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This is a guide to some of the most important electronic resources related to Basic Research Skills.  Email or phone the subject specialists for more information and assistance.




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Major Online Resources

Online Tutorials

Research Smart Tutorial ( 

Learn how to properly and efficiently find, utilize, evaluate, legally share and create content using digital technologies.

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Discipline-specific Library Research Skills

The following online courses are available from the CUHK Blackboard.

To Enroll:

  1. Please login to the CUHK Blackboard;
  2. Click on any course link(s) below to self-enroll.

To access the content:

  1. Enroll in any course(s) listed below;
  2. Login to your own Blackboard account to view the content of that specific course(s).

(Clicking on the links below repeatedly will only bring you to the self-enrollment screen again. You are only required to enroll once to view the content.)

LIB 101 Library Research Skills in Business
LIB 102 Library Research Skills in Education
LIB 103 Library Research Skills in Arts & Humanities
LIB 104 Library Research Skills in Engineering
LIB 105 Library Research Skills in Law
LIB 106 Library Research Skills in Social Science
LIB 107 Library Research Skills in Science
LIB 108 Library Research Skills in Medicine

ARCTAPS - Online platform for postgraduates

ARCTAPS is a one-stop platform, developed by the Independent Learning Centre and CUHK Library, to enhance the Active Reading (AT), Critical Thinking (CT) and Academic Publishing Skills (APS) of CUHK research postgraduates. You can watch the below two videos to learn about the AR and CT series in ARCTAPS: 

Active Reading - 

Critical Thinking -

Click HERE to access this platform!


Major Databases and Websites


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