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How to guides

The following guides provide brief instruction on how to make use of Library services.

If you are in need of further assistance, please contact the Library.

ECU Library Guides

A list of all Library Guides, which you can search by subject area. Also find guides providing general study support, such as information on using search engines, resources relating to Indigenous Australian culture and history, research methods and more.

Using ECU Worldsearch

This page will instruct you on how to find materials online using ECU Worldsearch, and how to find journal articles.

Study Essentials

In Study Essentials our team have collated information that will set you up for success in your studies at ECU.  This includes information on navigating the Library, the assignment process at ECU, and how to find and assess information.

Within Study Essentials you’ll find SLIDE, or Student Learning in a Digital Environment, which introduces the learning technologies used at ECU. Complete the self-paced modules in SLIDE to discover how to communicate, collaborate and connect digitally, and how to best manage your digital identity.


This page introduces you to referencing at ECU and also provides information for law students.


This page contains resources and information on how to use EndNote, and the EndNote download link.

Borrowing items

This page contains information for all Library borrowers on the length of time you can borrow items, renewals and penalties that may apply for late returns.

Using eBooks

This page provides a brief introduction to using eBooks, as well as providing links to programs which will facilitate downloading and reading eBooks held in the ECU collection.

Copyright Library Guide

This guide contains information about copyright use, fair dealing and creative commons, as well as tips and tools for finding creative commons images.

Alumni and other borrowers

This page contains information on how to apply to use ECU Library resources and includes links for alumni, other university students and staff and the general community.

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