Reference - key resources
|Abstracts in Anthropology
An abstracting journal in the field of anthropology, which provides coverage of anthropological scholarship in all its subfields: Cultural Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Archaeology; and, Linguistics.
|AMA Manual of Style
Online edition of the American Medical Association Manual of Style - a guide for authors and editors in medical and scientific publishing.
Contains digitised reports from selected volumes of the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives and the Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives.
|Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Plus (EBSCOhost)
Australia/NZ Reference Centre Plus combines Australasian magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books to create the largest collection of regional full text content available to libraries in Oceania. This database includes leading Australian and New Zealand periodicals and international periodicals in full-text; reference books; more than 90,000 biographies and an image collection of more than one million photos, maps and flags.
A resource for teachers that includes versions of the Encyclopedia Britannica for primary, middle, and secondary school levels.
|Chicago Manual of Style Online
Online edition of The Chicago Manual of Style citation guide. Contains information on manuscript preparation, punctuation, spelling, quotations, captions, tables, abbreviations, references, bibliographies, notes, and indexes, with sections on journals and electronic media.
|Current 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.
|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.
|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.
|Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (Britannica Academic)
Contains the text of the print edition plus thousands of additional articles and images, natural-language searching, and A-Z browsing. Britannica Online is continually updated to provide the most current information possible.
|Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Refer to: Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
|Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences (Wiley)
An updating resource providing detailed, expert coverage of Hydrological Sciences. Organized into 17 themed parts, it offers scientifically rigorous information on all key aspects of the subject, from sub-catchment to the global scale.
|Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (eLS)
An updating resource of specially commissioned, peer-reviewed articles in the life sciences. Articles in eLS are written by leaders in the field to provide comprehensive and authoritative coverage of each subject area.
|EThOS: E-Theses Online Service
An open access repository for UK doctoral theses. The site aims to aggregated record of all doctoral theses awarded by UK Higher Education institutions and provide free access to as many full-text theses as possible.
|Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Provide open access scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy.
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.
|King James Bible via LION (Literature Online)
This 'Authorized' edition of the Bible (1611) was the standard edition of the Bible for nearly three centuries, drawing heavily on previous editions and providing the principal influence for many subsequent versions.
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.
|MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
The MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection offers eBook titles spanning a broad range of general reference subjects.
|Music Online: Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (Alexander Street)
An online resource devoted to music research of all the world’s peoples. Resources include: Full-text of the print encyclopedia; Audio recordings; Musical illustrations, photographs, and drawings; Song texts and score examples; and, Charts and maps of world regions.
|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.
|OECD Health Statistics
Offers a comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health care systems in OECD economies.
|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 Art Online
Covers all aspects of the visual arts worldwide – from prehistory to the present day. As well as art images, the database includes the following cross-searchable resources: Grove Art Online, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Oxford Companion to Western Art.
|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 English Dictionary (OED)
Widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language, OED is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.
|Oxford Music Online
Covers the history of music with broad coverage of musical styles and external audio links. Cross-searchable resources include: Grove Music Online, Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford Companion to Music, and Encyclopedia of Popular Music.
|Oxford Very Short Introductions
Concise introductions to a wide range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, and new ideas to make challenging topics highly readable. The major subject areas (Arts & Humanities, Science & Mathematics, Social Sciences, Law, Medicine & Health) are divided by specific topics.
|Pharmaceutical Sciences Encyclopedia
This updating encyclopedia provides reliable information on every aspect of pharmaceutical development. The resource has integrated content from Wiley’s pharmaceutical sciences publications and each article has been contributed by one or more leading experts in the field.
A searchable annotated bibliography of books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics, covering the years 1986-2000.
|ProQuest 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.
|Reviews in Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine (Wiley)
This updating encyclopedia covers both the molecular and cellular basis of life and medicine. Each subject is presented on a ‘first-principles’ basis, including mathematical treatment as appropriate, tables of key data and detailed figures.
|Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online
A comprehensive resource for the study of philosophy. REP Online provides access to regularly updated articles with cross-references linking themes, concepts and philosophers.
Access full-text, peer reviewed journals, books, and reference works. Covers a broad range of subjects in the Social Sciences and Humanities, Health Sciences, Life Sciences, and, Physical Sciences and Engineering.
A broad collection of electronic major reference works (encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, bibliographies and data collections) updated and peer reviewed by leading academics and scientists.
|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.
|Te Aka Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary
The online version of Te Aka Māori-English, English-Māori Dictionary and Index. Te Aka has encyclopaedic entries including the names of plants and animals (especially native and endemic species), stars, planets and heavenly bodies, important Māori people, key ancestors of traditional narratives, tribal groups and ancestral canoes. Māori names for institutions, country names, place names and other proper names are also provided.
|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.
|Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science
An updating reference work covering the main areas of specialist and expert knowledge and skills used by those involved in all aspects of the forensic process.