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Social Work



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.

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

150 Psychology
155 Human Development (including Child Development)
300.72 Social Science research
301 Sociology
302 Communication & Interpersonal relationships
305 Gender
361.2 Social Action
361.3 Social Work
362 Social Welfare
362.2 Mental Illness
362.4 Disabled people
362.5 Poverty
362.6 Problems of the Elderly
362.76 Child Abuse
616.86 Substance Abuse
616.891 Therapy

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


Other Relevant Subject Guides
Treaty of Waitangi
Ethics
Aotearoa/New Zealand
Pacific

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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 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.

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Print Journals

Australian Social Work
International Social Work
Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work Review (Also called "Social Work Review") - From 2016 Online Only
Social Work Now (Hawke's Bay)
Social Work Now (Tairāwhiti)
New Zealand Journal of Counselling (Hawke's Bay)
New Zealand Journal of Counselling (Tairāwhiti)
Social Policy Journal of New Zealand - From no.34 – Online Only (Hawke's Bay)
Rise (Ministry of Social Development)
Matters of Substance
Alcohol.Org.Nz : The Newsletter of the Alcohol Council of New Zealand
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy (ANZJFT)
Psychotherapy in Australia
International Journal of Narrative Therapy & Community Work




E Journals

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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)
Whanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Development




APA Referencing

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Specific Databases

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-

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.

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.

Brookers Law Partner
New Zealand resource with full-text coverage of New Zealand Bills, Statutes, Regulations, Local and Private Acts and Assent Legislation.

Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module
Information on: fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health and safety, alcohol and drug abuse, prescription drugs, herbal remedies, and alternative or complementary treatments. Includes veterinary medicine.

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.

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?

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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.

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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

Alcohol and Liquor Advisory Council

American Counseling Association

Aotearoa New Zealand Association for Social Workers

Child Poverty Action Group Aotearoa New Zealand

Dulwich Centre
Australian gateway to narrative therapy and community work

Family Planning Association

Growing up in New Zealand

Māori health models

Ministry of Youth Development

New Zealand Association of Counsellors

New Zealand Deprivation Statistics

New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse

New Zealand Legislation

Practice: The New Zealand Corrections Journal
To promote good practice and encourage professionalism, Corrections has launched a journal. Practice: The New Zealand Corrections Journal. The journal offers in-depth, academic and practice-focused articles. Corrections recommends it for all those working professionally with offenders, especially in New Zealand.

New Zealand Ministry of Social Development

Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (Families Commission)

Social Workers Registration Board

Strengthening Families Initiative

Te Whare Tapa Wha
The Māori philosophy toward health is based on a holistic health and wellness model

 


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.


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/