Mel Chivers

Academic Liaison Librarian

Post graduate students and staff, book a time to meet with me.

Library support is available regardless of Covid-19 restrictions, click for more information. Both Hamilton Campus and Tauranga libraries are open with masks strongly recommended.

Help is also available from [email protected] or via Library Chat during business hours.

Phone: +647 837-9129

Subject Areas:
  • Anthropology
  • Population Studies
  • Geography
  • Human Development
  • Labour Studies
  • New Zealand Politics
  • Political Science and Public Policy
  • Social Policy
  • Social Science Research
  • Sociology
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Environmental Planning
  • Teacher Education
  • Maths, Science and Technology
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Further Resources: Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Counselling
  • Adult Learning
  • International Relations and Security Studies
  • Work, Employment & Society

Research Consultations

I offer a wide range of specialist, individual assistance throughout your research journey, with the overarching goal of working with you to enhance your research skills.

I can assist you to:

  • Design search strategies for finding information
  • Identify and locate relevant information sources on your topic
  • Keep up with what is being published in your subject area
  • Ensure your thesis is appropriately formatted
  • Understand your copyright obligations and seek permissions
  • Understand and apply referencing styles
  • Use EndNote referencing software
  • Understand your research impact using traditional citation metrics and altmetric tools
  • Identify appropriate journals to publish in within your subject area
  • Create and update your researcher profiles on various platforms, such as ORCID, Publons, Scopus and Google Scholar

Please contact me to arrange a suitable meeting time with you. Consultations can be conducted face to face, via video conferencing (e.g. Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts) or over the phone.

On request from lecturers or student groups, I also offer hands-on tutorials covering course-specific resources and databases.