NZ Resources - key resources
|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.
|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.
The Capital Letter provides court judgment summaries from the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of New Zealand. It also provides updates on legislation, statutory reviews and general reviews, expert commentary and opinion pieces.
|Dictionary of New Zealand Biography
Explore the life stories originally published in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography and the Maori-language series, Nga Tangata Taumata Rau. New biographies of significant people who have died since 1990 have also been added.
An initiative that aims to make New Zealand digital content easy to find, share and use. This includes content from government departments, publicly funded organisations, the private sector, and community groups.
New Zealand's online news and information service for the energy sector including a comprehensive industry participant and energy asset database.
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
A global business information and research tool that aggregates content from a wide range of resources such as newspapers, journals, magazines and newswires. Content is generally full-text although coverage is sometimes selective.
An index of New Zealand periodicals and newspapers administered by the National Library of New Zealand. It combines indexes from a number of New Zealand libraries and scientific organisations. Content includes news, arts and humanities, and science and technology.
|Hakena : Hocken Library Unpublished Collections
Descriptions of the unpublished collections from the Hocken Library. This includes archives, manuscripts, photographs and pictures
|Index New Zealand
A searchable database that contains abstracts and descriptions of articles from New Zealand periodicals and newspapers. The periodicals range from academic research journals to magazines.
A mapping database displaying topographic maps of New Zealand that reproduces all the rich detail and cartography of the LINZ paper topomaps.
|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.
|National Library of New Zealand Images Collection
A database of images from the collections of the National Library of New Zealand.
|New Zealand Electronic Text Collection (NZETC)
A collection of significant New Zealand and Pacific Island texts and materials held by Victoria University of Wellington Library. This encompasses both digitised heritage material and born-digital resources.
|New Zealand Index (Knowledge Basket)
A combined database of indexes of New Zealand newspapers, magazines, and journals. The databases can be searched individually or separately.
|Newztext (Knowledge Basket)
A full-text archive of many of New Zealand's key news, business and industry publications.
|NZLII: New Zealand Legal Information Institute
Free access to judgments, legislation, and law reform. Includes many low level and historic judicial decisions.
A gateway to the open-access publicly funded research documents produced at universities, polytechnics, and other research institutions throughout New Zealand. Formerly known as KRIS (Kiwi Research Information Service).
|NZX Company Research
A knowledge base for research on equity and debt securities. As well as covering current NZ-domiciled companies the service also contains historical information on all NZ companies that have delisted since 2005 (and some back further), and the major ASX corporations included in the NZX 50 Index.
|Otago University Research Heritage
Explore images of pictures and photographs from University of Otago collections.
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.
|Publications 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.
|Statistics New Zealand
Free search for official New Zealand statistics on the Census, Business, Education, Agriculture, Households, Industry and much more.
|Te Ara - Encyclopedia of New Zealand
A comprehensive guide to the country’s peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society. Hosted by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
A web-based search service giving access to the bibliographic details of what is held in New Zealand and international libraries.
|Tiaki : Alexander Turnbull Library Unpublished Collections
Provides access to descriptions of the unpublished manuscripts, oral history and pictures collections of New Zealand and Pacific material in the Alexander Turnbull Library.
NZ Resources - additional resources
|Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost)
Designed for academic institutions, this database provides coverage of multidisciplinary academic journals. It supports research in the key areas of academic study by providing peer-reviewed journals, full-text periodicals, reports, books, and more.
|Asian & European Business Collection (ProQuest)
This database provides information pertinent to the study of business and finance topics across Asia and Europe, including academic journals, newspapers, newswires, and magazines. Find information on companies, economies, markets, international trade, and overall business conditions and practices throughout these regions.
|Atlas of plant material & fibres from New Zealand & the Pacific. He rārangi whakaaturanga o ngā taonga rākau.
