Fo​llow these tips and tricks​ for effectively searching the databases.


Come and see us at the Library Desk for as​sistance, or book a 1:1 session



Australia/New Zealand Points of View

Containing resources that present multiple sides of a current issue - including information on key topics of interest to Australia/New Zealand r​esearchers - this database helps students realise and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.



CCH New Zealand

CCH NZ provides online information for business students and professionals in these areas:

  • Business Law
  • Company & Securities Law
  • Conveyancing & Property Law
  • Employment & HR
  • GST
  • Tax
  • Trust & Estates Law
  • Workplace Health & Safety 



ClickView provides a collection of more than 1500 educational videos.


These videos can be accessed through ClickView online. You will need to use your student or staff email address in the ‘Single sign on’ field.



ClinicalKey Stud​ent

ClinicalKey Student - Nursing Collection



The Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Collaboration is a collection of evidence-based medicine databases including The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR); Cochrane Controlled Trials Register; Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness.



DynaMed Plus

DynaMed is a clinical decision support tool that combines the most current clinical evidence with guidance from leading experts. DynaMed, clinicians can find answers to questions at the point-of-care.



EBSCOHost Databases

Including the following subject collections - Academic Search Complete, Applied Science & Technology, Art and Architecture Complete, Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre, Business, CINAHL, Education, Engineering, Environment, ERIC, Health source, Hospitality & Tourism, Library & Information Science, Medline, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Sociology, Sport Discus, Vocational Studies and Veterinary Source.​


If you encounter technical problems with EBSCOHost please email the Electronic Resources Librarian



Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

Provides complete text of Encyclopaedia Britannica with search capabilities, related links, and multimedia enhancements.




Provides free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text. ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES).




eTV​ provides real-time resources through recorded TV programmes, live streams and on demand videos. eTV includes TV recordings from Free to Air, Sky and international television channels, the entire Archives New Zealand historical film collection, along with other educational content in many subject areas.


eTV Video Tours​


User guide for students​


Please note: Due to browser compatibility issues, it is recommended that you use the following browsers: Firefox, Edge, Chrome or Safari when viewing eTV.




The Gale databases include Academic OneFile, the premier source of peer-reviewed full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines; along with other OneFile Collections including; Australia and New Zealand, Business, Computer Science, Contemporary Women’s Issues, Diversity Studies, Environment Studies and Policy, Health and Medicine, Leadership and Management, News, Nursing and Allied Health, Physical therapy and Sports Medicine, Psychology and Science databases. Also included is the Gale in Context databases; Biography, College, Environmental Studies, Global Issues, Opposing Viewpoints, Science, and World History.



Haynes Manuals​

A library of manuals covering a vast range of car and motorcycle makes and models, with up-to-date content including common repairs, routine maintenance and servicing procedures.



INNZ - Index New Zealand

Index New Zealand is an index of selected New Zealand magazines, newspapers and journals. Titles are covered from 1987 onwards.



JBI EBP Database

JBI offers tools and content including systematic reviews, evidence summaries, best practice information sheets, and more, to inform evidence-based research and practice in healthcare.



Linkedin Learning

UCOL students have access to Linkedin Learning - Learn a new skill online, on your time – for free!


​Use Linkedin Learning as you like – just have a look at the offerings and identify courses that are of relevance and interest, and then work through the materials as you please.


​Think about using Linkedin Learning to improve skills required as part of your coursework - have a look or chat to your Lecturer about what might complement your own personal learning.


​Tip - to gain maximum benefit from the materials available on Linkedin Learning, try working through the instructional materials in a structured way in order to gain maximum benefit from the online materials available.​



Lippincott Procedures

Lippincott Procedures, is a web-based, go-to source for step-by-step clinical guidance, has over 1,700 procedures and skills from a wide variety of nursing specialties including medical-surgical, critical care, obstetric, paediatric, neonatal, ambulatory care, paediatric intensive care, perioperative, oncology, behavioural health, and long-term care. In addition, it also includes allied health procedures for respiratory therapy and physical therapy.

Lippincott procedures is currently having technical difficulties when accessing this resource off-campus 

Username: lpnzuser
Password: Oct1#23!​


NZ Acts and Regulations

​Includes NZ Acts, Bills, Regulations, and glossary as well as a guide to using the New Zealand Legislation website.



Nursing Reference Center Plus

Master nursing best practices with the premier source for evidence-based information designed specifically for nurses. Use Nursing Reference Center Plus to get answers to questions quickly, access care plans, watch video demonstrations, and strengthen nursing skills.




Access O’Reilly's entire collection of IT and Business subjects; 40,000+ online books from top publishers; 4,900+ video courses and O'Reilly conference videos; 200+ learning paths; 300+ live online training classes.​





PubMed Central

PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.



SafetyCare Safetyhub Videos

Care New Zealand produces Occupational Health and Safety DVDs for New Zealand Workplaces. SafetyCare Safetyhub provides access to a wide range of Workplace Health and Safety and Skills Training videos.




ScienceDirect College Edition offers more than a quarter of the world's scientific, medical and technical information online. Consists of over 2,000 peer-reviewed journals.


For tips on how to get started, check out the online tutorials.



SMART Imagebase

Download thousands of medical illustrations, videos, interactive tools, and monographs of anatomy, physiology, embryology, surgery, trauma, pathology, diseases, conditions and other topics.



Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand database provides full-text access to NZ Standards (NZS) and joint Australian / NZ Standards (AS/NZS).


Subject areas include health and disability, construction and building, environmental management, legal risk, information technology, sport and recreation to name a few.


Please use the Terms and Conditions page to access the Standards New Zealand Library of content.



The Treaty of Waitangi​

The Treaty of Waitangi Collection brings together leading thinking on this foundational document, including works by acclaimed scholars such as Claudia Orange, Judith Binney, Vincent O’Malley, Alan Ward and Aroha Harris. Designed and managed by award-winning New Zealand publisher Bridget Williams Books, the Collection is a living resource backed by a long-term vision for Treaty scholarship into the twenty-first century.


Click here to view the full Bridget Williams Books - Collections​​