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STL Law Library 法律图书馆: Find and use e-books at the University Town Library of Shenzhen

Instruction to E-books at UTL

1. Go the the Home Page of UTL

You can search for e-books on campus by clicking to access UTL’s home page. Then select the Electronic Books option. (see picture below)

*Note: E-books are not cataloged in the print collection catalog.


2. Search by Languages or Keywords

You may search by languages (UTL’s e-books are classified into two categories by language), or you can search by keyword (after entering search terms in the keyword search box).

To search for a particular e-book, you must select the e-book database first. Then, you can search by keyword or title within that particular e-book database.


3. Agree to the Copyright Notice and Enjoy

You will be directed to a copyright notice page once you click any one of the databases. Then you should scroll down this page and click “Access Database” to search for your e-books.


4. For example

We search the book Access-right: the future of digital copyright law by Zohar Eforni on Oxford Scholarship Online database. On the following page, you will see more detailed information about the book including title, author, publisher, ISBN, subject, and abstract. 


Click the book’s title and then you will see the table of contents. Click each part and read it online. 


Different e-book databases have different kinds of access rules. Please contact us for any limit on viewing, downloading, and printing issues.


5. In addition, you can also search for e-book databases off campus. See the remote access instructions below.


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Reach Resources via VPN

a. First, open the Internet browser and enter Please choose “continue” if there is a security alert pop-up on the screen. 


b. Second, you will be directed to a new page (illustrated below) and prompted to input your username and password. Note that you may have to download and install a plug in svpntool when you remotely access for the first time. 

The username and password is your Campus Network User Login.


c. Once you login successfully, you will be directed to this page below. Click 图书馆资源which means Library resources and access the UTL website as if you were on campus.

Follow instructions in each section we provide to continue your research. For further assistance, please contact STL law librarian. 


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