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AIS Library

The Library is located in the Learning Hub at St Helens Campus and provides resources, expertise and facilities in a relaxed and friendly environment to support learning, teaching and research.

Our highly qualified and experienced librarians are available to assist students and researchers utilise the wide range of resources including monographs, journals, online readings and ebooks, databases, specialised software, wi-fi and multimedia. Separate study areas allow students to work individually or in groups.

Library hours & contact

Monday - Friday

9.00am - 5.00pm

Saturday and Sunday

11.00am - 3.00pm

Public Holidays - Closed

Contact us:

Email: ais-library@ais.ac.nz / Phone: (64 9) 815 1717 ext. 853

Library facilities & collections

Books, periodicals, DVDs, CDs, audio books
Theses Room & Collection
Short Loan Collection
Reference Collection
Photocopying, printing and scanning
Computers - with access to Microsoft Office software [Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher], SPSS, MYOB, foreign language suite
Wi-Fi
Discussion rooms
Collaborative study space

Databases

What's a library database? Video produced by RMIT University, embedded from the RMIT University YouTube ChannelVideo transcript

Study support

Find a range of eResources here to help you get started with your studies.

Open Access Resources for your research, study & teaching. 

Academic Integrity: Reference Management Tools 

Find, request and renew books online

Search Auckland of Institute Library Catalogue online to find physical materials in the Library (St Helens Campus only), request/reserve items on loan, access your Library account online and renew books.

Research support

Past Exam Papers

Please note -  there were no on-site exams in Trimester 1 2020 due to COVID-19 lockdown.

Business

Business Administration

Tourism Management

Hospitality Management

Information Technology

Workshops

The "library" workshops are open to all Auckland Institute of Studies students (and staff) and are targeted for both undergraduate and postgraduate level of studies. Please bring your own device (laptop, tablet, mobile, etc) to each session you are planning to attend.

For any further queries and information, please contact us at ais-library@ais.ac.nz or phone at 09 815 1717 ext. 869. 

Reference management software (Mendeley)

 (1.5hr duration)

This workshop will show you how to use Mendeley software to find, access, save and organise your references and how to automatically cite and reference in your academic work in APA 7th referencing style. Your Mendeley online reference library will remain permanently accessible for your use in future.

To get started and to prepare for this workshop, please visit the  AIS Mendeley Moodle page, create your Mendeley account online and activate  Mendeley Reference Manager,  Mendeley Cite  &  Web Importer  from your device(s). 

Session times:

· 23 September 2020, 2.30-4pm, room 108 (BA)

· 30 September 2020, 2.30-4pm, room R108

NOTE: Please bring your own device to take part in this workshop.

Information research for Business Administration

(1.5hr duration)

In this workshop you will learn about the information search process, where and how to search for literature for your assignments and how to select & analyse readings for your research & study.

To get started and to prepare for this workshop, please visit the Library Resources Moodle page.

Session times:

·  24 September 2020, 10.30-12noon, room R108

NOTE: Please bring your own device to take part in this workshop.

Research skills for NZCEL Level 5

(1.5hr duration)

In this workshop you will learn about the information search process, how to analyse your assignment topic, where and how to search for literature and how to select & analyse readings for your research & study.

Session times:

·     23 September 2020, 10.30 - 12noon, room 102

·     23 September 2020, 12.30 – 2pm, room 103

·     30 September 2020, 12.30-2pm, room 205

·     25 November 2020, 10.30-12noon, room 102

·     25 November 2020, 12.30-2pm, room 103

 NOTE: Please bring your own device to take part in this workshop.

Formatting assignments, reports & dissertations (MS Word)

(1.5hr duration)

This hands-on workshop is an introduction to advanced MS Word features which will help you format your assignments, reports & dissertations in compliance with the required APA style.

Functionalities covered: automatic table of contents, list of tables, list of figures, in-text citing & referencing, creating headings using styles, inserting and formatting page numbers, compiling multiple chapters into a single document, and more.      

Session times:

·   28 September 2020, 12.30-2pm, room R108

NOTE: Please bring your own device to take part in this workshop.

Numeracy skills 

(2hr duration)

Join us for an essential numeracy skills refresher and practice session and self-test your algebra and calculus skills. To get started and to prepare for this workshop, please visit the Numeracy Skills Moodle page.

Session times:

·   24 September 2020, 1.30-3.30pm, room R108

NOTE: Please bring your own device with calculator to take part in this workshop.

How to find, reserve & renew books online

(0.5hr duration)

Want to find readings & textbooks for your assignments and study? Learn how to quickly find, request and renew books online and save time.

Session times:

·  22 September 2020, 1-1.30pm, room R108

·  29 September 2020, 1.30-2pm, room R108

NOTE: Please bring your own device to take part in this workshop.

Assignment preparation for 3.229 Gastronomic Tourism

 

This workshop will help students to prepare for their upcoming assignment tasks and coursework. We will focus on accessing, selecting and managing a variety of resources on relevant topics, getting started with your learning tasks and activities and how to collaborate with your peers and tutors.

Session times:

· 16 September 2020, 1-3pm, Learning Hub Collaborative Space

Assignment preparation for 3.315 Consumer Behaviour

 

This workshop will help you to prepare for your upcoming assignment tasks and coursework. We will focus on accessing, selecting and managing a variety of resources on relevant topics, getting started with your learning tasks and activities, and how to collaborate with your peers and tutors.

Session times:

· 21 September 2020, 2pm-4pm, Learning Hub Collaborative Space