Monday, March 27, 2017

Library HDR Sessions

Are you a CSU Academic, or Higher Degree Research student? Have you set up your Researcher Profile yet? Need to set up an ORCID profile to get that grant? The Library is running training sessions that can help you!
Click on the links below to register for the session of your choice:

And while you're at it, if you'd like to have your say about Research Services in the Library, be sure to join our upcoming focus groups! Details can be found in your Faculty Research Bulletin, the Research Office Bulletin and What’s New & News.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Online Library Workshops - Encore Sessions

Due to the overwhelming success of our recent Online Library Workshops, CSU Library has decided to present a second round of OLWs. If you were unlucky enough to miss out on your chosen workshop at the beginning of Session, now is the time to register for the upcoming round.
For details regarding what each Workshop covers, and to register, follow the links below:
All workshops begin at 6pm sharp, and run for approximately 1 hour, with the exception of EndNote for Mac, which runs for 1.5 hours. 

Registrations are now open. And as always, Contact Us for more information, or should you need assistance.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Albury Gold Cup Race Day!

The CSU Albury-Wodonga Campus Library will be closed  Friday 24th March, from midday, due to the Albury Gold Cup. During the closure, students will still be able to access the Learning Commons 24 hour space, and of course, students should feel free to Contact Us via phone, chat, or email for assistance.
Happy racing, Albury-Wodonga Campus!

Monday, March 20, 2017

21 March is Harmony Day!

Our diversity makes Australia a great place to live. Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity – a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home. The message of Harmony Day is everyone belongs, the Day aims to engage people to participate in their community, respect cultural and religious diversity and foster sense of belonging for everyone.Australia is a vibrant and multicultural country — from the oldest continuous culture of our first Australians to the cultures of our newest arrivals from around the world. 
Our cultural diversity is one of our greatest strengths and is at the heart of who we are. It makes Australia a great place to live.Multicultural Australia is an integral part of our national identity. All people who migrate to Australia bring with them some of their own cultural and religious traditions, as well as taking on many new traditions. Collectively, these traditions have enriched our nation. Harmony Day is a great day to get involved in. 
CSU is celebrating Harmony Day with live music, free Harmony Day merchandise, free cupcakes and more! Keep an eye out for what's happening on your campus over the next few days.

SAGE Research Methods Video Trial

Until April 7, CSU Staff and Students will have access to a new Trial Database - Sage Research Methods Video.

Sage Research Methods Video is a collection of more than 500 online streaming videos (more than 125 hours) covering the research process, research methods, and statistics. Content includes tutorials, case study videos, expert interviews, and mini-documentaries. 60% of the videos are exclusive to SAGE, and transcripts are included.

SAGE Research Methods Video complements, and is actually part of, the broader SAGE Research Methods Online, to which CSU Library already subscribes. For the period of the trial you can also access the videos via SAGE Research Methods Online.

As is always the case, your feedback would be greatly appreciated. Please, take the time to take a look, and let us know whether or not you feel the resource would be a valuable addition to the CSU Library Collection by completing the feedback form.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Referencing Aaarrgghhh!!

As it's week three, most of you are probably getting ready to submit your first assignment, and experiencing the joys of referencing!.  Referencing is the acknowledgement of information sources in your work; it is the appropriate way to give credit to the original owner of an idea, piece of writing or creative work. All assignments at CSU are expected to be fully referenced unless advised otherwise.If you're having trouble with referencing the Library has a few tips that might help!

The Academic Referencing Tool (ART) provides detailed referencing examples for the referencing style - APA 6. The tool includes examples of in-text referencing, direct quotations, paraphrasing and footnoting. Bibliography/ Reference List and detailed style notes are also available.

Another great tool is the CSU APA Referencing Summary, A guide to referencing based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). This summary gives examples of the APA referencing style for a number of commonly used information sources. 

If you would like to explore using the EndNote software, you can check out the Library's EndNote resource guide. EndNote can be downloaded for free from the Library website, and can help you to cite your sources correctly and to organise your research and notes.

If you're in the Student Portal, try reading the Library's Referencing at CSU page for the whats, whys and hows of referencing, and a great range of links and videos that may help you with your sticky questions. If you have additional questions about referencing, please contact the ALLaN team, who are your resident referencing experts! Good luck!