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Welcome to this guide which is designed for CSU students who have English as a second language. It will help you to find resources in the Library to help you develop English language and academic research skills. It will also link you to some useful ESL web resources.
Find out how to use the library website, how to find and evaluate information, how to use our databases, how best to search the Internet and much more! These short videos (between 1 and 4 minutes long) will give you lots of useful tips.
Over 3500 pages of articles, research, teacher guides, videos and more, aiming to explore Australia's cultural diversity and promote tolerance and anti-racism. Maintained by Andrew Jakubowicz, University of Technology Sydney.
Library Word Meanings
Common Library Words is an explanation of a number of words and phrases you might come across when using the Library or the Library's resources.
Created by the University of Newcastle Library, it also includes translations of these words into Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese and Arabic.
Find the Library's resources using Primo Search
Use Primo Search to find books and ebooks on your topic:
After you have run a search, use the Refine My Results panel to limit to books or eBooks
For more information on borrowing, see the Library's Borrowingwebpage.
Finding a print book on the shelves
CALL NUMBERS identify and organise items by specific topics. Charles Sturt University uses the DEWEY System for each item. Read the call numbers from left to right on each book shelf and always include all letters after the number!
HOW TO READ OUR CALL NUMBERS
791 First, read the numbers before the decimal point.
.4302 Then read the numbers after the decimal point.