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Find@HKUL: Tips


Provides one-stop search for books, e-books, videos, articles, digital media, and more in HKU Libraries.

The search can be extended to all 8 UGC-funded university libraries in Hong Kong and institutions worldwide.


Sign in to 

  • Access full text
  • Renew or request items
  • Save searches or results
  • Create alerts on new publications

The location of Sign in button in Find@HKUL webpage

  1. Enter keywords, a title or an author's name.
  2. Choose a scope:
    • Books+: Print and e-books, journal and newspaper titles, theses, audio-visual materials and more.
    • Articles+: HKUL subscribed online articles including journal and newspaper articles, conference papers and more.
    • Beyond HKU (HKALL + Interlibrary Loan): Collections in all 8 UGC-funded university libraries in Hong Kong and institutions worldwide

Find@HKUL_Choose a scope

From the search results page, you can:

  1. Use any combination of facets such as show only, subject and resource type etc. to limit the search results.
  2. Click the title to show more item information.
  3. Check item location, status, call number and more.
  4. Cite, email or save the item to My favourite. Click the dots for more options
  5. Access an e-resource, e.g. ebook, article.

A sample of a result page in Find@HKUL

  1. Click “Menu” at the top right corner of the Find@HKUL page.
  2. Click MyAccount@HKULto sign in your library account.
    The location of MyAccount@HKUL button in Find@HKUL webpage
  3. Enter your HKU Portal or Library account and PIN.
  4. After login to your library account, you can:
    • Loans:  Display your loan record and renew. 
    • Requests: Display your requests.
    • Fine + Fees: Display details of outstanding fines and processing fee in your account.

The Interface of MyAccount@HKUL

Two methods:

  1. Change scope to Beyond HKU (HKALL+ Interlibrary Loan) and then search.Find@HKUL_Check availability in HKALL & ILL_step1
  2. In full record of a HKU item, click on "Check availability in HKALL and Interlibrary Loan”Find@HKUL_Check availability in HKALL & ILL_step2

Search Tips

If you want to…




Search a phrase

" "

(Quotation marks)

Search as a phrase

“renewable energy”

Search a term with variant forms


(A question mark)

Perform a single character wildcard search



(An asterisk)

Perform a multiple character wildcard search


Combine synonyms


Connect synonyms

Solar OR sun

Combine terms on different subjects


(or a space)

Connect terms covering different subjects

Energy AND conservation

Exclude a term


Exclude a term from the search

Energy NOT nuclear

Group terms

( )

Group terms within a search statement.

“renewable energy” AND

(solar OR wind OR wave?)