These are good places to begin looking for academic information on your assignment topic:
|Te ao Māori|
|993||New Zealand History|
Find academic articles, written by researchers in Social Work or associated fields.
The three bibliographies below are lists of articles relating to Māori and Pasifika research. Look through them to find relevant articles for your topic. Search for the title using Search Rapua or Google Scholar. If you can't access an article, we can try to get it from another library. Look at our interlibrary loan page for more information.
Governments produce large amounts of information. Think about which government department might be working in the area you are researching.
Tip: you can choose to just display webpages from New Zealand government websites on Google by adding site:.govt.nz to your search. For instance: maori homelessness site:.govt.nz
Here are some government websites to start you off:
Also think about which organisations are working in the area you are researching. Many produce reports and statistics. Often these are found under "resources" on their websites.
Search using keywords (the main ideas) and use advanced search to join your keywords together using AND, OR, NOT.
Put phrases in speech marks eg. "social work" "human development"
Use * to search for variations of words eg. develop* will search for develop, develops, developed, developing, development, developments etc
Go back in time:
If you find a book or article that is useful for your research, have a look at the reference list and see if there are any sources there that could also be relevant. Search for the title on Search Rapua or Google.
Go forwards in time:
If you find a book or article that is useful for your research, try searching for the title on Google Scholar and using the "cited by" button to find other authors, who have used it in their own research.
If we don't have access to a book or article that you think would be relevant to your research, we can try and get it from another library. See our interlibrary loan page for more information and a form you can fill out. Or email Antonia: firstname.lastname@example.org