A database allows you to search for material in journals, magazines and electronic books. You can read a description (abstract) of the article or book or you can often read the whole article or book online. Many databases require Adobe Acrobat Reader to read PDF files.
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Searching for information is a four step process:
Offers access to more than 14,000 titles, including more than 9,000 peer reviewed journals. Millions of full text articles available. News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care (ie Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand), humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology. Links to medical videos.
Access to over 100,000 bibliographic and abstracted records from 1970 onwards.
Combines Australia and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books.
128,000 digital books, on a wide range of subjects. You can set up a password on the bookshelf area, and add passages and your own notes, and have APA style references added automatically. A quick user guide is available on the homepage here.
News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care (ie Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand), hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
Provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference periodicals covering business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues, and reference books including biographies, primary source documents and an image collection of photos, maps and flags. Dating as far back as 1975. You can arrange for a Journal Alert (You will be emailed with a contents list every time a new issue of your journal is published) or Search Alert (to be emailed every time a new article on your topic is published) service.
Provides global access to one of the largest online content repositories in the world, with full text of over 4000 journals, newspapers and magazines with detailed abstracts and indexing for a further 3500 publications. The following subjects are covered: accounting, arts, business, careers, computers, economics, children, education, finance, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, medicine, multicultural, newspapers, pharmacy; psychology, sciences, social sciences, technology, and telecommunications.