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Pacific Studies

PACIS300

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  • Level 4 Information Desk in the Library
  • Contact your Academic Liaison Librarian for help: [email protected]

Reviewing the Literature (Literature Reviews)

See

See  Write a Literature Review: for Undergraduates

Sage Research Methods database

Search for specific topics and download pdfs.

NB Most videos are not available. We subscribe to the Practical Research and Academic Skills set only.


Research Commons

Research Commons

What is Research Commons?

sample search: pacific

nzresearch.org.nz

nzresearch.org.nz

sample search: pacific

Finding Books

Use Library Search to find print and online books on your topic

Library Search Quick Guide

Guide to Library Search

Sample search: pacific issues


Finding Articles

Use Library Search to find articles on your topic

Library Search Quick Guide

Guide to Library Search

Sample search: pacific issues

Finding journal articles using subject-specific databases -- Why?

Why do we want you to use our databases?

  • The best information is not free! (We pay for all the databases we provide access to. Use them!)
  • Subject databases allow more focused searches than LibrarySearch does

Information quality

We spend ? on database subscriptions - why?

Be careful out there! We hope that our databases avoid predatory publishers - the bad guys of the publishing world - so you are getting good academic information

JSTOR

Go to JSTOR

Sample search: pacific climate change

Sample search: pacific and "climate change" and (ocean* or "sea level*")

Sample search: au:"John R Campbell"

Web of Science

Go to Web of Science

sample search: melanesia and "climate change" and (impact* or result*)

Index  New Zealand

sample search: pacific climate change

Go to Index  New Zealand. Scroll down to find Index New Zealand and click on the link.

Search using key words and then Refine results by Research Articles.

When you see a good article, Go to Request item. Note the instructions - you need to see if our Library has the journal the article is in.

NOTE: This is an INDEX, not a full-text database. It tells us that something exists, and then we have to see if this Library can give us access to it. Copy the title of the article you want to see into Library Search and paste it into the search box. Can you see it?

Library Search isn't good at New Zealand material. If you don't find the article immediately, we may still have it, and it may be online even though it's not showing as being here.

Try searching by the title of the journal. Then click on the link to the journal and find the right volume, issue and pages for the article.

If the article is from a newspaper, trying pasting the title of the article into the database Newtext Plus.

Google Scholar

sample search: apo aporosa

Use Google Scholar from the Library Databases page so that [email protected] will work for you.

Looking for a known article on Google Scholar gives you extra information.

Cited by – Why is this important?

Pacific Islands News & Information Database (PINI)

PINI

The full text of newspapers, magazines and other resources from the South Pacific.

Which databases would you find most helpful for which assignment?

Can you do author searches on JSTOR? Web of Science? Library Search? Google Scholar? Index New Zealand?

Can you search by topic on JSTOR? Web of Science? Library Search? Google Scholar? Index New Zealand?

Can you do boolean searches on Google Scholar?

APA Referencing

See the APA Referencing Style Guide Look at the APA Style: Common Examples pages and follow the examples exactly

Important: a link to a guides to the APA 7th instructions for setting out tables and figures

https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/tables-figures/

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