General Resources Article Databases

Top Picks

These databases are a good place to start for most topics.

Arrow Discover Click for more information View a demonstration.
Searches across many article databases at the same time. Select one of the full text boxes to limit to material held at Massey University Library. For scholarly, peer reviewed, journal articles tick the Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals box. 

Arrow Google Scholar Click for more information View a demonstration.
Looks and works like Google, but searches for academic literature. Google Scholar is publicly-available, but using the links from the Massey Library website will connect you to our full text resources, where available.

Arrow Scopus Click for more information View a demonstration.
A scholarly database that allows you to search for articles on a topic and to track items cited in reference lists.

Arrow Web of Science Click for more information View a demonstration.
Another scholarly topic and citation database.

New Zealand Databases

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Index New Zealand Click for more information
The major New Zealand database, although many results do not have full text. Once you have identified your articles you may need to check for the relevant journals by searching for the journal title in Discover.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Click for more information View a demonstration.
Full text of selected Australian and New Zealand magazines, newspapers, reference books, and company information.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Newztext Plus Click for more information View a demonstration.
Newztext Plus searches several databases that cover New Zealand newspaper and journal articles. It can be helpful to tick only those resources you need:

  • Newspapers and Magazines search for full text articles from many newspapers and a few magazines.
  • Index New Zealand searches across a more comprehensive range of journals, though most results give an abstract only.

Database Licence Information

Top Tips

  • Journal articles provide up-to-date research and information on specific topics.
  • Types of Journals: Articles can be found in various types of journals, including scholarly/academic, trade/industry, popular magazines, and newspapers.
  • If you have a topic you need to find articles on, you should use the article databases suggested on this page or the other subject guides.
  • If you already have a reference to a specific article, search for the journal name or for the article name using Discover. View a demonstration.
  • For background information, concepts, definitions and information on people, see the General Resources Subject Guide.

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