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Resources for Academics Guide: Home

This guide has been created to assist academics to access electronic material and add these links to Learnline units

Contents of Guide

This guide has been created to assist academics to locate and use resources available via the Library website.

Contents include:

Library Search

LibGuides: Making life better for students …and lecturers

Your one stop Library subject resources for students
Benefits of LibGuides
• LibGuides provide effective and attractive support for learning
• Interactive, engaging and Web 2.0 friendly
• Can be tailored to course/lecturer needs
LibGuides and Graduate attributes
They enhance the student’s ability to:
• Identify, retrieve, evaluate and use relevant information
• be creative
• develop a knowledge base
• Support subject learning outcomes
• Offer situational support at the point of need
• Help students succeed
If you would like a guide created for your subject please tell us or contact your Liaison Librarian.

Library Search

Google Scholar for CDU


Google Scholar

Charles Darwin University Library links automatically show when you search Google Scholar on campus.

Full text @ CDU shows that full text is available
Find it @ CDU indicates that a print copy may be available – click to see the catalogue

When you find full text@ CDU open the link in a new tab or a new window.

If you are off campus/at home you will need to tell Google Scholar to use CDU as your institution.

Go to Google Scholar and select Settings.  In the Library Links search box, enter 'Charles Darwin University'. Tick the box beside the name then 'save'. Searching at home should now indicate when the resource is available via CDU Library.

Alternatively, view this short video on YouTube to set up your preferences.

Prescribed texts and Short Term Loan

If you would like prescribed or recommended text books to be readily available to students studying on campus, you can request for them to be added to the Short Term Loan collection. This will restrict loan periods so that more students can access the texts during semester.

Prescribed texts are not automatically added to the Short Term Loan collection unless borrowing requests are very high, so please consider potential usage prior to semester beginning, and use the Short Term Loan Placement form located on the link below to request the addition of books to Short Term Loan.

If you want to use eBooks as prescribed or recommended texts please advise your liaison librarian as we might have to purchase another electronic copy. Many of our eBooks only allow for three simultaneous users. If you have large student numbers this is not sufficient.

What can Librarians do for you?

Liaison Librarians

Your Liaison Librarians can help you with:

  • information literacy skills workshops for your students, which may be based around a particular assignment such as an essay or report, or they could focus on using a specific database or information resource.
  • library training sessions can be delivered in faculty lecture theatres and tutorial rooms, in the library training room (capacity 16), or online using Blackboard Collaborate Live Classroom for students who are studying externally.
  • the liaison librarians are also happy to prepare handouts, assignment help or short videos to support your teaching and to encourage students to research and read widely for their assignments.
  • research assistance and use of online resources
    evaluating quality online information resources
  • referencing queries
  • assistance with requesting eReadings, Interlibrary loans

A drop-in-room service is available to students during semester, 10am-1pm, Monday to Friday. Please promote this to your students.

Liaison and Academic Support team-Casuarina Campus
Phone: 08 8946 7014 (please leave a message)
Location: Red 8, Level 2
Open NT Office Hours Monday to Friday 8am - 4.21pm

Liaison Librarians

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