Electronic Resources HKU SPACE
NOTE: Access to these resources may be changed by the University Libraries without prior notice.
Find research articles from a multi-disciplinary database
1. Devise search statement
Search statement: ("heat waves" or "high temperature") AND ("global warming" or "temperature extremes")
2. Access a multi-disciplinary database
(a) Enter search terms.
(b) Select boolean operator.
(c) Select a search field.
(d) Click the Search button.
4. Refine results
You can filter your search results with the facets to the left. The results can be refined by a specific category (e.g. Peer-viewed, Scholarly journals, Source type, Publication date, Publication title etc.)
In this example, try to refine by:
5. Evaluate results
Is this article relevant?
(a) Click "Abstract/Details" to evaluate the article.
(b) Check below fields to evaluate the articles:
(i) Subject: describe the subject matter of the article
(ii) Abstract: provides a short summary of the article
6. Get articles
(a) If the full text is available, click "Full text-PDF" to view the article.
(b) If there is no full text available, click "FIND@HKUL" icon for a full text match. It will direct you to check library holdings.
Select a relevant record from your results list
1. References: A bibliography listing all the works the author has made use of. A source for additional background reading.
2. Cited by: Works that have cited the article. Important works in general are cited more often.
3. Documents with shared references: Works that have cited the same sources. The more shared references, the more likely they are relevant.
4. Subject heading: Focus your results on the relevant subject(s) to find other highly relevant works, e.g. "Meteorology".
e.g., travel and Europe finds results that contain both travel and Europe.
e.g., college or university finds results that contain either college or university.
e.g., television not cable finds results that contain television but not cable.
e.g., ne?t to find all resuls containing neat, nest or next.
e.g. comput* to find the words computer or computing.