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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

EBSCO scheduled maintenance on Sat 29 March

On Saturday  29 March 2014 the  EBSCO databases and services may be intermittently unavailable while perform network upgrades are performed.  

This may occur between the hours of 2:00 pm and 4:00.pm.   This means that there will potential outages during this time.

We appreciate your patience.


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Monday, March 17, 2014

Being honest in your studies - Academic Integrity

No one likes it when others take credit for work they have not done.  This is what we are talking about when we refer to Academic Integrity.

Academic Integrity means intellectual honesty with regard to the use of information and in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding.  As a student at Unitec it is your responsibility to find out why it is important to you and your studies and how to ensure you get it right.

Check out both of these links

Another tool to check the originality of your assignment is Turnitin.  See our library webpage  Turnitin for Students

When submitting assignments at Unitec, you will be asked to include a assignment coversheet.  By signing this, you are saying that the work you are submitting is your own work. 
This cover sheet is usually available from a link on your Moodle course page.  If there is no specific coversheet suggested for your assignment you can use the generic assignment coversheet which is available from Student Central  and also linked from the Unitec website under Current Students > Student Central > Our Services > Applications and Request Forms

What login username and password do I use?

When you enroll at Unitec, you will be issued with a login username and password.  This is what you use to log into all Unitec systems.  These include

  • MyUnitec portal
    • to pay fees, update contact details, view course timetables, results
    • Student email and file storage
    • Ask Student Central, Library TXT reminders and other useful services
  • accessing MyLibrary for requesting and renewing books, accessing ebooks and databases
  • using Unitec wifi connections 
  • using Unitec computers

NOTE: If you want to change this password, this does not change your Moodle password.


The same user name and password that you are given when you enroll will let you log into Moodle at the start of semester. Moodle is the online learning environment for your courses where your lecturers can post assignments, lesson notes, course materials and resources, and facilitate discussions with you and your classmates.

NOTE: This password is used in Moodle only.  If you change this password, it does not change the password to the list of Unitec systems indicated about.

Monday, March 03, 2014

More library workshops for postgraduates

More library workshops are coming up soon. They are open to staff and postgrad students so be sure to come along if you need a hand with anything!

Endnote sessions

A hands-on introduction to the latest version of Endnote, the software package which allows you to store and manage bibliographic references. It assists with creating bibliographies, making it a very useful tool for writing academic papers.
Topics covered include:
>>> Creating a reference in Endnote
>>> Exporting from the Library databases
>>> How to link it with MS Word

Where and when:
Mt Albert Library: 5 Mar 2pm-3.30pm
 Mt Albert Library: 21 Mar 10.30am-12.00pm
Mt Albert Library: 14 Apr 1.00pm-2.30pm

How to book:

Managing Information - Waitakere

This workshop will explore ways that
researchers can better manage their

Where and when:
Waitakere Library: 26 Mar 10am-12pm

How to book:

Taming Information - Mt Albert

This workshop will explore ways that
researchers can better manage their

Where and when:
Mt Albert Library: 27 Mar 9.30am-12pm

How to book: