Available in K2.11 at drop-in hours or by appointment
See the APA Referencing Style Guide
Look at the APA Style: Common Examples pages and follow the examples exactly
DEMONSTRATION: Understanding a reference. How do you know a reference is a book? How do you know a reference is a journal article?
Use the APA Style Guide to Electronic References listed under Official Style Guides/Info for any e-resources like websitesYou may also like to try APA Interactive from Massey University
Chicago Author-Date Referencing
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Predatory publishers - be careful out there!
We spend ? on database subscriptions - why?
It needs lots of facts!
Think of your key words. Test search: rituals
Routledge Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Test search: shamanism
please contact a librarian. You can ask us, or use Library chat, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a link to the Library Search Guide
N.B. Library Search doesn’t search Index New Zealand. It does have some New Zealand material though – why?
Library Search is is an aggregated search tool that searches through ALL of our subscribed databases in one go. It is brilliant for looking for articles OR books if you know their titles. Note all the buttons above the Library Search search box.
ARTICLES EXERCISE: Soldiers, chiefs, and church:unstable democracy in Fiji/Choose Journal ArticlesBOOKS EXERCISE: Changing contexts, shifting meanings: transformations of cultural traditions in Oceania
Hint: Changing contexts, shifting meanings: transformations/Choose Books/Ebooks
How many copies do we have?
Finding Journal articles
Use Library Search to find articles on a topicEXERCISE: tanna christianity /Choose Subject Vanuatu
EXERCISE: samoan tattooing /Choose Subject Tattooing (or Subject Tattoos)Choose an article and find the PDF or html full text versions
Pacific Studies (published at the University of the South Pacific)
Journal of the Polynesian Society
EXERCISE: shamanism and tonga
Go to Library Search
See the Ejournals tab above the Library Search search box. Click it and then type
Journal of the Polynesian Society into the search box and click Search.
Click Online Access
JN "Journal of the Polynesian Society" and your key words e.g tonga shamanism
Oceania (published in Australia)
EXERCISE: chiefs fiji
Using Subject-specific Databases to Find Articles
Index New Zealand Scroll down to find Index New Zealand and click on the link. Why do we have to use this as well?
N.B. Most articles are not full-text but we have online access to them - how?
EXERCISE: "cook islands" weaving
Click Get It. Note the instructions. You will need to see if our Library has a subscription to the journal.
NOTE: This is an INDEX not a full-text database. Copy the title of an article you want to see. Go to Library Search and paste it into the search box.
Remember that Library Search isn't good at New Zealand material. If you don't find the article immediately, we may have a subscription to the journal the article is in, and it may be online. Try searching by the title of the journal. If we have it, click on the link and look for the right volume, issue and pages till you find the article.
If the article is from a newspaper, trying pasting the title of the article into Newztext Plus.
EXERCISE: tonga and (eating or diet or food* or cuisine)
EXERCISE: tonga kingship
Use Google Scholar from the Library Databases page so that Find@Waikato will work for you.
EXERCISE: Looking for a known article on Google Scholar gives you extra information. Type Soldiers, chiefs, and church:unstable democracy in Fiji into the search box. Cited by – Why is this important?
EXERCISE: shamanism polynesia