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Public accessA Guide to the UK Legal System
Sarah Carter's guide to legal systems and research resources.
Public accessAATA Online (Abstracts of International Conservation Literature)
A database of abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage. AATA also includes selected subject-specific bibliographies.
Further informationABI/INFORM Collection (ProQuest)
A comprehensive business database covering economic conditions, corporate strategies, management theory, management techniques, business trends, competitive landscape and product information, accounting and finance. Includes all content found in ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Dateline, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, and ABI/INFORM Archive.
Further informationABI/INFORM Dateline (ProQuest)
A database that specialises in American regional business publications with news and analysis of local companies and markets. Users can research employment opportunities, compile data on benefits and compensation, learn about corporate strategies, and examine a wide array of business topics from local and regional perspectives.
Further informationABI/INFORM Global (ProQuest)
A comprehensive business databases offering the latest business and financial information for researchers at all levels. Users can find out about business conditions, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and competitive landscape.
Further informationABI/INFORM Trade & Industry (ProQuest)
A database that provides information about companies, products, and executives as well as in-depth news and analysis of industry trends and developments. Users can study and compare specific industries such as food and drink, pharmacy, telecommunications, computing, transportation, construction, and petrochemicals.
Further informationAbstracts 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.
Public accessABYZ News Links
A directory of links to online news sources from around the world. Organised on a geographical basis, it contains links to newspapers and other sites with news content such as broadcast stations, internet services, magazines, and press agencies.
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 informationMobile appAcademic 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.
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.
Public accessACC Appeal Decisions (NZLII)
This database contains New Zealand Accident Compensation Appeals - ACC Appeal decisions.
Further informationMobile appAccessPharmacy
An online curricular resource designed for pharmacy education. This database offers access to: Textbooks; Quick Reference; Multimedia library; Drug therapy cases; Self-assessment; Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice; Integrated drug database.
Further informationACCESSSS
A service to help provide current best evidence for clinical decisions. It conducts searches simultaneously in several evidence-based information services (online evidence-based texts, evidence-based guidelines and pre-appraised journal publications). ACCESSSS also provides email alerts to newly published evidence in the user’s chosen area(s) of training/interest. First-time users should register for an account and select the appropriate University of Otago campus from the dropdown menu.
Further informationAccounting, Tax & Banking Collection (ProQuest)
This database contains publications for information about the financial services industry, including accounting, tax, banking, and industry trends.
Further informationAcland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy
3D rotational gross anatomy videos featuring real cadaver specimens. The specimens have not been embalmed and therefore retain the colour, texture and mobility of the living body.
Further informationACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Digital Library
Access full-text for journals, magazines and proceedings published by ACM and bibliographic citations from major publishers in computing.
Further informationACP (American College of Physicians) Journal Club (Ovid)
Consists of two journals, ACP Journal Club, a publication of the American College of Physicians, and Evidence-Based Medicine, a joint publication of the American College of Physicians and the British Medical Journal Group.
Further informationActs of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia (HeinOnline)
This full-text collection contains the volumes of all acts assented to by the Australian parliament within a given year, as well as tables containing alphabetical and numerical lists of the acts. Each set also contain tables of acts amended or repealed by acts assented to in a given year.
Public accessAdvertising Standards Authority Decisions (NZLII)
Contains decisions of the New Zealand Advertising Standards Authority (NZASA).
Further informationAFI (American Film Institute) Catalog (ProQuest)
A national filmography documenting the history of American cinema. Cataloguing currently covers the years 1893-1974 comprehensively, with additional records covering selected major films from 1975 onwards.
Public accessAfrican Index Medicus (AIM)
An international index to African health literature and information sources. Administered by the Association for Health Information and Libraries in Africa (AHILA) with technical support from the World Health Organization.
Public accessAgricola (NAL Catalog)
The catalog and index to the collections of the United States National Agricultural Library. The database covers materials in all formats and periods, including printed works from as far back as the 15th century. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines.
