Research tools to analyze Chinese language texts

Digital humanities has become increasingly prominent in recent years with significant resources being invested in digital preservation and large-scale applications for digital humanities projects. Although it does not necessarily lead to a paradigm shift in humanities studies, as traditional research methods have their accumulated values and numerous academic achievements, digital humanities provides an aspect that…

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Event Summary – Unlocking Research Potential: Effective Data Management for Transdisciplinary Success

The “Unlocking Research Potential: Effective Data Management for Transdisciplinary Success” sharing session successfully took place on Zoom on 12 March 2024 as part of the Research Data Academy series. The Ph.D. student sharing session was co-organized by the i-REACH project, Advanced Technologies Institute of HKU, Sau Po Centre of Ageing of HKU, and the HKU…

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HKU Contribution to Sustainable Development: Committed, Comprehensive, and Crucial

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (United Nations, 2015) provides a shared roadmap for achieving sustainable development by year 2030. Central to this agenda are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which emphasize the need for global partnership to address pressing challenges and create a better world for present and future generations. The University of…

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Select the Citation Management Tool That Best Suits Your Needs: EndNote vs. Zotero

Citation management tools can greatly help researchers organize, store, and cite references, saving valuable time for your academic research.  This blog post will introduce two popular citation management tools, EndNote and Zotero, to provide you with some ideas so that you can select the one that best suits your learning and research needs.  What is…

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HKU Performance in ESI data – Research Performance Statistics Released in September 2023

1. Introduction to ESI data Essential Science Indicators (ESI) data are statistical data that help identifying top-performing research and emerging areas of research in science and social sciences based on the Web of Science Core Collection data. ESI surveys more than 11,000 journals across 22 broad disciplines (Essential Science Indicators Help, 2023). Based on the…

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An Impactful Initiative: A Summary of HKU Libraries Open Access Author Fund in 2022/23

The HKU Libraries Open Access Author Fund, a key initiative of the Libraries to support open access by HKU researchers, has been run for the first financial year.   Join us in celebrating success with a few outcome snapshots.  Applications In the financial year 2022/23, the Fund supported 84 journal articles authored by HKU scholars and…

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A Step Forward Towards Open Access: The RGC Publication Gateway

The concept of Open Access (OA) in scholarly research community seeks collaborative efforts from different stakeholders to grant free and open online access permanently to academic information, such as journal article publication and research data, etc. As a major academic research funder in Hong Kong, the Research Grants Council (RGC) revealed its 5-year roadmap of…

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A Review of HKU’s Research Contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Introduction The QS World University Ranking evaluates universities’ contributions to global sustainability by incorporating the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into its methodology. QS uses a set of indicators, such as research output, academic reputation, and impact, to assess universities’ performance in each SDG, which are then combined to give an overall score for…

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Top 2% Scientist by Stanford University

Stanford University has released a publicly available database of top-cited scientists, the World’s Top 2% Scientists for 2022. The ranking list is created based on the bibliometric information retrieved from Scopus as of 1 September 2022, with the data updated to the end of citation year 2021. The datasets are freely available at Elsevier Data…

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Zotero: Managing Research Materials in a Better Way

Struggling to manage all your academic papers and still spending hours manually editing the citations and references list? Don’t worry. In this blog, we will introduce a reference management tool called Zotero, which will assist you in reading, citing, referencing, and managing academic papers more efficiently. 1. What is Zotero?  Zotero is a free, useful…

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