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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Samoan Language Week 25-31 May

Talofa lava! 
We're celebrating Samoan Language Week in the Unitec Libraries.
Have a look at the display in the library nearest you.
For more information and resources about the Pacific - check out our Pasifika Subject Guide http://libguides.unitec.ac.nz/pasifika
Display of books at the Building 1 library

Books on show at the Main library

Monday, May 19, 2014


We have discovered that the library request forms for interloans and distance services did not work over the weekend.  This was due to changes made to the Unitec corporate website.  If you submitted any requests over the weekend please resubmit as the problem has been resolved.  We apologise for any inconvienence.

If you are not sure whether your request has been received please email either interloans@unitec.ac. or distance@unitec.ac.nz

Saturday, May 17, 2014

How to access previous exam papers

On 17 May Unitec introduced a new website. However the pdfs for the past exam papers are still on the old website and the address of the old website has changed to http://www.1.unitec.ac.nz/ -  ie a 1. is now between the www. and unitec. Unfortunately the links from our LibrarySearch records to the pdfs of past years exam papers have not yet been updated with the new address. We hope to have the links in these records updated within a week. However in the meantime please follow the steps below to access the correct links.
  1. Go to LibrarySearch and select the Exams tab.
  2. Enter the relevant Course Code, e.g. ALAF 5270, or Course Name, e.g. Economic Principles. 
  3. Click Search button and locate the record for your course
  4. Click View Online to see a list of links to past exam papers for each semester
  5.  Right click on the link to the exam paper you wish to view and select "copy link location" (Firefox) or "copy shortcut" (IE)
  6. Click on the link for the exam paper you wish to view
  7. Enter your username and password if you are asked for them
  8. Open a new window or tab on your web browser and Paste the link you copied earlier into the address bar
  9. Add a 1. in between www. and unitec (see example in screenshot below)
    eg if the original link is:
  10. Press enter and the pdf of the exam paper should display

We apologise for the inconvenience this change has caused.

Changes to website links - please refresh pages

Today some changes were made to Unitec's website. A consequence of this is that some of the links we have from the Library website no longer take you to the page they should.

We advise you do the following:
  • Refresh* the Library homepage to ensure you are accessing updated links.
  • Update any bookmarks or favorites you have to the Study Room Booking System to go here: http://www.1.unitec.ac.nz/library2/mrbs/web/
  • If you find a link on any other part of the Library website that is not taking you to the correct place please first try refreshing*  the page the link is on,  if that does not fix it please send the URL of the page the link is on to library@unitec.ac.nz and say which link on that page is not working.
* To refresh a web page - do one of the following:
  • click the refresh icon to the right of the address bar in your web browser for IE and Firefox, or
  • click the reload icon to left of address bar for Chrome, or
  • press Ctrl F5
Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience these changes cause.