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Ovid unavailable from 12:00 to 12:45 on 20 May 2022

2022-05-12 17:16 | News

Due to maintenance provided by the vendor, the service of Ovid will be temporarily unavailable from 12:00 to 12:45 on 20 May 2022

[Publishing Seminars] What Makes an Effective Article: 10 Tips for Scholarly Publishing

2022-05-11 08:30 | News

What Makes an Effective Article: 10 Tips for Scholarly Publishing

Thinking of publishing your next paper in ACS Journals? Wish to gain editor’s insights about publishing a scientific article?

In this webinar, Dr Meng Li, Managing Editor in Core Chemistry Portfolio will guide you through the process of publishing in ACS Journals and highlight 10 practical tips for preparing a high-quality scientific research paper.

All postgraduate students and staff are welcome!

Date: 25 May 2022 (Wed)
Time: 3 pm – 4 pm
Speaker: Dr Meng Li, Managing Editor, ACS Publications
Platform: Zoom

Register Now!

The library has prepared a series of Guides related to Research and Scholarly Communication here. You can make reference to the Researcher@Library Guide and understand the basics of research cycle before kick starting your research.

About the Speaker:

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Dr Meng Li joined ACS Publications in late 2019 as a Development Editor for Analytical Chemistry and ACS Sensors and was responsible for reviewing triaged manuscripts. She is currently in charge of content commissions and community engagement for the core chemistry portfolio, including JACS and JACS Au in China.

Dr Li received her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the East China University of Science and Technology, and then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Resource and Environmental Engineering, ECUST.

Prior to joining ACS Publications, Dr Li worked at the Royal Society of Chemistry, where she focused on journal marketing.

Contact us at lbinf@polyu.edu.hk 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

SpringerMaterials (Trial)

2022-05-04 14:35 | News

SpringerMaterials provides curated data and interactive functionalities for visualizing and analyzing data to support research in materials science, physics, chemistry, engineering, and other related fields.

It includes the Landolt-Börnstein Collection (1961-2019) which covers the following subject groups:

  • Group I: Elementary Particles, Nuclei and Atoms
  • Group II: Molecules and Radicals
  • Group III: Condensed Matter
  • Group IV: Physical Chemistry
  • Group V: Geophysics
  • Group VI: Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Group VII: Biophysics
  • Group VIII: Advanced Materials and Technologies

Expiry date: 3 July 2022

Start Using SciFinder-n Now!

2022-04-29 16:40 | News

SciFinder-n, a new platform to replace SciFinder is already in use. The old SciFinder web version will be retired by the end of June 2022. Please make sure you migrate your saved searches and alerts before this date.

 

What is SciFinder-n?

SciFinder-n (n = new) is a research tool that allows you to access the world's largest collection of biochemical, chemical, chemical engineering, medical, and other related information. The library has upgraded our subscription from SciFinder to SciFinder-n.

SciFinder-n provides intuitive interface and improved searching experience. It now offers functionalities such as PatentPak (access to Patents) and CAS Analytical Methods (a collection of synthetic protocols).

 

How to Access SciFinder-n?

You can access the database by clicking on “Online Access” from library website.

Like SciFinder, users must register an account in order to access SciFinder-n. If you are an existing SciFinder users, you can use the same credential to access SciFinder-n. New users must create an individual login account via the Registration link using a valid PolyU email address, i.e. an e-mail address with @connect.polyu.hk or @polyu.edu.hk.

 

How to migrate searching history and alerts from the old SciFinder to SciFinder-n platform?

If you wish to continue using your saved searches and alerts on the SciFinder platform, please follow the instructions here to migrate them to the new SciFinder-n platform before 30 Jun 2022.

 

Training Materials for SciFinder-n

 

If you have any questions or problems related to the migration of the database, please contact your Faculty Librarian for help.

 

Pao Yue-kong Library 
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

SAGE Business Cases (Trial)

2022-04-28 13:26 | News

This resource covers business cases to apply core concepts to practice through the use of real life examples from the global business environment.

Note : Trial version does not have PDF downloads or access to teaching notes

Expiry date: 31 May 2022

中文社會科學引文索引 Chinese social sciences citation index unavailable from 30 Apr 2022 to 4 May 2022

2022-04-28 11:12 | News

Due to maintenance provided by the vendor, the service of 中文社會科學引文索引 Chinese social sciences citation index will be temporarily unavailable from 30 Apr 2022 to 4 May 2022.

Digital Dissertation Consortium unavailable from 16:30 to 20:30 on 27 Apr 2022

2022-04-22 12:08 | News

Due to maintenance provided by the vendor, the service of Digital Dissertation Consortium will be temporarily unavailable from 16:30 to 20:30 on 27 Apr 2022

中文期刊全文數據庫 Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911-1949) (Trial)

2022-04-14 10:03 | News

Note: Library had acquired Series 1-5, Series 6-12 is currently on trial

          Complementary access of all other resources on the platform until Expiry date

Expiry date: 12 July 2022

[Publishing Seminars] Academic Publishing for Early Career Researchers

2022-04-07 08:30 | News

Academic Publishing for Early Career Researchers

This publishing seminar is targeted at early to mid-career researchers who wish to develop their expertise and understanding on the publishing process for academic journals.

Join Dr Rebecca Ciezarek, the Journal Publishing Manager from Wiley to learn tips and insights on how researchers can publish successfully. The following topics will be discussed:

  • Preparing your manuscript
  • Selecting the right journal
  • Writing and submitting your paper
  • Peer review process
  • Publication ethics
  • Promoting your research – creating an impact

 All postgraduate students and staff are welcome!

Date: 26 Apr 2022 (Tue)
Time: 10 am – 11 am
Speaker: Dr Rebecca Ciezarek, Journal Publishing Manager, Wiley
Platform: Zoom

Register Now!

About the Speaker:

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Dr Rebecca Ciezarek, the Journal Publishing Manager at Wiley, is responsible for overseeing a portfolio of Humanities and Social Sciences journals, helping direct journal strategy, and providing guidance on journal publishing best practice and business-related issues. Rebecca also oversees partnership development activities in Australia, building relationships with scholarly societies and professional associations.

Prior to joining Wiley, Rebecca was a lecturer and tutor at Victoria University, Melbourne, completing her PhD in 2016.

The library has prepared a series of Guides related to Research and Scholarly Communication here. You can make reference to the Researcher@Library Guide and understand the basics of research cycle before kick starting your research.

Should you have any queries, please feel free to email us at lbinf@polyu.edu.hk, or call us at 2766-6863.

Pao Yue-kong Library
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

中文社會科學引文索引 Chinese social sciences citation unavailable from 4 - 13 Mar 2022

2022-03-11 11:34 | News

Due to maintenance provided by the vendor, the service of 中文社會科學引文索引 Chinese social sciences citation will be temporarily unavailable from 4 – 13 Mar 2022.

 

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