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
Statistics and Government Publications for Local Studies
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
Author Profiles Clinics
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:
Publishing in Academic Journals: Tips to help you succeed (by Elsevier)
From Conference Poster to Publication - Tips for Getting Published in Language and Teaching Journals
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: