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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, SPSS, MYOB, foreign language suite
Wi-Fi
Study rooms
Collaborative learning space
Individual consultation and tutorial room

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 e-resources here to help you get started with your studies.

Open access resources for your research, study & teaching.

Academic writing 

How to cite & reference 

Academic integrity: Reference management tools 

Studiosity - after hours online study help

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

AIS Library & Learning Hub 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). Workshop handout - PDF.

Session times:

·  04  November 2020, 2.30 – 4pm, R108 (BA)

·  19  November 2020, 12.30-2pm, 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. Workshop handout - PDF.

Session times:

·  06  November 2020, 10.30 – 12noon, R106

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:

 ·     25  November 2020, 10.30-12noon, R102

·      25  November 2020, 12.30-2pm, R103

 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. Workshop handout - PDF    

Session times:

·   09  November 2020, 12.30-2pm, 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:

 ·   06  November 1.30pm – 3.30pm, R106 (BA)

·    16  November 2020, 12noon -2pm, 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:

·  11  November, 12.30-1pm, R108

·  23  November 2020, 1-1.30pm, R108

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

Exam preparation skills  

(2hr duration)

Before you take your next exam, how will you prepare? What strategies will you use during the exam? What can you do after it ends to improve your performance in the next test? This workshop will cover tips and tricks to help you prepare for your exams, as well as useful strategies to get you through the exam day. To access resources for this workshop, please visit the Exam Preparation Moodle page.

Session times:

·   24  November 2020, 11.30am – 12.30pm, R108

Academic writing skills

(2hr duration)

This workshop will help you understand how to write in an academic context. The focus will be on the formal features of writing and how these skills can be applied in your studies, especially when writing assessments.

Session times:

·   3  November 2020, 10.30am – 12.30pm, R108

·   10  November 2020, 10.30am – 12.30pm, R108

Report writing skills

(2hr duration)

Written reports are a common form of assessment at university. Some academic assignments ask for a ‘report’, rather than an essay, and students are often confused about what that really means. This workshop will help you recognise the distinctive structure of reports and understand the academic writing style required. To access resources for this workshop, please visit the Writing Skills Moodle page.

Session times:

·   3  November 2020, 2-4pm, R108

·   12  November 2020, 10.30am – 12.30pm, R108

APA referencing skills

(2hr duration)

This workshop will help you get started with APA referencing. You will learn the importance of acknowledging different types of sources and how to cite and reference in your assignments. It also includes interactive activities to help you practice your referencing and a chance to ask any questions you have about the APA 7th referencing style. To access resources for this workshop, please visit the Research Skills Moodle page.

Session times:

·   4  November 2020, 10.30am – 12.30pm, R108

·   17  November 2020, 10.30am – 12.30pm, R108

Time management skills

(2hr duration)

Managing time to accomplish goals can be challenging. Time management strategies allow you to plan out your time so that you can get things done and avoid stress. This workshop will explore different time management techniques and equip you with tools to organise your study and work effectively. To access resources for this workshop, please visit the Study Skills Moodle page

Academic integrity & avoiding plagiarism

(2hr duration)

Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty that can have serious consequences. However, plagiarism is something that you can avoid if you understand what it is, why it matters, and how you can use a variety of strategies to prevent plagiarism from happening. This workshop will help you learn how to avoid plagiarism in order to complete your academic work with integrity. To access resources for this workshop, please visit the Academic Integrity Moodle page.

Session times:

·  28  October 2020, 11.00am -1.00pm, R106

·  5  November 2020, 10.30am – 12.30pm, R108

·  19  November 2020, 12noon – 2pm, R106

Presentation skills

(2hr duration)

Preparing a public presentation involves making decisions about what to say and how to organise the information so that your audience can follow, engage and understand what is being said. This workshop will explain how to prepare and deliver effective and engaging presentations in person or online. To access resources for this workshop, please visit the Presentation Skills Moodle page.

Session times:

·  29  October 2020, 12.00noon - 2.00pm, R106

Effective group work skills

(2hr duration)

An important aspect of your studies is the opportunity to work as part of a group. Group work is useful because it can be an effective and powerful way to learn and is also highly relevant to the workplace. This workshop will provide some strategies to help you to work efficiently on your group tasks and assignments.

Session times:

·   2  November 2020, 12noon – 2pm, R106

Academic reading skills

(2hr duration)

As part of your studies, you will need to get through many readings, especially course materials and wider readings in preparation for assignments. Many of these academic texts and materials may seem quite challenging, especially at the start. However, there are various strategies that you can use to make the task less overwhelming. This workshop will equip you with tips to help you get the most out of your readings.

Session times:

·    23  November 2020, 10.30am – 12noon, R108

Research skills for NZCEL Level 4

(1hr 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 select readings for your research & study. Studiosity & Grammarly will also be introduced and how to cite & reference in your academic writing. Workshop handout - PDF.

Assignment preparation for 2.120 Study Writing

(1.5hr duration)

This workshop will help you to prepare for your upcoming assignment tasks and coursework. We will focus on accessing, analysing and managing variety of resources on relevant topics, as well as tools and resources to help you in your academic writing and manage references.