Research support online

The Library is continuing to provide access to our services and support in new ways to minimise disruptions resulting from COVID-19.

You can stay up to date with changes to Library services here or by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Library research collections and resources

OneSearch remains your essential portal to find the information you need as well as access to databases. Use the Chat with us chat box on the bottom-right of the OneSearch page to ask for help.

Access to our extensive array of online research collections and resources (consisting of more than a million e-books and 220,000 e-journals) remains largely unchanged. Any resources that are only accessible ‘on-campus’ may be accessed remotely using the University’s VPN service.

Our print collections can be accessed as follows:

Additionally, publishers are offering free access to scholarly materials in response to COVID-19. Please see these resources here.

Library consultations and inductions

Whether you are a new or existing academic or HDR student, librarians are willing and able to meet with you online to provide an overview of Library services to support your research. We are able to provide advice and guidance on:

We can meet with you virtually by phone, email or an online meeting using Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

Library Survival Guides for Researchers

Use our Library Survival Guides for Researchers for help and guidance with:

  • Researcher profiles
  • Publishing and disseminating your research
  • Research data management
  • Open access
  • Metrics
  • Copyright
  • Systematic reviews

UWA Profiles and Research Repository

With face-to-face academic networking events, seminars and conferences having been postponed for the foreseeable future and the increased importance of remote and online research and collaboration, it is more important than ever before to ensure that your UWA profile is up-to-date. Your profile will help promote your research and attract collaborators at a time when you might have more limited opportunities to do so.

There are a few simple steps you can take to optimise your profile, including checking that all your recent publications are listed, connecting your ORCID, and adding or updating biographies, profile photos and other information.

Making your publications and datasets openly available via the UWA Profiles and Research Repository is also a useful way to support the international research community at this time.

More information and FAQs about updating your profile and publications can be found here.

Your Faculty Librarians are happy to provide one-on-one advice and support via Zoom or Teams. Please use the contact details at the bottom of the page to request an appointment.


EndNote software allows you to create and organise a database of your references, use the references in a Word document, and automatically format your in-text citations and create a bibliography in your chosen reference style. Visit the EndNote guide for a self-guided step-by-step EndNote Learning Pathway, which includes how to download and install the UWA-licensed software.

Researcher Training Framework

The Researcher Training Framework is an online tool which places the training and resources that are available to UWA PhD and early career researchers within a UWA 'Researcher Training Framework'.

UWA Researcher Training Framework

Need further help?

Live Chat is available from our website so that you can chat remotely with a staff member in real time. The service is currently running from 8am–8pm Monday to Friday.

Contact your Faculty Librarians for further research support: