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申報 (青蘋果數據中心) (Trial)

2021-02-04 15:07 | News

《申報》電子版收錄了上海《申報》自1872年創刊以來至1949年终刊止所有版面,包括漢口、香港版《申報》的所有内容,及廣告、啓事、圖片等非正文内容 。

Expiry date: 3 March 2021

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

2021-01-29 13:30 | News

Writing Contest 2020

Last Call: The final deadline for submitting your essays is now extended to 28 February 2021. We look forward to your participation in this event.

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: 28 February 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.

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