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Library Support During COVID-19: Learning Support

Workshops & Online Courses


Library provides various workshops and webinars to support your research and study. The workshops are usually offered during Sep-Dec (Semester 1) and Feb-Jun (Semester 2). 

Register a workshop or take a look at the PPT handout and recordings of our latest workshops.

Online Courses

Library currently offers 3 online courses on Learn@PolyU for students to learn at their own pace. Click to learn more in details and enroll now!


Library also provides InfoLit for U - a self-paced online course for all years of undergraduates to build the most critical skill to a successful university study: Information LiteracyEnroll the course or take a look at the 5 tips to enhance your research & assignments.

VPN for Mainland-based Students

Mainland-based students may install VPN offered by "Cloud Express" to ensure smooth access to the webinars delivered via Blackboard Collaborate. Please refer to the VPN Installation Guide prepared by ITS. To uninstall and remove the old client software “Endpoint Security VPN", please refer to this guide.

For enquiries, please contact ITS Help Centre or WeChat / WhatsApp: 6577 9669. 

Support on Exam

Past Exam Papers

Download the past exam papers from PolyU Examination Paper Database to prepare for exams of your subjects. You can do a search or browse by subject title and code.

Tools for Assignment

Citation Help

Writing citations and references can be a time-consuming task. You can use a built-in citation generator or a reference management tool to speed up the process while maintaining accuracy.

EndNote is one of the tools that can help you generate citations and manage references for your research work. Download EndNote from Library and learn how to use it by joining our EndNote online course, or referring to the step by step EndNote guide.

Not sure which citation style to follow? Check our Citation Guides to get some tips, or contact your Faculty Librarian.

Plagiarism Checking


From time to time, you may be asked to check the text similarity of your work against the others. PolyU has subscribed to Turnitin for checking student assignments and VeriGuide for checking academic papers and grant applications.

Check out our Plagiarism Checking Tools guide to learn how they work and what are some alternative tools. You will also find a few commonly asked questions and answers about using Turnitin

Academic Writing

Academic Phrasebank

No matter you are working on an essay or a journal article, your writing can be improved with proper writing aids. 

Visit the Writing Aids guide to explore some online tools that can help you with better word choice and phrasing in your writing.

Contact Us

Faculty Librarians are designated librarians for your faculty, who can offer specialized help on your course assignment and research project. Make an appointment with your Faculty Librarian for in-depth assistance!

Research Consultation

You can request a 1-to-1 or small group consultation session tailored to your needs. The consultation can be conducted online. Make an appointment by filling this Research Consultation Appointment Form. Visit this page for more details.