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Monday, September 14, 2015

EBL ebook outage - Sept 16

The access to ebooks through EBL will be unavailable from 10am to 1pm, Wednesday 16 September. 

The reason for the outage is that ProQuest is preparing to launch its new Ebook Central service and needs to combine ebrary and EBL contents into a single new back-end system.

Please take this outage into account in your schedule. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

For any queries, please contact us:

Email: library@unitec.ac.nz
Phone: (09) 815 4185 or (09) 815 4321 ext. 8625

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Find resources for your study, teaching and research using our enhanced Databases A-Z

We recently upgraded our Databases A-Z. 
Databases A-Z is a tool that you can use to find databases that Unitec Library subscribes to.* These databases have scholarly articles and other information to support your study, teaching and research.

How to access Databases A-Z
Links are available on these pages:
  1. Library homepage (listed under Search heading).
  2. LibrarySearch (top right)
  3. Subject and study guides (listed as one of subject and study guides).

In Databases A-Z you can:
  1. Search databases by keywords, eg. database name or description.
  2. Filter the list by Subjects, Database Types and Vendors/Providers.
  3. Browse the list by initials (first letter of database name).
  4. Share the link of the database.
  5. Access the database by clicking the title
  6. Find the description of a database under its title.
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What do the icons mean?

There are icons next to some database titles listed in the A-Z.  See the picture below for a description of what each icon means.(Click image for a larger image)

As well as being accessible via the A-Z , the databases the Library subscribes to are also linked from the Library Subject Guides. We link the subscription databases from several places as it is important these expensive resources are highly accessible and well used so we can continue to justify paying for them.

Monday, September 07, 2015

Have your say about the library website

Each year Unitec library runs a survey to find out how we can improve the library website. 

You can complete the survey by clicking on this survey link(HINT: Complete your task first, and then come back here to do the survey.)

The questions cover the purpose of your visit, and whether you were successful in completing this task. We use this information to continually improve the content, navigation and overall experience of using the library website.

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.

Assignment and exam help (2015)

Check out the following links for help doing your assignments and exams:

Please ask for help if you need it 

Friday, September 04, 2015

New E-Resource: SAGE Research Methods database

SAGE Research Methods provides access to 1000+ books, encyclopedias, and journal articles, as well as innovative features, such as the Methods Map visual browse tool using a custom taxonomy of 700+ methods terms.

Users can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify useful new methods. It also helps users conduct their research and write up their findings.

You can access the Sage Research Methods from the Databases A-Z and relevant subject guides via the Library website. Click here to go to the database.

For more information, please contact us:

Email: libinfo@unitec.ac.nz
Phone: (09) 815 4185 or (09) 815 4321 ext. 8625

New E-Resource: LexisNexis Practical Guidance database

The LexisNexis Practical Guidance database is arranged by practice area and provides access to a broad collection of guidance notes, commentary, checklists, precedents, forms, cases and legislation across the topics you need to successfully deal with a legal matter.

The available subject areas are Business law, Employment and Resource management.

You can access the LexisNexis Practical Guidance from the Databases A-Z and relevant subject guides via the Library website. Click here to go to the database.

For more information, please contact us:

Email: libinfo@unitec.ac.nz
Phone: (09) 815 4185 or (09) 815 4321 ext. 8625

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Learning about workplace safety made easy with new online video collection

Unitec staff and students now have full access to a comprehensive collection of online safety training videos via SafetyHub.

SafetyHub offers practical, up-to-date guidance on a range of health and safety issues relevant to different workplaces, from the office to workshop.  

The platform covers behavioural safety such as ‘workplace security and violence awareness’ or ‘drugs and alcohol at work’ through to safe handling of power tools, vehicles and hazardous chemicals.

You can access SafetyHub from the Databases A-Z and relevant subject guides (eg the Building Technology/Trades Subject Guide) via our website. Click here to go to SafetyHub.  

For more information, please contact us: