Library Databases

Have a look at all the E-journals and E-books from A-Z that you can access through the Library.

Academic Search Complete (Ebsco)

Full-text and abstracts 1975-

Database provides coverage of information in many areas of academic study including science, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, music, religion & theology and women's studies. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full-text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.

Database URL: Academic Search Complete (Ebsco)



Containing bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library, this source provides access to more than 5.2 million abstracts. The abstracts are comprised of journal articles, book chapters, theses and much more, all relating to the field of agriculture.

Database URL: AGRICOLA (Ebsco)

American Doctoral Dissertations (Ebsco)

Full-text and abstracts

The database includes more than 172,000 theses and dissertations in total, including 80,000 abstracts for theses and dissertations from 1902 to the present. The abstracts include a link to access the full text, when available, via the institutional repository where the thesis or dissertation is housed.

Database URL: American Doctoral Dissertations (Ebsco) 

Ancient History of the Maori


Database provides, in Maori with English translation, online access to many aspects of Maori knowledge, history and tradition, including karakia (prayers), Parakau (myths), waiata (songs), whakapapa (genealogies) and whakatauki (proverbs).

Database URL: Ancient History of the Maori

Art & Architecture Complete (Ebsco)


The database includes full-text coverage for hundreds of periodicals dating back to 1937 and additional full-text for hundreds of books. The database also contains selective coverage for nearly 60 additional publications and a collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and others.

Database URL: Art & Architecture Complete (Ebsco)

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre

An EBSCOhost database that combines Australian and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers & newswires, reference books, and company information. This database provides local perspectives on current events, business, sports, and many other subjects.

Database URL: ANZ Reference Centre

Berg Fashion Library

The Berg Fashion Library offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopaedia of World Dress and Fashion, e-books, reference works, museum exhibitions, images, and much more.

Database URL: Berg Fashion Library

Business Source Complete (Ebsco)

Full-text, 1886-

Uses to browse a database of business articles from over 3000 publications in subjects including business, reference, technology and lifestyle.

Database URL: Business Source Complete (Ebsco)

CCH New Zealand Online Library


Covers New Zealand legislation and case law regarding tax, companies and securities, businesses, conveyancing, e-commerce, employment and workplace health and safety.

Database URL: CCH New Zealand Online Library

CINAHL Complete (Ebsco)


CINAHL is the definitive research tool for nursing and allied health professionals. The database provides fast and easy full-text access to top journals, evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons and more. CINAHL Complete provides broad content coverage including 50 nursing specialties, speech and language pathology, nutrition, general health and medicine and more.

Database URL: CINAHL Complete (Ebsco) 

Cochrane Library

Full-text, 1996-

A collection of evidence-based healthcare databases that can help make decisions about appropriate and effective health care by bringing together research which looks at the effectiveness of different health care treatments and interventions.

Database URL: The Cochrane Library

Computer & Applied Science Complete (Ebsco)

Full-text and abstracts

Database provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology.

Database URL: Computer & Applied Science Complete (Ebsco)

Court of Appeal of New Zealand Decisions

Full-text, 1999-

Judgements dating from 1999 are available.

Database URL: Court of Appeal of New Zealand Decisions


Digital New Zealand aims to make New Zealand content easy to find, share and use. This includes content from government departments, publicly funded organisations, the private sector, and community groups.

Database URL: DigitalNZ

Directory of Open Access Journals


DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Database URL: Directory of Open Access Journals

Ebook Business Collection (Ebsco)


A collection of over 14,000 ebooks. The ebooks cover a variety of business topics, such as marketing, finance, supply chain management and entrepreneurship, with additional focus on career growth, personal development, communication and networking.

Database URL: Ebook Business Collection 

Ebook Central


Ebook Central is an online library of over 120,000 electronic books that can be browed online or downloaded. The full text of any book (and the whole collection, or parts of it) is searchable by keyword or phrase, and there are also time-saving tools for note-taking, highlighting, and instant citing.

Database URL: Ebook Central


ebrary has been replaced by Ebook Central.

EBSCOhost Databases

Some Full-Text

A collection of some 20 databases in all subject areas. To search a single database click on the database name. To search more than one database check the boxes next to the database names and click continue.

Database URL: EBSCOhost Databases

Education Source (Ebsco)


This database provides scholarly research and information to meet the needs of education students, professionals, and policy makers. It covers all levels of education — from early childhood to higher education — as well as all educational specialties such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.

Database URL: Education Source (Ebsco) 

Energy & Power Source (Ebsco)


Provides a collection of indexed and full-text energy and power industry-related content for professionals and researchers of all types involved at any level in the industry. Users have access to vital information from numerous industry-leading academic journals, magazines, books, monographs, trade publications and other valuable sources. In addition, it features benchmarks and best practices from a worldwide range of top industry players.

Database URL: Energy & Power Source (Ebsco) 

ERIC (Ebsco)


ERIC (Education Resources Information Centre) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text educational literature and resources. Essential for education researchers of all kinds, it features journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

Database URL: ERIC (Ebsco) 


eTV records TV programmes from local and international television channels. About 25,000 programmes are available for viewing any time on eTV. Live streams are also available. If you're a first-time user you must register using your Bay of Plenty Polytechnic email address before viewing programmes.

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Coverage varies. Index.

Provides access to New Zealand content, including material by or about New Zealanders, from a range of New Zealand newspapers and journals. Contents are divided into culture, newspapers and science and technology.

Database URL: FindNZarticles 

Free Medical Journals


Provides free access to important medical journals and books in all areas of health and medicine including Sports Medicine, Therapy and Veterinary Medicine.

Database URL: Free Medical Journals


Database of funding information in New Zealand for students, sports people, researchers, artists and those wanting professional development with details of over 2200 funding schemes.

Database URL: givME


Database of funding information for voluntary organisations in New Zealand with over 600 different funding schemes including government, local authorities, statutory and philanthropic trusts and gaming trusts.

Database URL: givUS

Google Scholar

Provides a simple tool to broadly search for academic publications including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles. Useful as a quick overview of a topic or as a starting point for in-depth academic research.

Database URL: Google Scholar

GreenFILE (Ebsco)


A research database from EBSCO focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond.

Database URL: GreenFILE (Ebsco)

Health Business Elite (Ebsco)


Database provides comprehensive journal content detailing all aspects of health care administration and other non-clinical aspects of health care institution management.

Database URL: Health Business Elite (Ebsco)