Library Term Hours

  • Monday 8.00 am – 7.00 pm
  • Tuesday 8.00 am – 7.00 pm
  • Wednesday 8.00 am – 7.00 pm
  • Thursday 8.00 am – 7.00 pm
  • Friday 8.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Saturday 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
  • Sunday 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Library Vacation Hours

  • Monday 8.30 am – 5.00 pm
  • Tuesday 8.30 am – 5.00 pm
  • Wednesday 8.30 am – 5.00 pm
  • Thursday 8.30 am – 5.00 pm
  • Friday 8.30 am – 3.00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
SIT Invercargill Library

Located on the Tay Street campus beside the Student Services Centre, the SIT Library is the perfect place to chill out or study. There are more than 25,000 books, 750,000 E-books, multiple online databases, and also magazines, DVDs and novels. Additional services include multi-function printers, wireless internet access and more than 20 computers for student use. There are two group study rooms furnished with an overhead projector.

Loan Periods

Loan periods vary, but you are welcome to email or ring for extensions. SIT library does not send books to students living outside New Zealand. Requested material will be posted to SIT2LRN students and a courier bag or free post label will be provided for the return of the library materials to the library.

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APA 7th Edition Referencing

Online Databases & Journals


The ACM Digital Library is a research, discovery and networking platform containing:

The Full-Text Collection of all ACM publications, including journals, conference proceedings, technical magazines, newsletters and books. A collection of curated and hosted full-text publications from select publishers. The ACM Guide to Computing Literature, a comprehensive bibliographic database focused exclusively on the field of computing.

A richly interlinked set of connections among authors, works, institutions, and specialized communities.

Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work is an international, open access, peer-reviewed journal that provides a platform for research, analysis and scholarly debate on social work theory, policy and practice. Published quarterly, it particularly welcomes work offering critical perspectives on contemporary policy developments, indigenous social work, post-colonialism, anti-racism, feminism, and progressive social work theory, policy and practice.

BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources. BASE provides more than 100 million documents from more than 4,000 sources. You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access). BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.

Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.

CINAHL®Complete is the world’s most comprehensive source of full-text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index, with no embargo. CINAHL®Complete is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing & allied health literature.

The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups.

Contemporary Women's Issues (CWI) is a multidisciplinary, full-text database of articles from mainstream periodicals, the alternative press, and other hard-to-find sources, with a focus on the issues that influence women's lives around the world. Issues covered include domestic violence, employment and the workplace, gender equity, family, reproductive health, and human rights. 98 percent of the articles are full text. Records are indexed by subject, region, article type, and publication type.

Costume is a scholarly, refereed publication presenting current research into historic and contemporary dress. The journal publishes articles from a broad chronological period and with a worldwide remit; it maintains a balance between practice and theory and concentrates on the social significance of dress. The journal also includes reviews and listings of new books, journal articles and exhibitions.

The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

DigitalNZ connects people to digital material from libraries, museums, government departments, publicly funded organisations, the media, and community groups. We are the search engine for New Zealand culture. DigitalNZ is an initiative with 200 partners, led by the National Library of New Zealand.

The Directory of Open Access Journals was launched in 2003 at Lund University, Sweden, with 300 open access journals and today contains ca. 9000 open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities.

Film & Television Literature Index™ with Full Text is the definitive online tool for film and television research. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. The database provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 380 publications (and selected coverage of 300), as well as full text for more than 120 journals, and 100 books. In addition, Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text includes Variety movie reviews from 1914 to the present and over 36,300 images from the MPTV Image Archive.

Focus on Health Professional Education (FoHPE) is the official journal of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE), which is the peak organisation for practitioners who educate and train health professionals in Australia and New Zealand. The refereed journal was formally established in November 1998, and is published by the Association to promote, support and advance education in all the health professions. The Journal is intended for educators, clinicians and students who have a commitment to improving health care through better learning and teaching.

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

For over 25 years Safetycare has been helping organizations protect their most valuable asset; its people. Safetycare produces engaging workplace safety training video content that is used and viewed by organizations around the world.

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Index New Zealand is a searchable database that contains abstracts and descriptions of articles from about 1000 New Zealand periodicals and newspapers published from the 1950s to the present day. The periodicals range from academic research journals to magazines. Around 3000 new records are added monthly from 460 current titles.

Comprehensive evidence-based database that covers a wide range of medical, nursing, and health science specialties, and includes a unique suite of information that’s been analyzed, appraised, and prepared by expert reviewers at JBI.

Peer-reviewed journal articles on systematic review protocols and systematic reviews of healthcare research that follow the JBI methodology.

The Journal of Primary Health Care (JPHC) publishes peer-reviewed original research and systematic reviews and papers on improving performance that are relevant to its primary health care audience.

The journal is positioned as relevant to countries within the Pacific rim and is a means both of moving research into practice and practice into research.

JURN is a unique search tool which helps you find free academic articles and books. JURN harnesses all the power of Google, but focusses your search through a hand-crafted and curated index. Established in 2009 to comprehensively cover the arts and humanities, in 2014 JURN expanded in scope. JURN now also covers selected university full text repositories and many additional e-journals in science, biomedical, business and law. In 2015/6 JURN expanded again, adding over 600 e-journals on aspects of the natural world.

