Defence and Security Studies library subject guide , Aratohu kaupapa mō te waonga me te whakamartu

Learn where to start your research in defence and security studies.

Article databases

Search these databases for the academic articles you need in your study or research.


Searches multiple journal article databases simultaneously. Includes Military and Government Collection, Historical Abstracts, Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Plus and Business Source Complete.

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Google Scholar

Google's academic search. Excellent coverage of scholarly journals.

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Multidisciplinary topics, excellent coverage of scholarly journals.

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Military and Government Collection

Defence and security studies topics. Some scholarly journals.

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Historical Abstracts

Primary source for world history from the 15th century. Excludes US and Canada.

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Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Plus

A good general source of information on Australian, New Zealand and Pacific topics. Includes newspapers.

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The Times Digital Archive 1785 - 2014

Full-text and full-image coverage of world events from The Times (London).

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Newspaper Databases

A list of international and New Zealand newspaper databases. For very current events not yet published elsewhere.

Terms and conditions for library online resources

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

Books and ebooks

Find the book you need in a library, or access an online edition you can read on your computer.

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Find books, ebooks and textbooks

Sage Knowledge Online Book Collection

Searches across Sage books, handbooks and encyclopedias.

Google books

Searches across the full-text content of a huge range of books. You can then check by searching Discover to see if the book is held by Massey Library.

Find theses and research reports

Locate Massey, New Zealand and international theses.

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Background information


Search tip: search on your topic, then refine results to Encyclopedia.

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The Oxford Handbook of Political Science

Reviews key issues and concepts.

International Encyclopedia of Political Science

Documentaries and television programmes


View television programmes from New Zealand and selected international channels. Includes the History Channel.

Concepts and definitions

Oxford Reference

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