CPIT Library supports research

Research Week is drawing to a close for another year.  So it seems like a good time to highlight ways in which the CPIT Library supports research.

All staff who work at the Library’s Information Desk are able to provide general research support including assisting with database searches and taking interloan requests.

For more specialist research assitance we have four Liaiason Librarians. They all have post graduate qualifications and  extensive experience in supporting research. 

Liaison Librarians assist academic staff with the development of effective search strategies, whether using the library catalogue or online journal databases . They will also help with subject searches, literature reviews and the use of Endnote. 

We also have a number of fantastic resources within the library to assist in the research process.  These include:

Handbook of interview research : context & method edited by Jaber Gubrium, James Holstein.

Handbook of action research  edited by Peter Reason and Hilary Bradbury.

Doing qualitative research : a practical handbook  by David Silverman

Starting fieldwork : an introduction to qualitative research in New Zealand  by Martin Tolich and Carl Davidson.

The Library and Research Week  – Output 2010

Research Week  – Output 2010 has now started and will run from 23-27 August. In addition to oral presentations by academic staff, there will be visual exhibitions in the Rakaia Centre Atrium. The library will participate, promoting the resources and services available to all staff such as books, databases, DVDs and resources available from other institutions.The library is supporting Research Week with the liaison librarians and other library staff attending presentations and activities.  There will also be  a library poster promoting the services and resources available  to all staff at CPIT. These include database research, current awareness, EndNote, consultation and obtaining those hard to find resources. In addition to the liaison librarians, all other library staff encourage and support every CPIT stakeholder in their efforts. We look forward to meeting and working with you in the future.

Output 09 CPIT Research Week 7-11 Sept

It is Research Week at CPIT. Check out the posters in the Atrium and the programme of oral presentations running Wednesday to Friday.

The Library actively supports staff in the research process through Liaison Librarians who work closely with Faculty.

Liaison Librarian can :

  • Provide a literature search.
  • Help with database searching.
  • Source material via interlibrary loan.
  • Help using Endnote software to manage your bibliograghic records.

Finished your research?

When you have finished remember to submit your research to the CPIT Research Respository.  


The Institutional Research Repository is linked to the New Zealand research repository K.R.I.S.  KRIS provides open-access to research documents produced at universities, polytechnics, and other research institutions throughout New Zealand, providing national and international exposure for NZ research. 

 If you want more information about this contact us or come and see us at the library.