Library 101 Workshops

You can now book Library 101 workshops for Term 3 on the Library website.

Workshops available

Finding Course Readings

Covers how to interpret course reading lists and find books in the Library. Many resources are now online, so we’ll also cover how to access e-journal articles and e-books at UC.

Finding Books and Journal Articles

Covers how to use the Library to find information for assignments. We will cover how to identify keywords, construct a search strategy and use the Library’s search functions effectively.

Using Art, Archives and Photos

This workshop looks at how you can use primary sources in your assignments, including the Library’s Art, Archives and Photographic collections. You will get to meet the Library Archivist and UC Art Curator and become familiar with how to handle and make use of unique items.

Google Scholar

This workshop will help you to use Google Scholar more effectively to find scholarly articles.  You will learn about using advanced search, cited references, setting up alerts, accessing full-text and creating and saving citations.

APA Referencing

APA referencing is the most commonly used style here at UC. We will cover how and when to reference including how to format your in-text citations and reference list according to APA style.

Staying Safe with Copyright – Protecting Your Work and Legitimately Using Other’s

Creative commons provide a robust legal framework for sharing and protecting your work.  This talk covers the basics of applying the licences and the background behind them.  You will be able to understand how to use Creative Commons licensed material for your own work.

To book please visit the library workshops booking page.

Why your vote matters

Watch Josiah share why being enrolled to vote in this year’s Christchurch City Council election is important – and why your vote matters!

Remember, you need to be enrolled by 12 August!  Check to see if you’re enrolled at

Flatting without a clue? Expo’s for you.

Did you end up in a dud flat this year? One that’s overpriced, freezing cold or equipped with an unhelpful property manager. Maybe you’re a first time flatter without a clue how the rental process works?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions I would highly recommend coming along Thursday 28 July to the flatting expo UC’s accommodation services are putting on.  It’s about this time that students start sorting out a place to live next year.

The team has brought together representatives from rental companies and from organisations such as Tenants Protection Association that provide advocacy and support for tenants. CEA’s curtain bank stall will also be there where you can organise free curtains for your flat if yours are not up to standard.

I’ll be there along with other students from Engineers Without Borders (EQB) and UCSA and we’ll be providing unsolicited advice about our experiences flatting and what you should be looking for.

For all you first timers –  to help you make your first time a good one there will also be a Flatting 101 seminar run at 12:15pm.

Come and find out about:

  • The renting process and what you should be looking for in a flat
  • Hot tips for staying warm and healthy
  • Your rights as tenants
  • How to deal with rental agencies and landlords

See you there!

Alex – Engineers Without Borders (The Warm Homes Initiative)

Flatting Expo: Thursday 28 July from 11.30am to 2.00pm in the Undercroft

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