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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

RIP Coda

Coda, Unitec's insitutional repository, has ceased to exist. It will be replaced early in the New Year by a new Unitec Research Bank containing Unitec theses and other research outputs. The Research Bank is expected to start operations by the end of January. Until then there will be no online access to Unitec's research outputs.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Library Stocktake

During the summer the Library will be carrying out a stocktake of books and AV items.  On the Catalogue, items may show as "in transit" rather than "available".
If you see items which have this status they may be in transit between branches or more likely, awaiting the stocktake process.  You won't be able to put these items on hold on the Catalogue, but you can still place a hold by asking library staff. You will then be informed by email when the item is available for you to collect.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Extended Hours

During the final three weeks of the semester, from Monday 2nd to Friday 20th November, the Main Library and Student Computer Centre are open for extended hours.

Student Computer Centre

Mon-Thurs  8.00am -11.00pm
Fri              8.00am - 8.00pm
Sat-Sun      9.00am - 4.30pm

Main Library

Mon-Thurs  8.00am - 9.00pm
Fri              8.00am - 6.00pm
Sat-Sun      9.00am - 6.00pm

Please note that the opening hours for the Building One, Waitakere and North Shore brances are unchanged over this period.

Monday, October 12, 2009


The Library's new Multi-Search programme enables you to search multiple databases and the Library catalogue simultaneously. You can search pre-selected groups of databases or choose the databases yourself.

You can also save your favourite searches to run on a regular basis, and save your favourite journal articles.

For more information, see our Multi-Search Help page.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

EndNote Training Sessions

Postgraduate students are invited to attend one of the following training sessions in the bibliographic management software EndNote:

Tuesday 20th October 1.30 - 3.00
Wednesday 21st October 4.00 - 5.30

The training sessions will be held in the Main Library training room. These sessions are for students only, not staff.

To register for a session please go to the Main Library Information Desk, or email infolit@unitec.ac.nz.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Text for assistance

The Library is now able to answer enquiries by text. Send your question in a text message to 021-488155 during working hours (until 30 minutes before closing) and we will text a reply back to you.

Friday, September 18, 2009

ScienceDirect and Scopus databases unavailable Sunday morning

ScienceDirect and Scopus databases (from Elsevier) will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance for approximately 13 hours from midnight Saturday, 19th Sept to 1pm Sunday, 20th Sep.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Art and Architecture Complete

The Library is trialling a new database, Art and Architecture Complete.

Ebsco describes it as follows: "Art & Architecture Complete - BETA is a comprehensive bibliographic database that provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 630 academic journals, magazines and trade publications with full text for over 240 periodicals and 140 books, as well as selective coverage for over 50 publications. The database has been designed for use by a diverse audience that includes art scholars, artists, designers, college students, and general viewers."

Please let us know if you have any comments to make on the database.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

EndNote training session

There will be an EndNote training session for postgraduate students at the Main Library on Tuesday 8th September from 3.00-4.30. To sign up please leave your name at the Main Library Information Desk.

Monday, August 03, 2009

EndNote X2 now available

EndNote X2 has been installed in all student labs and libraries on campus. Libraries have copies of EndNote X2 available for students and staff to borrow to install on their own computers. Both MAC and PC versions are available.

Staff who wish to have EndNote X2 installed on Unitec computers will need to log a job with IT.

The APA style for EndNote X2 incorporates the new changes to APA which were introduced by the APA 6th Manual.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Catalogue and database training

Do you want to learn more about how to use the Library Catalogue to find books, and how to use electronic databases to find journal articles?

You can sign up for training sessions at the Main Library at the following times:


Tuesday 4 August 12.00-12.30
Wednesday 5 August 3.30-4.00
Friday 7 August 12.30-1.00


Monday 10 August 5.00-5.30
Wednesday 12 August 10.00-10.30
Thursday 13 August 12.30-1.00

If you want to come to one of these sessions just go to Information Desk at the Main Library and leave your name.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Come on a Library tour

Tours of the Main Library are being held at 12.00 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. There's no need to book - just come to the Lending Desk and join the tour.

