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(updated on 27 October 2014) RSS


Talk @ the Library: Publishing with BioMed Central and Open Access

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming talk - Publishing with BioMed Central and Open Access.

BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of over 270 peer-reviewed open access journals. The portfolio of journals spans all areas of biology, biomedicine and medicine. This talk provides a great opportunity for you to learn from a leading open access publisher about how to get published in open access journals. It will include insider’s information about:

  • What editors and reviewers look for in a manuscript
  • Choosing a journal
  • Things to consider before submission
  • Publication ethics
  • Open access publishing
  • BioMed Central
Date: 5 November 2014 (Wednesday)
Speaker: Dr. Maria Kowalczuk, Deputy Biology Editor, BioMed Central
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: Library User Education Room

The medium of instruction is English. All staff and students are welcome! To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/form/tk_pub_biomed.htm

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!

(27 Oct 2014)

Library Workshop - Using Gartner: A Source for Technology-related Research and Insight

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming workshop, Using Gartner: A Source for Technology-related Research and Insight. Students and faculty members who are interested in IT-related research, technological development and global IT industry are invited to attend this workshop!

Instructor: Ms. Venus Chan, Account Executive, Gartner.
Date and time: 4 November 2014 (Tuesday), 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Library User Education Room

Gartner is an IT research and advisory company delivering technology-related research and insight that are useful for evaluating technology vendors, products and emerging trends. With CityU’s campus subscription, CityU students and faculty can access the IT research and reports compiled by Gartner’s research analysts and consultants. Our subscription includes special reports that are time-sensitive IT research reports focusing on key issues in technology. The Hype Cycles provide a graphic representation to the maturity and adoption of technologies and application, and how they are potentially relevant to solving real business problems and exploiting new opportunities. The Magic Quadrants and Marketscopes reports give a wide-angle view of the relative positions of competing players in the major technology markets.

Hype Cycle for Mobile Applications and Development, 2014 Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce

In this workshop, participants will learn about:

  • The new My Gartner interface - its design and basic navigation
  • How to explore Gartner resources like Magic Quadrants, Hype Cycles and many more
  • How to do advance searching and set up Gartner Alerts for your research needs

The workshop will include hands-on experience, and the medium of instruction is English.

To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/form/ws_gartner.htm

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!

(27 Oct 2014)

Library Opening Hours — Prior to Revision and Examination Periods (Semester A, 2014/15)

  Opening Hours# Counter Service Hours
3 Nov 2014 Mon 08:30 - 24:00 08:30 - 23:00
4 - 7 Nov 2014 Tue - Fri 00:00 - 01:00 & 08:30 - 24:00 08:30 - 23:00
8 Nov 2014 Sat 00:00 - 01:00 & 08:30 - 24:00 08:30 - 19:00
9 Nov 2014 Sun 00:00 - 01:00 & 08:30 - 24:00 12:00 - 18:00
10 - 14 Nov 2014 Mon - Fri 00:00 - 01:00 & 08:30 - 24:00 08:30 - 23:00
15 Nov 2014 Sat 00:00 - 01:00 & 08:30 - 24:00 08:30 - 19:00
16 Nov 2014 Sun 00:00 - 01:00 & 08:30 - 24:00 12:00 - 18:00
17 - 21 Nov 2014 Mon - Fri 00:00 - 01:00 & 08:30 - 24:00 08:30 - 23:00
22 Nov 2014 Sat 00:00 - 01:00 & 08:30 - 24:00 08:30 - 19:00
23 Nov 2014 Sun 00:00 - 01:00 & 08:30 - 24:00 12:00 - 18:00
24 - 28 Nov 2014 Mon - Fri 00:00 - 01:00 & 08:30 - 24:00 08:30 - 23:00
29 Nov 2014 Sat 00:00 - 01:00 & 08:30 - 24:00 08:30 - 19:00

Please watch out for Library announcement on opening hours for the Revision and Examination Periods (30 November - 20 December 2014).

# Only CityU staff and students (including SCOPE smartcard holders) can stay beyond 23:00 on the University campus. External users will be invited to leave by 23:00. Users left behind may be subject to ID checks.

(22 Oct 2014)

Online Learning Opportunities @ the Library!

