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Research Support

XJTLU Library Research Support Guide will help to locate essential information about finding citations, desseminating your research, etc.

How to Search the Library's DISCOVER

XJTLU Library has subscribed to thousands of digital databases, journals and e-books. And on the shelves, there are millions of printed books waiting for you to pick them up. Confronted by the overwhelming choice, you have to decide what to use in your research. What will you do? Will you turn to Google or Google Scholar?  

Library Discovery Service is the best choice. It brings not only simplicity but also high quality. XJTLU Library's DISCOVER helps to harvest the Library’s local and licensed resources in a single search, requiring no specialised knowledge from users. It acts like the Library's Google.

The following is a PDF instruction on how to use DISCOVER to find books and articles in XJTLU Library's print and digital collections.

Find Library Databases

In order to satisfy the University’s needs on teaching and research, the XJTLU Library provides different types of academic e-resources including databasese-book libraries and open access resources. Links to all these resources can be found on the Library’s website at the Database A-Z List ( or at specific library subject guides (

The following is a complete introduction to the Library's digital resource. You will find the proper resources for your subjects and learn more about the coverage of the resources.

The Open Repository of National Natural Science Foundation of China

How to Access Chinese Databases in XJTLU Library

Here is a PDF instruction on the use of Chinese databases in XJTLU Library.