Welcome to the Creative Technologies Library subject guide! Here you will find help with searching for information and using Library resources.
Use Library Search to find books and ebooks from the AUT Library collection.
Put some useful keywords or phrases into the search box (remember to put phrases in quotation marks), and click Search
From the options in Combined Results, choose Books & media > See all results
Library Search searches most of our library databases at once. So it is a great place to search for:
Put some useful keywords or phrases into the search box (put phrases in quotation marks), and click Search
From the options in Combined Results, choose Articles & more > See all results
You can also use Google Scholar to find academic articles, book chapters and conference proceedings.
Always begin with AUT Google Scholar on the Library website. This will give you more access to full text information, for free.
If you see AUT articlelinker in your results, follow the links to find the full text in a Library database.
You may be asked to research a company or industry sector to find design opportunities, or to provide background information for a product, experience, or service that you design. The Company and Industry Research Guide contains lots of links to helpful resources, plus step by step guides on searching company and industry databases.
You might need to find statistics to support your rationale for a design project, or to incorporate into the work itself.
Our Find statistical data guide contains links to many useful sources of national and international statistics.
Figure.nz is another good source for New Zealand data on a broad range of topics. It provides clear charts of publicly available data, with good metadata (information about the data and the data source). Most of the charts are Creative Commons licensed, meaning you can use them freely in your work, as long as you provide attribution.
For help with your academic writing, you can book into workshops or make an appointment with our Learning Advisors to discuss assessments.
You might also find this little book useful - it's a quick but helpful read!