General Reference Resources

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Atlases & Maps | Awards & Scholarships | Careers & Training | Conferences - Upcoming | Country Information | Dictionaries & Thesauri | Directories | Encyclopedias | Patents | Referencing & Style Guides | Standards | Universities & University Calendars

 



Atlases and Maps

New Zealand and world atlases and maps. New Zealand topographical maps can be found at the Manawatū Library in the New Zealand collection. New Zealand soil maps are located at the Manawatū Library Information Desk.

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Contains significant New Zealand content In PrintReed New Zealand Atlas 3rd ed.
Print topographical maps with grid references. Information on climate and weather, natural environment and geographical history of New Zealand. Includes gazetteer.

MapQuest
Worldwide atlases and maps. Particularly strong in US and Canadian maps. Has maps to street level in selected cities.

 

Bing Maps - Online Maps to Everywhere
Worldwide access to maps - to street level.

 

In PrintOxford New Concise World Atlas
Print topographical maps with grid references. Statistical and general information on cities, countries, climate, trade, land use, trade etc.

 

Contains significant New Zealand content Wises Maps
Find a street, bank, hospital etc. in New Zealand and find directions on how to get from Point A to Point B.

 

Google Earth
Google Earth combines satellite imagery and maps to provide geographic information. Note: requires a download before use.

 

Google Maps
Worldwide access to maps - to street level.

 

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Awards and Scholarships

Awards and scholarships available to New Zealand tertiary students within New Zealand and overseas plus general information for New Zealand students wishing to study in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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  • unless otherwise specified, resources on this page are available electronically.

 

Contains significant New Zealand content Massey Scholarships and Awards

Searchable database listing awards and scholarships available to Massey University students.

 

Contains significant New Zealand content BreakOut Database
Searchable database listing awards, scholarships and grants available to New Zealand individuals for personal development, mainly in academic, artistic, research and sporting fields.

 

Information on Study in Australia
Information on studying in Australia for non-Australian students.

 

Education UK
Information on scholarships and other financial support options for international students wishing to study in the United Kingdom.

US Education Guides
Searchable database listing US tertiary courses, giving all you need to know about studying in the United States.

 

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Careers and Training

Covers all aspects of career information including how to write a CV, prepare for an interview and job sites within New Zealand.

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  • unless otherwise specified, resources on this page are available electronically.

 

Contains significant New Zealand content Career Services
Career information from Massey University.

 

General Education Online
A database linking to higher education institutions worldwide for researchers, students, and others. Organised by country.

 

Contains significant New Zealand content KiwiCareers
New Zealand job, training and career information.

 

Contains significant New Zealand content Seek
Jobs, career resources, training.

 

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Conferences - Upcoming

Academic conferences available world wide. To check for conferences in your subject area, go to the relevant Subject Guide. Note that these links do not include access to conference proceedings.

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  • unless otherwise specified, resources on this page are available electronically.

 

Conference Alerts
Academic conferences worldwide. You can browse categories, set up email alerts, add a conference and promote an event.

All Conferences.com

This searchable international directory focuses on conferences, conventions, trade shows, exhibits, workshops, events and business meetings.

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Country Information

Current overviews and statistics of country information including education, social, political, economic, trades and markets.

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  • some resources are licensed and may require a Massey University username and password
  • unless otherwise specified, resources on this page are available electronically.

 

Country Profiles (via Passport)
Interactive database of statistics on consumer, product and marketing trends for over 200 countries. Contains information on country statistics (demographic, marketing and economic), market data, lifestyle indicators, lifestyle analysis, market analysis, company profiles, country profiles and information sources for international market and business information.
Note: To find a country profile, type the name of the country and country profile into the search box, e.g. new zealand country profile, or explore the specific reports under the Countries & Consumers tab.

Contains significant New Zealand content In PrintNew Zealand Official Year Book
An excellent source of print historical statistical data for New Zealand, covering all aspects of life in New Zealand. The Library has coverage from 1893-present.

