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CREATE! – Basic Training on 3D printing and 3D scanning (24 Jul 2024)

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CREATE! – Basic Training on 3D printing and 3D scanning (24 Jul 2024)

Join us for an exciting 3D printing / 3D scanning workshop with demonstrations where you'll learn about the basic techniques and technologies in these trending fields! Whether you're an aspiring engineer, designer, or hobbyist, this workshop is perfect for anyone exploring the endless possibilities of 3D printing / 3D scanning.

During this workshop, you'll have the opportunity to learn about the fundamental printing process of 3D printers and how to utilize a 3D scanner to scan an object and print it out. Our instructors will walk you through the entire process, from scanning the object using 3D software to 3D printing, and putting the finishing touches on your creations. 

So, don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn about 3D printing / 3D scanning and take your skills to the next level. Sign up today and get ready to unleash your creativity!


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Date 24 Jul 2024 (Wed)
Time 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Medium of Instruction English
Registration Register Online
Venue CREATE!, R2200, 2/F, Run Run Shaw Library

Please note:

For more information, please visit CREATE! webpage.

Should there be any inquiries, please contact the IT Help Desk at 3442-6963 or email: libemt@cityu.edu.hk.


Run Run Shaw Library
City University of Hong Kong

CREATE! – Basic Training Session on Laser Cutting and Engraving (24 Jul 2024)

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CREATE! – Basic Training Session on Laser Cutting and Engraving (24 Jul 2024)

Laser Cutter  Laser Cutter

Have you already conceived some ideas to create a model or prototype but are still figuring out how to construct the parts and components with a high degree of accuracy and precision? Laser cutting and engraving can be the answer. You can utilize the Library’s laser cutter to shape your designs from different materials like wood, acrylic, paper, etc.

To become an eligible user of our Laser Cutting and Engraving service, you should attend this workshop and take a short hands-on test to obtain a certificate. Seats are on first-come, first-served basis, so register now!

Laser Cutter Sample

Date 24 Jul 2024 (Wed)
Time 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Medium of Instruction English
Registration Register Online
Venue CREATE!, R2200, 2/F, Run Run Shaw Library

Please note:

For more information, please visit CREATE! – Laser Cutting webpage.

Should there be any inquiries, please contact the IT Help Desk at 3442-6963 or email: libemt@cityu.edu.hk.


Run Run Shaw Library
City University of Hong Kong

Hiring Ambassadors for Orientation – Apply Now!

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The library is hiring student helpers to assist in the library events. The appointees will:

    ✔ Assist in the orientation activities;
    ✔ Provide information about CityU Library to newcomers; and
    ✔ Carry out other duties as assigned.

The appointees should be able to work a minimum of three days and two hours per day throughout the employment period of 26 Aug to 6 Sep. Working hours shall be scheduled from 11 am to 3 pm.

🏃 Don't miss out on the chance to learn with pay; on-the-job training will be provided. There is a limited quota for this position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For enquiry, please email to lbinf@cityu.edu.hk


(2 July 2024)

CityU Scholars: Getting Ready for RGC Reporting and Performance Review for 2023-2024 (Self-paced Online Training)

Research output and activity records collected in CityU Scholars will be used for the upcoming RGC Reporting, Annual Performance Report (APR) for faculty and Annual Progress Report for research students.

This CityU Scholars Online Training, consisting of different bite-sized modules, aims at showing our researchers how to manage and update their research information in CityU Scholars to ensure data comprehensiveness and accuracy.

Faculty members, research students, DAs (Departmental Administrators) and any other parties authorized to handle CityU Scholars records please refer to the poster below for details.

We hope you enjoy the training! Enquiries could be directed to lbscholars@cityu.edu.hk.

Thanks,

Run Run Shaw Library
City University of Hong Kong
19 June 2024

Interlibrary Loan Services – System Upgrade

Owing to system software upgrades, interlibrary loan requests submitted online through ILLiad will be suspended temporarily from

8:30 am, 17 June (Monday) to 5:00 pm, 18 June 2024 (Tuesday)

If you have some urgent requests during this period, you can send them to lbilloan@cityu.edu.hk or call (852) 3442-5738 or (852) 3442-5732 for assistance.

11 June 2024

Temporary Suspension of Library Bookdrop Service at Student Residence (11 June – 1 September 2024)

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Temporary Suspension of Library Bookdrop Service at Student Residence (11 June – 1 September 2024)

In view of the low usage of the bookdrop during the summer term, and with an aim to better utilize library resources, the library bookdrop service at the Student Residence will be temporarily suspended from 11 June to 1 September 2024, both dates inclusive.

During this period, library users at the Student Residence are required to return their books to the campus Library, either at the Circulation Counter or to the bookdrop at the Library exit.

The library bookdrop service at Student Residence will resume on 2 September 2024.

Thank you for your attention.

Run Run Shaw Library
City University of Hong Kong
28 May 2024

Temporary Suspension of WRDS Access via Library Workstations

We would like to inform you that access to WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) via the Library workstations will be temporarily suspended starting from 30 June 2024. The suspension is expected to last until the end of July.

