Tuesday, December 14, 2010

This Summer

See our Summer News Page

Main Library Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 8am - 5pm, Porirua Campus

  • Friday 24 December to 4 January: Polytechnic closed
  • January 5, 2011: Polytechic re-opens & Library is open 8am - 5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Monday 7 February: Term hours resume
    8am - 8pm Monday to Thursday 8am - 5pm Fridays 9am - 12 noon Saturdays.
  • March 2011: New Zealand Book Month
Branch Libraries are on the move
Auckland Campus: This Summer the library is being re-located to a larger space on campus.
Whitireia Campus at Kapiti: In semester 2 2011, this library is moving to the new location.

New Resources in Our Library
We're constantly adding course related books, magazines, videos and CDs to our collections. When you visit the library ask about our new books. Contact our librarians: to recommend a book for purchase, or get email alerts for new books in your subject area. Visit the new book display at Porirua and Auckland Campus libraries. Items on display are changed regularly.
Be inspired, see this animation: "Where books come to life": YouTube, Going West by Maurice Gee. Also available on shelf in our library.

Database News : Get your Research Online
Library Catalogue
A new and improved Library Catalogue is coming in 2011. Library staff are currently working on this exciting project.

EBSCO Integrated Search New in 2010
Instructions: Click on "EBSCOhost Integrated Search" to search a selection of our databases, including:
ACM Digital Library (Association for Computing Machinery)
EBSCO Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre
Gale Health & Wellness Resource Center
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale General OneFile
JSTOR : Full Text Arts Archive
MasterFILE Premier : Full-text general-interest business, health, education resource
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center : Full Text Current Events Newspapers, Magazines
Proquest ABI/INFORM Global
ProQuest Education Journals
ProQuest Health & Medical Complete
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
ProQuest Psychology Journals
ProQuest Social Science Journals
PubMed : Biomedical and Life Sciences Content
ScienceDirect : 2 databases: Nursing and Health Professions, and Social Science
Whitireia Library Catalogue

Journals & Magazines in the Library
See our updated Serials Collection: A to Z list. Includes shelf numbers, years available, branch, and information about online access.

Need Help? Ask for A Librarian
Phone: 04 237 3105 Email: library@whitireia.ac.nz

Monday, July 26, 2010

Welcome to Term 3, 2010

Kia ora and welcome to our returning and new students.

Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8am - 8pm
Fridays: 8am - 5pm
Saturdays: 9am - 12noon

What's new?
See our New Resources List

Journals & Magazines
See our newly updated Serials Collection: A to Z list. Includes shelf numbers, years available, branch, and information about online access.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Library News

Term Holidays are coming up! July 3 - 18
Library Holiday Hours: Mondays to Fridays 8am - 5pm. Saturdays Closed.



Library week is coming. Enter the competitions: Writing, Graphic Novel, and Video

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Library News: Term 2 2010

Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8am - 8pm
Fridays: 8am - 5pm
Saturdays: 9am - 12noon

April 25 Anzac Day: Polytechnic closed
June 7 Queens Birthday: Polytechnic closed
June 19 Treaty Signing commemoration: Most areas open
July 3 - 18 Term Holidays: Most areas open

New Books in Our Library
We're constantly adding course related books, magazines, videos and CDs to our collections. When you visit the library ask about our new books. Contact our librarians: to recommend a book for purchase, or get email alerts for new books in your subject area. Visit the new book display at Porirua and Auckland Campus libraries. Items on display are changed regularly.

Arts exhibition in the Library


















Database News : Get your Research online
EBSCO Integrated Searching
: http://search.ebscohost.com/
Need lots of information? Click on "Search EBSCO" link above and click on "EBSCOhost Integrated Search" to search a selection of our databases, including:
  1. ABI/INFORM Global : Full Text Business Research Database One of the most comprehensive business databases on the market. It includes in-depth coverage for over 3,020 publications, with more than 2,030 available in full text. ABI/INFORM Global offers the latest business and financial information for researchers at all levels. With ABI/INFORM Global, users can find out about business conditions, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and competitive landscape.

