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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.

Article databases

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


Searches across many article databases at the same time, including Index New Zealand and Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Plus. Tick the 'Library collection: excluding articles' box to limit to books and ebooks. For scholarly, peer reviewed, journal articles tick the 'Scholarly (peer reviewed) articles' box. 

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Google Scholar

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.

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A scholarly database that allows you to search for articles on a topic and to track items cited in reference lists.

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Search Discover for a list of newspaper article databases

Terms and conditions for library online resources

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

New Zealand articles

Search for New Zealand articles from journals, newspapers and magazines.

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. Index New Zealand is also included in Discover.

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Plus

Full text of selected Australian and New Zealand magazines, newspapers, reference books, and company information. Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Plus is also included in Discover.

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Newztext 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.

Books and ebooks

Find books and ebooks.

Search Discover

Search Discover to find Library books, journals, DVDs & other material.

Find books, ebooks and textbooks

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 University Library.

More information

Find background articles and concepts.

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.

Background information

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 and 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.

Related subject guides

Subject guides

Find article databases, books, ebooks, background information and other resources in your subject area.

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