Gale’s new platform Artemis Primary Sources provides simultaneous searching of two databases of historical resources, Eighteenth Century Collections Online and Nineteenth Century Collections Online.
Looking to search across a wide range of historical newspapers? Try Gale NewsVault.
Ethnographic Video Online, a searchable anthropological and ethnographic video collection, has released a new interface to enhance the user viewing experience.
From 21-27 October, the University of Auckland celebrates Open Access Week. As part of the week’s events, the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Matt McGregor will be presenting a session on Tuesday from 1-2pm, titled "From Open Access to Open Licensing: Copyright, Creative Commons and Scholarly Publishing".
Papers Past, the National Library’s digitised collection of 19th and early 20th Century New Zealand newspapers and periodicals, recently passed the landmark of three million digitised pages.
NZ On Screen, a website containing 1000s of television shows, films and music videos available online for public viewing, is celebrating its fifth birthday this month.
The Man Booker Prize Shortlist for 2013 was recently announced and has been described as the “best shortlist in a decade” (Churchwell, 2013).
Project MUSE has introduced a new Advanced Search interface, offering users the ability to create detailed yet focused search queries to locate relevant scholarly content.
Want to see the NZ Herald’s editorial and letters page from last Monday?
Visit PressDisplay, providing online access to a wealth of national and international newspaper and magazine titles.
On this day in 1963, Dr Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech to over 250,000 civil rights supporters during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The Library has a great number of resources covering Dr King, his actions and continuing influence.
We would appreciate your feedback about Libraries and Learning Services. Fill in a short survey and enter the draw for one of two 32GB Microsoft Surface RT with type keyboard cover. Survey closes 30 August 2013.
If you’re looking for a weekly dose of political analysis, have a listen to the Guardian’s Politics Weekly podcast.
Founded in 1937, the social research organisation Mass Observation’s key aim was to record public opinion, living conditions and everyday life in Britain.
Mass Observation Online contains primary material gathered from 1937-1972, including file reports, publications, surveys, diaries and photographs.
Feeling lost? Let's change that!
We are offering tours through the General Library during the first week of Semester 2.
The Library now subscribes to the World Religion Database, an online database containing detailed international statistics on religious affiliation.
Explore the Library’s new database LGBT Thought and Culture which contains a wide range of material documenting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political, social and cultural movements throughout the 20th Century until today.
The Library now has ongoing access to the database LGBT Thought and Culture, a searchable full text collection holding an extensive selection of material documenting LGBT political, social and cultural movements throughout the 20th Century until present day.
Looking for in-depth and authoritative research guides on a range of subjects?
Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) will help you locate reliable information sources quickly, with access to articles, annotated bibliographies, and expert commentary on key topics and concepts.
A number of new modules are now available from OBO, doubling the previous range of subject areas covered.
Until 31 July 2013, the Library has trial access to the Daily Mail Historical Archive. Covering the period from the newspaper’s inception in 1896 until 2004, the online archive offers facsimile copies of each issue and is fully searchable.
The Library now has trial access to a number of modules from Nineteenth Century Collections Online, a fully searchable archive of rare and important primary sources chosen by experts and sourced from the world’s leading libraries.
The Anglican newspaper Church and People is available to browse digitally through the John Kinder Theological Library’s Church Papers Online. Church and People was a monthly newspaper from 1946 to 1976 and covered church reports, editorials and articles.
Celebrated writer Anita Desai was recently in New Zealand for the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival. During her stay she visited the University of Auckland to spend time with the Master of Creative Writing students from the Department of English.
The Chinese Studies module is now available from Oxford Bibliographies Online, providing an authoritative guide to key works in the study of China across all disciplines.
Looking for a fun and simple guide to statistics? This is the book for you!
Charles Wheelan, Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, New York: Norton, 2013.
This new online tutorial will help you identify and locate books, book chapters, and journal articles. You can test yourself to check your knowledge.
Ben Yagoda says that teaching students to write well may be too ambitious a goal. Instead he aims to improve your writing by eliminating those common errors such as spelling mistakes, poorly chosen words, and train-wreck punctuation. In his book How to Not Write Bad you’ll find lots of helpful advice.
