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Explore@HKUL: Music resources in Dialogue

Libraries have provided music electronic resources, but YouTube and Google provide extensive music resources too. What should we choose and How? On 6 April 2022, a session was held with the aim to raise awareness of using music online resources. We invited a HKU undergraduate to talk with the Music Librarian. You may find the review of the session below:

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One-to-one Research Consultation Service

Provides a personal research consultation service to registered HKU / HKU SPACE academic staff and postgraduate students on effective information research pertaining to their research projects. For details, please contact your Music Librarian.


Subject-specific Library Instruction Courses

Groups of staff or students can request library instruction courses according to their information needs. For details, please contact your Music Librarian.

Collected Works

The Music Collection has housed original publications for complete works editions, also known as collected editions. They are edited scores of western composers. The complete works editions are published over a wide span of years; it can be one volume at a time and/or it is not in volume-number order.  Musicologists are the editors of these editions, who judge and edit every single piece based on original manuscripts and primary sources. Complete works editions can be used for reference when you need to write academic papers or to perform a piece of work. Please visit the guide here.

Rare Scores

The Music Collection has acquired early prints of western canonical works to support teaching and research purposes. Modern scores available for loan in the Music Collection are also featured in this guide.

Facsimile editions in the Music Collection

A facsimile is an exact copy of the original one. Most original manuscripts are collected and kept by archives and museums in overseas countries. Within the Music Collection, you can see facsimile manuscripts of the scores that provide convenience and ease of use. Please visit the guide here.



Doing research in Music at HKU? This guide will save you time as you search for the right databases or other resources. Helpful tools for improving efficiencies in locating primary sources, articles, statistics, and much more are included. Once you have found the material you need, learn how to manage citations and integrate them into your research documents easily and quickly.

Arts and Music Librarian & Assistant Librarian (Outreach & Engagement)

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Yin Yee Kwan
Ms. KWAN Yin Yee
Main Library,
University of Hong Kong,
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong