Welcome back!

Both Wintec City and Rotokauri Libraries are now open Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am to 4pm. You will see some changes due to Covid-19 precautions. Study rooms remain closed and items will not be recalled from you. You can return items in the usual way, or they can remain with you until the due date. Once returned the books will go into quarantine for 3 days to keep everyone safe, then returned to the shelves.

During this phase please practice recommended physical distancing, use the hand sanitiser and wipes provided and follow any special instructions we give you.

Staff help

We can help you find material for your assignments, navigate databases and help with your APA referencing. You can email or zoom your Liaison Librarian who is working off-site during this phase here, visit the library in person, email the library at library@wintec.ac.nz, or use the help/chat button (a temporary extra service) at the bottom of the library homepage.

Online Resources

The library gives you access to thousands of online journal and newspaper articles and ebooks. Search across our online and print resources using OneSearch or through a specific database. Please see our A-Z list of databases for all our available databases. For assistance on how to use them, and for other handy tutorials take a look at our interactive tutorials and learning resources here and here.

Covid-19 extra resources

Other institutions and vendors worldwide have temporarily opened access to their resources to assist you with remote learning due to Covid-19. The full list can be found here.

These resources are available to us for a limited time.

eBook Collection

Wintec Library has a large number of digital resources, from our single-search system OneSearch to our hundreds of thousands of online ebooks and millions of academic journal articles. We know it can be tricky using so many different systems, so we have some tips and pointers here to help you make the most of the resources we have while you study.

Whether you need help learning how to use OneSearch, you want to brush up on your ebook skills, or you're wanting to know if Wikipedia can be used in an assignment, we're here to help. Click this link for more information.

Library Guides

Library guides are guides especially written by Wintec Library staff to support you with your studies. They help you find books, journals and databases to use for your assignments and can give you tips, tools and strategies for assessing the resources you find.

Type in keywords or your subject name to find specific guides.

Recommended Databases

A database allows you to search for material in journals, magazines, ebooks and other online resources. Results can include just the abstract (summary) of the material; or the complete article, book, video, etc. Click a recommended database below to start searching.

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Featured database


A useful resource for health and social practice students, the JBI EBP Database, in collaboration with the Joanna Briggs Institute, offers tools and content including systematic reviews, evidence summaries, best practice information sheets, and more, to inform evidence-based research and practice in healthcare.

Click below for a quick video tutorial on how to use this database.

Click for the JBI EBP database video tutorial

With ClinicalKey Student, you have access to leading medical and nursing content, video resources and powerful study tools to help you study smarter. 

Available now until 30 June 2020.   

Click here to access Clinical Key. Please note you will need to register to access this resource.

Click here for a quick video tutorial on how to use this database. Please note that not all products mentioned in the tutorial are included in our trial.

Academic integrity

Understanding Academic Integrity

Try our interactive module on Academic Integrity. You will receive some great tips including an understanding of copyright, referencing,and how to ensure your assignments comply with the principles of Academic Integrity.

Click to increase your knowledge of academic integrity

Need Help?

To access the databases you will need a Wintec computer username and password. These are available from the ITS Service Management Team toll-free on 0800 494 683 for all current Wintec staff and students.

If you need help searching the databases, look for tutorials within the database or Ask a librarian—we're here to help.

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