Data Cleaning: What and How

In addition to data collection, data cleaning is another crucial process to lay the foundation for data analysis. Researchers may face challenges related to data quality, reusability, and obtaining reliable insights from the collected data. In this blog post, we would introduce some practical skills and tools for data cleaning to help researchers address these…

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Web Scraping: Efficient Data Collection from the Web

In March – May 2024, the HKU Libraries organised the Research Data Academy, RDA, a series of training sessions designed to strengthen participants’ data literacy skills, covering multiple areas in the research data lifecycle. In the coming months, based on the RDA, several posts on key topics in the research lifecycle will be developed and…

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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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​​Publish and Share Your Research: Suggestions from Editors and Librarians Seminar Series​ 

​​The Libraries is co-organizing a series of seminars with CITE (Centre for Information Technology in Education, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong) to provide researchers with useful advice on publishing your research.​ Eight seminars on various topics by journal editors and librarians will be held in this ​academic​ year. No matter an early…

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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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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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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…

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Know Your Citations Better with Citation Context Analysis

Beyond simple counts of citations received by a paper, a novel method for examining impact of a piece of scholarly work—citation context analysis is able to “…help scholars explore and describe—at a specific and detailed level—how important ideas are used by and spread from a source text to subsequent citing works.” (Anderson and Lemken, 2020)…

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Scite Dashboard: Analysis of HKU Publication Citations

What is scite? Scite is a platform that helps researchers to better discover and evaluate scientific articles through Smart Citations. By making use of machine learning and its deep learning model, scite accesses full text of the scholarly publications and tells how a publication is being cited by classifying them in “supporting”, “mentioning”, and “contrasting”. …

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