Monday, July 06, 2015

Welcome to CSU - Mid-Year Orientation

CSU Library staff would like to extend a huge welcome to all new and returning students and staff. 

Does it seem like only yesterday that we were welcoming you to Session 1?   Or perhaps it feels like years have passed since we began the academic year...  And here we all are preparing for Session 2!

For those of you returning, we trust you are rested from a lovely break.

If you are new to CSU we know it can be easy to feel overwhelmed, but do not fear! CSU's Online Orientation will help you tick all the boxes so you can feel super-organised and prepared before starting at CSU.

For those of you who are studying on campus, chances are you will be spending A LOT of time in the Library. Check out what your campus Library looks like by taking a virtual Library Tour.

If you are studying at Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Orange or Wagga Wagga you will have 24/7 access to information resources, technology, services and facilities in the Learning Commons. Amazing right?

CSU Learning Commons 24/7 spaces are great to study in!

No matter how or where you are studying, we have some great tips to help you get ready for your Session 2 studies in our Kick start your studies post.

Make sure you don’t forget to register for our Online Library Workshops, starting this week and they are perfect for on-campus and Distance Education students.

Library Staff are available to answer your questions in person, over the phone, by email or live chat. Ask us!

You can follow us on CSUSocial,  Facebook and Twitter to get the latest news on research and study tips, online library workshops, events, services and new resources.

Friday, July 03, 2015

NAIDOC Week in Albury-Wodonga

This year’s NAIDOC Week theme - We all Stand on Sacred Ground - reminds us of the deep and enduring connection that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have with land and sea.

Many places have important spiritual meanings to Indigenous people. Not only ceremonial grounds and rock art galleries but natural features, such as lakes, bays, rivers, mountains, and rocks.

The 2015 theme also reminds us of the continuing work of those people who strive to preserve the sacred and significant sites which are so linked to Indigenous culture. Fittingly, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the hand-back of Uluru to its traditional owners.

NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for all Australians to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture, and achievements. Events held locally in the Albury-Wodonga region are running all week starting Saturday 4th July. There’s a huge range of family, community, storytelling, sport, arts and theatre activities. Check the council website for event details and to see how you can participate this NAIDOC Week.

Starting your studies at CSU - Session 2 2015

Session two starts on Monday13th July and now is a good time to get prepared for your studies.

Here are a couple of tips:
1. Complete your Online Orientation.
2. Look for your prescribed (essential) textbooks.
3. Learn how the Library can help: Kick start your studies.
4.  Coming on-campus or live near a campus? Why not drop in and check out what's happening on Friday 10th July for Midyear Orientation.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Primal Pictures - Missing links!

Lecturers! Students! Do you have embedded links to these databases?
The links have changed so update your presentations and Interact2 notes to avoid missing links.

Browser support has also changed.

To access Anatomy TV (Primal Pictures) and Visible Body, use
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox, or
  • Safari
Anatomy TV (Primal Pictures) and Visible Body web applications require the Unity web player.
Chrome no longer supports the Unity Web Player.

If you need any help please contact the Library.
photo credit: Hodeskallen til Grønhellermannen via photopin (license)

Monday, June 29, 2015

Kick start your studies today! Session 2 is here!

Are you starting your studies today? Or, doing well, but wanting to get a little more organised?

The Library can help you get off to a great start for Session 2.
Remember to apply for your CSU ID Card so you can request and borrow books, and request scans:
  • Apply online
  • Activate your username and password online. Go to and click on 'Activate My Account'
Visit the Library Orientation Toolbox for:
  • a quick tour of the Library
  • news and updates
  • information on how to borrow, return, copy, print, scan and request items and journal articles
Did you know you can always get assistance online or face to face. Join us for:
Get ahead with your course readings:
Welcome to your Campus Library. When you need help, look for library staff in the green shirt:

or Ask a Librarian.
Follow us on Facebook, CSUSocial and Twitter today.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Learn how to use the library: register now for online workshops

Are you struggling to find the right information on the library website? Are you unsure how to request a book, or would you like to learn how to use Endnote to take the pain out of referencing?
Then you need our Online Library Workshops!

What are these workshops?

Our Online Library Workshops are for all students, studying by distance or on campus. Workshops are conducted over the internet and run for one hour. You will need to pre-book to ensure you receive your email detailing how to join the workshop.
Workshops will be held on the following topics:

Introduction to Library Services, Thursday 9th July & Tuesday14th July

More than just a place to borrow books, the library offers a wide range of resources and services designed to support you in your studies. Find out how to get the most out of library.

Finding Online Journal articles, Thursday 16th July

You've spotted the words "journal article" and "peer reviewed" in your subject outline. What do these things mean, and how do you find them?

Getting Started with Endnote (PC users), Tuesday 21st July

Take the pain out of referencing and get better marks for your assessments by learning how to use EndNote. Designed for students who have never used EndNote, will have you up and running in no time.

Getting more out of Endnote (PC users), Thursday 23rd July

Are you getting the most out of EndNote? More than just a referencing tool, EndNote is also invaluable for organising and managing your references, saving you valuable time and effort. This workshop builds upon the basics covered in Getting started with Endnote (PC users).

Getting Started with Endnote (Mac users), Tuesday 28th July

This session is designed for students who have never used EndNote and who use a Mac, will have you up and running with EndNote in no time.

Getting more out of EndNote (Mac users), Thursday July 30th

Are you getting the most out of EndNote? More than just a referencing tool, EndNote is also invaluable for organising and managing your references, saving you valuable time and effort. This workshop builds upon the basics covered in Getting started with Endnote (Mac users).

Register for the workshops, or contact the Ask a Librarian team for more information.
Staff and research students can sign up for the Library's Faculty Liaison training sessions.
Workshops are for Undergraduate and Postgraduate coursework students.