Articles (journals, newspapers, magazines)

Key article databases for history:

Arrow Discover Click for more information View a demonstration.
Searches multiple  journal article databases simultaneously.  Includes Historical Abstracts and Academic Search Premier.

Arrow JSTOR Click for more information
Full-text back issues of arts and sciences journal articles, with the most recent 2 - 5 years embargoed.

Arrow Web of Science Click for more information View a demonstration.
A scholarly research database with good coverage of history.

Arrow Google Scholar Click for more information View a demonstration.
Provides access to peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles.

Arrow Full list of databases recommended for history

Arrow Database Licence Information
Legal guidelines about how and by whom Library-subscribed article databases may be used.

Books & Ebooks

Arrow Search Discover
Use Discover to find books and other resources held by Massey University Library.

Arrow Search BONUS+ if Discover does not provide the book you need. View a demonstration.

Arrow Search the New Zealand Libraries' Catalogue
Search for books and other material from any New Zealand library.


Arrow Books and Ebooks at Massey Library

Searchable transcriptions of over 2200 texts from Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO).

Arrow EEBO (Early English Books Online) Click for more information
Early books written in English. Includes reproductions of original versions of literature, plus royal statutes and proclamations, as well as military, religious, legal, Parliamentary, and other public documents from 1473 - 1700.

Arrow Google Books
A huge range of part- and full-view online books. Useful for identifying material to request from the Library, if not available in full view.


Arrow Finding Theses

Arrow Search the Library for Massey University history theses

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Arrow The Times Digital Archive Click for more information
Full-text and full-image articles from The Times of London 1785 - 2010.

Arrow Trove. Digitised newspapers and more Click for more information
Australian newspapers from the 1800s to mid 1950s, and some more recent items included.

Background Information

Arrow Oxford Reference Online Premium: History
A collection of dictionaries and encyclopedias with good coverage of military history, politics and history. Includes illustrations and maps.

Arrow Search the Library for history atlases

Concepts & Definitions

Arrow Search the Library for history dictionaries


Arrow eTV Click for more information
View history documentaries, including those from the History Channel.

New Zealand History

Arrow Visit our New Zealand History page for information on:

  • New Zealand digital collections
  • New Zealand organisations
  • New Zealand newspapers
  • and more...

Māori History

Arrow Visit our Māori History page for information on:

  • Māori publications and documents
  • Māori newspapers
  • Māori images
  • and more...

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