Aotearoa / New Zealand

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
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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.

919.3 New Zealand geography and travel
993 New Zealand history


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

Jadwiga Kozyniak
ph| (06) 974 8000, extension 6033
email| jadwigak@eit.ac.nz



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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.

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    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

Zealand | "New Zealand" | Aotearoa | Māori


APA Referencing

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Assignment Writing

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Analysing the Question
Critical Thinking
Computer Guides
Writing Guide

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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
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Journal Articles
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Finding Articles on your Topic


E Journals

Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review
Journal of the Polynesian Society
New Zealand Journal of History
New Zealand Medical Journal

Find e-Journals

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Specific 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.

Standards New Zealand Online Library
View the most up-to-date versions of all New Zealand and Joint Australian/New Zealand Standards. Access is read only. The Standards cannot be saved or printed.

Te Ipu Whakahauā
Māori mental health research and bibliography database funded by the Ministry of Health to ensure more ready access to research, literature, and conference papers relating to Māori mental health. Includes over 600 abstracts, with links and full text articles as well as Masters and PhD theses.



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.

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.

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.



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.

Print Journals

Access: Critical Perspectives on Cultural and Policy Studies in Education (Auckland University of Technology)
Alcohol.org.nz: The Newsletter of the Alcohol Council of New Zealand
Alternative: An International Journal of Indigenous Scholarship
Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review (Tairāwhiti)
Aroha (La Leche League New Zealand)
Art New Zealand
Art News New Zealand (Hawke's Bay)
Art News New Zealand (Tairāwhiti)
Artzone
Asthma and Respiratory News (Asthma Foundation of New Zealand)
Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower and Winemaker (Hawke's Bay)
Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower and Winemaker (Tairāwhiti)
Australian & New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy
Bay Buzz
BeautyNZ: The Official Magazine of the Association of Beauty Therapists New Zealand
Build (Building Research Association of New Zealand)
Capital Letter
Chartered Accountants Journal
CIO
Commercial Horticulture
Consumer (Hawke's Bay)
Consumer (Tairāwhiti)
Country-wide: Northern Edition
Cuisine (Hawke's Bay)
Cuisine (Tairāwhiti)
Destinations
The Dissector: The Journal of the Theatre Nurses' Special Interest Section of the NZNO
Early Education
Education Gazette
Education Today
ElectroLink
Employment Today (Hawke's Bay)
Employment Today (Tairāwhiti)
Fashion Quarterly (Hawke's Bay)
Fashion Quarterly (Tairāwhiti)
The First Years: New Zealand Journal of Infant and Toddler Education
Food New Zealand
Good: New Zealand's Guide to Sustainable Living
GP Pulse
Grower
Headway: New Zealand Hair and Beauty Fasion International
Images: New Zealand Fashion, Hair, Beauty, Nails
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
Journal of Primary Health Care
Kai Tiaki Nursing Research
Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand
Kiwi Parent
Literacy Forum New Zealand
Little Treasures
L.O.G.I.C.: The Official Journal of the New Zealand College of Practice Nurses, NZNO.
Mana (Hawke's Bay)
Mana (Tairāwhiti)
Management (Hawke's Bay)
Management (Tairāwhiti)
Marketing Magazine
Massage New Zealand
Midwifery News / New Zealand College of Midwives
New Zealand Agribusiness
New Zealand Business
New Zealand College of Midwives Journal
New Zealand Education Review
New Zealand Engineering News
New Zealand Fitness
New Zealand Gardener (Hawke's Bay)
New Zealand Gardener (Tairāwhiti)
New Zealand Geographic
New Zealand Healthy Food Guide
New Zealand Journal of Applied Business Research
New Zealand Journal of Counselling (Hawke's Bay)
New Zealand Journal of Counselling (Tairāwhiti)
New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies
New Zealand Journal of History
New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine
New Zealand Law Journal
New Zealand Law Review
New Zealand Lifestyle Block
New Zealand Listener
New Zealand Nursing Review (Hawke's Bay)
New Zealand Nursing Review (Tairāwhiti)
New Zealand Research in Early Childhood Education
New Zealand Retail
New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics
New Zealand Trucking
New Zealand Veterinary Nurse
New Zealand Wine Grower
Next
North and South
Nursing Praxis in New Zealand
Orchardist
Organic NZ (Hawke's Bay)
Organic NZ (Tairāwhiti)
OWNZ: Organic Winegrowers New Zealand Newsletter
Playcentre Journal
The Profit: Hawke's Bay's Business Magazine
Rise (Ministry of Social Development)
Safeguard (Hawke's Bay)
Safeguard (Tairāwhiti)
Set
The Space (Childspace Early Childhood Institute)
Tall Poppies: Magazine of the New Zealand Associations for Gifted Children
Te Karaka: The Ngai Tahu Magazine
Teachers Matter: The Magazine of Spectrum Education
Trends: New Zealand Commercial Design
Urbis
Water and Atmosphere (NIWA)
Whitireia Nursing Journal
Wine Hawke's Bay: The Official Magazine of Hawke's Bay Winegrowers Inc
Wine Technology in New Zealand
WineNZ Magazine

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.


Google Books

Search Google books for electronic book titles online. Most of the books you can find via Google Books have restricted content. If you find a book you would like through Google Books that does not have much content available, and it is not available via our other resources, complete this interloan form and we will obtain it from another library for you.

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Bridgett 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.

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.

media net

Medianet (on-campus only)
Medianet allows you to watch a selection of digitised films and videos from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision's archival collections. These include feature films, home movies, short films, documentaries, local history items, music videos, children's films and much more. Medianet can only be accessed on-campus. You can search the Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision online catalogue at www.ngataonga.org.nz/catalogues/


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