Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Library buildings closed from 5.00 p.m. 24 December

The ECU Library buildings will be closed from 5.00 p.m. 24 December, and staff will not be contactable. The Library will re-open at 8.30 a.m. on 8 January 2009.

The electronic material in the Library (e.g. ebooks and PDFs) are available via the library catalogue throughout the end of year break. Journal articles are also available via MetaQuest.

Information about other Library services isavailable via the Library website, 24 hours per day.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

MetaQuest Search Tip No. 1 Database access

Library database access at ECU

The library now has a single database management tool called MetaQuest. When selecting a database it offers a number of different pathways to choose from.

Search for a title of the database:

  • in the library catalogue
  • choosing the databases by title option below the Find journal articles(databases) search

Search for a list of databases on a subject

Search across multiple databases – a federated search

  • A quick search

    • enter a search term or string and select a broad subject area from the drop down menu and click search.

  • A MetaSearch – cross searching a number of databases of your choice
For more information, click here for the full tip sheet.