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(updated on 4 February 2016) RSS


Temporary Suspension of Interlibrary Loan Services

Owing to software upgrade and data migration, interlibrary loan requests submitted online through ILLiad will be suspended temporarily from 10 February 2016 to 14 February 2016. If you have some urgent requests during this period, you can send them to lbilloan@cityu.edu.hk or call 34426092 / 34429417 for assistance.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused. May we also take this opportunity to wish you a prosperous and productive Year of the Monkey!

(4 Feb 2016)

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library: Workshops on Citing Sources and Using Citation Management Tools Workshops on Journal Impact and Author Visibility

The Library is pleased to announce the following Information Skills Workshops that can help you learn how to cite sources, use citation management tools, measure the impact of journals and increase author visibility. All staff and students are welcome!

Library orientation session
  • Introduction to Citing Sources and Preventing Plagiarism
       This session is identical to the 2 sessions offered in January 2016
    Date and Time: 22 February 2016 (Monday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Description: You will learn how to use information ethically and how to cite sources properly. APA and IEEE citation styles will be used as examples.
  • Citation Made Easy: Using ProQuest RefWorks
       Participants should have experience in searching Library databases and the Library Catalogue
    Date and Time: 23 February 2016 (Tuesday), 3:00 pm - 5:45 pm
    7 March 2016 (Monday), 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
    Description: You will learn how to use the new and improved version of RefWorks to collect, manage and organize references and full-text articles, to cite in your preferred style as your write, and more.
  • Citation Made Easy: Using Mendeley
       Participants should have experience in searching Library databases and the Library Catalogue
    Date and Time: 25 February 2016 (Thursday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    14 March 2016 (Monday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Description: You will learn how to use Mendeley, a free reference manager and academic social network, to compile your library of references, cite as you write, etc.
  • Maximize the Visibility of Your Research: Online Tools and Tips
    Date and Time: 24 February 2016 (Wednesday), 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    29 February 2016 (Monday), 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Description: You will learn about web-based tools and tips to enhance your web discoverability, and how social media can be used to expand your research profile.
  • Journal Rankings: Evaluating the Impact and Quality of Journals
    Date and Time: 24 February 2016 (Wednesday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    26 February 2016 (Friday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Description: You will learn the various ways to measure journals, including the use of major tools such as Journal Citation Reports (JCR), Scopus, and Google Scholar.
Venue of the workshops Library User Education Room
Medium of instruction: English

All sessions of each workshop are identical. They will include hands-on experience.

To reserve a seat and for more information, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/. The Library reserves the right to cancel any session with less than 5 registrants.

For enquiries, please call 3442-6415, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Reference Desk.

(1 Feb 2016)

Library Workshops to Help You Find High Quality Research

Working on a literature review? Need to find high quality research for your assignment? Want to identify the most highly cited articles in your field? Then come along to our Scopus workshop and Web of Science workshop to find out how these powerful multi-disciplinary databases can make finding high impact research simple.

Web of Science workshop and Scopus workshop image

Scopus workshop - First class is this Wednesday (27 Jan, 6:30 - 8:00pm) with a repeat session on 17 Feb, 3:00 - 4:30pm.
Web of Science workshop - First class is next Wednesday (3 Feb, 6:30 - 8:00pm) with a repeat session on 19 Feb, 3:00 - 4:30pm.

To register and for more library workshops, follow this link: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/

For enquiries, please call 3442-6415, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Reference Desk.

(26 Jan 2016)

Library Opening and Counter Service Hours for Lunar New Year Break 2016

Please note that during the Lunar New Year Break, the opening and counter service hours of the Library will be as follows:

  Counter Service Hours Opening Hours
7 Feb 2016 Sun Closed 08:30 - 23:00
8 - 10 Feb 2016* Mon - Wed Closed Closed
11 Feb 2016 Thu 08:30 - 18:00 08:30 - 23:00
12 Feb 2016 Fri 08:30 - 20:00 08:30 - 23:00
13 Feb 2016 Sat 08:30 - 17:00 08:30 - 23:00
14 Feb 2016 Sun 12:00 - 18:00 08:30 - 23:00

* Public Holiday

From 15 February 2016 (Monday) onwards, the regular Library opening and counter service hours will resume.

(25 Jan 2016)

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library: Finding dissertations, company information, and statistics Using Scopus and Web of Science databases

Registration for the following Information Skills Workshops is now open! All staff and students are welcome!

