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Learning resources

The University has a range of resources designed to help you develop good academic writing skills and learn how to avoid plagiarism.


  • Online Course on Plagiarism@HKU Online Learning (all newly-enrolled students are expected to complete this course)
    Learn about issues and consequences related to plagiarism and demonstrate ability to recognize and avoid plagiarism
  • ReadingList@HKUL
    Library materials on citation styles
  • Endnote@HKU
    A bibliographical management software package designed to help you to organize bibliographic references and create a bibliography. Training sessions are offered by the Libraries during the semester.
  • Turnitin@HKU 
    Offers originality checking on students’ work for proper citation or potential plagiarism

Centre for Applied English Studies


Individual Faculties may have their own discipline-specific practice of writing, citation and referencing and specific requirements in courses they offer. Please consult your Faculty and teachers for further guidance.