Researcher's checklist

If you are new to research at CSU, you may wish to work through this checklist to ensure that you are making the best use of Library resources and services.

First steps

Our systems and resources

Primo search

Find out how to use Primo Search to effectively:

  • Find books, eBooks, journals and journal articles
  • Request books and copies
  • Renew loans, check your library record and place interlibrary loan requests

Journal databases

Find out How to use journal databases to:

  • Locate key journal databases related to your research area
  • Use Boolean search techniques, proximity searches and truncation to make your searches more effective

Keep up to date

Find out how to keep up to date with literature in your field of research by creating search and table of content (ToC) alerts.

Google Scholar

Find out how to use Google Scholar and set your preferences to display links to full text content available from the Library’s online journals, and export references to EndNote

Citation databases

Find out how to use specialised citation databases such as Web of Science (WoS) or Scopus, to:

  • Search for journal articles, books, conference papers and patents
  • Conduct cited reference searches in order to find, check and track citation data year-by-year

Publishing your research and determining its impact


How to comply with copyright at CSU, and manage your copyright and intellectual property.

Establishing a researcher profile

Find out how to establish a researcher profile using Google Scholar, Web of Science (WoS), Scopus or ORCID to establish a unique identifier associated with all your publications, promote your research and connect with other researchers

How to use EndNote

Use the EndNote guide for information about:

  • Managing your references and associated electronic documents
  • Easily adding in-text citation and reference lists