We are currently having new carpet installed around the Library Service Desk area and environs as I blog so it should be even easier to spot us when you come in the main door. Things are still pretty quiet as we gear up for the new semester but if you want to check out our resources early we are now open for business.
Obvs, it’s not smart to use some of these slang words in a formal situation but srsly, common usage makes it ok to use them in casual chat among other geek chic. For your assignments however, I recommend using the more traditional Oxford English Dictionary (OED). The OED is regarded as the accepted authority for the meaning, history, and pronunciation of the English language whereas Oxford Dictionaries is all about the current, popular usage of language.
If you prefer a print dictionary, you’ll find one beside each of the “stand-up” permanently logged in computers, some in the Reference Collection (in the orange room behind the Library service desk) and lots more upstairs on the general shelves at PE1625-PE1628.
Happy New Year and welcome back! Hope everyone has had a relaxing break – read a good book; watched a movie; downloaded some cool new apps; and discovered some new neat places in Christchurch.
There will be some changes in the Library at the start of the term. We are installing a new self issue machine which will allow you to take out a pile of books at once, rather than one at a time. It operates in the same way as the Christchurch City Libraries, using RFID technology.
Taking books out will be quicker and easier, leaving library staff with more time to help you find the information you need, introduce you to the subject guides, help you with referencing, and answer any questions you may have.
Good luck with your new year resolutions, ours is to help you succeed…one assignment at a time.
Matapihi which is another National Library resource containing images and audio files from New Zealand archives, museums, etc.
NZ Research which is source of New Zealand universities and polytechnics research output.
Press Display which will give you newspapers in full text. Search title / by country / New Zealand to view New Zealand newspapers. Though you cannot search Press display by keyword, you can use National Library Beta to find NZ newspaper articles then locate these in Press display which generally shows papers from 3 months ago to current date.
The individual Subject Guidesalso provide access to databases, and resources specific to your subject area and on the left hand side of each page there is also a link back to the list of all Databases.
The Guides are designed to help you quickly and effectively find the information and resources most relevant to your study. Please let us know what you think, or if you have any suggestions for resources we could include. Leave us a comment, or email email@example.com
This week CPIT hosts projects featuring ideas for Christchurch by students of Victoria University’s School of Architecture.The projects will be on display in the Rakaia Atrium at CPIT from December 8 – 16.
These projects are the work of 4th year Architectural Studies Masters students who were in Christchurch earlier this year.
As part of their studio project they worked with selected Architectural practices from Christchurch, Wellington and Melbourne. Some of the project ideas are ‘Gap Fillers’ around the city. All the ideas provide a vision of what could be…..
Come along to the Rakaia Centre on Saturday night to witness the talent and skills of CPIT fashion students in PITCH 2011.
Two shows – 7pm and 9pm on Saturday 3rd December – showcase the work of first, second, and third year students, and provides the opportunity to see the work of young CPIT designers who go on to make a difference in the world of fashion.
New books and resources are featured, and guides to the best databases and websites to use. We are keen to hear what else you would like to see on these pages, so take a look and either send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org or comment here on the Blog.