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Monday, September 26, 2016

Tuvalu Language Week 2016 at Unitec Library

Tālofa! Come celebrate Tuvalu Language Week with Unitec Library. The theme for this year is:
Ulu kite fatu e malu ei koe' - Shelter in the rock for your safety.
The focus is on the mui (rock) as the spiritual source of family, language, culture and identity. This will run from Sunday 25 September to 1 October 2016 to coincide with Tuvalu's38th Independence Day celebrations.

Tuvalu, means "eight standing together" in Tuvaluan language. The two national languages spoken in Tuvalu are Tuvaluan language and English.

Unitec Library has resource both in print and electronic to help you learn and become familiar in Tuvaluan language. Check out the Unitec Library catalogue and our Pacific subject guide.

Come in and see our displays!

Use the hashtag#TuvaluLanguageWeek to follow the events on social media.

For more information visit these websites: 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Take part in our survey and be in to win!

Help us improve Unitec's Library services by taking part in the 2016 survey online at www.library.unitec.ac.nz/survey

Students who complete the survey also go into the draw to win one of two ipads! Winners will be contacted by the library after the closing date.

The survey is open to all Unitec staff and students from 12 - 26 September.

Thank you for taking part in this survey.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Referencing and citing – what is it and where to get help?

Kia ora koutou,

As Unitec students, you are responsible for acknowledging the sources you used in writing your research projects and assignments. There are two parts to acknowledge others' work within your own: 
  1. You use an in-text citation in your work which provide a brief information of the source.
  2. You provide the complete information about the source at the end of your work, i.e.a reference list or bibliography.
The acknowledgement serves several purposes:-
  • Readers of your work can find the original sources you used.
  • Author/s of the source you used are given credit for their work
  • Your own ideas are evident and you shall receive the credit for your work
  • Your work has credibility in the larger realm of scholarly knowledge.

There are several referencing styles (such as APA, MLA, etc.) and your lecturer/s should have clearly indicated which style to use. You normally use a single style throughout your work. Information on these styles are available on the Library website. Te Puna Ako organizes scheduled and course-specific workshops for students as well as small group and one-to-one help where necessary. You can also refer to the Study Toolbox to find more information. Referencing software can be used to organize and manage your references. Consult your lecturer/s if you need to use them. At Unitec, we support three software: Endnote, Zotero and Mendeley. Endnote is most suitable for postgraduate students.

Contact Te Puna Ako or Library and Learning Commons for any referencing help:

Reference Management Tools for Postgraduate students

About Mendeley
Find out about the great tools for managing your references at the Library

EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero are reference management tools supported by the Library which allow you to store your references, make notes on the resources, automatically generate bibliographies and more. 

Get information about these on the Library's Referencing and Citing guide. Check out this comparison table or talk to your Library Knowledge Specialist to see which software will work best for you

Monday, September 05, 2016

Tongan Language Week:- 4th - 10th Sept 2016

Mālō e lelei

 The theme of the year's Tongan Language Week is:- 
'Fakakoloa 'a Aotearoa 'aki 'ae Loto 'i Tonga' - Enriching Aotearoa with the Tongan Spirit.
Provides an opportunity to celebrate through musci, song, dance, food, crafts and lanaugae

Unitec Library has resources both in print and electronic to help you learn and become familiar in Tongan language. Check out the Unitec Library catalogue.