Tips for getting the most out of your experience with the ANU Library
Access to online resources
The ANU Library website provides all enrolled ANU students with remote access to a full range of electronic resources, including databases, journal articles, and ebooks:
- SuperSearch provides a single search across the Library collection — including journal and newspaper articles; books; book chapters; book reviews; dissertations and electronic resources such as websites and free online journals.
- The Library Catalogue contains all items and subscriptions, including print journals and e-books, owned or licensed by the Library.
- Full text journals and newspaper titles are available through the Library in electronic form.
- E-resources and databases are electronic information repositories that can include collections of electronic journals and books; indexes; or multimedia publications.
- Subject guides are available on broad range of disciplines.
- How to guides will help you find resources and improve your research and study skills.
Find subject-specific guides and resources on a broad range of disciplines:
- Arts & social sciences
- Asia & the Pacific
- Biological, Environment, Physical & Mathematical Sciences
- Engineering & computer science
- Health & Medicine
Finding academic resources
Discover a range of online guides and training to help you find academic resources with ease:
- Finding books and more
- Using Google scholar from off-campus
- Digital research
- Finding journal articles and more
- Finding theses
- Citations & abstracts
- Digital Essentials
- ANU Archives
Eligible ANU students living across Australia and overseas can request items such as books and other physical resources, copies of chapters, journal articles and other materials through the off-campus borrowing service.
Open access materials
There is a wealth of openly accessible and high quality scholarly books available from the ANU Press and the ANU Open Research repository that are able to be accessed from anywhere around the world.
Students can book an appointment for a consultation with a subject specialist for assistance with your area of study.
Online Information Sessions
Pre-recorded Library information sessions for new students are available for the following Colleges:
These online sessions will cover:
- Accessing online resources from off-campus
- Finding your e-textbooks
- Finding your course readings
- Guides to get you started with finding information
- Finding journal articles and other online resources
- Where to get help
Whether you are on campus, or online, ANU Library staff are available to assist you.
- In-person assistance is available from Library staff at branch information desks from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
- You can book an appointment for a consultation with a subject specialist.
- You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 2 6125 9577
- Online chat is available during business hours. If chat is unavailable, you can browse our list of Frequently Asked Questions, or submit a question through the online form.