LibrarySearch provides simple, one-stop searching for books and e-books, videos, articles, digital media, and more.
LibrarySearch can be accessed in 2 ways:
1. the embedded search box in the Library Homepage (http://www.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/):
The Library homepage provides 5 main tabs to access different content. The default selection is pointing to the LibrarySearch.
Users may also access the LibrarySearch page directly by typing the url (http://librarysearch.lib.cuhk.edu.hk) or via web search engines. In these cases, the LibrarySearch main page will be shown:
To search all the materials, simply type in the keywords in the search box to begin.
The pull down menu serves as a limiter to the search scope:
|All||Search for all types of materials listed below.|
|Books||Search for library acquired books, ebooks and more.|
|Articles||Find journal articles, newspapers articles, theses, conference proceedings and more.|
|Audio-visual||Find audio-visual and multimedia materials.|
|Periodicals||Search for the title of periodicals.|
|Reference Materials||Search for reference materials.|
|CUHK Theses||Search for CUHK master theses and PhD dissertations.|
|Special Collections||Find closed stack items reside in the CUHK Special Collections and the Repositories.|
|Local TV Programmes||Find recorded Hong Kong television programmes.|
|Government Documents||Find Government documents.|
|Exam Papers||Find CUHK undergradute exam papers.|
|Course Reserves||Find instructors reserved course materials.|
|Searching all input words||gps privacy|
|Phrase search||" "||"higher education"|
|Multiple character wildcard search||*||comput*|
|Searching at least one input word or phrase||OR||universities OR colleges|
|Excluding a term||NOT||computers NOT calculators|
|Grouping terms||()||(universit* OR college*) "united states"|
The top navigation menu consist of several functions:
The results will be displayed on this screen. The default sorting is according to the relevancy of the results to the keywords you have typed in. You may change the sorting order by relevancy, by date or by title using the facet options on the right hand side of the screen.
Unlike the Advanced Search, the approach used in Simple Search is to search first and refine the result later. This approach will yield a large number of results in the beginning, and users will need to fine tune the results to meet the needs using the following facets search options:
Please note that the above is a list of general facet search options that usually appears. There are other facets based on the types of search results yielded.
When a search result is selected, it will redirect to the detailed record page of the item:
This video shows you how to find print and electronic books on the CUHK Library website. (1:19)
This video shows you how to find eBooks on the CUHK Library website. (1:34)
This video is a get-started guide to search journal articles on the CUHK Library website. (1:05)
Watch this video to know how to find CUHK examination papers of the undergraduate courses. (1:10)