  2. ACM Digital Library (Association for Computing Machinery)Full Text Computer Science Journals, Magazines, Proceedings The ACM Digital Library is a comprehensive collection of citations and full text from ACM publications online, including a 50+year archive of over 40 ACM journals, magazine, and peer-reviewed articles as well as ACM conference proceedings and ACM SIG newsletters. It contains over 1.4 million pages of text, with full-text articles from ACM publications dating back to the 1950’s, and third-party content with selected archives. The ACM Guide prOvides access to more than 900,000 bibliographic sources and citations from computing books, journals, proceedings and theses beyond ACM’s proprietary literature. The ACM Digital Library also enables users to create their own bookshelf within the library, to organize, store and share articles of interest, and to build bibliographies for future reference.

  3. Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Multidisciplinary full-text with focus on regional Aus/NZ content Combines Australasian magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books to create the largest collection of regional full text content available to libraries in Oceania. This database includes leading Australia/NZ periodicals and international periodicals in full text; full text reference books; over 80,000 full text biographies and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps and flags Provider: EBSCO

  4. Health & Wellness Resource Center Full Text Health (Consumer) Database Provides multiple pathways to key information for both novice and experienced searchers. Users can quickly retrieve the latest news, review a set of subject lists and find concise results in seconds. And new periodical and newspapers articles are added daily so researchers are never more than a click away from the latest information.

  5. Gale Virtual Reference Library Reference Books Database Takes research to the next level by delivering great reference print titles you and your patrons rely on in a database format. Just imagine having no shelf space issues, no torn pages and providing equal access to — and full circulation of — multi-volume sets for main libraries, branch libraries and your patrons … Gale Virtual Reference Library makes it a reality.

  6. Gale General OneFile : Full Text General Articles and Newspapers (Peer Reviewed) Provides access to an unprecedented number of periodicals. Users rely on General OneFile for access to periodical and news content as well as indexing from a variety of general and specialized journals – from the New York Times and Christian Science Monitor to refereed academic journals.

  7. JSTOR : Full Text Academic Database JSTOR is a not–for–profit organization dedicated to helping the scholarly community discover, use, and build upon a wide range of intellectual content in a trusted digital archive. Our overarching aims are to preserve a record of scholarship for posterity and to advance research and teaching in cost–effective ways. We operate a research platform that deploys information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. We collaborate with organizations that can help us achieve our objectives and maximize the benefits for the scholarly community.

  8. MasterFILE Premier : Full-text general-interest business, health, education resource Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

  9. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center : Full Text Current Events Newspapers, Magazines Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is the premier full-text resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Terrorism to Endangered Species, Stem Cell Research to Gun Control. Drawing on acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Gale imprints, Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center brings together all the information that’s needed to fully understand an issue: pro and con viewpoint articles, reference articles that provide context, full-text magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics, multimedia, including images and podcasts, links to hand-selected web sites, and more!

  10. ProQuest Education Journals Gives users access to over 760 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text.

  11. ProQuest ProQuest Health & Medical Complete : Full Text Health Reference Database ProQuest Health and Medical Complete combines the clinical research titles available in ProQuest Medical Library with hundreds of additional consumer and health administration titles. ProQuest Health and Medical Complete provides in-depth coverage from over 1,440 publications with nearly 1,200 available in full text and of these, over 970 include MEDLINE indexing.

  12. ProQuest ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source : Full Text Health and Nursing Database ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine. Provides abstracting and indexing for more than 780 titles, with over 650 titles in full-text, plus more than 12,000 full text dissertations representing the most rigorous scholarship in nursing and related fields

  13. Proquest ProQuest Psychology Journals Provides abstracts and indexing for more than 640 titles, with over 540 titles available in full text. Users get access to charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements essential to psychological research.

  14. ProQuest ProQuest Social Science Journals Includes a variety of full text scientific journals.

  15. PubMed : Biomedical and Life Sciences Content PubMed Central is a free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), developed and managed by NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM). With PubMed Central, NLM has taken the lead in preserving and maintaining access to the electronic literature, just as it has done for decades with the printed biomedical literature. PubMed Central aims to fill the role of a world class library in the digital age.

