Museum Studies library subject guide , Aratohu kaupapa mō te whare pupuri taonga

Learn where to start your research in museum studies.

Article databases

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Mega-searches most article databases.

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Google Scholar

Google's academic search.

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Multidisciplinary coverage of scholarly journals.

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ARTbibliographies Modern

Covers museums, exhibitions, and modern and contemporary art. Includes exhibition catalogues and reviews.

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Full text of multidisciplinary articles.

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Newspapers Databases

A list of Massey University Library's databases that index newspapers (local, national & international). Includes Index New Zealand and Newztext Plus (see below).

Index New Zealand

Searches material published in New Zealand. Some full text.

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Searchable full text of Fairfax newspapers and selected magazines. Includes Scoop.

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Terms and conditions for library online resources

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

Books and ebooks

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Search Discover

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Search Libraries Worldwide

For postgraduate students and staff to find and request books that are not held by any Massey University Library.

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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.

Find theses and research reports

Locate Massey, New Zealand and international theses.

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More information

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Background information

International Handbooks of Museum Studies

4 volume work published 2015. Subjects covered are Museum Theory, Museum Practice, Museum Media and Museum Transformation.

ScienceDirect Reference Works

Cross-search a range of encyclopedias, handbooks and other reference material, including the International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. About this resource

Artcyclopedia: The Art Encyclopedia

Searchable by museum, artist and art work. About this resource


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Bloomsbury Fashion Central

Integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion, pre-history to present day. About this resource

Terms and conditions for library online resources

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

Concepts and definitions

Oxford Art Online

Limited to 3 simultaneous users; please close your browser when finished. Includes The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.

Oxford Reference

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Sage Research Methods

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Documentaries and television programmes


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Ethnographic Video Online

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