  • Introduction to Finding Company Information
    Date and Time: 26 January 2016 (Tuesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    1 February 2016 (Monday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Description: You will learn how to find company profiles, locate financial information and find key competitors, and more.
  • Finding Dissertations and Theses
    Participants should have experience in searching Library databases and the Library Catalogue
    Date and Time: 27 January 2016 (Wednesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    28 January 2016 (Thursday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Description: You will learn how to locate dissertations and theses that are relevant to your research topics using both Library and web resources.
  • Using Scopus Database
    Date and Time: 27 January 2016 (Wednesday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    17 February 2016 (Wednesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Description: You will learn how to use Scopus to find high quality research literature in your field, identify top articles on a topic, and more.
  • Using Web of Science Database
    Date and Time: 3 February 2016 (Wednesday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    19 February 2016 (Friday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Description: You will learn how to use Web of Science to search for topics and authors, retrieve citing articles, link to full-text, and more.
  • Introduction to Finding Statistics
    Date and Time: 16 February 2016 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    18 February 2016 (Thursday), 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Description: You will learn how to effectively search for statistics available in the Library resources as well as those freely available on the Web.
Venue of the workshops Library User Education Room
Medium of instruction: English

The two sessions of each workshop are identical. Hands-on experience will be included!

For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/. The Library reserves the right to cancel any session with less than 5 registrants.

For enquiries, please call 3442-6415, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Reference Desk.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(20 Jan 2016)

Announcing the winners of the 2015 Library Survey Prize Draw!

CityU Library is happy to announce the winners of the 2015 Library Survey Prize Draw!

iPad Air:

  • WANG, Mengbo (Science & Engineering)
  • KWOK, Wing Lam (Liberal Arts & Social Sciences)

Apple Watch:

  • KIM, Ryungwoo (Science & Engineering)
  • Dr. Christoph SCHNEIDER (Business [IS])
  • YAU, Lai Kwan (Science & Engineering)

HK$200 Cash coupon:

  • CHEUNG, Tsz Hin (Science & Engineering)
  • LEUNG, Ho Sze (Business)
  • WONG, Tsz Man (Liberal Arts & Social Sciences)
  • MORAKINYO, Tobi Eniolu (Energy & Environment)
  • WANG, Ji (Business)
  • WU, Chun Ting (Science & Engineering)
  • Ms. CHAN Yuk Hing Irene (Administrative & Academic Support [SDS])
  • MAN, Tsz Ching (Liberal Arts & Social Sciences)
  • XU, Shisan (Science & Engineering)
  • LIU, Xu (Liberal Arts & Social Sciences)

The winners will be contacted individually via email with instructions for how to collect the prizes. Congratulations!

We would once again like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who completed the survey. Your participation helps us reflect on our services, plan improvements, and benchmark our services against other academic libraries. Thank you for your help in improving CityU Library!

(8 Jan 2016)

Library Orientation Session for Non-local Undergraduate Students

Welcome new non-local undergraduate students!  To support your academic success at CityU, the Library is conducting an Orientation Session specifically designed for non-local undergraduate students. This Orientation Session includes:

  • An introduction to the Library’s services and resources with hands-on practice, and
  • A Library Tour with brief overview of various Library collections and facilities at selected service points.

During the Session, you will learn:

  • How to use the Library website to locate needed information.
  • How to use the Classic Library Catalogue to identify and locate books, DVDs, and more, including Course Reserve materials.
  • How to help yourself in the Library and how to get help from librarians and library staff.
  • The locations of various service counters, equipment, and resources in the Library.

The Library Orientation Session for Non-local Undergraduate Students for Semester B, 2015/16 will be held on Monday, 11 January, 2016, 10:00-11:30am.

Medium of Instruction: English
Venue: Library User Education Room (G3611)
Enrollment method: First-come, first-served!
There is no need to register.

For enquiries, please visit the Reference Desk, call 3442-6415, or email: lbinf@cityu.edu.hk

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(6 Jan 2016)

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library - Semester B, 2015/16

Get a head start in Semester B on your study, research, and academic success by attending the Library's Information Skills Workshops (ISWs) to learn how to identify, locate, and use information resources effectively and ethically. All staff and students are welcome!

The ISWs for Semester B, 2015/16 include the following workshops:

  • Discovering Library Resources for Effective Learning: Search Strategies, Tools, Tips and More!
    Date and Time: 13 January 2016 (Wednesday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    15 January 2016 (Friday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Tips and Tricks for Finding Scholarly Articles
    Date and Time: 14 January 2016 (Thursday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    18 January 2016 (Monday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Enjoy the Convenience of e-Books
    Date and Time: 19 January 2016 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    21 January 2016 (Thursday), 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Introduction to Citing Sources and Preventing Plagiarism
    Date and Time: 20 January 2016 (Wednesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    26 January 2016 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    22 February 2016 (Monday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Finding News Articles Using Electronic Databases
    Date and Time: 20 January 2016 (Wednesday), 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
    25 January 2016 (Monday), 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Venue of the workshops Library User Education Room
Medium of instruction: English

All sessions of each workshop are identical. To register or for more workshop information, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/. The Library reserves the right to cancel any session with less than 5 registrants.

For enquiries, please call 3442-6415, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Reference Desk.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(5 Jan 2016)

Increase in HKALL Borrowing Quotas

With the endorsement of the Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC) and an aim to better meet the teaching, learning and research needs of our users, the Library is pleased to announce that the HKALL borrowing quotas will be increased as follows with effect from 4 January 2016:

Categories of Borrowers Existing Quota New Quota Loan Period#
City University Council Members 20 items 30 items 30 days
Departmental Advisory Committee Members 20 items 30 items 30 days
Academic/equivalent administrative staff, teaching and research staff 20 items 30 items 30 days
General / Minor Grade Staff 10 items 15 items 15 days
Research / Postgraduate Students* 10 items 15 items 30 days
Undergraduate / Associate Degree Students* 10 items 15 items 15 days

* Students of courses leading to CityU awarded degrees and excluding outside HK or visiting students

# Loan periods for all categories of borrowers remain unchanged

(18 Dec 2015)

The Library survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated!

We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all the students and staff who participated in our 2015 Library Survey. We received over 3000 responses which is a wonderful result. Your participation helps us reflect on our services, plan improvements, and benchmark our services against other academic libraries.

A random draw will be conducted to pick the winners of our excellent prizes. Thank you to our vendors who donated the following prizes:

  • 1 x iPad Air 2: Elsevier
  • 1 x iPad Air 2: Springer
  • 1 x Apple Watch Sport: Emerald Group Publishing
  • 1 x Apple Watch Sport: ProQuest
  • 1 x Apple Watch Sport: Wiley

The prize draw also includes 10 x HK$200 cash coupons. The winners will be announced shortly via Facebook, Library News and CAP.

The responses to the survey will now be collated by the survey provider and we will have the results in early 2016. We look forward to sharing them with you.

Thank you again for taking the time to send us your valuable feedback and comments.

(10 Dec 2015)

The Exhibition of Discovering the Dynamics of Contemporary China's Urbanism

The Exhibition of Discovering the Dynamics of Contemporary China's Urbanism, 《發現中國當代都市與建築活力》展覽, 27 Nov 2015 - 25 Nov 2015, Multi-purpose Lobby, CityU Library

Curated by Lin LI (CCIV) and Dr. Charlie XUE (ACE), as outcome of the IPDAs project 'Reading China Urbanism', an exhibition "Discovering the Dynamics of Contemporary China's Urbanism" will be showcased at Run Run Shaw Library from November 27th to December 25th, 2015. The exhibition includes (1) Study in Urban Projects of Contemporary China; (2) Recent Urban Practice; and (3) Student Work- Design Solution for Hong Kong as a City of High-density. An Opening Forum will be held in December 1st at 2:00 p.m. at the Library's Multi-purpose Lobby. Speakers including architectural professionals and scholars from Hong Kong and the Mainland China are invited. The Forum will be mainly conducted in Chinese with English caption.

發現中國當代都市與建築活力》展覽,由中國文化中心李磷老師和建築學及土木工程學系薛求理博士聯合策劃,作為IPDAs"閱讀中國城市主義"計劃的成果,將於2015年11月27日至12月25日在邵逸夫圖書館展出。展覽內容包括(一)當代中國都市案例研究、(二)當代都市實踐,及(三)學生習作–香港高密度城市中的設計對策。開幕論壇將於2015年12月1日下午2時在圖書館多用途展示區舉行,講者均來自本港及內地的學者和專業人士。

(1 Dec 2015)

My Own Discovery Week in the Library!

My Own Discovery 2016 banner

CityU Library wants YOU to get excited about the My Own Discovery competition! Come into the library and view our special displays, or follow us on Facebook to learn about creativity, famous inventors and startups, and be inspired to submit your own innovative idea to the My Own Discovery competition!

  • Date: 2nd - 15th of November
  • Location: In the Library and on our Facebook page.
(5 Nov 2015)