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This guide presents key resources for staff and students' research
Library Search | KetuLibrary Search | Ketu provides fast, simple, one-step searching across the University of Otago Library's resources. It is designed to make it quick and easy to begin researching a topic. It is not a replacement for the detailed and precise search tools available from individual subject specific databases.
JSTOR Data for Research (DfR)The Data for Research (DfR) service is provided by JSTOR for use by the research community. It provides a set of web-based tools for selecting and interacting with content from the JSTOR archive, an archives that spans hundreds of years and billions of words of text.
The DfR service is completely free and available to the public.
Religion Database (ProQuest)Contains primarily full-text, international periodicals for diverse religious and spiritual studies, covering formal theological studies of major religions, as well as the most recent trends and scholarly thought. Included are titles from religious publishing bodies and nondenominational organisations.
When certain events (eg being stuck overseas in a pandemic) prevent you from accessing print material, here are a couple of useful databases that provide legitimate access to digitized texts. Of course check the University Library first, as we currently have a click and collect/or delivery (distance) service for staff and students, plus an amazing collection of eBooks available through the catalogue.
(you should register so that you may borrow some books which have restrictions)
Libraries you can sign up to use print resources
New Zealand & Australia
If you live in one of the main centres around New Zealand you may use the local University Library to borrow books.
You will need proof of your enrolment at the University of Otago, and address details to join.
The New Zealand Libraries which have agreed to share their collections are:
The digital Loeb Classical Library published by Harvard University Press, is a fully searchable and browsable platform hosting a series of over 500 texts which, through original text and English translation, gives access to Greek and Latin heritage. Texts cover epic and lyric poetry, tragedy and comedy, history, travel, philosophy, oratory, the great medical writers and mathematicians.
Create an individual ‘My Loebs’ account using the ‘Create Profile’ link on the Loeb site to utilise the advanced features of the digital Loeb Classical Library including saving searches, creating bookmarks and annotations.