October 2013

I recommend… Google Scholar

October 10, 2013

This week Librarians Nicola Harris and Megan Ingle, from Turitea Library, recommend one of their favourite resources… We recommend Google Scholar for anyone – from undergraduate to postgraduate students, and staff. We like it because...Read more

‘OR’ searching in Discover

October 7, 2013

If you use OR searching in Discover (or other EBSCOhost databases) to look for alternative terms, there are a couple of things you should know… The OR should always be in capital letters, or your search results will be skewed. For example...Read more

Kupu o te wiki

October 7, 2013

Kupu o te Wiki, or Word of the Week, is brought to you by the Library’s Māori Staff. The word this week is: awhi (are-fee)  or support/help I am going to awhi my sister by going to watch her netball game this weekend...Read more

US Government shut-down affects some databases

October 7, 2013

Some databases have been affected by the US Government shut-down. The ones we have noticed are ERIC and PubMed, but there may be others. If you encounter this in a database, there should be a message explaining the extent to which it is affected...Read more

Impact Factors, Eigenfactors, SNIPS and Other Partial Measures

October 4, 2013

Zombie bibliometrics There are three common misconceptions about journals and research evaluation that don’t seem to want to die, no matter how often angry mobs shoot at them with silver bullets or drive a stake through their hearts. Like many...Read more

eTV Unavailable on 6-8 October

October 3, 2013

eTV will be offline and unavailable to all users from Sunday 6 October through to Tuesday 8 October. If you require a particular video for use on those days please download it  in advance. We apologise for any inconvenience.  ...Read more

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