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Research Skills Training

The Library conducts topical workshops in face-to-face or online mode for PolyU students and staff, normally in Oct-Dec (Semester I) and Feb-Jun (Semester II). 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.

Handouts and Recordings are available for all PolyU students and staff.

 Click here to view currently offered workshops in Calendar.  

Some of the topics covered:

For Effective Use of Library Resources:

  • Mastering Techniques in Searching Business & Financial Databases
  • Specialized Webinar for Health Sciences Subjects
  • Citation Databases - Web of Science and Scopus

For Reference Management:

  • Citing References and Avoiding Plagiarism
  • Using EndNote
  • Exploring Features of Mendeley

For Journal Evaluation:

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

For Publishing and Research Output Management:

  • Publishing 101 - Basics of Academic Journal Publishing
  • 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 currently provides 3 online courses on Learn@PolyU, covering the essential skills on information searching and citation management. Check here to learn more. 

  • Library Resources and Services for Undergraduate Students
  • Library Resources and Services for Postgraduate Students
  • Using EndNote 21


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 a registration link will be sent via email.

Handouts and Recordings of some talks are available for all PolyU students and staff.

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.

Feel free to contact your Faculty Librarian for an appointment.

Training in Research Ethics and Compliance

PolyU subscribed to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program, an online platform offering comprehensive training in research ethics and compliance, which can enhance your professional profile and demonstrate your dedication to the highest standards in research and compliance.

With this subscription, all students and staff can access the following courses:

  • Animal Care and Use
  • Compensation Reporting (Effort Reporting)
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Export Compliance
  • False Claims Act: A Primer and Guide for Research Organizations
  • GDPR for Research and Higher Ed
  • Good Clinical Practice
  • Human Subjects Research: Biomedical and Social/Behavioral (plus Revised Common Rule)
  • Information Privacy and Security
  • Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Technology Transfer
  • Undue Foreign Influence: Risks and Mitigations

If you have any questions or require further assistance regarding the CITI Program/account registration, please get in touch