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This guide is to help Ara's business students get the most from their library.

New: Business Desk


Follow daily business and political economy news, analysis and informed opinion from NZ's premier business publication - NZ Herald. You can sign up for content alerts and follow NZ business journalists. Follow the instructions to set up an account. There are two accounts. One for students and one for Staff - this is purely for usage statistics for Te PÅ«kenga.

CCH Business eBooks

Introducing CCH Business eBooks! This new eBook platform provides you with online versions of many required texts including HR Manager: a New Zealand Handbook, New Zealand Master Tax Guide for students and New Zealand Employment Law Guide. Each eBook has a two week loan period and there are no limits on the amount of copies available.  
PLEASE NOTE: Some of these eBooks are over two thousand pages long! Give them time to load on your device.

Information and Research Skills

For help on how to find, evaluate and present information we recommend the Information skills subject guide This guide will ensure an easier pathway to academic success!  We also have a Research subject guide  for those of you taking your studies to the next level.   

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Welcome to the Business subject guide. A selection of resources have been hand selected for you to use to aid you with your studies. If you have any questions at all please contact the library.

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Ask Live

AskLive is our instant messaging service. You can chat with the library by entering your question in the box below that says “Type here to chat …”

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Ask Live operates during our opening hours at Madras St campus, Christchurch. We are open 7 days.

Please note:

  • In the evenings and weekends, specialised support may not be available. If so, your question may be referred to an expert for action on the next working day.
  • In My Ara, under “StudySmart” you may also find information on your query.

Useful subject locations in the Library

Subject location Subject headings
HD28 Management
HF5001 Business
HF5410 Marketing
HF5428 Retail Management
HF601 Accounting
HF5717 Business Communication
HF5437 Purchasing, Selling
HF5549 Human Resource Management