Streamlined systematic review: Covidence and its new eligibility criteria feature supporting the PICOS framework

Systematic review is a method of analysis based on a comprehensive pool data, preferably using exactly comparable research studies [1]. It promotes evidence-based decision making through making maximum use of the best available evidence from all available sources. Subscribed by the Libraries, Covidence is a systematic review management tool helping students and researchers with the following…

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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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Event Summary – Open Science and Open Access Publishing: Integrity and Innovations 

The Open Science and Open Access Publishing: Integrity and Innovations event was a great success with around 150 researchers, students, editors, and librarians from countries across the Asia-Pacific region! Organised by HKU Libraries and supported by iGroup Asia Pacific, PLOS, and DOAJ, the event was held on 28 Oct 2022 at 2-4 pm. The speakers…

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How to Identify and Avoid Disinformation and Misinformation

Disinformation or misinformation is not a new phenomenon and they could be found anywhere in our daily lives. They may not only affect us in economical or social aspects, but also in academic studies and scientific research. First of all, let’s see the definitions of both “disinformation” and “misinformation”: According to Saoirse and Bahareh (2020),…

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Connected Papers: A visual tool that helps speed up your literature search

Struggling to search research papers by inputting keywords or topics in the traditional databases or Google for your literature review? In this blog, we introduce Connected Papers, a visual tool to help speed up literature searches and explore academic papers. About Connected Papers Connected Papers is a handy and powerful tool. It simplifies the process…

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