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Welcome to the Guide for Nanjing Institute of Technology (NJIT) students

This guide is intended to help students to find information on subject areas in software engineering. In interleaves you can find databases and tools and tips for searching and evaluation. 

Where to look up?

A specific book or a books on a specific subject:

Journal articles on a specific topic:

  • e.g. Scopus, IEEE, ACM, Ebsco and ProQuest databases

A specific journal article:

Remember the rules of use when using the library's e-materials

When using electronic resources provided by the library, such as e-books, e-journals and databases, users must abide by the terms and conditions of the individual resource and the University of Oulu rules of IT service use.

General terms and conditions of the e-resources of Oulu University Library

You are allowed to

  • browse and perform searches
  • print out or save search results in moderation for your own study and research (for non-commercial purposes)
  • print out or save individual articles or parts of text in moderation
  • send via e-mail, or as a hardcopy, individual articles to another individual for personal use in the spirit of academic communication

You are not allowed to

  • use the resource, or parts of it, for commercial purposes
  • distribute, sell or adapt the resource, neither produce derivative works nor pass on the material to anyone other than an individual with the right to have access to it
  • remove or alter the names of the authors of the material or the publisher’s copyright markings, nor any other identification data and restrictions
  • use data mining programmes systematically
  • copy or print material, nor republish the material in some other form

More information

Content of the first lecture

Content of the first lecture

Video 1:

Guide for Nanjing Institute of Technology (NJIT) students

Oula-Finna database

Anotomy of Scientific article

EXERCISE 1 and 2

Video 2

Search terms

Search strings

Evaluation of the research result


Video 3  

Searcing in scientific databases

Tools for improving search results 


Content of the second lecture

Content of the second lecture

Lesson 1:

Content of the lessons

Example solutions for exercises 1 - 4

Evaluation and improving of the search result

Using of search history

Lesson 2

Citation pearl growing strategy


Rules for library's e-materials use

Reference management

Lesson 3 

ACM Digital Library

IEEE Xplore Digital Library

Lesson 4

Skillsoft Books IT Pro

Searching IEEE - standards 

Searching patent information