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Kia ora! Nau mai, haere mai, welcome!
Use this guide to engage with knowledge about the Māori world via selected resources from the University of Otago Library collections and links to freely accessible materials.
Here are four of the best places to start searching for Māori resources:
Postgraduate Information Sessions and Workshops 2022
There are Library sessions and workshops provided specifically for Postgraduate students. For more information and to register go to our Zoom workshops.
Information sessions 10-11am (via Zoom) on Wednesdays
- 26 Jan, 28 Sep - Postgraduate Library Services – An introduction to Library support, recommended resources and services.
- 23 Feb, 26 Oct - Effective Search Strategies - Learn how to search recommended databases for relevant literature, and manage your results
- 30 Mar, 9 Nov - The Thesis Guide – For new thesis students, about preparation, copyright compliance, submitting, and depositing.
- 27 Apr, 23 Nov - Researcher Profiles - Building an online profile to promote your research, and yourself.
Hands-on Workshops 10-11.30am (via Zoom) on Tuesdays and Thursdays
- 28 Apr, 6 Oct - Research Data Management - Make sense of the complexity around data storage, description, re-use and archiving.
- 3 May, 11 Oct - Getting published - Practical tips for postgraduates. Learn how to develop a publishing strategy and identify the right journals for submission.
- 5 May, 13 Oct - Impact Metrics - Understand tools that explain impact factors and ranking for what to read, and where to publish.
ITS and Library staff offer EndNote: Key Functions and EndNote: Advanced Functions - Zoom workshops using EndNote to store, group, edit and annotate references, and cite while you write. For PC or Mac bookings check dates and times here.
Ngā Whare Pukapuka
There are six libraries on campus and you can use all of them.
Each library has:
- resources for specific subject areas
- different spaces for individual or group study
- slightly different opening hours
- wireless access to the student network
Use your ID card as your library card to borrow books.
All library notices are sent to your University email account.
Central Library - Te Whare Pukapuka Matua
Subject area: Commerce & Humanities
Located in the Information Services Building on the corner of Albany & Cumberland
Health Sciences Library - Te Whare Pukapuka Whaiora
Subject area: Health Sciences and also serves the Southern DHB
Located in the Sayers Building opposite Dunedin Hospital
Hocken Collections - Te Uare Tāoka o Hākena
Subject area: histories, cultures and natural environments of Aotearoa, the Pacific and Antarctica with special emphasis on southern New Zealand
Located at the corner of Anzac Avenue and State Highway 88
Hocken Collections is a reference-only research library, gallery & archive open to both the University and the public. See more on the Hocken website.
Sir Robert Stout Law Library - Te Whare Pukapuka Ture
Subject area: Law
Located on the 8th floor of the Richardson building in the heart of campus
Robertson Library - Te Whare Pukapuka Mātauranga
Subject area: Education and also serves the Otago Polytechnic*
Located on Union St East
*Polytech students use the Polytech Library website to access Library services & resources
Science Library - Te Whare Pukapuka Pūtaiao
Subject area: sciences, medical sciences and Health Science First Year
Located in the Science III building next to the St David St Lecture Theatre