Student Resources

The Department of Comparative Literature has set up this resource section to help students in research and write proper academic research papers. So far, it contains a selection of online guides and will continue to expand as more online materials are compiled.

The definitive handbook on the MLA format for writing academic research paper. The MLA Handbook is published by the Modern Language Association, the authority on MLA documentation style.

CAES (Centre for Applied English Studies) Learning Resources

Online learning resources prepared by CAES (Centre for Applied English Studies) Communication Support Services at The University of Hong Kong.

University Resources for Students Including housing, counseling, and career advice

Notes on Plagiarism

A writer who presents the ideas or words of another as if they were the writer’s own (that is, without proper citation) commits plagiarism. Plagiarism is not tolerable in this department or at H.K.U. Consult the websites: and for further information. You should avoid making quotes or drawing on figures from nowhere – you must provide sources of reference for quotation and/or citations you use in the paper. This applies to images and media clips as well. Failure to observe this would risk being charged of plagiarism. In this University, plagiarism is a disciplinary offence. Any student who commits the offence is liable to disciplinary action).