Key article databases for history:
Searches multiple journal article databases simultaneously. Includes Historical Abstracts; Index New Zealand; Australia/NZ Reference Centre; Digital NZ, and Academic Search Premier.
Full-text back issues of arts and sciences journal articles, with the most recent 2 - 5 years embargoed.
Web of Science
A scholarly research database with good coverage of history.
Provides access to peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles.
Database Licence Information
Legal guidelines about how and by whom Library-subscribed article databases may be used.
Niupepa: Māori newspapers
Māori newspapers from 1842–1932.
Papers Past: Newspapers
Historic New Zealand newspapers.
The Times Digital Archive
Full-text and full-image articles from The Times of London 1785 - 2014.
Trove. Digitised newspapers and more
Historic Australian newspapers from the 1800s to mid 1950s.
To find specific newspaper titles (online, in print, or on microfilm/microfiche) search for the newspaper title in Discover and then tick the "Journal Title" box in the left sidebar.
New Zealand and Māori Books and Texts
New Zealand historical primary resources including newspapers, magazines & journals; letters & diaries; plus some Parliamentary papers.
Treaty of Waitangi Collection
eBook collection from the publisher Bridget Williams Books.
A collection of rare publications, including Elsdon Best's publications and bibliography on Māori history and lore.
Early New Zealand Books
Books about New Zealand written in the nineteenth century.
New Zealand Electronic Text Collection
Historic New Zealand and Pacific Island texts and materials.
New Zealand Official Yearbooks
The annual yearbooks include a wide range of information about New Zealand. First published in 1893.
International Books and Texts
Searchable transcriptions of over 2200 texts from Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO).
EEBO (Early English Books Online)
Early books written in English, and some other languages. Includes reproductions of the original versions of books written between 1473-1700. Subjects include English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, religion, politics & government.
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.
Digitised New Zealand material including aerial photos, posters, newspapers, artwork, research papers and more.
View history documentaries, including those from the History Channel.
Covers themes such as culture and society, politics and government, and war and society.
Oxford Reference Online Premium: History
A collection of dictionaries and encyclopaedias with good coverage of military history, politics and history. Includes illustrations and maps.
Te Ara - Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Includes the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.
Concepts and Definitions
Historical Dictionary of New Zealand
Includes a chronology, topic entries, and biographies.
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