News & Events

Database Maintenance: IEEE Courses, IEEE Xplore Digital Library

2023-09-20 11:27 | News

Due to maintenance provided by the vendor, please be informed that the following databases will be temporarily unavailable during the following periods.

IEEE Courses, IEEE Xplore Digital Library

Maintenance period: 02:00 to 04:00 on 23 Sep 2023

Techstreet Enterprise Databases will be temporarily unavailable on 26 Sep. 2023

2023-09-14 10:35 | News

Service of Techstreet Enterprise Databases will be temporarily unavailable on 26 Sep. 2023 from 10:00pm to 10:30pm.  

Emerald Insight will be temporarily unavailable on 21 Sep. 2023

2023-09-12 15:06 | News

Service of Emerald Insight will be temporarily unavailable on 21 Sep. 2023 from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Oxford Bibliographies. Chinese Studies (Trial)

2023-09-04 09:59 | News

This resource offers  annotated bibliographies to the key works on the study of China across all disciplines.

Expiry date: 30 Sep 2023

[Publishing Seminars] Open Access Publishing in Cambridge University Press Journals

2023-05-09 08:38 | News

Join our upcoming seminar to learn more about publishing your work in Open Access journals by Cambridge University Press (CUP) without paying the Article Processing Charge!

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The Library has been working closely with various publishers, including CUP to obtain cost-effective Transformative Agreements (or Read-and-Publish agreements) which enable PolyU researchers to publish their work in Open Access with full waiver of Article Processing Charge (APCs).

This seminar focuses on CUP journals and covers the following topics:

  • Why Open Access and Open Access Publishing in PolyU
  • Open Access Publishing with CUP: Author publishing workflow
  • Find a right journal and prepare your manuscript
  • Publishing ethics and research transparency 
  • Get a full APC wavier for CUP journals
  • Promote your publication

Date: 23 May 2023 (Tue) 
Time:  3 pm – 4.15 pm
Platform: Zoom
Speaker: Ms Kane Kang (Author Services Specialist, Cambridge University Press)
Moderator: Ms Iris Wai (Research Support Librarian, PolyU Library)

About the Speaker:

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Ms Kane Kang is the Author Services Specialist at Cambridge University Press. She works to improve the author experience in multiple ways and helps authors to achieve their professional goals. With five years of experience in training and consulting in Open Access journal marketing and management, her efforts are currently focused on supporting authors to improve their chances at publishing in top-tier journals, focusing presently on Asia, which addresses the unique needs of authors and researchers there.

Contact us at or at 2766-6863 for further enquiries. For further learning or research support, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian.

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

[Publishing Seminars] Academic Publishing in Health Science

2023-05-02 08:30 | News

This seminar will provide research students and early career researchers with editor insights into publishing academic journal articles. The audience will learn about the key steps involved in preparing and submitting manuscripts for publication, with a specific focus on Health Science and Medicine research.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Plan your research
  • Choose the right journal
  • Prepare your manuscript for submission
  • Use key international guidelines on reporting research
  • Handle comments and rejection from peer review
  • SAGE journals and academic resources

Date : 16 May 2023 (Tue)
Time : 3 pm - 4 pm
Speaker : Dr Ying Lou (Managing Editor, SAGE Publishing)
Platform : Zoom

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About the Speaker:

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Dr Ying Lou is a managing editor in SAGE Publishing. She is also the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Cell Transplantation. She started her career as the scientific editor of Molecular Plant, then joined Springer Nature, overseeing several BMC series journals. In 2019, she became the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Cell Regeneration and the editorial advisor of Molecular Horticulture.

She obtained her Ph.D. degree in molecular genetics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), followed by a postdoctoral career in Brookhaven National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, USA, and later worked as a project scientist at the University of California Davis.

Contact us at or at 2766-6863 for further enquiries. For further learning or research support, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian.

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Forum on Consideration of Carbon Neutrality on Green Deck Design

2023-02-08 08:30 | Event

Date: 7 March 2023 (Tue)
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Venue: The Forum, 6/F of the PolyU Library or
             Online participation via Zoom

Click here to view the video recording of the event at Library's YouTube now!

