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 (3:00 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 Discover. 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 (4:30 min.)
Journal Surf is the online index to School Journals. Shows how to do basic, curriculum, and advanced 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 (2:30 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 (3:00 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.

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 (4:30 min.)
Journal Surf is the online index to School Journals. Shows how to do basic, curriculum, and advanced searches.

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

Plan Your Search (4:00 min.)
How to find information for your assignment or research by analysing the topic and creating an advanced search strategy. Tips for how to refine or expand on your results.

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.

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 Using Your Plan (3:30 min.)
How to apply your advanced search in different databases, including Google Scholar.

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.

MyLibrary (2:00 min.)
Highlights the features of MyLibrary e.g. viewing your borrowed or requested items, and renewing them.

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 (3:00 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 (4:30 min.)
Journal Surf is the online index to School Journals. Shows how to do basic, curriculum, and advanced 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.

Plan Your Search (4:00 min.)
How to find information for your assignment or research by analysing the topic and creating an advanced search strategy. Tips for how to refine or expand on your results.

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.

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.