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Click in the box, type the KEYWORD(S) you want, and press Enter or click the "Submit" button.


Type the keyword you want to find. For example:
  • good to great
  • Indian cooking

Search Tips
Adjacency Multiple words are searched together as one phrase.
Example : world health organization
Wildcards Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk. '*' for 1-5 characters, '**' for open-ended truncation, '?' to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
Examples : environment* polic*, comput**, wom?n
Boolean Operators Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and not" to exclude words.
Example : stocks and bonds
Example : (alaska or canada) and (adventure and not vacation)
Proximity Operators Use "near" to specify words close to each other, in any order.
Example : california near university
Field limits A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).
Grouping Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.

From 17th July 2017, please use the new 1-Search - a brand new gateway to find library's books, journals and e-resources. It is a new JULAC (Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee) Integrated Library System (ILS) shared by the 8 UGC (University Grants Committee) funded HK university libraries system.

More than just a library catalogue, it integrated the HKALL (Hong Kong Academic Library Link) and 1-Search function (searching journal articles) into one system. That means it is a more simple system for you.