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Research Support @ HKU Libraries

The HKU Libraries provides support in different stages of your research cycle.

Research Methods

Designing an appropriate research methodology to collect and analyse data is an important component in your research cycle.  Some HKUL resources include:

1. SAGE Research Methods     

SAGE Research Methods is a tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. Users can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and other areas of research.


2. Springer Protocols    

Springer protocols is a database of reproducible laboratory protocols in the life and biomedical sciences offering researchers access to nearly thirty years worth of time tested, easily reproducible, step-by-step protocols for immediate use in their lab. Includes protocols from the Humana Press series, Methods in molecular biology, Methods in molecular medicine, Methods in biotechnology, Methods in pharmacology and toxicology, and Neuromethods, as well as from a vast number of laboratory handbooks, such as the Biomethods handbook, the Proteomics handbook, and the Springer laboratory manuals.


3. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols    

Cold Spring Harbor Protocols is an interdisciplinary journal providing a definitive source of research methods in cell, developmental and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, computational biology, immunology, neuroscience and imaging.


4. Data analysis

To familiarize yourselves with the quantitative and qualitative analysis tools, please explore the book list available in HKUL.  SPSS and Nvivo are also installed in some PCs in the Main Library.