Find research resources on LibGuides

What is LibGuides?

LibGuides developed by Springershare, is a well-known web2.0 content management system used by libraries to share information and organize library resources. As of April 26, 2022, 5752 institutions have adopted the LibGuides system, and 873,034 guides have been created by 228,169 librarians worldwide (Springershare, 2022). HKU Libraries is one of the libraries adopted the LibGuides system. In this post, we will introduce the application of LibGuides in HKU Libraries and how LibGuides can help you in your research process.

Subject Guides

You can find information on a specific topics or subject at the HKU Libraries LibGuides. It serves as a good starting point for you to get research ideas and find recommended library resources and on a particular subject area.

On the HKU Libraries LibGuides, you can browse the research guides by subject or by type. Or you can click All Guides to see an alphabetical list of all of our research guides. Moreover, you can enter keyword in the search box to find specific research guides.

HKU Libraries LibGuides
HKU Libraries LibGuides:

To learn more about research services, you can refer to the research guides below:

  • Research Support@HKU Libraries: Library services to support your research process.
  • DataHub: Learn how to manage your research data on DataHub including the dataset submission process for RPG students.
  • Open Access@HKUL: Learn how to publish and share your research. Introduce the open access publishing practices in HKU and some useful OA tools.
  • Research Metrics@HKUL: Learn how to use major research metrics to measure your publication impact.
    • Scite:  Discover and evaluate scientific articles through Smart Citations on Scite. 
    • SciVal: Guide on how to use SciVal, a research performance assessment tool. 
  • Author Profile: Learn how to set up your researcher profile on commonly used platforms e.g. Scopus Author ID, ResearcherID (Web of Science), Google Scholar Profile and ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)

Electronic Resources Page

On the Electronic Resources Page, you can browse an alphabetical list of library subscribed databases for your research. Databases can be filtered by Subjects and Types using the dropdown menus. Under specific subject area, you will see a list of “Best Bets!” databases selected by subject librarians that are best for finding resources for that subject. Besides, you can easily find databases by their types, e.g. e-book, e-journals, e-news and e-theses etc.

Moreover, Key Databases and New / Trial databases are featured in the right hand panel. Key databases include popular interdisciplinary databases for research. Please note that New / Trial databases are available for certain periods of time. You are welcome to send us your comments regarding the usefulness of these new/trial databases in support of your learning and research at

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