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Art & Drama

Naxos Video Library


including ballets, educational and feature films, Hannover International Violin Competitions, live concerts, music lectures and master classes, musical journeys, opera, theatre and introduction of masterpieces in painting…etc.

Oxford Art


Accessible in CSS campus ONLY; password not required.


Safari Business Books Online


include business and finance, accounting, human resource, management, customer service and employee performance etc.

Individuals and societies

Hong Kong Journals Online


"HKJO is a full-text image database providing access to selected academic and professional journals, both in English and Chinese, published in Hong Kong. Titles included in this database cover a wide range of disciplines including" economics, Hong Kong studies, languages, and medicine.

Biography in Context


information contained within Biography in Context is perfect for a multitude of subject areas such as, but not limited to, science, multicultural studies, business, politics, government, history, entertainment, sports, arts, and literature.

Global Issues in Context


Includes global issues and maps
(click HERE for a user guide)

Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources


combines news, unique commentary, audio, video, primary source documents, and case studies into a web-like experience. It also offers interactive maps, opportunities for forums, customizable journals and news, and statistics of various areas such as energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population and economic development etc.

National Geographical Virtual Library


Accessible on CSS campus only. It consists of a complete archive of National Geographic magazine, searchable books, maps images and videos from National Geographic.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context


social issues: the facts as well as the arguments of each topic's proponents and detractors... featuring statistics and government data placed in context.



Quick access to categorized Chinese news, covering breaking news, company news, industry updates and market trends

Accessible in CSS campus ONLY; password not required.
(click HERE for a user guide)



採錄自上古至清初歷代典籍, 內容廣及天文地理、人事物類、政治經濟、思想學術、軍事法律、文化藝術、醫農百工等各方面,為中國古籍集大成的百科全書。


Academy Publish


Journal of Computer and Information Technology

Safari Tech Books Online


topics include computing, databases, networking, operating systems, programming, software engineering, .NET, Cisco products, Web design, Java, XML and more.


Books and Authors


It suggests books that we might want to read next. The site contains information on titles, authors, genres, expert picks, and award winners.

Road to IELTS - Academic Module


an online preparation and practice resource for those who want to study at university at undergraduate or postgraduate level or join a professional organisation in an English-speaking country before sitting the IELTS.


Naxos Music Library


catalogues of over 750,000 tracks, including Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music.

Oxford Music


Accessible in CSS campus ONLY; password not required.


BBC Kanopy Streaming Video


355 videos produced by BBC; password required

Directory of Open Access Journals


It “indexes and provides access to quality-controlled Open Access Journals and their articles. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use an appropriate quality control system, and it will not be limited to particular languages or subject areas.”

eLibrary Curriculum Edition (CE)


It is an online collection of scholarly journals, magazines, newspaper, transcripts, e-books and multimedia resources designed for schools and libraries to supplement research. Contents come with APA citation.

Grolier Online


includes the fields of arts, social sciences, geography, history, philosophy, religious, sports and entertainment, science and technology etc.

OmniFile Full Text Mega


include applied sciences, art, education, humanities, law, social sciences and technology, etc.

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECDiLibrary)


A collection of publications, analysis and data from OECD, International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), and the International Transport Forum (ITF).

Questia School


Includes information for a large range of subjects at secondary school level
(require individual login/password)

Oxford Reference's Premium Collection


Accessible in CSS campus ONLY; password not required.

Cover 120 core subject, quotation, and language dictionaries providing concise entries for readers wanting to quickly check a fact, or find out key information about a concept, person, or term, plus a selection of in-depth, single-volume works from Reference Library, many of them being Oxford Companions.

The World Bank


The website provides data, research, news, and covers topics that work “for a world free of poverty”

Physical Education

SPORTDiscus with Full Text


covering the subjects of biomechanics, drugs, exercise, kinesiology, movement science, nutrition, occupational health & therapy, physical fitness, physical therapy, rehabilitation, sports & exercise psychology, coaching and education as well as sports medicine




all areas of science and technology plus full-text features of biographies, news, learning resources, study guides and many other related sites.

Science in Context


include Earth Science, Environmental Science, History of Science, Life Sciences, Physical Science, Science and Technology, Science as Inquiry and Space Science etc.




覆蓋範圍:  數理科學、化學化工、工程技術、農業、醫藥衛生、文史哲、政治軍事與法律、教育與社會科學、電子技術與信息科學、經濟與管理等十個專輯。



覆蓋範圍: 文史哲專輯、教育與社會科學綜合專輯、經濟與管理及政治軍事與法律專輯。



覆蓋範圍: 文史哲專輯、教育與社會科學綜合專輯、經濟與管理及政治軍事與法律專輯。


CSS: Creative Secdonary School subscribed database
HKPL: Hong Kong Public Library
HKU: Hong Kong University 

Want to be a HKPL registered user? Click HERE!


Electronic books (free)



  BookZZ - Claims to be the world's largest ebook library and scientific article store. Registration is required for the first time borrowers
          eBooks@Adelaide - Books from last century digitized, covers subjects such as Literature, Travel and exploration, Philosophy, Religion, and History.
  E-books for Teens and Young Adults Free books / audio books online
  E-books from HK Public Library (EBSCOhost, ebrary, Apabi, Vista, Safari Business Books Online, Safari Tech Books Online) - limited to HKPL registered users
  Google Book Huge volume of books but not all are full-text / e-books
  International Children's Digital Library It comes with many language choices and there is a secton for age 10 - 13
  Naxos Spoken Word Library An online collection of audiobooks with titles on classic novels, plays, poetry, religion, philosophy, great epics and tales, history, biographies and music education
  Open library Large e-book collection though they are published at least a decade ago
  Project Gutenberg A collection of e-books (popular literature/fiction); free but registration is required











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