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University of Otago Distance Learning

Distance Learning Guide to the Library

The University of Otago has a world-class library to support staff and students engaged in teaching, learning and research.

Library resources are increasingly available online as e-journals and e-books and these are particularly useful for Distance students.

Subject Guides are a valuable resource and Subject Librarians can help you in your area of study. Find out more information on our LibGuide for Distance students:

https://otago.libguides.com/distance

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University of Otago Libraries

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The University of Otago has a world-class library to support staff and students engaged in teaching, learning and research.

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Distance students and the Library

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The Library has been supporting Distance Students for almost 35 years, as long as the University has been offering distance courses.

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Visiting other New Zealand University libraries

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Through the ULANZ (University Libraries of Australian and New Zealand) reciprocal borrowing agreement, you can borrow in person from other participating New Zealand and Australian university libraries (except the University of Auckland).

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Library Services, Resources, & Guides

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The Library provides access to a range of services and resources for your time at university.

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Visiting Campus Libraries

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All students who are currently enrolled can use any of the University of Otago libraries on the Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington or Invercargill campuses

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Requesting Library Material

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Library material can be requested via Library Search | Ketu

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Past Exam Papers

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You can access past exam papers from the Library.

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Borrowing Information

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Tips for Effective Searching

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The Librarian for your Subject area is a great person to talk to for help using specific databases

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Google Scholar as a Research Tool

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Google Scholar limits web search results to academic, peer reviewed literature. 

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Finding Related Research

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Use the Cited by and Related articles links in Google Scholar to find related research.

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Google Scholar Email Alerts

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If you’d like to be alerted to additional research matching a search you’ve done in Google Scholar, use the create alert link to set up an email alert.

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Library eBooks in a nutshell

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The Library subscribes to a large number of eBooks which are available at any time.

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Finding a Thesis

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Theses can be very useful sources of unpublished research, but they can also be hard to locate.

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References, Citations Styles, and Reference Management Software

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A reference (also called a citation) provides publication details about a source of information so it can be found by others.

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Copyright

by University of Otago Copyright Officer and the Distance Learning Office

The Library, and you, are required by law to ensure fair use of material that has been copied for study and research purposes.

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Useful Library Links

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The University of Otago Library has a vast number of useful web links for you to explore.

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