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These resources are a good place to start your information search on most topics, and are particularly useful for undergraduate students.
You may also want to check the resources listed in the Subject Guide for your area.
Searches across many article databases at the same time. Select either of the Library Collection boxes to limit to material held at Massey University Library. For scholarly, peer reviewed, journal articles tick the Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Articles box.
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.
A scholarly database that allows you to search for articles on a topic and to track items cited in reference lists.
Web of Science
Another scholarly topic and citation database.
Database Licence Information
Legal guidelines about how and by whom Library-subscribed article databases may be used.
Index New Zealand
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.
Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre
Full text of selected Australian and New Zealand magazines, newspapers, reference books, and company information.
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.
The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography
Over 3,000 biographies of New Zealanders who have 'made their mark' on this country. It does not include people who are alive.
ScienceDirect Reference Works
Search in one or all of these encyclopedias, covering most topics.
Tip: use the search box under Reference Works, rather than at the top of the page.
Oxford Reference Online Premium
Concise entries covering a range of topics.
Concepts & Definitions
Oxford English Dictionary
The classic work for words in English. Covers pronunciation, how the word is used in context, and the etymology (origin & history) of each word.
Cambridge Dictionaries Online
Choose from a range of dictionaries published by Cambridge University Press.
Search Discover to find Library books, journals, DVDs & other material.
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Writing & Referencing
- OWLL: Online Writing and Learning Link
Study skills, writing assignments etc
- APA Interactive
An easy-to-use tool for APA referencing. Also links to other styles (e.g. MLA)
Evaluating Source Quality How to evaluate the quality of information
- Referencing Software and Tools
Software to organise references in your assignments
Help & Demonstrations
- How Do I Find ... ?
Help on finding information
- 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.