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HARC: Helpful Academic Researchers Companion

HARC has been designed to answer the questions researchers ask at every step of the research life cycle

Higher Degree Research Students and Researchers


 Subject Librarians   

  • assistance with, and workshops on, searching the literature (search strategy, research databases, grey literature)
  • assistance with Library’s resources for your research topic
  • one-on-one consultations
  • EndNote assistance and workshops
  • Referencing assistance


Research Services Librarians

The team maintains Research Online,  ECU’s institutional Open Access Repository

  • Research Online: place the open access versions of your publications in the repository and make you research available to the world.
  • Research Online as a publishing platform and conference platform. The platform provides submission management, editorial, and peer-review tools in a flexible, hosted solution making your conference proceedings available online through Research Online
    • publishing an open access journal, conference or e-book
    • ECU conferences and journals can be added retrospectively
  • items listed on Research Online are also listed on:


  • Training
    • one-on-one consultations or workshops regarding research databases, Open Access, publishing, research metrics, author metrics etc.
  • Document Delivery and inter-library loan of documents and resources from other libraries
  • Research Data Management
    • assistance with finding Open Access research datasets
    • assistance with publishing your Open Access research dataset on Research Online
    • assistance with your ECU data management plan
  • Research, Author and Publication Performance Metrics