Writing

Check out the research databases and websites below

Popular multi-subject databases

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

ProQuest(external link)
General OneFile(external link)
MasterFile Complete(external link)

Other useful databases

Biography in Context(external link)
600,000+ biographical entries on more than 528,000 individuals, spanning history and geography.

Britannica Academic(external link)
Fulltext and multimedia resources of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

ERIC(external link)
For access to articles specialising in education and teaching. 

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

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 are 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.

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

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.

Booksellers NZ(external link)

Collins Online Dictionary and Thesaurus(external link)

CreativeNZ(external link)
Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa.

Kiss Me Hardy(external link)
Nelson based literary and arts journal.

Read NZ Te Pou Muramura(external link)
Formerly known as New Zealand Book Council - represents and promotes New Zealand writing and writers.

New Zealand Museums(external link) 
This site gives access to New Zealand museums, art galleries, cultural organisations and their collections.

New Zealand Poetry Society(external link)
Promotes, develops and supports poetry and poets in New Zealand.

New Zealand Society of Authors(external link) 
Supports and represents the interests of all New Zealand writers and their communities.

New Zealand Writers Guild(external link)
Represents the interest of script writers in the fields of film, television, theatre, radio, comics and new media.

PANZ Publishers Association of New Zealand(external link)
Represents the publishing industry and acts as an advocate for all publishers.

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

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