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中華文史學術論著庫 (Trial)

2023-03-21 14:47 | News





Expiry date: 30 Apr 2023


CNKI databases: Service interruption from 1 Apr to 30 Jun 2023

2023-03-20 12:05 | News

As notified by service provider, service interruption from 1 Apr to 30 Jun 2023.

CNKI databases with service interruption:

China Doctoral Dissertations Full-text Database 中國博士學位論文全文數據庫

China Masters’ Theses Full-text Database 中國優秀碩士學位論文全文數據庫

China Statistical Yearbooks

PressReader (Trial)

2023-03-07 08:40 | News

This platform provides both web and apps access to over 7000+ newspapers and magazines, covering 120+ countries and 60+ languages. Up to 90 days back issues are available.


Apps access :

  1. Install PressReader apps from App Store or Google Play
  2. Go to “Sign In” and choose “Libraries & Groups”
  3. Select “ The Hong Kong Polytechnic University” and click “Sign Up”
  4. Use your PolyU email to create an account

晚清期刊全文數據庫增刊 II (1816 - 1911) (Trial)

2023-02-15 14:29 | News

Expiry date: 14 March 2023

中國近代中文報紙全文數據庫 - 綜合專輯 (1874 - 1949) (Trial)

2023-02-15 14:27 | News

Expiry date: 14 March 2023

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.



iRead eBooks 華藝電子書 unavailable from 15:00 on 31 Jan 2023 to 20:00 on 1 Feb 2023

2023-02-01 10:46 | News

Due to maintenance provided by the vendor, the service of iRead eBooks 華藝電子書 will be temporarily unavailable from 15:00 on 31 Jan 2023 to 20:00 on 1 Feb 2023.

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.

Photo of speaker

Guest Speaker
Olivia Tang
Managing Director
Walk in Hong Kong

Database Maintenance: ProQuest databases, Alexander Street Press & ProQuest e-book Central

2022-12-28 08:58 | News

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


ProQuest databases & Alexander Street Press

Maintenance period: 11:00 to 21:00 on 8 Jan 2023


ProQuest e-book Central

Maintenance period: 11:00 to 16:00 on 8 Jan 2023