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Photo credit Archaeology website: https://www.otago.ac.nz/archaeology/index.html
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.
Professor Ian Smith talks about his new book: Pākehā Settlements in a Māori World New Zealand Archaeology 1769–1860
Feature Resource: Sage Research Methods
Sage Research Methods
A research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. The database links SAGE’s book, journal and reference content with search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Includes access to Cases and Datasets.
Humanities Drop-In Sessions!
Our Drop-In Sessions are paused until we move back into Level 1.
Please get in touch with Lisa if you need any assistance with research or referencing - firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need help with finding information for your assignments or need help with Referencing, come along to our Humanities Drop-In Sessions!
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.
Scopus A multidisciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature covering the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and the arts and humanities. The database includes more than 5,000 international publishers including Elsevier (ScienceDirect), Springer, Wiley-Blackwell, Taylor & Francis, and Sage.
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
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.
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