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Research: Home

A centralised repository of information to help those undertaking research especially at Postgraduate level


Welcome to the research subject guide.  A selection of resources have been hand selected to help you undertake research especially at postgraduate level.

Chris Seay - Your Post Graduate Librarian


Chris Seay, provides support for post graduate students and their research needs. Chris can help with literature and database searching, keyword and research question development, and evaluation of information. Chris is also an expert in Endnote; he is here to help you get set up or troubleshoot any problems you might have. Contact Chris for an appointment no matter where you are in your research journey: 



Image: Wikimedia Commons

I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.

Marie Curie, physicist, chemist, and winner of the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics and the 1911 Nobel Prize in Physics

Sage Research Methods: Foundations [Database]

Sage Research Methods : Foundations provides a concise introduction to methods and research terms for those who are new to research in general or to that particular method. The database offers a targeted list of entries to guide users through the content. The navigation menu puts the entry in context, so users can easily find more general topics related to a method or continue on to more specific sub-topics. Each entry will give users a general understanding of the topic and help them focus their search for additional content if they wish to dive deeper.

What is Research?

Why is research so important?

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 City 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 “Learning Resources” you may also find what you need by entering keywords in the box on the "Learning Resources" page in My Ara.

Research in nursing