Library for Postgraduates

The Library provides extra support and services for Postgraduate students as part of their membership. This page lists the main areas in which we can share our expertise and knowledge to help you with your postgraduate study.

Library Support

Research Skills Development
As you commence studying at postgraduate level, the Library will work with you to incrementally develop the skills associated with researching, problem solving and critical thinking.
Research Consultations
Get specialist, individual subject-focussed assistance from the Library. .
Library Workshops
Workshops designed to assist with all stages of the research lifecycle.

Finding Resources


Postgraduate student membership enables you to borrow scholarly resources from the University of Waikato Library.

Interlibrary Loan

Request items that you need and are not available from the University of Waikato Library collections.

Setting up Alerts

An alert notifies you about the most recent articles on your topic. You can set up alerts in many databases and on individual online journals.


Thesis Guide

Find all you need to know about writing and submitting a thesis.


Find out more about referencing styles. Includes guides.

Literature Review: for Researchers

Help with deciding on the type of review you need to do, searching the appropriate literature, and finding the right resources.


It is important to check copyright requirements and request permissions as you write.