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Need Past Papers to Prepare for Your Exams?

2020-11-26 15:15 | News

Need past papers to prepare for your exams? Find them in the PolyU Examination Paper Database

The PolyU Examination Paper Database collects examination papers received from academic departments of the University from 1968/1969 onwards. The Database indexes and stores digital copies of examination papers in PDF format for easy searching and retrieval online.

For copyright reasons, the PolyU Examination Paper Database is provided solely to PolyU staff and students for private study and research purposes only.

[Publishing Seminars] Getting Published in Nature and Nature Research Journals

2020-11-30 13:01 | Event

Thinking of publishing your next paper in Nature journals? Want to learn some tips from editors to help you succeed?

In this webinar, Dr. Enda Bergin, Chief Physical Sciences Editor of Nature Communications, will share you what Nature editors look out for when considering a submitted manuscript.

Topics to be covered:

  • About Nature & Nature Research journals
  • What makes a good Nature paper?
  • What editors look for at the submission stage?
  • Editorial process of publishing in Nature journals
  • Open Science in Nature

Date: 10 Dec 2020 (Thu)
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Speaker: Dr. Enda Bergin (Chief Physical Sciences Editor of Nature Communications)

Register Now!

Registration will close on the day before the scheduled webinar.
The webinar will be delivered via Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra).

About the Speaker

Dr. Enda Bergin joined Nature Research in 2013 as an editor and later team manager at Nature Communications. In 2017, he successfully launched Nature Catalysis, and was Chief Editor for almost 3 years. In 2020, he returned to Nature Communications as Chief Physical Sciences Editor. Prior to joining Nature Research, he had obtained a PhD in chemistry at University College Dublin, and carried out research at MIT, the University of Cambridge and UEA. He was an Assistant Professor in organic chemistry at Trinity College Dublin, and subsequently worked at the Royal Society of Chemistry across the inorganic titles.

 

Should you have any queries, please feel free to email us at lbres@polyu.edu.hk, or call us at 2766-6863.

Pay Tribute to Someone Special through Honour with Books 卷軸流芳

2020-11-02 10:48 | News
Honour with Books 卷軸流芳 provides a meaningful way to pay tribute to and recognize someone special while supporting the University Library. Your gift in honour of a loved one, family member, friend or teacher, or in celebration of a milestone, will be used to enrich the library collection in support of learning, teaching and research of the University.
 
In recognition of your generous support, a unique commemorative bookplate bearing your name and the name of the person you are honouring will be placed in a newly purchased book in the library collection with a contribution of HKD$500. You can even select a special book of your choice from the existing library collection for placing a commemorative bookplate with a contribution of HKD$1,000.
 
For fresh graduates, Honour with Books provides an opportunity for you to commemorate your graduation and cherish the memories of your days at PolyU in a unique and meaningful way. A commemorative bookplate in celebration of graduation will be a wonderful gift to treasure.
 
We call on your continuous support to the Library! Make a contribution through Honour with Books now!
Honour with Books

READ@PolyU: The Truth About Science Fiction

2020-10-14 16:26 | News

READ@PolyU: The Truth About Science Fiction

Date: 23 October 2020, Friday
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr Andrew Morrall
Online Talk via Blackboard Collaborate

Enroll Now!

About the Talk

This webinar links Ted Chiang's collection of short stories Exhalation to important current issues and famous questions about the meaning of our lives and how we treat others. By participating you will discover the real-life scientific and philosophical questions that Chiang's stories seek to provide answers for. We will talk about time travel, self-understanding, fate, robots, intelligence, artificial intelligence, and more.

About the Speaker

Dr Andrew Morrall is a Senior Teaching Fellow of the English Language Centre (ELC). He has been working at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University since 1995. His experience has been as an English language teacher, a university lecturer, and the subject leader of the popular CAR courses - ELC1A01 Science Fiction as a Reflection on Humanity and ELC1A04 From Lord of the Rings to Harry Potter: Fantasy, Reality and Humanity.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via email (lbueo@polyu.edu.hk) or phone (2766-6873).

Launching of Online Printing Submission System

2020-09-09 17:46 | News

The Library is pleased to announce the launch of its new Online Printing Submission System (OPSS).  From now on, PolyU students and staff have to submit their print requests of large-format poster through the OPSS. The print charge will be calculated immediately after selecting the preferred printing parameters such as page size, paper type and media.  When the printout is completed, you can collect the printed document and settle the payment at the Technical Support Desk in i-Space, 4/F North Wing.

Please refer to Large Format Printing and Scanning for more details. For enquiries, please contact Technical Support Desk (i-Space, 4/F) or call 2766-6909.

 

[Library Online Course] Using EndNote – Join Now!

2020-09-07 09:21 | Event

The Library has launched an online course for using EndNote, a reference management tool to help you cite and manage references in your assignment or research papers. Join the course to learn the key features about EndNote, including how to insert references from different sources and how to cite references in Word document.

This online course consists of 8 modules and each takes about 20 mins to complete. You will receive an e-certificate upon completion of the first 5 mandatory modules.

Mandatory Modules:

  • Module 1 – Introduction
  • Module 2 – Get started with EndNote
  • Module 3 – Add references to EndNote
  • Module 4 – Insert and edit citations in MS Word
  • Module 5 – Save your reference library

Optional Modules:

  • Module 6 – Group your references
  • Module 7 – Remove duplicate references
  • Module 8 – Share references

Register Now!
The course will appear in your Learn@PolyU My Courses within two working days after registration.

For further learning support, email us at lbinf@polyu.edu.hk, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian, or contact us via various channels.

Pao Yue-kong Library 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

[Library Online Course] Library Resources & Services for Undergraduate Students

2020-09-03 09:01 | News

Tailor-made for undergraduate students, this online course aims to equip you with essential skills and knowledge areas for your study like when you have to complete a research assignment. The online setting provides you with flexible time and space to genuinely learn and master the skills of using library resources and services for your academic journey.

Register Now
The course will appear in your Learn@PolyU My Courses within two working days after registration.

The online course consists of 6 modules:

  • Module 1 – Get started with your research assignment!
  • Module 2 – Using OneSearch
  • Module 3 – Using Advanced Search
  • Module 4 – Library Databases
  • Module 5 – Find Related Articles
  • Module 6 – Citing References

For further learning support, email us at lbinf@polyu.edu.hk, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian, or contact us via various channels.

Pao Yue-kong Library 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

[Library Online Course] Library Resources & Services for Postgraduate Students

2020-09-02 09:38 | News

This self-paced course on Learn@PolyU is designed to support the learning and research needs of postgraduate students. It aims to equip postgraduate students with skills and knowledge to conduct research for assignments and dissertation, with particular focus on the literature review process, database searching, and finding key research through researcher profiles and more.

Register Now
The course will appear in your Learn@PolyU My Courses within two working days after registration.

Course modules:

Module 1 – Using OneSearch

Find books and articles via OneSearch within and beyond the PolyU Library 

Module 2 – Using Advanced Search 

How advanced search would help in finding scholarly resources for your assignments and research topics 

Module 3 – Library Databases

How to use library databases for in-depth research  

Module 4 - Retrieve Related Articles

Find more similar articles on your research topic

Module 5 – Citing References

What is a citation, why do we cite, and how to cite? 

Module 6 – Researcher Profiles

What are researcher profiles? Why use them? 

 

For further learning support, email us at lbinf@polyu.edu.hk, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian, or contact us via various channels.

 

Pao Yue-kong Library 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University