Category Archives: Useful Tools and Tips 辅助工具与贴士

Altmetrics & Social Media Alerts

In February 2017, PlumX announced that Elsevier was acquiring it, making the transition away from EBSCO. With the metrics backend now gaining access to Elsevier usage data, PlumX metrics will be finally integrated into Scopus as the primary source of article-level metrics, replacing the previous information from

As there can be a huge amount and variation of metrics involved, PlumX breaks them into five main categories:

Broadly speaking, these are what the categories represent:

  • Usage:            Who is reading your work?
  • Captures:       Who saved your work for future use?
  • Mentions:       Who is talking about your work?
  • Social media: Who is sharing your work?
  • Citations:        Who has cited your work?

These metrics will be then displayed on Scopus using the Plum Print widget, which is also integrated into NTU Libraries’  OneSearch. Each metric is represented visually by color and size, which indicates amount of metrics.

Did you know that you could also ask the library to generate an altmetrics report for you using PlumX Metrics? This might help to provide some insights into how people interact or engage with your works.

To read more about  PlumX & Scopus, click here.

If you’re interested to learn more about altmetrics and social media for your research, please do contact us at

Access your e-journals with our new Browzine today!

BrowZine is a tool that delivers thousands of academic journals to your tablet, iPhone/Android phone or the web. In addition to reading and browsing journal issues through a single interface, it also allows you to track your favourites and get alerts for new issues to read via app or the web. Read more and find the instructions here.




WiseSearch数据库涵盖来自大陆、香港、台湾、亚泰等地 740多家重要报纸,如:光明日报、人民日报,信报财经新闻、明报、中国时报,联合早报,星洲日报等等,其新闻及信息内容实时更新。WiseSearch数据库数据可回溯到1998年,目前已储存超过7, 500万篇文章,并以每月超过180万篇文章的速度递增。

WiseSearch 使用小贴士

1)同义词搜索(Text Search with similar words)

你只需轻轻选中「包括同义词」(Search with similar words)前的方框,搜索器便会自动搜索包括关键词的中英、繁简体对应数据,例如:用关键词(keyword)「Internet」来搜索 ,如选了「包括同义词」,有关internet的不同称呼、全角或半角的写法,都会自动涵盖其中,所以只要有「internet 、 Internet、 INTERNET、互联网 、因特网 、英特网、 网际网络」等字的文章都会在搜索结果中罗列出来。 如果你不想错过不同表达方式的关键词搜索,就一定记得勾选此项。


2)互动关键词搜索(Highlight and search)

当你在检索到的文章中发现还有别的单字或词语和你的检索相关,并想通过它们获取更多的相关信息,你可以使用WiseSearch提供的互动关键词搜索(Highlight and search)功能,轻松地再次进行检索。





3)搜索选项(Search options)



电子资源介绍 E-Resources

CHANT (Chinese Ancient Texts) Database 汉达文库

CHANT is an electronic search tool of traditional and excavated Chinese texts, developed by the Institute of Chinese Studies, Hong Kong Chinese University from 1988. It covers all traditional and excavated texts from the Pre-Han (pre-220AD) period up to the Six Dynasties (581 AD) consisting of 5 series:

1.       Pre-Han & Han  database先秦两汉文库:  A Computerized Database of the Entire Body of Extant Han and Pre-Han (pre-220AD) Traditional Chinese Texts

2.       Six Dynasties database 魏晋南北朝文库:A Database of Traditional Chinese Texts of Weijin and the Northern
and Southern Dynasties (220-589AD)

3.       Jianbo database 简帛文库:A Computerized Database of Excavated Wood/Bamboo and Silk Scripts of China (Jianbo)

4.       Jiaguwen database甲骨文文库: A Computerized Database of Oracular Inscriptions on Tortoise Shells and Bones (Jiaguwen).

5.       Jinwen database 金文文库:A Computerized Database of Bronze Inscriptions (Jinwen). 

 How to access:

Database page > Alphabetical listing > C >   CHANT (Chinese Ancient Texts) Database 汉达文库

Database page > Subject list > Chinese Studies >

Direct access:

Please take note:

1.       Please click on the “Institutional 機構用戶登入”button to access to the database as highlighted in red in Fig 1.

2.       In order to view the Jiaguwen 甲骨文 characters, you will need to download and install the fonts from the website, please follow the instruction in the webpage as shown in Fig2.

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