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Māori Studies: Home

Looking to the past for your future.

Kia ora! Nau mai, haere mai, welcome!

Use this guide to engage with knowledge about the Māori world via selected resources from the University of Otago Library collections and links to freely accessible materials.

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Megan Vaughan
Law Library, 8th Floor, Richardson Building, University of Otago, Dunedin.
+64 3 479 8915

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Here are four of the best places to start searching for Māori resources:

Postgraduate Information Sessions and Workshops 2023

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

Information sessions 10-11am (via Zoom)  or 2-3pm (face-to-face) on Wednesdays

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

Hands-on Workshops 10-11.30am (via Zoom) or 2-3.30pm (face-to-face) on Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • 13 Apr; 20 Jun; 22 Aug EndNote for PC (Windows) - Use EndNote to store, group, edit and annotate references, and cite while you write
  • 18 Apr; 22 Jun; 24 AugEndNote for Mac - Use EndNote to store, group, edit and annotate references, and cite while you write
  • 15 June; 26 Oct Research Data Management - Make sense of the complexity around data storage, description, re-use and archiving. 
  • 30 May; 31 Oct Getting published - Practical tips for postgraduates. Learn how to develop a publishing strategy and identify the right journals for submission. 
  • 1 Jun; 2 Nov Impact Metrics - Understand tools that explain impact factors and ranking for what to read, and where to publish. 

Ngā Whare Pukapuka

There are six libraries on campus 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 University 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 and 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 and also serves the Otago Polytechnic*

Located on Union St East

*Polytech students 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

Related Guides

Support Around Campus

Te Huka Mātauraka Māori Centre

Te Roopū Māori Māori Students' Association

Te Pokapū mā kā ākoka o kā Moutere o Te Moana Nui a Kiwa Pacific Islands Centre

Whaowhia Te Kete Mātauraka Student Learning Development

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