Researcher's Checklist

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.

Have you:

  • Made sure that you have a current student/staff ID card? You'll need this to borrow material at the library and for printing, copying and scanning in the library.
  • Checked the Library Orientation Toolbox? Worked out where we are located and when we're open?

Do you know how to:

  • Use Primo Search effectively to find items, place holds, place interlibrary loan requests, renew items and check your library record?
  • Save searches, create journal table of contents (TOC) and search alerts for your research topics and use the more advanced functions on databases?
  • 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?
  • Create a researcher profile? Establishing a unique identifier associated with all your publications, and setting up an online profile to promote your publications and connect with other researchers.

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