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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


Browse the Collection

Information resources on this subject can be found in the following locations.

004 Data processing Computer science
005 Computer programming, programs, data
006 Special computer methods
658.4 Project Management


Subject Librarian

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

Robert Iles
ph| (06) 974 8000, extension 6017
email| riles@eit.ac.nz



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Search The Library Collection

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.

Suggested Subject Keywords

RSS | CSS | C# | Cloud Computing | Computer Ethics



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 Study Guides

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Assignment Writing
Writing Guide

Suggested Guides
Analysing the Question
Critical Thinking

Essay Writing
Report Writing
Report 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 amount of articles which will help you find comprehensive information on your chosen topic.

Not all of our databases are full-text. If you find an article that only has an abstract we may be able to interloan it for you. Fill out an online interloan form.

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

Communications of the ACM


E Journals

Find e-Journals

You do allow embedded content.




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

Safari Books Online
Safari Books Online is a digital collection of current, fully searchable books, with content including business and management titles, professional development, right through to programming, and the latest in IT. With Safari Books Online you have all the information you need from the most trusted authors and innovators at your fingertips. Includes video content.



General Databases

ProQuest Science & Technology
Search Proquest Central's science and technology databases including ProQuest Biology Journals; ProQuest Computing; ProQuest Military Collection; ProQuest Research Library: Science & Technology; ProQuest Science Journals; ProQuest Telecommunications; ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: Science & Technology.

Credo Reference
An online library of hundreds of reference books including encyclopaedias, dictionaries, thesauri, atlases, biographies, quotations and subject-specific titles. There are millions of entries, including thousands of images and audio pronunciation files. Contributing publishers include Routledge, SAGE, Cambridge University Press, Wiley, Elsevier and many others. Additional features include Mind Map and Topic Pages, plus links to the EIT library catalogue and databases.

Ebook Central
A collection of over 30,000 full-text e-book titles covering a wide range of academic subjects.

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.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Global
Includes more than 3 million dissertations and theses from around the world, with comprehensive coverage of North American works and expanding coverage of international works. Over 1.7 million are available in full text.

GALE databases
Access to the Gale databases via a common menu.

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.

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.

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.

Safari
Safari Books Online is a digital collection of current, fully searchable books, with content including business and management titles, professional development, right through to programming, and the latest in IT. With Safari Books Online you have all the information you need from the most trusted authors and innovators at your fingertips. Includes video content.




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.

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.


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.



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