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Accessing to HKU Libraries subscribed e-resources

Access to HKU Libraries subscribed e-resources

You may get access to HKU Libraries subscribed e-resources in the following three ways:

From HKU Libraries website

When you get access to HKU Libraries subscribed e-resources, you may get them from the HKU libraries website, i.e., the Find@HKUL or the Electronic Resources page. By this way, it will direct you through an authentication loginUpon successful login and then access will be granted. 

From non-HKU Libraries websites

► Publishers' websites

Besides the HKU Libraries website, you may retrieve the e-resources from non-HKUL websites, such as the publishers' websites, for example, Science, Springer, ScienceDirect. You may be asked to pay for access to the articles as the publishers do not recognize that you are affiliated with HKU Libraries.

If you have installed the HKUL Search Assistant plugin or added Reload via HKUL bookmarklet to your browser, this will trigger the HKUL authentication page for login. Then, access will also be granted.

► Google Scholar

When conducting your research, you may search papers from Google Scholar. If you have configured the settings in Google Scholar, it will also trigger the authentication. After login, click on the View It@HKUL, you can get access to the articles with ease.

 

The methods for accessing HKU Libraries subscribed e-resources can be summarized as the diagram shown below. Watch the following video to learn more about how to get access to HKU Libraries subscribed e-resources. 

Access to HKU Libraries subscribed e-resources from non HKUL websites

HKU Library Search Assistant     

HKU Library Search Assistant is a plugin to search HKU Libraries Catalogue and other popular databases within your browser and access HKUL subscribed resources from a publisher website.

Installation of the extension in Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge     

                      Chrome                                                    Firefox                                                 Microsoft Edge    
                  

Notes: 

  • Library Search Assistant does not support Safari, iPhone and IPad at the moment. If you are using Safari as the browser, or you are an iPad or iPhone user, you may make use of Reload via HKUL bookmarklet.

Perform the functions of (i) getting access to e-resources; and (ii) searching from a non-HKUL website

Getting Access to E-resources Function Searching Function
                                                  
How to access electronic resources via HKUL authentication

How to use the extension for searching

When accessing a resource from a publisher's website, click on the browser extension  

Click on 

This will trigger the HKUL authentication page for login.

Method 1:

Select the text and right-click

Select Search with HKU Search Assistant 

Choose the search platforms in HKU Catalogue, WoS, Google Scholar, PubMed or WorldCat

 

Method 2:

Click HKUL Search Assistant icon

Input the search term

Search in HKU Libraries Catalogue and other popular search engines without leaving your current page

Click Search

Reload via HKUL is a bookmarklet to facilitate access to HKUL subscribed resources from a publisher website.

For desktop: Safari

• Install the bookmarklet on your web browser.  Drag this button Reload via HKUL up to your bookmarks toolbar (or right-click to save it to your favorites toolbar). 

•  A new button appears in your toolbar, like this: 

• When accessing a resource from a publisher's website, click on the Reload via HKUL bookmarklet in your toolbar.  You will be prompted to authenticate with your HKU Portal/ library account.

 


For gadgets: iPad and iPhone

• Install the bookmarklet on your iPad and iPhone
• Copy the following bookmarklet code of Reload via HKUL to your iPad and iPhone:

javascript:if%20((navigator.userAgent.indexOf(%22Opera%22))%3D%3D0)%20%7Blocation.hostname%3D%27eproxy.lib.hku.hk/login%3Furl%3D%27%2Blocation.protocol%2B%27//%27%2Blocation.hostname%3B%7D%20else%20%7Blocation.href%3D%27http://eproxy.lib.hku.hk/login%3Furl%3D%27%2Blocation.href%3B%7D

• When accessing a resource from a publisher's website, tap on the bookmark, Reload via HKUL on your gadgets.  You will be prompted to authenticate with your HKU Portal/ library account for login.

Notes:

  • Access is only granted for HKUL subscribed resources and to eligible patrons only.
                     Chrome on iPad                                                         Safari on iPad      

 

                    Chrome on iPhone                                                          Safari on iPhone      

Notes:

  • If you are using Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge, you are suggested using the HKU Library Search Assistant.

Comparison between HKU Library Search Assistant and Reload via HKUL

 

HKU Library Search Assistant  

Reload via HKUL 

Get access to e-resources from

non-HKUL websites

Yes Yes
Perform Searching Yes No
Suggested Platforms PC (Chrome, Firefox, Edge)

PC (Safari)

iPhone, iPad (Safari, Chrome)

 

Additional information on Reload via HKUL:

Reload via HKUL 

IOS      Android     
Installation of Reload via HKUL Available Not available
Devices iPhone, iPad No
Browsers

R Safari, Chrome

T Firefox, Microsoft Edge

Not available
Videos at HKUL
(1) iPhone: installing the bookmarklet (Chrome & Safari)
(2) iPad: installing the bookmarklet (Chrome & Safari)
Not available

Google Scholar links to HKUL full-text subscriptions through ViewIt@HKUL.

Follow the steps below to learn more about (i) configuring the settings, and (ii) searching and getting the full text of publications at Google Scholar.

Configure settings

  1. Go to http://scholar.google.com
  2. Click on “Settings”
  3. Click on "Library Links" on the left
  4. Enter "HKU" in the search box
  5. Select "The University of Hong Kong - View It@HKUL"
  6. “Save” the settings

 

Search and get the full text 

  1. Search Google Scholar
  2. Click "View It@HKUL" to get the full text. 
     

Note:

  • "View It@HKUL" could sometimes be hidden under “More”.  
  • Do not click on the title link.  This might take you to a website to which HKUL has not taken out a subscription and, therefore, you will be asked to pay.

  1. Use the customized HKUL link:
    http://find.lib.hku.hk/record=HKU_IZ61507280930003414
  2. On the result list, find full text via the Find@HKUL button.