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

Click on the tabs at the top to find more details about the various resources! 

Radio New Zealand Interviews

Archaeology with Brigid Gallaghar

Vice President of the NZ Conservators of Cultural Materials Association.

Duration: 14′02″


Professor Ian Smith talks about his new book: Pākehā Settlements in a Māori World New Zealand Archaeology 1769–1860

Duration: 22'53''

Feature Resource: Sage Research Methods

Looking for Academic Literature?

Below are the four places to start searching for academic literature on your topic. Explore the Journal & Databases tab on the navigation bar above for even more options.

Featured Resource: Archaeological Reports Digital Library

Archaeological Reports Digital Library

Heritage New Zealand holds an extensive collection of unpublished archaeological reports resulting from site surveys, excavations, research programmes and archaeological authorities. 

This collection contains volumes dating from the 1950s to the present which are all accessible through the Archaeological Reports Digital Library.


PG Workshops

Postgraduate Library Information Sessions and Workshops 2021

There are Library sessions and workshops provided specifically for Postgraduate students. For more information and to register go to face-to-face sessions, or Zoom workshops.

Information sessions 10-11am (face to face) and 1-2pm (via Zoom) on the last Wednesday of the month

  • 27 Jan, 26 May, 29 Sep - Postgraduate Library Services An introduction to Library support, recommended resources and services.
  • 24 Feb, 30 Jun, 27 Oct - Effective Search Strategies - Learn how to search recommended databases for relevant literature, and manage your results
  • 31 Mar, 8 Jul, 10 Nov - The Thesis Guide – For new thesis students, about preparation, copyright compliance, submitting, and depositing.
  • 28 Apr, 25 Aug, 24 Nov - Researcher Profiles - Building an online profile to promote your research, and yourself.

Hands-on Workshops 10-11.30am (face to face) and 1-2.30pm (via Zoom) on Tuesdays & Thursdays twice a year

  • 29 Apr, 21 Oct - Research Data Management - Make sense of the complexity around data storage, description, re-use and archiving. 
  • 4 May, 12 Oct - Getting published - Practical tips for postgraduates. Learn how to develop a publishing strategy and identify the right journals for submission. 
  • 6 May, 14 Oct - Impact Metrics - Understand tools that explain impact factors and ranking for what to read, and where to publish. 

ITS and Library staff offer EndNote: Managing your references - A hands-on workshop using EndNote to store, group, edit and annotate references, and cite while you write (basic level). For PC or Mac bookings check dates here.

Subject Librarian / Kaitiaki Pukapuka

New Archaeology Books

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