Past News & Events

中國學位論文全文數據庫 (China Dissertations Database)(Trial)

2023-05-11 16:02 | News


Expiry date: 15 July 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

科學文庫 (Trial)

2023-03-31 14:56 | News

Expiry date: 30 June 2023

中國歷代文獻總庫. 近代報紙數據庫 (Trial)

2023-03-22 14:32 | News

Expiry date: 30 June 2023

Take the Library Survey for a chance to win an iPad and more!

2023-03-21 09:00 | News

Your views matter! We actively listen to your evolving needs as well as expectations, and strive to make the Library a better place to support your academic success.


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Take about 10 minutes to complete the survey. You will have a chance to win top-notch prizes, including Apple iPad (10 Generation 64GB WiFi), Apple Store HKD600 Gift Card (x5), Canon PIXMA TR150 Portable Printer, and Eslite HKD200 Gift Card (x5).

Don't miss this opportunity to make your voice heard! The Library survey runs until 21 April 2023.

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Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


CNKI databases: Service interruption from 1 Apr 2023 until further notice

2023-03-20 12:05 | News

As notified by CNKI, service is suspended from 1 April 2023 until further notice.  The suspension is expected to last for a few months. This is due to the requirement to conduct cross-border data transfer assessments in compliance with the law.

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

Expiry date: 31 May 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.



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.

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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