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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.

You can also download the Library Guide 2020/21 at the Library Essentials web page.

Using ECU Worldsearch

This page will instruct you on how to find materials online using ECU Worldsearch.

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.


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


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

How to find journal articles

Use the tips sheet to refine your search.

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.

Student Learning in a Digital Environment (SLIDE)

SLIDE or Student Learning in a Digital Environment, is a suite of four online modules designed for ECU students. SLIDE introduces how to learn and use technologies: how to communicate, collaborate and connect with your lecturers and fellow students and how to best manage your digital identity.

Research Performance Analytics Databases

This page provides a list of Library databases usually used to generate metrics which can be used for research performance analysis.

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