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CHEM 4689 - Capstone Project


PowerSearch is HKUST Library's main search tool. It has three components:

  • Library Catalog: searches books (e-books & print), DVDs, Videos & Music (streaming & DVD, CD, etc.)
  • Articles+: searches articles from the majority of the Library's subscribed databases
  • HKALL: searches the catalogs of all UGC-Supported Libraries and allows you to request loanable items

This guide will help you use and answer questions you may have on using the new platform.

One of the advantages of using PowerSearch is its filter function for peer-reviewed journals. The filter function in PowerSearch allows users to refine their search to include only articles that have undergone a rigorous review process by experts in the field, ensuring the credibility and reliability of the information gathered for research purposes.

Citation Chaining on PowerSearch


Click these icons near the article title or on the article record page to explore related articles.

Near article title from result list:

On the article record page:


Find sources cited in this article, i.e. "references"

(Backward searching)

Find sources that are citing this article 

(Forward searching)

See a sample article


The citing or cited articles you got are those available in PowerSearch. Try multiple platforms if you want to get more exhausive results.

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