Highlights of the Presentation: 
 - An introduction to carbon neutrality

 - Whole life-cycle approach and frameworks for building-level emissions

 - Reducing emissions in the Green Deck
 - Externalities to carbon reductions in the Green Deck
 - Carbon neutrality roadmap for the Green Deck


Opening Remarks
Prof Christopher Chao
Vice President (Research and Innovation), PolyU

Introduction of Green Deck Design
Mr Alex Lui
Project Director (Green Deck), PolyU

Main Speaker
Dr Bruce Chong
Director (Climate & Sustainability), Arup


Visit the Green Deck website to learn more about the innovative social project.



READ@PolyU: Master Storytelling to Engage and Inspire

2023-01-31 09:48 | News

Time: 1 March 2023 (Wed), 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Hybrid Mode: The Forum, 6/F, Library & Online via Zoom
Guest Speaker: Ms Olivia Tang, Managing Director, Walk in Hong Kong
The talk is conducted in English.

Register NOW!

About the Talk

Good stories have the power to captivate, inspire and influence people. Meet with Ms Olivia Tang, the communication expert who coaches the TEDxEncompassHK speakers to shine on the stage. You will learn the secret behind stellar storytelling for academic and career success.

This workshop will teach you how to craft compelling stories that resonate with your audience and make your presentation stand out from the rest. Through engaging exercises, our experienced facilitator will guide you through the processes of storytelling and introduce the tools that help you develop narrative competence. Sign up now!

About the Speaker

Olivia is the Managing Director of Walk in Hong Kong, the city's leading cultural enterprise specialized in memorable and immersive walking tours. She grew up in Sham Shui Po and has since wandered off to Chicago, Shanghai, Poland, and Switzerland, before deciding to return home where her heart is. She was the former corporate trainer for Expedia Inc's 400+ employees across Asia Pacific with expertise in storytelling, public speaking, communications, change management, and sales & negotiations.

Olivia holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physics from Northwestern University in the United States and a Master of Social Sciences Degree in Global Political Economy from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Guest Speaker
Olivia Tang
Managing Director
Walk in Hong Kong

Advancing Lab Instruction: Use Springer Protocols in Scientific Research & Education

2022-12-20 09:05 | News

Springer Protocols is a database of reproducible laboratory protocols in biomedicine and life sciences. The platform contains nearly 40 years of protocols and most of them are taken from several Humana Press book series and the Springer Protocols Handbooks.

Topics will be covered:

  • What are protocols and why are they important?
  • How to use the search for Springer Protocols?
  • Protocols as Educational Resources: Use Cases
  • Mapping Protocols to the Career Path (from Student to Scientist)
  • Outlook: the Next Scientific Generation & the Future of Lab Work 

Date: 5 Jan 2023 (Thurs)
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Speaker: Dr. Anand Kumar Veeramachineni, Product Manager of Springer Nature
Platform: Zoom

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About the Speaker

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Dr Anand Kumar Veeramachineni joined Springer Nature in 2020 to embark his journey on creating digital solutions for life scientists. He obtained his PhD from the Monash University and his master’s degree from the La Trobe University.

For learning or research support, email us at, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian.

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Publishing Journal Articles in Open Access

2022-11-25 08:30 | News


Publishing Journal Articles in Open Access

With increasing emphasis on Open Access (OA) by the Research Grants Council (RGC) and PolyU, understanding how to make your research articles Open Access (OA) is crucial.

Designed for early career researchers who have little to no publishing experience, this seminar will provide you an overview on getting your research published, with a focus on tips you need to know about OA. Our Librarian will also talk about the OA requirements from RGC and PolyU, as well as how the library can support.

Key topics will be covered:

  • Selecting the right journals
  • Open Access
  • Preparing your manuscript for publication
  • The peer review process
  • How to respond to reviewer reports
  • Top reasons for rejection
  • How to promote your work
  • RGC and PolyU Open Access requirements

Date: 7 Dec 2022 (Wed) 

Time:  3 pm – 4 pm

Speaker: Ms. Victoria Babbit (Director of Researcher Development and Outreach at Taylor & Francis)

Moderator: Ms. Iris Wai (Research Support Librarian, PolyU Library)


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About the Speaker:

Victoria Babbit is the Director of Researcher Development & Outreach. She joined Taylor & Francis in 2008 and throughout the past decade has supported researchers as they navigate the rapidly changing publishing landscape. Her work involves engaging with global research communities to build knowledge and capacity related to publishing and editorial activities.

Prior to joining Taylor & Francis, Victoria conducted postgraduate research in Geography at The University of Washington.


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