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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.

Nau mai haere mai | Welcome!

This guide has been developed as a kete/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. For more in-depth learning, contact your Subject Librarian for a consultation.

ResBaz Aotearoa 2024

8-12 July 2024: Free online digital research skills workshops taught by researchers. Everything from managing research data to programming languages. All active researchers in Aotearoa research community are welcome!

How we can help you:

Your Subject Librarian is here to support you in your thesis journey.  Check out your Subject Guide/s and email your subject librarian if you have any queries. We can help you with:Profile Photo

  • Developing search strategies to discover relevant literature​
  • Setting up search alerts​ to keep up with newly published research
  • Help with citing & referencing
  • Requesting books, book chapters, journal articles, etc​.
  • Open Access and publishing & impact advice
  • Anything to do with the Library!

Library Postgraduate Sessions via Zoom - 2024, Semester 1

These Library Information Sessions are provided specifically for postgraduate students. All Semester 1 sessions will be held on a Tuesday at 10:30 via Zoom - check below for Semester 1 dates.  For more information and to register book now via this link  ** Check back late June to book for Semester 2 dates*


9 April 10:30 - 11:30 Thesis Information For new thesis students:
covers preparation, copyright
compliance, submitting,
and depositing.
16 April 10:30 - 11:30 Introduction to Effective 
Search Strategies
Learn how to search recommended
databases for relevant
literature, and manage
your results.
23 April 10:30 - 12 Introduction to Research
Data Management
Make sense of the complexity
around data storage, description,
re-use and archiving. 
7 May 10:30 - 12 Introduction to Getting
Practical tips for postgraduates.
Learn how to develop a publishing
strategy and identify the right journals
for submission. 
21 May 10:30 - 11:30 Introduction to Researcher
Building online profiles to promote
your research, and yourself.
11 June 10:30 - 12 Introduction to Research
Impact & Metrics
Understand tools that explain
impact factors and ranking for
what to read, and where to publish. 

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:

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