Join library workshops

The online library workshops below are run throughout each teaching session.

After you register

Once you have registered for a workshop you will receive an Eventbrite confirmation email. Keep this email - it has the link to access the workshop.

These workshops are presented in a webinar format via Zoom. If you have a disability or medical condition and require assistance to participate, please contact the Library's Disability Liaison team for accessibility options.

Contact the Library with your questions and keep an eye out for the next round of scheduled workshops to attend at a time that suits you.

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Recordings and resources

Introduction to library services

Are you new to Charles Sturt or returning to study after a break? This workshop will introduce you to Charles Sturt Library’s services and resources and show you how to find scholarly material for your assignments.

Duration: 1 hour

Using eBooks

eBooks can be a great alternative to print books, and the Library has more than 100,000 ebooks in our collection. This workshop covers finding, accessing, and using eBooks for study.

Duration: 1 hour

Library Research: Finding Journal Articles

So, you have spotted the terms ‘journal’, ‘journal articles’ and ‘peer reviewed’ in your subject outline. But what are they and how do you locate them?

This introductory workshop will explain: the concept of peer-review; how to analyse your assessment question to develop a basic search strategy; how to find scholarly journal articles in Primo Search; and how to check a journal article’s peer-review status.

Duration: 1 hour

Library Research: Using Library Databases

Library databases can be rather daunting, but they are incredibly useful assets.

Learn about: What databases are and why they are useful; selecting an appropriate database to meet your information needs; using the EBSCOhost and Informit platforms to locate relevant resources for a topic; and refining your searches using effective search strategies and techniques.

Duration: 1 hour

Library Research: Advanced Database Searching

Are you ready to use databases at a more advanced level? This workshop covers advanced searching and the more sophisticated features of databases.

Learn about: Using thesaurus lists and terms in your search; some more advanced features of databases; changing databases within a platform; and creating a personal account to save and retrieve a search.

Duration: 1 hour

EndNote for PC

This workshop will show you how to use EndNote to store and manage references, attach a PDF of an article to its reference, and insert in-text citations and reference-list entries in a Word document.

Duration: 1 hour

EndNote for Mac

This workshop will show you how to use EndNote to store and manage references, attach a PDF of an article to its reference, and insert in-text citations and reference-list entries in a Word document.

Duration: 1 hour

Promote yourself online

Stand out from the crowd by cultivating and maintaining a proactive and professional online presence. In this workshop we’ll discuss the dos and don’ts of professional online profiles and what this would look like using LinkedIn and Twitter.

Duration: 1 hour

Protect yourself online

As we increasingly live our lives online it is important to ensure your online presence is secure and your information is organised. Join us to learn tips and strategies for safely participating in online communities, and legally and effectively managing your online information.

Duration: 1 hour