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[截止日期延至8月13日] 贏取往日本交流機會,參加「笹川杯品書知日本」 2021 徵文比賽!

2021-07-19 11:46 | News

[Deadline Extended to 13 August] A Chance to Win a Cultural Exchange Tour to Japan: Write a Reflection on a Japan-Themed Book






  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2021》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) 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。
  5. 稿件要求
    1) 徵文語言:中文/日文
    2) 字數限制:1500-2000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:本次比賽以「書」為主題,請在文末以章節附註形式注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、人民中國雜誌社
  2. 理大校初賽評審單位: 包玉剛圖書館、中文及雙語學系

Database Maintenance : ProQuest databases (except ProQuest e-book Central)

2021-06-24 13:15 | News

Due to maintenance provided by the vendor, the service of ProQuest databases (except ProQuest e-book Central) will be temporarily unavailable on 25 Jul 2021 from 10:00 to 20:00.


JSTOR journal and primary sources temporary expanded access (Trial)

2021-06-04 14:33 | News

To support libraries during the COVID-19 crisis, JSTOR has opened up free access to all Archive Journal Collections, Thematic Collections and Primary Sources Collections.

Expiry date: 30 June 2022

Use the Library’s Bookmarklet to access e-Resources when off-campus

2021-05-31 16:40 | News

Do you often find journal articles from Google, Google Scholar, or publisher websites but end up with a payment request? The good news is that if the Library has already subscribed to the e-Resources you need, you can easily access it with just one click!

Install the Library’s Bookmarklet on your browser to seamlessly connect Library’s purchased e-Resources from web searches or publisher websites. Watch this short video to see how to install and how it works!

In addition to the Bookmarklet, also access e-Resources via the links on the Library’s web pages or OneSearch as this will direct you to authenticate with your NetID using the EZProxy function. You will gain access after successful authentication

PolyU staff can access e-Resources via Remote Desktop in your office computer. To do this, you will first need to register your office computer for remote access from off-campus. For details, please visit the FAQ page provided by ITS. When you are off-campus, Global Protect VPN service is not needed to access Library’s e-Resources.

If you have further questions on connecting to Library’s e-Resources remotely, email us at, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian, or contact us.

Nursing Reference Center Plus (Trial)

2021-05-25 11:17 | News

This evidence-based reference tool provides clinical resources to nurses, directly at point-of-care. It covers nursing skills with videos, management topics, care plans and more.

Expiry date: 30 June 2022

IUPAC Standards Online (Trial)

2021-03-03 09:20 | News

A database created by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) covering international standards and recommendations extracted from Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry.

Expiry date: 31 Dec 2021

Library Online Courses

2021-01-28 10:03 | News

As we step into the new semester, here are some Library online courses for all undergraduate students to explore.

Accessible directly from Learn@PolyU after registration, you can learn and master the skills of using library resources and services for your academic journey based on your schedule.

  • Library Resources and Services for Postgraduate Students
    The 6 modules in this online course is tailor-made for Postgraduate students to get familiar with library services and resources for their learning and research.

    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.
  • Using EndNote
    EndNote is an easy-to-use reference management tool to help you manage your references. This online course consists of 8 modules, which will help you learn the key features about EndNote, including how to insert references from different sources and how to cite references in your assignment.

For further learning support, email us at, get in touch with your Faculty Librarian, or contact us. Stay connected through our Library social media channels (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 

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 ( or phone (2766-6873).