.
Further informationProQuest Education Journals
Provides access to educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full-text. The coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education.
Further informationProQuest Environmental Science Collection
A database for researchers in environment, energy, ecology, pollution and all aspects of environmental sciences. The collection includes abstracts from ProQuest Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management, deep-indexed tables and figures, and full-text journal titles, government reports and environmental impact statements.
Further informationProQuest European Business
Contains the latest European business and financial information. Includes resources such as The Economist, Fortune and European Business Journal.
Further informationProQuest Family Health
This database covers a large range of subjects from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry. It includes important general medical journals such as The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine as well as a strong selection of consumer and news magazines.
Further informationProQuest Health & Medical Complete
Combines the clinical research titles available in ProQuest Medical Library with hundreds of additional consumer and health administration titles. The journals cover all major clinical and healthcare disciplines, including medical sciences, immunology, pharmacy and pharmacology, nursing, physical fitness and hygiene, surgery, and others.
Further informationProQuest Health Module
Comprehensive journal coverage of clinical and biomedical topics, consumer health, health administration and more.
Further informationProQuest Illustrata: Natural Sciences
This database includes natural science content from searchable tables, figures, graphs, charts and other illustrations from the scholarly research and technical literature by employing “deep indexing”.
Further informationProQuest Military Collection
Covers topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more.
Further informationProQuest Natural Science Collection
This collection provides discipline-specific coverage spanning thousands of publications, many in full-text. ProQuest Deep Indexing is included, helping researchers find critical information hidden in tables, maps and other figures.
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 informationProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
Provides users with healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and more.
Further informationProQuest Psychology Journals
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 informationProQuest Religion
Contains primarily full-text, international periodicals for diverse religious and spiritual studies, covering formal theological studies of major religions, as well as the most recent trends and scholarly thought. Included are titles from religious publishing bodies and nondenominational organisations.
Further informationProQuest Research Library
A multidisciplinary database designed to cover the top 150 core academic subject reference areas. The database includes thousands of full-text titles, with a diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and general interest magazines.
Further informationProQuest Science Journals
Supports academic research in both the applied and general sciences with access to over 1,145 titles - with more than 965 available in full-text. In full-text format, researchers have access to all the charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements.
Further informationProQuest Social Science Journals
A database that provides full-text access to a variety of scientific journals. Subject coverage includes: Anthropology, Communication science, Demography, Economics, Human services, Political science, Policy studies, Psychology, and Sociology.
Further informationProQuest Telecommunications
A database for research on the telecommunications industry and its technology. Subject coverage includes: Telecommunications, computer applications, data communication, data transmission systems, electronic data processing, information science, information theory, radio, television, and wireless communications.
Further informationProtein Science Encyclopedia
A comprehensive knowledge source for protein scientists covering: structure of proteins; function of proteins; analytical methods of proteins; engineering of proteins; and, medical aspects of proteins.
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 informationPsychiatryOnline Premium
PsychiatryOnline 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 Press)
A large and diverse collection of both video and text that focuses on how people think, feel, develop and change. The content covers topics such as human motivation, aggression, the brain, emotion, intelligence, memory and more.
Further informationMobile appPsychology and Behavioural Sciences Collection (EBSCOhost)
A comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. Offers full text coverage for nearly 600 journals.
Further informationPsychology Collection
This collection gives individuals a basic understanding of the study of the mind, emotions and how the human mind develops - and diminishes - over time. Access to 200 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.
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.
Public accessPublications New Zealand
A record of New Zealand publications listed in the National Bibliography, from books to films to maps. Use it to get information about published items with a strong New Zealand connection, and see which libraries have these publications.
Further informationPubMed
An online citation database for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and preclinical sciences.