e-Bulletin (Aug 2019, Issue 124)

Featured Resources for Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

MEDLINE is one of the premier resources for medical research. Medline data can be accessed via several platforms at the Library website. If you are interested in Medline, you may access to Medline (via EbscoHost). If you intend to search for Medline data along with other biomedical and/or Life Sciences information, please use PubMed or Embase.

Medline (via EbscoHost)

It covers more than 25 million journal articles in life sciences with a focus on biomedicine research and citations from over 5,200 journals worldwide in 60 languages. PolyU Library used to subscribe Medline via OVID, but we have switched to EbscoHost since the beginning of 2019. The interface of EbscoHost is different from OVID, but the Medline content is the same.


Medline (via EbscoHost)

It has a coverage of about 28 million references (including the 25 million Medline data), with data contributed from journals/manuscripts deposited in PubMed Central (PMC). It provides some free full-text articles archived in the PMC and other open sites. If you visit PubMed through the Library website, you will see the access options linked to PolyU library collections, where you can retrieve full-text articles from the PubMed search results.


It contains many journals from 1947 to the present. To date, it has over 32 million records (including 25 million records from Medline), and 8,500+ journals from over 95 countries, in which over 1,900 indexed journals are unique to EMbase. The PICO search mode in EMbase is worth-noting as it can lead to the formation of advanced search strategies. It speeds up the process of building a PICO-based query with easy access to EMtree terms (EMbase’s indexing thesaurus containing about 75,000 preferred terms and subheadings) alongside with non-thesaurus terms on the same screen.

EMbase (via Elsevier)

If you are looking for good teaching or learning materials on anatomy, please try this interactive audio-visual resource that helps you to learn lively and precisely. You can toggle the images and investigate the human body in various angles in need, and reveal information layer by layer at your command.

The Library has subscribed three sets of contents through Anatomy.TV. They are (1) Anatomy & Physiology; (2) Speech Language Pathology under the “Clinical Specialties” section; (3) Massage and Manual Therapies under the “Therapy” section.

Anatomy & Physiology Online (via Anatomy.TV)

Please contact the Faculty Librarian at lydia.ngai@polyu.edu.hk if you need assistance on any of these resources.

Media Resources

Endocrine disrupters = 環境荷爾蒙

[RA1224.2.E526 2018 DVD]

"牙膏有三氯沙、粉底霜有二苯酮、唇膏有對羥基苯甲酸酯、香水有鄰苯二甲酸酯、吸塵器的電線裡藏著耐燃劑,在我們生活的環境中,充滿著肉眼看不見的化學化合物,這些有害物質都是環境荷爾蒙,總共有超過八百種。這些環境荷爾蒙會干擾荷爾蒙系統,也可能影響下一代。據估計,歐洲每年花費1570億歐元,治療與環境荷爾蒙相關的疾病。本片探訪相關專業人士及實驗室,帶你了解什麼是「環境荷爾蒙」?「環境荷爾蒙」對人類的影響?以及如何避免接觸「環境荷爾蒙」。"—from this DVD container.

Endocrine disrupters = 環境荷爾蒙

A brave heart : the Lizzie Velasquez story

[HV6773.15.C92 B73 2016 DVD]

"[This] story is a documentary following the inspiring journey of 26-year-old, 58-pound Lizzie from cyber-bullying victim to anti-bullying activist. Born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Velasquez was first bullied as a child in school for looking different and, later online, as a teenager when she discovered a YouTube video labeling her "The World's Ugliest Woman." The film chronicles unheard stories and details of Lizzie's physical and emotional journey up to her multi-million viewed TEDx talk, and follows her pursuit from a motivational speaker to Capitol Hill as she lobbies for the first federal anti-bullying bill. Written by Sara Hirsh Bordo"--IMDb.

A brave heart : the Lizzie Velasquez story

New Additions and Trial Database

Trial Database:

The Belt and Road Initiative Reference Source

[Expiry: 30 Jun 2020]
It is a full-text database supporting the study of the Belt and Road Initiative. It provides scholarly journals from various countries covering business trends, infrastructure, research collaboration and trade opportunities related to the initiative.