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Further informationAcademic OneFile (Gale Cengage)
Provides indexing/abstracting for journals and reference sources with many articles available in full-text. Coverage includes the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes coverage of the New York Times back to 1985.
Further informationGale Literature
The Literature platform is cross-searchable over Gale's major literary databases with full-text including resources on authors and their works, literary movements, genres, literature criticism and analysis, and reviews.
Further informationGale NewsVault (Gale Cengage)
Cross-search a range of Gale’s historical newspaper and periodical collections. University of Otago subscription includes: 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers; 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part 1 and Part 2; Times Digital Archive; Economist Historical Archive.
Further informationMobile appJSTOR
Provides full-text access to back issues (delay in coverage generally 3-5 years) of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics and other fields of the humanities, social sciences, and life sciences. The Library's access includes all Arts & Sciences Collections, the Life Sciences Collection, Business IV, and the Ireland Collection.
Further informationJSTOR Understanding Shakespeare
A research tool that allows users to select the text of Shakespeare’s plays and locate articles, relating to the text, from the JSTOR archive.
Further informationLiterature Online (ProQuest)
A literary database of poetry, prose and drama in English. Content includes full-text works, specialist journals, and author biographies as well as MLA International Bibliography, Concise Oxford Dictionary, Webster’s Dictionary, Shakespeare Glossary, and King James Bible.
Further informationLiterature Resource Center (Gale Cengage)
Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide information on authors, their works, and literary movements.
Further informationMobile appMLA Directory of Periodicals (EBSCOhost)
The MLA Directory of Periodicals provides detailed information on over 6,000 journals and book series that cover literature, literary theory, dramatic arts, folklore, language, linguistics, pedagogy, rhetoric and composition, and the history of printing and publishing. Articles published in works listed in the directory are indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.
Further informationMobile appMLA International Bibliography (EBSCOhost)
This citation database covers literature, language and linguistics, folklore, film, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing. Listings on rhetoric and composition and the history, theory and practice of teaching language and literature are also included. The database also includes access to the MLA Directory of Periodicals.
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 One Literature
The ProQuest One Literature database includes more than 30 Literature Collections that centre around three main categories: canonical texts, non-English content, and underrepresented authors and their works. Includes original works of prose, poetry, and drama. The updating content includes full-text journals, criticism, videos, dissertations, ebooks, book reviews, primary texts, author and movement pages.

 

English - additional resources

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Further informationMobile appAcademic Video Online (AVON): Premium (Alexander Street)
A multidisciplinary video collection delivering thousands of video titles spanning anthropology, history, business, counselling, dance, ethnic studies, gay and lesbian studies, film, opera, religion, theatre, and more. AVON includes documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage. Users will find award-winning films, as well as the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material. Content is available from over 500 producers.
Further informationArchive Explorer (Adam Matthew)
Cross-search the Adam Matthew collections subscribed to by the University of Otago.
Further informationMobile appArts & Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science Core Collection)
Bibliographic and citation information for journal articles in the arts and humanities. Individually selected, relevant items from major science and social science journals are also indexed.
Further informationArts & Humanities Database (ProQuest)
This database features hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies. It is designed to complement the following indexes: ABM, Avery, BHA, BHI, DAAI, Index Islamicus, MLA, Philosopher's Index and RILM.
Public accessAusStage
An online resource for researching live performance in Australia. AusStage collects and shares information about Australian live performance as an ongoing, open-access and collaborative endeavour.
Further informationMobile appAustralasian Literature: Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands (Alexander Street)
Creative works from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands from the 1930s to the present. Genres include Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Commentary and Criticism and Biography and Interviews.
Further informationBritish Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture (NCCO)
This archive covers a range of primary sources related to the arts in the Victorian era, from playbills and scripts to operas and complete scores. It includes such topics as Victorian popular culture, street literature, social history, music, bloods and penny dreadfuls, the history of the English stage, the Royal Literary Fund, and British dramatic works.
Further informationCambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online
Presents a complete reappraisal of this major Renaissance writer, complementing and extending the print edition of Jonson’s works. The online edition includes modernized texts, searchable old-spelling texts, a collection of records relating to Jonson’s masques and, an archive of documents relating to Jonson’s life.
Further informationChildren's Literature and Childhood (NCCO)
Provides a wide range of primary sources related to the experience of childhood in the nineteenth century. Included in the archive are children’s books and periodicals, primers and material related to education, child welfare pamphlets, documents and photos related to children and crime, youth newspapers and more.
Further informationCollected Letters of W. B. Yeats (InteLex/Past Masters)
Includes all of the known letters of the great Irish poet, dramatist and statesman. It contains the published volumes of The Collected Letters as well as the letters from the remaining unpublished volumes.
Public accessCurrent 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.
Public accessEarly English Books Online - Text Creation Partnership (EEBO TCP)
Standardized, accurate XML/SGML encoded electronic text editions of early print books. This resource has transcribed and marked up the text from ProQuest's Early English Books Online, Gale Cengage's Eighteenth Century Collections Online, and Readex's Evans Early American Imprints.
Further informationEarly English Books Online (EEBO)
Contains digital facsimiles of works printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, British North America, and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700.
Further informationEighteenth Century Collections Online: ECCO (Gale Cengage)
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.
Public accessEnglish Short Title Catalogue (ESTC)
A database of holdings of books, serials, pamphlets and other ephemeral material printed in English-speaking countries from 1473 to 1800, based on the collections of over 2000 institutions world-wide, including New Zealand.
Further informationEuropean Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection (NCCO)
This collection includes the full-text of English, French and German titles held at Castle Corvey in Germany. The collection and archive of writing is representative of British Romantic, early Victorian writing and of Continental Romanticism, the Corvey Collection is unmatched. The collection holds a number of rare titles as well as historically neglected and marginalized authors whose lives and works have become the subjects of scholarly recovery during recent decades.
Further informationGale Primary Sources (Gale Cengage)
Cross-search: Archives Unbound; British Library Newspapers; Seventeenth-Eighteenth Century Burney Collection Newspapers; Nineteenth Century British Newspapers; Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926; Times Digital Archive; Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO); and, Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).
Further informationMobile appHumanities International Complete (EBSCOhost)
Provides full-text of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. This database includes all data from Humanities International Index plus unique full-text content.
Further informationInternational Medieval Bibliography (IMB)
A multidisciplinary bibliographic database covering Europe, North Africa and the Middle East for the entire period from AD 300 to 1500. It aims to provide a comprehensive, current bibliography of articles in journals and miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections or Festschriften) published worldwide in over 35 different languages.
Further informationIrish Times and The Weekly Irish Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
The complete digital archive of The Irish Times (1859 - 3 years ago) and The Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958).
Further informationIter Bibliography
A bibliography comprised of secondary source material pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Citations for books and journal material are included, as are citations for dissertation abstracts and essays in books (including entries in conference proceedings, festschriften, encyclopedias and exhibition catalogues).
Further informationMobile appJSTOR Ireland Collection
An interdisciplinary collection of journals, monographs, and manuscripts covering topics in the arts, humanities, and sciences. The content is international in scope, while also providing a rich focus on Ireland.
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 informationLitfinder (Gale Cengage)
This database is international in scope, covers all time periods, and contains literature content, including full-text poems, poem citations and excerpts, short stories and novels, essays, speeches, and plays. LitFinder also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary.
Further informationNineteenth Century Collections Online: NCCO (Gale Cengage)
A global digitisation and publishing program focused on primary source collections of the nineteenth century. Collections are sourced through partnerships with major world libraries as well as specialist libraries, and content includes monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more.
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 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, Religion and Sociology.
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.
Further informationPeriodicals Archive Online (PAO) (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 accessPresbyterian Research Centre: the Archive and Library for the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand
A collection documenting the life and work of the Presbyterian Church in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Archive holds documents from the General Assembly, General Assembly committees, foreign missions, local and national Presbyterian women's and youth organisations, parishes and presbyteries throughout New Zealand, co-operating and uniting parishes, Knox College, Knox Centre for Ministry & leadership (and its predecessors) and the personal papers of ministers and prominent Presbyterian laymen and women from throughout the country.
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 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 informationReligion, Society, Spirituality, and Reform (NCCO)
This collection examines the influence of both faith and skepticism on the shaping of many aspects of society - politics, law, economics, and social and radical reform movements. The material in this archive explores religious and philosophical movements in reaction to dramatic changes in culture and society wrought by the industrial revolution and modernity.
Further informationResearch Library (ProQuest)
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 informationScotsman (1817-1950) (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
The complete digital archive of The Scotsman from 1817-1950.
Further informationSeventeenth-Eighteenth Century Burney Collection Newspapers (Gale Cengage)
Access the newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817). The present digital collection, that helps chart the development of the concept of 'news' and 'newspapers' and the "free press", totals almost 1 million pages and contains approximately 1,270 titles.
Further informationMobile appTaylor & Francis Online
A collection of full text journals in humanities, social sciences, science and technology from Taylor & Francis, Routledge and Psychology Press, including access to back issues from 1997 where available.
Public accessTe Puna
A web-based search service giving access to the bibliographic details of what is held in New Zealand and international libraries.
Further informationMobile appUnderground and Independent Comics: Volume I (Alexander Street)
A primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels. Beginning with the first underground comix from the 1960’s to the works of modern artists, this collection also includes interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document this artform.
Further informationUPCC Book Collections (Project MUSE)
Provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community. The library subscribed content includes: Archaeology and Anthropology, Film, Theatre and Performing Arts, Global Cultural Studies, Higher Education, History, Literature, Philosophy and Religion, Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction, Political Science, and Policy Studies.
Further informationWiley Online Library
A collection of full-text scientific, technical, medical, social science and business journals published by Wiley.