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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

What services do Subject & Research Services Librarians offer Higher Degree Research Students and Researchers?


The librarians provide a wide range of library guides which cover the subject areas, services and resources which will assist you in using the library efficiently.

Subject Librarians services:  

  • assistance with, and workshops on, searching the literature (search strategy, research databases, grey literature)
  • assist with with one-on-one consultations
  • EndNote assistance and workshops
  • Referencing assistance


Research Services Librarians services:

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

  • librarians can assist in making available, the open access version of your research on Research Online, making you research available to the world.
  • librarians can provide assistance and training
    • one-on-one consultations or workshops
    • research metrics, citation databases, publishing, author metrics etc.
    • Open Access
    • research data management
  • Document Delivery and inter-library loan of documents and resources when items are not available at ECU
  • 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
  • Publication platform
    • Research Online, can provide a publishing platform for ebooks, journal and conference hosting. The platform provides submission management, editorial, and peer-review tools in a flexible, hosted solution making your conference proceedings available online through Research Online



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