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As an IEEE Xplore digital library subscriber, you have access to more than 3 million journal articles, conference proceedings, and standards—the world’s leading research on technology innovation.

Put IEEE Xplore to work for your organization. Here you will find all the information and tools you need to start getting the most out of your IEEE Xplore subscription.


Setting up your subscription

Getting started with IEEE Xplore is quick and simple. Just follow these easy steps:

IP address authentication is the preferred method of authenticating IEEE Xplore customers and will enable all features and functions for end users. Once you provide IEEE the IP address range for your institution, your users will not be asked for access credentials. IEEE Xplore will automatically recognize your users, giving them immediate access to IEEE research.

To add or change an IP address, please complete the IP Address Amendment form or e-mail
Shibboleth and Athens authentication access provides licensed remote users with convenient and secure access to your institution’s IEEE Xplore subscription. Customers who already use Athens/Shibboleth authentication to access other publisher resources can use this method to access IEEE Xplore in combination with IP authentication. Set up authentication at

IEEE Xplore includes prominent customer branding with institutional logos. Please review the specifications below before submitting your logo to

• Format: GIF

• File size: < 7 KB

• Dimensions: 200 x 60 pixels

Send an e-mail to to customize how your institution's name (up to 120 characters long) will be displayed at the top of every page on IEEE Xplore and on the PDF Banner.
If you have an OpenURL link resolver, you can establish links between IEEE Xplore and additional resources in your institution at Once initiated, users will be able to check your institution’s holdings for non-subscribed content and documents cited in the reference lists of IEEE articles. Update your OpenURL Link Resolver’s knowledge base by selecting the appropriate targets for your IEEE subscription.
With an Institutional Administration Account, administrators can modify and customize certain information associated with their IEEE Xplore institutional subscription accounts, including:

  • change institutional subscription account display name;
  • update contact information for the institutional administrator;
  • upload new organization logos that will appear on IEEE Xplore;
  • update existing Open URL links.

To request an Institutional Administration Account, contact

Update the settings in your discovery tool to ensure that your IEEE subscribed content is discoverable.

Find more information and recommendations on how to maximize your IEEE holdings via a discovery service.

IEEE has created an XML Gateway that enables customers to search IEEE Xplore via the customer's federated search interface. Contact for the IEEE Xplore XML Search API guide.
IEEE makes available a COUNTER-compliant usage statistics site to help subscribing institutions better understand how their users access content in IEEE Xplore. This free service provides secure, password-protected access to subscriber-specific usage information. For more information, visit the Usage Statistics for IEEE Subscribers FAQ.
In order to facilitate linking between a library’s Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) or Web site and the corresponding IEEE title, IEEE Xplore provides a table with publication and linking information for journals, magazines, conference proceedings, and standards.
This document provides a description of what IEEE content is included in Abstract & Indexing Services and Web Discovery Services.



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Promoting IEEE Xplore

Make sure your organization knows about your subscription with these tools for promoting the IEEE Xplore digital library:

Add IEEE Xplore to the list of subscribed databases on your library Web site or corporate intranet. IEEE publishes in a wide range of technology topics, so be sure to include links from relevant subject areas such as Aerospace, Automotive, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Power & Energy, Industrial Engineering, Robotics, Transportation, etc.

Include a description of the IEEE Xplore digital library on your library Web site or corporate intranet. Customize the description below to reflect your institution’s IEEE Xplore subscription:

The IEEE Xplore digital library provides full text access to the world's highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, electronics, and other related technology disciplines. IEEE Xplore includes IEEE journals, magazines, conference proceedings, and standards, as well as eBooks and educational courses. IEEE Xplore also includes content from select other publishers including the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), MIT Press, IBM, Alcatel-Lucent, VDE Verlag, Morgan & Claypool, Tsinghua University Press, and Beijing Institute of Aerospace Information (BIAI).

Add search boxes or banner ads to your library Web site or corporate intranet. Download direct search boxes and IEEE Web banner ads.

Additional ideas and resources for your library Web site or corporate intranet are available on the IEEE Client Services Web site.

Announcing your IEEE Xplore digital library subscription to your users is easy. We have supplied customizable e-mail content to help you. Simply fill in the blanks with the appropriate product description, copy and paste into your e-mail program, make any necessary adjustments, and send to your users.
Utilize in-house communication tools, such as your library Web site, corporate intranet, portal, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, etc., to announce your subscription to IEEE Xplore.
Promote your subscription with customizable flyers and posters.

Keep your users and colleagues up-to-date with the latest on IEEE Xplore by providing ongoing communications via e-mail and in-house communication tools such as your library Web site, corporate intranet, newsletters, blogs, and Twitter. Learn about IEEE Xplore content, features, search tips, and the latest news to include in your communications with IEEE Xplore users by:

• setting up Saved Search Alerts and Table of Contents Alerts on IEEE Xplore;

• checking the "IEEE Xplore User Tips" section of the IEEE Client Services Web site;

• following IEEE Xplore on social media sites.

Expand your users to include other areas. IEEE Xplore is useful to engineers, researchers, faculty, students, and many others for research and development, forecasting, determining technical precedent, uncovering information on new products, keeping up-to-date with the latest technical advances, and finding competitive, technical and, market intelligence. As part of your IEEE Xplore promotional efforts, contact:

• research and development teams;

• engineering work groups;

• competitive intelligence units;

• patent and intellectual property groups;

• legal departments;

• product management and product development;

• information technology (IT) groups;

• licensing and business development;

• human resources hi-tech recruiters;

• investment research analysts.

Download tip sheets, industry impact sheets, and flyers

Contact your Client Services Manager or e-mail to request marketing materials such as tip sheets, pens, and mouse pads.

Help your users get the most out of your IEEE Xplore digital library subscription by providing and promoting training opportunities.

• Add links to self-paced tutorials on your library Web site or intranet.

• Share IEEE Xplore User Guides with your colleagues to help improve their search techniques.

• Encourage users to sign up for a live online training session.

• E-mail your Client Services Manager or to schedule a customized training session.


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Staying up-to-date with IEEE Xplore

Keep up with the latest updates, upgrades, and news regarding IEEE Xplore:

Bookmark the Client Services Web site:
The Client Services site provides access to training and promotional materials, as well as other tools and resources to help you manage your IEEE Xplore subscription. Check back regularly for the latest IEEE Xplore search tips, highlights, and news.

Get to know your Client Services Manager
The IEEE Client Services Team works with institutions and individuals who subscribe to the IEEE Xplore digital library subscription products to raise awareness of IEEE at their locations as well as increase usage. Learn more about the IEEE Client Services Team or contact

Follow IEEE Xplore on social media
IEEE Xplore social media sites encourage communication, collaboration, data sharing, and content development. Follow IEEE Xplore on any social channel for news, updates, and search tips and tricks. 


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