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Adult Education



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.

Recommended reading lists in your course books are a good place to start but they will not provide you with all the information you need.

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


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

155 Human Development (including Child Development)
302 Communication & Interpersonal relationships
370 Bicultural Education (shelved in the Māori Collection)
370.15 Educational theorists, Education philosophies and learning
374 Adult Education
375 Curriculum
378 Higher (Tertiary) Education

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
email| lmellor@eit.ac.nz

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Search The Library Collections

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 Our Reference Resources


Search

    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.

 

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


Related Study 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.

Click here for the full list of Study Guides.

Assignment Writing
Writing Guide

Suggested Guides
Analysing the Question
Critical Thinking

Quoting, Paraphrasing &Summarising

Essay Writing
Essay Exemplar

Computer Guides

If you need help with your assignment writing or ways to study ask at the library desk to make an appointment with a Learning Advisor or fill out an online form.

 

Journal articles are written by experts in the field and are an excellent source for current and original research; often on quite specific aspects of a topic. Databases provide you with access to an increasing number of articles which will help you find comprehensive information on your chosen topic.

If you come across an article that does not have the full-text available we can obtain it from another library for you. Complete this interloan form with the appropriate details and we will take care of the rest.

The ejournal search tool (SFX/A-Z) can be used to find a known journal and if we have electronic access to it.

Most of our databases have a help menu. If you need help with the databases contact your subject librarian.

Research Guides
Library Search Tools
Search Tips (Searching for Resources)
Journal Articles - Finding a Specific Article
                        - Finding Articles on your Topic




Print Journals

Delta : Policy and Practice in Education
Education Gazette
Education Today
Higher Education Research and Development
Journal of adult learning in Aotearoa New Zealand (formerly entitled “New Zealand journal of adult learning”).
New Zealand Education Review 
New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies




E Journals

Access
New Zealand Council of Educational Research Journals
The Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning

Find e-Journals

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APA Referencing

How do I reference an article from a database?
How do I reference an article from a journal?
How do I reference a figure from an article from a database?
How do I reference a figure from an article from a database?

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.

Specific Databases

A+ Education
A+ Education covers curriculum, educational research, information science, librarianship, management, policy administration, psychology, sociology, teaching and training and is produced by the Cunningham Library at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Full text articles: 2000- ; Index: 1978-

Humanities & Social Sciences Collection
The Informit Humanities & Social Sciences Collection covers a range of subjects within an arts and social science context including education, history, media, political science and technology. This full text Collection contains journals, books, conference proceedings and reports. Full text publications: 1940- ; Index: 1940-

ERIC
The world's largest source of education information, with more than 1 million abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice. Limited full-text.

ProQuest Education Journals
ProQuest Education Journals gives users access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text. The coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education. Many titles are indexed in the ERIC database.

 

General Databases

InfoTrac OneFile
InfoTrac OneFile features news and periodical content on a wide range of topics from general interest magazines, academic journals, business and technology publications, law journals, health care periodicals, newspapers and newswire services. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

MasterFILE Complete
Multidisciplinary database providing full-text of nearly 2,000 general reference publications back to 1975. Includes full text reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

ProQuest Central
ProQuest Central is a large multidisciplinary research resource combining more than 28 databases and covering more than 20,000 periodicals plus many other scholarly resources. Content is from scholarly journals, trade publications, company reports, dissertations, newspapers, newsletters, and newswires. Over 160 subject areas are covered including business and economics, health and medical (including nursing), education, social sciences, psychology, humanities, technology, science and more.

Science Direct Social Sciences and Humanities Journals Collection (College Edition) (includes Business)
Provides access to peer-reviewed full-text journals not available elsewhere online. Subjects include Business, Management, Accounting, Economics, Finance, Psychology, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. To limit your search to find full-text only, go to Advanced Search and select Subscribed publications and Open Access articles.

Scopus
SciVerse Scopus is a very large multidisciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources, containing over 40 million records including over 6 million conference papers and 100% Medline coverage. It covers research in the scientific, technical, medical, social sciences, and arts and humanities fields and provides tools such as Author Identifier, Affiliation Identifier, Citation Tracker, and Journal Analyser to track and analyse research. NB: Full-text documents cannot currently be downloaded from Scopus. Click on the SFX button in Scopus to link to where the full article is located in another database.

 

NZ Databases

Australia/NZ Reference Centre
Australian and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books.

Index New Zealand (INNZ)
Indexes and abstracts selected New Zealand serial publications, including newspapers and 300 journals about New Zealand and the South Pacific. Subjects include general interest material, social research, current affairs, the arts and humanities. Coverage is from 1987. No full-text.

