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Articles (journals, newspapers, magazines)

Arrow Discover Click for more information View a demonstration.
Searches selected article databases simultaneously. Databases include Academic Search Premier, PsycINFO, Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre and Web of Science. Good starting point for undergraduates.

Arrow Scopus Click for more information View a demonstration.
Excellent coverage of multidisciplinary topics in scholarly journals. Not included in Discover.

Arrow Social Work Toolkit  Click for more information
A collection of resources including expert opinions, case studies, book chapters, summary sheets, and audio and video clips.

Arrow Social Services Abstracts Click for more information
Specialist database for social work and social policy. Not included in Discover.

Arrow Google Scholar Click for more information View a demonstration.
Google’s academic search. Excellent coverage of scholarly journals and good for New Zealand topics.

Arrow Full list of article databases recommended for social work

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


Books & Ebooks

Arrow Search Discover
Search to find Library books, journals, DVDs & other material.

  • How to use BONUS+ to obtain books not available at Massey View a demonstration.

Arrow Ebooks at Massey University Library
How to find ebooks View a Demonstration.

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

Theses

Arrow Massey University Social Work Theses

Arrow Finding Theses
Locate Massey, New Zealand and international theses.


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Background Information

Search across a range of specialist encyclopaedias for a comprehensive overview of a topic.

Arrow ScienceDirect Reference Works Click for more information
Select Social Sciences then enter search terms.

Concepts & Definitions

Arrow Dictionary of Social Work
Defines terminology, concepts and policies relating to key terms and discusses implications for social work and and social care. Use Firefox or Chrome for best display.

Documentaries

Arrow Counseling and Therapy in Video Click for more information
Videos of counselling sessions that may be useful for some areas of social work practice.

Arrow eTV Click for more information
Recorded television programmes from New Zealand and selected international channels. Good background for current and professional issues. 

Research Methods

Arrow Sage Research Methods Online Click for more information
Full-text content from books, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, handbooks, journals, and videos.

Arrow Search the Library Catalogue for material on research methods in the social sciences


New Zealand Organisations & Government Information

Organisations

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW)
ANZASW is the professional association for Social Workers in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB)
A Crown agency that provides public assurance that registered social workers: (a) meet professional standards of competent practice, (b) are accountable for the way in which they practise, and (c) undertake ongoing professional development.

Government Information

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Directory of Official Information
Older copies of the Directory are available in print.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content New Zealand Government
Guide to government services. Includes Government A-Z information for all government departments and organisations.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Ministry of Social Development
Government information about social welfare and social services.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content New Zealand Parliament
Parliament's homepage. Includes information about legislation, select committees, Hansard, oral questions and written questions.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content New Zealand Parliament: Electorate Profiles
Includes election results, statistics about people, households and industries, deprivation statistics, and maps for the seven Māori electorates and the 64 general electorates in New Zealand.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Westlaw NZ Legal Databases Click for more information
Full-text libraries spanning many areas of law in New Zealand including bills, acts, regulations, and case law; and includes family law. Click on Sign in by IP Access from the Westlaw NZ homepage.

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Referencing

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