Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Library support for students going on Workplace learning?

Are you getting ready to do your workplace learning? You may also know this as fieldwork, clinical placement, professional learning... Let us help you get organised!

Before leaving for your placement, you can:
  • Borrow items such as books, kits, AV materials, DVD's for the length of your placement, plus one week. Enquire at the Ask Us Desk at your campus library
  • Borrow items up to one week prior to leaving your campus

While on placement, you can:
  • Request items such as AV material, kits, DVD's and books to be sent to you and/or scanned book chapters and journal articles to be emailed to you
  • Submit your requests using the Workplace Learning Form.
  • Receive your requested items from the Library via Australia Post, for free (within Australia), however return postage if your responsibility 
If you aren't having any luck finding resources, as always, please Contact us! Our friendly staff are here to help you!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

New CSU guide for HSC Students

Students sitting the Higher School Certificate this year are benefiting from a new resource-rich website created by the CSU Library, with direction from Mr Paul Grover, lecturer in the CSU School of Education. The CSU guide for HSC students offers subject specific learning resources, information and advice that will help students preparing for the HSC.

Included in the guide are:
  • Links to past exams and study guides
  • Tips for finding and evaluating online information
  • Free online resources for each year 12 subject or stream
  • Free multidisciplinary resources.

The guide was designed to fill a gap that existed for HSC students seeking resources for at-home study. The guide has proved to be a success with over 12,500 hits in its first 50 days! Paul Grover declared "The huge success of the site with students highlights its value for their own study prior to the HSC exams next month".

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Australian Reading Hour

Thursday, September 14, 2017, is the Australian Reading Hour, so stop what you are doing for one hour and pick up a book. There is no set time, so just when it suits you! Why read? Reading is invaluable!

The Australian Library and Information Association encourages Australians to either rediscover or introduce themselves to the benefits of reading. In children, it has been shown to help with identity formation, setting them up for success in the future. In adults, it has been shown to reduce stress by 68%, more than listening to music, going for a walk or having a cup of tea.

Take a look at Primo Search to discover a world of reading possibilities for Australian Reading Hour.

Friday, September 08, 2017

Updated Service Disruption: D&B Business Browser

UPDATE 12 September 2017
Access has been restored. Thanks for your patience while the resource was unavailable.

D&B Business Browser (Avention OneSource) is currently unavailable.  See the Business Library Resource Guides for alternative resources.

Our apologies for the inconvenience. Please contact us if you need assistance.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Endnote workshops, register now!

Just in time to help with your final assignments for Session 2, the Library will be running Online Library Workshops introducing EndNote. EndNote is 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 an EndNote Resource Guide that answers commonly asked questions and steps you though the process of setting up your EndNote library and inserting citations and references correctly.

Workshops run for one hour and are for all students, so whether you are an online student or on campus, you can be attended from anywhere. All you will need is a mobile device or desktop computer and a good internet connection. You will need to register to ensure you receive your email detailing how to join the workshop.

Upcoming EndNote Workshops:

Getting Started with EndNote (PC users) - Monday 11 September @ 1pm
Take a lot of work out of referencing and save time on your essay writing, by learning how to use the bibliographic management software EndNote. This session is designed for students who are new to EndNote and who use a PC.

Getting More Out of EndNote (PC users) - Monday 18 September @ 1pm
Do you already use EndNote but would like to learn more? This workshop covers some of the more advanced features of using EndNote.

EndNote for Mac - Wednesday 13 September @ 12pm
This session is designed for students who have never used EndNote and who use a Mac. This workshop will have you up and running, in no time.

Before entering any of the online workshops, ensure you have selected your preferred audio listening device to avoid any lack of sound issues in the workshop. Any issues, please contact us.