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Pacific Islands Studies: Home

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This guide brings together important research resources for Pacific Islands Studies. These include article databases & journals, major reference works, and key online sources.

Libraries On Campus

There are six Dunedin Campus Libraries and you can use all of them.

Each Library has:

  • resources for specific subject areas
  • different spaces for individual or group study
  • slightly different opening hours
  • wireless access to the student network

Use your ID card as your Library card to borrow books.

All Library notices are sent to your student email account.

Central Library - Te Whare Pukapuka Matua

Subject area: Commerce & Humanities

Located in the Information Services Building on the corner of Albany & Cumberland

Health Sciences Library - Te Whare Pukapuka Whaiora

Subject area: Health Sciences

also serves the Southern DHB

Located in the Sayers Building opposite Dunedin Hospital

Hocken Collections - Te Uare Tāoka o Hākena

Subject area: histories, cultures and natural environments of Aotearoa, the Pacific and Antarctica with special emphasis on southern New Zealand

Located at the corner of Anzac Avenue and State Highway 88

Hocken Collections is a reference-only research library, gallery & archive open to both the University and the public. See more on the Hocken website.

Sir Robert Stout Law Library - Te Whare Pukapuka Ture

Subject area: Law

Located on the 8th floor of the Richardson building in the heart of campus

Robertson Library - Te Whare Pukapuka Mātauranga

Subject area: Education

also serves the Otago Polytechnic*

Located on Union St East

*Polytech students should use the Polytech Library website to access Library services & resources.

Science Library - Te Whare Pukapuka Pūtaiao

Subject area: sciences, medical sciences and Health Science First Year

Located in the Science III building next to the St David St Lecture Theatre


Get Started

Here are four of the best places to start searching for Pacific Islands Studies resources:

Subject Librarian

Jacinta Beckwith

Support Around Campus

Pacific Islands Centre

Pacific Islands Centre

Student Learning Centre

Pacific Students' Associations

PIRSSU Pacific Islands Research & Student Support Unit (Health Sciences)