Speed up your studies and research and find relevant information!
Come along and enjoy relaxed study atmosphere and let us guide you through searching a number of online databases, finding full text articles in e-journals and using the Library Catalogue.
Courses available in April are:
Need to quickly find the books and journals recommended in your course reading lists? Join us in this hands-on session and gain confidence in searching the new Library Catalogue. Includes how to find the course materials and exam papers for your courses, and more…
Sessions: Tuesday 21 April 1-2pm
Wednesday 22 April 2-3pm
Friday 24 April 11am -12noon
Monday 27 April 11am -12noon
Thursday 30 April 1-2pm
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 articles; search multiple databases simultaneously.
Sessions: Thursday 16 April 10 - 11am
Thursday 23 April 10-11am
Wednesday 29 April 1-2pm
Database Searching II: Extending your skills
Build on the basics of database searching by constructing effective search strategies. Learn tips and tricks for keyword searching; discover the benefits of subject heading searches and use limits to obtain more specific information.
Sessions: Thursday 16 April 11am -12noon
Thursday 23 April 11am – 12noon
Wednesday 29 April 1-2pm
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 if it is not available from Google Scholar; how to set search preferences and get further help if needed; how to import Google Scholar search results into EndNote; and more...
Session: Monday 20 April 11am – 12noon
Google: Getting the most from Internet searching
Be confident and effective when using Google to search the Internet. Learn how to use the advanced Google search and critically evaluate your search results. Find out about some of the ‘extra’ features such as Google images, book search and built in calculator and converter.
Session: Monday 20 April 10am – 11am
Theses & Dissertations: How to find 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'.
Session: Thursday 09 April 11am – 1pm
EndNote I & II
EndNote is a software package for storing and managing bibliographic references. You can use it to efficiently record the details of your readings for referencing, then search, sort and add personal notes to your references, before easily inserting citations and bibliographies into your document. Part 1 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. To learn more advanced features book into an EndNote Part 2 session.
Sessions: Tuesday 28 April 11am – 12noon (Part I), 12noon – 1pm (Part II)