Politics - key 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.
|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.
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.
|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.
|International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) (ProQuest)
An online resource for social science and interdisciplinary research with a focus on anthropology, economics, politics and sociology. This database includes bibliographic references to journal articles, books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951.
|Newztext (Knowledge Basket)
A full-text archive of many of New Zealand's key news, business and industry publications.
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.
Politics - additional resources
|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.
|Annual Reviews & Annual Reviews Backfile
Provides searchable abstracts and full-text access to analytic reviews (back to volume 1) in disciplines within the biomedical, life, physical, and social sciences.
|Archive Explorer (Adam Matthew)
Cross-search the Adam Matthew collections subscribed to by the University of Otago.
|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.
|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.
|China Academic Journals Full-text Database - Politics/Military Affairs/Law (Series G)
A searchable full-text and full-image interdisciplinary Chinese journals database. Series G covers the subject areas of politics, military affairs, and law. Requires Adobe Acrobat reader (for assistance installing Chinese fonts contact email@example.com).
|CSS (Center for Security Studies)
An independent source of news and analyses on security issues. Administered by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), CSS provides free access to full-text online publications, interactive learning content, and annotated links to specialised websites relevant to international relations and security. Was previously the ISN (International Relations and Security Network).
|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.
|DagDok: Guide to UN Documentation
Presents an overview of the various types of documents and publications issued by the United Nations and provides guidance on how to work with them, linking you to the official webpages of the United Nations.
|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.
|ElgarOnline (Edward Elgar Publishing)
Books, research handbooks, encyclopaedias and reference works for Law, Business, Economics, and Social and Political Science.
|Environmental Studies in Video (Alexander Street)
Environmental Studies in Video will contain 500 hours of film covering all realms of environmental studies, particularly ethics, policy, economics, law, sociology, planning, and environmental science. The collection addresses specific topics including alternative energy, pollution control, eco-design, sustainability, farming and agriculture, the food industry, LEED certification, waste issues, and climate change.
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
|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.
|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.
A database covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
|Hansard (Knowledge Basket)
New Zealand Parliamentary Debates (Hansard) is the report of the proceedings of the New Zealand House of Parliament. Knowledge Basket access includes: Hansard (Speeches), Written Answers and Questions (1987-2006), Oral Answers and Questions (1995-2002).
|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.
|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.
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.
|Military and Intelligence (Gale OneFile)
Search scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of past and present military affairs.
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.
|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.
|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.
|Past 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, Yeats - Collected Letters, and the Letters of Charles Dickens.
|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).
|Political 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.
|Politics & 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.
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.
|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.
|SAGE Knowledge eBooks
Includes SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.
|Social Science Database (ProQuest)
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.
|Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
A collaborative database of specialised research networks in each of the social sciences. SSRN includes an Abstract Database containing scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection containing full-text documents.
|Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science Core Collection)
Provides access to the bibliographic and citation information from the world's leading social sciences journals across 50 disciplines. Cover-to-cover indexing ensures access to every significant item from a journal, including original research articles, reviews, editorials, chronologies, abstracts, and more. Select this database from the 'Editions' filter.
|Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
A dynamic reference work with high-quality and authoritative discussions of values, science, religion, politics, and ideas in general. Each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and substantive updates are refereed by the members of an Editorial Board before they are made public.
|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.
|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.
|War and Terrorism (Gale OneFile)
Gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale.
|Wiley Online Library
A collection of full-text scientific, technical, medical, social science and business journals published by Wiley.
|World Bank DataBank
The World Bank DataBank is an analysis and visualisation tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics. You can create your own queries; generate tables, charts, and maps; and easily save, embed, and share them.
|World Bank World Development Indicators (WDI)
The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially recognised international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates.