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ProQuest databases & ProQuest e-book Central unavailable from 10:00 to 18:00 on 16 Jul 2022

2022-07-05 15:41 | News

Due to maintenance provided by the vendor, the service of ProQuest databases & ProQuest e-book Central will be temporarily unavailable from 10:00 to 18:00 on 16 Jul 2022

READ@PolyU X Cultural July: Get your FREE ticket to Hong Kong Book Fair 2022

2022-06-30 16:30 | News

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Hong Kong Book Fair will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 20 to 26 July 2022.

As an ideal summer pastime event, the Hong Kong Book Fair offers a wide spectrum of talks to the public audience. Among them, this year’s "English and International Reading Series" will feature a strong line-up of speakers to impress the book lovers in town. These international speakers will have sharing sessions with the local audiences and all of these seminars will be held physically at HKCEC.

Sponsored by HKTDC, a total of 100 complimentary tickets to the Hong Kong Book Fair will be given to PolyU students who attend one of the recommended seminars in the “English and International Reading Series” onsite. Let’s meet internationally renowned authors and delve into the reading world together.


Seats are limited. Please register NOW! We will send you the instructions in the confirmation email on how to redeem your FREE ticket.

Recommended Seminars in English and International Reading Series

Venue: Seminar Room S222-223 at HKCEC
Topic & Date / Time International Author

How to get and stay published

20 July (Wed) 4:00pm-5:00pm

Gillian McAllister (UK): the Sunday Times Top 10 bestselling author, her latest release is 《 Wrong Place Wrong Time》, she is published in ten countries around the world

From Crime Fighter to Crime Writer

20 July (Wed) 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Clare Mackintosh (UK): multi-award winning author of five bestselling novels, translated into more than forty languages, her books have sold in excess of two million copies worldwide

Dark Objects: Where Do Ideas Come From?

21 July (Thu) 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Simon Toyne (UK): the author of international bestsellers of the 《Sanctus trilogy》, 《Solomon Creed series》, and 《Dark Objects》. He is also the presenter of “Written in Blood” a true crime TV series

Bringing British Chinese Characters to Life

25 July (Mon) 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Maisie Chan (UK): is a British Chinese author. Her first novel 《Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths》 won the Jhalak Prize 2022 for Children and YA.
Topic & Date / Time International Speaker (based in HK)

The Extraordinary Life of Hu Shih

25 July (Mon) 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Mark O’Neill (UK): Author of 12 books on Chinese and Hong Kong history and society. Seven of them have editions in Chinese and English. Latest release: The Extraordinary Life of Hu Shih

Should you have further enquiries, please contact us by email at

Pao Yue-kong Library


2022-06-24 08:30 | News

Be a top book critic and join the Japan-themed Writing Contest. You’ll have a chance to win a cultural exchange tour to Japan.






  1. 徵文
  2. 截止時間
  3. 徵文對象
  4. 投稿方式
    1) 請通過電郵投稿,徵文稿須為word格式。
    2) 投稿接收郵箱:
    3) 投稿電郵主題請寫:《品書知日本2022》投稿
    4) 徵文稿件的檔案名格式為:姓名--學生証號碼--徵文的標題。例如:張三--20123456D--京都漫步
  5. 稿件要求
    1) 徵文語言:中文
    2) 字數限制:1000-2000字(不符合字數要求的徵文將被篩除)
    3) 文章體裁:自由(散文、詩歌除外)
    4) 格式要求:
    1. 本次比賽進入全國決賽階段後,將採用匿名審稿機制,請確定文章內沒有出現姓名和學校資料。
    2. 以“低碳與綠色能源”為主題,學生可圍繞主題閱讀各類與日本相關的圖書後撰寫的論文、感想文等文章,並在文末以尾註形式註明所閱圖書名稱及參考文獻。
  6. 徵文聲明:
    1) 參加過其他徵文活動並獲獎的作品不能參選。
    2) 獲獎作品的版權歸本活動主辦者所有,獲獎作品不能參加其他同類徵文活動。
    3) 應徵作品一律不予退稿,請參賽者自留底稿。
  7. 徵文獎勵
    1) 理大校初選:
    2) 全國決賽評選:
  8. 徵文官網
  9. 評審結果


  1. 主辦單位: 上海交通大學圖書館、日本科學協會
  2. 理大校內初賽評審單位: 包玉剛圖書館、中文及雙語學系

中文社會科學引文索引 Chinese social sciences citation index unavailable from 26 Jun 2022 to 7 Jul 2022

2022-06-23 11:23 | News

Due to maintenance provided by the vendor, the service of 中文社會科學引文索引 Chinese social sciences citation index will be temporarily unavailable from 26 Jun 2022 to 7 Jul 2022.


SpringerProtocols (Trial)

2022-05-16 16:38 | News

SpringerProtocols (1980-2021) provides procedural methods in the design and implementation of experiments. They describe the safety, bias, procedures, equipment, statistical methods, reporting, and troubleshooting standards to be used in order to successfully conduct the experiments.

Most of the protocols are taken from the following book series:

  • Biological Methods
  • Methods in Biotechnology
  • Methods in Molecular Biology
  • Methods in Molecular Medicine
  • Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Neuromethods
  • Springer Protocols Handbooks

Expiry date: 15 July 2022

中文期刊全文數據庫 Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911-1949) (Trial)

2022-04-14 10:03 | News

Note: Library had acquired Series 1-5, Series 6-12 is currently on trial

          Complementary access of all other resources on the platform until Expiry date

Expiry date: 12 July 2022