Discover and access New Zealand’s most comprehensive selection of research papers and related resources. This site includes peer-reviewed and other research from universities, polytechnics, and research organisations throughout New Zealand.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus, books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

Lippincott Procedures provides detailed descriptions of procedures in a program that allows users to identify the procedure they need quickly and easily. Users can scroll through an alphabetical list, browse by discipline, category, or subcategory, or perform a search to identify a particular procedure. Each entry provides complete instructions, including the equipment needed, preparation guidelines, implementation steps, special considerations, patient teaching information, documentation, and references. Video clips are included to clarify complex procedures. Each procedure is linked with at least one quick list. Quick lists provide a quick, less-detailed version of a procedure when only an overview is needed.

PubMed comprises over 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. PubMed citations and abstracts include the fields of biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life sciences, behavioural sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering.

The National Library of New Zealand is here to help you access and use the collective knowledge of the nation. It's our job to collect, connect, and co-create knowledge to power New Zealand.

NZCER is Aotearoa New Zealand’s independent, statutory education research and development organization established in 1934. The NZCER Act 1972 requires the organization to carry out and disseminate education research and provide information and advice. We conduct research and evaluation work with a range of public and private sector clients. We also produce research-based products such as tests, journals, books and services such as online testing, surveys, test marking and analysis.

The Journal is the essential guide to Employment Relations as it is in New Zealand and covers such topics as employment law and human resource management so it is a must for academics, students, researchers and policy makers.

The New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research publishes original research papers, review papers, short communications, book reviews, letters, and forum articles. We welcome submissions on all aspects of aquatic science (including fisheries), with particular emphasis on Australasia, South America, Antarctica, and the Pacific. The journal’s subject matter includes ecology, taxonomy, aquaculture, genetics, biodiversity, bio-invasions, physical oceanography, limnology, hydrology, and aquatic chemistry.

Union catalog of digital resources which contains digital resources from open archive collections and represents multidisciplinary resources from more than 1,100 contributors worldwide. It also has records which contain a digital object link allowing users access to the object in a single click.

This international journal, launched in 1996, focuses on the rapidly developing methods and issues arising from the use of contemporary technology in fields such as multimedia, performance art, sound sculpture and electroacoustic composition. It provides a forum for engineers, composers, performers, computer specialists, mathematicians and music scholars to share the results of their research as they affect musical issues. Young researchers are particularly encouraged. As well as articles, often concentrating on a particular theme, the journal includes a major review section.

Popular Music is an international multi-disciplinary journal covering all aspects of the subject from the formation of social group identities through popular music, to the workings of the global music industry, or how particular pieces of music are put together. Relating to any kind of popular music, from the global commercial sphere to local folk or traditional music from any historical era or geographical origin, the journal carries articles by scholars from a large variety of perspectives. These include the anthropology of music, cultural studies, ethnomusicology, feminism, gender studies, geography, history, literature studies, media studies, musicology, sociology and any other disciplines or cross-disciplines that can be shown to have relevance to the subject. Each issue contains substantial, authoritative and influential articles, shorter topical pieces, and reviews of a wide range of books. Presenting scholarly debate and analysis, the journal keeps readers up to date with the latest developments in popular music research. Some issues are thematic. Topics include the musical construction of place; the characteristics, influences and social significance of New Orleans music; and gender/sexuality in relation to popular music. An annual annotated book list of popular music titles from around the world is also included.

Popular Music and Society, founded in 1971, publishes articles, book reviews, and audio reviews on popular music of any genre, time period, or geographic location. Popular Music and Society is open to all scholarly orientations toward popular music, including (but not limited to) historical, theoretical, critical, sociological, and cultural approaches. The terms "popular" and "society" are broadly defined to accommodate a wide range of articles on the subject.

The most comprehensive ABI/INFORM™ database, this comprises ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.

Science Direct combines authoritative, full-text scientific, technical and health publications with smart, intuitive functionality so that users can stay informed in their fields and can work more effectively and efficiently. Millions of publications from full-text journal articles to authoritative books. Elsevier’s stringent publishing standards guarantee quality publications. Journals are guided by eminent editorial boards and articles are rigorously peer-reviewed.

Scope: Contemporary Research Topics (Art & Design) is peer-reviewed and published annually in November by Otago Polytechnic/Te Kura Matatini ki Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

We are a new Ministry dedicated to supporting any child in New Zealand whose wellbeing is at significant risk of harm now, or in the future. We also work with young people who may have offended, or are likely to offend.

Our belief is that in the right environment, with the right people surrounding and nurturing them, any child can, and should flourish.

Based in Cambridge, England and independently owned, we've been delivering our quality monthly print magazine since 1985. This web site houses our continually expanding archive of highly informative articles that chart the impact of technology on the music production and recording processes.

Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 periodicals. In addition, 96% of journals indexed in the database are peer-reviewed. Topics include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education.

‘Te Ara’ in Māori means ‘the pathway’. Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand offers many pathways to understanding New Zealand. It is a comprehensive guide to the country’s peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society.

WorkSafe New Zealand (WorkSafe) is the work health and safety regulator. In addition, other government agencies (called designated agencies) can be designated to carry out health and safety regulatory functions for certain work.

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