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ResearchOnline@JCU: Tips & Tricks

This Guide will help researchers and depositors get started with ResearchOnline@JCU, the institutional repository of James Cook University. ResearchOnline@JCU is the collection of research outputs by JCU staff and higher degree research students.

Make your email signature work for you!

Use a link to Research Portfolio or ResearchOnline@JCU in your email signature.

Find your unique URL:



  • Copy and paste the URL and use it in your email signature
  • Make sure to remove the 's' in 'https' if it appears

To get it into your signature:

  • In Outlook, from the Tools menu select Options
  • Select the Mail Format tab and click the Signatures... button
  • Find your existing (or create a new) signature. Type in something like "My Research Publications List"
  • Highlight it and press the little hyperlink button - paste your URL
  • Save your Signature

Generate feeds

Using searches or browse results you can create permalinks and feeds.

From ResearchOnline@JCU, select Browse

  • Choose School, then select your School from the list
  • When you view the publications list, look for the feed symbol
  • Click on one of the feed links. You can subscribe using Microsoft Outlook, or a feed aggregator, use the feed link in your email or as an RSS feed on a website - a bit like the feed on the Introduction page of this guide.

You can also use the feeds from searches, i.e. keyword searches like a 'coral bleaching' keyword search, or a 'tourism queensland' search. Having feeds available provides opportunities for others to subscribe to them too.

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