Further informationAgriculture (Gale OneFile)
Provides access to a full-text journal collection with broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields. The content spans the industry - from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.
Public accessAllMusic (All Music Guide)
A searchable database of albums covering all music genres. Includes essays, articles, interviews and videos.
Further informationAMA Manual of Style
Online edition of the American Medical Association Manual of Style - a guide for authors and editors in medical and scientific publishing.
Further informationAMED (Allied & Complementary Medicine) (Ovid)
A bibliographic database produced by the Health Care Information Service of the British Library. It covers a selection of journals in complementary medicine, palliative care, and several professions allied to medicine.
Further informationAmerican Book Prices Current (ABPC)
An annual record of books, manuscripts, autographs, maps and broadsides sold at auction. Please contact:
Further informationMobile appAmerican Chemical Society Journals
Provides peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences.
Public accessAmerican Legal Ethics Library
Provides rules of professional conduct plus commentaries for some states. From March 1, 2013, the information in the American Legal Ethics Library will no longer be updated. It is possible that the service may be revived at a future time. Some portions of the collection may be out of date, so be cautious in your use of this material.
Public accessAMS Open Math Notes
A repository of freely downloadable mathematical works in progress hosted by the American Mathematical Society as a service to researchers, teachers and students. These draft works include course notes, textbooks, and research expositions in progress. They have not been published elsewhere, and, as works in progress, are subject to significant revision. Visitors are encouraged to download and use these materials as teaching and research aids, and to send constructive comments and suggestions to the authors.
Further informationAnatomy & Physiology Online (Primal Pictures)
Choose the Anatomy and Physiology tab to the left of screen. Includes 20 modules with clear 3D images and interactive models, narrated animations and illustrations, dissection slides, clinical case studies, the impact of aging on each body system, pronunciation guide, quizzes and more.
Further informationAnatomy.TV (Primal Pictures)
An online anatomy reference with access to three-dimensional animations that illustrate accurate anatomical function, biomechanics, and movement, as well as treatments and surgical procedures. Note: Library subscription is for 15 simultaneous users, please use the log off button when exiting.
Further informationAncestry Library Edition (ProQuest)
Provides access to family history via documents from North America, the U.K., Europe, Australia, New Zealand and more. Contains census information, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, and maps.
Further informationMobile appAnnual 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.
Public accessAnthropological Index Online (AIO)
Index to current periodicals in the Anthropology Library and Research Centre, British Museum (incorporating the former Royal Anthropological Institute Library).
Further informationMobile appAnthropology (Alexander Street)
This collection brings together Anthropology Online and Ethnographic Video Online. It includes a wide range of ethnographic documentaries, indigenous media, field notes, study guides and raw footage, covering human behaviour the world over. Essential for study in the areas of politics, economics, history, psychology, environmental studies, religion, area studies, linguistics, and geography.
Further informationAquaculture Compendium
An encyclopedic, mixed media resource covering all aspects of aquaculture. It addresses issues of aquatic animal and plant production, natural resources and environment, biodiversity, trade, food security and safety, poverty alleviation, livelihoods and much more.
Further informationAqualine (ProQuest)
This database focuses on trade, technical and scientific literature concerning all aspects of water resources. Subjects include water resources and supplies management, water legislation, water quality, potable water distribution, wastewater collection, water treatment technologies, wastewater and sewage treatment and ecological and environmental effects of water pollution.
Further informationArchive Explorer (Adam Matthew)
Cross-search the Adam Matthew collections subscribed to by the University of Otago.
Further informationArchives Unbound: Ambassador Graham Martin and the Saigon Embassy’s Back Channel Communication Files, 1963-1975 (Gale Cengage)
Consists of State Department telegrams and White House back channel messages between U.S. ambassadors in Saigon and White House national security advisers, talking points for meetings with South Vietnamese officials, intelligence reports, drafts of peace agreements, and military status reports. Subjects include the Diem coup, the Paris peace negotiations, the fall of South Vietnam, and other U.S./South Vietnam relations topic
Public accessArchway (Archives New Zealand)
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.
