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

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 -

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.