Friday, November 24, 2017

Reminder: Primo Upgrade changes effective from today!

From 5pm Friday 24 November to Monday 4 December you will be unable to log into My Library Record. To make requests please use the Temporary Request Form.
Read more about the upgrade and what it means for you, and if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us

Online tools for study!

Social media is now part of our everyday life. Used correctly, it can assist you in your studies, as well as your professional career. If you are keen to use social media to create an online professional profile, the Library is running two workshops to help you develop your Personal Learning Network and manage your online information.

The first workshop is Learn to Connect: Developing your Personal Learning Network PLN, this online workshop is on Wednesday 6th December at 1pm AEDT. The workshop will go for one hour and will explore topics such as:

• the benefits of a PLN
• how a PLN can help keep your professional development up-to-date
• how to connect with others in your profession/field of study
• how to create accounts with three popular applications: LinkedIn, Twitter, and

The second workshop - Learn to Connect: Managing online information will run on Tuesday 12 December at 1pm AEDT. This one hour workshop will cover:
  • the OneNote and Pocket applications and how to use them for study and collaboration.
  • how to evaluate online material using the CRAP test (currency, reliability/relevance, authority, and purpose/point of view).
  • the legal issue of Copyright, and how you can re-use online material without getting into trouble!
 If you're interested in learning more about using social media to find, use and distribute information, check out the Library's Research Profile Library Resource Guide. Social media has many tools that allow you to do these things and more, all while you increase your profile and your social network. Interested - Register today for a workshop!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Finding your subject readings - a few tips!

As you make your way through this session, you're probably being regularly directed to subject readings. If you're having trouble finding your readings, or are unsure how to access them, here are a few tips to help you out.

eReserve contains copyright compliant scanned copies of material including book chapters and journal articles that are not otherwise available online. They've been requested by your lecturer specifically for your subjects.
Finding eReserve readings in Primo Search is as simple as clicking on the 'Subject Reserve' tab, entering your subject code (no spaces) and clicking "Search".

Click on ‘View Online’ to access the document. When prompted enter your CSU username and password.You'll then have a PDF file of the reading that you can save and print as you require.

In December Primo Search will be upgraded as the Library moves to a new management system. If you find a link to a recommended reading that no longer works try the following tips:

When you have been given the full reference information
Books: Use Primo Search to search for the book title.
Book chapters: Use Primo Search to search for the chapter title, or try searching for the book title.
Articles. Use Primo search to search for the article title, or try searching for the journal title and use the volume and issue numbers to locate the article from the journal home page.
Websites: Use Google Search to search for the website title.
If you still can’t find it, contact the Library.

If you have a partial reference
Use Primo Search to search for the part that looks like a title.
If you still can’t find it, contact the Library or your subject coordinator. And if you only have the link and no reference details, ask you subject coordinator.

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.