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Kaimahi: Wintec Research kete o te wānanga: Research at Wintec

In line with Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) requirements, our students benefit from our academic staff being active researchers who keep abreast of and contribute to knowledge creation in their respective fields.

Research Rabbit

Great online tool for finding journal articles. Links to your Zotero Library.

Note. From "Welcome to ResearchRabbit" [video], by ResearchRabbit, 2021, August 10. YouTube. ( Copyright 2021 by ResearchRabbit.

How to Use AI for Research: for writing a literature review

Note. From "How to Use AI for Research: for writing a literature review" [video], by BU Cares, 2023, January 28. YouTube. ( Copyright 2023 by BU Cares.

Defining the Role of Authors and Contributors

How to talk about your research outputs

Note. From "How to talk about your research outputs" [video], by Researcher Development University of Glasgow, 2021, April 13. YouTube. ( Copyright 2021 by Researcher Development University of Glasgow.

Presenting Research Results: Presenting Results as Telling Stories

Note. From "Presenting research results: Presenting results as telling stories" [video], by Statistics for Sustainable Development, 2021, May 26. YouTube. ( Copyright 2021 by Statistics for Sustainable Development.

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If you need a book, article, or other material that is not available in the Wintec Library collections, your Subject Librarian can request it from another New Zealand library. 

Email to request an Interloan.

Online tools

NVivo 11: This is fairly easy and intuitive to use. This has a wide range of features such as the options to integrate with social media, Evernote (one place to store ideas), EndNote (reference manager), SurveyMonkey, and OneNote. Not only can you use this software for qualitative analysis but doing a literature review. 

Dragon Transcribing App

The most accurate professional-grade dictation service available on the market. Create templates, add custom words, and instantly dictate your documents – Dragon Anywhere will automatically adapt to how you speak. Download your one-week FREE TRIAL now! Trial converts to a monthly ($14.99) or annual ($149.99) subscription.


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Obsidian could also be a good software for recording your research project and organising your resources. Check out this YouTube video on how to get started on obsidian.


Miro (Online whiteboard) Sign up for free - Check out this youtube video on how to get started on Miro

Microsoft OneNote

One Note is a great tool to use to organise you data. Here is a YouTube video that could help.

Coidence Software

Covidence logo

Covidence is a systematic reviews production tool for title/abstract screening, full-text screening, data abstraction, and quality assessment. Covidence was designed by researchers familiar with the systematic review process in order to make conducting reviews more efficient. It is the primary screening and data extraction tool for Cochrane authors. 


Te Pūkenga/Wintec can support researchers in numerous ways:

The library can be a valuable resource for researchers at a higher learning institution, providing access to materials, research assistance, and a supportive environment that facilitates research and promotes scholarly communication.
                         1. It can provide access to a wide range of academic and scholarly materials, including books, journals, databases, and other resources that are necessary for research. This can be achieved through the library's acquisition and subscription of these materials or by providing access to them through inter-library loan services.
2. The library can offer research assistance services such as reference services, research consultations, and information literacy instruction to help researchers navigate and effectively utilise the resources available to them. These services can be tailored to meet the specific needs of researchers, including those working on specific projects or those who are new to the research process.
3. The library can provide a conducive environment for research, including quiet study spaces, access to technology, and specialized software or equipment for data analysis, visualisation, and other research needs. The library can also offer support for the dissemination of research findings through publishing and scholarly communication services, including open-access publishing, institutional repositories, and copyright management.

Research at Wintec:

Applied research projects that are responsive to the needs of industry and communities and have a real-world impact.
Relationships of trust with local communities, including Māori and Pacific communities, as well as with a global network of research collaborators.
Rangahau, undertaken by Māori, for Māori, as Māori, and in pursuit of conveying a Māori empirical perspective of the world.
Transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary work that brings together a range of perspectives, knowledge and understanding to solve complex theoretical and practical challenges.
Collaboration across the institute and with national and global partners, with the dual aim of learning from best research and innovation practice at all levels, and projecting Wintec and New Zealand’s capabilities into the global arena.

A Quick Tour of the ORCID Record

Note. From "A quick tour of the ORCID record" [video], by ORCID: Connecting Research and Researchersn, 2021, June 24. YouTube. ( Copyright 2021 by ORCID: Connecting Research and Researchers.

Finding articles and books at Wintec Library

How to find different types of quality resources

Library Databases


Google Scholar

Grey Literature


Ngā Pukapuka / Books and eBooks

Gamma: An alternative to Powerpoint for Presentations

Note. From "Gamma: AI for presenting ideas, beautifully" [video], by Gamma, 2023, March 27. YouTube. ( Copyright 2023 by Gamma.

Powered by AI


Rev Man Software

Download the software for free from Cochrane

RevMan Web is the online platform recommended for Cochrane intervention and flexible reviews. Log in to RevMan Web to access your review.

Copyright Disclaimer

Under YouTube’s terms of use, it is permissible to embed videos into a third party platform because it still links to the original video and statistical data is traced back to person or group that uploaded the video.

You Tube's Terms and Conditions:

You also grant each other user of the Service a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to access your Content through the Service, and to use that Content, including to reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works, display, and perform it, only as enabled by a feature of the Service (such as video playback or embeds). For clarity, this license does not grant any rights or permissions for a user to make use of your Content independent of the Service. (YouTube, 2022)

Contact Details

Research Office Contacts:

Jono Ryan - Research Operations Manager

Peter Maulder - Research Operations Manager

Aimee Pilkington - Research Officer Coordinator

Wintec Library Contacts:

Rachel Axcell - Liaison Librarian or

INQ13 | Linda Tuhiwai Smith and Eve Tuck - "Decolonizing Methodologies"

Note. From "INQ13: Linda Tuhiwai Smith and Eve Tuck: Decolonizing methodologies" [video], by The Graduate Center, CUNY, 2013, April 29. YouTube. ( Copyright 2013 by The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Working with iwi and hapū

Research impact: The impact cycle of research projects

Note. From "Research impact: The impact cycle of research projects" [video], by UMCG, 2020, October 24. YouTube. ( Copyright 2020 by UMCG.

Six ways to improve your research impact

Note. From "Six ways to improve your research impact" [video], by Wireless Future, 2022, February 13. YouTube. ( Copyright 2022 by Wireless Future.

Research with Impact

Note. From "Research with impact" [video], by Lancaster University Management School, 2022, May 22. YouTube. ( Copyright 2022 by Lancaster University Management School.


Click here for a YouTube video that can teach you how to do presentations in Powerpoint.


Journaling Apps

Contact Us

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