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Theology: Home

This guide presents key resources for staff and students' research

Kia Ora. How Can We Help?

I have an assignment and need to find literature on a topic:

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I am searching for a thesis:

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I'm a distance student who needs items (books, DVDs, some articles etc) sent to me:

I have searched the guide but can't find an answer to my question:



Looking for Academic Literature?

Below are the four best places to start searching for academic literature on your topic.  Explore the tabs along the top for even more options.

Open Access eBook Resources

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. 

 Open Access Digital Theological Library


 The Internet Archive's Open Library 

(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:

This agreement also applies to many Australian University Libraries, so if you are living in Australia, check this link to see what is available in your area.  More information here.

 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.

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