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Friday, July 13, 2007

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text

Full text version of one of our current subscriptions has just been released. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. The database provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 270 publications (and selected coverage of more than 300), as well as full text for 70 journals and nearly 50 books.
Susan Tegg

Thursday, July 05, 2007

New Database: SAGE Premier

SAGE Publications publishes over 460 journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine.

SAGE Journals Online is the delivery platform that provides online access to the full text of individual SAGE journals. The SAGE Full-Text Collections, SAGE's award-winning, discipline-specific research databases, are also available on SAGE Journals Online.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Changes to the Library homepage

You will notice some changes to our homepage. Most obvious is our changing picture but you will see that we have improved navigation on our side menu too which makes it faster and and easier to find things. Tell us what you think either via the comment box on this blog or use our new 'Make a suggestion' form.
Susan Tegg, Deputy Library Manager

Sunday, May 20, 2007

New: Chat Live with a Librarian

Need a question answered? Try using Chat Live.

No download or login required, just visit: http://www.unitec.ac.nz/library2/aboutlibrary/ask.htm
Help is just a click away.

Currently running from 8.30-4.30 Monday - Friday.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Science Direct ebooks

We have access to a trial of 500 electronic books from Science Direct.
The full-text of the books, covering a wide range of scientific disciplines, will be available from the Science Direct website . Just type in the name of the book in the Journal/book Title search box.

The list of titles in the trial is available here.
The trial runs from 10th May - 18th June.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

New: Instant Message a Librarian

You can now IM a Librarian through AIM, MSN or Yahoo.

Just add the library to your contact list.

Our screen name:

AIM: uniteclibrary
MSN: uniteclibrary@hotmail.com
Yahoo: uniteclibrary

Currently available Monday-Friday 8.30-4.30.

For more details see our Chat Help page.

Due to security restrictions IM can not be done from the student PCs on campus.

Emerald Database Upgrade

The Emerald Database has been upgraded.

Emerald is a full text database covering management, library and information services, education, property, operations, production and economics, and engineering.

We now have to 150 fulltext journals, 200,000 reviews from the world's top 300 management journals and access to over 75,000 full text articles.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

New Database: Dissertations & Theses - WorldCat

We now have access to Dissertations & Theses - WorldCat

WorldCat contains records of dissertations, theses, and published materials based on all subjects catalogued by OCLC member libraries. Many citations link to full text licensed from NetLibrary and other electronic providers as well as to free electronic materials available from educational, government and other websites.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Library Podcasts

We now have two Library Podcasts:

Main Library Tour - This vodcast (slides and audio) is a short tour of the Main Library at Unitecs Mt Albert campus.


How to use NewzText - NewzText indexes articles from New Zealand newspapers and magazines. It is a useful database for many subjects. This podcast is a brief introduction on how to use it.

Please note: Currently our Podcasts can only be viewed in Firefox.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Library Tutorials


Are you a masters student or in your second semester of a degree?

Do you spend a long time putting in the references for you work?

If so why not sign up for a session to learn the referencing program Endnote.

The library is running three session on the following dates. Sign up to an hour long tutorial at the Library Information Desk.

Monday 5th March 2.00 - 3.00 pm
Thursday 15th March 10.00 - 11.00 am
Tuesday 27th March 3.00 - 4.00 pm

Catalogue and Database Searching

New to Unitec?

Unsure how to find the books and journals articles you need for your assignments?

Why not spend 30 mins in the library being shown.

Sign up at the Library Information desk for one of the sessions listed below

Tuesday 6th March 12.00 - 12.30 pm
Friday 9th March 12.30 - 1.00 pm
Tuesday 13th March 1.00 - 1.30 pm
Thursday 15th March 1.30 - 2.00 pm
Wednesday 21st March 12.00 - 12.30 pm

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Linking from Science Direct journals

At present the connection between the journal record in our catalogue and the Science Direct database is not working properly.
If you locate a Science Direct journal in our catalogue (for example Academic Radiology) you should just be able to click on the url link and be taken to that journal in the Science Direct database. At present this link comes back with a login error.
You will be able to get in but you will need to change the url first.
1. right-click on the url link
2. select Copy Shortcut
3. right-click on the address bar in your browser and select paste
4. change the address where it says ...sciencedirect.com/college/... to

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Endnote X(10) discs

The Endnote X discs are now available from each library for students and staff to borrow for their home PCs. We have no Mac discs as yet, but hopefully these won't be long.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Pidgeon Digital - a new resource for architecture & design

Pidgeon Digital is the online version of The Pidgeon Audiovisual collection of illustrated talks by architects and related designers. We have recently acquired access to this resource; if you are on campus you should be able to search the resource directly. If you are off campus, you will be asked to enter your normal Novell login before gaining full access to the resource.