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Many books relevant to Māori Studies can be found in the DU area of the Libraries and in Te Aka, the Māori Resources Collection in the Central Library.
More books with related topics can be found throughout the Library's collections.
- Use Library Search | Ketu to search all our resources, including books and e-books, print and e-journals, magazines and DVDs.
- Use this guide to help you find a book on the shelf.
- Use the Interloan service to request a book not held by the Library.
For a full list of recommended resources see: Māori Studies - Key Resources
Multiple copies of key textbooks are held at most Otago campus libraries. Click on the link to see current availability. Use Library Search | Ketu to find more.
Early New Zealand Books
Provides the keyword-searchable text of significant books published about New Zealand in the nineteenth century. Original texts have been sourced from Special Collections/Kohikohinga Motuhake in the University of Auckland Library.
Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand
Papers of historical scientific research, including research by James Hector, William Colenso, Charles Fleming, Thomas Hocken, and Ernest Rutherford covering a wide range of subjects including science, ethnography, agriculture, history and literature.
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.
Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Plus
Combines Australia and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers & newswires, reference books, and company information to create a collection of regional full text content available to schools, public libraries, and academic institutions.
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.
A few good starting points to learning about the peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy and society of Aotearoa:
For more in-depth reading and research:
Niupepa: Maori newspapers
A collection of historic newspapers published primarily for a Māori audience between 1842 and 1932. The newspapers can be searched (full text), browsed (by series) or accessed by date.
New Zealand Index (including Newzindex, NZ Science, Newspaper Index, Index New Zealand), Newztext and LegislationNZ (including Hansard).
Te Aka a Tāwhaki
Te Aka a Tāwhaki is a collection of Māori materials located on the ground floor of the Central Library.
This small collection houses core Māori resources that are required readings for many courses across the University.
These items must be used in the Library; you can search for duplicate borrowable copies held in other libraries on campus via Library Search | Ketu.
The collection was established in collaboration with Te Tumu and acknowledges the holistic dimension of Mātauranga Māori by bringing together in one space a collection of core Māori resources across a range of disciplines.