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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.

Introducing Jennifer Share - Information Literacy Librarian

I am your Information Literacy Librarian and can help you with your research support needs at post graduate study level. If you are a 700 level or postgraduate level student please click here to book an appointment.

If you are a learner studying in 300, 400, 500, or 600 level courses, you can email or drop into a library at the Madras Street campus, Timaru campus or the Learning Commons on the ground floor of the Manawa campus to get help from a librarian during opening hours. For quick questions you can also use the Ask Live Chat box at the right of this page. 



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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 Chemistry.

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?

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  • In My Ara, under “StudySmart” you may also find information on your query.

Research in nursing