- Are you finding it hard to find information relevant to your subject?
- Don’t know which journal databases to use for finding information for your assessments?
- Like to know what professional resources are available freely on the Internet and are relevant to your course?
- We have created library guides (also called library resource guides) to help you with all of these questions.
What are library guides?
Library guides are a list of resources, study and research tools put together by the librarians in consultation with course coordinators. Library guides may be subject and course specific or general purpose.
Topic (course) library guides typically contain information on:
- Key texts for your course
- Journals and journal databases relevant to your discipline and assessments.
- Open access web resources including professional organisations
- Reference resources including encyclopaedias and dictionaries
- Latest news and media databases
- Study support; how to assess different sources of information, analysing your topic, finding, evaluating and organising information, academic writing and using the library.
- Researcher support
Subject library guides relate to a specific subject and are compiled to develop research skills. Sometimes they are even part of an assessment task!
They will typically contain information on:
- where to start – topic analysis
- how to find information in primo and journal databases
- finding full text
- evaluating information
- referencing and using endnote
- Endnote X7
- Information literacy – find and use quality information you need for your studies
- Introduction to eBooks
- Library services and resources
- Library services for teaching support
- Mobile devices for Study & Research
- Online resources for graduates
- Open Access Publishing & CSU Research Output (CRO)
- Research impact
- Researcher profile
- Screen reading resources for study
New guides are published regularly and guides are updated frequently. If you have suggestions for a new library guide, or think changes are needed, please contact us via web form or Ask a Librarian services.
Need help with finding library guides and making sense of them? Ask us, we’re here to help!