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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



Edith Cowan University acknowledges and respects the Nyoongar people, who are the traditional custodians of the land upon which its campuses stand and its programs operate.
In particular ECU pays its respects to the Elders, past and present, of the Nyoongar people, and embrace their culture, wisdom and knowledge.