Have you discovered eReserve? eReserve is a large collection of electronic resources that support subjects offered at Charles Sturt University. These resources have been selected by lecturers and include journal articles, book chapters and links to databases. eReserve is available to CSU staff and students and can be accessed from any internet connected computer.
To access eReserve, select ‘reserve’ from the Library Home Page and search by subject code. The articles are available as pdf documents and can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader. If there is nothing on eReserve for a particular subject, material can be browsed in related subjects.
eReserve usage is enormous, with the highest weekly usage being 20,780 uses during the week ending 9th August. The average weekly usage to date is 9,697. The single most popular file, with a whopping 21,483 uses so far this year, is a chapter from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. On average this file is used 715 times a week, that’s 7.4% of the total average use of eReserve, attributable to a single file.
Information for academics
To have information made available on eReserve, contact either the Learning Materials Centre (LMC) or the Library. Contact the LMC if print materials are to be digitised and contact Karen Fitzpatrick, Manager of Collection Development, at the Library for material already digitised. Email Karen the details of the journal, article, database in which article appears, subject code, lecturer’s name and the relevant semester. Please keep in mind copyright regulations and refer to CSU’s Copyright page for more information or contact the Copyright Coordinator, Kerry Peterson, at the Library.