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Library Guide for New Academic and Research Staff

Top things every new academic, research and teaching staff should know about the library
Top 5 things you need to about the Library

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  Pao Yue-kong Library
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Welcome to PolyU!

How can the Library help you in your teaching and research needs? This guide will quickly walk you through the most relevant Library services which you might need as a new staff. 

Top 5 things you need to know about the Library

1) Know your Faculty Librarian
Each faculty has a Faculty Librarian. Contact them if you have any questions or requests about library resources and services. Our Faculty Librarians are also very happy to offer you an information session or a library tour!

2) Recommend course readings

Inform us the required readings of your classes and your students will be able to locate them easily using OneSearch. The Course Readings can also be added to your course page on LEARN@PolyU for students’ quick reference. Follow the instructions here and learn how to do this! 

3) Suggest a purchase

Submit your recommendations for books, journals, and audio-visual materials if you wish any of them to be included in our Library Collections. Please check our holdings using OneSearch before submitting your requests.

4) Request a customized workshop

We conduct many workshops for students and staff. If you are interested in a topic that is not covered in the workshops currently offered, just let us know! We would be happy to arrange a customized workshop or consultancy session upon your request.

5) Increase research visibility via PIRA and ORCID


PolyU Institutional Research Archive (PIRA) is an online platform that actively collects and disseminates the research and scholarly outputs created by the PolyU community. Deposit an “accepted” version of your publication in PIRA will bring more exposure of your research work to the globe. Visit this guide to know more about PIRA!

ORCID is a central registry of unique identifiers that connects you and your research activities throughout your career. More importantly, it helps publishers, funders, and researchers eliminate name ambiguity and enhance the process of scientific discovery. Visit this guide to know how to register an ORCID and populate it with your publications!

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