Please note that this suspension only affects the access to WRDS through the Library workstations. Faculties, research assistants, and postgraduate students can still access WRDS via the web without interruption.

For enquiries, please contact us lbinf@cityu.edu.hk

(23 May 2024)

LexisNexis Student Ambassador Program 2024-2025

Looking for a meaningful and exciting summer? This programme is a great opportunity for career development and networking!

If you are...

   ✔ a year 1 - 4 law student
   ✔ positive, outing, and creative
   ✔ passionate about legal studies and the legal profession
   ✔ active on social media
   ✔ good at communication and project management
   ✔ proficient in Cantonese, English, and Mandarin

🎯 Join now! Submit your CV and cover letter by email to the address below no later than 31 May 2024 at 23:59.

For further information & enquiries:

💻 Website: https://bit.ly/lexisnexis-sa

💬 Email: Traininghk@lexisnexis.com

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(22 May 2024)

Library’s Researcher Webinar Series on Research Impact - Unleashing RESEARCH IMPACT with Altmetric Explorer, Overton, and Lens.org

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Wonder how your work resonates beyond traditional citations? Need to demonstrate how your research have benefited the stakeholders and the community? Have no clue how to trace your research impact beyond the academia?

Join this Library Researcher Webinar, we will show you how you can make use of different tools to unleash your research impact and find “evidence” to prove your research impact on society, government policies and technological applications.

Date: 16 May 2024, Thursday
Time: 3:00pm – 4:40pm
Venue: Online via Zoom
Details & Registration
Session 1
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Telling your research impact stories with Altmetric Explorer
Explore Altmetric Explorer and uncover the online attention and engagement your research receives. Get insights into the social media buzz, news coverage, policy mentions, and more that shape the broader impact of your work.

Speaker: Luke George, Product Solutions Manager, Digital Science.
Session 2
4:00pm – 4:40pm
Uncovering your research impact via Overton and Lens.org
Make use of Overton to keep track of how your research publications have been referenced by policy documents and use it to create research with impact.
Navigate the vast landscape of patents with Lens.org to discover how other patents have cited your patents to create technological applications.

Speaker: Research Support Librarians

We look forward to seeing you in the event.

Enquiries can be directed to lbscholars@cityu.edu.hk.

Run Run Shaw Library
8 May 2024

Launch of Altmetric Explorer for CityU

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The Library is pleased to announce the launch of Altmetric Explorer for CityU!

Altmetric sounds familiar? Yes, you may have noticed its presence against certain research output records on CityU Scholars and in the RAEES Mock System. Now with Altmetric Explorer for CityU, a dedicated platform integrated with our institutional data, you can delve deeper into altmetrics, generate analytical reports on its dashboard for research outputs, authors and departments at the CityU level and, if desired, with the entire Altmetric database.

Altmetric captures the “online mentioning” of research output from news, social media, patents, policy documents, multimedia platforms, blogs, etc., to provide “evidence” for demonstrating “Research Impact” beyond the academia. The “evidence” is both “quantitative” through the Altmetric Scores and “qualitative” through the links to the mentioning sources that enable researchers to identify “who”, “what”, “why” and “where” about the mentioning to trace the breadth and depth of their impact.

You can find Altmetric Explorer for CityU on the Library’s Research Impact Measurement support site by following the steps below.

  1. Go to Library Homepage (https://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/)
  2. Under the top menu bar, mouse over “Research Support”, click “Research Impact Measurement”
  3. Find “Impact Assessment Tools” and click “Access” against “Altmetric Explorer for CityU”

Researchers are strongly encouraged to make use of the new tool to review your altmetric information to track the online footprint of your research. You may use the "Quick Search" box at the top right corner to perform a search with your name.

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There is a range of search and analytical features on the dashboard of Altmetric Explorer for CityU. To learn more, please refer the Library’s LibGuide.

Please also watch out for our CAP News. A Library Researcher Webinar is around the corner. We will walk you through Altmetric Explorer for CityU and introduce Overton and Lens.org to help you unleash your research impact beyond the academic discourse. More details will be available soon. Stay tuned for our announcement.

Enquiries can be directed to lbscholars@cityu.edu.hk.

Run Run Shaw Library
7 May 2024

CREATE! – Basic Training Session on Laser Cutting and Engraving (26 April 2024)

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CREATE! – Basic Training Session on Laser Cutting and Engraving (26 April 2024)

Laser Cutter  Laser Cutter

Have you already conceived some ideas to create a model or prototype but are still figuring out how to construct the parts and components with a high degree of accuracy and precision? Laser cutting and engraving can be the answer. You can utilize the Library’s laser cutter to shape your designs from different materials like wood, acrylic, paper, etc.

To become an eligible user of our Laser Cutting and Engraving service, you should attend this workshop and take a short hands-on test to obtain a certificate. Seats are on first-come, first-served basis, so register now!

Laser Cutter Sample

Date 26 April 2024 (Fri)
Time 3 pm - 5 pm
Medium of Instruction English
Registration Register Online
Venue CREATE!, R2200, 2/F, Run Run Shaw Library

Please note:

For more information, please visit CREATE! – Laser Cutting webpage.

