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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.

Australia/ New Zealand Reference Centre

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

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GivMe (Formerly BreakOut)

A list of 2,565 awards, scholarships and grants for school, polytechnic or travel grants; sports and arts schemes; personal grants; personal development funds; academic and non academic funding.

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FindNZarticles

This database is an index (Articles may be available through the library Interloan scheme) to Maori; newspaper; science and technology resources.
Including: 

  • Papers index
  • Landcare Publications database
  • Index New Zealand
  • The indexes to Te Ao Hou, Te Maori,and Te Kaunihera Maori mainly in the 1960s-70s.
  • BUGS - Bibliography of NZ terrestrial invertebrates, 1775-1993
  • New Zealand science journals 1918-1994
  • Chapters from books/conference papers on the Index New Zealand CD-ROM

Index New Zealand (INNZ)

Contains abstracts from nearly 300 New Zealand journals and selected newspapers.

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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.

New Zealand National Bibliographic Database

Lists publications held in New Zealand libraries, and includes literature and information resources that relate to New Zealand and the Pacific.  The National Library holds varied collections of research material and includes the Alexander Turnbull Library - a storehouse of words, pictures and sounds that tell us about the activities of people in New Zealand and the Pacific.