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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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Databases for Art and Design

 Searching for information is a four step process:

  1. Brainstorm your topic to find relevant keywords and phrases
  2. Select a database that has content for your subject. The list below is a good starting point.
  3. Use the keywords and phrases from your brainstorm to create your search. Each database has Help pages available to assist with your search
  4. View your results, evaluate and select the article(s) you require, or, redevelop your keywords and start the process again.

Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile Web image 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.

ASCE Civil Engineering Database

Access to over 100,000 bibliographic and abstracted records from 1970 onwards.

Australia/ New Zealand Reference Centre

Combines Australia and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books.

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ebrary

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.

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General OneFile

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.

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MasterFILE Complete

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.

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New Zealand Legislation

All current laws for this country. Definitions of the types of laws are available from the Parliamentary Counsel Office.

Proquest

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.

 

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Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS)

Over 640,000 records of published research, with most available free through TRIS Online. Includes Research in Progress and Transportation Research Thesaurus.