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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 

JoVE Education (Trial)

2021-01-28 08:35 | 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: 1 Mar 2021

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination (including OSCE) (Trial)

2021-01-26 11:00 | News

Bates’ Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course.

Expiry date: 24 Feb 2021

Library Support During COVID-19

2021-01-19 10:36 | News

Explore the Library Guide on Library Support during COVID-19 and you will find the latest Library information on operational arrangements, digital resources, learning support and teaching support available for students and staff, as well as the safety measures to mitigate the risk of spreading coronavirus in the Library.   



East India Company (Trial)

2021-01-18 10:15 | News

This database is a collection of India Office Records from the British Library. The content includes royal charters, correspondence, trading diaries, minutes of council meetings and reports of expedition, etc. which charts the history of British trade and rule in the Indian subcontinent and beyond from 1599 to 1947.

Expiry date: 14 Feb 2021

SCMP Compass (Trial)

2021-01-14 10:36 | News

An archival newspaper database that covers 175 years of news in English from The South China Morning Post [1903-2019] and China Mail [1845-1974].

Expiry date: 12 Feb 2021

READ@PolyU: Join the Essay Contest for a chance to WIN fabulous prizes!

2020-12-31 15:58 | News

Writing Contest 2020

The deadline for all PolyU students to submit their entries is now extended to 31 January 2021.

Essay Contest

How did a science fiction story change your life?

Were you moved by reading one of the stories from Ted Chiang’s Exhalation... a short sci fi story by another author... or a full-length science fiction novel?

Tell us how reading a particular science fiction story changed your life… or your thinking. Share your lessons, truths, and musings in a way your readers can relate to!

Essay Contest 2020

Length: 500 words (+/- 50 words)
Format: Reflective essay in MS Word
Eligibility: All PolyU students
Deadline: 31 January 2021

In your reflection, include the title of the story (e.g. “The Life Cycle of Objects”) or the novel (e.g. Exhalation) you are writing about, as well as the name of the author (e.g. Ted Chiang).

Email your submissions to

If you have already submitted and wish to enhance your submission, we would be happy to accept a revised version from you before the new deadline. Otherwise, we will keep your current submission.


  • First: Apple iPad 32 GB
  • Second: Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Tablet
  • Third: $500 Eslite coupon

Winners will have the chance to publish in Inscribe: The Journal of Undergraduate Student Writing.

To learn more about READ@PolyU, visit the website.

READ@PolyU: Nominate a Common Book for 2021 & Get Entered into a Lucky Draw!

2020-12-21 15:14 | News

READ@PolyU 2021

What book do you think the PolyU community should read next? Send us your Common Book nominations for a new year of reading in 2021.

Submit your favourite book titles, along with the author’s name, to  by 31 December 2020 (Thursday). There is no limit to the number of book titles you can submit.

To encourage participation, PolyU students and staff who submit a nomination will be automatically enrolled in a lucky draw. Winners will receive a copy of the selected Common Book, and will be notified by email in Spring 2021.

Nominate a book now!

READ@PolyU is the community reading project of PolyU. Our vision is to build an empathetic, creative, and courageous community of learners for whom reading is a source of knowledge and creativity. Each year, we select one book and invite the whole campus to read along.

The Programme Committee reviews all nominations before making the final selection.

What we look for in a common book:

  • The book will be in English, preferably less than 300 pages
  • It should be engaging for the PolyU community (both Faculty and students)
  • It should be accessible, not difficult to read
  • It should appeal to students’ imagination, and should include some elements of exploration of and reflection on multi-cultural issues
  • It should preferably have been adapted for film
  • It should preferably have won international and critical acclaim
  • It should preferably have an electronic version
  • Ideally, the author would be available to visit PolyU

Sample titles suggested by staff and students:

  • Speak / Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda / Becky Albertalli
  • Artemis Fowl / Eoin Colfer
  • The Giver / Lois Lowry
  • Persepolis / Marjane Satrapi

Your views matter. Submit now and get entered into a lucky draw for a copy of the chosen book!


Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund