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AIS Library

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 & 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 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.

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 Skills workshops are open to Auckland Institute of Studies students (and staff) and are targeted for both undergraduate and postgraduate level of studies. All sessions will take place online in AIS Teams. For queries and further information, please contact us at ais-library@ais.ac.nz

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, please visit the AIS Mendeley Moodle page, create your Mendeley account online and activate Mendeley Reference ManagerMendeley Cite & Web Importer from your device(s). Workshop handout - PDF.

Session times:

· Friday 12 August 2022, 3.00 - 4.30 pm, TEAMS

Information research for Business Administration

(1hr duration)

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.

To get started, please visit the Library Resources Moodle page. Workshop handout - PDF.

Session times:

·  Thursday 11 August 2022, 3.00pm - 4.30pm, TEAMS

Research skills for NZCEL Level 5

(2hr 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 & download readings for your research & study. 

Session times:

·  Friday 06 May 2022, 3.00 - 5.00pm, TEAMS

·  Wednesday 01 June 2022, 11am - 12noon, Room 205

·  Friday 17 June 2022, 2pm - 3pm, Teams

·  Friday 15 July 2022, 3.30 - 4.30pm, Teams

·  Friday 19 August 2022, 2 - 3pm, Teams

Finding & using ebooks

(1hr duration)

This session will help you find, access, download and use current ebook collections available to AIS students and staff. We will explore online research databases, their content and functionalities to help you find up-to-date resources for your coursework & assignments.  

Session times: TBA

Research skills: Open Access Repositories 

(1.5hr duration)

Session times:

· Friday 08 July 2022, 3pm - 4.30pm, TEAMS

Numeracy skills 

(1hr 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:

·  Friday 27 May 2022, 3.00 - 4.00pm, TEAMS

Assignment skills: Getting started

(1.5hr duration)

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. 

Session times: TBA

Research Skills for ACCT603 

(1.5hr duration)

This session will help you find and use the current New Zealand Tax Law guide and legislation (2022) as well as information from the latest tax law publications in New Zealand and overseas. We will explore online research databases, their content and functionalities to help you find up-to-date resources for your coursework & assignments.  

Session times: TBA

Critical thinking skills

(1.5hr duration)

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.

Session times: TBA

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:

·   Wednesday 29 June 2022, 3pm - 4.30pm, TEAMS

Academic writing skills

(1.5hr 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:

·  Tuesday 19 July, 3.00 - 5.00 pm, TEAMS

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 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.

Session times:

·   Tuesday 26 July 2022, 3pm - 5pm, TEAMS

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: 

· Wednesday 20 July 2022, 3pm - 5pm, TEAMS 

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

Session times: TBA

Academic Integrity 

(2hr duration)

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.

Session times: 

· Monday 25 July 2022, 3pm - 5pm, TEAMS

Presentation skills

(1.5hr duration)

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.

Session times: 

·   Monday 27 June 2022, 11.30am - 1pm, TEAMS

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: TBA

Note-taking skills

(1.5hr duration)

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.

Session times: TBA

Academic reading skills

(1.5hr 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: TBA

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. 

Session times: TBA

ProQuest databases:  Advanced Searching

(1.5hr duration)

An introduction to ProQuest database for new students. We will cover advanced searching, finding, selecting publications and saving documents into MyResearch. Workshop handout - PDF. Video: HERE.

Session times: 

· Thursday 23 June 2022, 3pm - 4.30pm, TEAMS

EBSCO databases: Introduction

(1hr duration)

Going beyond the basics, this session will showcase how you can craft advanced search strategies, find publications and e-books, download readings and save links to articles. Workshop guide - PDF. Video: HERE. 

Session times: 

· Wednesday 29 June 2022, 11am - 12.30pm, TEAMS

Find readings in business databases

(45min duration)

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

AND: Finding Business Information in ProQuest Database.

Session times: 

  • Thursday 16 June 2022, 3pm - 4.30pm, TEAMS

ProQuest One Business Database Introduction

(45min duration)

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.

Session VIDEO RECORDING.