Past News & Events

[Publishing Seminars] Getting Published in Nature Journals – From an Editor’s Views (NEW DATE)

2021-12-13 09:10 | News

Nature Journals have a very long and proud history of publishing some of the most high-quality and impactful research in the world.  

In this webinar, Dr Yang Xia, the Senior Editor from Nature, will share with us more about Nature Journals, their editorial process, and some tips on journal publishing. The following topics will be discussed:   

  • Overview of Nature Publishing Group 
  • Editorial process at Nature-branded research journals
  • Prepare your manuscript for submission 
  • Handle editor and reviewers’ comments and rejection
  • Publishing environmental and interdisciplinary research in Nature journals 

All postgraduate students and staff are welcome! 

Date: 20 Dec 2021 (Mon) (NEW DATE)
Time: 3 - 4 pm
Platform: Zoom
Speaker: Dr Yang Xia (Senior Editor, Nature) 

Register Now!
Registration will close on the day before the scheduled webinar.

About the Speaker:

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Dr Yang Xia is a senior editor of Nature and used to be an editor of Nature Communications during 2017-2020. She works as the first Economics science editor at both journals. She currently handles manuscripts on socio-economics, climate-related health risks, climate policy and sustainability.

Dr Xia obtained her PhD in ecological economics from the University of East Anglia, where her research focuses on quantitative assessment of the socioeconomic impacts of health outcomes resulting from disasters such as heat-waves and air pollution. She had a BSc in economics and a MSc in sustainability, both from the University of Leeds.

Refer to the Researchers@Library Guide to see how the Library supports you in different stages of your research and publication.

Should you have any queries, please feel free to email us at, or call us at 2766-6863. 

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

百年華文書庫 (Trial)

2021-11-19 13:18 | News

Collections :        

Expiry date: 16 Feb 2022

Use JoVE Videos to Support Teaching

2021-11-19 08:00 | News

Wish to make your courses more interactive and engaging? JoVE video collection may help!

JoVE Science Education is a video library dedicated to teaching key concepts and fundamental lab techniques of scientific experiments through easy-to-understand visual demonstrations. All PolyU staff and students now enjoy unlimited access to JoVE video collection.

Join the session to learn how to map JoVE videos to your course syllabus and embed them into Blackboard modules!

Date: 26 Nov 2021 (Fri)
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Speaker: Dr. Yu-Ru (Wallis) Liu, Curriculum Specialist of JoVE

Topics will be covered:

  • An overview of different JoVE contents
  • Embed JoVE videos into Blackboard
  • JoVE Support: Playlists: Syllabus mapping for your courses
  • Quiz Banks: Quizzes with our science education videos

Register Now!
Registration will close on the day before the scheduled webinar.

About the Speaker:

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Dr. Yu-Ru (Wallis) Liu received PhD of Genetics from the University of Nottingham in the UK. Later, she carried out her postdoctoral research in developmental biology in the University of Dundee in the UK and cancer research in the University of Rochester in the US, respectively. Her broad interests and knowledge of science brought her to JoVE. As a Curriculum Specialist, Wallis is looking forward to dedicating her comprehensiveness in tailoring the best material for you to be successful in teaching and research.

JoVE is the world-leading producer and provider of science videos that increase the productivity and efficacy of STEM research and education. With a library of over 13,000 videos spread across multiple disciplines, these videos provide the depth needed to meet the needs of science students and researchers at all levels.

ASTM Compass unavailable from 1:00 on 20 Nov 2021 to 1:00 on 23 Nov 2021

2021-11-16 13:13 | News

Due to maintenance provided by the vendor, the service of ASTM Compass will be temporarily unavailable from 1:00 on 20 Nov 2021 to 1:00 on 23 Nov 2021 

A Dialogue with PolyU on the Design of Green Deck

2021-11-15 12:07 | Event

Exhibition on Green Deck Project

Date: 15 Nov 2021 (Mon) - 17 Dec 2021 (Fri)
Venue: P/F, Library


A Dialogue with PolyU on the Design of Green Deck

Date: 19 Nov 2021 (Fri)
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Venue: Digital Visualisation Room, 4/F i-Space, Library or Online participation via Zoom
(For PolyU students and staff only)
Highlights: Featuring speakers from consultant design team of the Green Deck project

  • Arup
  • Rocco Design Architects Associates

Click here to view the video recording of the event at Library's YoutTube now! 

READ@PolyU: Suggest a Common Book for 2022 to Win a Prize!

2021-11-08 08:30 | News

Dear Staff and Students at PolyU,

Help us kick-start READ@PolyU 2022! Send us your favorite fiction written in English as the Common Book nomination for our reading next year.

READ@PolyU rallies the whole campus to read a common book together. All students will be eligible to receive a free print copy of the Common Book and join the Book Chat Group membership. The PolyU community are welcome to join the book talks and other fascinating activities designed to enhance their reading experience.

The Programme Committee will review all nominations before making the final selection.

To encourage participation, PolyU students and staff who have submitted a nomination will be automatically enrolled into the lucky draw. We will give away a few copies of the selected Common Book to the lucky draw winners.

Submit your best book titles, along with the author’s name, to by 19 November 2021 (Friday). There is no limit to the number of book titles you can submit.

Submit now and win a copy of the chosen book!

Criteria for Common Book selection:

  • 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 an electronic version
  • It should preferably have won international and critical acclaim
  • Ideally, the author would be available to visit PolyU

Sample titles suggested by staff and students in 2021

  • The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories / Ken Liu
  • Oryx and Crake: a Novel / Margaret Eleanor Atwood
  • The Girl on the Train / Paula Hawkins
  • Five Feet Apart / Rachael Lippincott

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

PolyU Library

British Standards Online (BSOL) (Trial)

2021-10-08 09:58 | News

BSOL contains full coverage of British Standards with partial coverage of international and European standards, such as ISO and IEC standards, that have been adopted as British Standards.

Remarks : View only access for the trial

Expiry date: 6 Nov 2021

Ovid Books unavailable from 11:30 to 13:00 on 19 Sep 2021

2021-09-14 13:47 | News

Due to maintenance provided by the vendor, the service of Ovid Books will be temporarily unavailable from 11:30 to 13:00 on 19 Sep 2021

ASTM Compass (Trial)

2021-08-31 16:03 | News

Direct from ASTM International, ASTM Compass covers all available versions of ASTM standards plus the Digital Library with access to eBooks, journals and research reports published by ASTM.

Expiry date: 15 Sep 2021

Emerald Insight unavailable on 7 Sep 2021

2021-08-27 13:16 | News

Due to maintenance provided by the vendor, the service of Emerald Insight will be temporarily unavailable from 8:00 to 11:30 on 7 Sep 2021.