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Startup Kit @ HKUL: Videos for installing and configuring the applications and software


Videos for installing and configuring the applications and software


Mobile@HKUL is quick mobile access to HKU library information and services.

Install Mobile@HKUL on Android or IOS devices

                         Android Device                                                                   IOS Device     

Main steps in installing Mobile@HKUL

► Download the app by searching for mobile@hkul in the Apple App Store or Google Play store on your device or click the appropriate button below.

     AppStoreButton   android button

► Install Mobile@HKUL by the following steps:

Extra Tips   

Conduct search at Find@HKUL by using Mobile@HKUL

Simple Search

   1. Select the Find@HKUL (yellow magnifier) icon

   2. Tap on the search box

   3. Input the search term

   4. Select the scopes, such as Books & Article+, HKALL, Books+, Articles+

   5. Tap on the Search icon

   6. Look for the results


Refine Results

   1. Tap on the filter icon

   2. Sort by Relevance, Newest, Oldest, Author, or Title

   3. Refine the results by facets, e.g., resource type, year, subject, author, collection, journal title, language, or library

   4. Include the entries under a facet

   5. Exclude the entries under a facet

   6. Tap on Apply Filters


Advanced Search

   1. Tap on the More Settings (horizontal three dots) icon

   2. Select Advance Search

   3. Search the information under the Advance Search mode


To learn more tips and tricks that help you easily find information on Find@HKUL, visit our Find@HKUL LibGuide.

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    


  • 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:


• 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.


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      


  • If you are using Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge, you are suggested using 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

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
  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. 


  • "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.

Endnote is a reference management software to organize readings and cite sources while writing a paper.

This video shows how do you:

  • Download EndNote from Library Webpage 00:15
  • Create an EndNote Library 01:31
  • Change Citation Style 02:24


Visit Endnote@HKU webpage to download Endnote in Windows or Mac. You may follow the instructions in the below installation guides to install Endnote.

  ► Installation Guide for Windows

  ► Installation Guide for Mac

To learn more about Endnote, you may enroll in our Online Endnote CourseThe course has a series of videos and quiz questions on learning the essential Endnote skills.

Furthermore, explore more about Endnote, check out our Endnote@HKU LibGuide.

Installation Guide for Windows


Installation Guide for Mac

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