To facilitate efficient information retrieval, some Hong Kong-related materials have been digitised and can be accessed through either the HKUL Digital Initiatives or the online catalogue in the Libraries’ home page.
- Hong Kong Journals Online
- Hong Kong Government Reports Online (1853-1941)
- Hong Kong and the West until 1860
- Hong Kong Oral History Archives
- Basic Law Drafting History Online
- Historical Laws of Hong Kong Online
- Hong Kong’s War Crimes Trials Collection
- The Last Governor Online
- Hong Kong Newspaper Clippings Online
- Hong Kong Tourism Board Collection
- Luke Him Sau Architectural Collection
- Stock Market Archives and Artifacts Collection (SMAAC)
- Hong Kong Listed Company Papers Online
- Hong Kong Table of Contents Database
- Pre-1950 Hong Kong e-books
Hong Kong Journals Online (HKJO) is a full-text image database providing access to selected academic and professional journals, both in English and Chinese, published in Hong Kong. Titles included in this database cover a wide range of disciplines including law, medicine and education. Issues included in this database vary from journal to journal with the earliest going back to 1872. Currently, more than 491,290 images from over 60 titles are accessible via the database. New issues of the titles will also be added as soon as being received. Scholars doing research on Hong Kong will find this an invaluable resource.
Hong Kong Government Reports Online (HKGRO) is a full-text image database providing online access to pre-World War II issues of four major government publications, namely, Administrative Report, Hong Kong Sessional Papers, Hong Kong Hansard and Hong Kong Government Gazette. It contains a wide range of information, such as official notifications, proceedings of the Legislative Council, statistics, and reports of government departments and special committees, which are essential to students and scholars in conducting research on Hong Kong.
The database is to provide online access and retrieval to a variety of valuable information, including sketches, maps, and accounts of western visitors and settlers about early Hong Kong, which are scattered in rare titles located in Special Collections and Fung Ping Shan Library of the University of Hong Kong Libraries.
The Hong Kong Oral History Archives contains over 200 oral histories collected by the Hong Kong Oral History Archives Project during 2001-2004 which was jointly operated by the Centre of Asian Studies and Department of Sociology of the University of Hong Kong. Currently 179 records have been deposited at Special Collections. The Archives are accessible in the forms of audio discs and transcripts.
This is an online resource providing information and materials from the drafting history of Hong Kong’s constitution, The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Four databases are currently available for free public access: Drafting Materials, News Coverage, Legco Database, and Textual History.
The Historical Laws of Hong Kong Online is a full-text image database providing access to past revised editions of Hong Kong Laws. The database comprises a total of seven consolidations of the laws of Hong Kong: 1890, 1901, 1912, 1923, 1937, 1950, and 1964 (last updated to 1989).
The HKWCT Collection is part of a project funded by the Hong Kong SAR government’s Research Grant Council. The Collection’s website provides details of, and access to, the case files of 46 trials involving 123 persons who were tried in Hong Kong for war crimes committed during the Second World War.
The University of Hong Kong Libraries has created this online database from "Patten, The Last Governor" materials donated to them by Dr. William M.W. Mong. These materials record and document the political life of Christopher Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong, beginning with an interview in 1992, and ending with his last speech to the Hong Kong Legislative Council (Legco) on 2 October 1996.
The University of Hong Kong Libraries has created this full-text image database from the original set of newspaper clippings compiled for the Department of Political Science by Dr. Norman Miners. The database comprises more than 150,000 images covering the early 1970s to 1994. Most of the topics are related to politics and government in Hong Kong and materials were primarily gathered from the South China Morning Post and the Hong Kong Standard.
The Hong Kong Tourism Board Collection comprises more than 3,900 titles of publications, including leaflets, statistical reports, promotional brochures, and maps, 510 sheets of posters, as well as 854 film and video titles, most of them published by the Association since the early 1960s. This archival collection of reference materials provides invaluable source materials on the transformation of the Hong Kong Tourist Industry.
Luke Him Sau was regarded as a key member of the first generation of Chinese architects. This Collection chiefly consists of architectural drawings created by Hong Kong architect Mr. Luke Him Sau (陸謙受) and his various business and personal records. There are some 950 pieces of architectural drawings, dated approximately from 1948 to 1968, of building projects in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Macau and Taiwan. For business and personal records, they include work diaries, professional certificates, lecture notes, office records and poems of Luke Him Sau. Digital images of most architectural drawings, business and personal records are accessible through browse and search functions.
This spectacular collection contains over 2,000 items of rich and invaluable documents, archival materials and artifacts of the stock market of Hong Kong, of which the most important are the archives of the former Far East Exchange. Besides, over 60 oral history interviews were conducted with securities industry veterans, including government officials, exchange executives and other market participants.
The Hong Kong Listed Company Papers Collection is made up of more than 30,000 documents arising from the issue of new shares, derivative warrants and debt securities, mergers and takeovers, repurchase of shares, company reorganization, etc., released by Hong Kong listed companies and financial institutions to the general public. It reflects not only the activities of listed companies but also the overall economic conditions of Hong Kong since the 1940s.
This database provides access to the table of contents (TOC) of books and pamphlets housed in the Hong Kong Collection, the University of Hong Kong Libraries. It enables users to identify individual papers presented at conferences held in Hong Kong and book chapters of Hong Kong-related publications, regardless of their publishing place and subject area.
Special Collections houses rare and unique Hong Kong materials which go back to the mid 19th century. To preserve these rare materials, books published before 1950 and are out-of-copyright have been selected for digitisation. There are now over 250 volumes available for public online access, including both English and Chinese materials and some colonial government publications. For lists of book titles, see English publications and Chinese publications for reference.