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 writing.

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

Other useful databases

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

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. 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.

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)

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 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.

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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