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Database Help: Main

This guide provides help for using the library's databases.

Tips and Tricks

When doing research from a non-ECU computer, if prompted, enter your ECU username and password (the one that you use for Blackboard and myECU).

Don't know your login for myECU, Blackboard, the library or student email?

  • Click here, enter your SSN & birthdate
  • Your username and password will display on the screen


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All icons in this system are from Reflection Icons, unless otherwise noted.

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If you see ILL Button in your search results, you will need to order the full-text of the article via interlibrary loan.

  • Simply click the ILL Button button, enter your name and 6-digit ECU ID#, then click the submit button.
  • Most article requests will be emailed.
  • Book requests will need to be picked up in the library or central locations at the distance sites. 

If you see Catalog Buttonin your search results, the library has holdings for that particular journal.

  • Simply click the Catalog Buttonbutton and verify that the library owns the exact issue that you need. 
  • If the library owns the issue, you'll need to come to the library to make a copy. 
  • For distance sites, simply fill out the Document Delivery form, then click the submit button.  The article will be sent to the distance site via courier. 
  • If the library does not own that issue, fill out the ILL form, enter the necessary information, then click the submit button.