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Literature Review - Finding the Resources

This guide assists you in finding the resources for your literature review

Finding Library resources

Use our CityU LibraryFind to find books, audiovisual materials, dissertations, journal titles, articles and more, collected by the Library.


The default scope is Books, Media & Articles+, you may select other scopes, such as Books & Media+ and Articles+, to suit your needs. To get started with CityU LibraryFind, refer to the Getting Started Tips

On the result page, you can narrow the search results by AvailabilityResource Type, or other options under Refine My Results (on the right side of screen).


Refer to this short video for more.


If you wish to incorporate information found in theses and dissertations into your research, check out the Theses and Dissertations Research Guide for more information.

Use our Library databases for content of specialist databases such as law information and company and financial data. To select the appropriate databases to use, refer to this short tutorial.

View the video below to get a quick overview of our Library’s databases:

Findit@CityU with Google Scholar tells you whether your search results in Google Scholar are available within the Library's subscription. If the answer is yes, the "Findit@City" link will be displayed next to the search result. You can then access the full text (i.e. the whole document) of the resource.


This function is automatic if you use Google Scholar within campus. If you want to use it from off campus, you need to reset your Web browser the first time you use it. To learn more, refer to the Findit@CityU in Google Scholar guide.