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Research Support @ HKU Libraries

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

Ethical Considerations

1. Research Integrity 

A website prepared by HKU Research Services.

2. Write and cite sources   

Credit or cite properly is the essence to academic integrity.  Endnote offers the CWYW feature for you to Cite While You Write.  It also helps build and format the reference list according to your chosen citation style.  To learn how to use, join an Endnote Workshop or refer to the Guide.

3. What is plagiarism?

A website prepared by HKU Teaching and Learning and provide pertinent information on plagiarism.


Jordan, S. R., & University of Hong Kong. (2014). 

Plagiarism: A guide for research postgraduate students at The University of Hong Kong.

4. Originality Check   

HKU research students are required to submit their theses to Turnitin for originality check before submitting the theses for examination.  For more details, please refer to the Workflow of Compulsory Plagiarism Check on RPg Theses.

Turnitin offers Originality Checking on students' work for proper citation or potential plagiarism. Once a paper is submitted to Turnitin, it will compare with documents in a continuously updated database consisting of current and archived web pages, millions of student papers worldwide, and collections of newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, e-Books and e-Texts.  Find out more from Turnitin@HKU.

5. Submit thesis   

In accordance to "Regulations Governing the Format, Binding and Presentation of Theses for Higher Degrees by Research", MPhil and PhD students are required to submit an electronic copy (ETD) of their theses along with the print copy.  The printed theses are kept in The HKU Archives while the ETDs (Electronic Theses & Dissertations) are on open access in the Scholars Hub.  For HKU Taught Postgraduates, the Libraries only acquire the electronic copy which is also accessible on open access via the Scholars Hub.  For more information on thesis submission, please visit the Theses@HKU web page.