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This guide covers Development Studies resources.


Articles (journals, newspapers, magazines)

Key article databases for Development Studies.

ArrowDiscover Click for more informationView a demonstration.
Searches multiple  journal article databases and the Library Catalogue simultaneously.  Includes Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre and Business Source Complete.

Arrow Web of Science Click for more information View a demonstration.
Includes Web of Science Core Collection (multidisciplinary citation database) and CAB Abstracts (agricultural and rural development focus). Scholarly research database.

Arrow Scopus Click for more information View a demonstration.
Multidisciplinary scholarly research database.

Arrow Google Scholar Click for more information View a demonstration.
Google's academic search. Excellent coverage of scholarly journals.

Arrow Full list of databases recommended for development studies

Arrow Database Licence Information
Legal guidelines about how and by whom Library-subscribed article databases may be used.


Books & Ebooks

Arrow Search the Library Catalogue
Search to find Library books, journals, DVDs & other material. Note that Developing countries is an important search term for development topics.

  • How to search the Library Catalogue View a Demonstration.
  • Search BONUS+ to obtain books not available at Massey.

Arrow Ebooks at Massey University Library

Arrow Google Books Click for more information
A huge range of part- and full-view online books. Useful for identifying material to request from the Library, if not available in full view.

ArrowFinding Theses
Locate Massey, New Zealand and international theses.

ArrowMassey University Development Studies Theses


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Background Information

Arrow ScienceDirect Reference Works
Includes International Bibliography of the Social and Behavioral Sciences and International Encyclopedia of Human Geography.

Arrow Sage Knowledge Encyclopedia Collection

Concepts & Definitions

Arrow Oxford Reference

Television Programmes, Video and Documentaries

Arrow eTVClick for more information
Recorded television programmes from New Zealand and selected international channels.

Arrow Ethnographic Video Online

Arrow Culture Unplugged

Research Methods

Arrow Sage Research Methods Click for more information


Development Organisations

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content New Zealand Aid and Development Dialogues

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content DevNet
Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content New Zealand Aid Programme
The New Zealand government's international aid and development programme.

Arrow Development Gateway
Provides information, tools and services to support developing countries.

Arrow ODI - Overseas Development Institute
A British independent think-tank. The site includes full-text articles and working papers.

Arrow World Resources Institute
The WRI works with governments, companies, and civil society to build solutions to urgent environmental challenges. The site includes projects and publications.

Arrow Brooks World Poverty Institute
A British institute working on policy to end world poverty.  The site includes projects and publications.

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