Finding Books

"Ready to Read" (7:00 min.)
Ready to Read resources are a series of early readers. Introduces the series, explains the colour wheel and how to find and use the online teacher support material.

BONUS+ (3:00 min.)
Describes the BONUS+ service. Demonstrates how to request an item, both when Massey holds a copy and when Massey doesn’t have the item.

Citation searching (6:30 min.)
An introduction to citation searching or using one article as a starting point, including an explanation of what citation searching is, and how to use databases for citation searching.

Discover in Detail (4:00 min.)
Demonstrates the more advanced functions of Discover and looks at advanced search and managing references.

Ebooks (4:00 min.)
Demonstrates how to search for ebooks using Discover, the different access options available for reading an ebook, and where to find FAQs and support.

Finding Specific Books (3:30 min.)
Demonstrates searching for a specific item in the Library Catalogue. Also shows requesting.

Getting Started with Discover (3:00 min.)
Demonstrates how to access Discover, perform a basic keyword search, and locate journal articles (using MasseyLink or Full Text) and books.

Google Scholar (4:00 min.)
Google Scholar is Google restricted to scholarly results. Covers how to find information, and how to access full-text articles.

Journal Surf (6:00 min.)
Journal Surf is the online index to School Journals. Shows how to do basic, curriculum, and advanced searches.

Library Catalogue (3:30 min.)
An introduction to the Library Catalogue covering searching, use of tags and facets, exploring library holdings and related searches.

References as a Starting Point (3:00 min.)
Uses course material to help identify seminal works, key authors and terminology prior to starting database searching.

Finding Articles

A+ Education (5:00 min.)
A+Education is an education database with a focus on Australia and New Zealand. Shows how to search for material and retrieve selected articles in differing formats.

Citation searching (6:30 min.)
An introduction to citation searching or using one article as a starting point, including an explanation of what citation searching is, and how to use databases for citation searching.

Discover in Detail (4:00 min.)
Demonstrates the more advanced functions of Discover and looks at advanced search and managing references.

EBSCOhost (5:30 min.)
Shows how to get to the EBSCOhost databases, search on a topic, access the articles and get further help.

Factiva for News Articles (4:30 min.)
Factiva covers a broad range of global and New Zealand newspapers. The demonstration shows how to search these, how to refine results lists, and how to print articles.

Finding Specific Articles (4:00 min.)
Demonstrates finding a specific journal article using Discover and the Library Catalogue.

Getting Started with Discover (3:00 min.)
Demonstrates how to access Discover, perform a basic keyword search, and locate journal articles (using MasseyLink or Full Text) and books.

Google Scholar (4:00 min.)
Google Scholar is Google restricted to scholarly results. Covers how to find information, and how to access full-text articles.

Journal Surf (6:00 min.)
Journal Surf is the online index to School Journals. Shows how to do basic, curriculum, and advanced searches.

MasseyLink (5:30 min.)
How to use MasseyLink to access full-text articles when searching journal article databases.

Newztext Plus (4:30 min.)
An introduction to the Newztext Plus database, showing how to search for New Zealand newspaper and journal articles.

References as a Starting Point (3:00 min.)
Uses course material to help identify seminal works, key authors and terminology prior to starting database searching.

SciFinder: References (5:00 min.)
Shows how to access the SciFinder database and find journal articles, using the Explore References tab for literature searching.

SciFinder: Substances and Reactions (4:30 min.)
Shows how to use SciFinder’s substance, reaction and chemical structure searching features.

Scopus (4:00 min.)
Scopus is a major multidisciplinary database. Covers accessing the database, entering a search, sorting results, and retrieving articles via Masseylink.

Search Techniques (7:30 min.)
An introduction to creating a search strategy for use in any article database. Illustrates why a search strategy provides better results and how to go about creating one.

Web of Science (3:30 min.)
Shows how to search for articles on a topic, and how to get to the full text of articles if held by Massey University Library.

Library Services

BONUS+ (3:00 min.)
Describes the BONUS+ service. Demonstrates how to request an item, both when Massey holds a copy and when Massey doesn’t have the item.

Finding Specific Books (3:30 min.)
Demonstrates searching for a specific item in the Library Catalogue. Also shows requesting.

Library Catalogue (3:30 min.)
An introduction to the Library Catalogue covering searching, use of tags and facets, exploring library holdings and related searches.

MasseyLink (5:30 min.)
How to use MasseyLink to access full-text articles when searching journal article databases.

MyLibrary (1:30 min.)
Highlights the features of the MyLibrary function of the Massey Library catalogue.

Finding Other Information

"Ready to Read" (7:00 min.)
Ready to Read resources are a series of early readers. Introduces the series, explains the colour wheel and how to find and use the online teacher support material.

Citation searching (6:30 min.)
An introduction to citation searching or using one article as a starting point, including an explanation of what citation searching is, and how to use databases for citation searching.

Discover in Detail (4:00 min.)
Demonstrates the more advanced functions of Discover and looks at advanced search and managing references.

Getting Started with Discover (3:00 min.)
Demonstrates how to access Discover, perform a basic keyword search, and locate journal articles (using MasseyLink or Full Text) and books.

Google Scholar (4:00 min.)
Google Scholar is Google restricted to scholarly results. Covers how to find information, and how to access full-text articles.

Journal Surf (6:00 min.)
Journal Surf is the online index to School Journals. Shows how to do basic, curriculum, and advanced searches.

Library Catalogue (3:30 min.)
An introduction to the Library Catalogue covering searching, use of tags and facets, exploring library holdings and related searches.

Passport (3:00 min.)
Passport contains statistical and report information rather than journal articles. Shows how to build up a search, access the results, and work with the statistics.

References as a Starting Point (3:00 min.)
Uses course material to help identify seminal works, key authors and terminology prior to starting database searching.

Search Techniques (7:30 min.)
An introduction to creating a search strategy for use in any article database. Illustrates why a search strategy provides better results and how to go about creating one.

EndNote

EndNote Quickstart Guide (10:00 min.)
Introduces EndNote Referencing software. Includes creating a reference library, manually entering a reference, importing a reference from a database and using EndNote with Word to create references and in-text citations.