Should there be any inquiries, please contact the IT Help Desk at 3442-6963 or email: libemt@cityu.edu.hk.


Run Run Shaw Library
City University of Hong Kong

CREATE! – Basic Training on 3D printing and 3D scanning (29 April 2024)

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CREATE! – Basic Training on 3D printing and 3D scanning (29 April 2024)

Join us for an exciting 3D printing / 3D scanning workshop with demonstrations where you'll learn about the basic techniques and technologies in these trending fields! Whether you're an aspiring engineer, designer, or hobbyist, this workshop is perfect for anyone exploring the endless possibilities of 3D printing / 3D scanning.

During this workshop, you'll have the opportunity to learn about the fundamental printing process of 3D printers and how to utilize a 3D scanner to scan an object and print it out. Our instructors will walk you through the entire process, from scanning the object using 3D software to 3D printing, and putting the finishing touches on your creations. 

So, don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn about 3D printing / 3D scanning and take your skills to the next level. Sign up today and get ready to unleash your creativity!


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Date 29 April 2024 (Mon)
Time 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Medium of Instruction English
Registration Register Online
Venue CREATE!, R2200, 2/F, Run Run Shaw Library

Please note:

For more information, please visit CREATE! webpage.

Should there be any inquiries, please contact the IT Help Desk at 3442-6963 or email: libemt@cityu.edu.hk.


Run Run Shaw Library
City University of Hong Kong

Library Opening and Counter Service Hours Update - Semester B (including Revision & Examination Period) to Summer Term Break 2023/24

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Partial Access Arrangement – External Users – Revision and Examination Period, Semester B 2023/24

Each year when the examination period is approaching, there will be a higher demand for study space in the Library. Therefore, during the Semester B Revision and Examination period, Partial Access Arrangement will be imposed whereby access to our Library by certain categories of external users will be limited to non-busy hours of the day only. Affected users include:

  • Holders of CityU Alumni Card with subscription of Alumni Library Services - Reader (those with reading privileges only)
  • JULAC Card Holders - Reader / Borrower (students only) from other UGC institutions
  • Reader's Card for Long-serving staff members and their spouses
Partial Access Period Non-accessible Time Accessible Time
22 April - 13 May 2024 08:30 - 19:00 19:01 - 23:00#

Normal access will resume from 14 May 2024 onwards.

# Only CityU staff members and students (including SCOPE smartcard holders) are permitted to stay beyond 11:00 pm on the University campus. External users will need to leave by 11:00 pm. Users staying behind may be subject to ID checks.

Notes to JULAC Card Holders - Borrower (students only) from other UGC institutions:

If you need to borrow books, return books or collect recalled items during the affected period, please note the following:

  • Instead of borrowing books from us in person, you may consider using HKALL borrowing services or interlibrary loan services of your home library.
  • To return books, you may bring them to your home library and use the JULAC Book Return Service instead.
  • If you want to return books in person, please use the bookdrop located outside our Library. For books with accompanying fragile materials such as CD-ROMs, please return them to the slot for “MEDIA RETURN” drop box outside the Library.
  • To collect recalled items, you may come during the accessible time. If your schedule only allows you to come during the non-accessible time, you have to show your book pickup notice to the security guard in order to gain access into the Library.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused to users concerned. All restrictions will be lifted and normal access will resume after the examination period. For affected users who have urgent research / academic needs to use our Library during the non-accessible period and for any enquiries, please contact us by email: lbasprs@cityu.edu.hk.

 

27 March 2024

LibKey Nomad - Alternative Ways of Accessing Full-text

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that provides a convenient way for accessing articles that are subscribed by the library while you browse the internet including Wikipedia and other scholarly publisher websites. 

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Similar to LibKey Nomad, LibKey.io provides access to the full text of scholarly articles available through Library subscriptions using either the article’s DOI or PMID. 

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To learn how to install the LibKey Nomad browser extension, please refer to the Research Guide for detailed instructions.

(20 Mar 2024)

[JULAC webinar series] Elevate your scholarship: Exploring Generative AI with Your Library

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The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming JULAC webinar that will delve into the fascinating world of Generative AI, a cutting-edge technology that has the potential to elevate your scholarship and research skills.

Webinar highlights:

  1. Boost Your AI Skills with Librarians:

    Gain insights from librarians from CUHK, CityU, and HKBU, who will share their expertise and experiences in using Generative AI for studies and research.

  2. Master the CLEAR Framework for Effective Prompt Engineering:

    Discover the CLEAR framework, a powerful approach to crafting effective prompts that can enhance the performance and outcomes of Generative AI models.

  3. Acquire Tips for the Critical Evaluation of Generative AI Output:

    Learn how to critically evaluate the output generated by Generative AI models, ensuring accuracy, reliability, and relevance.
 

Join us to advance your AI knowledge and digital literacy.

Date: 26 Mar 2024 (Tue)
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Format: Online via Zoom
Language: English
Registration: https://bit.ly/julac-webinar-series-ai (Please register using your CityU email)
 

All CityU students and staff are welcome to attend. Spaces are limited, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible to secure your spot.

