Digital Resources

Online databases and community e-resources for learning and referencing

In order to support cross-curricular studies and to develop students' research and writing skills, the following online databases, Questia (e-books), JSTOR (e-journals), National Geographic, Britannica Online, WiseNews (an online newspaper platform), Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) and some public libraries e-resources have been included to aid students doing research. This digital library contains a large collection of online books, magazines, journal articles and multi-media resources. They serve as good tools for students to develop their active learning habit and will definitely help high school students in the process of their project learning.

All users are required to have individual accounts for access. For enquiries, please visit the school library or email the librarian.

1. Questia School (eBooks)

Login Page

Questia School introduction

Simple tour

2. Jstor (Journals, primary sources and books)

JSTOR stands for “Storage of e-journals”

Create an account
Go to the LOGIN page to create a MyJSTOR account

3. WiseNews (News Platform)

Login Page

Hit “IP Access” within school campus to login

4. Gale Virtual Reference Library

Login Page

Please contact the librarian for the login password.

5. Hong Kong Public Libraries e-Databases

Login Page

Hong Kong Public Libraries e-Resources are licensed for use by authorized users of the Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL). All library card holders of the HKPL may access the e-Resources via the Internet accordingly.

Readers may access the e-books via the following means:

Remote Access: available for access via Internet by library card holders.
Library Access: available for on-site access inside the Hong Kong Public Libraries via Multimedia Information System (MMIS)

E-Database LINK and highlights

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    • A complete one-stop source for information on social issues: the facts as well as the arguments of each topic’s proponents and detractors
    • Frameworks that allow students to explore each topic’s many facets
  • Science in Context
    • Subjects covered include Earth Science, Environmental Science, History of Science, Life Sciences, Physical Science, Science and Technology, Science as
    Inquiry and Space Science etc.
  • Biography in Context
    • A biographical database on more than 500,000 people in a broad range of subject areas. The 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.

Useful Links

1. PLKNPLC Career Guidance website

The following link contains useful career guidance information for IB students and parents.


To ensure originality, Turnitin®, a cloud-based plagiarism prevention software has been included as a tool for originality check; and also to help students learn by facilitating personalized feedback.

Student guide to

A Student User manual can be downloaded from the following link and please refer to it.

Create an account

Ask your instructor or your librarian for a password to create a new user profile.

3. Chemistry Review eMagazine,-2018-19

4. ScienceFinder

5. Google Scholar

6. University Library Websites

Hong Kong
City University of Hong Kong Run Run Shaw Library
Hong Kong Baptist University Library
Hong Kong Public Libraries >
Lingnan University Fong Sum Wood Library
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library
The Hong Kong Open University Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Pao Yue-Kong Library
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The University of Hong Kong Libraries
Online Bookshop
Follett IB Store
(Resources for IB schools, teachers and students that complement the IB programmes, mission and values)
IBID Press
Oxford University Press
Cambridge University Press
Hodder Education
Haese Mathematics
Swindon Books Online
NPL College Textbook
Hong Kong Online Bookshop

Ask a Librarian

For enquiry of our printed and digital library resources, please feel free to write to the librarian through the eClass email, or simply come visit the school library. We are glad to be of help.

Ask a librarian