Software purchase or download

Here are some of the computer software available from the University for installation on a personal device.


EndNote is a database programme for storing and managing bibliographic references.

It can be downloaded for Work at Home use by postgraduate students and staff for $7.

There is more information about EndNote and other reference management tools available to staff and students.

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NVivo (Windows and Mac) is available free to University of Auckland staff and students for download from the QSR website. Software installation is to be undertaken by the user, please check system requirements. The University does not provide support for software installation on personally owned computers.

Licence Expiry

The NVivo licence is renewed on an annual basis. You will be required to update the authorisation code of your software every January to continue using this software. The latest NVivo renewal codes are available online.

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RefWorks is a free web based tool for storing and managing bibliographic references.

Visit the RefWorks webpages for more information.

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A version of SAS is available free via the SAS website.

To obtain the free download:

If you are currently enrolled in a Department of Statistics course and have issues with SAS download or have more complex SAS requirements please email for assistance.

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SPSS and AMOS are available to the University of Auckland students through download purchase from OnTheHub. Postgraduate students can purchase the latest version of SPSS and AMOS each for a discounted annual cost. The software can be downloaded to Windows or MAC computers. Undergraduate students can purchase a Grad Pack through OnTheHub or Hearne Scientific.

Students must sign in with their University username and password before clicking “Start Shopping”. Software available to you will then be displayed under the various tabs, i.e., Staff, Students, Postgraduate Students, Undergraduate Students. Select the software you wish to download and the activation code will be sent to you to activate the license (either the code will show up in your account history on OnTheHub site for Postgraduate Students or be sent by Hearne Scientific directly for Undergraduate students).

Software installation is undertaken by the student as the University does not provide support for software installation on personally owned computers.

License Validation Period

Each version is applicable for one year, updated at the beginning of each year. To continue using SPSS or AMOS, users will need to purchase another download from OnTheHub. On this site, you can also purchase the previous version code to update a current install.

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Other software (OnTheHub)

Other software may be purchased or downloaded from OnTheHub. Purchase or download of some software is dependent on enrolment in specific courses.

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