Further informationMobile appArt & Design (Alexander Street)
This collection includes documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms including architecture and graphic design. The collection spans period and region, including coverage of the Renaissance, Neo-classicism, Romanticism, Modern, and Contemporary Art. Search across the following collections: Art and Architecture in Video and Fashion Studies Online.
Public accessArt Project
A Google project that allows users to explore the artwork from museums and galleries from around the world.
Further informationARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) (ProQuest)
This database is a specialist bibliography for the study of modern and contemporary art. It covers all art forms, including fine art, digital art, crafts, design and photography. It features full abstracts and indexing from art journals published from the late 1960s onwards.
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.
Further informationMobile appARTSTOR Digital Library
A database of high-quality images digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.
An e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics. arXiv is owned and operated by Cornell University.
Further informationAsia 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.
Further informationAsian & 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.
Further informationASM (American Society for Microbiology) Journals
Provides full-text access to the American Society for Microbiology online journal.
Further informationMobile appATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials (EBSCOhost)
This database combines the indexing from ATLA Religion Database with access to ATLA's online full-text collection of major religion and theology journals.
Public accessAtoJs Online
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.
Further informationAudit Analytics
Accessible via a registered email address/password combination. To request access, send an email from your "" email address to: Access detailed research on public companies and accounting firms. Provides audit, regulatory and disclosure intelligence in order to track, analyse, benchmark and understand public company disclosure issues and trends. Includes access to Accounting and Oversight datasets.
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.
Public accessAustLII: Australasian Legal Information Institute
Provides free online access to Australasian public legal information -- that is, primary legal materials (legislation, treaties and decisions of courts and tribunals); and secondary legal materials created by public bodies for purposes of public access (e.g. law reform and royal commission reports) and a substantial collection of law journals.
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 informationAustralasian Religion Index (ARI)
An author and subject index covering religious and theological serials published in Australia or New Zealand and representing all religious traditions. ARI indexes articles, notes and book reviews in religious studies, theology and related fields in the humanities and social sciences.
Further informationAustralia & 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.
Further informationAustralia & 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.
Further informationMobile appAustralia/New Zealand Reference Centre (EBSCOhost)
This database provides a full-text collection of leading regional and international periodicals, reference books, and biographies as well as an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.
Public accessAustralian Dictionary of Biography
Australia's dictionary of national biography providing descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history.
Further informationAustralian Education Research Theses Database
A comprehensive database of doctoral and masters research theses accepted by Australian Universities in the field of education. It also includes some overseas theses on Australian education topics. A selection of theses in the database are available in full-text.
Public accessAustralian Federation Fulltext Database
A digitised collection of the key texts that record the making of the Australian Commonwealth. Includes official reports of the debates of the 1890s, the major participants' accounts and memoirs, plus related texts.
Further informationAustralian Law Reform Commission (HeinOnline)
The Australian Law Reform Commission is a federal agency that conducts inquiries into areas of law at the request of the Attorney-General of Australia. This database consists of material related to Civil Procedure, Discrimination, Intellectual Property, National Security, Traditional Rights, and more. The Commission's Reports fall into different classifications that include, Australian Law Reform Commission Reports, Working Papers, Discussion Papers, Issue Papers, and Reform.
Public accessAustralian National Dictionary
A comprehensive, historically based record of words and idioms that make up the Australian contribution to the English language. It records the historical development of Australian words and phrases from their earliest use to the present day.
Public accessAustralian Parliament
Access the full-text of Hansard (edited Parliamentary debates), bills and legislation, committee reports, chamber documents and Senate estimates.
Public accessAustralian Policy Online
A research database and alert service providing free access to full-text research reports and papers, statistics and other resources essential for public policy development and implementation in Australia and New Zealand.
Public accessAustralian Treaties Library (AUSLII)
A free database for treaties and related information from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Public accessAvalon Project
The Yale Law School database of documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government.