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Tips on accessing HKUL E-resources

E-resources provided by HKUL require a fee subscription.  Access via Find@HKUL or the Electronic Resources page would direct you through our EZProxy server prompting user login.  Upon successful login, access will be granted.  Access from a non-HKUL website, such as Google Scholar or a Publisher’s website, would not trigger the HKUL login page, and you will be asked to pay for access.  To identify your affiliation with HKUL, you will need to route via the EZProxy server. Below are suggestions on setup to facilitate your access from a non-HKUL website:


PubMed users

  1. Begin from the customized HKUL link at
  2. On the result list, locate full text by clicking on the Find It@HKUL button against each record. 


Access from a Publisher’s website
A bookmarklet adds the proxy string to a URL, indicating your HKUL affiliation and prompting for HKU Portal ID/ Library card number and PIN. Follow the instructions below to install the bookmarklet on your PC or refer to the quick guide for iPads.

  1. Drag this button up to your bookmarks toolbar in your browser.
    (or right-click to save it to your favorites toolbar)
    Reload via HKUL
  2. You'll see a new button in your toolbar, that will look like this:
    bookmark in toolbar
  3. Now, when you're on a web page that you'd like to redirect through the Libraries' EZProxy server, clicking this button will automatically reload the web page.

    Before clicking the bookmarklet button: URL before reloading through proxy
    URL before reloading through proxy
    After clicking the button (HKUL login may apply): URL after reloading via proxy
    URL after reloading via proxy

    The Bookmarklet works only if the HKU Libraries has a subscription to the resource, and it compatible with web browsers including IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari.


Google Scholar
Configure your Google Scholar settings to get full text from HKUL subscriptions (watch demo):

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Settings”
  3. Click on "Library Links" on the left
  4. Enter "HKU" in search box
  5. Select "The University of Hong Kong - View It@HKUL"
  6. “Save” the settings

To get full text on your result list, click "View It@HKUL" on the right hand side.  Sometimes, it could be under “More”.  This will help discover the availability of the article at HKU Libraries.  Do not click on the title link.  This might take you to a website which HKUL has not taken up a subscription and, therefore, you will be asked to pay.


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