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.



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.



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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.

Wintec Library is closed under COVID Level 3

Wintec City and Rotokauri Libraries are closed until further notice.

All items on loan have been renewed until 8 November and recalls suspended.

Please contact library@wintec.ac.nz for any resource requirements.

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.

Bridget Williams Books


Ngā Pakanga o Aoteaora – The New Zealand Wars in the BWB Collections

28 October marks the national commemoration of Ngā Pakanga o Aotearoa (The New Zealand Wars). With public interest growing rapidly, the BWB Collections offer a range of rich digital resources for learning more about this series of conflicts which profoundly shaped our nation's history.

Understanding Academic Integrity

Click to increase your knowledge of 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.

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