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Postgraduate Introduction to Library Services and Resources: Home

This guide contains information on library services and resources of interest to postgraduate students.

Kia Ora Welcome

This guide has been developed as a toolkit for all postgraduate students.

Find resources from the Library Postgraduate Sessions & Workshop series AND an A-Z of Library services and resources, links to video tutorials, printable guides, and other learning aids. Use either the tabs above or the links to the left to navigate to a service or resource.

If you require further help, or want more in-depth learning, contact your Subject Librarian for a consultation.

2023 Library Postgraduate Information Sessions and Workshops Book now: face-to-face or by Zoom

Postgraduate Information Sessions and Workshops 2023

There are Library sessions and workshops provided specifically for Postgraduate students. For more information and to register book now by Zoom or face-to- face.

Information sessions 10-11am (via Zoom)  or 2-3pm (face-to-face) on Wednesdays

  • 22 Feb; 26 Jul - Postgraduate Library Services An introduction to Library support, recommended resources and services.
  • 29 Mar; 30 Aug - Effective Search Strategies - Learn how to search recommended databases for relevant literature, and manage your results
  • 26 Apr; 27 Sep - Thesis Information – For new thesis students, about preparation, copyright compliance, submitting, and depositing.
  • 28 Jun; 25 Oct - Researcher Profiles - Building an online profile to promote your research, and yourself.

Hands-on Workshops 10-11.30am (via Zoom) or 2-3.30pm (face-to-face) on Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • 13 Apr; 20 Jun; 22 Aug EndNote for PC (Windows) - Use EndNote to store, group, edit and annotate references, and cite while you write
  • 18 Apr; 22 Jun; 24 AugEndNote for Mac - Use EndNote to store, group, edit and annotate references, and cite while you write
  • 25 May; 26 Oct Research Data Management - Make sense of the complexity around data storage, description, re-use and archiving (face-to-face only). 
  • 30 May; 31 Oct Getting published - Practical tips for postgraduates. Learn how to develop a publishing strategy and identify the right journals for submission. 
  • 1 Jun; 2 Nov Impact Metrics - Understand tools that explain impact factors and ranking for what to read, and where to publish. 

Latest News from the Library

Need convincing that the Library offers more than just a comfortable place to study?

The chapter "The Librarian: The Candidate's Scholarly Colleague" (aka The Librarian: The Candidate’s Forgotten Friend in eariler editions) focuses on the role played by academic librarians, and the ways through which the doctorial candidate (and other postgraduate students) can benefit from the services they provide.

Other Services

Don't forget that the Library is one of several places you can seek support for your Postgraduate studies.  Have you checked out: