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Library Guide for Academic and Research Staff

Top things every academic, research and teaching staff should know about the Library.

Research Support

From publishing in Open Access to managing author profiles, this section provides information on how we can support you in your scholarly communication needs. Contact your Faculty Librarian for more information.

Publishing Support


A one-stop shop for you to gain easy access to information pertinent to your research and publishing needs, including preparingconductingpublishing and publicizing your research. 

Open Access (OA) 

Information and resources on open access and scholarly publishing, including OA Publishing, OA Archiving and Creative Common Licenses.

Research Impact & Visibility

Deposit your work in The PolyU Institutional Research Archive (PIRA)

Further expose your research work by depositing an accepted version of your publication in PIRA.

Tips to raise your research visibility

Explore tips to increase the visibility of your published work in the research community in order to raise the potential of being discovered, downloaded and cited.

Managing Your ORCID & Other Researcher Profiles

Facilitate the registration of ORCID and integrate it with your Scopus Author Profile. You can also push publications from other sources in order to enhance the visibility of you and your publications.

Learn more from our Scopus-ORCID Integration webinar: Slides, Recording

Research Impact and Altmetrics 

Using different tools to identify key publications, journals and authors in your research fields with citation metrics and altmetrics.

Other Support

Research Data Support

Recommend tools and good practices to help you better organize and share your research data, and guide you in developing the Data Management Plan (DMP) in order to fulfill the requirements of the publishers or funding bodies. 

Learn more from our Research Data Management 101 webinar: Slides, Recording


EndNote & Others
Tools to help you cite and organize references efficiently and accurately in your research work. Visit our step-by-step guides to learn more tips on using EndNoteMendeley, and others.
Plagiarism Checking Tools

PolyU has subscribed to Turnitin-LTI for checking student works and VeriGuide for checking academic papers and grant applications. Learn more from this online guide about our plagiarism checking tools.

Citation Search Service

Citation search service to help PolyU faculty and research staff to verify their publications and citation counts using metrics from Web of Science or Scopus.