Nau Mai Haere Mai | Welcome | Afio Mai | Aere Mai | Malo e me'a mai | Fakatalofa atu | Bula | Fakaalofa lahi atu | Ulu tonu mai! This guide is a starting point for studying and researching English at the University of Otago, and connects you to books, article databases & journal, major reference works, and other key sources, as well as information about citing and referencing.
Some great search tools to start searching for academic literature on your topic. Explore the Journals & Databases tab above in the navigation bar for even more database options.
These databases cover journals from several disciplines, including English Literature.
The article may be available in PDF or HTML. If the full-text of an article is not included, click on the Article Link button to check availability.
These databases specialise in listing articles published in NZ publications. The full-text is not always available, but you can use the information in the citation/reference to track down a copy. Use Library Search | Ketu to see if we hold the journal/newspaper the article was published in, then browse by year, volume, issue, page number to find a copy of the article.
Some of these more specialised databases may also be relevant for your research topic.
There are many ways to get help at the Library
This guide lists key databases and journals you can use for finding articles and books for your assignments. Use keyword and topic searches to find relevant information on your topic.
If you need any help with finding the right information or referencing something correctly, you can contact your Subject Librarian, or use the Self Help guide for tips.
For other questions:
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