Kia ora and welcome to the Te Ara Poutama 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.
Getting too many results from Library Search or Google Scholar? You can focus your search by searching for articles in specific library databases. Check the other pages in this guide to find useful databases, journals, and other resources that focus on different areas of study.
You might need to find statistics to support your arguments or discussion in assessments.
For iwi statistics, Te Whata is a useful tool. Te Whata is a data platform tailored specifically by iwi, for iwi. It gathers iwi data from multiple sources (including Stats NZ), and provides useful visualisations of key data points.
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.