This free-to-use database can assist in identifying plant materials used in artefacts. Positive identification provides information on historical use, and allows for the targeting of appropriate conservation treatments, which may vary among plant species. The database includes indigenous, common and botanical names; images of plants; scanning electron microscopy images of plant leaf/material surfaces and optical microscopy images of plant leaf/material cross-sections.
|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.
|Australia & New Zealand Database (ProQuest)
This database includes ongoing full-text academic journals published in Australia and New Zealand. The subjects cover major areas of study, including business, science, technology, engineering, social sciences, education, and humanities.
|Australia & New Zealand Newsstream (ProQuest)
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.
|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.
|Blue Books: statistical information 1840-1855
Statistical information from New Zealand’s early Colonial period (1840-1855). The "Blue Books" contain information about population, revenue, military, trade, shipping, public works, legislation, civil servants, foreign consuls, land transactions, churches, schools, and prisons.
|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.
|Dunedin City Council - Council Documents
Lists key DCC documents including bylaws, strategies, plans, policies, and research reports.
|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.
|Heritage Images Online
An online database that contains photographs and maps from Auckland Libraries’ Sir George Grey Special Collections. The database covers a wide range of topics including family history, portraits, architecture, advertising, photographers, maritime history, fashion, sports and the history of Auckland and New Zealand.
|Informit New Zealand Collection
Access to full-text New Zealand content relating to arts, business, education, environment and conservation, family studies, sociology, indigenous and Maori peoples, law and music.
Provides free online access to a wide range of time series data. This web-based tool can be used to access, view, and download the most up-to-date information from the largest directly accessible database of New Zealand official statistics.
|INZART (Index to New Zealand Art)
An index to articles on New Zealand artists, art galleries, museums, exhibitions and art events from New Zealand and international serials held predominantly in the University of Auckland Fine Arts Library. Art-related articles published in New Zealand newspapers are also selectively indexed.
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.
|Maori Land Court Minute Books Index (Knowledge Basket)
This index provides access to over 1100 minute books made between 1865 and 1910, from the Taitokerau, Waikato-Maniapoto, Tairawhiti, Waiariki, Aotea, Takitimu, and Waipounamu Maori Land Court Districts.
|New Zealand Parliament
The official government website. Under Parliamentary business access: Legislation, Select committee details and documents, Hansard and journals, Order paper and questions, Papers and petitions presented and Rules of the House.
|Ngā Rauropi Whakaoranga - Māori Plant Use
Access to detailed information on Māori traditional uses of New Zealand native plants.
|NZ On Screen
NZ On Screen is the online showcase of NZ television, film, music video and web series.
|NZ Science (Knowledge Basket)
Indexed records of New Zealand science papers and reports from a variety of organisations including DSIR, Department of Conservation, NIWA, HortResearch and Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS).
A free web tool that allows you to: create tables from a wide range of large datasets; find a dataset by browsing through themes or searching; customise the table by selecting the variables; change the table layout; view metadata alongside the table; and, download your table in Excel. Phone 0508 525 525 (toll-free within NZ) for Mon-Fri Help Desk support.
|Otago 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.
|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.
A multidisciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature covering the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and the arts and humanities. The database includes more than 5,000 international publishers including Elsevier (ScienceDirect), Springer, Wiley-Blackwell, Taylor & Francis, and Sage.
|Te Hononga Pūkenga - Māori & Indigenous Researcher Directory
Created by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga to make Māori and Indigenous research expertise, location and contact information readily available, in response to the need for stronger engagement between Māori Researchers and Government, the wider public/private sector and to facilitate our communities to access us as Māori & Indigenous researchers.
|Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI)
A bilingual portal and web community which provides educational material for New Zealand teachers, school managers, and students.
|Te Papa Collections Online
Contains information on artworks, objects and specimens from Te Papa's collections, from dinosaur teeth to contemporary art, as well as information on people, places, topics, species, and research from the curators.
|Waitangi Tribunal Reports
Full-text access to the Waitangi Tribunal reports that include its findings for the claimants and Crown.