User Education

Prize Presentation to Lucky Draw Winners of the Library Orientations Sessions

Prize Presentation to Lucky Draw Winners of the Library Orientation SessionsTo encourage the participation of the Library Orientations, students who attended the sessions in Jul - Sep 2014 and got full marks in the quiz can enter the lucky draw to win a $100 book coupon.

A prize presentation ceremony was held on 25 Nov 2014 in the Library Seminar Room (REC, 3/F). The University Librarian, Dr Shirley Wong presented the book coupons to Miss Leung Tung Sum Sammi (FENG), Miss Pang Wai Fong (FENG) and Miss Lau Oi Ying (LGSI), the winners of the lucky draw. During the subsequent sharing session, the winners reflected that the Library Orientation Sessions were very useful and they learned how to locate a variety of Library resources available for their assignment needs. These first year students further shared their user experience in the Library with the University Librarian and professional Librarians from the Information Services Section. The information will help the Library in planning the delivery and promotion of the learning resources in future.

Topical Learning Resources Online

A series of Topical Learning Resources online for students and staff to review and reflect the contents discussed in Library Workshops has been introduced in the 1st semester 2014/2015.

These resources, covering a wide range of topics, allow you to access and download Library workshops materials anytime, anywhere.  Workshop participants are able to view the full version of the Topical Learning Resources.

A snapshot of topics:


Online Tutorials - Learn an Essential Skill in Just a Few Minutes!!

An array of 15 online tutorials, in 5 major categories, is now available! You will be able to grasp the essence of a topic by viewing short video clips (around 1-2 mins.).

Let’s take a look at what are available in the following table. To access, please check out:

Category Topics

Finding Your Research Impact

  1. What is h-index?
  2. Finding h-index and Managing Author ID at Scopus
  3. Managing ORCID iD via Scopus
  4. Registering ResearcherID of Web of Science

Course Readings and Blackboard

  1. How to Get Course Readings in Library
  2. How to add Library Resources from Course Reading Database to LEARN@PolyU
  3. Check out how to Export a Library Search to Blackboard

Assistance in the Research Process

  1. What is BrowZine?
  2. Locate Library’s full text articles from Google Scholar
  3. Using Interlibrary Loan Services to Request Research Materials

Searching Business Information

  1. Company Analytics with the Use of Reuters Knowledge Investment Banking
  2. Industry and Market Analytics with the Use of Passport GMID and ABI/Inform
  3. Macroeconomic Analysis with the Use of Economist Intelligence Unit and ABI/Inform
  4. Business Journals with the Use of Business Source Complete

Examination Assistance

  1. Examination Paper Database

Education Info Day

The annual PolyU Education InfoDay was held successfully on 11 Oct 2014 (Saturday). The Pao Yue-kong Library attracted more than 8,500 visitors, with prospective students from over 50 secondary schools to join the Guided Library tours, Free Admission Visits and the Game Booth on the event day.

Education InfoDay 2014

Topical Research Guides - Easy Access of Library Resources on Different Topics

Enhanced Topical Research Guides are now available on the Library Homepage. Some highlights:

  • Subject headings are linked up with OneSearch to facilitate retrieval of materials on various formats
  • Diverse selection of internet resources