FIND@HKUL

 

Q1: I have problems in using Find@HKUL with IE browser (Internet Explorer). What should I do?

Q2: The FindIt @ HKUL link in Google Scholar no longer works. What should I do?

Q3: Coverage of ejournals is not displayed in Find@HKUL. Why?

Q4: The publisher website prompts me to purchase the article. But, I know HKU Libraries subscribes to this e-journal. What should I do?

Q5: The full text link sends me to the journal homepage instead of to the article level. What should I do?

Q6: I have exported my reading history from Dragon. But, the number of records exported is smaller than the number shown on top of the reading history. Why?


A1: Find@HKUL interface supports IE11 or above.  But, according to Ex Libris (the vendor of this interface), "IE 11 has general known performance issues with supporting material design components.  We are working to optimize the performance and behavior of IE 11.”  So, before such issues are resolved, please use Chrome or Firefox.  The following table describes the certified browsers:

Browser Description
Apple® Safari® The new Primo UI is tested and certified with the most recent stable version of Safari® on Mac®.
Google Chrome™ The new Primo UI is tested and certified with the most recent stable version of Google Chrome.
Mozilla® Firefox®    The new Primo UI is tested and certified with the most recent stable version of Firefox®
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® The new UI is tested and certified with the two most recent browser versions for Microsoft® Internet Explorer®: EDGE and IE 11. IE 11 has general known performance issues with supporting material design components. We are working to optimize the performance and behavior of IE 11.

 

A2: A new link ViewIt @ HKUL is now used. Please configure your Google Scholar:

> Scholar settings
> Library Links
> Search for “HKU”
> Choose the option “The University of Hong Kong – ViewIt @ HKUL”
> Unclick the option “The University of Hong Kong – FindIt @ HKUL”

 

A3: Library staff are inputting the coverage information back into each ejournal record, as the information cannot be migrated to the new system.  With over 132,000 ejournal subscriptions, we target to complete this task in November.  If you need any assistance, please Ask-a-Librarian.

 

A4: You can install the “Reload via HKUL” Bookmarklet.   This will help the publisher identify your affiliation with HKU.  Please see quick guide

 

A5: Some e-resources can only link to the journal level instead of the article level.  So, please browse or search for the article from the journal or e-resource homepage.  

 

A6: There could be two reasons:

  1. The number shown on top of the reading history includes HKALL items.  However, the actual items shown on the list are HKU items only.  As such, the number shown will not match the actual numbers displayed.
  2. Some HKU items may be withdrawn at the time when the reading list is exported.