Help!

Need help with searching? With using the library catalogue? Stuck using the databases? Try the information below. 

If the information you need isn't here or you have further questions, please contact us: library@ipu.ac.nz or phone 06 354 0922 ext 855.

 
Working on your final project? Check out our Final Projects page.

 

Using the library catalogue

Tips for using the library catalogue for searching, reserving items, and renewing books and DVDs. pdf Catalogue (1.20MB) 
Finding a book on the shelf How to use a call number from the catalogue to find a book on the shelf. pdf Finding a book on the shelf (0.37MB)
eBooks  How to access ebooks. pdf eBooks.pdf (0.29MB)

DATABASE SEARCHING
Starting a search  Tips for beginning a new search using the databases. pdf Starting a search.pdf (0.20MB)
Using EBSCO Search tips for using the EBSCO database  pdf EBSCO.pdf (0.60MB) 
Using ProQuest Search tips for using the ProQuest database. pdf Proquest.pdf (0.66MB) 
Database quick reference  Boolean operators, proximity operators, truncation, and wild cards for different databases. pdf Database Quick Reference (0.25MB) 
 
INTERNET SEARCHING  
Google searching Search tips for using Google. pdf Google (0.30MB)
Evaluating websites Tips for evaluating websites and deciding whether their information is good to use in an assignment. pdf Evaluating websites (0.24MB) 
Finding newspaper articles Tips for finding newspaper articles and how to reference them. pdf Newspapers(0.24MB)  

REFERENCING AND FINAL PROJECTS  
Referencing Quick Guide Basic referencing for a book, book chapter, journal article, and webpage. pdf Referencing Quick Guide (0.19MB)
IPU Referencing and Style Guide The complete IPU referencing guide. pdf Referencing and Style Guide (0.43MB)
Word for Final Projects  How to insert page numbers and a table of contents in Microsoft Word. pdf Word for Final Projects (0.38MB)