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Academic Search Elite

A rich resource spanning a broad stretch of academic subjects with thousands of full-text journals and abstracted and indexed journals, many of which are peer-reviewed.

Bridget Williams Books - Te Pouhere Kōrero

Te Pouhere Kōrero is a journal authored by a collective of established Māori historians. The ten volumes of Te Pouhere Kōrero: Māori History, Māori People explore the rich narratives of Māori and indigenous history. Covering a wide range of topics, the collection provides a valuable resource for research on the history and culture of Aotearoa New Zealand. Search and browse them all below.

Business Source Premier

A business research database offering information in nearly every area of business including management, economics, finance, accounting and international business. Titles include:

  • Harvard Business Review
  • New Zealand Management
  • Forbes
  • NZ Business


Dragonsource provides access to hundreds of Chinese language magazines in both simplified and traditional Chinese for online reading

EBSCO Portal

Find all our EBSCO databases through this portal, including:

  • EBSCOHost - Magazine, journal and newspaper databases
  • Australia/New Zealand Points of View
  • Literary Reference Center Plus
  • Consumer Health Complete

And more. Have an explore - these databases cover a wide variety of topics.

Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2020 (Gale)

The Economist presents the world's political, business, scientific, technological and cultural developments and the connections between them. With this archive you can access every weekly issue between 1843 and 2015 - from cover to cover.

General OneFile (Gale)

Includes thousands of journal titles, audio of radio broadcasts, and hundreds of newspapers - a total of in excess of 14,500 titles (more than 40% of which are unique to the database) with more than 35 years of coverage from 1980 to present.

Highlights include:

  • Full-text of the New York Times from 1985 to the present (updated daily), and The Economist from 1988 to the present, with no embargo
  • The full collection of National Public Radio (NPR) programs from 1990 to the present (including searchable transcripts), and links to thousands of video files from providers including NYTimes.com Video Collection and Associated Press Video News

Index New Zealand

An index of abstracts and descriptions of articles in New Zealand publications over the last 30 years to the present in English, and from September 2007 in te reo Māori. Although INNZ doesn't have the full text of articles, it indexes a huge number of New Zealand magazines, newspapers and journals, and can be hugely useful for finding articles in your area of interest.

Magazines on Libby

Browse over 2000 magazines across many different genres - news, parenting, art, craft, hobbies, sports, automobiles, New Zealand magazines and more!

MasterFILE Complete

A large collection of full-text magazines, journals and reference books. If you are looking for a particular publication click on the 'Publications' link at the top of the database page.

Also features full text from 88,000 biographies.

National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-2023 (Gale)

Search articles and legendary photos from this historical archive, covering more than a hundred years of National Geographic magazine. Includes coverage of global events, nature, science, technology, and the environment.


Gives same day, unlimited access to replicas of thousands of newspapers and magazines (across many subjects) from NZ and around the world. Browse by country, language or title. Publications are available from more than 100 countries in over 60 languages, with titles going back 90 days.

Note: Stuff Ltd PressReader publications, including The Post are now only available for in-library use (more information about the Stuff Ltd PressReader publications change).

You can access PressReader through your browser or with the PressReader app.

ProQuest Research Library

Access to a wide range of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers on popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 6,600 titles - over 5,000 in full text - from 1971 forward.

Smithsonian Collections Online (Gale)

Gale and the Smithsonian have partnered to give students and researchers a look behind the glass of the Smithsonian Museum's exhibits and collections. The digitized materials within Smithsonian Collections Online span multidisciplinary topics for both research and education, including:

  • Evolution of Flight, 1784-1991
  • Trade Literature and the Merchandizing of Industry
  • World's Fairs and Expositions: Visions of Tomorrow
  • Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive