Environmental Planning


Commentary on environmental law and practice.
In-depth commentary on the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Crown Minerals Act 1991.


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: 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.
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: 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.
Coverage: Coverage varies (Full text)
Over 2000 journals in all subjects published by Taylor & Francis.
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.
New Zealand legal sources including New Zealand Statutes, case law and journals, legislation and commentary to precedents and news, as well as tax information.If the One Pass box appears while you are signing in, please click on the link "IP users click here to log in".


Dictionary of Human Geography
Guide to the concepts, terms and theories used in human geography. Available as a hard copy and online through Credo Reference and Ebrary:


Comprehensive overview of the major ideas, concepts, terms, and approaches that characterise the field of human geography.
Covers the discipline of human geography and related subject areas. Contains over 1000 entries on philosophy and theory, key concepts, methods and practices, biographies of notable geographers, and geographical thought and praxis.


Australian Planner provides a forum for planning news, opinion and research and each edition of the journal contains a component surrounding a particular theme or topic of interest.


Information about the protection of New Zealand's natural and historic heritage.
New Zealand's territorial authorities and regional councils.
The New Zealand Planning Institute is the professional organisation representing planners, resource managers, urban designers, and environmental practitioners in New Zealand.
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is an independent officer of Parliament who reviews and provide advice to Parliament on environmental issues and the system of agencies and processes established by the Government to manage the environment.
Regional council for the Waikato region. The website provides links to publications.