TE WAHAROA: INTRODUCTIONKoichi Inoue, Subject Librarian, Humanities
WHAT IS TE WAHAROA? Waharoa: (noun) entrance to a pā, gateway, main entranceway. Brand name for the discovery layer of the Victoria University of Wellington Library. Provides access to most of resources owned/subscribed by the Library.
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
HOW DOES IT WORK?
START SEARCHING Search first, then refine your search results. Type in the search box a title of a book, a journal article, etc. or your research topic. Avoid making questions such as What does Modernism mean? or How does the quantum theory work?, instead type Modernism or quantum theory.
TYPICAL SEARCH RESULTS
REFINING YOUR SEARCH You’ll find a gray pane to the left of your search results. Tick boxes in the pane to limit your search results. You can tick as many boxes as you like. Simply untick the boxes to remove the limits.
“REFINE YOUR SEARCH” PANE
OTHER SEARCH TIPS Phrase searching Use double quotation marks (for example, “European sovereign debt crisis”) to search two or more words as a phrase. Truncation Use the asterisk (*) to truncate words (for example, bank* will search for bank, bankers, banking, etc.). Boolean searching Te Waharoa supports AND, OR and NOT (type in CAPS). By default, all search terms are combined with AND. Specific searching Type as many search terms as you like to get specific results (for example, “European sovereign debt crisis” government bank* “credit rating” NOT Greece).
FINDING NEW ZEALAND ITEMS Type Zealand in the search box as well as your other search terms if you need material about New Zealand.
SELECTING THE SORT OPTION
EDITING YOUR SEARCH
GOING BACK TO YOUR PREVIOUS SEARCH Use your web browser’s “back button” or “history”. Te Waharoa does not save your search history.
FINDING YOUR SAVED ITEMS
EMAILING AND PRINTING
FORMATING A REFERENCE
STILL CAN’T FIND WHAT I NEED! Try the Library catalogue or a subject-specific database – check the Recommended Resources for options. Still can’t find what you need? Ask a Librarian