Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Getting ready for Session 2

Session 2 starts on Monday 10th July and now is a good time to get prepared for your studies. If you are a new to CSU - welcome!


The Library can help you get off to a great start for session 2. Here are a few tips to help you on your way:

How to find your prescribed text:

  • From your subject outline (in Interact 2), look up Prescribed Test/Text and Learning Materials, click on Show

Where to find text books:

Get ahead with your course readings:

  • Use the course code to search Primo for eReserve readings

How to find resources:

How to get the latest news on research, study tips, events, services and new resources:

You can follow us on -
And don't forget, you can always get assistance online or face to face! Join us for:
Best wishes for a great Session 2!!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Sydney CBD Workshops

CSU Library, ALLaNs and Study Skills, as part of a CSU Outreach initiative, will be holding Sydney CBD workshops  to develop your academic literacy and learning skills. The workshops will be held on the 4th and 19th of July, and will help you get the most out of the Library for your research.

On the 4th of July the Library workshops will be held at the CSU Study Centre, and will include:
  • Get started with the Library
  • Introduction to EndNote 
On the 19th of July the Library workshops will be held at the Ultimo TAFE Campus, and will include:
  • Introduction to library research
  • Searching library databases for journal articles
  • Introduction to EndNote.
You'll find more details about the locations, and what each workshop involves, on the events' registration pages. So come along to these free events to build your confidence and study skills. The team will give you their insights, and lots of study tips, to help you can reach your full potential. Register now!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Online Library Workshops for Session 2: learn how to get more out of your Library

Online Library Workshops are designed for new and existing students and will help you learn how to get the most out of the Library. 

You'll learn all the amazing services the library offers, in:

Introduction to Library Services Workshop - 4 July, 12pm & 6 July, 6pm
You'll learn:

  • request books from other campuses
  • scans of book chapters emailed to you 
  • books posted to your home address and back to us for free (If you're a distance education student)
  • librarian information and research help


 Finding Online Journal Articles workshop - 11 July, 12pm & 6pm
  • locate the information Google cannot find
  • find they types of scholarly information required for assignments

Using Library Databases workshop - 20 July, 1pm & 6pm
  • use library databases for advanced searching
  • advanced search techniques
  • find out when your favourite journal has a new edition available
Using eBooks Workshop - 13 July, 12pm & 6pm
  • find eBooks
  • read eBooks online 24/7
  • download, save, copy and print from eBooks

We'll show you how to say goodbye to referencing headaches with EndNote:

EndNote for Mac - 27 July, 1pm & 6pm
Learn how to:
  • create an EndNote Library
  • add and edit references
  • import references from Primo Search and databases
  • use Cite While You Write to insert and remove a citation and a reference list entry in Word


We'll show you how to manage social media to create a professional profile:


Learn to Connect workshop Developing your Personal Learning Network (PLN) - 1 August, 6pm
You will learn:
  • how a personal learning network can raise your professional profile
  • keep on top of professional development opportunities
  • connect with other professionals
Learn to Connect workshop Managing your online information              - 8 August, 6pm
This workshop demonstrates and explores:
  • applications to manage professional information for study and collaboration
  • evaluate online material
  • understand how copyright affects you

Workshops run for one hour, accessed over the Internet. You'll need to pre-book to ensure you receive an email detailing how to join the workshop.
Students can register for workshops via this link:

Issues registering? Contact us!

Welcome to Res Schools!

Are you heading our way for a Residential School this June? CSU campus Libraries will be open and our staff are always ready to help! This session, Res Schools run from Monday 19th June to Saturday 8th July 2017.

During your stay at CSU, Library staff can help you with:
And so much more – all you have to do is AskUs!

Albury, Wagga and Bathurst Libraries will have extended opening hours during Residential Schools, while the Port Macquarie, Dubbo and Orange Campus Libraries are now open 24/7. Get to know your campus library by taking a virtual tour.

Follow these links to find out what is available at the Albury-WodongaWaggaBathurst and Orange campus Libraries.  Our Learning Commons have 24/7 spaces that offer access to PCs, Macs, wireless Internet, personal lockers, parent's room, assistive technology facilities, a kitchenette and more.
The Learning Commons also have Print/Copy/Scan facilities on all campuses which are fully integrated with your CSU card.

Make sure you bring your CSU card so you can access your on-campus accommodation and the Learning Commons 24/7, borrow books and print.  Haven’t applied for your CSU card yet? Apply online today.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Give the gift of life, Donate blood!

The 12th - 18th of June is Blood Donor Week! People of all walks of life need blood products. Some need it to get them through a serious event in their lives, like cancer or a dangerous pregnancy. Others have medical conditions which mean they need blood products regularly to stay alive or be healthy. It only takes an hour to donate blood, but it could change someone's life. 
If you're an Internal Student or Staff Member of CSU, most of our campuses are visited by a Mobile Donor Centre. If you're an Online Student and would like to give blood, check out the Australian Red Cross Blood Service website to search for a Donor Centre near you. 

Did you know that your blood is surprisingly versatile, and the blood you donate can be made into 22 different medical treatments? If you'd like more info on what your blood is used for, or are wondering what happens when you donate blood, some great fact sheets have been written by the Red Cross to guide you through the process of giving blood and how your blood is used

If you're studying one of our Medical Science and Dentistry, Allied health and Pharmacy, or Nursing Midwifery and Indigenous health courses, and are interested in the research behind blood donation, there are plenty of results in Primo Search to get you started!

Remember, 1 in 3 people will need blood in their lifetime, while just 1 in 30 people currently donate. You can do something about this statistic!

Friday, June 09, 2017

Library Client Survey Prize Winners Announced

In May we ran our biennial Library Client Survey asking for feedback to help us review and improve library services. The survey ran for 4 weeks, and during that time we received almost 4000 completed responses. We would like to thank all participants and congratulate the prize winners.

$200 cash prize: Tejaswani, Mark, Natalie, and Vamshi.
$50 Co-Op Bookshop vouchers: Haylee, Iyad, and Robyn

If you're wondering what comes of the feedback we receive from our client surveys, you can find out how we responded to our last survey's feedback here. Results from this year's survey will be published soon.