This webinar is organized by the Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC), the collaborative forum of the eight UGC-funded university libraries. For enquiries, please send us an email at lbinf@cityu.edu.hk

 

(12 Mar 2024)

Researcher Webinar Series: Author journey with Read-and-Publish Agreements: Achieving Open Access free-of-charge

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce two upcoming online webinars focusing on the author journey in utilizing Read-and-Publish Agreements for Open Access Publishing. These webinars will provide valuable insights from experts at Wiley and Cambridge University Press on how to effectively leverage these agreements to achieve Open Access for your research outputs, free-of-charge.

Please save the following dates and register for these webinars:

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Publishing Open Access in Wiley and Hindawi Journals under Wiley and JULAC’s Transformational Agreement
12 Mar 2024 (Tue) 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Details and Registration

Publishing with Cambridge: Open Access and Author Workflow
14 Mar 2024 (Thu) 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Details and Registration

We encourage you to take advantage of these webinars to explore the new opportunities for Open Access publishing of your research outputs.

In addition, we have created a 3-minute video providing practical tips on Open Access. If you are interested in achieving Open Access with a limited budget, we recommend you watching this video.

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Watch the video

We sincerely hope that these initiatives will empower you to embrace OA and make your research more accessible and impactful within the global academic community.

For more information about OA and APC deals, please visit our OA Support Site. If you have any inquiries about Open Access, kindly reach out to the Library's Research Support and Scholarly Communication Section at lbopen@cityu.edu.hk.

Run Run Shaw Library
City University of Hong Kong
March 2024

Launching Researcher Compass: Unlocking the Path to Research Visibility and Success!

The Library is thrilled to announce the launch of our new blog, "Researcher Compass: Unlocking the Path to Research Visibility and Success". At Researcher Compass, we will equip you with the knowledge and tools necessary to unlock the full potential of your research, and to empower you with practical tips, proven strategies, and expert guidance that will help you navigate the competitive research landscape with confidence.

Researcher Compass is more than just a blog; it is a compass that will guide you towards a path of increased visibility, recognition, and impact for your research. We invite you to embark on this exciting journey with us.

Subscribe to our blog and stay up to date with the latest posts, as we dive deeper into various aspects of research visibility and success. Stay tuned for our future blog posts where we will provide valuable insights and actionable advice.

 

Run Run Shaw Library

City University of Hong Kong

7 February 2024




Webinar Trainings on InCites and SciVal in Feb 2024 – Library’s Researcher Webinar Series on Research Impact


The Library is pleased to introduce its Researcher Webinar Series on Research Impact. This February, experts from leading database companies Clarivate and Elsevier will provide insights into 
InCites and SciVal, two widely used impact measurement tools. The webinars will systematically go through different modules of the tools and the use of responsible indicators such as
Category Normalized Citation Impact (CNCI)Field-Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI), etc. to gauge impact, benchmark against peers, identify collaborators, analyze emerging trends, and make data-driven decisions. 

Faculty members, research support staff, Departmental Administrators and interested parties are all welcome to attend and benefit from this opportunity to engage with experts and enhance your research impact strategies.

Webinar 1 - InCites Benchmarking & Analytics: Measure Your Success, Multiply Your Impact
Date & Time: 26 February 2024 | Monday | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (via Zoom)
Speaker: Ms. Renee Guan, Lead Business Solution Consultant, Clarivate
Details & Registration

Webinar 2 - SciVal: Set the Right Course for Your Research Programs
Date & Time: 29 February 2024 | Thursday | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm (via Zoom)
Speaker: Dr. Xiaoqian Liu, Senior Customer Success Manager, Elsevier
Details & Registration

We look forward to seeing you in the events. Enquiries could be directed to lbscholars@cityu.edu.hk.
 

Run Run Shaw Library
City University of Hong Kong
6 Feb 2024

New E-Learning Videos Platform Launch: The Learning Lounge

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New E-Learning Videos Platform Launch: The Learning Lounge

We are excited to announce the launch of our brand-new e-learning videos platform, the Learning Lounge. This platform showcases an extensive collection of recordings from our past library workshops, providing convenient and flexible access to valuable educational content for our users.

The Learning Lounge is now live and ready for you to explore! Please visit https://libguides.library.cityu.edu.hk/learninglounge and login using your CityU EID and password.

The Library Information & Research Skills Workshops cover six main themes:

  1. Academic Honesty: Understand the importance of academic integrity and learn how to avoid plagiarism and maintain ethical research practices.
  2. Digital Literacy: Enhance your digital skills by exploring various practical skills such as data visualization tools, data management tools, AI tools, and web-scrapping tools.
  3. Library Databases: Discover our extensive collection of library databases, and learn how to efficiently navigate and extract relevant information from them.
  4. Library Resources Discovery: Unleash the full potential of our library resources by mastering effective search strategies, finding relevant materials, and utilizing advanced search features.
  5. Reference Management Tools: Streamline your research process by exploring reference management tools, citation styles, and techniques for organizing your references.
  6. Research Survival Skills: Equip yourself with essential research skills, including managing your research profile, selecting a suitable journal to publish, etc.

