Past News & Events

Publish Open Access Articles in Cambridge University Press Journals

2021-02-24 16:49 | News

Plan to submit your next paper to a journal by Cambridge University Press (CUP)? Or are you looking to publish your next article in Open Access?

Now you can publish your work in CUP journals in Open Access without paying for the Article Processing Charge (APC)!

 

The Library has signed a Read & Publish agreement with CUP, under which PolyU researchers can publish in their journals with APC fully waived during the period 2021-2023. Join this briefing session to learn how to submit your work to a CUP journal and get the APC waived.

The following topics will be included:

  • Open Access in PolyU and Open Access Publishing
  • Open Access Publishing with CUP: Author publishing workflow
  • How to find a journal which matches your manuscript
  • How to transact your APC waiver
  • Other support after the paper is published

Date : 3 Mar 2021 (Wed)
Time : 3:00 - 4:00pm
Venue : Zoom
Speakers:
Ms Caz Kerbyson (Training and Systems Support Manager, Cambridge University Press)
Ms Aster Zhao (Research Support Librarian, PolyU Library)

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

About the Speaker:

Caz Kerbyson is the Training and Systems Support Manager at Cambridge University Press. She is responsible for ensuring the authors and customers of Cambridge feel confident when publishing their work in CUP journals.

Aster Zhao is a Research Support Librarian from PolyU Library. She also serves as the Faculty Librarian for Construction & Environment faculty and currently the interim Faculty Librarian for Engineering faculty. Her main responsibility includes providing research and publishing support services and user education to the university community.

China and the Modern World : Hong Kong Britain and China, 1841-1951 (Trial)

2021-02-23 13:10 | News

A collection of British government documents on colonial Hong Kong digitized from the British Colonial Office.

Expiry date = 31 March 2021

尚儀近代華文書籍暨圖像資料庫 (Trial)

2021-02-18 08:38 | 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: 31 March 2021

iG Library (Trial)

2021-02-16 14:33 | News

Ebooks from various publishers on iG Publishing platform.

Notes : Trial includes sample ebooks from the following publishers only :

              Business Expert Press
              Kogan Page
              Packt Publishing
              Princeton University Press

Expiry date: 31 Mar 2021

中國電子書庫 (Trial)

2021-02-09 11:32 | News

A platform of ebooks published in China from multi-disciplines.

Note : Click the “Book” icon to access 100 sample books on trial

Expiry date: 2 March 2021

Clarity English - Road to IELTS (5 concurrent users) (Trial)

2021-02-09 08:42 | News

Road to IELTS helps learners of English with Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. The program helps IELTS candidates with every aspect of test preparation from understanding the tasks in the Reading paper, to dealing with nerves in the Speaking test — skills which are useful for all Intermediate-level learners of English.

READ@PolyU Workshop: Strategies for Expanding Your English Vocabulary

2021-02-09 08:38 | News

Writing Contest 2020

“While without grammar very little can be conveyed, without vocabulary nothing can be conveyed.” – D. Wilkins, Linguistics in Language Teaching

Vocabulary is fundamental to reading and writing fluency, but how do we expand our vocabulary? In this online workshop, Dr. Phoebe Lin will share some research-based facts, figures, and tips about vocabulary learning, as well as Library and online resources, so that we can be smarter at managing our own vocabulary-building activities.

It will cover:

How many words do we need to know to function properly in English?
Tools for measuring our vocabulary size
How to find the right books to read and videos/movies to watch
Excellent apps & Library resources for self-directed vocabulary learning

Target participants: All PolyU students and staff

Date: 3 March 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Speaker:Dr Phoebe Lin
Online Talk via Zoom

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About the Speaker:

Dr. Phoebe Lin is Assistant Professor at the Department of English, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her research investigates aspects of vocabulary learning using a range of methods, including controlled experiments, text analysis, and statistical modelling. Phoebe is developing intelligent apps that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of vocabulary building. Her latest project is IdiomsTube (www.idiomstube.com), which guides users to learn English vocabulary through YouTube videos. The app is openly and freely available online.

The event is co-organized by the Pao Yue-kong Library, Research Centre for Professional Communication in English (RCPCE) and Department of English, PolyU.

文泉學堂 (Trial)

2021-02-08 16:16 | News

文泉學堂是由清華大學出版社出品的高等教育專業知識庫,全庫包含了三萬多種電子書資源,多媒體附件及專業線上課程。涵蓋理學、工學、經濟學、管理學等學科。

Expiry date: 30 April 2021

China and the Modern World : Missionary, Sinology, and Literary Periodicals 1817-1949 (Trial)

2021-02-08 16:06 | News

A collection of 17 English-language periodicals published in or about China from1817 until the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.

Expiry date: 15 March 2021

[Deadline Extended] Recommend Useful Online Learning Resources and Get a $100 Book Coupon!

2021-02-08 14:45 | News

In a bid to facilitate broader adoption and adaptation of open educational materials, the Library has commenced  Open Educational Resource, Recommendation, & Reflection Survey 2021 to collect PolyU-subjects relevant online learning resources.

Have you used or even developed useful learning resources in the past semester that helped you master new topics? Please take a few minutes to share your testimonials on using these resources with the PolyU community and get a chance to receive a HKD$100 book coupon! Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your resources via PolyU OER Portal

Period of the survey: 8 February - 5 March 2021

  Start the Survey  (for PolyU students and staff only)

Limited quota. Act now!

We look forward to your response. For any enquiries, please email to LIB_OER@polyu.edu.hk.

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