Research Services

Developed in collaboration with the Committee for Research and Development (CRD), Library Research Services offer a comprehensive range of services to support your research needs when embarking on a project or publication. The services are available on a personalized basis, and can be adapted to help you undertake preliminary research into a topic, frame research questions, track existing research in a given field, and to support you throughout a research project.  To submit the Research Services request.

Library Research Services consist of:

Research Consultation

Librarians in the Academic and Learning Support Section are available on call to discuss your research needs with you, either in person, by phone or email. The Library can advise on the range of available resources which are most pertinent to your research inquiry, and can assist in designing the most appropriate database search strategies. When you first make a research inquiry with the Library, you will be assigned an Librarian with appropriate subject expertise, who will continue to work with you for the duration of your research project.

Please contact your Departmental Librarians for further details.

Literature Searches

The Library provides access to over one hundred bibliographic and full-text databases in English and Chinese in most education-related fields. Your assigned Librarian will work with you on designing a search strategy for your topic, and if preferred can also undertake a literature search of databases on your behalf, to ensure that you are covering the full range of print and electronic resources available.

In addition, our librarians will maintain regular contact with you to review the literature search and continue to retrieve more relevant resources for you as your project progresses.

Please submit your Online Search request.

Document Delivery Services

When books and journal articles are not available electronically or in print form in the EdUHK Library collections, the Library can request them on your behalf through its Document Delivery or Inter-Library Loans services.

Research Citation Databases

The Library has subscribed a number of research databases with citation search functions. With tools like “Cited Author Search”, researchers can easily discover who are citing their works, track prior research and monitor current developments, and follow the path of today’s hottest ideas. Check out these databases and free Internet resources:

Journal Evaluation Metrics

The Library is developing a suite of research evaluation tools for you to identify the most influential publications in your field. InCites Journal Citation ReportsScopus, and SCImago Journal & Country Rank enable you to identify and compare the status and impact of a range of leading English language journals in your field. We can provide you with personal assistance and advice in conducting analyses of journals using this product, or can undertake these analyses on your behalf. Other research evaluation tools – such as core journal listings in a particular field – can also be sourced for you where available.

Promotion of EdUHK Research Visibility

No matter your research output is to be published or has been published in a book or journal, the content can only be viewed by the buyers or subscribers. You can also possibly publish your work at the Library’s EdUHK Research Repository to let the rest of the world see it. To establish a presence on the Repository, please email the EdUHK Research Repository Team at or by phone on 2948 6575. The Library will help you all the way to publication on the Repository.

Publisher Details and Contribution Guidelines

If you are interested in publishing in a particular journal, or want to compare the subject areas or requirements of different journals, the Library can locate the journal contribution guidelines and other publication information on your behalf.

Bibliographic Management Tools

RefWorks is available for your use, the Library can assist you in managing literature citations while working on a research project or preparing a publication.

Current Awareness Tools – SDI and RSS

The Library can assist you to keep up to date on the latest publishing in your areas of interest by establishing personal SDI (Selective Dissemination of Information) research profiles for you with a range of relevant databases and other sources.

In addition, the Library can profile your research topics and interests so that the latest relevant article publishing from electronic databases and journals can be forwarded to you at any time using RSS feeds from your assigned librarians. Guideline for creating and reading RSS feeds can be obtained here.

Workshops and Instruction

The Library can provide individual or group instruction in the use of all of its databases and research tools – such as InCites Journal Citation Reports, RefWorks or iSearch. These can be arranged for a time and venue of your choice, to suit your needs.

Please check for the latest available Library Skills Workshop.

Contact Information

For further information and assistance with your research, please contact your Departmental Librarian listed below, or simply address your inquiry to

Departmental Librarians

Our team of specialist Departmental Librarians is ready to work closely with you on all your research needs.

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