The Library now has trial access to a number of modules from Nineteenth Century Collections Online, a fully searchable archive of rare and important primary sources chosen by experts and sourced from the world’s leading libraries.
The Anglican newspaper Church and People is available to browse digitally through the John Kinder Theological Library’s Church Papers Online. Church and People was a monthly newspaper from 1946 to 1976 and covered church reports, editorials and articles.
Politics and the Media is a new publication edited by four New Zealand-based researchers, including the University of Auckland's own Dr. Geoff Kemp from the Department of Political Studies. The book examines a wide range of theoretical issues associated with the spheres of media, politics and democracy.
Emeritus Professor of English Albert Wendt was appointed a member of the Order of New Zealand in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Celebrated writer Anita Desai was recently in New Zealand for the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival. During her stay she visited the University of Auckland to spend time with the Master of Creative Writing students from the Department of English.
The Chinese Studies module is now available from Oxford Bibliographies Online, providing an authoritative guide to key works in the study of China across all disciplines.
Looking for a fun and simple guide to statistics? This is the book for you!
Charles Wheelan, Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, New York: Norton, 2013.
This new online tutorial will help you identify and locate books, book chapters, and journal articles. You can test yourself to check your knowledge.
Ben Yagoda says that teaching students to write well may be too ambitious a goal. Instead he aims to improve your writing by eliminating those common errors such as spelling mistakes, poorly chosen words, and train-wreck punctuation. In his book How to Not Write Bad you’ll find lots of helpful advice.
Motivational books are not usually found in university libraries, but one that seems appropriate is How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Academic Writing. Psychologist Paul Silvia discusses specious barriers to writing (can't find the time... need to do more research first... need a better computer... or just waiting for inspiration), and offers motivational tools and practical suggestions for overcoming them.
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