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Important notice about resource links

The ANU Library has recently transitioned to a new search and discovery system. This means that the links to the resources outlined in this guide will need to be updated, so they direct you to the record in the new system. If you come across a resource with a broken link, you can access the item by searching for the title or author in our Catalogue or SuperSearch.

If you have any questions or need support, please get in touch.

Thank you for reading our subject guides. We hope they are helpful to your studies and research.



Welcome to the ANU Library. This online guide provides a broad and general introduction to the Library and our resources, and outlines the different ways we can support, enhance and enrich your journey of scholarship whilst at the Australian National University. It can also be used as an effective accompaniment to training workshops and webinars offered by the Library's Digital Literacy Training team. 

The Library is your gateway to a world of authoritative knowledge collections, which combine to a total of many millions of individual items. The materials are distributed across five branch libraries by subject basis, and can be accessed by searching the Library catalogue, SuperSearch, our e-resources databases and full text e-journals. To get started, learn about the five branch libraries - you can even watch a video tour of each branch! 

Each section of this guide will give you specific and practical information on the methods you can use to access the Library's full suite of information resources, in a timely and effective manner, for all your research needs. To explore this guide further, navigate via the tabs on the left-hand side of this page.


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