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Advanced Research

Scholarly Communication

The traditional system of scholarly communication is changing. The choice of where to publish research was once limited to conferences, or printed journals and books. Today those choices remain, but are joined by electronic options such as electronic journals, open access journals, online repositories and web sites. Researchers are discussing how technology can free them from the traditional modes of scholarly communication.

Scholarship and Scholarly Communication in the Electronic Age by Stanley Chodorow
EDUCAUSE Review
The Special Associate of the President for Instructional Technology at the University of California gives an overview of the scholarly communication system (and its flaws) and offers requirements for a healthy system.
January/February 2000


Grant Seeking Resources

  • Breakout - A database of awards, scholarships and grants to people in New Zealand.
  • Fundview - A database of community funding in New Zealand


Finding theses

Unitec theses are listed on the library catalogue and can be found by using unitec and thesis as keywords. They cannot be taken out of the library. Most theses completed since 2006 are available online. They can be found by following the links in the catalogue, or by searching the Unitec Research Bank.

We do have some theses completed through other institutions. These are treated as books, so are held in the main lending collection organised by Dewey number.

To find theses from other institutions, there are two main databases to look in (they can also be found under Library Databases A-Z list):

  • Dissertations and Theses - WorldCat 
    • US theses
    • 24 page preview
    • Some fulltext
  • Te Puna
    • National bibliographic database
    • All theses are listed automatically as part of library's holdings - just use thesis as one of your keywords and the institution or subject area.
Can theses be interloaned?

Yes, but they usually have the restriction that they can't leave the library once they are here. Overseas theses are often expensive - check with interloans librarian first!