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Finding appropriate resources amongst the mass of information available is not always easy, but making use of the resources and assistance available here will make your efforts far more effective and successful.

Before you begin searching for information ensure that you have correctly identified the subject or topic you require information on and what you are required to do with this information (outline, explain, compare/contrast, etc.). Refer to the Analysing the question guide if you require help with this, or see one of our Learning Advisors.

Research Guides
Library Search Tools
Search Tips (Searching for Resources)
Books - Finding a Specific Title
- Finding Books on your Topic
Primary / Secondary Resources

Books on these subjects can be found on the library shelves at the Dewey number shown:

300.72 Social Science research
301 Sociology
302 Communication & Interpersonal relationships
305 Gender
320 Politics
323 Human Rights
361 Social Policy
361.2 Social Action
362.5 Poverty
362.6 Problems of the Elderly
993 Colonisation

There is a separate Māori Collection in both the Hawke's Bay and Tairāwhiti campus libraries.

All resources that are on a Māori subject, are written by Māori authors or are written for Māori students are shelved in these collections according to the dewey decimal classification (DDC) system. That is, a book about Māori health will be in the Māori Collection, shelved under the DDC number of 610. All items in these collections are identified by a kowhaiwhai sticker.

If you require further help with finding information please ask at the desk or contact your Subject Librarian.

Linda Mellor
Liaison Librarian, School of Education & Social Services
ph| (06) 974 8000, extension 6056

Lee Olsen
Liaison Librarian, Te Ūranga Waka & Te Whatukura
ph| (06) 974 8000, extension 5464
email |


EIT Primo Search

Primo searches the library’s physical resources and many of the databases EIT has available.

  • Select EIT Libraries to search across our print collection. Select All Resources to search across our print and electronic collection.
  • Use Primo instead of searcing across all the search tools one by one.
  • Use the limiters on the left to reduce the number of results (e.g., limit by resource type or date).
  • Refer to Search Tips for help improving the efficiency of your searches.



    Search across a wide range of reference resources such as
    encyclopedias, dictionaries and atlases.

  • Credo finds overviews and summaries and is useful when you are unfamiliar with a topic.
  • Often contains multiple entries on a topic (unlike Wikipedia). This allows you to gain a rounded understanding of your topic.



Other Relevant Subject Guides
Treaty of Waitangi
Aotearoa/New Zealand

Postgraduate Students

apa referencing

Cick on an image below for print versions of the APA Referencing Guides.

APA Referencing Instructions    APA Referencing Examples    APA Brief guide
Instructions         Examples                                   A Brief Guide

For further help with APA Referencing ask at the Library desk to make an appointment with a Learning Advisor or fill out an online form.

related guides

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Assignment Writing
Writing Guide

Suggested Guides
Analysing the Question
Critical Thinking

Essay Writing
Essay Exemplar

Reflective Writing
BASS Formatting Guidelines

Computer Guides

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