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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 here, visit the library in person, and email the library at library@wintec.ac.nz.



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.



New Titles

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.

Click here to access your Proquest Bookshelf. (You may need to login).

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. For access to all our databases you can click on this link A-Z list of databases


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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eBook access

During the week of May 5-12, 2021, Ebsco will be upgrading systems that may affect your access to some eBooks. 

Please contact Library staff for alternative access options.  



APA drop-in sessions

drop in sessions APA
See here for more details.

Featured Databases

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

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 subscription.

 O'Reilly

 Focusing on business and technology, O’Reilly for Higher Education provides access to over 35,000 e-books, over 30,000 hours of video and more.  By following Learning Paths, you can learn new skills such as programming languages and discover new interests, while Case Studies demonstrate how others did it at well-known companies such as Facebook.  Mobile app is not available.

Click on the logo above or this link to access.

*“The O’Reilly logo is a registered trademark of O’Reilly Media, Inc. Used with permission.”

Featured database—Academic Video Online (AVON)

Academic Video Online is a comprehensive video library with over 68,000 titles spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, counselling, health, music, and more. Access videos that can help you with your studies and research, as well as entertainment videos, documentaries, feature films, news programs and more.

Click here to access Academic Video Online, and check out the video below for help using the database.

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