Library Course Materials



Unlike a conventional keyword search, cited reference search is able to find relevant articles through the citation patterns in the scholarly world. This course mainly covers two major databases, Web of Science and Scopus.


  • Endnote Workshops

This is a basic introductory workshop to Endnote. It covers:

1. Getting started: create an Endnote library
2. Build up your Endnote library: manual input, direct export and save & import
3. Manage your library: change citation style, remove duplicates and backup your library
4. Cite While You Write: Insert citation, edit citation, remove field codes

Workshop II offers advanced skills to better manage your Endnote library. It covers:

1. Manage PDF files: import and attach PDF files
2. Create custom groups
3. Create smart groups
4. Build up your Endnote library: Google Scholar
5. Edit references
6. Generate a bibliography

Note: Endnote is a citation management software that enables you to organize references and cite the sources while writing your paper. HKU has taken out an Endnote site licence which permits current HKU staff and students to use the software both on campus or on their PC. Other users can use Endnote on PCs provided in the HKU Libraries.

This workshop introduces you to the specialized databases for finding journal articles. Some databases are multi-disciplinary while many others are subject-specific. The workshop also covers some practical search skills, such as lateral search and thesaurus.

  • Freshmen Orientation

What does it mean by an impact factor of 1.362? How is the impact factor calculated? Where can you get this data? Find these out and more by joining this course which covers the database, Journal Citation Reports.

The Postgraduate Library Workshop aims to familiarize you with our services and facilities, and to equip you with the essential information skills for your postgraduate study and research. Topics include:

  • Find recommended readings
  • Search for a topic
  • Search for in-depth information
  • Ethical use of information

Turnitin is a text-matching software that helps spot possible cases of plagiarism. This Seminar aims to assist RPG students in understanding how to submit their theses to Turnitin and to interpret the originality reports.

The Undergraduate Library Workshop offers you essential skills in locating materials for your courses and assignments. Topics include:

  • Perform a quick search for books and journal articles
  • Request books from HKALL
  • Perform in-depth searches using subject-specific resources
  • Configure access to e-resources via different channels, such as Google Scholar