Motivational books are not usually found in university libraries, but one that seems appropriate is How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Academic Writing. Psychologist Paul Silvia discusses specious barriers to writing (can't find the time... need to do more research first... need a better computer... or just waiting for inspiration), and offers motivational tools and practical suggestions for overcoming them.
Do you need to access films and other audiovisual material from the Library collections? Come to the Audiovisual Library and join a 10 minutes tour!
Lost? It does not have to be this way. We are offering tours through the General Library during the first two weeks of Semester 1.
We have one copy of this book in the General Library. The call number is 301.0944 D96Y.
The merger of Penguin Books and German-owned Random House has received much media attention in October. In a recent Guardian article, Oliver Wainwright muses about the beauty of Penguin Books.>
The Library provides access to a new database, the British Academy Publications Online (BAPO). BAPO is a collection of academic monographs and edited volumes from the distinguished British Academy list, made available by Oxford University Press.
Come and hear from Associate Professor Alex Holcombe, from the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney, about Open Access and the academic community. His seminar is entitled “Our Scholarship System is Broken. Can Open Access Fix It?”
Would you like some support with your first essay assignments?
Papers Past contains more than two million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. Latest additions to Papers Past include the New Zealand Herald (1863-1884).
The current General Library display marks the 350th anniversary of the Book of Common Prayer 1662 edition. This is the edition which is still in current use in Anglican churches around the world for services of Matins and Evensong, and in particular Anglican dioceses such as the Archdiocese of Sydney for the Eucharist or Lord’s Supper.
Hika Lite is a te reo Māori learning application for mobile phones, released in partnership with Vodafone NZ for Māori Language Week. It is available as free download for both iPhone and Android mobile.
The Documentary Edge Festival presents 72 films from New Zealand and around the world from 26 April until 13 May 2012. The special section Arab Spring is in the spotlight of this year's festival.
In less than two weeks New Zealand's largest literary festival will turn Auckland again into a vibrant meeting point for acclaimed writers, readers and thinkers.
Reading ejournals instead of print journals certainly saves a lot of trees, but what about other environmental effects?
From 16th March 2012 the monthly student Internet data allowance will double to 400MBs for undergraduates and to 800MBs for postgrad students.
The Chicago Manual of Style Online is a tremendously useful guide to citations and writing style. An interesting, amusing, and occasionally helpful feature is the monthly Q&A section.
The Arts Information Services team is offering 10 sessions of the undergraduate research skills workshop to Arts students. Book on the Library website under Library workshops, or ask a librarian at the Enquiry Desk in the Genral Library for assistance.
The Dickens' bicentenary is being celebrated worldwide with festivities and acknowledgments ranging from art exhibitions to performances of his work to series of periodical articles.
In July 2011 Google Scholar introduced with Google Scholar Citations a simple way for authors to compute their citation metrics and track them over time. This service has now been made available to everyone.
The following tips may be useful to all researchers interested in Open Access publishing.
OAIster is a union catalogue of millions of digital resources. The freely available and easy to search database can be accessed from this WorldCat web page.
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is the port of call for all researchers, authors, publishers, librarians, and readers interested in free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
Open Access stands for toll-free online access to scientific and scholarly literature with the aim of ensuring maximum dissemination and rapid availability of research.
Open Access Week, a global event now entering its fifth year, is taking place from 24 to 30 October 2011. The Library is hosting three events for University of Auckland staff and postgraduates.
Open Access Week, a global event now entering its fifth year, is taking place from 24 to 30 October 2011. The Library is hosting three events for University of Auckland staff and postgraduates.
Users of Index New Zealand are asked to provide feedback on additional search limit options.
Participate in the survey - and go in the draw to win a $50 voucher by submitting your feedback!
The Library has expanded its subscriptions to Brill Online and now provides access to three additional reference works which are relevant to a wide range of academic disciplines.
Alexander Street Press produces academic collections of video and primary source materials in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Please register for a free trial.
Happy 400th Birthday to the KJV . The display was in the General Library. A display of the NZ International Film Festival has replaced it.