Country Reports and Tables (via SourceOECD)
Comprehensive expert reports and statistics on trade, economy and finance. Includes current and historical information.


World Bank Data

Access free data and statistics for over 225 countries.  Some of the topics covered include poverty, education, health, economic policy, agriculture, and science and technology.


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Dictionaries and Thesauri

English and other language dictionaries. For subject-related dictionaries see the relevant Subject Guide. To find print English dictionaries at your campus Library, go to the Reference collection at the call number 423. Other language dictionaries will follow this number.

 

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Oxford English Dictionary (online) | Oxford English Dictionary 2nd ed.(print)
The classic work for words in English. Covers pronunciation, how the word is used in context, and the etymology (origin and history) of each word.

Contains significant New Zealand contentWakareo

Māori-English-Māori dictionary.

 

Bilingual Dictionaries via Oxford Reference Online
French, German, Latin, Spanish, Irish, Welsh, Italian.

 

English Dictionaries via Oxford Reference Online
A selection of English language dictionaries that include New Zealand, American and Canadian versions.

 

Quotations via Oxford Reference Online
Search for a quotation, old or modern, by keyword.

 

In PrintRoget's International Thesaurus 5th ed. 1992
Print thesaurus to use for synonyms and antonyms.

 

Cambridge Dictionaries Online
Choose from any of six dictionaries published by Cambridge University Press - Learners, American English, Idioms, Phrasal Verbs, French/English, Spanish/English.

 

Merriam-Webster Online Language Centre
Includes a dictionary and thesaurus.

 

Thesaurus.com
A type of dictionary in which words with similar meanings are grouped together - useful for synonyms.

 

YourDictionary.com
Links to 270 language dictionaries (including Māori) and 86 subject dictionaries.

 

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Directories

Web sites arranged and categorised for you to browse.

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General Web Site Directories

ipl2: Information You Can Trust
Well-organised directory to search web sites by keyword or subject area. Covers all subject areas.

 

Infomine
A virtual library of Internet resources relevant to faculty, students, and research staff at the University level. It contains useful Internet resources such as databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library catalogues, articles, directories of researchers, and many other types of information.

 

Yahoo Search Directory

 

New Zealand Web Site Directories

Contains significant New Zealand contentNew Zealand Web Directory
Web directory for New Zealand sites.

 

Contains significant New Zealand contentTe Puna Web Directories
A directory to New Zealand and Pacific Island web sites. Produced by the National Library of New Zealand.

 

Telephone Directories

Contains significant New Zealand contentWhite Pages
Find New Zealand business and private telephone numbers by name.

 

Contains significant New Zealand contentYellow Pages
Find New Zealand business telephone numbers by category.

 

International White and Yellow Pages
International telephone directory, inquiry names, addresses, telephones and faxes.

 

International Yellow Pages
International yellow pages for Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

 

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Encyclopedias

These are general encyclopedias. For subject-related encyclopedias see the relevant Subject Guide.

 

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  • unless otherwise specified, resources on this page are available electronically.

 

Oxford Reference Online - World Encyclopedia
Concise entries covering a range of topics.

Sage Reference Online
Multidisciplinary collection of 33 encyclopedias covering the following subject areas: business, communication, education, geography, health, history, politics, psychology, research methods, social work, and sociology. Search titles individually or collectively.

Science Direct Encyclopedias
Search in one or search all of these encyclopedias.Titles include: Applied Psychology, Biological Chemistry, Dairy Sciences, Food Microbiology, Food Sciences & Nutrition, Genetics, Human Brain, Human Nutrition, International Media & Communications, Neurological Sciences, Psychotherapy, Social and Behavioral Sciences.

 

In PrintMcGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology 10th ed. 2007
Print, multi-volume encyclopedia with excellent comprehensive coverage of science and technology, including scientists' biographies.

