This page provides information about resources and guides that are specific to New Zealand Screen and Media studies. They supplement the resources provided on the Screen and Media portal.

Subject Contacts

If you need assistance in this subject area, please contact New Zealand Collection staff at [email protected], or 837-9127, or the Screen and Media Academic Liaison Librarian, Anne Ferrier-Watson.


An online directory of academic, peer-reviewed, open access books. Search by keyword or browse by subject.
Coverage: Full text
DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals, covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities.
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.
Coverage: 1785 - six years ago
The complete digital edition of the Times (London) is a primary source for researchers of world history, politics, and literature. Contains articles and letters to the editor from famous writers. The entire newspaper has been captured and is searchable, including all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photographs.
Coverage: Index
Access to records for over 1.2 billion items, including theses, books and articles from all parts of the world. lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world, and grows every day thanks to the efforts of librarians and other information professionals. There are links to full-text where this is available.


This online peer-reviewed scholarly journal in the humanities published yearly by the Turnbull Library in association with the Friends of the Turnbull Library since 1940. It contains a wide range of material, with special emphasis on the societies of New Zealand, Australia, and the islands of the Pacific. Other topics are the history of printing, early printed books, John Milton and his contemporaries, and fine printing. These are areas in which the Alexander Turnbull Library’s own collections and research interests are particularly strong.


DigitalNZ is the search site for all things New Zealand, and connects you to more than 39 million digital items on all topics from over 200 partners (libraries, museums, galleries, government departments, the media, community groups and others). Contains interviews, video, newspaper clippings, maps, photographs, audio and artworks from past centuries to today.
A database maintained by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawaii.  It is intended as a reference for those interested in films related to the Pacific Islands.
A Crown entity working to grow the New Zealand film industry,
NZ's audio visual archive cares for an ever-growing collection of films, radio, television, sound recordings, props and documents spanning 120 years of Aotearoa’s sound and moving image history. The collection includes film and television, sound and radio recordings, as well as video games, posters, artefacts and documents sourced from:
  • The New Zealand Film Archive, Ngā Kaitiaki O Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua
  • The Sound Archives, Ngā Taonga Kōrero
  • The Radio New Zealand Archive
  • The Television New Zealand Archive
  • The NZ Broadcasting Service Mobile Unit collection
  • The Taonga Māori collection
Many other diverse collections including oral histories, home movies, and experimental works.
This website showcases NZ television, film and music video. You can view over 900 locally-made titles in full, or as excerpts, from 1943-2010. Many titles have background pieces written by those involved in the production. For each title there are profiles of the key cast and crew, and links to related information.

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