Here are some key benefits you can expect:

  • Convenience: Watch the videos anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace. No need to worry about missing out on a workshop or conflicting schedules.
  • Flexibility: Revisit specific topics or watch the entire workshop series. Tailor your learning experience to your specific needs and interests.
  • Downloadable Workshop Materials: Workshop materials including handouts are available for download, allowing you to follow along and take notes as you watch the videos.

We hope this new platform will greatly enhance your learning experience and academic journey. If you have any questions or ideas to share, please contact us at lbinf@cityu.edu.hk


(1 February 2024)

Free Open Access Publishing through ‘Read and Publish’ Agreements with Publishers


Dear Colleagues,

The Library is pleased to announce the signing of “Read and Publish” agreements with the following publishers. These agreements incorporate open access (OA) publishing fees into journal subscription costs, enabling eligible CityU authors to publish open access free-of-charge in selected journals. This marks a significant stride towards advancing open access (OA) publishing at CityU.

Publishers with “Read and Publish” agreements with CityU Library:

  • American Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) - journal title: Communications on Pure and Applied Analysis (CPAA)
  • Cambridge University Press (CUP)
  • The Company of Biologists
  • Microbiology Society
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • Springer Nature
  • Wiley 

Please note that terms and conditions apply when engaging in free OA publishing with these publishers. For detailed information, please visit our OA Support Site – APC Deals page.

Informational and Briefing Sessions:

Publishers will be invited to provide practical tips on their OA publishing processes. The first informational and briefing session, hosted by Springer Nature, will be held in mid-January 2024. Authors are strongly recommended to attend. 

Publishing Open Access in a Springer Nature Journal: - Information for JULAC Authors (Wed, Jan 17, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Details and Registration

Further sessions with other publishers will follow in the subsequent months. Please stay tuned for the Library’s announcements. 

Open access amplifies the visibility and impact of your research by reaching out to a wider global audience, which often leads to increased citations and greater potential for collaboration, accelerating advancements in respective fields.

Further enquires can be directed to the Library’s Open Access Services, Research Support and Scholarly Communication Section at lbopen@cityu.edu.hk


Run Run Shaw Library
City University of Hong Kong
10 January 2024

Library Legal Research Workshops (2023/24 Semester B)

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Welcome to CityU!

The Library offers a range of workshops that aims to develop and consolidate foundational legal research skills. Our Legal Research Workshops cover topics including case law, legislation, secondary materials, citing legal information, and searching key law databases.

Themes Topics
Legal Research Workshops
  • Case Law Research
  • Citing Legal Information
  • Finding Law Journals and Other Secondary Materials
  • Finding Legislation
Searching Key Law Databases
  • Lexis+ Hong Kong
  • Practical Law
  • Westlaw Asia
  • Westlaw Australia and Westlaw Classic

Format: Zoom
Medium of Instruction: English

Please visit the Library webpage for online registration and details of the Legal Research Workshops.

Please note:

  • Online registration will end 2 hours before each session starts.
  • The Library reserves the right to cancel any session due to low enrolment.

For enquiries, please:

Looking forward to your active participation!


(10 January 2024)

Library Information & Research Skills Workshops (2023/24 Semester B)

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The Library Information & Research Skills Workshops aim to help our users sharpen their information research skills, identify, locate, and use information resources effectively and ethically, and improve their awareness of current research resources, tools, and strategies.

Good news for students: Your attendance at the workshops will be recorded at the Central Repository on Student Development Activities (CRESDA).

In this semester, we are pleased to offer the following topics:-

Themes Topics
Academic Honesty
  • Citing Sources & Preventing Plagiarism: APA
Digital Literacy
  • Be Internet Smart: Verifying Online Information
  • Data Mining Research with RapidMiner
  • Preparing Scientific Documents with LaTeX
  • Tableau Basics: Making Charts and Tables
  • Text Analysis with Voyant Tools
Library Databases
  • Getting the Most from Web of Science Core Collection
  • Searching for News Articles on Factiva & WisersOne
  • Using Scopus to Find Impactful Resources
Library Resources Discovery
  • Enjoy the Convenience of e-Books
  • Finding Employer Information for Job Seekers
  • Introduction to Finding Statistics
  • Learn Anything Online, On Your Schedule
  • Reading Journals Easily with BrowZine
  • Using Library Resources for Your Studies and Research
Reference Management Tools
  • EndNote for Windows Part 1
  • EndNote for Windows Part 2
  • Introduction to Mendeley Reference Manager

Adding variety to the workshops, vendor workshops on various topics are also available. These sessions will be delivered by external trainers.

Topics
Vendor workshops
  • From Abstracts to Insights: How CABI Online Resources Elevate Your Research and Learning
  • HyRead eBook 雲端閱讀趣
  • IEEE Xplore: Search Strategies to Maximize Your Research Experience
  • Net Languages Online English Course: How to Best Prepare for the IELTS Examination?


Format: Face-to-face or Zoom
Venue: User Education Room, Library (for face-to-face sessions)
Medium of Instruction: English

Please visit the Library webpage for online registration and details of the Library Information & Research Skills Workshops.