Facebook users may like to view more pictures from the display, watch a one minute video, and like the Arts Information Services page.
DigiZeitschriften is an archive of journals published in Germany, including some English language material.
The library has trial access to new modules for OBO: International Relations, Medieval Studies, and Victorian Literature.
The trial will run until 15 June, 2011.
The Library currently has trial access to British Literary Manuscripts Online, a database of facsimile images of literary manuscripts, including letters and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, and other literary works, and similar materials.
The Library currently has trial access to Bridgeman Education, a searchable database of over 300,000 images from the Bridgeman Art Library.
Arts Information Services has a NEW Facebook Page!
The current issues of 174 journals will be available on the JSTOR platform from January 2011.
Other new features include new content formats, multimedia files, journal-related news and information and new personalization features.
Vaggioli, Felice. 2010. The Maori : a history of the earliest inhabitants of New Zealand. Translated by John Crockett. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press.
This thesis is an exercise in foundational theology written by an indigenous Māori theologian of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Pa Henare taught for many years at the CIT, and as lecturer of the School of Theology. The thesis is a Phd thesis of the Melbourne College of Divinity, available from their research repository.
Pope Benedict XVI has declared Australia's first saint, Mary of the Cross MacKillop.
The Corpus Christianorum is an important scholarly collection of the writings of Christian authors from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages. The texts are in Latin.
These treasures are far more accessible because now they have subject headings describing the works. It is now much easier to find within this collection the volumes which are commentaries on each book of the bible, and also writings concerning such topics as anger, penance, humility, chastity, riddles, Judaism, saints, cosmology.
The Journal of War and Cultural Studies has a broad but clearly-defined research field: the relationship between war and culture in the twentieth century, and into the twenty-first, primarily in Europe but not excluding other areas involved in conflict, although these will retain a focus on their relationship to Europe.
Medieval Family Life includes full colour searchable facsimiles of five major letter collections and associated manuscripts from fifteenth century England: the Paston, Stonor, Cely, Plumpton and Amburgh papers.
Bishop Winston Halapua has been elected bishop of Polynesia -- one of the three archbishops of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
The library is currently trialling the newly launched Oxford Bibliographies Online, an online bibliographic tool from Oxford University Press, designed to help students and scholars in the humanities and social sciences find reliable information sources quickly.
Eighteenth Century Journals IV comprises searchable facsimiles of rare magazines and newspapers, literary periodicals and political journals from 1708-1820 that chart the transformation of Manchester during a time of rapid industrialisation and political turmoil.
To find easy to read introductions to philosophers or their works, or an overview of a philosophical idea try some of the books published in the series A Guide for the Perplexed; Reader's Guides; or Very Short Introductions.
Visit the website Philosophy Bites and listen to Nigel Warburton interviewing Jonathan Wolff about John Rawls' A Theory of Justice.
The University of Auckland proudly presents an interesting and free presentation from 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner Dr Jennifer Plane Te Paa, the first lay, indigenous and single woman ever to be appointed as head of an Anglican theological college throughout the Anglican Communion.
The Rev Dr Allan Davidson, who retired in 2009 after 27 years' lecturing at St John's Theological College in Auckland, has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
An online encyclopedia provides information about the histories and theologies of Judaism and Christianity, and examines the influence of these religions on various aspects of human culture.
A free public lecture by Dr. Anna M Gade, Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, will be given on 7 October.
Complete the Library's Customer Satisfaction Survey before the 28th of August and go in the draw to win a 120GB Apple iPod Classic.
The Persée portal provides free public access to the full text of entire collections of peer-reviewed journals, from the first issue published. The program has become the largest website dedicated to French academic journals in the fields of humanities and social sciences.
A conference to celebrate and interact with Darwinism, on the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species.
Electronic Enlightenment is a collection of letters from eighteenth century writers, thinkers, scientists and politicians and their families, friends, bankers, booksellers, patrons and publishers.
L’Année philologique now has interim records for volumes 1-19 (1924-1948), adding nearly 140,000 references to the online database.
Niustext is a new database featuring several South Pacific newspapers and other news sources.
We have Niustext available on a trial basis until 11 July.
Are you having difficulty finishing your dissertation? Are you feeling stuck after trying various approaches, or panicky about the entire enterprise? It is unlikely that your cognitive abilities are to blame. More likely, the culprits are anxiety, self-doubt, procrastination, perfectionism, and the thoughts, feelings, and behaviour that accompany these difficulties. This book was written for you.
Miller, A. Finish Your Dissertation Once and for All! Washington: APA, 2009
The iBreviary is set to become a big hit with tech savvy Italian priests.
The University of Auckland Library has launched LibrarySearch, the pilot version of a new search environment that simplifies and enhances access to the Library's resources, and which more closely matches current user expectations of web searching. University staff and students are invited to try out the new environment and give us feedback.
Blackwell Companion to Consciousness added tothe e-book collection Blackwell Reference Online.
The Political Studies Audiovisual Database records have been uploaded onto Voyager. The database has been removed from LEARN and all items previously in this database can now been found by searching Voyager.
To keep up with current news set up alerts or RSS feeds from your favourite news web sites.
The Conch is Calling is an exhibition showcasing emergent Māori and Pacific Island artists. Cross-cultural influences are the central theme in this mixed media exhibition.
George Fraser Gallery 30 October-8 November
Artstation Gallery 29 October-5 November
Brill's New Pauly is an encyclopedia of the ancient world and is now available on the Library's website.
The database Perdita Manuscripts is now available from the Library website. It contains full digital facsimiles of sixteenth and seventeenth century manuscripts.
The Entring Book is the longest and richest diary of public life in England during the era of the Glorious Revolution.
The book together with a fully searchable CD-ROM of the entire Entring Book is available here in the Library.
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha o ngā hau e whā, malo e lelei, fakalofa lahi atu, talofa lava, ni sa bula, kia orana, tēnā koutou. Ki a rātou kua rūpeke atu ki tua, kua ea, hoki ki a tātou o te ora, tēnā koutou katoa.
To those currently undertaking the task of research pertaining to Māori or Pasifika perceptions, then please do not hesitate to come and visit our services on Ground Floor, General Library | Te Herenga Mātauranga Whānui, Far corner by the computers.
Cambridge Histories Online features over 250 volumes published since the 1960s, including such important works as The Cambridge Ancient History.
Blackwell Reference Online is a searchable collection of online reference books from Blackwell Publishers,, comprising around 300 works in the humanities and social sciences, business and management.
Each individual title will be added to Voyager, the Library Catalogue, in the future.
Major new 18th century resource added to the Library's digital collections.
Religious diversity confronts us with many challenges. The place of religion itself in the public arena, the accommodation of various religious practices in public institutions such as schools and universities, or the real fear of religious conflict are just some of the questions that have no ready answers and require serious consideration.
Videos, podcasts, and interactive features to complement the British Library's online gallery of sacred texts.
Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world. Handwritten well over 1600 years ago, the manuscript contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament.
I recently had an enquiry about getting access to NZ history sources when you are no longer at university. Looking around, there are lots of resources freely available on the internet (and I mean going beyond google and wikipedia). Many of these are produced by the National Library or university libraries (including us!). Take a look at our NZ & Pacific Digital webpage.
Read on to see more resources
E-books on Literature, Linguistics, Classics, History and Religion have been added to Oxford Scholarship Online.
The Australasian Religion Index (ARI) is an author and subject index covering over eighty religious and theological serials published in Australia or New Zealand and representing all religious traditions. Related areas of study such as history and sociology are also covered.
Users of Project MUSE articles and Tables of Contents in the recently-launched new format may have noticed an additional feature - "clickable" subject headings for each article, allowing fast and easy connections to related content in Project MUSE.
The Cambridge Companions in Philosophy collection is available online via the database Cambridge Collections Online.
The International Society of Biblical Literature will be holding its conference in Auckland in July, hosted by the School of Theology.
The New Zealand Religious History Newsletter is available online in ResearchSpace. It includes notes and news about recent publications, theses research essays and dissertations completed, theses in progress, current research and work in progress, conferences, historical societies and archives, and web sites.