Friday, November 17, 2017

Everything EndNote

Just in time to help with your assessments for Session 3, the Library will be running Online Library Workshops introducing EndNote. EndNote is a bibliographic software package to help manage references and automatically inserts citations and references into word documents.

EndNote is compatible with both Macs and PCs and is free to download for CSU staff and students. We have four different workshops coming up to help you successfully maneuver your way through EndNote:

Getting started with EndNote:
• Create an EndNote Library
• Add and edit references
• Import references from Primo Search and databases
• Construct a bibliography

EndNote for Mac - All the above, plus:
• Attach PDFs to references and annotate PDFs
• Create, manage, and use groups within your EndNote Library
• Use Cite While You Write to insert & manage citations/reference list entries.

Getting more out of EndNote:
• For PC users - Import references from Informit, OVID & Google Scholar
• Attach and annotate PDFs
• Create, manage, and use groups within your EndNote Library
• Use Cite While You Write

This Session we have an exciting new work shop running, called EndNote in an hour! This covers all the information in the Getting started with, and Getting more out of Endnote workshops - all in 1 hour.

These workshops are free, and usually run for one hour. They are for all students, so whether you're an online or on campus student, you can join in from anywhere. All you will need is a mobile device or desktop computer and a good internet connection. Please register before the workshop, to ensure you receive your email detailing how to join the class.

If you have any trouble registering for these workshops, please Contact Us for help from one of your Librarians. Hope to see you there!

We also have an EndNote Resource Guide that answers commonly asked questions, and steps you though the process of setting up your EndNote library. This guide also covers inserting citations and references correctly. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Primo Search upgrade: save your Search History

Primo Search is being upgraded. Searches saved for re-use or as alerts will not be migrated to the new version of Primo. If you wish to retain details of complex searches follow the instructions below to copy the details for later reference.
  1. Login to Primo Search 
  2. Click on My Library Record 
  3. Click on Search History 
  4. Select ‘Saved searches and alerts’ 
  5. Click on the ‘Search name’, e.g. Blended or flexible learning, to run that Saved Search 
  6. Copy the search string, e.g. "higher education" AND (blended OR "flexible learning") and paste it into a Word or Pages (Mac) document for future reference. Taking a note of how the search results may have been refined. 

If you have any questions about the upgrade or how to save your information please contact us.

Primo Search upgrade: what it means for you

On 4th December 2017 Primo Search will be upgraded to a new and improved interface!

Before the launch of the new interface there are three things to be aware of:
  1. InterLibrary Loans You will not be able to submit Inter Library Loan requests from 22 November to 6 December.
  2. My Library Record From 5pm Friday 24 November to Sunday 3 December you will be unable to log into My Library Record. To place digitization and hold requests during this period please use the Temporary Request Form in Primo Search.
  3. Search HistoryYour Search History will not migrate to the new Primo Search interface. If you wish to retain a copy of this information, please do so before 24 November. To save your search history follow these instructions.
We’ll let you know what to expect from the new interface closer to the launch.

If you have any questions about the upgrade or how to save your information please contact us

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Remembrance Day

On Remembrance Day, we remember all the Australian men and women who have served in war and peacekeeping activities. It's is observed at 11am on 11 November, which is when the hostilities of the First World War officially ended in 1918.

This year marks the 99th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914-18). So take a minute (or two) at 11am today to remember the great and selfless sacrifice, our men and women made and in doing so, has died or suffered for Australia's cause in all wars and armed conflicts.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Get ready for session 3

Welcome to Session 3, which starts on Monday 13th November! So here are some tips from the Library to help you get started.

Student ID Card
If you haven't already, apply for your student ID card. This card allows you to borrow books and resources from our Campus Libraries.

Most subjects have a combination of prescribed and recommended textbooks which will be listed on your subject outline.

Your subject outline may also list eReserve readings. These can include scanned articles or book chapters available online through Primo Search. To locate your readings simply search your subject code in Primo.

Online Library Workshops
Explore the library services available to you by registering for our Online Library Workshops. These workshops run from 8 November until 12 December. They run mainly during the day (lunchtimes) and mostly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Training tutorial & video
Take a look at our video which will help you learn about the major services and systems that the library offers.

Library Orientation
If you are a new student to Charles Sturt University - Welcome. You may find the Library Orientation helpful.

Library Help and Contacts
Needing help finding information? There are lots of ways to contact us for assistance.

Here are some other CSU services which can assist you during your time at University:
  • Student Central provides a first point of contact service to currently enrolled students representing the division and schools of the University.

Help is always available. Develop your study skills or explore CSU Services and Support. Good luck with your studies!

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Online Library Workshops coming soon

New and continuing students can learn how to get the most out of your CSU Library through our Online Library Workshops. By participating in these online classes, you'll get a great start to the new session by learning about the many services the Library offers. The workshops on offer this session are:

Introduction to Library Services - Mon. 6th Nov. 1pm, Wed. 8th Nov. 6pm 
  • Are you new to CSU or returning to study? The Library offers a wide range of services and scholarly resources designed to support you in your studies. Find out what they are!
Finding Online Journal Articles - Tues. 14th November, 1pm
  • You’ve spotted the words 'journal', 'journal articles' and 'peer reviewed' in your subject outline. What do these things mean? Come and learn how to find journals and articles.
Using eBooks - Wed. 15th November, 1pm
  • eBooks can be a great alternative to print books, for both online and on-campus students. CSU Library has over 100,000 eBooks in our collection, so why not learn how to take advantage of them?
Using Library Databases - Tues. 24th November, 1pm
  • Library databases can be really useful, but also rather daunting, so join us to explore some of the search techniques and features that you can use.
Getting Started with EndNote (PC users) - Tues. 28th November, 1pm
  • Take a lot of the work out of referencing, and save time on your essay-writing, by learning how to use EndNote.
Getting More out of EndNote (PC users) - Tues. 5th December, 1pm
  • Are you getting the most out of EndNote? This workshop will show you how to import references, use cite while you write, plus much more!
EndNote in an Hour! (PC users) - Wed. 22nd November, 1pm
  • Are you short on time and want to learn about EndNote? This workshop combines our two popular EndNote for PC workshops into one, and covers the content in ONE HOUR!
EndNote for Mac - Wed. 29th November, 12pm
  • Are you a Mac user and would like to learn how to get the most out of EndNote? This workshop will get you started and show you more.
Learn to Connect: Developing your Personal Learning Network - Wed. 6th December, 1pm
  • Social media is now a part of our everyday life. Used correctly, it can assist you in your studies and professional career. Learn use social media to create an online professional profile.
Learn to Connect: Managing your Online Information - Tues. 12th December, 1pm
  • So, you’ve created your professional online persona and are getting a lot of data coming your way. How do you keep track of it? This workshop explores some easy solutions.
All our workshops are free, run for one hour, and are accessed over the internet. You'll need to register before the workshop, to ensure you receive an email detailing how to join the class. If you have any issues registering, please contact us. Hope to see you there!