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If your institution offers the online access, please consult with your electronic resource manager or librarian to see if they have subscriptions to the online content you would like to access.
AcademicReference uses two different icons to indicate a document’s access level. indicates subscribed content. indicates unsubscribed content.
The following threee icons indicate the access or availability of a full text:
PDF - Your institution has subscribed to this content and you can access the full text.
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Full text (in Chinese) – The full text of this content is in Chinese and here provides a link to the full text. If your institution has purchased the database the link points to, you can have direct access to it.
(1) If your institute has already subscribed to this database and your computer’s IP address is in the institute’s IP list, you will automatically log in;
(2) Click “Login” on any AcademicReference webpage at the top right corner of the screen, enter your user name and password in the appropriate field, and then click “Login” button;
After a successful login, you can check the detailed information of the publication or download a full-text PDF if available.
Start a search within article or journal titles, keywords, and abstracts via the search box anywhere on the site and click the search icon. This will take you to the search results page.
The advanced search is designed for you to use multiple search queries to find specific information. It contains preset fields to help you create and combine your queries.
Follow these steps to fine-tune your advanced search:
1) Specify and combine search terms
The search range is Title /Abstract/Keywords by default. You can use the operators (AND, OR, NOT) to connect your search terms.
2) Select publication type
Specify which publication types are included in the search.
3) Select publication time
Restrict the span of time via the time bar or typing a year directly.
The results page from a quick or advanced search lists documents that meet your search criteria, in order by relevance. To view the details of an article, chapter or entry, click the document title.
Filter your search results using the following categories, which appear on the left hand side of the page. Select one category and the others will change accordingly.
Sort your results using these categories which appear above the search results:
From a publication page, you can view the general information relating to a book, journal, conference proceeding, reference work, or a yearbook, including:
The information above may vary according to the different publication type.
You can subscribe to this publication from the page by clicking the “Get Access” button and filling a form.
The article/entry page displays its relevant information, including:
The core information above may vary according to the different publication type.
You can download a full-text PDF in three ways:
On any page listed above, you can click on the PDF icon underneath the title you want to download.