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We’re changing…

Welcome to the new look library website! All your favourites are still there – subject guides, Primo library search, referencing help – but wrapped up in a shiny new package. It’s been about five years since the last update, so … Continue reading

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Squee! It’s official – Twerk & Selfie are real words!

I think this is buzzworthy but apols if you already knew that the Oxford Dictionaries is constantly updated to include new words. If you suffer FOMO and want to be sure you’re up with the latest lingo, check out the August … Continue reading

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Florence Nightingale and the treasures of the internet

There’s an assignment on at the moment that apparently involves Florence Nightingale. I know this because there are seven requests for her book Notes on Nursing. This is a problem for us, and the students who want to read it… … Continue reading

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There must be a better way

If your search strategy on the Web is to type in a few words, get millions of results and scroll through them, then read on.  There is a better way.  It’s called Advanced Search.  You will get fewer and better … Continue reading

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Where is your mo bro?

Movember is a moustache-growing charity event held during the month of November to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues such as prostate cancer. Originating in Australia, this annual event has been running in New Zealand since 2006. To … Continue reading

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What is the population of Aotearoa/New Zealand?

and the answer is:          4,328,850 (Monday, 28 Sep 2009 at 01:19:32 pm)   Did you know in Aotearoa/New Zealand there is: One birth every 8 minutes and 10 seconds. One death every 16 minutes and 38 seconds. A net migration gain of … Continue reading

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What is Wolfram Alpha?

Is it a search engine like Google? Why don’t you ask it? Go to Wolfram Alpha and type in “What are you?”. Click here This is an example of an Easter Egg hidden by the developers of Wolfram Alpha (the … Continue reading

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