All CityU students and staff are welcome. Register now!

Please note:

  • Online registration will end 2 hours before each session starts.
  • The Library reserves the right to cancel any session due to low enrolment.

For enquiries, please:


(10 January 2024)

Relocation of the CREATE! Makerspace

To improve the ventilation of the CREATE! Room, especially during the operation of the laser cutter/engraver, the Makerspace has now been relocated to the Library’s second floor. In addition to the existing hospital-grade air purifier, two new powerful range hoods have been installed to extract fumes from the laser cutter efficiently to open space. From now on, please visit the new venue to use 3D scanners and printers, the laser cutter, the physical computing kit, etc., or to attend our maker space workshops. The new and previous locations are illustrated in the floor plans below.

If you have any questions or need help, please contact the IT Help Desk at 3442 6963 or libemt@cityu.edu.hk.






(9 Jan 2024)

Library Orientation Tours (2023/24 Semester B)

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Welcome to CityU!

To prepare for the new semester, all new students are highly recommended to join a face-to-face session on Library Orientation Tours. The session will help you find your way around the Library and learn about the collections, services, facilities and study space available.

Place of assembly: Library entrance near the Wofoo Foundation Gallery
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Medium of Instruction: English

To register online, please visit here.

Good news for students: Your attendance will be recorded at the Central Repository on Student Development Activities (CRESDA).

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

For enquiries, please:


(3 January 2024)

Library Opening and Counter Service Hours for Semester B 2023/24 (15 January 2024 - 21 April 2024)

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Open Access (OA) Support Site for CityU researchers

Dear Colleagues,

“Open Access (OA) to publications” is a requirement for all RGC-funded projects and also many overseas funders.  To support CityU community’s OA initiatives, the Library is pleased to introduce the Open Access (OA) Support Site, where you can find answers for different OA issues, such as: 

  • What is Gold OA and Green OA?
  • How can I fulfil RGC’s OA requirement?
  • Are there any APC deals that I could enjoy?
  • How can I achieve OA free-of-charge?
  • What is a Postprint version? 
  • What are Creative Commons (CC) licenses?

Please visit the site and learn about Open Access.

For enquiries, please contact Library's Research Support and Scholarly Communication Section at lbopen@cityu.edu.hk.

Run Run Shaw Library
City University of Hong Kong
22 November 2023

Partial Access Arrangement - External Users - Revision and Examination Period, Semester A 2023/24

Each year when the examination period is approaching, there will be a higher demand for study space in the Library. Therefore, during the Semester A Revision and Examination period, Partial Access Arrangement will be imposed whereby access to our Library by certain categories of external users will be limited to non-busy hours of the day only. Affected users include:

  • Holders of CityU Alumni Card with subscription of Alumni Library Services - Reader (those with reading privileges only)
  • JULAC Card Holders - Reader / Borrower (students only) from other UGC institutions
  • Reader's Card for Long-serving staff members and their spouses
Partial Access Period  Non-accessible Time   Accessible Time   
4 - 23 December 202308:30 - 19:0019:01 - 23:00#

Normal access will resume from 24 December 2023 onwards.

# Only CityU staff members and students (including SCOPE smartcard holders) are permitted to stay beyond 11:00 pm on the University campus. External users will need to leave by 11:00 pm. Users staying behind may be subject to ID checks.

Notes to JULAC Card Holders - Borrower (students only) from other UGC institutions:

If you need to borrow books, return books or collect recalled items during the affected period, please note the following:

  • Instead of borrowing books from us in person, you may consider using HKALL borrowing services or interlibrary loan services of your home library.
  • To return books, you may bring them to your home library and use the JULAC Book Return Service instead.
  • If you want to return books in person, please use the bookdrop located outside our Library. For books with accompanying fragile materials such as CD-ROMs, please return them to the slot for “MEDIA RETURN” drop box outside the Library.
  • To collect recalled items, you may come during the accessible time. If your schedule only allows you to come during the non-accessible time, you have to show your book pickup notice to the security guard in order to gain access into the Library.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused to users concerned. All restrictions will be lifted and normal access will resume after the examination period. For affected users who have urgent research / academic needs to use our Library during the non-accessible period and for any enquiries, please contact us by email: lbasprs@cityu.edu.hk.

(15 November 2023)

Tracking Policy Impact of Your Research Using Overton – Training Session (via Zoom)

Faculty members, Departmental Administrators or any interested parties are welcome to attend the Tracking Policy Impact of Your Research Using Overton – Training Session (via Zoom).

Date: 7 November 2023 (Tuesday)
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Speaker: Ms. Nathalie Cornée, Product Support Specialist (Research Impact), Overton

Registration: Click the link or scan the QR code on the poster

The Library reserves the right to cancel any sessions with less than five registrants. Enquiries could be directed to lbscholars@cityu.edu.hk. We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!

