ELIS Information Sources
This page provides you with a gateway to information sources that you might not have thought of. Try them!
- New Zealand School of Export (ELIS) (for finding resources at the New Zealand School of Export)
- Publications NZ (for finding resources published in New Zealand)
- National Library of New Zealand|Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa (for finding what resources are at the National Library)
- New Zealand Libraries (for finding what resources are in NZ libraries)
- Directory of New Zealand Libraries (for finding a library near you)
- WorldCat (for finding resources published around the world)
- Wikimedia Commons (for freely useable images)
- China Law Blog (not just legal topics)
- Exporters Blog (New Zealand)
- Importers Institute Blog (New Zealand)
- MFAT Blogs (Canada, Philippines, Poland)
- NZTE Blogs (News from NZ Trade Commissioners and Better by Design)
- International Economic Law and Policy Blog (includes many trade posts)
Social Networking Sites for Business
Socila media or networking sites can be used as individual marketing tools by businesses, but they are also sources of valuable information. Tapping into this information source is called crowdsourcing.
- New Zealand newspaper articles (pay per view service)
- New Zealand Herald
- New York Times
- World newspapers online
- Google Scholar (academic articles)
- findNZarticles (index only - not fulltext)
- Index New Zealand (some fulltext). To get help with using Index New Zealand see the Pathfinder on the Free Downloads page.
The United Nations offers free access to its database under Comtrade. The Comtrade database will provide statistics of exports and imports between countries organised according to the Harmonised System Classification.
The following databases are examples which will provide much useful information about export markets, products, companies and competitors:
Business & industry
Business & management practices
Proquest ANZ Newsstand
They are not available through this site but may be accessible through your Public Library. Look at the Directory of New Zealand Libraries for your library and check out their online databases. They may have other databases such as Ebsco Host which will give you access to similar information.
Yearbooks & Statistical Handbooks
Click for access to yearbooks or statistical handbooks for these ASEAN Regional Forum nations and European Commission members:
The New Zealand Dept. of Internal Affairs hosts a website which indexes publicly available datasets of New Zealand information. Click here.
Video & Visual Material
- Te Puna Web Directory (National Library)
- Deardorff's Glossary of International Economics
- Export Credit Office Glossary
- Factoring A-Z Glossary
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade Glossary
- New Zealand Customs Service Glossary
- Trade & Export Finance Glossary World Trade Organization Glossary
Page last updated 7 December 2011