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Research Support@HKU Libraries

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

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Summary of the Research Support@HKU Libraries

1. Ideation     

•  Prior searching using patent databases: Espacenet; Google patent; Japan Platform for Patent Information; KIPRIS; Lens.org; Patentscope; SciFinder; CNIPA; USPTO   

•  Identify emerging research trends using analytical tools: ESI (InCites Essential Science Indicators); SciVal  


2. Write Research Proposal     

•  Find a supervisor/collaborator: HKU Scholars HubSciVal

•  Explore funding opportunities: Research Services website

•  Research Data Management (RDM): HKU Research Data Services website

•  Ensure research integrity and intellectual property rights: check research integrity by HKU Research Services and University’s Intellectual Property Rights Policy

•  Writing skills: Attend workshops by HKU Graduate School or read books on proposal writing


3. Literature Review     

•  Electronic Resources:

•  Refer to Subject Guides 

•  Install the HKUL Search Assistant and Reload via HKUL

•  Use search tools: Find@HKUL; Google Scholar; Multi-disciplinary databases; E-Theses Databases; HKUL Digital Initiatives; BrowZine; Alerts in databases; Pre-prints; HKALL; Interlibrary Loans; JULAC CardBook Recommendation OnlineElectronic Resources Recommendation OnlineJournal Recommendation Online

•  Skills: Build search statement with Boolean Operator; Truncation and Wildcard; Wildcard, Brackets and Quotation Marks


4. Organize References     

 •  Endnote 20: download: Endnotevisit: Endnote@HKUL websiteenroll in Online Endnote Course    

 •  Zotero

 •  Mendeley


5. Research Methods     

 •  Collect and analyze data by using HKUL resources:

   •  SAGE Research Methods                      •  Cochrane Library                                 •  Convidence                              

   •  Springer Protocols                                  •  Cold Spring Harbor Protocols             •  Data analysis: Quantitative and Qualitative


6. Research Data     

 •  Deposit data and visit:

    •  HKUL Research Data Services                                       •  DataHub                                   •  DataHub LibGuide


7. Ethical Considerations     

 •  Get information on Research Integrity

 •  Write and cite sources: Endnote 20; ILT02 eLearning@HKUL: Manage Citation with Endnote; Endnote@HKU LibGuide

 •  Avoid plagiarism: What is plagiarism; Information Literacy Training: Academic Honesty

 •  General Similarity Check: Turnitin@HKU

 •  Copyright in Teaching and Learning at HKU: Copyright in Teaching and Learning at HKUCopyright Classroom –HKU videos

 •  Ethical Use of Library Resources & Services:  Terms & conditions of useDownloading from databases; Copying of copyrighted materialsPolicy and guidelines.


8. Publishing     

 •  Guidelines and resources from publishers: How to Publish a Paper

 •  Open Access Publishing

9. Research Assessment     

 •  Research Metrics@HKUL

 •  Key Metrics Tools: Web of Science; InCites Essential Science Indicators (ESI); Journal Citation Reports (JCR); SciteScopusSciVal; Scimago Journal & Country Rank; Scite.     

 •  Types of Metrics:

   •  Journal-level metrics: Journal Impact Factor (JIF); Journal Citation Indicator (JCI)l; CiteScore; SCImago Journal Rank (SJR); Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)

  •  Article-level metrics: Times Cited; Field-Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI); Altmetrics; Scite

  •  Author-level metrics: Times Cited; H-index; Field-Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI)

  •  International Collaborations: % International Collaborations


10. Research Visibility     

 •  Increasing Research Visibility

 •  Making Publication                        •  Using Search Engine Optimization                    •  Sharing Research Data

 •  Using Social Media                       •  Establishing Author Profiles                                •  Using HKU Scholars Hib


11. Information for RPg Students     

 •  Data management plan (DMP)

 •  Theses submission: HKU Libraries: Theses@HKUHKU Graduate School: Thesis Submission

 •  Dataset submission: RPg Students Dataset Submission