Thanks,

Run Run Shaw Library
City University of Hong Kong
19 Oct 2023

CityU Scholars Training Workshops (via Zoom)

CityU Scholars – Training Workshops (via Zoom)

CityU Scholars is the University’s Integrated Research Information System for faculty members and research students to showcase their research output and achievement to the global audience through the public researcher profiles. Records collected in CityU Scholars will also be used by the University for reporting (e.g. the annual submission of research output to the RGC) and appraisal (e.g. the annual performance review) purposes. It is therefore important that our researchers learn how to manage their CityU Scholars accounts.

The Library is pleased to host the following training workshops on CityU Scholars. New faculty members and research students*, newly appointed Departmental Administrators, Trusted Users or any interested parties are welcome to attend.

* Students' workshop attendance will be recorded in Central Repository on Student Development Activities (CRESDA).

There are three identical workshops. Each workshop consists of two consecutive sessions focusing on different topics.

Session 1: CityU Scholars Researcher Profile and Content Management

Session 2: CityU Scholars Ongoing Content Update and Synchronization

12 Oct 2023 (Thu)
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Workshop Detailed Outline &
Registration

16 Oct 2023 (Mon)
3:00pm - 4:30pm

18 Oct 2023 (Wed)
3:00pm - 4:30pm

The Library reserves the right to cancel any workshops with less than five registrants. Enquiries could be directed to lbscholars@cityu.edu.hk.

We look forward to seeing you in Zoom!

Run Run Shaw Library
City University of Hong Kong

Reopening of Reference/Research Collections on 11 September 2023

We are pleased to announce that the Reference/Research Collections located on 2/F will be re-opened on 11 September 2023. Come and explore abundant scholarly resources of the Library.


(7 Sep 2023)

Study Carrel - 119 is now available to all eligible users

We are pleased to announce that the Study Carrel - 119 (formerly known as Law Discussion Room) is now available to all eligible users. The room is located in the Purple Zone of the Library nearby the Law Collection. It accommodates a group of maximum 6 users.

To reserve the room via the campus-wide Resource Booker:

  1. Go to the Library homepage (https://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/)
  2. Select the Facilities tab
  3. On the drop-down menu, go to Booking System, and then choose Study Carrel

For more details on the booking policy, please refer to our webpage: https://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/about/facility/studyrm/index.htm


(24 Aug 2023)

Discontinuation of E-newspaper Viewing Station

In view of the changing user behaviors and to better utilize the Library's resources, starting from 21 August 2023, the E-newspaper Viewing Station will be discontinued.

You may scan the QR code to enjoy 24/7 access to the Library’s subscribed e-newspapers and news databases with your own smart phone or computer devices.

(14 Aug 2023)

Course Packs

In the coming semester, course instructors may want to provide students with printed or digital course packs containing copyrighted materials. It can be time-consuming to seek and obtain permission for using the copyrighted materials in course packs. Hong Kong Reprographic Rights Licensing Society (HKRRLS) grants CityU the right to legally copy and scan the contents of copyrighted published works licensed through HKRRLS for preparation of course packs by paying a license fee. The Library can assist the instructors in preparing the course packs to comply with the HKRRLS’s requirement.

The license fee will be paid by the department placing the request or by individual students taking the course. If the copyrighted materials are available online via the Library, instructors should provide links on Canvas for students to access the materials instead of producing course packs.

For more about this service, please visit the Library web page:
http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/service/coursepack/

(9 Aug 2023)

Publishing Open Access (OA) free of charge with CityU’s Transformative Agreements (2 Aug 2023)

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Dear CityU researchers,

We are pleased to inform you that the Library has committed to Transformative Agreements with the following publishers whereby our researchers can now publish open access free of charge in their journals upon fulfilment of certain requirements.

Besides, there are other open access publishing offers that the Library has secured from various publishers/societies which include MDPI, PNAS, RSC and SCOAP3. For full details, please visit the following LibGuide page.

Enquiries could be directed to Library's Scholarly Communication and Research Support Section at lbopen@cityu.edu.hk.

Thank you for your attention.

Regards,


Run Run Shaw Library
City University of Hong Kong
2 Aug 2023

Library User Survey 2023 (LibQUAL+®) - Survey Report

The Library carried out a survey on the quality of its services from March 15th to April 28th, 2023. The survey received an overwhelming response from current students, faculty, and staff. Over 2,600 library users participated in the survey, providing a diverse range of feedback on various aspects of the Library. The survey report can be accessed at http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/about/survey.htm   


We would once again like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in the survey.

Monthly Book Club

Join the book club hosted by An Yu, the Writer-in-Residence of the Department of English. This month’s pick is Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. Copies of the book will be given out in the first meeting. For the first meeting, please bring along a book that you have read recently and would like to share.

Schedule

1st meeting 29 June 2023 (Thu), 4 – 5 pm Copies of Klara and the Sun will be given out
2nd meeting 27 July 2023 (Thu), 4 – 5 pm Discussion of Parts 1 to 3
3rd meeting 7 September 2023 (Thu), 4 – 5 pm Discussion of Parts 4 to 6

Location: Group Study Room 1011, Humanities Academy, Run Run Shaw Library, CityU

This event is open to all CityU students, staff and alumni members. Please register here by 26 June 2023.

For enquiries, please email english.event@cityu.edu.hk

CityU Scholars – Training Workshops (via Zoom)
(20 Jun 2023)

Room P3312 is now relaunched as a Discussion Room!

