Databases are where you can search for articles from journals, magazines and newspapers. Ebooks will also appear.



Discovery Search multiple databases at once. Find full text articles and ebooks from all of the databases below (except NewzText and Google Scholar)


Ebsco Click to search business, education, environment, Australasian news, general reference, ebooks


Films On Demand View 1000's of streamed videos covering business & economics, communication, art, politics, education, English, environmental science, sociology and history, plus many more areas


Gale Search full text resources covering environmental studies, entrepreneurship, global issues, arts, business, economics, communciations & mass media, biography


 Knowledge Basket

Contains the full text of many New Zealand newspapers, including Fairfax newspapers, NZME, the Radio New Zealand newswire, Scoop and the National Business Review (6 month embargo) and many more.



Click to search business, arts, computer, Asia, education. linguisitics, politics, science and news


Elsevier ScienceDirect.jpg Click to search social & behavioural sciences, journal articles & ebooks

World Book Online

 World Book Web Logo

WBO contains 1000's of encyclopedia articles, rich multimedia. It includes an Activity Centre and integration with Google Drive and Google Classroom

Google Scholar

GoogleScholar Freely accessible search engine. Use Discovery to check if we have the full text

 English Language resources


 Gale  Use the In Context databases - Global issues, Biography; Environmental studies; Science; World history; Middle School - to locate resources with reading levels by using advanced search for each invididual database

World Book Online

 World Book Web Logo  

WBO contains 1000's of encyclopedia articles, rich multimedia. It includes an Activity Centre.


Undergraduate final projects and Masters' theses

Over 30 student final research projects are available online and selected Masters theses/research papers . You can see a list of online final research projects here and a list of Masters theses/research papers. You can view all the physical copies in the Library (including ones not available online), the list of final research projects written from 2013 is here.  


When you access a database off-campus you will be asked to login with your OpenAthens username (your IPU email) and password. You will need to have activated your account, by following the emailed instructions. Are you a current student or staff member and need OpenAthens? Email to arrange for access.

Note that:

Password length must be between 8 and 20 characters and contain a mix of letters and characters that are not letters.

Passwords are case sensitive.

Forgotten password?

Go to:

When used an email is sent to you with an activation link that will let you choose a new password. This does not disable the account and access will continue to work with the old password until a new one is set. Remember to use your IPU email address.

The forgotten password page will not work for accounts that have never been activated. 


Need help?

Check these guides on searching and using Table of Contents and Referencing in Microsoft Word

pdf Discovery search - basic (0.46MB)
pdf Identifying Keywords.pdf (0.17MB)
pdf Searching the Catalogue.pdf (0.54MB)
pdf Creating a table of contents in Microsoft Word (0.28MB)
pdf Referencing in Microsoft Word (0.52MB)
pdf Referencing and style guide APA 7 (0.84MB)