The Library is located 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
Email: email@example.com / Phone: (64 9) 815 1717 ext. 853
Library facilities & collections
Books, periodicals, DVDs, CDs, audio books
Theses Room & Collection
Short Loan Collection
Photocopying, printing and scanning
Computers - with access to Microsoft Office, SPSS, MYOB, foreign language suite
Collaborative learning space
Individual consultation and tutorial room
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- Business Insights: Global Company & Industry Intelligence Database
Detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, business case studies, market share reports, and financial reports. Please register for an Auckland Libraries cost-free eMembership to access.
- CCH IntelliConnect Database
International & New Zealand Accounting, Tax Law, Employment, HR and legislation.
- Dimensions Database
Contains more than 100 million publications from fields of Technology, IT, Systems & Computing and more.
- Dove Medical Press Database
An extensive portfolio of high-quality, peer-reviewed open access journals in the Health Sciences, incl. Nursing and elderly healthcare.
- EBSCOhost Database
Multidisciplinary incl. Tourism & Hospitality, Law, Business & Technology, and much more.
- EBSCO Business Search
Find international company information, industry profiles, business videos (Academy of Management, Bloomberg, Harvard Business Publishing), company profiles, market research reports and more.
- eBook Business Collection Database
More than 9,400 ebooks covering marketing, finance, supply chain management, and entrepreneurship disciplines. Students can also find sources on career growth, personal development, communication, and networking. Available at AIS until 01 November 2021.
- eBook ITCore Database
Access to more than 4,000 e-books in areas of business, operations, and project management; databases and data processing; desktop and enterprise applications; IT and information theory; networks and operating systems; programming and programming languages; security and cybersecurity; software development; system administration and architecture; web design, use and programming. Available at AIS until 01 November 2021.
- EconPapers Database
One of the largest collections of online Economics working papers, journal articles, books, book chapters and software components.
- Elsevier/ScienceDirect Database
Contains more than 1.2 million academic articles and journals in the fields of Computer Science, Business, Management, Accounting, Economics, Econometrics, Finance, Mathematics, Environmental Science and more.
- ERIC Database
An online database of Education research and publications.
- Gale OneFile Business Database
Find thousands of peer-reviewed publications in Business, Economics, Computer Science, Technology, Hospitality & Tourism, Health, IT and much more. Also contains multimedia files (videos, images, posts, etc). Please register for an Auckland Libraries cost-free eMembership to access.
- Gale Academic OneFile Database
Find millions of multidisciplinary academic articles incl. Business, Economics, Marketing, Markets, Entrepreneurship, Tourism & Hospitality, Tech innovations, and more. Please register for an Auckland Libraries cost-free eMembership to access.
- Gale OneFile Computer Science Database
Find publications in Computer Science, Tech Innovations (past & current trends) and more. Please register for an Auckland Libraries cost-free eMembership to access.
- Gale General OneFile Database
Find thousands of publications on general and current topics, such as Tech Innovations, Computer Science, Personal Finance, Education, News & Current Affairs. Please register for an Auckland Libraries cost-free eMembership to access.
- Informit Database
An Australian resource containing more than 8 million titles in Business, Health, Law, Humanities & Education.
- Naxos Music Library Database
Contains thousands of music recordings in most genres, including choral, orchestral, opera and more. Please register for an Auckland Libraries cost-free eMembership to access.
- NZX Company Research
Covers current NZ-domiciled companies and research information and current trading information, useful for researchers; traders; and other investors. Please register for an Auckland Libraries cost-free eMembership to access and use this knowledge base.
Browse, read and download OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) authored (or sponsored) publications, reports and statistics on global economics, technology, science, energy, taxation, trade, finance and more. International data, incl. New Zealand. Please register for an Auckland Libraries cost-free eMembership to access.
- O’Reilly for Higher Education Database
Multidisciplinary incl. Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Analytics, Business & Economics, Management & Leadership & Computer Science e-books, videos, articles and e-tutorials.
- Oxford Academic Journals Database
A multidisciplinary database containing Oxford University Press journals in fields of Business, Management, Politics, Law, Education, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities.
- ProQuest Central Database
Multidisciplinary incl. Health, Medical, Education, Law, Accounting, Tax, Banking, Business, Market Research, Computer Science, IT and more.
- Research Papers in Economics - IDEAS Database
IDEAS is the largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics and available freely on the Internet. Based on RePEc, it indexes over 3,500,000 items of research, including over 3,200,000 that can be downloaded in full text.
- Scopus Citescore Database
Compares and provides research impact ranking score and comparison of open-access academic journals from a variety of disciplines.
- SJR: Scientific Journal Rankings Database
The SCImago publicly available portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.). Journals can be compared or analysed separately. See also The Shape of Science and SCImago Institution Rankings (SIR)
- Taylor & Francis eBooks Database - CompSci & EEG
An open access collection of more than 1000 ebooks in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering & Technology studies.
- Taylor & Francis eBooks Database - Business
An open access collection of more than 1000 eBooks specializing in Business, Management, Accounting, Economics, Finance & Industry studies.
- Taylor & Francis Database
A multidisciplinary database containing more than 190 open access online journals, including Computer Science, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Care, Business, Economics, Management & Finance.
- Theses & Dissertations Online
A selection of open access online databases and repositories containing millions of theses and dissertations (multidisciplinary) worldwide.
- Wiley Online Library Database
One of the largest and most authoritative multidisciplinary collections of open access online journals, books, and research resources.
Find a range of e-resources here to help you get started with your studies.
Open access resources for your research, study & teaching.
Studiosity - after hours online study help
Find and renew AIS Library books & journals
Search AIS Library Catalogue online to find physical materials in the Library (St Helens Campus), request/reserve items on loan, access your Library account online and renew books, journals and other borrowed items.
Open access resources for your research, study & teaching.
Past Exam Papers
Please note - there were no on-site exams in Trimester 1 2020 due to COVID-19 lockdown.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 09 815 1717 ext. 869.
Reference management software (Mendeley)
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, 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.
· Wednesday 11 August 2021, 10am - 11.30am, R108
Information research for Business Administration
In this workshop you will learn about the information search process, where and how to access literature for your assignments and how to select & analyse readings for your research & study.
· Wednesday 09 June 2021, 10.30am - 12noon, R108
· Wednesday 4 August 2021, 10.30am – 12noon, R108
Research skills for NZCEL Level 5
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 & download readings for your research & study.
· Monday 31 May 2021, 12.30pm – 2pm, R102
· Tuesday 01 June 2021, 12.30pm – 2pm, ONLINE
Formatting assignments, reports & dissertations (MS Word)
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.
· Wednesday 23 June 2021, 12.30pm – 2pm, R108
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.
· Wednesday 09 June 2021, 12.30pm - 2pm, R108
· Friday 18 June 2021, 1pm – 2.30pm, R103
· Wednesday 4 August 2021, 12.30pm – 2pm, R108 (BA)
Assignment skills: Getting started
Please bring your assessment sheets to this session and we will work on your assignments together. In this session we will analyse your assignment topic & tasks (what are you actually asked to do), find relevant information, select and analyse scholarly readings and sources, write your assignment structure and apply online referencing tools to help you cite and reference in your assignment.
· Tuesday 11 May 2021, 1-2.30pm, R108
· Thursday 24 June 2021, 10.30am – 12noon, R108
· Thursday 05 August 2021, 10.30am – 12noon, R108
CCH IntelliConnect database introduction for ACCT603
This session will help you find current New Zealand Tax Law guide and legislation (2021) as well as information from the latest tax law publications in New Zealand and overseas. We will explore CCH IntelliConnect database, its content and functionalities to help you find up-to-date resources for your coursework & assignments.
· Tuesday 15 June 2021, 3pm -4.30pm, R111
CCH IntelliConnect Database Introduction (ONLINE)
This webinar will help you find current New Zealand Tax Law guide and legislation (2021) as well as information from the latest finance law publications in New Zealand and overseas. We will explore CCH IntelliConnect database, its content and functionalities to help you find up-to-date and information and resources.
- Monday 28th June 2021 @ 9.30 am SESSSION RECORDING (video)
CCH IntelliConnect Database Advanced (ONLINE)
During this 30-minute webinar we will practice: searching within results; advanced searching (using Boolean and connectors); date searching; setting your own preferences; saving your searches.
- Tuesday 29th June 2021 @ 2 pm - SESSION RECORDING (VIDEO)
Critical thinking skills
Critical thinking is about evaluating and analysing arguments objectively and reflecting on ideas and problems. Critical thinkers write better assignments and evaluate their own work.
· Tuesday 20 July 2021, 11.00am-12.30pm, R108
Exam preparation skills
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.
· Thursday 5 August 2021, 12.30pm-2.00pm, R108
· Tuesday 10 August 2021, 12.00noon-1.30pm, R108
Academic writing skills
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.
· Tuesday 1 June 2021, 10.30am-12.00noon, R108
· Monday 21 June 2021, 9.00am-10.30am, R108
· Thursday 15 July 2021, 12.30pm-2.00pm, R108
· Tuesday 27 July 2021, 10.30am – 12.30pm, R108 (BA)
Report writing skills
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 to 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.
· Tuesday 1 June 2021, 2.00pm-4.00pm, R108
· Monday 28 June 2021, 9.00am-11.00am, R108
· Tuesday 27 July 2021, 2pm – 4pm, R 108 (BA)
APA referencing skills
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.
· Monday 31 May 2021, 9.00am-11.00am, R108
· Monday 31 May 2021, 12.00noon-2.00pm, R108
· Wednesday 2 June 2021, 10.30am-12.30pm, R108
· Tuesday 8 June 2021, 12.00noon-2.00pm, R108
· Monday 14 June 2021, 9.00am-11.00pm, R108
· Monday 14 June 2021, 12.00noon-2.00pm, R108
· Tuesday 29 June 2021, 12.00noon-2.00pm, R108
· Monday 12 July 2021, 9.00am-11.00am, R108
· Wednesday 28 July, 10.30am – 1.30pm, R108
· Thursday 29 July 2021, 9.00am-11.00am, R108
Time management skills
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.
· Thursday 28 July 2021, 12.00noon-2.00pm, R108
Academic Integrity is essential for success in your studies and develops an honest attitude for your professional career. This workshop explains what exactly academic integrity is – and how you can maintain your own academic integrity at AIS. To access resources for this workshop, please visit the Academic Integrity Moodle page.
· Thursday 3 June 2021, 10.30am-12.30pm, R108
· Thursday 10 June 2021, 12.00noon-1.30pm, R108
· Thursday 10 June 2021, 3.00pm-4.30pm, R108
· Thursday 17 June 2021, 12.00noon-1.30pm, R108
· Thursday 17 June 2021, 3.00pm-4.30pm, R108
· Wednesday 7 July 2021, 11.00am-12.30pm, R108
· Thursday 29 July 2021, 10.30am – 12.30pm, R108 (BA)
Preparing a public presentation involves making decisions about what to say and how to organise relevant 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.
· Wednesday 28 July 2021, 12.00noon-1.30pm, R108
· Thursday 28 July 2021, 12.00noon-1.30pm, R108
· Thursday 12 August 2021, 12.30pm-2.00pm, R108
Effective group work skills
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.
· Thursday 8 July 2021, 9.30am-11.30am, R108
Note taking skills
Do you sometimes struggle to determine what to write down during lectures? Have you ever found yourself wishing you could take better or more effective notes? This workshop will discuss the importance of notetaking, qualities of good notes, and tips for becoming a better note-taker.
· Tuesday 22 June 2021, 12.00noon-1.30pm, R108
Academic reading skills
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.
· Wednesday 16 June 2021, 10.30am-12.00noon, R108
Research skills for NZCEL Level 4
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.
- 27 May 2021, 11am – 12.30pm, R205
- Thursday 17 June, 1-2.30pm, TEAMS Online
Assignment preparation for COMM512 Study Writing
This workshop will help you 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.
- Thursday, 10 June 2021, 1pm – 2.30pm, R112,
Good Referencing Test
· Thursday 3 June 2021, 2.00pm-4.00pm, M213
· Monday 21 June 2021, 2.00pm-3.30pm, M213
· Wednesday 7 July 2021, 2.00pm-3.30pm, M312
· Thursday 29 July 2021, 2pm – 4pm, M213
ProQuest database introduction for new students (ONLINE)
- Tuesday 15th June 2021, 10.30-11.15am, ONLINE.
Advanced ProQuest database features for staff and students (ONLINE)
· Friday 11 June 2021, 12noon – 1pm, R108
· Thursday 17 June 2021, 10.30am – 11.15am, ONLINE.
Find readings in business databases
This session will focus on how you can craft searches in business databases to find company information, industry reports and market research publications. You can access the workshop guide HERE.
· Wednesday 16 June 2021, 12.30pm – 2pm, R108
· Monday 21 June 2021, 10.30am – 11.15am, ONLINE.
ProQuest One Business Database Introduction (ONLINE)
An introduction to a completely new database recently provided by ProQuest containing tens of thousands of industry and country reports from renowned publishers like Economist Intelligence Unit, Oxford Economics or Fitch Solutions and reports from the J.P. Morgan Research database. Depending on the report series, the focus ranges from global industry surveys to regional industry analysis or macroeconomic country data.
This webinar will also introduce effective ways to retrieve 2400 journals and magazines, thousands of e-books and videos.
· Wednesday 23 June 2021, 10.30am – 11.15am, ONLINE. Session VIDEO RECORDING.