e-Bulletin (Jul 2018, Issue 111)

Featured Resources for Faculty of Humanities

Reading Chinese Ebooks for Foreign Language Learning

There is a wide range of ebooks in the Library collection that helps you to learn languages — English, Japanese, Korean, French and more, in CHINESE! Those ebooks are handy if you are planning on traveling overseas over the summer holiday.

You can read them online or ‘borrow’ them for offline reading at your convenience, either on desktop computers or on your mobile devices. Take a look into the Hyread or iRead ebooks now! They are more than language ebooks, you might find other subject contents worth-exploring as well. Some ebook items come with audio (多媒體電子書 or 有聲書) i.e. you can listen to the contents too!

There are two smaller Chinese ebook collections, Udn (讀書館) and Apabi e-references (Apabi 工具書庫), also relevant to foreign language learning albeit the lack of audio support.
Chinese ebooks

Clarity English

PolyU students can use these online courses to practice and improve their English reading, writing, and speaking skills.
Clear Pronunciation (Sounds)
Format: Modular online practice materials
Provider: Clarity English
Topics: Recognising and producing the sounds of English in 43 phonemes (consonants, vowels, diphthongs)
Estimated effort: 15+ minutes per module
Practical Writing
Format: Modular online course 
Provider: Clarity English
Topics: Essays (for and against), essays (descriptive), plagiarism, reports, taking notes
Estimated effort: 30+ minutes per module, 30+ minutes per quiz
Active Reading
Format: Online practice materials 
Provider: Clarity English Levels: Six levels, from elementary to advanced
Topics: Dictionary skills, scanning, skimming, signpost words, vocabulary strategies
Estimated effort: 15+ minutes per module

Media Resources

Walk with me = 正念的奇蹟

[BF637.M56 W35 2018 DVD ]

It takes viewers into Plum Village, the French monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, where monks and nuns have given up all their possessions to practice the art of mindfulness. —from this DVD container

Walk with me = 正念的奇蹟

The inspired island II = 他們在島嶼寫作. 2

PL2277 .T22522 2017 DVD / PL2277 .T22522 2017 DVB

“由目宿媒體製作的《他們在島嶼寫作2》經過長時間的規畫,籌備與攝製,系列2記錄台港七位前輩作家,包括台灣的白先勇,林文月,瘂弦,洛夫,及香港作家劉以鬯,西西,也斯。從作家的創作生命,側繪二十世紀華人創作脈絡,掀開華人文學最燦爛的篇章。完成這樣一部又一部文學電影,背後集合了七位中新世代導演--陳果,齊怡,劉佩怡,陳懷恩,鄧勇星,王婉柔,黃勁輝。導演們在拍攝這系列的作品時,他們也同時閱讀了作家內心深處的人性,治學嚴謹的態度,觀賞了作家生活的簡樸與對整體環境的愛護" -- taiwanculture-hk.org.

The inspired island II = 他們在島嶼寫作. 2

New Additions & Trial Databases

New Additions: audio visual materials, books and journals.
Trial Databases:

China and the World Ancient and Modern Silk Road

[Expiry: 31 Dec 2018]
New journal published by World Scientific Publishing Company.

Gale Business Collection

[Expiry: 31 Dec 2018]
A business resource mainly for undergraduates which covers business and trade publications in the areas of accounting, economics, finance, marketing and management with a selection of international, US and regional news publications.

Lloyd's List

[Expiry: 18 Jul 2018]
It is a maritime intelligence resource which provides shipping and insurance data, news and insights, as well as maritime and commercial law intelligence and analysis.


[Expiry: 7 Jul 2018]
PressReader provides interactive, digital access to over 7,000 of newspapers and magazines from Europe, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, Canada, and The U.S.

Traditional Medicine and Modern Medicine

[Expiry: 31 Dec 2018]
It is a new journal published by World Scientific Publishing Company.


[Expiry: 31 Dec 2018]
超星期刊目前有國内期刊6500種, 其中有1300多种核心期刊, 涵蓋内容包括理學、工學、農學、社會科學、文化、教育、哲學、醫學、經濟、管理等各學科。