Use AUT articlelinker to find fulltext articles available through the library.

Library support for researchers

Specialist support is available from the Library for all researchers at AUT.

  • Access a wide range of information resources and develop research ideas
  • Discover possible research grants
  • Manage your research data
  • Manage references
  • Develop a publication strategy
  • Archive research outputs
  • Maximise research impact

The Library provides an extensive collection of information resources.

  • Learn how to develop a search strategy and get the most out of databases at a Getting Started with Library Research or a Systematically Searching Literature workshop.
  • Discover how to find influential research and researchers in your field by attending an Introducing Research Impact workshop or reading our online Research impact guide.
  • A Keeping up-to-date workshop and the Keeping up-to-date guide can help you use social media tools and email alerts to keep up to date with the latest in your research area, follow well-known authors in your field and get citation alerts for your own articles.
  • Identified a book or journal you feel the Library should purchase to support your research? Submit a Materials Request Form.

Librarians can help you develop search strategies, choose appropriate databases and find full text articles and books.

The Library subscribes to several databases of external funding opportunities:

Contact the University Research Office or your Faculty Research Office to find more research funding information. The Funding Opportunities & Calendar page on AUTi also provides useful information and links.

Research ethics

Find ethics forms, approval guidelines and procedures on the AUT Research ethics website.

Research methods

Research data management

Manage references

  • Use the APA referencing style guide as a reference for specific APA style questions. The Chicago and Harvard style guides are also available.
  • Features of the key reference management tools are summarised in this table. More help is available at a Choosing a Reference Manager workshop.
  • Learn to use EndNote at one of the Library’s EndNote Essentials and EndNote Extra Workshops. There is also a Mendeley workshop for any interested researchers.


  • Read the Getting Published guide or attend a Publishing your research workshop to learn how to use databases and online tools to choose a journal for publishing.
  • Contact your liaison librarian to discuss your publishing strategy and to find more information on open access licenses, license agreements and how to avoid predatory journals.
  • The Library's open access publishing platform Tuwhera hosts peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings and ebooks authored, edited and managed by academic staff at AUT. Check individual journals for their submission guidelines. If you would like us to host your open access journal on Tuwhera, please contact us.
  • AUT Library has signed up to several Read and Publish agreements (transformative agreements) since 2021. These agreements enable corresponding authors from AUT to publish open access with some of the major publishers at no cost to themselves or the faculty. Find more detail from the Read & Publish page.

Promote your research

  • Join researcher networks
  • Use researcher online profiles and researcher IDs. AUT staff are encouraged to sign up with ORCID
  • Keep your research profile on the AUT website updated by linking it to your research outputs in Research Elements
  • Make the author-accepted manuscript version of your peer-reviewed articles available in the AUT research repository Tuwhera

Your liaison librarians are able to provide advice on:

  • creating your research profiles and promoting your research
  • managing research IDs, such as ORCID and Scopus Author ID

Analyse your research impact

Report your research activities

Research Elements is AUT's internal system for ​collecting, managing and reporting on research outputs and related activities.

If you need any help with Research Elements please contact the University Research Office.

Archive your publications

Tuwhera is AUT's open access research repository. Tuwhera archives AUT staff research outputs and postgraduate theses, dissertations and some Masters research projects.

The AUT Open Scholarship Policy makes AUT research, specifically journal articles and published conference papers, open by default. When AUT faculty members publish an article, you are required to also make the author-accepted manuscript version available in Tuwhera.

Find out more about the policy and how it works.

If you would like to know more about depositing your research output or thesis/dissertation in Tuwhera, go to the Tuwhera website, or contact Scholarly Communications Librarian - Repository.

Contact us

Ann Chen

Research Support Team Leader 
Email: ann.chen@aut.ac.nz
Phone: 09 921 9999 ext.8573

AUT Open Scholarship Policy

AUT's research is open by default. Find out about the policy and what it means for you.

AUT code of conduct for research

AUT staff, students and academic visitors conducting research are expected to familiarise themselves with the AUT Code of Conduct for Research (PDF).