News & Events

Physical Resources Retrieval Service

2020-02-17 20:19 | News

In view of the latest development of the coronavirus epidemic where Library Study and Collection Spaces are closed, PolyU staff and students can request online for retrieval of print books and physical AV resources of the Library.

Eligibility: PolyU Students and Staff

Service Coverage:
Retrieval service provided for loanable books and AV materials from the following Collections only:

  • Book Collection
  • Book Collection (Large)
  • i-Space Book Display
  • New Book Display
  • PolyU Reads
  • Audio Visual Collection (Items on 7-day loan only)

Note
Books of Reserve Collection and AV materials on 3-day loan will be accessible in the Reserve Collection area on Podium Floor for borrowing using the self-checkout stations directly.

Newspapers, magazines, journals, and other in-house use materials are not available for retrieval and checkout.

How to Submit: Request via OneSearch
Steps to submit request can be found here.

Processing Time: Pickup notices will be emailed to users' PolyU Connect/Staff Email accounts in 1-3 working days (excluding Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays)

Pick-up Location: Reserve Collection Area, Podium Floor of the Library

Pick-up Period: 12:00 nn - 5:00 pm (Mon & Wed & Fri, excluding public holidays); items retrieved will be kept for at least 7 days after the pick up notice is dispatched (The last pickup date is shown in the pickup notice).

How to Check-out: Use the designated self-checkout station in the Reserve Collection Area

How to Return: Return at the book drops of the Library

 

Please always refer to the Library homepage for latest service hours and arrangements before your visit.

Enquiries:

Interim Free e-Resources

2020-04-09 14:59 | News

Interim Free E-Resources
More interim free e-resources are now available for study and research!  These e-resources are provided by a number of publishers/content providers for free in an interim period to support students, faculties and researchers for their online learning, teaching and research activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  To highlight a few, Springer Nature, MIT, Cambridge University Press have opened up free access to their e-textbook collections.

Grasp the opportunity to explore the e-resources accessible for free only in the interim period!  Find the latest update on Interim Free e-Resources now!

For enquiries, please contact us via the following channels: 

STATdx (Trial)

2020-04-08 11:40 | News

STATdx is a point-of-care diagnostic decision support resource for radiologists. It covers expert-written diagnosis, images, anatomy modules, patient cases and procedures, etc.

Launching of Digital Collections Portal

2020-04-07 09:41 | News

The Library is pleased to launch the new Digital Collections Portal with the purposes to preserve scholarly and intellectual work from the Library’s special collections, and to make the full-text openly accessible by faculty members, students and general public to support research and learning. The Portal contains digital contents of rare books, lyric manuscripts, oral history interviews and digital humanity projects. Here are the collection highlights:

  1. Rare Books on China and East Asia
    Rare Books on China and East Asia

    The Library has been digitizing the rare books of its Special Collections. To give users a glimpse of the Chinese and East Asian cultures and histories in western eyes between 18th and early 20th century, this collection contains the rare books on China and East Asia which were mainly published in western countries between 1704 and 1922. Users can also browse different topics by its sub-collections including Chinese Literature, Missionary, Religions in China, Social Life and Customs in China, Statistics of China Commerce, Travel in China, etc.

  2. Cheng Kok-kong’s Lyric Manuscripts & Oral History Interviews

    Cheng Kok-kong, Cantopop lyricist, was Artist-in-Residence 2017/18 of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Mr Cheng has been writing more than 2,000 Cantopop songs. Many of his songs still enjoy immense popularity to this day. These digital contents contain around 100 lyric manuscripts and his oral history interview records, which help users to know more stories behind the lyric manuscripts.

    When I was Little
    “When I was Little” Lyric: Cheng Kok-kong / Composer: James Koo (1977)
    〈小時候〉詞:鄭國江 / 曲:顧嘉輝 (1977)

For enquiries, please contact us at lbviews@polyu.edu.hk.

Stay Healthy! Stay Curious! Visit PolyU Open Educational Resources Portal

2020-03-31 11:30 | News


PolyU Open Educational Resources (OER) Portal features quality OER selected from around the world, which are indexed and classified into eight disciplines to mirror the eight faculties/schools of the PolyU.  In the Portal, you can discover or even share open-licensed teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain, enriching and enhancing teaching and learning.    

A good news is that we have collected links of resources, cultural events, and online exhibitions around the world for you to enjoy and learn at the same time during COVID-19 pandemic!

Check out our new section “Stay Healthy & Stay Curious” on the PolyU OER Portal https://oer.lib.polyu.edu.hk/ to find out more!

For enquiries, please contact us via the following channels: 

中央日報 (Trial)

2020-03-30 12:53 | News

中央日報 (1928-2006) 於1928年2月創刊於上海,至1949年遷到台灣出版。該報為國民黨政府在大陸時 (1928-194) 之代表性喉舌, 是研究中國大陸社會史和政治史,以及台灣社會政治史的中文報紙資料。

Expiry date: 30 June 2020

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尚儀近代華文書籍暨圖像資料庫 (Trial)

2020-03-23 13:34 | News

本資料庫收錄自1900年至1949年期間,在中國大陸所出版的繁中圖書,全文數量約12萬種。書籍種類包含了人文思潮、社會研究、政治法律、史地教育、翻譯文學等等

Expiry date: 20 May 2020

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Library Online Course for Postgraduate Students – Full Course Now Available!

2020-03-20 09:22 | News

Module 3 to 6 of this online course has just been released!

Tailor-made for postgraduate students, this course aims to equip you with essential skills and knowledge areas for your learning and research.

Register Now
The course will appear in your Learn@PolyUMy 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 – New!
How to use library databases for in-depth research

Module 4 - Retrieve Related Articles – New!
Find more similar articles on your research topic

Module 5 – Citing References – New!
What is a citation, why do we cite, and how to cite?

Module 6 – Researcher Profiles – New!
What are researcher profiles? Why use them?

Visit the registration page to enroll the course now and the course will appear in your Learn@PolyU My Courses within two working days after registering with us.

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

JoVE Science Education Library (Trial)

2020-03-17 16:00 | News

Series of scientific experiments and video demonstrations from laboratories around the globe published by Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE).  It covers a range of STEM subjects.

Expiry date: 30 June 2020

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