Get Information Skills @ Whitireia Library

We can offer orientation & information skills for both staff and students. We teach information and research skills at every level, for each year of study.

  • Campus-based library services are available at Porirua, Kapiti and Auckland. A Distance Service is available for courses based off-campus.
  • Class training sessions are assignment focused and based on action learning. Get quality information for your assignments. Students will develop research and information skills for the NZ workplace.
  • At the library, we use a team teaching approach, and work with class tutors / lecturers during sessions.
  • Get WISER, see online tutorial, anytime and anywhere: Whitireia Information Skills Electronic Resource

To make a booking, ask a librarian

student comments

“the session was awesome today ... learnt how to use the library database and how to search for things using the different databases and how to access Athens and the library from home”

“useful tips on how to use certain databases and orientation around sites thanks”

“Very useful information for our assignments.”

“Great. It was informative and explained well with a worksheet to support the learning. Loads of useful tips were given and an appropriate time to practice from the PC. Thank you.”

“This session has given me a lot more insight of how to go about in doing research on various databases ... really helpful session … thank you”

“Really helpful to know how to work the databases and what to do to get the best results back”

“Really great to see different types of journals that are relevant for my course.”

“Learnt new searching skills”

“The librarian was well prepared for the workshop and guided the students carefully through the complex material. It was very worthwhile.”

“It was great. Very clear. I left the room feeling positive about researching using the computer database and new tools”

“It’s the first time I have ever done anything like this so I am very green and new to it, plus I felt a bit panicky as there was just so much information I felt overwhelmed and overloaded. I have had a one on one session with the librarian and I found it extremely helpful. It has helped me to feel a bit more as if I knew what I am doing.”


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