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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.

Our Librarians conduct a wide variety of instruction sessions and workshops to equip our students and staff with relevant information literacy skills. Talk to your Faculty Librarian to see how we can help you or your students.

In-class instruction

We are happy to provide customized workshops on strategic use of library resources and introduce students to library research in a specific discipline or course assignment. Feel free to contact your Faculty Librarian or fill in the workshop request form for necessary arrangement.
Topical Workshops

We offer workshops on different topics of the following themes to sharpen your skills in locating, evaluating, managing and reusing information:

Theme 1: Essential Skills for Academic Success
Theme 2: Staying Focused: Tapping on specialized information tools
Theme 3: Reference Management Tools
Theme 4: Research analysis: Tools to support authors and scholarly publishing
Online courses and webinars 

We offer online courses on Learn@PolyU and hosts webinars on various topics Interested PolyU students and staff can learn about Library resources and tools at your own pace.

Publishing seminars

To let you explore recent trends in publishing, understand what are the editors looking for, and guide you through everything you need to know in publishing your scholarly works, we offer publisher seminar from time-to-time. You can get tips from both publishers and authors' point of view, learn which pitfalls to avoid, and make use of additional resources to guide you whilst writing.
One-to-one consultation
Feel free to contact your Faculty Librarian or book a one-to-one instruction sessions via the Research Consultation Appointment Form for topics like ORCID & author profiles management, research impact and visibility, open access publishing and open educational resources, reference management tools, locating and using resources from and beyond PolyU Library, etc.

You can also recommend your student to book a session with us for project and assignment consultation.

To make sure new members of the PolyU community can make the best use of our rich resources and services, we are happy to arrange orientation sessions and tours to new staff and students.  
Guide & video tutorials

We prepared guides and video tutorials for our users as self-learning tools with topics ranging from subject knowledge and resources, citation helps, copyright, research and scholarly communication.
Newsletter & e-bulletin 

To keep up-to-date with news and events at our Library, you are invited to subscribe to our newsletter and e-bulletin.