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Core Library courses available in April are:
Database Searching I: Getting started
Library Databases contain millions of articles across all disciplines, but how do you find what you need? This hands-on course will help you: choose a relevant database for your topic; learn basic keyword searching techniques; understand search results and find the full text.
Database Searching II: Extending your skills
Learn tips and tricks for keyword searching, discover the benefits of subject heading searches and use limits to obtain more specific information. Prerequisite: Familiarity with basic keyword searching skills, including Boolean operators AND, OR, NOT, as taught in Database Searching I: Getting started.
E-Books: Searching and using online books
There are over 300,000 e-books available from the UoA Library homepage! Discover the world of e-books and learn how to search for and use them.
Business Resources: Introduction
Discover the Resources by Subject WebPages for Business, including the key business databases, how to search New Zealand and international company information and business statistics.
Library Resources & Overview
Overview of the UOA Library resources and services, including subject services, library lending policy, how to access library databases, e-books, e-journals and many more…
Voyager (Library Catalogue): Introduction & Advanced
The Voyager catalogue describes what the Library has and where it is. Know how to use Voyager to find online and hard-copy information for your study and assignments! Join us in these two hands-on sessions and gain confidence in searching the catalogue.
Google: Getting the most from Internet searching
Learn how to use the advanced Google search and how to critically examine and evaluate search results. At the end of the course there may be time to look at a small selection of the ‘extras’ that Google has; such as eBook searching, image searching, built-in calculator and converter, YouTube etc.
Google Scholar covers peer-reviewed papers, theses, books and other scholarly literature from broad areas of research. This 1 hour hands-on session will cover how to search Google Scholar effectively; how to find the full text of a paper; how to set search preferences and get further help if needed; how to import Google Scholar search results into EndNote; as well as the difference between Google Scholar, Google and Library Databases.
Theses & Dissertations: How to search for them
This course is useful for post-graduate students preparing thesis proposals or literature reviews, and anyone searching for unpublished theses and dissertations. You will find theses from the University of Auckland, as well as from other New Zealand and overseas universities. The course uses a variety of online resources including the databases 'ProQuest Dissertations & Theses' and 'Index to Theses'.
EndNote I & II
EndNote is a software package for storing and managing bibliographic references.
Part I provides an introduction for people who are new to EndNote. This session covers how to create a library, manually enter references, use a connection file, insert citations into an MS Word document and format bibliographies in MS Word.
Topics covered in Part II include; direct exporting from databases, using import filters, adding notes to manage your references, searching your library and creating annotated, independent and subject bibliographies.
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