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Population Studies

Databases

Coverage: Full text
Online access to a wide range of time series data. This web-based tool can be used to view and download the most up-to-date information from the largest database of official statistics in New Zealand, and select data specific to your interests.
Coverage: 1986-2000 (Index)
A searchable and browsable database containing 46,035 abstracts from books, journal articles, working papers of demographic literature etc, published in Population Index in the period 1986-2000.
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The New Zealand Community Profile provides a comprehensive socio-demographic profile for the community at the Local Government Area level and for smaller communities within it. Based on results from the 2013, 2006 and 2001 Censuses of Population and Dwellings. The profile is updated with population estimates when Statistics New Zealand releases new figures.
Coverage: Citations and Abstracts
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyse and visualise research. For personalised features, click on the "Register" link on the top right hand corner of any page.
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Coverage: Full text
Access to a range of New Zealand statistics prepared specially for Universities. Includes census, disability, vitals, migration and business demography data.

Dictionaries

The meaning, history and pronunciation of over 500,000 words, both present and past, from across the English-speaking world. Includes the usage of words, etymological analysis, and variant spellings. Shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet.
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Encyclopedias

Contains over 400 well-referenced entries covering a range of medical, psychological, sociological, public-policy, and biological subjects.
This encyclopedia focuses on the population in each country of the world (at the time of publication). Emphasis is on the world's population at the end of the twentieth century and on predictions for the next fifty years.
This encyclopedia addresses a broad range of measurement topics which are relevant across several disciplines including sociology, demography, and epidemiology.
Coverage: Current edition (Full text)
Europa World Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year Book, the indispensable source of information on world-wide affairs. First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in over 250 countries and territories. Also includes a comprehensive listing of more than 2,000 international organizations.
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Fully revised and updated, the second edition of the International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, first published in 2001, offers a source of social and behavioral sciences reference material that is broader and deeper than any other. Comprises over 3,900 articles, commissioned by 71 Section Editors, and includes 90,000 bibliographic references as well as comprehensive name and subject indexes.
Covers all disciplines within the social sciences with each entry covering both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Websites

Intute: Social Sciences finds and reviews the best web resources. (For Labour Studies remember to search for both labour and labor).
A source of New Zealand economic and demographic indicators. Also includes Infoshare, a source of time series economic indicators.