NTU library webpage is linked to many resources and services for students, faculty and staff. You can search the catalogue for physical materials such as books or audio-visual (AV) materials, or browse through online resources such as e-books or journal articles.

This section will help users navigate the site to obtain the resources they need seamlessly. Refer to the search techniques for the categories show below.


  1. Select the “Articles” tab on the home page.
  2. Type in your keyword, title or author into the search bar provided. Click “Go”.
  3. Alternatively, you may wish to select a particular database to search articles from. To do this, check the “Databases” section in this guide.
  4. If NTU Library has the article you are looking for with full text, you can access it using the link to the PDF under the result. Otherwise, the “Find it @NTU” bar will be displayed.

You can also use Google Scholar to access full text articles with reference to the  “Find it @NTU” link.

  1. Go to Google Scholar : http://scholar.google.com
  2. Click on Settings
  3. Click on Library Links
  4. Type in search box the university name, Nanyang Technological University, click on Search button, select choice and SAVE.  You have completed your set-up.
  5. googlescholar_searchSo now when you search via Google Scholar (a title search is the easiest), if the full text is available, you just need to click on the “FindIT@NTU” (right hand side).
  6. You will be directed to our NTU full text search system. Choose your source and click GO.go
  1. Select the “Books” tab on the home page.
  2. Select “Library Catalogue” to proceed to search for books (physical copies).
  3. The default of searching the catalogue is via “Basic Search”. Enter your search term into the search bar. You may filter for results by the type of your search term (keyword, title etc) as well as by its physical location. Click “search” to begin.
  4. In the records, click the title of the book for more information. You may also refine       your search by selecting the format, publication date, subject, library, language and/or material type.
  5. You can select an action “Place Hold(s)”. If it is currently being loaned out, it will be listed as “On Loan” with the due date listed. Otherwise, the status of the book will reflect its location and the library’s name.


  1. Select the “Books” tab on the home page.
  2. Select “e-books webpage” to proceed to search for e-books.
  3. Search for your choice of e-books. Simply type in your keywords (subject, title or author) into the search bar and click “Go”
  4. By default, OneSearch will list down the most relevant results. For each item,  check below the “Location/Status” bar if access if available to the e-book. If there is, click the title of the book to display the information about and link to the e-book.ebook_main_03
  5. Scroll down to “Online Access”, where you can find the link to the e-book. You will be directed to the database on which the e-book is hosted on.
  6. Alternatively If you would like to search for multidisciplinary e-books, you can access platforms like Cambridge Books Online ,Springerlink, Wiley Online Library, World Scientific and many more. For subject-specific e-books, we have ASM Alloy Center, Early English Books Online (EEBO), ICE Virtual Library and Safari Books Online.

AV Materials 
  1. Select the “Audio Visual” tab on the home page.
  2. Select “Library Catalogue” to proceed.
  3. Click “Advanced Search” to proceed.
  4. Go to “Type” to select the type of media you are looking for from the drop-down menu.
  5. Next, input your search terms using the appropriate categories and boolean operators and click “Search”.
  6. The results will be displayed to you in order of relevancy. For videos, some have [videorecording] in its title, while others do not.
  7. Select the title of the item to view its details and records.
  8. Select an action.


NTU papers
  1. Select the “NTU Papers” tab on the home page. ntu papers
  2. Click on either “DR-NTU (Open)” or DR-NTU (Restricted)”
  3. Log in using your NTU network account.
  4. For DR-NTU (Open), you are only allowed to submit:
    • Journal articles
    • Conference articles
  5. Refer to related links on the right panel and view submission procedures.
  6. You can also scroll down to see communities and select schools. Click on, “Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine)”  to view recent publications.
  7. For DR-NTU (Restricted), you are only allowed to submit:
    • Research Reports (Staff & Graduate Students)
    • Student Reports (e.g. FYPs, IA reports)
    • Theses & Dissertations
  8. Refer to related links on the right panel and view submission procedures.
  9. You can also view recent publications across the “sub-communities within this community  category”


  1. Select the “e-journals” tab on the home page.
  2. Select “e-Journals List” to proceed to the list of e-Journals subscribed to by NTU Libraries.ejournals
  3. From the e-Journals list, you may either use the search bar to find a journal by title or topic, if you have a particular keyword in mind.
  4. If you are searching by keyword, results are presented according to relevance. When browsing by discipline, the list of journals available will be displayed in alphabetical order.
  5. To check the availability of the journal and the articles it contains, click “Availability”, listed under each title. You may use the “Search within Publication” search bar to input keywords to find the articles you wish to find.
  6. Select the name of the database where the e-journal is hosted on to begin browsing.


  1. Select the “Databases” tab on the home page.
  2. At the bottom of the search area, select “Database list” to browse the lists of databases available.databases
  3. Databases are categorised by the subjects in which they cover. Select the subject you are interested in, for example, Medicine.
  4. Select the database you want to perform your search.


Exam Papers
  1. Select the “Exam Papers” tab on the home page.
  2. Click “Past-year examination papers” to proceed.
  3. Using the panel on the left, scroll down to find your major or module.
  4. Do note that sample exam papers are only available for certain subjects, majors and modules.

Other resources

a. Course Reserves

  1. Select the “Others” tab on the home page.
  2. Click “Course Reserves by Course ID or Course Name” to proceed.reserves
  3. On the main page, type in your keyword and click “Search by Course Name“. Alternatively, if you know your exact course ID you can type in your course code and click “Search by Course ID”.
  4. Results are sorted in alphabetical order. It may be better to search courses by their codes, as some keywords may return two courses with the same name but two different codes. To view the reserved materials for the course, click on the course title. To view more information about the item, click on the title.


b. Subject Guides

  1. Select the “Others” tab on the home page.
  2. Click “Subject Guides” to proceed to the Library’s Subject Guides blog.others_main_02_sibguide
  3. NTU Library has created many guides for users to refer to. Amongst these include those for OneSearch, Endnote and so on. others_subguide_01
  4. Scroll down to browse guides by the subjects available, via the search bar or by those latest added.others_subguide_02others_subguide_03
  5. You can also check the “Library Tools” section located at the top right of the page.



c. Video on Demand (VOD)

  1. Select the “Others” tab on the home page.
  2. Click “VOD” to access the video directory.others_main_03_vod
  3. Videos available in the collection are available in the following categories. Alternatively, you may search for videos by title.others_vod_01
  4. NTU Academic Staff members may request for videos to be uploaded to the collection. Simply click on “How to reserve” on the main page to learn how to do so.others_vod_02