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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.