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Plumbing and Gasfitting: Articles / Databases

Resources for those undertaking plumbing and gasfitting courses at Ara

Finding Journal Articles

There are three main ways to find the articles you need:

  • Search Ara Library databases for articles on your subject. (Use this method to find your own articles for an assignment).
  • Look for a particular article from a recommended reading list. (Use this method if you have a reading list with the details of an article, e.g. author, article/journal title). 
  • Use Google Scholar to find articles in Ara databases. (Use this method to find open access scholarly articles as well as articles in some Ara databases). 
    • Using Google Scholar to find articles in Ara databases [PDF] [Video] 

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Up to date NZ focused information on lighting design, electrical design, water heating and more.

Recommended Databases

All databases

We subscribe to over 80 different databases ranging from online encyclopedias and dictionaries to industry relevant resources. Below are the ones thought most relevant to your course:

Safetyhub videos

Access any of the Safetyhub videos from here. If you are off campus, you will need to use your Ara network username and password to access these.

Ring the Library at  940 8089 or email if there are any issues. 

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search


Google Scholar is a good alternative place to look for academic articles.