Articles (Journals, Newspapers, Magazines)


Key article databases for history:

Arrow Discover Click for more information View a demonstration.
Searches multiple  journal article databases simultaneously. Includes Historical Abstracts; Index New Zealand; Australia/NZ Reference Centre; Digital NZ, and Academic Search Premier.

Arrow JSTOR Click for more information
Full-text back issues of arts and sciences journal articles, with the most recent 2 - 5 years embargoed.

Arrow Web of Science Click for more information View a demonstration.
A scholarly research database with good coverage of history.

Arrow Google Scholar Click for more information View a demonstration.
Provides access to peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles.

Arrow Full list of databases recommended for history

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

Newspaper Collections

Arrow Nga Kupu Ora Niupepa: Māori newspapers
Māori newspapers from 1842–1932.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Papers Past: Newspapers
Historic New Zealand newspapers.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content The Illustrated London News - New Zealand content 1842 - 1902

Arrow The Times Digital Archive Click for more information
Full-text and full-image articles from The Times of London 1785 - 2014.

Arrow Trove. Digitised newspapers and more Click for more information
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.

Books and Texts

New Zealand and Māori Books and Texts

Arrow Papers Past
New Zealand historical primary resources including newspapers, magazines & journals; letters & diaries; plus some Parliamentary papers.

Arrow Treaty of Waitangi Collection
eBook collection from the publisher Bridget Williams Books.

Arrow Māori Land Court Minute Books
Use the Māori Land Court Minute Books Index to search for content.

Arrow Taonga Database
A collection of rare publications, including Elsdon Best's publications and bibliography on Māori history and lore.

Arrow Early New Zealand Books
Books about New Zealand written in the nineteenth century.

Arrow New Zealand Electronic Text Collection
Historic New Zealand and Pacific Island texts and materials.

Arrow 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).

Arrow EEBO (Early English Books Online) Click for more information
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.

Arrow Google Books
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.

Video and Images

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Digital NZ
Digitised New Zealand material including aerial photos, posters, newspapers, artwork, research papers and more.

Arrow eTV Click for more information
View history documentaries, including those from the History Channel.

Background Information

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content NZ History
Covers themes such as culture and society, politics and government, and war and society.

Arrow Oxford Reference Online Premium: History
A collection of dictionaries and encyclopaedias with good coverage of military history, politics and history. Includes illustrations and maps.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content Te Ara - Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Includes the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.

Concepts and Definitions

Arrow Historical Dictionary of New Zealand
Includes a chronology, topic entries, and biographies.

Arrow Search Discover for a list of history dictionaries