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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New database trial

From now until the end of 2008 Unitec Library will be trialling the database Vocational Studies Complete.

Vocational Studies Complete is designed to support the research needs of trade courses, and covers a wide range of subjects including computer & data processing, CAD, electrical technology, graphic arts, health information technology, interior design, travel & tourism and veterinary nursing.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Ebsco interface

Ebsco, the publishers of most of the Unitec Library databases, have adopted a new interface. They have provided a flash demonstration of the new features.

There is currently a problem with how search results display in the new interface on Internet Explorer when the monitor is set at a resolution of 800x600. The results are there but you have to scroll down to see them.

Welcome to Semester 2

Welcome back to the new semester!

From Monday 21 July the Library will go back to its normal opening hours.

Please don't hesitate to come to the Information desk if you need any help.

Or you can telephone us on 815 4185, or contact us by email or instant message.

Library Tours

For the first two weeks of Semester 2, from Monday 21 July to Friday 1 August, tours of the Main Library will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12.00. Each tour will last about 30 minutes.

There's no need to book for Library tours. Just meet at the Issues desk before 12.00.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

New online database guide

The Library Podcast page now contains an online guide to the NewzText Plus database, giving a short demonstration on how to find New Zealand newspaper and magazine articles.

There is also a short demonstration of how to place a book on hold.