Information for research staff and postgraduates

Welcome to the FedUni Library. We offer an integrated library service across all campuses, and aim to provide a range of high quality scholarly information resources and services to assist you with your research.

Borrowing items

Borrowing guidelines for FedUni postgraduate students* and FedUni staff
  • 100 item borrowing limit
  • 42 days (6 week) borrowing period
  • 20 renewals

* FedUni postgraduate students include graduate certificate, graduate diploma, honours, masters and PhD students.

Visit the Borrowing and membership page for more information.

Logging in and changing password

Logging in
  • Username: your FedUni student ID number
  • Password: your first password is (lower case) the first initial of your first name, full stop, full date of birth.
    Example: John Smith born 14 August 1980, therefore his password is j.14081980

Before you start using the library databases, you must change your password. 

Changing your password

Go to the Password self service page to change your password or reset if you have forgotten your password.

Resources and repositories



EndNote is a desktop-based referencing and bibliography manager which is now available for staff and post-graduate researcher use.

EndNote Web is a simpler web-based version which retains the core functionality of the desktop version, but is available using a web browser. EndNote Web will be available for undergraduate students.

EndNote and EndNote Web can be used to:

  • Search within databases.
  • Store and organise your references.
  • Create and format bibliographies choosing from 6000 referencing styles.
  • Share your research.

How do I access EndNote?

The desktop EndNote installer is available from the Software Centre on your campus computer.

EndNote Web accounts are created via the web.

More details to follow.

EndNote training and support

Introductory classes will be available from the beginning of semester.

ISBN allocations

The Library is responsible for issuing of International Standard Book Number (ISBN) numbers for Federation University Australia publications. To obtain an ISBN please send an email to the cataloguing staff with details of the publication including the title, date and author. The Library will log the details and issue you with an ISBN number.

If you require Cataloguing-In-Publication, it can be requested from the National Library of Australia. Should you require an ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) for a new journal, you must apply to the National Library of Australia.

Please read about your legal obligations under Commonwealth and State Legal Deposit legislation.

Phone: 03 5327 8402

Postgraduate support

The Library offers group workshops which provide postgraduate students with hands-on training in the use of the library's electronic resources. These classes are of equal value to both new and continuing students, as resources and services are constantly changing. Go to the Library skills timetable to check for upcoming classes or to enrol.

Information librarians are available by appointment to work with individual students at all stages of their course or candidature. We can offer advice on research strategies, key resources in your field, postgraduate library services and training in use of reference management software.

To book an individual appointment, contact the Library via:

Phone: 1300 552567

Document delivery and interlibrary loans

This service supports Federation University Australia related research, teaching and study needs by obtaining copies and loans of additional resources for you.

Centre for Gippsland Studies Collection

Centre for Gippsland Studies

The Centre for Gippsland Studies (CGS) is a research centre within Federation University Australia's Faculty of Education and Arts. An associated resource collection supports research into, and interpretation of, not only the Gippsland region, but also of rural and regional Australia. Present collection strengths include the history, literature, Aboriginal cultures, education, land use, environment and natural resources, and social structure of Gippsland. This collection is available for use within the Centre.

The Centre's holdings can be identified through FedUni Library QuickSearch and digitised images can be accessed through Trove and the FedUni ResearchOnline. However, archival materials are not located online.

Contact us

The Centre is located in room 1E-110 at Federation University Australia Gippsland Campus and is open:

Mondays 9am-1pm
Wednesdays 9am-1pm
and by appointment Monday - Thursday.

Dr Kay Steel
Phone: +61 3 5122 6536

To discuss postgraduate research opportunities, please contact Dr Jolanta Nowak

Phone: +61 3 5327 9599


Research centres and networks

Federation University Australia brings together groups and teams of researchers from multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary backgrounds into highly-focused centres of research endeavour.

Read more about FedUni's research activities on the Research centres and networks webpage.