The Te Waharoa VUW tool is the Victoria University of Wellington’s search tool designed to help locate library materials.
There are so many things you need to know about this VUW tool and I am here to help you understand all the things you need to know. I have previously published a couple of posts about the Victoria University of Wellington including How to book VUW study rooms and How to find VUW past exams papers.
This article is about the Te Waharoa VUW tool is yet another interesting thing that you must know.
Kindly check the table of content below. It shows the overview of the page. You can click on any of the titles to jump to the particular article.
Te Waharoa VUW tool
The Te Waharoa VUW tool as I said earlier in my introduction, is a search tool designed to help locate items from the VUW library’s online resources. All the Victoria University of Wellington’s electronic resources are accessible via this tool.
Using the Te Waharoa VUW tool, you can access files including:
- Musical scores
- Journals and articles
- Magazines, Newspapers, and more.
This tool is only accessible by the Victoria University of Wellington students and staff only. Other institutions can not use this platform.
How to use the Te Waharoa search tool
To use this VUW library search tool, you must be a student of the Victoria University of Wellington with an account. This account is what you will use to access what you want from the library.
If you have that in place, simply visit the VUW library link >>>> https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/library. You should land on a page similar to the one in the image below.
Make sure “Te Waharoa” is selected on the tabs at the left of the search bar. type anything you want to search for in the library catalog and hit the “search” button.
Some amazing features of the Te Waharoa
As you can see, the Te Waharoa VUW search tool is not like any of the regular search tools you know. It has some amazing features that make it stand out from other similar tools.
Let us quickly look at some of the amazing features that come with the Te Waharoa VUW search tool.
1. Advanced search
It has an advanced search option that allows you to narrow down your search with unique search criteria. This not only makes it easier for you to find what you looking for but also makes it easier for you to avoid scrolling through unnecessary search results.
Some of the unique criteria include database category, search by author, by creation date, by a text or line of texts contained in the document you want to see, etc.
You can combine multiple criteria for a single search and this makes you find what you are looking for faster.
2. Log in for better features
If you log into the Te Waharoa VUW search tool, you get even more features. There are many features of the tool that helps make your search easier if you log in using your network logins.
- You will get access to full-text content from your search results.
- The system automatically saves your search results into your account so you can always go back to browsing the results when needed.
- You can even set up an alert system that notifies you whenever there is new content available.
- If you have items on loan, you can easily renew your items using the Te Waharoa VUW search tool.
- You can also export citations directly to referencing software if you are logged in.
These are some of the amazing features you can utilize when using the Te Waharoa.