Welcome to the Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Island Studies research guide! Here you will find a selection of the major reference & research resources available at the University of Toronto.
Countries & territories considered in this research guide:
To search for more subject specific databases, click on the link that says 'Subjects A-Z' on the library homepage & select a database related to your topic. For example:
East Asian Databases
Use Boolean operators like AND, OR, & NOT:
Use quotation marks (" ") to search words together e.g. "French Polynesia"
Use truncation on root words to search for all variants of a word e.g. Tahiti* will include Tahitians, Tahiti's & Tahiti in the same search
Start at the library homepage
To narrow your search results, use some of the filter options on the left hand side of the search results page:
These resources provide brief background information on current social, political, & economic conditions. Some resources also provide brief histories of countries & territories.
The following list is a selection of the encyclopedias available at University of Toronto Libraries:
Historical dictionaries define important terms, ideas as well as provide chronologies & contextual information about important persons, places & events.
Australian Indigenous languages
For books about indigenous Australian languages, try a subject search in the library catalogue using some of the following keywords:
For books in Australian languages, select the advanced search option on the library homepage. After entering your search, select the language filter on the left hand side of the result page. Select "Australian languages" from the options.
For books about the Māori language, try a subject search in the library catalogue using some of the following keywords:
*Note: Omit accents & other diacritical marks when searching the catalogue
Free online resource:
For books about specific Pacific Island languages & language groups, try a subject search in the library catalogue using some of the following keywords:
Free online resources:
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