EIT

English as a Second Language



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


Browse The Collection


ESL Collection  - Simplified texts to help learners of English build their comprehension and vocabulary in English by reading.

Children’s Fiction & Junior Fiction Collections - Stories aimed at younger readers but often interesting and easy to understand for students learning English as a second language.

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

Main Collection

418 Second Language Acquisition
420 English Language
423 English Dictionaries
428 English Grammar
428.4 Reading
821 Poetry
823 Short Stories

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

 

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.

 

Related Study Guides

Click here for the full list of Study Guides.

Assignment Writing

Writing Guide

Suggested Guides
Analysing the Question

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. The databases here 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

Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development




E Journals

Second Language Research
International Journal of Bilingualism
New Zealand Council of Educational Research Journals

 

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.

 

General Databases

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.

InfoTrac OneFile
Full-text 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. Updated daily.

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.

 

New Zealand 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.

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.

 

Specific Databases

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.

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

Recommended Websites

100% Pure New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand

Foreign Languages for Travellers

Education NZ

Study in New Zealand

Online Newspapers (International)

 


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.

 

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.