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2022-06-24 08:30 | News

Be a top book critic and join the Japan-themed Writing Contest. You’ll have a chance to win a cultural exchange tour to Japan.






  1. 徵文
  2. 截止時間
  3. 徵文對象
  4. 投稿方式
    1) 請通過電郵投稿,徵文稿須為word格式。
    2) 投稿接收郵箱:
    3) 投稿電郵主題請寫:《品書知日本2022》投稿
    4) 徵文稿件的檔案名格式為:姓名--學生証號碼--徵文的標題。例如:張三--20123456D--京都漫步
  5. 稿件要求
    1) 徵文語言:中文
    2) 字數限制:1000-2000字(不符合字數要求的徵文將被篩除)
    3) 文章體裁:自由(散文、詩歌除外)
    4) 格式要求:
    1. 本次比賽進入全國決賽階段後,將採用匿名審稿機制,請確定文章內沒有出現姓名和學校資料。
    2. 以“低碳與綠色能源”為主題,學生可圍繞主題閱讀各類與日本相關的圖書後撰寫的論文、感想文等文章,並在文末以尾註形式註明所閱圖書名稱及參考文獻。
  6. 徵文聲明:
    1) 參加過其他徵文活動並獲獎的作品不能參選。
    2) 獲獎作品的版權歸本活動主辦者所有,獲獎作品不能參加其他同類徵文活動。
    3) 應徵作品一律不予退稿,請參賽者自留底稿。
  7. 徵文獎勵
    1) 理大校初選:
    2) 全國決賽評選:
  8. 徵文官網
  9. 評審結果


  1. 主辦單位: 上海交通大學圖書館、日本科學協會
  2. 理大校內初賽評審單位: 包玉剛圖書館、中文及雙語學系

中文社會科學引文索引 Chinese social sciences citation index unavailable from 26 Jun 2022 to 7 Jul 2022

2022-06-23 11:23 | News

Due to maintenance provided by the vendor, the service of 中文社會科學引文索引 Chinese social sciences citation index will be temporarily unavailable from 26 Jun 2022 to 7 Jul 2022.


人民日報 (1946 - Present) (Trial)

2022-06-02 09:57 | News

This newspaper resource is updated daily and is the official voice of the central government of the People’s Republic of China to announce policies and disseminate governmental, political and economic messages to the public and the world.

Expiry date: 30 June 2022

人民日報 (1946 – 31 May 2012) (Trial)

2022-05-30 09:43 | News

Expiry date: 30 June 2022

SpringerProtocols (Trial)

2022-05-16 16:38 | News

SpringerProtocols (1980-2021) provides procedural methods in the design and implementation of experiments. They describe the safety, bias, procedures, equipment, statistical methods, reporting, and troubleshooting standards to be used in order to successfully conduct the experiments.

Most of the protocols are taken from the following book series:

  • Biological Methods
  • Methods in Biotechnology
  • Methods in Molecular Biology
  • Methods in Molecular Medicine
  • Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Neuromethods
  • Springer Protocols Handbooks

Expiry date: 15 July 2022

SpringerMaterials (Trial)

2022-05-04 14:35 | News

SpringerMaterials provides curated data and interactive functionalities for visualizing and analyzing data to support research in materials science, physics, chemistry, engineering, and other related fields.

It includes the Landolt-Börnstein Collection (1961-2019) which covers the following subject groups:

  • Group I: Elementary Particles, Nuclei and Atoms
  • Group II: Molecules and Radicals
  • Group III: Condensed Matter
  • Group IV: Physical Chemistry
  • Group V: Geophysics
  • Group VI: Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Group VII: Biophysics
  • Group VIII: Advanced Materials and Technologies

Expiry date: 3 July 2022

Start Using SciFinder-n Now!

2022-04-29 16:40 | News

SciFinder-n, a new platform to replace SciFinder is already in use. The old SciFinder web version will be retired by the end of June 2022. Please make sure you migrate your saved searches and alerts before this date.


What is SciFinder-n?

SciFinder-n (n = new) is a research tool that allows you to access the world's largest collection of biochemical, chemical, chemical engineering, medical, and other related information. The library has upgraded our subscription from SciFinder to SciFinder-n.

SciFinder-n provides intuitive interface and improved searching experience. It now offers functionalities such as PatentPak (access to Patents) and CAS Analytical Methods (a collection of synthetic protocols).


How to Access SciFinder-n?

You can access the database by clicking on “Online Access” from library website.

Like SciFinder, users must register an account in order to access SciFinder-n. If you are an existing SciFinder users, you can use the same credential to access SciFinder-n. New users must create an individual login account via the Registration link using a valid PolyU email address, i.e. an e-mail address with or


How to migrate searching history and alerts from the old SciFinder to SciFinder-n platform?

If you wish to continue using your saved searches and alerts on the SciFinder platform, please follow the instructions here to migrate them to the new SciFinder-n platform before 30 Jun 2022.


Training Materials for SciFinder-n


If you have any questions or problems related to the migration of the database, please contact your Faculty Librarian for help.


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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

中文期刊全文數據庫 Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911-1949) (Trial)

2022-04-14 10:03 | News

Note: Library had acquired Series 1-5, Series 6-12 is currently on trial

          Complementary access of all other resources on the platform until Expiry date

Expiry date: 12 July 2022

JSTOR journal and primary sources temporary expanded access (Trial)

2021-06-04 14:33 | News

To support libraries during the COVID-19 crisis, JSTOR has opened up free access to all Archive Journal Collections, Thematic Collections and Primary Sources Collections.

Expiry date: 30 June 2022

Nursing Reference Center Plus (Trial)

2021-05-25 11:17 | News

This evidence-based reference tool provides clinical resources to nurses, directly at point-of-care. It covers nursing skills with videos, management topics, care plans and more.

Expiry date: 30 June 2022