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Public accessBAILII: British & Irish Legal Information Institute
Provides free access to cases and legislation from England, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Included in the database are Privy Council decisions (1996- ) and House of Lords decisions (1996- ). UK legislation (1996- ) is given 'as passed' (not consolidated).
Further informationBibliography 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.
Public accessBibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and Répertoire International de la Littérature de l'Art (RILA)
Citation databases covering European and American visual arts material published between 1975 and 2007.
Public accessBiodiversity Heritage Library
A full-text open access collection of biodiversity literature organised by a consortium of major natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries, and research institutions.
Further informationBiography (Gale in Context)
Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers, this database contains biographical entries from Gale reference sources as well as integrated reference material, periodical information and multimedia content.
Further informationBiology Database (ProQuest)
Provides access to articles on a wide range of biology topics. Subject coverage includes: Biological chemistry, Biophysics, Botany, Cytology and histology, Environmental studies, Microbiology, Microscopy and, Zoology.
Further informationMobile appBioOne
Provides an aggregation of publications in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.
Further informationMobile appBIOSIS Citation Index (Web of Science)
A citation database covering all major areas in the life sciences, with broad coverage in molecular and cell biology, pharmacology, endocrinology, genetics, neurosciences, infectious diseases, ecology and organismal biology.
Public accessBirth, 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.
Further informationBloomberg
This resource is available through the Department of Accountancy and Finance. Contact the department for access information. Bloomberg provides global data, news and analytical information. It provides both real-time and archived financial and market data, pricing, trading, news and communication tools in a single, integrated package.
Public accessBlue 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.
Further informationBMJ Best Practice
A clinical decision support tool for health professionals that provides access to the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion in a single source. BMJ Best Practice includes differential diagnosis tables, treatment algorithms, videos of common clinical procedures, integrated evidence from Cochrane Clinical Answers, over 250 medical calculators and more.
Further informationBMJ Case Reports
A focused, peer-reviewed collection of cases in all disciplines providing healthcare professionals, researchers and others with clinically important information on common and rare conditions. A Fellowship Code is assigned to all institutional subscribers to enable users to submit their medical cases to be published in the journal. This is a unique code allocated to the university. Users need to register a personal profile and use the Fellowship Code to submit their cases. Contact or your Subject Librarian ( to request the University of Otago Fellowship code.
Further informationBMJ Learning
Access to online evidence based learning resources for professionals in primary care and hospital medicine. BMJ Learning features hundreds of accredited, peer-reviewed learning modules in text, video, and audio formats. Individual users must register and/or sign in.
Further informationBooks & Authors (Gale Cengage)
Provides information on recommended authors and titles (genre fiction and non-fiction). Search or browse by author, title, genre, and awards.
Public accessBOPCRIS (British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service)
A Web-based bibliographic database designed to help researchers find relevant British Official Publications over the period 1688 -1995.
Further informationBridget Williams Books New Zealand History Collection
A collection of ebooks covering topics in New Zealand history, including key texts on the Treaty of Waitangi.
Further informationBriefcase (Westlaw NZ)
A comprehensive index cases sourced from a variety of New Zealand Courts and Tribunals (see Cases Sources), together with selected leading foreign cases. Includes CiteCase to verify case validity and Findcase for full text.
Further informationBrill 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. Full-text journals are also included for: Humanities, International Law and Biology.
Further informationBritannica School
A resource for teachers that includes versions of the Encyclopedia Britannica for primary, middle, and secondary school levels.
Further informationBritish 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.
Public accessBritish Parliamentary Papers. Colonies : New Zealand
This collection contains digitised despatches and reports relating to New Zealand from selected volumes of the British Parliamentary Papers.
Further informationBritish Pharmacopoeia
The official collection of standards for UK medicinal products and pharmaceutical substances (includes BP Veterinary). Provides access to the current edition as well as archive of editions from 2014 onwards under "BP Publications > "Browse Publication".
Further informationBritish 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.
Further informationBritish 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.
Further informationBurney Collection Newspapers
See: Seventeenth-Eighteenth Century Burney Collection Newspapers
Further informationBusiness (Gale OneFile)
Provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. The collection includes international business and trade publications as well as a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.
Further informationMobile appBusiness and Economics (Alexander Street)
A collection of videos focusing on the study, analysis, and application of commerce in all of its dimensions. Included are case studies, documentaries, interviews, biographies, lectures, and instructional videos.
Further informationBusiness Insights: Global (Gale Cengage)
Research and analyse companies, industries, and economies around the world. Provides access to: Detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports; thousands of company histories and industry essays; and, case studies, scholarly journals, and business news covering global economies.
Further informationBusiness Market Research Collection (ProQuest)
This database contains company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research from three sources, including Hoover's Company Profiles, OxResearch from Oxford Analystica, and Snapshots.
Further informationMobile appBusiness Source Complete (EBSCOhost)
Provides indexing and abstracts for scholarly business journals. Coverage includes full-text journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.