Video guides to searching , Ngā aratohu whitiata mō te rapunga

Our video guides give you detailed information and guidance on a wide range of topics – from finding resources in Discover and other databases, to using referencing software and key library services.

Searching in Discover

Get started with Discover (4 minutes)
Perform a basic keyword search in Discover to find books and journal articles.

Find specific articles (3 minutes)
Use Discover to find a specific journal article.

Discover in detail (3 minutes)
Use the advanced functions of Discover, and manage your references.

Plan your search (4 minutes)
Find information for your assignment or research by analysing the topic and creating a search strategy – then, refine or expand on your results.

Other databases

Citation searching (6 minutes)
Find out what citation searching is and how to use databases to do it.

Factiva for news articles (4 minutes)
Factiva covers a broad range of global and New Zealand newspapers. Search newspapers, refine results lists and get the full texts of articles.

Google Scholar (4 minutes)
Google Scholar is Google restricted to scholarly results. Find information and access full text articles.

Scopus (4 minutes)
Scopus is a major multidisciplinary database. Enter a search, sort results, and get the full texts of articles.


EndNote Quickstart Guide (10 minutes)
Learn to use EndNote referencing software. Create a reference library, enter a reference, import a reference from a database and use EndNote with Word to create references and in-text citations.

Advanced EndNote (12 minutes)
Get to grips with EndNote, including security and library management, how to clean up a library, manage unusual reference types, work with unformatted citations and troubleshoot.