 

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences
Excellent short essays on a wide range of topics that cover the social and behavioural sciences.

 

Encyclopedia Britannica (print) | Encyclopedia Britannica (online)
Comprehensive general encyclopedia. Note: the online link is for an abridged version of the encyclopedia.

 

In PrintEncyclopedia Britannica - Book of the Year
Annual print updates to Encyclopedia Britannica.

 

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Patents

A patent is the official legal right to make or sell an invention for a particular number of years. If you cannot locate the full text of a patent through these links, please contact the Document Supply Service to purchase a copy through Interlibrary Loan.

 

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  • unless otherwise specified, resources on this page are available electronically.


Contains significant New Zealand contentIntellectual Property Office of New Zealand
This New Zealand Government web site provides information on patents, trade marks and designs. You can search the registers, pay renewal fees, file trade mark applications, and find forms and guides on intellectual property in New Zealand.

 

Delphion Intellectual Property Network
Free searching of US patents with online purchasing of full-text.

 

European Patent Office (EPO)
Free access to worldwide patents via Espacenet.

 

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Substantial full-text included.

 

Free Patents
Fast, easy-to-use access to millions of patents with free PDF downloads.

 

Google Patents
Search of over 7 million US patents. Full text and PDF downloads available.

 

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Referencing and Style Guides

Guides to assist in the correct use of referencing or citations, plus academic writing guides.

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Style/Referencing Guides

EndNote
EndNote is a specialised database program for storing and managing bibliographic references.

 

Contains significant New Zealand contentGuide to Style
Very useful for citing New Zealand official publications from the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

 

Contains significant New Zealand contentNew Zealand Law Style Guide
Useful guide to styles used by law schools and legal practitioners. This resource has been funded by the Law Foundation of New Zealand and published by Thomson Reuters.

 

Referencing - OWLL (Online Writing and Learning Link)
Referencing help from Massey University's Student Learning and Development Service. The focus is on APA and MLA styles, however there is information on Harvard, and Vancouver listed under Other styles and Chicago and Oxford listed under Footnotes.

Referen©ite - Quick©ite
Referencing help from the University of Auckland Student Learning Centre.Covers APA, MLA and Chicago styles.



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Writing Guides

Academic Writing
A selection of books (print and online) from the Library.

 

English Language Grammar
A selection of books (print and online) from the Library.

 

Report Writing
A selection of books (print and online) from the Library.

 

OWLL: Online Writing and Learning
For study skills, writing assignments, postgraduate study, referencing etc.

In PrintWriting Guidelines
A series of print guides written for Massey University students. These guides cover Applied Science, Business, Education, Postgraduate Science, Science & Applied Science and Social Sciences. Excellent overviews for how to write and reference all forms of academic writing.

 

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Standards

Standards cover all aspects of industry, manufacturing, health and safety etc. Catalogues listed below identify current standards which can be purchased for the Library Collection. Enquire at the Information Desk at your Library.

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In PrintNew Zealand Standards held by the Massey Library

A selection of New Zealand standards in print from the Library.

 

In PrintAustralian Standards held by the Massey Library
A selection of Australian standards in print from the Library.

 

Contains significant New Zealand contentStandards New Zealand
Search and access full text from Standards New Zealand. 
Note: The homepage of this resources states "You are not subscribed to any standards".  Ignore this, and enter your keyword or standard number in the search box on the right.

 

Standards Australia
Allows you to search the Standards Australia catalogue.

 

Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Food Standards to cover the whole of the food supply chain.

 

UK Statutory Instruments
Includes British food and drugs regulations.

 

National Institute of Standards and Technology
United States Government standards website that contains many full-text publications.

 

International Organization for Standardization
International Organization for Standardization website with links to ISO standards and publications.

 

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Universities and University Calendars

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In Print Commonwealth Universities Yearbook
A directory of the universities of the Commonwealth and the handbook of their Association.

 

Contains significant New Zealand contentNew Zealand Universities

 

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