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 1000s of streamed videos covering business and 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 and mass media, biography.


 Knowledge Basket

Contains the full text of many New Zealand newspapers, including Stuff (Fairfax) newspapers, NZME, the Radio New Zealand newswire, Scoop and the National Business Review (six-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 and behavioural sciences, journal articles and ebooks.

World Book Online

 World Book Web Logo

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


Undergraduate Final Projects and Masters Theses

You can view all the physical copies in the Library. 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 address) and password. You will then need to activate 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.