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Serials catalogued by Index New Zealand

Index New Zealand (INNZ)

Index New Zealand is a searchable database that contains abstracts and descriptions of articles from about 1000 New Zealand periodicals and newspapers published from the 1950s to the present day. The periodicals range from academic research journals to magazines. Around 3000 new records are added monthly from 460 current titles.

Why use Index New Zealand?

The approximately 900,000 records allow people to find abstracts and descriptions of articles that reflect the social, historical, political, scientific and economic issues in New Zealand and South Pacific at the present time and over the last 25 years.

Subjects covered include general and special interest material, social research, the environment, science, agriculture, current affairs, the arts and the humanities. Included are New Zealand book reviews, poems, short stories, and biographical articles. Also included are feature articles from the weekend metropolitan newspapers and the Otago Daily Times.

Abstracts in both te reo Māori and English are provided for articles written in Māori. Articles written in and about Māori also use headings taken from Ngā Upoko Tukutuku/Māori Subject Headings and the Iwi Hapū Names List.

The articles can be searched for by a wide range of methods including title, author, subject, and key word. Where possible a link to a full text version of the article is provided.

Access items in this collection

Where there is no online access to articles most of the journals and newspapers indexed can be either seen at your library or the National Library. If you are a school student or teachers, you can request articles from the Library.

Download the list of titles included on INNZ (pdf, 575KB) — Last updated 6 March 2019.

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A celebration

In May 2013, INNZ celebrated 25 years since its inception as an electronic database. The celebration was also the catalyst to gather information and reminiscences from past and present indexers, and others associated with INNZ, to produce this historical resource.

Download INNZ – a celebration, 1940-2014 (pdf, 3.6MB)