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Library Resources for Alumni

You can use the Library for Alumni search box above to check out print books, as well as access some full text online articles. Or, use the list below to directly access individual ebooks, online reference resources, and article databases. Discover and database search boxes found elsewhere on the Library website will not work for alumni.

Alumni members who reside in New Zealand can borrow up to 40 items at one time for three weeks. Requested materials will be posted to you. You can turn the Courier bag inside out and use the supplied Freepost label to return books to us. To order books, click on the Request This button in your Library for Alumni search results.

Search these online resources for journal articles and ebooks

The following journals, ebooks, and databases are available to Massey alumni registered with the Library. Use your Library Borrower ID and password to log in (please note, these are different from the username and password used to log in to Massey University Alumni Relations).

Alumni Library membership does not provide access to all of the online journals, ebooks, and databases in the Library collection. Access is determined by the terms of publisher licenses.

Art and design

Art, Design & Architecture Complete --full text database featuring current publications in the fields of visual and applied arts 

ARTbibliographies Modern --ProQuest database covering all art disciplines

ARTstor --full text digital library of nearly one million downloadable images

Design and Applied Arts Index --ProQuest database covering all design disciplines, including craft

International Bibliography of Art --ProQuest bibliographic database on scholarly literature about Western Art

Oxford Art Online --Use Oxford Art Online to search and access the content of Grove Art Online and Oxford art reference titles in one location. This database contains more than 23,000 subject entries, 21,000 biographies, 500,000 bibliographic citations, 40,000 image links, and 5,000 images.

Vogue Archive --searchable full text of Vogue (US edition) from the first issue in 1892 to present



Business Source Alumni --full text database featuring content from over 3000 academic journals, trade publications, & magazines

OECD iLibrary --full text database featuring OECD Factbooks, country economic outlooks, trade reports, & more


Computer Science

ACM Digital Library --full text database containing all publications from the Association for Computing Machinery

ACM Guide to Computing Literature --database of literature relating to computer science disciplines

IGI Global Reference Research Collection --full text database of reference materials in all areas of computer science and information technology


Ebook Collections

Early English Books Online (EEBO) --full text collection of over 125,000 print documents published from 1400-1700

IGI Global Reference Research Collection --full text database of reference materials in all areas of computer science and information technology

Sage Knowledge Online Book Collection --full text collection of over 2400 multidisciplinary ebooks and online handbooks with a strong social science focus


Environmental Sciences

Environmental Encyclopedia --full text reference resource covering environmental science, ecology, and Earth sciences

GeoRef --ProQuest database of geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses


Linguistics and Language

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts --ProQuest database of the international literature in linguistics and language sciences 



Academic Search Alumni --full text of over 2000 academic journals from all disciplines

Annual Reviews --a full text collection of journals summarising progress in a particular area of the biomedical, physical, or social sciences

JSTOR --full text archival content of thousands of scholarly journals

Project Muse --full text articles from over 300 scholarly journals in history, social sciences, and sciences

Sage Journals Online --full text journals in health sciences, life & biomedical sciences, materials science & engineering, and social sciences & humanities

Times Digital Archive 1785-2006 --full text archive of every page published by the Times (London) from 1785-2006



Oxford Music Online --use Oxford Music Online to access and cross-search Grove Music Online, Oxford Companion to Music, and Oxford Dictionary of Music. Sources can be searched independently or together.

Research Methods

Sage Research Methods Online --full text research tool to assist researchers and graduate students with research


Science and Vet Science

Academic Search Alumni full text of over 2000 academic journals from all disciplines, including veterinary science

BioOne --full text of over 150 publications in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography --full text reference work of scientists from antiquity to modern times

CSIRO --full text journals covering the sciences, with an emphasis on Australian content


Social Science

Dictionary of American History --full text reference resource covering a wide range of topics in American history

Early English Books Online (EEBO) --full text collection of over 125,000 print documents published from 1400-1700

Eighteenth Century Collections Online Text Creation Partnership (ECCO-TCP) --full text database of over 180,000 titles published during the 18th century

First World War --full text collection of diaries, letters, personal narratives, trench journals, and photographs which brings to life the reality of the First World War through men and women who experienced it firsthand. Supplementing the primary sources are secondary resources including interactive maps, 360° panoramas and walk-throughs of the Sanctuary Wood Trench System, the Memory Wall, scholarly essays, a slideshow gallery, chronologies, and glossaries.

L'Année Philologique --bibliography of the classical world comprised of the print index begun in 1928 by Jules Marouzeau

Popular culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975 --full text database containing original archival materials about student protests, civil rights, consumerism, rock and roll, counterculture, and the Vietnam War

Social Services Abstracts --ProQuest database of research focused on social work, human services, and related areas

Sociological Abstracts --ProQuest database of literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioural sciences



Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine --full text encyclopedia covering all aspects of sports medicine



Dissertations and Theses --ProQuest database of over two million dissertation and thesis abstracts and reviews from North America, UK, and Ireland, dating as far back as 1716

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