Friday, January 20, 2017

ProQuest Downtime

Due to scheduled maintenance, ProQuest products will be unavailable from 12-8pm on Sunday, the 29th of January. The maintenance will launch worldwide to upgrade infrastructure, enhance security and maintain reliability of the ProQuest products.
The following services will be temporarily offline during the maintenance window:
  • All ProQuest journal databases
  • All ProQuest eBooks (including those formerly EBL and ebrary)
For alternative access to information during this time, check out our other journal databaseseBook collections, and of course, Primo Search. And as always, Contact Us if you need any help.

Monday, January 16, 2017

HDR & Researcher Online training calendar now available!

Attention researchers, teaching staff & HDR students! If you’re looking to brush up your research skills, the Research Office has just released their Professional Development Calendar for 2017.
The Library provides a wide range of training for HDR students, researchers and teaching staff through the Research Office program, including 
  • Library databases 
  • EndNote
  • Researcher Profiles
Library liaison staff can also provide training individually or to small groups, in your workspace, remotely via teleconference or Skype, or using the CSU Online Meeting tool. You’ll find more information about the support we provide on our Induction & training page.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Watch documentaries and movies anytime, anywhere for class

We are pleased to announce the library has a subscription to a new online streaming service, Kanopy Streaming.

"The youtube or netflix of the education sector" Kanopy Streaming provides us access to over 26,000 films and documentaries.

Films and documentaries can be searched for by title or subject, from agriculture to health, engineering to dental science, movies to alternative media.

Kanopy documentaries and films can be viewed on a range of devices and web browsers any time, any where. Films can be shared, clips and playlists created, You can share films, create clips or teaching playlists, and embed them into Canvas.

To access Kanopy Streaming, go straight to their website and select your institution as CSU and start browsing! You'll find their movies and documentaries and videos will soon  be discoverable in Primo Search

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New Year, New Titles!

Did you know that your CSU Library has a New Titles page? It's updated weekly, and it showcases all of our new resources, across all different formats! You can even view the list by format, or call number/subject area!
Why not check them out? And while you're there, you'll also find a link where you can suggest new material, just in case there's something you think we've missed!  

Friday, January 06, 2017

Workplacement and your Library

The staff at all CSU Libraries would like you to enjoy your workplace training as much as possible, so we've done some things to make your experience with the Library as stress free as possible while you're away on prac.

When borrowing while on workplace learning:
  • You are eligible for extended borrowing for the length of your placement, plus one week. Enquire at the Ask Us Desk before going on placement so we can extend your due dates to avoid Library fines!
  • You can request books, AV materials, kits, DVDs, and scanned book chapters while on placement via the Workplace Learning Form
  • We will post books to you via Australia Post for free, however return postage is your responsibility.
  • We ask that you return items in padded bags or in person to your closest campus Library.
If you're not having any luck finding the resources you need, as always, Our friendly staff will be more than happy to help! If you return to Uni after your workplace training and find you have fines for loans used during this time, please contact our Librarians using the Contact page on our website to get these fines waived.