If you want to find articles on a topic but don't have a specific article or journal title in mind, use one of the library databases listed below.
If you already know the article's citation details (such as the article title, journal title, publication year and volume), use Te Waharoa to locate your article. For guidance see our Te Waharoa Journal Search Guide (pdf)
Start with these sources if you are unfamiliar with your topic. Encyclopedias provide a broad overview of your topic, while dictionaries help to explain terms or concepts you are unsure of.
These subject specific journals are a great place to start searching. Links to online full-text are listed under "Electronic Resource" in the library catalogue record.
This guide can assist in identifying 'highly ranked' journals in the field. Once registered choose 'Public sector and health care'
For New Zealand or Australian content only, try searching within these databases/websites.
The Official Information Act (OIA) is a very important law that gives you and me a lot of power. What it says, essentially, is simple: If you ask the government for information, they have to give it to you. At the heart of the OIA is its Principle of Availability: information shall be made available unless there is good reason for withholding it. It's a powerful tool, but most people don't realise they have this power or understand how they can use it. If you feel you might need to read the legislation first, it can feel pretty daunting. But you don't need to read the OIA before you can use the OIA.
Read this guide first
Submit your request using this site
When you make a request here, FYI handles the email correspondence between you and the agency, and keeps your request public so anyone can see what you've requested and how the agency has responded.