Electronic books and journals

CSU's Library Services subscribe to eBook collections and Journal Databases.

eBooks must be used in accordance with their licence which generally allow CSU academic staff to provide students with links either to the book or an individual chapter.

eBook and electronic journal links can be embedded in Interact2 by creating links to Resources.

Internet Books and Journals

Students can be provided with links to legitimate books, book chapters, journals, or specific journal articles.

Some online books and journals are published under an Open Access or Creative Commons licence and can be used in accordance with the conditions of the licence.

If you unsure about the legitimacy of a resource please contact the library for assistance.

Print books and journals

CSU holds a current Part VB Statutory licence which allows the University to copy and communicate print materials, provided following conditions are met and the Part VB notice displayed.

  • Print books: 10% OR 1 chapter, more if not available for purchase in a reasonable time at an ordinary commercial price
  • Print Journal and Newspaper articles:1 article per issue, more than one if on the same subject

The copies should be placed in eReserve if not available electronically and linked from Interact2.

Limits apply across the whole University and are managed by the Library eReserve team. The limits (1 chapter, 10%, 1 article) are strictly adhered to.

Examples of limits include:

  • no more than one limit from a single resource can be provided to students
  • one chapter cannot be taken down and replaced with a different chapter for the same subject
  • sections from different parts can be made available online, provided it does not add up to more than 10%
  • at any one time only one part can be made available online, notwithstanding that this one part may comprise less than 10%