Thursday, July 02, 2009


The Library is trialling the Niustext database. This database contains the full text of newspapers, magazines and other resources from the South Pacific, including Islands Business, Cook Islands Herald and Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Swine flu advice

Please click here to see the Unitec webpage featuring questions and answers for staff and students on the H1N1 (Swine flu) pandemic.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Library instant message service

The Library has upgraded its instant message service by installing a new programme called Library H3lp (pronounced 'Library Help'!)

You can now click on links from the Library website and the catalogue to access a pop-up chat window to talk to Library staff. We can provide information you are looking for, guide you in your search strategies and send files direct to you at your computer.

If you prefer, you can still chat to us from the window embedded in the Ask a Librarian page, or by using your personal IM account.

We aim to be available for chat during most of the hours that we are open.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Endnote sessions for postgraduate students

Training sessions for the citation management software EndNote are being held on

Wednesday 8th April from 12.30-1.30pm,
Thursday 23rd April from 11.00-12.30
Friday 24th April from 10.00-11.30, and
Wednesday 20th May from 1.30-3.00

in the Main Library training room. Places in these sessions are limited, so please register early either in person at the Main Library Information Desk, or by email to infolit@unitec.ac.nz. Include your name, email address, Unitec ID and phone number in your email.

UPDATE: the April sessions are all full up. Please register for the session on 20th May

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Downloading Catalogue Records to EndNote

You can download records from the Library catalogue to EndNote if you have the correct connection file installed.

The connection file provided with the EndNote CD does not work with our new catalogue system.

To obtain the correct file, go to Research Tools - EndNote on the Library website.

Click on the link to Library Catalogue EndNote connection file.

A window pops up asking if you want to save or open the file. Select 'Save'.

Go to My Computer and navigate to C:/Program Files/EndNote X1/Connections.

Drag the UNITEC-Voyager connection file to the Connections folder.

Open EndNote and select Online Search - New Search from the Tools menu.

Select UNITEC-Voyager from the list.

A Search window will appear that you can use to search the Library catalogue.

Easter Hours

Mt Albert Campus Main Library
Good Friday 10 AprilLibrary Closed
Easter Saturday 11 April9.00am - 4.30pm
Easter Sunday 12 April9.00am - 4.30pm
Easter Monday 13 AprilLibrary Closed
Easter Tuesday 14 April9.00am - 4.30pm
Mt Albert Campus Building One Library
Good Friday 10 AprilLibrary Closed
Easter Saturday 11 April9.00am - 4.30pm
Easter Sunday 12 AprilLibrary Closed
Easter Monday 13 AprilLibrary Closed
Easter Tuesday 14 AprilLibrary Closed
Waitakere Joint Library
Good Friday 10 AprilLibrary Closed
Easter Saturday 11 April10.00am - 4.00pm (Te Puna Ora Closed)
Easter Sunday 12 April10.00am - 4.00pm (Te Puna Ora Closed)
Easter Monday 13 AprilLibrary Closed
Easter Tuesday 14 April8.30am - 8.00pm (Te Puna Ora Closed)
North Shore Learning Centre
10-14 AprilLibrary Closed

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Ebrary's interface has been upgraded

Ebrary (an electronic book collection) has a new interface, so you may notice some changes when looking at their online books. Although you can now browse books without needing to use the Ebrary reader, we recommend you install the reader to have fuller access. Note that the Reader is already automatically installed on all Unitec machines. You can find Ebrary books via the Unitec Library Catalogue or by going to the library's Online Resources, Databases A-Z, and clicking on Ebrary. If you have any questions, please contact the library - phone 815 4321, ext. 8564 or email libinfo@unitec.ac.nz.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Rehabilitation Reference Center trial

The Library is trialling Rehabilitation Reference Center, an evidence-based full-text database. Designed for physical therapists, occupational therapists and other rehabilitation professionals, RRC provides the best available, most accurate and concise information on conditions seen in rehabilitation practice, allowing rehabilitation specialists to build customized treatment regimens for patients at the point-of-care.

Please send any feedback to libinfo@unitec.ac.nz