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Guides & Tutorial, Pao-Yue Kong Library, The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong

Student Survival Guide: Find e-Resources

A quick guide to help you find e-resources during online teaching and learning period

The Library is currently open to all PolyU students and staff, Graduate and Special Borrower Library card holders. To ensure social distancing, some seats and facilities were removed and all group discussion areas remain closed. All users are required to wear a mask when in the Library. More details please refer to our latest notices:

Check latest opening hours
Notice on Library Reopening on 4 May 2020


Find Exam Papers

Exam Paper Database

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.

Find e-Books and Articles

OneSearch

Start from OneSearch, your one-stop platform to search for library resources. Use "Full Text Online", "Books" or "Articles" filters to view the results that can be accessed online.

Visit OneSearch Discovery Platform - Quick Tips guide for more. 


Google Scholar

Access Google Scholar via Library homepage so that you can directly access the full text of articles the Library subscribed to through PolyU eLinks.

Google Scholar@PolyU

Visit Google Scholar@PolyU guide to learn the steps.

VPN for Mainland-based Students

Using VPN

Mainland based students may download VPN to ensure quick access to library e-resources. Please refer to User Procedure and VPN Installation Guide prepared by ITS. For enquiries, please contact ITS Help Centre.

Find Course Readings

Course Readings
Access reading materials prescribed by your instructors for specific courses on Learn@PolyU. Watch this 1-minute video to learn how, or refer to the quick guide for students.

Find e-Journals

e-Journals

Visit Journals A-Z to find and access the e-journals available through the Library. You may also use BrowZine which allows easy browsing, reading and following journals on both desktop and mobile devices.

Find Other e-Resources

e-Databases

Look for standards, images, statistics or other types of resources in your discipline? Explore related e-databases by type of resources or by subject

We also put together guides for different disciplines so that you can continue to explore and use these online resources available to you:

Email your Faculty Librarian if you need any assistance. 

E-Resources Not Available?

Recommend E-version of Print Books

PolyU students and staff can recommend specific book titles to the Library. As an interim measure, an e-version, if available for institutional access, will be acquired even when a print copy is available in the Library.

Recommend e-version of print books


Interim Free E-Resources

Many publishers are offering some or all of their resources for free access during the COVID-19 Pandemic period. Visit this page to view the list of these resources.


Interlibrary Loan Services (ILL)

Eligible PolyU staff and students can also request for articles and other materials from overseas libraries using Interlibary Loan Service

Request an article via ILL

Find Tools for Assignment

EndNote

EndNote is a reference management tool to help you generate citations and manage references for your research work.

Download EndNote from Library and learn how to use it through our step by step EndNote guide.

Not sure which citation style to follow? Check our Citation Guides to get some tips.


Academic Writing

Look for writing help? Visit our University English - Academic Writing guide to explore online tools and e-books that can help you improve word choice and phrasing in your writing.


Statistical Analysis

Look for help on SPSS and NVivo for data analysis? Explore a few selected online tutorials and books through our Resources for Research Method and Statistical Analysis guide.

i-Space Facilities

PolyU staff and students can access and make use of the following i-Space facilities and equipment by making an appointment at the Library iBooking System.

Book Now@iBooking


Bloomberg Workstation (P/F & 4/F)

Eligible users can book a Bloomberg workstation located on the P/F or 4/F using the Library iBooking System.
 

One Button Studio

A self-service studio for staff and student to prepare and create online teaching materials, video recordings, etc. with just a few steps.
 

Equipment in Digital Makerspace

The following equipment are available in i-Space to facilitate the preparation of teaching materials:

  • Laser Cutting
  • Vinyl Cutting
  • Large-Format / Poster Printing
  • 3D Printing
  • 3D Scanner
  • Book Scanner
  • VR Experience Zone - offering HTC Vive Head Mounted Display (HDM) and Unity software

Click here for more information about the i-Space equipment. For enquiries on i-Space Equipment, please contact Technical Support Desk at 2766-6909.

Need Help?

By Phone 2766-6863
WhatsApp 6423-0820 (service hours)
Online Enquiry Online Form (Login required) or Email (lbviews@polyu.edu.hk)
In person Enquiry Counter, P/F, Pao Yue-kong Library
Information Consultancy Service Contact your Faculty Librarians on in-depth research questions