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Business e-resources available at the National Library

The Library subscribes to dozens of national and international databases and journals, many of which are useful resources for businesses. These databases can only be accessed onsite at the National Library in Wellington, and at our centres in Auckland, and Christchurch.

Some of these resources, and many others, may be available through your local public library as well.

Academic OneFile

Full text access to a wide range of journals and reference sources with strong coverage of hard science, medicine, engineering and business.

Download a list of titles included in this resource (xls, 3.7MB)

Asian Development Bank (ADB) publications

Publications on a wide range of topics, from agriculture economics to urban water management.

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre

Full text access to newspaper and magazines with an emphasis on New Zealand and Australian titles. Includes full text of most major New Zealand daily newspapers searchable back through a decade or more. (New Zealand magazine titles include; North & South, Metro, New Zealand Management & New Zealand Marketing Magazine)

Download a list of titles included in this resource (xls, 265KB)

Business Source Premier

Full text of a comprehensive selection of business journals including Harvard Business Review and Law Review. Coverage includes management, economics, finance, accounting and international business.

Download a list of titles included in this resource (xls, 1.1MB)

RDS Business Suite

Company, industry, market or product information on international businesses. Comprised of 3 collections (Business & Industry, Business and Management Practices, TableBase) that can be searched individually or together.

Business & Industry covers all manufacturing and service industries including the new companies, products, brands and applied technologies.

Download a list of titles included in this resource (xls, 814KB)

Business and Management Practices offers coverage of more than 1,000 professional and trade journals containing information relevant to the fields of management, planning, production, finance, marketing, information technology and human resources

Download a list of titles included in this resource (xls, 743KB)

TableBase gives users access to thousands of tables covering more than 90 industries, covering rankings, statistics, trends, and more.

Download a list of titles included in this resource (xls, 365KB)

A directory linking to publicly-available, non-personal New Zealand government held datasets.

Digital New Zealand

25 million digital items from libraries, museums, government departments, publicly funded organisations, the private sector, and community groups.

Index New Zealand

Index to 25 years worth of New Zealand magazines and newspapers.


A comprehensive database of international and domestic companies.

Legislation New Zealand

NZ Acts (unconsolidated), Regulations, Bills and Hansard.

Masterfile Premier

A general research resource for a wide range of topical issues including business, health, education, general science and mass media. It draws on key overseas magazines (including Time, Discover, Newsweek, The New Yorker, The New Statesman) and reference sources.

Download a list of titles included in this resource (xls, 815KB)

National Business Review online

NBR online content, updated daily.

New Zealand Index

A database of indexes relating to New Zealand science, industry, news. politics and fine arts. The New Zealand Index includes over 1.8 million current and historical records of indexed abstracts to business, scientific and news information.


An archive of the full text of major New Zealand news and business publications.


An archive of a wide range of newspapers, newsfeeds and journals specific to the Pacific Islands.

OECD iLibrary

The online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) with content from the International Energy Agency (IEA). Iincludes books, papers and statistics, OECD’s analysis and data.

Library Press Display

Today’s newspapers online in full-colour, full-page format. Over 800 newspapers, from 80 countries in 40 languages, available from New Zealand and around the world. Today's edition and up to 60 days of back issues are available. Most New Zealand metropolitan newspapers are included.

Science Journals

Access to leading full text science and technology journals.

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