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Below is a guide to the range of services and resources available to customers with an interest in business and management


ProSearch is the professional search services of Wellington City Libraries. We have the skills and specialist resources to track down reliable, up-to-date information quickly.

Business Directories

The Business Directories page provides information on the Wellington City Libraries' collection which includes a full range of current business, trade, telephone and fax directories. We provide both print and online resources.

Annual reports

Annual reports are a great way of finding out all about a particular company, e.g.-

  • What projects have they completed during the past year
  • Have they made a profit
  • What are their intentions for the next financial year
  • Who is on the board
Annual Reports are also very useful to consult if you are thinking of applying for a position in a particular company.

Business magazines

The following are just some of the magazines held in Wellington City Libraries relevant to management and business.

General business magazines

Business review weekly (Australian)
Contains articles about business ranging from sales and accountancy to management and small business. Includes commentary and essays and technology review.
Aimed at corporate officers and other major executives in business interested in developing management insight through review of the nation's largest corporations.
Directed at giving top executives, and those working to reach senior positions in business, information on the economic, political and social trends that affect the environment of business.
Harvard Business Review
Is written for upper level management. Presents analysis of management problems and helpful commentary on advanced thinking and practice in all fields of management and administration.
Idealog is the magazine and website of New Zealand creative business, ideas and innovation.
Management today
Contains articles, research, commentary, profiles, training and book reviews on all aspects of business management. It is published in London for members of the Institute of Management.
MIT Sloan Management Review
Contains refereed articles, commentary and reviews by management academics, consultants and practitioners on what is most useful in current management theory and practice. It is written for professional managers and is peer reviewed.
National Business Review
NZ Business
Monthly business magazine targeted at business executives, featuring articles about innovation and success.

Human resources magazines

HR Magazine
Feature articles providing insights into innovative approaches and successful programs, commentary, compensation, legislation and news of note aimed at professionals in human resource management
Training and development
A publication of the American Society for Training and Development which is committed to the development and utilization of human potential. Contains articles on training programmes, development skills and counseling and guidance.

Subject Indexes

Apart from browsing through specific magazines on a regular basis, the best way to access the vast range of New Zealand and international journals held is via subject indexes :

  • Index New Zealand (INNZ) - available via our mygateway.info online databases: - indexes New Zealand magazines and newspapers for articles both of general and business interest.
  • EBSCO - international databases which do include some New Zealand magazines, including New Zealand Business. This can be accessed via our mygateway.info online databases.
  • ABI-INFORM - good United Kingdom focussed business database which also includes the Wall Street Journal. This can be accessed via our mygateway.info online databases.

Shelf Help

Below is a quick guide to key Dewey (shelf) numbers, providing you with easy identification of where to look for books on business and management at our libraries


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