New to CSU?
If you have recently started as a researcher at CSU, you may want to work your way through our checklist so that you can make sure that you are getting the most out of your Library Service.
- Made sure that you have a current student/staff ID card? You'll need this to borrow material at the library and for photocopying in the library.
- Checked out the Library Orientation Toolbox? Worked out where we are located and when we're open?
Do you know how to:
- Locate journal databases that are important for your area of research?
- Save searches, create journal table of contents (TOC) and search alerts for your research topics and use the more advanced functions on databases?
- Set Google Scholar preferences to include links to CSU online journals, and allow you to save references to your EndNote library?
- Use specialised research databases such as ISI Web of Science (or Scopus) to conduct literature searches, work forwards through citing articles, backwards through references, and analyse results to determine the immediacy and impact of a scholarly work?
- Use Journal Citation Reports to determine journal impact factors?
- Locate information about the ERA initiative, and access the journal ranking lists for your discipline?