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Guides & Tutorial, Pao-Yue Kong Library, The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong

Researchers@Library: Research Skills Training

This guide serves as a one-stop shop for PolyU researchers and postgraduate students to gain easy access to information pertinent to their research and publishing needs.


1 - Preparing Your Research

 Locate Materials

 Research Alerts

 Research Skills Training

  • Library Workshops
  • Library Research Seminars
  • One-on-One Consultation

 Research Funding

Contact Us

Research Support



In Person   Enquiry Counter, P/F, 
        Pao Yue-kong Library

Research Skills Training

The Library conducts topical workshops for the PolyU students and staff in both Semester I (Oct - Dec) and Semester II (Feb - May). Availability of the workshops will be announced via email at the beginning of each semester. Workshop details and the registration link will then become available here.

 Click here to view currently offered workshops in Calendar.  

Some of the topics covered:

For Searching Skills:

  • Accessing E-book and E-journal Collections of the PolyU Library
  • Mastering Techniques in Searching Business & Financial Databases
  • Citation Databases - Web of Science and Scopus

For Assignment Writing:

  • Online Tools for Assignment Writing

For Reference Management:

  • Using EndNote (Part 1: Essential Features)
  • Using EndNote (Part 2: Advanced Features)
  • Using EndNote for Mac
  • Exploring Features of Mendeley

For Journal Evaluation:

  • Using Journal Analyzing Tools to Evaluate Journals
  • Using SciVal to Identify Research Potentials

For Author Profile Management:

  • Managing Author Profiles to Increase Your Research Visibility

The Library regularly updates the list of workshops every semester.  If you are interested in a topic that is NOT covered in the workshops offered, a customized library workshop on specific topics can also be arranged upon your request. Check here for details.

The Library regularly invites speakers from major publishers to talk on research and publishing skills. Some of the publishers who spoke at the Library include Wiley, Taylor & Francis, Elsevier, Springer Nature, Emerald, etc. Once a seminar has been confirmed, an announcement with registration link will be sent via email.

Previous topics covered:

Each faculty is assigned with a Faculty Librarian. This Faculty Librarian serves as a bridge between faculty and the Library. Students and staff are always welcomed to contact your respective Faculty Librarian for information consultation or library orientation. We could help you make strategic use of the relevant resources suitable for your area of research and introduce to you the techniques of using reference tools.

Please contact your Faculty Librarian for an appointment:

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