|Bloomsbury History: Theory & Method|
Bloomsbury History: Theory and Method explores the theory, methods and historiography which underpin history as a discipline. Content includes selected excerpts from classic historical works which have helped shape the subject, key concepts, thinkers, debates, and also methods for analysing primary sources.
|Bridget Williams Books New Zealand History Collection|
A collection of ebooks covering topics in New Zealand history, including key texts on the Treaty of Waitangi.
|Economist: Historical Archive (Gale Cengage)|
A complete searchable copy of every issue of the Economist from 1843. The Economist delivers reports of international political, business, scientific, technological and cultural developments, with dispatches from all over the world. The archive includes full-colour images, multiple search indexes, exportable financial tables, a gallery of front covers, supplements, special reports and surveys.
|Historical Abstracts (EBSCOhost)|
Historical coverage of the world from the fifteenth century forward (excluding US & Canada). An important bibliography for the study of history and related social sciences and humanities. Includes indexing of articles from more than 2,600 journals.
A research tool for the history of science. The core dataset comes from bibliographical citations in the Isis Bibliography of the History of Science.
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.
|Marsden Online Archive|
An online archive of letters and journals by Reverend Samuel Marsden (1765-1838) as well as the papers of other early NZ missionaries. The collection provides access to high resolution images of manuscripts from Hocken Collections along with associated transcripts created by Gordon Parsonson.
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.
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|Academic 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.
|Archive Explorer (Adam Matthew)|
Cross-search the Adam Matthew collections subscribed to by the University of Otago.
|Archives New Zealand Collections search
Archives New Zealand's system for documenting and making available government records in the context of their creation and use. Archway contains descriptive information for the records held by Archives New Zealand. It also provides the ability to request items for viewing in one of their Reading Rooms or online access to digital records and digitised images.
|Arts & 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.
|Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange (NCCO)|
A range of primary source collections covering international relations between Asian countries and the West during the 19th century. Topics include British and U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, Asian political, economic, and social affairs, the Philippine Insurrection, the Opium Wars, the Boxer Rebellion, and missionary activities in Asia.
|Australasian 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.
|Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH)|
Provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available - from 55BC to the present.
|Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records|
New Zealand Government records for births, deaths and marriages. Information available includes: Births that occurred at least 100 years ago; Stillbirths that occurred at least 50 years ago; Marriages that occurred 80 years ago; Deaths that occurred at least 50 years ago or the deceased's date of birth was at least 80 years ago.
|Brill Online Books and Journals|
Access full-text e-books in the following humanities and social sciences collections: Asian Studies; Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity; Classical Studies; European History and Culture; Middle East and Islamic Studies; Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy; and Social Sciences. Selected full-text journals are also included for: Humanities, International Law and Biology.
|British Library Newspapers (Gale Cengage)|
This database consists of two collections from the British Library - 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers and 19th Century Newspapers. The collection includes national and regional newspapers, as well as those from both established country or university towns and the new industrial powerhouses of the manufacturing Midlands, as well as Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Special attention was paid to include newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism, and Home Rule. The penny papers aimed at the working and clerical classes are also present in the collection.
|British Parliamentary Papers. Colonies : New Zealand|
This collection contains digitised despatches and reports relating to New Zealand from selected volumes of the British Parliamentary Papers.
|British Politics and Society (NCCO)|
An archive of primary sources related to the political climate in Great Britain during the 19th century. Topics covered include British domestic and foreign policy, the working class, trade unions, Chartism, utopian socialism, public protest, radical movements, the cartographic record, political reform, education, family relationships, religion, and leisure.
|British 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.
|Children'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.
|Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers|
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
|Current Contents Connect (Web of Science)|
A multidisciplinary, current awareness database that provides access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, bibliographic information, and abstracts from the most recently published issues of leading scholarly journals, as well as from relevant, evaluated websites.
|Dictionary 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.
|Digital National Security Archive (ProQuest)|
Contains declassified government documents covering critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post World War II through the 21st century.
|Early 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.
|Early 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.
|Early Experiences in Australasia: Primary Sources and Personal Narratives 1788-1901 (Alexander Street)|
Through first-person accounts, including letters, diaries, narratives, and other primary source materials, this collection provides a view of events in Australasia from the arrival of the first settlers through to the close of the 19th century.
|Early New Zealand Books (ENZB)|
Provide a complete online full-text and keyword-searchable corpus of books about New Zealand which were published in the first two-thirds of the nineteenth century.
|Eighteenth 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.
|Eighteenth Century Journals Portal (Adam Matthew)|
This portal brings together rare journals printed between c1685 and 1835, illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life.
A collection of primary source documents spanning five centuries, sourced from leading archives around the world. This project has been developed to encourage researchers to explore colonial history, politics, culture and society.
Provides programmes recorded off-air from domestic and international television channels and Internet channels. Note: Use Chrome for all eTV functionality, and your @otago.ac.nz email address
|Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest (NCCO)|
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.
|European 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.
|European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 (EBSCOhost)|
A bibliographic database that provides a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.
A nonprofit family history organization provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FamilySearch records, resources, and services allow users to gather, preserve and share genealogical records worldwide.
|Gale Academic 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.
|Gale 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).
|Global Issues Library (Alexander Street)|
The Global Issues Library indexes key current and historical issues affecting the world, and humanity. The collection includes deep primary sources, essays, case studies, commentary, documentaries and historical news footage.
|Guardian and The Observer (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)|
The complete digital archive of The Guardian, 1821 - 2003, and The Observer, 1791 - 2003.
|History (Alexander Street)|
A video collection of documentaries, commercial and governmental newsreels, public affairs and archival footage, and much more to facilitate research and teaching in a comparative, transnational, and thematic way. Search across the following collections: American History in Video, American, Dutch, French, and Japanese Newsreels in Video, March of Time, World Newsreels Online: 1929–1966 and World History in Video.
|Humanities 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.
|Informit Humanities & Social Sciences Collection|
A multidisciplinary collection providing access to unique content from journals, monographs, conference proceedings, research papers and reference materials. The broad subject coverage includes Aboriginal and indigenous studies, arts, history, law, literary studies, media, political science and sociology.
|International 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.
|Irish 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).
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).
An index for information on tribal history, tikanga-a-iwi and whakapapa held in the heritage and research collections of Auckland Libraries. Locate information about Māori waka, traditions, waiata, haka, tribal whenua, maunga, marae, carving, weaving, stories and whakapapa.
|JSTOR 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.
|Mapping the World: Maps and Travel Literature (NCCO)|
An archive of maps selected from the British Library, the National Archives at Kew, the American Antiquarian Society and the University of Alberta. Also included is Bryn Mawr's collection of European Travel accounts and selected travel narratives from Library collections.
|March of Time (Alexander Street)|
An American newsreel series produced from 1935-1967 by Time Inc. Available in online streaming video in a single, cross-searchable collection.
|Military Database (ProQuest)|
Covers topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more.
The UK government's official archive, containing over 1,000 years of history. They provide detailed guidance to government departments and the public sector on information management and advise others about the care of historical archives.
|National Library of New Zealand Search Collections|
Simultaneously searches across the National Library Catalogue, AtoJsOnline, findNZarticles, Index NZ, Papers Past, Publications NZ, MacLean Papers, TAPUHI, Te Ao Hou, and Transactions & Proceedings of Royal Society of NZ.
|New York Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)|
This database offers full-text and full-image articles from the New York Times from its first issue in 1851 (when it was called the New York Daily Times) to four years ago. It includes news, editorials, letters to the editor, obituaries, and birth and marriage announcements, historical photos, stock photos, and advertisements. Also includes New York Times Book Review.
|Nineteenth 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.
|Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition|
An online edition of six nineteenth-century periodicals and newspapers: Monthly Repository (1806-1837); Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833); Northern Star (1838-1852); Leader (1850-1860); English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864); Tomahawk (1867-1870); Publishers’ Circular (1880-1890).
|Observer and The Guardian (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)|
The complete digital archive of The Observer, 1791 - 2003 and, The Guardian, 1821 - 2003.
|Otago 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.
|Oxford 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.
|Oxford 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.
|Oxford 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.
|Pacific 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.
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.
|Parliamentary 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.
|Periodicals 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).
|Periodicals 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.
|Photography: 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.
|Presbyterian 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.
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.
|Religion, Reform, and Society (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.
|Research 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.
|RIAN: Pathways to Irish Research|
A freely accessible database of Irish research material harvested from the repositories of Irish universities and institutions.
|SAGE Knowledge eBooks|
Includes SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.
|Science, Technology, and Medicine: 1780-1925 (NCCO)|
This archive of journals, books, reports, and personal documents covers scientific research and discovery during the nineteenth century.
|Scotsman (1817-1950) (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)|
The complete digital archive of The Scotsman from 1817-1950.
|Seventeenth-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.
|Taylor & 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.
A web-based search service giving access to the bibliographic details of what is held in New Zealand and international libraries.
|Times Digital Archive (Gale Cengage)|
A searchable full-text archive of the Times (London) newspaper and its predecessor, the Daily Universal Register. The database contains facsimile images of every issue published since 1785, including articles, photographs, letters, and advertisements.
A discovery service focused on Australia, Australians, and items found in Australian collecting institutions. It provides a single point of access to resources currently discoverable via the National Library of Australia's multiple discovery services, and to digitised material freely available online anywhere in the world.
|Trove Digitised Newspapers and More|
An online service that enables full-text searching of Australian newspapers and magazines from the 19th and 20th centuries.
|U.K. Parliamentary Papers (ProQuest)|
Full-text access to House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to the present, with supplementary material back to 1660. View the list under Advanced Search to see the collections available to the Library.
|UPCC 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.
|Wall Street Journal (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)|
The complete digital archive of the Wall Street Journal from 1889 - 18 years ago.
|Wiley Online Library|
A collection of full-text scientific, technical, medical, social science and business journals published by Wiley.
|Women: Transnational Networks (NCCO)|
This database of primary resources is focused on issues at the intersection of gender and class from the late-eighteenth century to the era of suffrage in the early twentieth century.
|World Digital Library|
Contains significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings, and other significant cultural materials.
|World History (Gale OneFile)|
Gale OneFile: World History provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. The database offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.