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We are delighted to let you know that Room P3312 is now relaunched as a Discussion Room, for users to carry out discussion, Zoom meetings and collaborative studies. Room P3312 (the Room) is located on the Library 3/F (near the Law Collection area).

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Please be reminded that:

  • The Room can be accessed by all valid CityU Library users.
  • The opening hours of the Room are the same as Library’s opening hours.
  • Seats are available on a first-come-first serve basis.
  • Library users shall not leave any valuables unattended in the Room. The Library is not responsible for any loss of personal property.
  • Be considerate of others when using the Room. No food or drink are allowed.
  • The Room shall be kept clean and tidy all the time. Please dispose of trash properly.
  • Be gentle to the furniture and equipment.
  • All Library users must observe the Library Regulations.

We hope you enjoy the additional seating. Any feedback to lbasprs@cityu.edu.hk is welcome.

(14 April 2023)

Partial Access Arrangement - External Users - Revision and Examination Period, Semester B 2022/23

Each year when the examination period is approaching, there will be a higher demand for study space in the Library. Therefore, during the Semester B Revision and Examination period, Partial Access Arrangement will be imposed whereby access to our Library by certain categories of external users will be limited to non-busy hours of the day only. Affected users include:

  • Holders of CityU Alumni Card with subscription of Alumni Library Services - Reader (those with reading privileges only)
  • JULAC Card Holders - Reader / Borrower (students only) from other UGC institutions
  • Reader's Card for Long-serving staff members and their spouses
Partial Access Period: 17 April - 8 May 2023
  Non-accessible Time Accessible Time
Mon - Fri 00:00 - 17:00 & 23:01 - 24:00 17:01 - 23:00#
Sat & Sun 00:00 - 14:00 & 23:01 - 24:00 14:01 - 23:00#

Normal access will resume from 9 May 2023 onwards.

# Only CityU staff members and students (including SCOPE smartcard holders) are permitted to stay beyond 11:00 pm on the University campus. External users will need to leave by 11:00 pm. Users staying behind may be subject to ID checks.

Notes to JULAC Card Holders - Borrower (students only) from other UGC institutions:

If you need to borrow books, return books or collect recalled items during the affected period, please note the following:

  • Instead of borrowing books from us in person, you may consider using HKALL borrowing services or interlibrary loan services of your home library.
  • To return books, you may bring them to your home library and use the JULAC Book Return Service instead.
  • If you want to return books in person, please use the bookdrop located outside our Library. For books with accompanying fragile materials such as CD-ROMs, please return them to the slot for “MEDIA RETURN” drop box outside the Library.
  • To collect recalled items, you may come during the accessible time. If your schedule only allows you to come during the non-accessible time, you have to show your book pickup notice to the security guard in order to gain access into the Library.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused to users concerned. All restrictions will be lifted and normal access will resume after the examination period. For affected users who have urgent research / academic needs to use our Library during the non-accessible period and for any enquiries, please contact us by email: lbasprs@cityu.edu.hk.

(27 March 2023)

Suspension of China Master's Theses and China Doctoral Dissertations Full-text Databases from 1 April 2023

As informed by CNKI, the access to China Master's Theses Full-text Database and China Doctoral Dissertations Full-text Databases will be suspended from 1 April 2023 until further notice.

To find more resources on theses/dissertations:-

For enquiries, please contact us at lbinf@cityu.edu.hk

(24 Mar 2023)

The launch of the Audio Recording and Mixing Studio

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Situated in the Humanities Academy Group Study Room 1010, the Studio aims at providing a noise-free environment with state-of-the-art recording and mixing equipment and software for students and staff to develop projects and prepare teaching materials. The professional-grade audio system enables a one-stop and easy-to-operate user experience for making special sound effects, multi-sound source mixing, waveform editing, etc., to produce high-quality audio content, perform live streaming events, Podcast creation, etc.

The Studio will open on 13 Feb 2023. Reserve your sessions and try the service!

For the service details and booking procedure, please visit the Library web page – https://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/about/facility/audio/

(10 Feb 2023)

Virtual Instruction and Reference Help Desk Available Now

As our commitment to continuously enhance user experience, the Library is pleased to offer virtual help desk service via Zoom in the Library.

A virtual help desk is set up at the Circulation Counter. After pressing the Start button, library staff will meet with you live and answer your questions about the library’s collections, services, and so forth. The service is available Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (except public holidays).

Come and try out this new library service, enjoy the convenience!

(16 May 2022)

Wayfinding at your fingertips by using the new Smart City Walk (逍遙行) app

When you have to locate and reach for particular bookshelves, rooms, and facilities within the Library’s vast premises, sometimes the experience could be puzzling. Now, you can download the Smart City Walk app to your iOS or Android smartphones/devices and the app will guide you to desired spots with ease. There are more than 80 points of interest, such as study areas, facilities/equipment, bookshelves, washrooms, etc. available for location searching and route guiding. The Library’s third and second floor areas are included.

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To download the app, please click the icons or scan the QR codes below.

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(1 Apr 2022)