  16. ScienceDirect : Full Text Scientific, Technical, and Medical Resource An information source for scientific, technical, and medical research. Provider: Elsevier

    Visit our Library Catalogue Home Page
    A great starting point for research. Find out more about the library resources, and search our research collections - http://library.whitireia.ac.nz/

Friday, March 26, 2010

Library News: Term 1 2010

Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8am - 8pm
Fridays: 8am - 5pm
Saturdays: 9am - 12noon
April 2 - 6 Easter: Polytechnic closed

New Books in Our Library
We're constantly adding course related books, magazines, videos and CDs to our collections. When you visit the library ask about our new books. Contact our librarians: to recommend a book for purchase, or get email alerts for new books in your subject area. Visit the new book display at Porirua and Auckland Campus libraries. Items on display are changed regularly.

Win a Prize
At Porirua Campus there is a prize draw at the end of Term 1 for students who complete and hand in their Info Track library orientation exercise to the library staff.

Database News : Get your Research Online
Trial of Music Online: 4 March – 3 April 2010
Whitireia Staff and Students now have on-campus access to this online resource.
“Music Online is the broadest and most comprehensive online music resource, the first in its kind to deliver audio, video, scores and text reference through one centralized interface, a milestone in digital music reference.” Alexander Street Press.
Your feedback is required: Do you think that this is useful for your course? Please send your comments to Kim.Baxter@whitireia.ac.nz

Trial Access to Music Online
You can view the music collections either individually or—as we recommend—through the unified Music Online interface at http://music.alexanderstreet.com The unified Music Online interface at http://music.alexanderstreet.com cross-searches all the collections listed below.
For this trial, we will see only these titles:
• African American Music Reference http://aamr.alexanderstreet.com
• American Song & African American Music http://amso.alexanderstreet.com
• Classical Music Library http://clmu.alexanderstreet.com
• Classical Music Reference Library http://bakr.alexanderstreet.com
• Classical Scores Library http://shmu.alexanderstreet.com
• Contemporary World Music http://womu.alexanderstreet.com
• Dance in Video http://daiv.alexanderstreet.com
• The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online http://glnd.alexanderstreet.com
• Opera in Video http://opiv.alexanderstreet.com
• Jazz Music Library http://jazz.alexanderstreet.com
• Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries http://glmu.alexanderstreet.com

Using Music Online
The complete Music Online suite cross-searches more than 88,000 tracks, 285 hours of video, 13,632 scores, and over 45,000 pages of text reference, from over 150 different record and video labels, print publishers and score publishers, such as EMI, Boosey & Hawkes, Opus Arte, Hyperion, Six Degrees Records, Smithsonian Folkways, Edition Peters, Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, INEDIT, and others. You can create centralized playlists with one single login, bringing in materials from Alexander Street databases or material anywhere on the Web. The robust indexing allows users to browse and search by genre, historical event, album, track, score, people, classical work, cultural group, ensemble, instrument, label, place, recording date, reference work, role, subject, time period, venue, and video. For example, you can browse by instrument "banjo" and immediately access a bluegrass recording by Ralph Stanley, a folk recording by Pete Seeger, multiple images of banjos, articles on the banjo from various reference sources, and a twentieth-century score by David Del Tredici featuring the banjo. If you are looking for scores, recordings, and videos of particular classical works, you can use the Classical Works browse, which will provide all relevant results for a particular composition.

Catalogue Home Page
A great starting point for research. Find out more about the library resources, and search our research collections - http://library.whitireia.ac.nz

PubMed Whitireia
The PubMed site has a new look. Question: What is Pubmed?"Answer: The PubMed website says it "comprises more than 19 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and life science journals. Citations may include links to full-text articles from PubMed Central or publisher web sites."

Gale Database
Power Search has a new design. Search multiple databases at once: Discovering Collection, General Onefile, Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center, Gale Virtual Reference Library.