This Guide is designed to help users to locate and access Library resources / services related to the subject: Sociology.
Most of the contents are relevant to both UGs & PGs.
Basic research skills are briefly covered in some sections, but we highly recommend users to attend Topical Library workshops available face-to-face or online. You can also contact your Faculty Librarian for in-depth consultations on your research interests or topics.
Remember, when you are stuck, assistance is only a phone call, an email, or a whatsapp away.
OneSearch provides a one-stop solution for the discovery and delivery of local and remote resources, such as books, journal articles, and digital objects.
Some information is better searched in subject databases where more subject-focused metadata is offered in the platform for search. You will learn more about search with various databases in the "Find Articles and more" section.
Click on the sections on the right side menu to get more tips on searching specific materials
Note the various help options list at the end of this page or contact me if you need further help!
Note the button below the OneSearch box!
HKALL enable students and staff to look up a book resides in other university libraries in Hong Kong, when the book in our Library is on loan to someone else or it is not covered in the PolyU Library collections.
It is your personal record in the Library, please sign in to check details.
When signed in
[Note] See more tips of using OneSearch in this guide: OneSearch Discovery Platform -- Quick Tips
Library also offers face-to-face workshops and online courses to equip students with the ability to use information ethically.
EndNote is a reference management tool to help you cite and manage references more efficiently. Learn how to use EndNote by enrolling in our online course tailored for PolyU students and study at your own pace!
Using EndNote - Online Course (click to see more details)
Plagiarism can be unintentional. Understanding what constitutes plagiarism and how it is detected will help you keep away from it. To learn the topic in a more interactive way, you can enroll this free online course developed by 8 UGC-funded universities in HK. This module page will show you how plagiarism is detected and tips to avoid it.
What Is Plagiarism, Why Plagiarise & Tips to Avoid Plagiarism
(Select "University Account" and login with your PolyU NetID)
F2F workshops offer more hands-on experiences so you can learn and practice at the same time. Unfortunately, the workshops are currently suspended. You can get an idea of the relevant topics we cover from the previous workshops listed below. The latest schedule can be found on the Library Workshops page.
To learn what constitutes plagiarism, how Turnitin works, how to cite sources correctly:
To learn how to cite and manage using a reference management tool, e.g. EndNote, Mendeley:
Take a look at the workshop handouts from the previous semester to get a preview of what was covered in the respective workshops.
e-Bulletin is released monthly, introducing new resources or featuring highlights from the collection, by Faculty Librarians.
Newsletter is published quarterly, shares and reviews the key Library events or incidents.