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Services for students

Services for postgraduates

Unitec Library welcomes you to your postgraduate study. We recognise that postgraduate study means you will need to study your subject at a deeper level and will be more research based. This guide will give you an overview of the extra library services available to postgraduate students. We urge you to make maximum use of the library and approach staff for help at any time.

Subject Librarians

Each department has a subject librarian, who acts as a link between the library and post-graduate students, and provides the following services.

  • Personal library orientation. Contact your subject librarian for a personal library orientation and introduction to our services and resources. This also gives us an opportunity to find out about your information needs.
  • If you are off-campus or part-time we encourage you to use email or phone to contact us.
  • We are experts in finding information. We suggest you discuss your research with us early in the research process.
  • We offer information skills sessions to postgraduate students. Your lecturer can arrange a library training session for your class and we also provide individual tutorials. 

Library services

Research Management

Research Management and Referencing Software

Data analysis software

There are a few data analysis software available to use at Unitec.


For assistance with referencing, check our guide.


Many Unitec theses are available online through the Unitec Research Bank. Links to online theses can also be found on LibrarySearch under the Catalogue tab. The Te Puna Library also holds a print copy of some Unitec theses in a closed collection. These print copies are listed in our catalogue, and can only be used in the Library.  Theses from other universities are interfiled in the general collection and may be borrowed.

Please contact your supervisor for UNITEC's Guide to the presentation of theses. It includes guidelines on language, style, format and copyright.

Getting started

Our Study Toolbox provides an introduction to getting started with your research. For further help, please contact your Subject Librarians.