Check out the research databases and websites below

Discovery Search(external link)

This search interface facilitates simultaneous search of all library resources, including physical and electronic, at one place. You can search print books, eBooks, and all resources available through our databases, such as electronic journal articles, theses, book chapters, and reports, through this platform.

Popular multi-subject databases

The following databases cover a huge range of subjects including articles related to conservation.

ProQuest(external link)
Academic Search Complete(external link)
Science Direct(external link)
Academic OneFile(external link)

Other useful databases

Global Issues In Context(external link)
Global awareness and development of critical thinking and information literacy skills.

GreenFILE(external link)
Covers all aspects of human impact on the environment.

LinkedIn Learning(external link)
LinkedIn Learning provides access to many useful resources on technology(external link) topics. It also includes relevant learning resources on Business(external link) and creative industries(external link)

Safetyhub(external link)
A database of videos dealing with safety related issues in diverse workplaces. Useful resources for anyone interested in health and safety protocols.

New Zealand specific databases

These databases are useful when searching for articles published in New Zealand or specific to a New Zealand context.

Australia New Zealand Reference Centre(external link)
Full text articles available from thousands of Australian & NZ journals, newspapers etc.

Digital New Zealand(external link)  
This database aggregates New Zealand-related resources at one place. DigitalNZ includes videos, newspapers, maps, photographs, audio recordings, artworks, news reports, and many other kinds of digital content. Users can access journals related to New Zealand and research theses from academic institutions of this country. Theses and research papers are accessible from the research papers section(external link) and the NZ Research section(external link) of the website.

INNZ Index New Zealand(external link) 
New Zealand Journals indexed by the National Library of New Zealand.

Research Bank(external link)
This is an open research repository that includes research, mainly theses and dissertations,  produced by students and staff while affiliated with Unitec, Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT), Otago Polytechnic, Toi Ohomai and Southern Institute of Technology (SIT),which are part of Te pūkenga. This repository includes mainly recent research produced by these institutions. For a more comprehensive coverage of research produced in New Zealand see the research papers section(external link) and the NZ Research section(external link) of Digital NZ(external link)

The Treaty of Waitangi Collection(external link) - BWB eBooks 
This collection includes books that cover diverse aspects of the Treaty of Waitangi. Bridget Williams Collection also covers many other collections including critical issues collection(external link) and texts collection(external link), which explores issues related to New Zealand from an in depth perspective.

Waitangi Tribunal(external link)
Access to Waitangi Tribunal reports - browse, or search full text.

Recommended websites

Check out these websites for trusted information.

Department of Conservation (DOC)(external link)
Information about the protection of New Zealand's natural and historic heritage.

Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua(external link)
Biodiversity; ecosystems; greenhouse gases; carbon storage; sustainability; biosecurity; rural and urban environmental management.

LAWA Land Air Water Aotearoa(external link)
New Zealand freshwater quality data.

LRIS Land Resource Information Systems portal(external link)
Environment and land data from Landcare Research.

New Zealand Ecological Society(external link)
Promotes the study and application of ecology.

New Zealand Journal of Ecology(external link)
A peer-reviewed journal publishing ecological research relevant to New Zealand/Aotearoa and the South Pacific.

NIWA(external link)
Provides a scientific basis for the sustainable management and development of New Zealand's atmospheric, marine and freshwater systems and associated resources.

Our Environment(external link)
Learn about New Zealand's natural environments and land resources, using maps and data.

Resource Management Act Reform 2021(external link) 
Legislation for managing natural resources in New Zealand.

Worksafe New Zealand (external link)
New Zealand's workplace health and safety regulator.

Further Reading

Additional reading and research resources can be found in the library collection including books and magazines via this link below.

Conservation(external link)

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