Professional Practice

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


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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.


Subject Contact

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

Linda Mellor - Hawke's Bay
Liaison Librarian, School of Education & Social Services
ph| (06) 8301056
email| lmellor@eit.ac.nz

Lee Olsen - Hawke's Bay
Liaison Librarian, Te Ūranga Waka & Te Whatukura
ph| (06) 8301464
email | lolsen@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.

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.



Other Relevant Subject Guides
Māori
Education
Treaty of Waitangi
Ethics
Aotearoa/New Zealand
Pacific
Postgraduate Students


APA Referencing

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APA Referencing Instructions    APA Referencing Examples    APA Brief guide
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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
Essay Exemplar

Reflective Writing
BASS Formatting Guidelines

Computer Guides

If you need help with your assignment writing, maths, statistics 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.

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

Australian Social Work
International Social Work
Rise (Ministry of Social Development)
Matters of Substance
Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability
Alcohol.Org.Nz : The Newsletter of the Alcohol Council of New Zealand
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy (ANZJFT)
International Journal of Narrative Therapy & Community Work
Mana Magazine (Hawke's Bay)
Mana Magazine (Tairāwhiti)
Alternative
The Journal of the Polynesian Society



E Journals

Find e-Journals

You do allow embedded content.

In addition EIT has online access to:

Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review (Also called "Social Work Review")
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy
New Zealand Medical Journal (From July 2002 online only)
Social Policy Journal of New Zealand (From no.34 - Online Only)
The Journal of the Polynesian Society
Whanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Development
Te Karaka
Mai Journal : A NZ journal of indigenous scholarship

Mai Review
Te Kaharoa



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 to J's online
AtoJs Online contains a collection of digitised volumes of the Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives. The collection currently covers the years 1854 to 1945. Good source of historical Government information on Māori topics and iwi.

Australia/NZ Reference Centre
Australia/NZ Reference Centre combines Australia and New Zealand specific magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books to create the largest collection of regional full text content available to schools, public libraries, and academic institutions.

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-

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. See also New Zealand Index.

Journal of the Polynesian Society
The Polynesian Society is a non-profit organization based at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Founded in 1892, the Society’s aim was the scholarly study of past and present New Zealand Māori and other Pacific Island peoples and cultures. The project has digitised the first 100 years of the Journal, from 1892-1991.

Māori Land Legislation Database
A summary of all New Zealand legislation since 1840 (including private and local Acts) which has affected Māori or Māori land. It also gives brief notes on the historical context and the impact of each Act cited, with references to other Government publications. A printed form of the database containing the most significant of the public acts is available in the Māori Studies Collection.

Niupepa Maori newspapers
These historic newspapers were published primarily for a Māori audience between 1842 and 1932. The newspapers can be searched (full text), browsed (by series) or accessed by date. Browse this site in English or Māori. This collection has been made available by the New Zealand Digital Library Project, at the Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato.

Papers Past
Papers Past contains more than two million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes 77 publications from all regions of New Zealand.

ProQuest Central Social Sciences
Search Proquest Central's social sciences databases including OxResearch; ProQuest Criminal Justice; ProQuest Education Journals; ProQuest Political Science; ProQuest Psychology Journals; ProQuest Religion; ProQuest Research Library: Social Sciences; ProQuest Social Science Journals; ProQuest Sociology; ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: Social Sciences.

Te Ao Hou
Te Ao Hou was published from 1952 to 1976 by the Māori Affairs Department in New Zealand Aotearoa.



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.

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.

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.

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.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Provides a complete one-stop source for information, both for and against, on social issues. Access to viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.

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.

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 the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources, containing over 40 million records including 3 million conference papers and 100% Medline coverage. It supports research needs 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.

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

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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.

nzetc

The New Zealand Electronic Text Collection comprises significant New Zealand and Pacific Island texts and materials held by Victoria University of Wellington Library. This encompasses both digitised heritage material and born-digital resources. The NZETC supports the teaching, learning and research activities at Victoria University of Wellington through: The digitisation of historical works held uniquely by the Victoria University Library with an emphasis on works created by Victoria; The support of the creation of born-digital resources created by Victoria. The texts made available on the NZETC are freely accessible to all researchers regardless of their affiliation with Victoria University of Wellington.



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.



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)

 


Recommended Websites

Māori Television On Demand
Latest videos available to watch online

Te reo channel
Watch shows on the Te Reo channel

Toku reo
Join Raimona and Naomi online with interactive exercises, podcasts and a forum to reinforce what you’re learning on the TŌKU REO television show

Waka huia
Watch current and archived Waka Huia episodes

NZ on screen - Māori
A selection of Māori television series, documentaries and films from NZ on screen.

 


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/

 

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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