Finding your subject readings – a few tips!

As you make your way through this session, you’re probably being regularly directed to subject readings. If you’re having trouble finding your readings, or are unsure how to access them, here are a few tips to help you out.

eReserve contains copyright compliant scanned copies of material including book chapters and journal articles that are not otherwise available online. They’ve been requested by your lecturer specifically for your subjects.

Finding eReserve readings in Primo Search is as simple as clicking on the ‘Subject Reserve’ tab, entering your subject code (no spaces) and clicking “Search”.

Click on ‘View Online’ to access the document. When prompted enter your CSU username and password.You’ll then have a PDF file of the reading that you can save and print as you require.

In December Primo Search will be upgraded as the Library moves to a new management system. If you find a link to a recommended reading that no longer works try the following tips:

When you have been given the full reference information

Books: Use Primo Search to search for the book title.
Book chapters: Use Primo Search to search for the chapter title, or try searching for the book title.
Articles. Use Primo search to search for the article title, or try searching for the journal title and use the volume and issue numbers to locate the article from the journal home page.
Websites: Use Google Search to search for the website title.
If you still can’t find it, contact the Library.
If you have a partial reference
Use Primo Search to search for the part that looks like a title.
If you still can’t find it, contact the Library or your subject coordinator. And if you only have the link and no reference details, ask you subject coordinator.