Get set up for study: How do I?

A guide to help you get started at Ara Institute of Canterbury

Don't forget Learning Services

Learning Services have a range of online resources to help you develop study and math skills to ensure you can complete coursework successfully. They also run weekly workshops and Q & A sessions. Call into the Library to pick up a timetable. There is also support for off campus students.




EndNote is a software tool you use to manage bibliographies and references. It enables you to:

  • create your bibliographies in word-processing software such as Microsoft Word.
  • store all of your bibliographic references in your own private, searchable reference library.

How do I access EndNote?

Using Primo Library Search

You can see all our Library video tutorials in our blog.

Guides to using Ara Databases

  • Find an article in a database (EBSCO) [PDF] [Video]
  • Using Academic OneFile database [PDF]
  • Using eTV [PDF]
  • Using Proquest Central database [PDF]
  • Using Joanna Briggs database [Video]
  • Using Ovid nursing database [PDF] 
  • Using Science Direct database [PDF]
  • Using LinkedIn Learning [PDF]
  • What is a peer-reviewed article [PDF]
  • Using Google Scholar and more [PDF]
  • What are primary and secondary sources [PDF]
  • Troubleshooting access to databases [PDF]