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Open Educational Resources


Language in Chinese/English

  • Chinese Medicinal Material Images Database (中藥材圖像數據庫)(HKBU)

  • Chinese Medicine Specimen Database (中藥標本資料庫)(HKBU)

  • Chinese Character Database (粵語審音配詞字庫)(CUHK)

  • Chinese-English Dictionary of Modern Usage (林語堂當代漢英詞典)(CUHK)

  • Hong Kong Digitization Project Initiatives (HKdpi)(HKBU)

  • HKInChip (香港中文期刊論文索引)(CUHK)

  • Hong Kong Literature Database (香港文學資料庫)(CUHK)

  • Medicinal Plant Images Database (藥用植物圖像數據庫)(HKBU)


Language in English

  • Asia Art Archive (AAA): Material searchable via online catalogue and accessible at AAA physical place

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

  • Asian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics (AJGG): Fully Open Access

  • BioMed Central (BMC), Open Access Publishing, Part of Springer Nature

  • Cambridge Dictionary Online

  • Clinical Calculator 1

  • Clinical Calculator 2

  • Directory of Open Access Books

  • Directory of Open Access Journals: Open, Global, Trusted

  • Drug Information Portal: Quick Access to Quality Drug Information, by the US National Library of Medicine and other key US government agencies

  • East Asian Archives of Psychiatry: The official peer-reviewed publication of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatry (Open access)

  • ERIC: Search Education Resources by Collection and Thesaurus, Institute of Education Sciences

  • EThOS: e-theses online services, British Library

  • Free Books 4 Doctors: Promoting free access to medical books

  • Glossary of Terms Commonly Used in HKSAR Government Departments (English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese)

  • Hong Kong Education Bibliographic Database (HKEdU)

  • Hong Kong Education Image Database (HKEdU)

  • Hong Kong Medical Journal (HKMJ): The Official Publication of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and the Hong Kong Medical Association

  • Hub of Occupational Therapy theory (HOTheory)

  • Journal of Public Health: Open Access & Free Articles, Oxford Academic


  • JSTOR: Early Journal Content, Hundreds of Journals Freely Available

  • JSTOR: Offers millions of open articles, images and books

  • LibreTexts: Free The Textbook, The World’s Most Popular Online Textbook Platform

  • MedCalc: Clinical Calculators

  • Medical Dictionary Online, by MegaLexica

  • MedlinePlus: Medical Encyclopedia

  • Merriam0webster Online: Online Dictionary

  • MIMS: Find Drugs, Pill Identifier, Find Drug Company

  • NDLTD: The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

  • OAPEN: Open Access Books, Publishing in European Networks

  • ODLIS: Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science

  • OMICS: Open Access Journals

  • Open Access Library (OALib): Search Engine, Journal, Index, Repository

  • Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD): Advanced Research and Scholarship. Theses and Dissertations, Free to Find, Free to Use

  • Open Book Publishers (OBP): The leading independent Open Access publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the UK

  • Open Stax: Free and flexible textbooks and resources

  • Open Textbook Library: Transform Higher Education and Student Learning

  • OTseeker: Occupational Therapy Systematic Evaluation of Evidence

  • PEDro: Physiotherapy Evidence Database

  • Project Gutenberg: A Library of Over 60,000 Free E-books

  •, National Library of Medicine

  • PubMed Central, National Library of Medicine

  • Social Science Research Network: Provides 1.1 million Research Papers from 812K Researchers in More Than 65 Disciplines

  • Springer Open: Offer Researchers to Publish Open Access in Journals

  • Statistics Calculators: BMJ Best Practice

  • Trip Medical Database: A Smart, Fast Tool to Find High Quality Clinical Research Evidence

  • Web Gallery of Art: A Virtual Museum and Searchable Database of European Fine Arts, Decorative Arts, and Architecture from 3rd to 19th centuries


Hong Kong Public Libraries: Access E-Resources via Internet with the Hong Kong Public Libraries Account (Free to Register an Account)

  • Remote Access Databases: Collection 1

AccessScience; Art & Architecture Source; BookData Online; Britannica Library; Business Book Summaries; Business Source Complete; China Academic Journals Full-text Database (CJFD); China Doctoral Dissertations Full-text Database; China Masters’ Theses Full-text Database; Complete Classics Collection of Ancient China (Gu Jin Tu Shu Ji Cheng)

  • Remote Access Database: Collection 2

eLibrary(Periodicals and Digital Media Content); Flipster (English Magazines); Gale In Context: Biography (Biological Database); Gale in Context: Elementary (Liberal Studies for Aged Between 4 and 11); Gale In Context: Environmental Studies (Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Database); Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints (Today’s Hottest Social Issues and Provides Access to Viewpoints, Topic Overviews, Statistics, Primary Source Documents, links to websites, Full-text Articles of Magazines and Newspapers); Gale In Context: Science (Science Database); Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts (Cooking and Nutrition Database); Gale OneFile: News (Full-text Articles of English Newspapers and Magazines, Newswires and Broadcast Transcripts from Around the World); Gale Presents: Peterson’s Test and Career Prep (College Planning, Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, Scholarship Application, and Career Development)     

  • E-Books