The NZCC Centennial Library offers orientation and information skills classes, sessions and one-to-one tutorials for both staff and students. Check times on the noticeboard.

To make a booking contact the Librarians:

  • Email Us
  • come into the Library
  • or telephone 09 526 2103

 

  • MAKE THE LIBRARY WORK FOR YOU
    Duration: 15 -20 mins
    Location: Library
    Introduction to the library collections & facilities; what’s in the Library; where to find the most useful resources for your course; using the photocopier!

 

  • ONLINE CATALOGUE SEARCHING & LIBRARY WEBSITE
    Duration: 15 - 20 mins
    Location: Library. 5 people maximum
    How to use the library website and catalogue; find out what you can use from our library collection; access your borrower record to renew your own library books; make requests.

 

  • RESEARCH FOR BEGINNERS
    Duration: 30 mins
    Location: Library

    • Info Needs: brainstorming, key questions, key words
    • Finding Information: catalogue, the web, journals, databases, statistics, government sources
    • Selecting Information: what’s good and what’s not, and why
    • Using Information: referencing, copyright and plagiaris
    • An introduction to research and resource-learning activities is included

 

  • INDIVIDUAL OR SMALL-GROUP SESSIONS
    Finding information for specific assignments
    Pathfinder-type sessions to locate specific resources

    • Research from the web: Google Plus
      Includes tips on searching & evaluating websites - best of the web.
    • Journals, reference sources and statistics
      Introduction to quality reference sources for your course. Including academic journals, when is an article a good article, online encyclopaedias and dictionaries.
    • Database research
      Learn to find articles on your topic using a specified database – e.g. how best to use Index to Chiropractic, ScienceDirect, PubMed and others.
    • Referencing workshops
      Practice referencing books, journal articles, online articles & websites.