New Zealand National Union Catalogue - Te Puna
The New Zealand National Union Catalogue on Te Puna is maintained by the New Zealand National Library and provides access to over 10 million records for New Zealand and overseas resources (books, reports, theses, serials and conference proceedings). It lists which New Zealand libraries hold these resources.

 

Use these resources to find eBooks relevant to your studies.

Most of our databases have a help menu. If you need help with the databases contact your subject librarian.

 


APA Referencing

How do I reference an ebook?

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 Study Guides

Click here for the full list of Study Guides.

Assignment Writing
Assignment Writing & Academic Style

Suggested Guides
Analysing the Question
Critical Thinking

Computer Guides

If you need help with your assignment writing or ways to study ask at the library desk to make an appointment with a Learning Advisor or fill out an online form.

 

EBook Central

Ebook Central provides access to a wide range of electronic books on almost every topic.

Ebook Central

  • The books are always available to read, unlike the physical books which can be borrowed from the library.
  • Online bookshelf, annotation and highlighting to help with your study.
  • Provides citation information and exporting to EndNote for easy referencing.
  • Refer to Ebook Central Tutorials on YouTube for search tips.
  • Refer to Search Tips for search strategies.

 

Bridget Williams Books

Critical Issues Collection
This Collection is a landmark digital resource from Bridget Williams Books. It allows online access to books on : Housing, inequality, climate change, child poverty, the environment, migration, financial crisis… — deep analysis of the big issues.

New Zealand History Collection
This Collection is a landmark digital resource from Bridget Williams Books. It allows online access to over 30 years of award-winning history publishing combined into an authoritative resource of life on these islands, from earliest beginnings to present day. New Zealand History, Māori, Treaty of Waitangi, Women resources are all included.

 

These websites have been chosen by your subject librarian to provide you with a relevant selection of online resources. When searching for other online resources evaluate them and think critically about the information presented;

  • Who is making the content available, are they a reliable source?
  • Is the content they are presenting accurate?
  • Is it biased towards political or commercial interests?

Our evaluating the credibility of websites guide will help you with this process. Get in touch with a librarian or one of our Learning Advisors if you are unsure.

Research Guides
Search Tips (Searching for Resources)
Finding Information Online (websites)
Primary / Secondary Resources

 

google scholar

 

 

Google Scholar allows you to search for academic sources using Google's search capabilities. This excludes other non-academic material to give you a more scholarly selection of results. EIT's holdings can be displayed using Google Scholar, to allow you to see at a glance if EIT has access to the full-text of sources you may find. See our guide for step by step instructions.

 


APA Referencing

How do I reference a website?
How do I reference a figure from a website?

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 Study Guides

Evaluating the credibility of websites
Google Scholar

 

Everyone is aware of YouTube but as a student of EIT you also have access to the below resources to locate quality content.

If you do use YouTube, or other online video content, remember to critically evaluate the material you find:

  • Who is making the content available, are they a reliable source?
  • Is the content they are presenting accurate?
  • Is it biased towards political or commercial interests?

The principles given in our evaluating the credibility of websites guide will help you assess whether it is appropriate for academic purposes. Speak to a librarian or learning advisor if you are unsure.

Research Guides
Search Tips (Searching for Resources)

 


APA Referencing

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

 


Related Study Guides

eTV Student Guide
eTV Staff Guide
Evaluating the credibility of websites

 

etv

Click here to see eTV, a new resource you can access from the Library. The On Demand section lets you view and download recordings from TV and videos kept in the Library and Shop.The Live Channels feature lets you live stream TV channels. Use My eTV to store your favourite programmes, personal details and saved searches.
Go to the eTV website and choose 'Login or Register'. If you have not used eTV before click 'Register Now' and complete the form to create your own login and password. Make sure to select 'Eastern Institute of Technology' as the institute name.

Please see the eTV Student Guide for help using eTV.

Please see the eTV Staff Guide for help to embed an eTV episode into your EIT Online course.

 

VIDEOS
A set of videos is held at Twist Library at 374.994 Adu:
Adult  learning. 1, Principles; Adult learning. 2, Styles; Adult learning. 3, Inclusive practices

 

Lynda.com has a large number of video learning resources in business, design, marketing, photography, video, music, animation, education, IT, software and much more… Lynda.com can be used to improve your technology skills, or other skills required as part of your coursework – take a look or talk to your tutor to discuss what might complement your learning.