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Source: Access full text resources for your research

Access full-text resources for your research

Source the full-text content you require for your research easily and efficiently.

If ECU does not have a subscription to the full-text content you require there are a number of ways the library can assist you to access it.

Using Kopernio to link to ECU full-text resources

Using Google Scholar setting to link to ECU full-text resources

Google Scholar's "Library Links" identifies ECU subscription content in search results when using off-campus computers

How to set up Google Scholar's Library Links:

Go to Google Scholar Settings

Click on Library Links

  • Type Edith Cowan University in the Library Links text box
  • Check the box next to Edith Cowan University Library - Find It@ECU
  • Click Save

See the Document Delivery guide to learn about the range of resources available

In Western Australia:

ECU students and staff can join Curtin, Murdoch, Notre Dame and UWA libraries by registering online with the Western Australian Group of University Librarians (WAGUL) for reciprocal borrowing.

Please ensure you register before you go to their library and you take your ECU ID card with you.

Online registrations are processed Monday to Friday and may take up to 48 hours for your registration to be active. If you need immediate registration please register in person at the library you wish to borrow from. When using another university library you must follow their borrowing rules.


In Australia:

Participating libraries of ULANZ allow staff and students of Australian and New Zealand universities* to borrow in person from any other participating university library.  The scheme is a cooperative arrangement between CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians) and CONZUL (Council of New Zealand University Librarians).
*The University of Auckland is not participating in this scheme


Finding the location of books and journal titles worldwide

ECU WorldSearch can search across the catalogues of libraries world-wide.

Portals tend to be smaller and cater to a more specific audience, these can be helpful if you are looking for specific data. Directories usually contain a wider variety of research outputs from a variety of disciplines, or they may aggregate smaller portals or repositories.


An easy way to find, explore and reuse Australia's public data

A Comprehensive List of Open Data Portals from Around the World

A curated, informative and educational resource on data and metadata standards, inter-related to databases and data policies.

Data sharing made easier: use Repository Finder to find the right repository for your data

Research. Shared. — all research outputs from across all fields of research are welcome! Sciences and Humanities, really!

Find, access and reuse data.

Mendeley Data is a secure cloud-based repository where you can store your data, ensuring it is easy to share, access and cite, wherever you are.

Find, access, and re-use data for research - from over one hundred Australian research organisations, government agencies, and cultural institutions

Portals and Repositories 

AURIN is crucial infrastructure for researchers, government and industry, accelerating research into our towns, cities and communities. We provide the data and tools to allow you to make evidence-based decisions quickly and confidently, and we can help you get in touch with world leading urban experts right here in Australia.

DataONE is a community driven project providing access to data across multiple member repositories, supporting enhanced search and discovery of Earth and environmental data. DataONE promotes best practices in data management through responsive educational resources and material.

Dryad is a nonprofit repository for data underlying the international scientific and medical literature.

GBIF—the Global Biodiversity Information Facility—is an international network and research infrastructure funded by the world’s governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth.

an easily accessible data platform that enables users to store, search, access and manage datasets up to 2TB across a broad scope of topics. The IEEE platform also facilitates analysis of datasets and retains referenceable data for reproducible research.

PLOS has identified a set of established repositories which are recognized and trusted within their respective communities.

VertNet is a NSF-funded collaborative project that makes biodiversity data free and available on the web. VertNet is a tool designed to help people discover, capture, and publish biodiversity data.

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