One Search is your starting point for searching all the Library's physical and online collections.

If the range of materials is overwhelming or you're unfamiliar with literature searching a good starting point is our InfoSkills Toolkit.

To find journal articles use One Search or choose a discipline specific database from the A-Z of Databases. Limit by Content Type: Articles. You can also limit to articles that are Available online, from Peer-reviewed journals, Open Access or physically (in print) Available in the Library.

You can also use Google Scholar with Find It @ JCU Library to link to retrieve fulltext articles.

If you have an article citation and want to see if we have full text access you can use Citation Linker.

The Library's physical collection includes books, video, music, theses, maps, microform and many other formats for loan or viewing in support of learning, teaching and research. Use One Search and under Refine tick Held in Library.

New Books:

JCU Library New Books Listing

Subscribe to an RSS feed to get daily updates of new books received in the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library or Cairns Library:

  1. Right-click this link and select copy
  2. Paste the link into your RSS Feed Reader

Check for instructions specific to your RSS Feed Reader as each reader may have different instructions for subscribing to feeds.

The library has an extensive eBook collection.

Use One Search and refine by Available Online and filter by Content Type: Books

Individual eBook publishers listed on the A-Z of Databases.

For more information on finding and accessing eBooks see our eBook Guide.

The JCU Open eBooks platform hosts books produced by JCU lecturers and researchers that are freely available. Check out our catalogue to see what books have been made public, or contact the Open Education Librarian to find out more.

Journal Search.

To track new articles published in your are of interest read our Alerting and Current Awareness Services Guide.

LibKey Nomad allows  you to  search the  web any way you want, but  alert you when you have access  to the fulltext of an item through JCU  Library subscriptions or open access. Learn more...

The library curates a list of subscription and open-access databases both multidisciplinary and focussed on a specific top.  You can browse the list by title,  subject and content (full text, image, newspaper, reference and streaming video).

Find a database