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This Subject Guide brings together important research resources for Māori Studies. These include article databases & journals, major reference works, and other key sources.

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For further assistance with finding Māori Studies research materials, please contact the Liaison Librarian for Māori Studies.


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    Below are the four best places to start searching for academic literature on your topic.  Explore the tabs along the top for even more options.

    • Library Search | Ketu
      Library Search | Ketu provides fast, simple, one-step searching across the University of Otago Library's resources. It is designed to make it quick and easy to begin researching a topic. It is not a replacement for the detailed and precise search tools available from individual subject specific databases.
    • Index New Zealand
      New Zealand database for general interest material, social research, current affairs, and the arts and humanities. Updated daily, INNZ provides citation access to articles published in New Zealand and South Pacific newspapers and journals from 1987 to the present.
    • JSTOR
      Provides full-text access to back issues (delay in coverage generally 3-5 years) of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics and other fields of the humanities, social sciences, and life sciences. The Library's access includes all Arts & Sciences Collections, the Life Sciences Collection, Business IV, and the Ireland Collection.
    • Google Scholar
      Search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Article linker will provide links to library databases and full-text of many articles.

    Feature Resource: Sage Research Methods

    Getting Started with Your Research

    Do you know which method you want to use to answer your research question?

    Search relevant books, book chapters, dictionary and encyclopedia entries, videos, or journal articles from over 175,000 pages of renowned SAGE content in research methods.

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    Use the Methods Map to discover new methods or discover relationships between methods, and then link to related content.


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    Whats new: Te Waharoa

    Te Waharoa is the gateway to official data, reports, measures and products relevant to Māori well-being and development.  Te Waharoa enables people interested in Māori well-being and development to access official statistics simply and easily.  This current edition focuses on social and cultural statistics.   

    Go to Te Waharoa on the Statistics New Zealand Website

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    Liaison Librarian / Kaitiaki Pukapuka

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    Library Kaiāwhina Māori

    University of Otago Library Kaiāwhina Māori:

    Robertson Library: Shiobhan Smith

    Hocken Library: Katherine Milburn

    Science Library: Alexander Ritchie

    Medical Library: Christy Ballard

    Our role is to help Māori students access academic and pastoral support, and to facilitate assistance with using library resources and services.


    New Māori, Pacific & Indigenous Studies Books

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