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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.
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).
Includes ProQuest Political Science, ProQuest Psychology, ProQuest Religion, ProQuest Social Science, ProQuest Sociology plus Social Services Abstracts and Sociological Abstracts. These databases provide citations, abstracts and full text access to literature on a wide range of disciplines, including political science, public policy, international relations, psychology, anthropology, sociology, religious and spiritual studies, social work, criminology, social policy, gender studies, population studies and more.
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.

Dictionaries

An introduction to the terminology of political science for students and general readers. Comprises definitions and explanations of key terms plus short bibliographies of the most eminent writers in the discipline.
Provides an understanding of the basic principles of political thought and theory. Covers the latest terminology as well as ideas that have become familiar terms.
The Dictionary of Public Policy and Administration offers definitions of all the key terms, concepts, processes and practices of contemporary public policy and administration.
This dictionary provides a readable and impartial survey of political thought, of immense value to students of political science, government, philosophy and jurisprudence as well as to the general reader with an interest in ideas.
New York Times Columnist, William Safire, covers U.S. political terminology and American political culture. Safire shares with readers his expert dissection of politico-speak to uncover its deeper meanings and broader significance.

Encyclopedias

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology is the definitive reference source in the field, with entries ranging from short definitions of key terms to extended explorations of major topics. This ground-breaking project brings together specially commissioned entries written and edited by an international team of the world's best scholars and teachers. It presents materials that have historically defined the discipline, but also more recent developments, significantly updating the store of sociological knowledge. In particular, the encyclopedia introduces sociological theories and research that have developed outside of the United States and Western Europe.
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.
Aimed at students, scholars, and practitioners, ISA offers over 400 peer-reviewed essays on a wide range of topics. Updated annually.
This new edition reflects the changing world with a reassessment of many of the core themes of the previous edition, and new articles on the people, concepts, and events that have shaped the world since 1993.