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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

The Library provides access to over 160 high-quality academic databases. You can search, browse, and download materials using these databases. The Library’s Database A-Z platform enables you to quickly browse databases alphabetically, filter out different types of featured databases for a subject, or search for a specific database using the search function.

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.

Off-Campus Access

Most of the Library’s e-resources need IP authentication, which means that the Library’s e-resources and digital tools (e.g. DISCOVER) can only be used within XJTLU’s IP addresses using XJTLU’s wireless network. For access outside of the University or connecting using other networks (e.g. China Unicom, CMCC), connection to XJTLU VPN or EZproxy is required. Click HERE to view more details about off-campus access.

If you have any problems during the installation or the use of XJTLU VPN, please contact the Management Information Technology and System (MITS) Office Help Desk by emailing or calling +86 512 88161250.