Library Online Courses

About Library Online Courses and Webinars

The Library offers online courses and webinars for PolyU students and staff on Learn@PolyU.

Library Online Courses

Library online courses aim to achieve the same learning outcomes as related face-to-face workshops after being adapted for the online environment. Check out our available online courses below and register now!

  1. Library Resources and Services for Postgraduate Students
    This online course is tailor-made for postgraduate students to get familiar with library services and resources for their learning and research. It aims at helping postgraduate students utilize Library services and resources available in and beyond PolyU Library.

    Register and view more details HERE.

  2. Using EndNote (Part I: Essential Features)
    This course is designed for students and staff who have no or little knowledge about EndNote. It will help you learn the key features about EndNote, including how to insert references from different sources and how to cite references in Word document.

    Register and view more details HERE.

Library Webinars

From time to time, the Library hosts webinars on various topics. Check out our available webinars below. Registration will be open soon!

  1. Publishing 101 - Tools and Tips for Journal Selection
    The first webinar for this Publishing 101 series, aims to help you learn the general criteria in journal selection for submission, and available tools to select quality journals and avoid potential predatory journals. Open access will also be discussed in the webinar.

    Date: 19 May 2020 (Tue)
    Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
    Instructor: Aster Zhao
  2. Publishing 101 - Preparing for manuscript submission
    This second webinar aims to help you understand the publishing cycle of scholarly journals, and the things you need to be aware of before submitting a paper. 

    Date: 27 May 2020 (Wed)
    Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
    Instructor: Aster Zhao
  3. Publishing 101 - Sharing your publications and managing author profiles
    The final webinar in this series aims to help you understand the versions of manuscript and the right way to share your works. You will also learn popular author profiling tools to manage and showcase publications and tips to increase research visibility. 

    Date: 5 Jun 2020 (Fri)
    Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
    Instructor: Aster Zhao

Other Library Instruction

The Library also offers face-to-face workshops on different topics on various topics during the semesters. Visit the Library Workshops page for more details.

CAT & e-Certificate

Students who have participated in our online courses and webinars will have their attendance recorded in the Co-curricular Achievement Transcript (CAT) issued by the Centre STARS by semester end, after the completion of all sessions for the semester. E-certificate for online courses will be auto-generated via Learn@PolyU when participants complete the course. For webinars, you can apply a library e-certificates after logging in to the workshop page (click “CAT & e-Certificate”).