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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 workshop offers basic and advanced skills to build and manage your Endnote library. It covers:

1. Basic set up:

  • Create an Endnote library

2. Build your Endnote library:

  • Direct export from FIND@HKUL, Academic Search Complete & Google Scholar
  • Manual input
  • Change citation style, remove duplicates, edit references and backup your library
  • Import & attach PDF files and find PDF full text

3. Cite While You Write:

  • Insert citation, edit citation, remove field codes

4. Manage a large library:

  • Create custom groups
  • Create smart groups

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 Show & Tell gives an overview of the new search tool, Find@HKUL. Highlights include:

1.    Search: Search for a specific title or materials on a topic
2.    Refine: Refine results by material type, language, year, etc.
3.    Access an item: Get a print item, view an online item, request an item via interbranch delivery or HKALL
4.    Export the citation: Send the citation information via email, permalink, etc.
5.    MyAccount @HKUL: View circulation record for renewals


  • Freshmen Orientation


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 platform 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.