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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

Subject library guides

ECU Library has more than 300 library databases ... if you are unsure of which ones to use, Subject guides identify the KEY discipline databases in your subject area.

  • Subject Guides: Subject guides identify the KEY discipline databases in a subject area

  • multidisciplinary research?

    • you will probably need to review a range of relevant subject guides

  • ECU library's ECU Worldsearch should be used in conjunction with your key subject databases
  •  each database covers a slightly different range of publications - as they are not identical, it's essential that you search your key databases individually


Tips for getting the most out of a database tips:

  • get to know the functionality of your key database
  • create an account with the database to save your searches
  • set up automatic author, journal title or topic email alerts
  • download references & PDFs to EndNote
  • keep track of
    • successful search terms for each database
    • where your references came from

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