Social Sciences

Check out the research databases and websites below

Popular multi-subject databases

The following databases cover a huge range of subjects including counselling, social work and related topics.

ProQuest(external link) 
General OneFile(external link) 
MasterFile Complete(external link) 
Science Direct(external link) - full text scientific database, including social sciences, offering journal articles and book chapters.

eSerials online

Australian Journal of Career Development(external link)

Journal of Career Development(external link)

Other key databases

Biography in Context(external link)
Biographical entries on more than half a million individuals, spanning history and geography.

Cochrane Library(external link)

Evidence-based healthcare databases.

Contemporary Women's Issues(external link)
Critical matters and events that influence women's lives around the globe.

Global Issues In Context(external link) 
Provides information and articles on many of today's global issues including, society, culture, women, children and the family.

Health and Wellness Resource Centre(external link)
Medical and health related information.

LinkedIn Learning(external link)
LL provides access to useful resources on topics such as Business(external link)technology(external link) and creative industries(external link). Resources on career development(external link)  and Resume building(external link) are included in LinkedIn Learning.

Psychology and Behavorial Sciences Collection(external link)
Provides access to hundreds of full-text journals and offers particularly strong coverage in child and adolescent psychology and various areas of counselling.

Te Ara - The encyclopedia of New Zealand(external link)
A guide to our peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy and society.

New Zealand specific databases

These databases may be useful when you are 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. Digital NZ 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.

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

New Zealand Research(external link)
This database managed by National Library of New Zealand aims to collect all research resources related to New Zealand at one place. As this is powered by Digital NZ database, duplication of documents could be seen.

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 includes critical issues collection(external link) and texts collection(external link), which explores issues related to New Zealand from an in depth perspective.

Recommended websites

Check out these websites for trusted information.

Alcohol New Zealand(external link)
Contains support resources related to alcohol including legislation and policies regarding the supply, promotion and use of alcohol.

Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers(external link)
The professional association for Social Workers in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Care New Zealand(external link)
Helps people struggling with alcohol and/or drug abuse, as well as their families, whanau and friends.

Careers NZ - Mana Rapuara Aotearoa(external link)
Help to navigate your career and make informed choices.

Oranga Tamariki(external link)
Oranga Tamariki is the statutory child protection agency in New Zealand.

Community Law(external link) 
Every Community Law Centre in New Zealand is a member of our national body, Community Law Centres o Aotearoa (CLCA).

Disability organisations and websites(external link)
Useful links relating to disability services in New Zealand.

Human Rights Commission(external link)
The Commission works for a fair, safe and just society, where diversity is valued and human rights are respected.

Kōtuitui (external link)
New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online.

Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand(external link)
Information training, and support for people experiencing or affected by mental illness.

Ministry of Social Development. Te Manatu Whakahiato Ora(external link) 
Research, evaluation and policy advice on significant social issues and programmes.

Multicultural New Zealand: New Zealand Federation of Multicultural Councils(external link)
Umbrella organisation for the ethnic communities of New Zealand.

New Zealand Association of Counsellors(external link)
NZAC represents approximately 2500 counsellors working across diverse counselling environments.

New Zealand Police - How to deal with family violence(external link) 
This site covers a range of topics relating to family violence including how to get a protection order and people who can help.

Women Together / Ngā Rōpū Wāhine o te Motu(external link)
A History of Women’s Organisations in New Zealand

Women's Refuge(external link)
Women's Refuge is New Zealand's most significant domestic violence organisation.

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 the links below. 

Career Development(external link)

Counselling(external link)

Social Work(external link)


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