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Ancestry Library Edition is a comprehensive source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research, with billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world. 'Ancestry Library Edition' is the academic version of ancestry.com
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This database offers full-text academic literature on Asian social sciences, business, economic development and current affairs. 53 countries are covered.
Coverage: Index
Accessed through findNZarticles this is a bibliography of books, theses, reports, book chapters and journal articles relating to homosexuality in New Zealand.
Coverage: 1996 to present (Full text)
A collection of regularly updated evidence-based healthcare databases bringing together research looking at the effectiveness of different health care treatments and interventions.
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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Coverage: 1990 to present (Index)
Covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. Books written by a single author are not indexed.
Coverage: Index and abstracts with some full text
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Primarily an indexing and abstracts database, with links to full text where available.
Coverage: 1960 to present (Some full text)
Covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism.
Coverage: Coverage: 1998 - (Full text)
Dedicated to content from and about Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, this database covers agriculture, arts, Asian studies, business, cultural studies, education, history, indigenous studies, law, media, political science, reference, social sciences, science and technology.
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Coverage: Index
Contains abstracts of selected New Zealand serials, including newspapers, about New Zealand and the South Pacific. Subjects covered include general interest material, social research, current affairs, the arts and humanities.
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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: 1989 to present (Index)
Indexes and abstracts articles from periodicals published throughout the world on political science, including international relations.
Coverage: Coverage varies (Full text)
Access to archival issues of journals with coverage usually ending three to five years before present. Back issues of over 1500 journals in the arts, humanities, science, and social sciences with links to current issues available in Project Muse.
Kanopy offers a broad collection of streaming videos from producers such as BBC Active, Media Education Foundation, Ronin Films, and more. Films include theatrical releases, documentaries, training films, and art cinema. Users can create their own accounts to comment on videos, manage playlists, create clips and review viewing history.
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Coverage: 1979 to present (Index)
Contains citations with abstracts to current journal and other published literature relating to leisure, recreation and tourism activities and associated facilities and allied topics.
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Coverage: Full text
Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMYB) contains full text about and reviews of all English-language standardised tests covering educational skills, personality, vocational aptitude, and psychology. Please log out after using MMYB (only 1 user allowed).
Indexes Maori topics appearing in books, conference proceedings and journals which cannot otherwise easily be found in regular sources.
Includes INNZ; newspapers (Fairfax, NZ Herald and The Independent UK); magazines (with a business or industry orientation); newswires (Radio NZ and Scoop); Newzindex and TNS Regional and Industry Reports (business research and intelligence).
Oxford's Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas, in ebook format, in the Social Sciences, including Economics, Education, Human Geography, Politics and Sociology. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.
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.
Includes ProQuest Religion, ProQuest Social Science Journals plus Social Services and Sociological Abstracts. These databases provide citations, abstracts and full text access to literature on disciplines ranging from mental health, anthropology, sociology, political science to communication, education, criminology, demography, economics and theological studies from religious publishing bodies and nondenominational organizations.
Coverage: 1985 to present (Full text)
Includes full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe & Huber. Excludes advertisements and editorial board lists.
Coverage: 1965 to present (Some full text)
This database covers topics such as emotional and behavioural characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.
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Coverage: 1840 to present
Indexes and abstracts international literature in psychology and related disciplines such as psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work.
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Legal decisions affecting New Zealand's environment. Available free between the hours of 7.00pm and 9.00pm to University of Waikato students. Please see Law Librarian or Law staff for userID and password.
Coverage: Full text (1999 to present)
SAGE Publications publishes journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine.  Archive access available for some titles.
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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: 1979 to present (Index)
Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development.
Coverage: 1997 to present (Index)
Social Work Abstracts covers over 450 journals in all areas of the profession, including theory and practice, areas of service, social issues and problems. The Register of Clinical Social Workers is a directory of clinical social workers in the US.
Coverage: 1952 to present (Index)
Sociological Abstracts indexes the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences to provide bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas.
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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.
Coverage: Index
Te Puna Search (WorldCat Discovery) provides a view of New Zealand libraries’ holdings and the holdings of other libraries around the world for both library staff and patrons. Discovery searches over OCLC WorldCat plus other databases.
Coverage: 1785-2009
The complete digital edition of the Times (London) can be searched and full images of either a specific article or a complete page retrieved. The entire newspaper has been captured, including all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photographs.
Coverage: 1902-2010 (Full text)

The TLS Historical Archive is the improved and expanded new edition of the TLS Centenary Archive, and allows users to full-text search every page of every issue of the Times Literary Supplement from 1902 to 2010. Search over 300,000 reviews, letters, poems and articles for information about English literature and other humanities or social science subjects. Users can track the literary activity and critical opinion makers of the 20th century.

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Contains bibliographic records and full-text of UNESCO documents, publications (full-text of out-of-print documents only) and journals; bibliographic records of the UNESCO Library's acquisitions.
Coverage: 1946 to present (Full text)
Contains treaties and international agreements registered or filed with the Secretariat of the U.N. since 1946. Texts are in their authentic language(s), along with translations into English and French, as appropriate.
Coverage: 1975 to present (Index)
Covers women's and gender history, including prostitution, witchcraft, housework, sexuality, birth control, infanticide, the family, gynaecology, and masculinity. Indexes 180 European, American, Canadian, Asian, Australian and New Zealand journals.
Coverage: 1965 to present (Index)
Web of Science Core Collection allows you to search more than 12,000 journals across the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Combines Science Citation, Social Sciences Citation and Arts and Humanities Citation Indexes and includes ISI Proceedings. To access personalised features, such as 'My Citation Alerts', remember to sign in first.
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Coverage: 1990s to present (Full text)
The World Bank is the world’s largest source of development assistance. The eLibrary offers full-text access to the complete backlist of all books, working papers, and journal articles published by the World Bank since the 1990s.
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World Who's Who brings together current and hard-to-find biographical information on more than 60,000 of the most gifted, famous and influential men and women in all fields.