New Zealand History Databases

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Specialist New Zealand History

AtoJs online
Coverage: Contains digitised reports from selected volumes of the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives.
Date range: 1850s -1945 (some volumes from this period have yet to be added to the collection)
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Access: No access restrictions

Historical abstracts
Coverage: Index to literature on world history from 1450 to present. All countries except Canada and US.
Date range: 1955- Updated monthly.
Publication types: Journals.
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The New Zealand history collection
Coverage: This Collection is a landmark digital resource from Bridget Williams Books (BWB). Designed and managed in-house at BWB, the Collection is primarily designed to: Make this acclaimed list of award-winning New Zealand historical scholarship available direct to libraries, schools and other institutions; Offer a clear, fast and responsive design, optimised for mobile and tablet devices; Deliver flexible and intuitive use of the books that avoids proprietary technology and instead acknowledges how readers and researchers use the web day-to-day; Evolve over time using a platform built on open standards and drawing on features such as CrossRef that are built to last.
Publication types: books
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Coverage: A collection of historic newspapers published primarily for a Māori audience between 1842 and 1932. The newspapers can be searched (full text), browsed (by series) or accessed by date. Consists of over 17,000 pages taken from 34 separate periodicals. It is based on "Niupepa 1842-1933", a microfiche collection produced by the Alexander Turnbull Library.
Date range: 1842-1932.
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Papers past
Coverage: Papers Past contains digitised New Zealand and Pacific newspapers from the 19th and 20th centuries (up to 1950 for some titles), magazines and journals from 1861 to 2017, and digitised reports from volumes of the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives (AJHRs) and the Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives.
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Index New Zealand
Coverage: Multidisciplinary coverage of material published in and about New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
Date range: 1987-
Publication types: Academic journals, magazines, newspapers
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Coverage: Provides full-text access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in many subjects. Does not include current journal issues; content is updated according to a "moving wall" process.
Date range: Updated monthly
Publication types: Journal articles, reviews
Note: The Library subscribes to the Arts & Sciences I-XII, Biological Sciences, Business III-IV, Health & General Sciences Collections and 19th Century British Pamphlets. Title lists
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Te Puna
Coverage: Use Te Puna to find information about material held in New Zealand. Te Puna includes access to New Zealand National Union Catalogue, National Library of New Zealand Catalogue, Index New Zealand and He Puna Kupu Māori, as well as the Library of Congress and Australian National Bibliographic Database.
Publication types: Books, journals, newspaper articles, conference proceedings and dissertations.
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News Sources

Coverage: A global news and business information service that combines the content sets of Dow Jones Interactive and Reuters Business Briefing. Factiva delivers articles from Reuters and Dow Jones journalists worldwide - just minutes after the news appears in real-time services. Good coverage of New Zealand newspapers.
Date range: 1979- daily updates
Publication types: Newspapers, newswires, trade journals, newsletters, magazines, web sites, transcripts, market reports.
Help: Some newspapers do not allow academic institutions to access the full text. See Blocked titles.
Endnote: Adding records to EndNote.
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