If you missed our Library’s workshops offered during the beginning of the Semester, or if you simply want to learn more about how to improve your research skills and utilize our Library’s resources, there are a variety of ways that you can do so efficiently at your own pace.

For enquiries, call 3442-6415, email: lbinf@cityu.edu.hk, or come and visit us at the Reference Desk in the Library!

(17 Oct 2014)

Library Workshop: Introduction to Finding Business Information

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming workshop, Introduction to Finding Business Information. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to a range of Library subscribed databases including ABI/INFORM Complete and Business Source Complete.

Users will learn how to locate:

  • Case studies
  • Market and brand share data
  • Industry reports
  • Company information
  • Economics forecasts
Date and time: 21 October 2014 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
23 October 2014 (Thursday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: Library User Education Room

The two sessions are identical. Participants will be able to have hands-on practice. The medium of instruction is English.

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!

(13 Oct 2014)

Library Workshop: Advancing Research and Innovation with the Web of Science

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming workshop, Advancing Research and Innovation with the Web of Science. Faculty members and postgraduate students are invited to join this session to learn how to make use of the Web of Science databases (including Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index) to carry out research more effectively.

In this workshop, you will learn about:

  • Connecting the dots in your research
  • Efficient research workflow using Web of Science
    • Starting your research topic with understanding of the big picture
    • Assisting funding application and finding collaborators with Web of Science
    • Decoding Impact Factors: Which journal should I submit my paper?
    • Cite while you write: Bibliographic management with EndNote
  • Identifying author and article impact - ResearcherID, Citation report, and more.

The workshop will include hands-on experience, and the medium of instruction is English.

Instructor: Dr. Ning Ning, Solution Consultant, Scientific & Scholarly Research, Intellectual Property & Science, Thomson Reuters
Date and time: 16 October 2014 (Thursday), 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: Library User Education Room

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!

(9 Oct 2014)

Library Workshops: Finding Dissertations and Theses and Citation Made Easy - Using Citation Management Tools

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library =

bulletQuality information for assignments
bulletBetter research skills
bulletSearch tips and tricks too good to miss
bulletResources and services to support your academic success

Registration for the "Finding Dissertations and Theses" and "Citation Made Easy - Using Citation Management Tools" workshops is now open! These workshops are for students and staff who have experience in searching Library Databases and the Library Catalogue.

  • Finding Dissertations and Theses
    Date and Time: 14 October 2014 (Tuesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    17 October 2014 (Friday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Citation Made Easy - Using Citation Management Tools
    Date and time: 17 October 2014 (Friday), 2:30 pm - 5:15 pm
    20 October 2014 (Monday), 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
    24 October 2014 (Friday), 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Venue of the workshops: User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction: English

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

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(8 Oct 2014)

Training Session on SciFinder Scholar

SciFinder Scholar logo

SciFinder is a research discovery tool by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) that allows scientists and researchers to access a wide diversity of research from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, pharmacology, biotechnology and more.

SciFinder Scholar includes the following content:

  • References to journal articles, patents, conference proceedings, dissertations, technical reports, books, and more, covering literature from 1800, combining references from CAplus and Medline.
  • Chemical substances found in journal articles, patents, chemcial catalogs, and reputable web sources from the early 1800s to the present
  • Reaction information for single- and multi-step reactions from 1840 to present
  • Chemical source information, including supplier addresses and pricing nformation with purchasing options derived from current chemical catalogs and libraries
  • Regulatory information from international sources, including substance identity information, inventroy status, sources, and compliance information

To help you become familiar with this database, the Library has organized the following training session:

Date: 7 October 2014 (Tuesday)
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue: Library User Education Room
Instructor: Ms. Windy Wu, CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) Representative (Trainer)

The training session will cover:

  • Introduction to the interface, content and features of SciFinder
  • User registration and personalization tools
  • Searching scientific literature by research topic, author and organization
  • Structure search for substance and reaction information
  • Analyzing and refining the answer sets to get the most relevant information
  • Retrieving important information from the records, for example, the key point of research finding, synthesis pathway, substance properties, spectral data and reaction conditions

The medium of instruction is English.

For enquiries, please contact the Library Reference Desk at 3442-6415 or lbinf@cityu.edu.hk

(28 Sep 2014)

Conditions of Use and Licensing Restrictions for Library-subscribed e-Resources

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

The Library has subscribed to a large number of electronic resources, such as databases, e-journals and e-books, to meet your learning and research needs. We would like to remind you of your responsibility of using these e-resources.

As these are copyrighted materials, please be reminded to comply with the conditions of use and licensing restrictions and refrain from prohibited actions such as:

  • Systematic/excessive downloading from an e-resource
  • Archiving of downloaded materials on local servers without permission
  • Posting downloaded materials to a listserv, on a website or to an email list
  • Redistributing downloaded materials to or sharing passwords with unauthorized users
  • Reselling, redistributing or republishing of any journal text or search results in any medium

When violation of license agreements such as excessive downloading is detected, the vendors may cut off the entire University community from accessing the e-resource concerned. Violators are fully responsible for any legal consequences.

Thanks for your cooperation.

For further enquiries, please contact the Library at 3442-6415 or lbinf@cityu.edu.hk.

(19 Sep 2014)

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library: Discovering Library Resources for Effective Learning, Finding Scholarly Articles, Using E-Books, Citing Sources

The Library is pleased to announce the following four Information Skills Workshops to help you learn how to identify, locate and use information resources effectively and ethically:

  • Discovering Library Resources for Effective Learning: Search Strategies, Tools, Tips and More!
    Date and Time: 24 September 2014 (Wednesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    26 September 2014 (Friday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Tips and Tricks for Finding Scholarly Articles
    Date and Time: 29 September 2014 (Monday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    7 October 2014 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    9 October 2014 (Thursday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    13 October 2014 (Monday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Enjoy the Convenience of e-Books and e-Reference Collections
    Date and Time: 6 October 2014 (Monday), 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    8 October 2014 (Wednesday), 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Citing Sources and Preventing Plagiarism: Give Credit Where Credit is Due
    Date and Time: 10 October 2014 (Friday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    15 October 2014 (Wednesday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue of the workshops: User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction: English

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

(17 Sep 2014)

Learn Information Research Skills Online

Do you want to learn how to find information resources effectively and efficiently at your own pace?

If yes, you are strongly recommended to participate in one of our online courses offered via Blackboard - Library Information Skills Programme Online (LISP Online) or Information Research Skills for Business Students.

LISP Online will help all students make effective use of the collections, services, electronic resources of the CityU Library, and to evaluate and use information appropriately and ethically in their study. Information Research Skills for Business Students provides the opportunity for students to develop and improve their information research skills related to the field of Business.

Activities in both courses include readings, interactive tutorials, exercises, and quizzes to reinforce your learning. Registration is available via AIMS. Certificates will be awarded to students who meet the criteria.

For more information, see:

Library Information Skills Programme Online:
http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/lispo/

Information Research Skills for Business Students:
http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/irs_busin/

CityU staff members are also welcome to take the courses! You may also register via AIMS.

For enquiries, call 3442-6415, email: lbinf@cityu.edu.hk, or come and visit us at the Reference Desk in the Library!

(8 Sep 2014)

Welcome to the Run Run Shaw Library

Welcome to the Run Run Shaw Library! This is an exciting time as CityU is celebrating the 30th anniversary.

The Library provides a variety of facilities, resources, services, and learning opportunities to help make your academic journey a success! If you are new to CityU, make sure you attend one of the following Library Orientation activities for an introduction to your Library:

  • Library Orientation Tours for Undergraduate Students
  • "Getting Started" Sessions for New Undergraduate Students
  • Library Orientation Sessions for Postgraduate Students

During the first three weeks of Semester A, an exhibition of paintings, drawings, calligraphies, and photographs related to CityU featuring works by Mr. Kong Kai Ming 江啟明先生, Mr. Dai Kai-chee 戴繼志先生, Prof. HE Jishan 何繼善, and Prof. XU Yangsheng 徐揚生; and an LED TV on Library's resources, facilities and services will be displayed at the Multi-purpose Lobby.

Moreover, a photo booth allowing you to take selfie with beautiful CityU Library memories, welcoming feeling and expectations on your study and social life at CityU will be set up from 8 September (Monday) 2014 to 23 September (Friday) 2014, at 2-4pm (weekdays only).

Please come and join us!

(4 Sep 2014)

Enhancement of Library Borrowing Privileges

To better meet the needs of our staff and students, the Library will increase the overall loan quota for library materials, sub-quota for Media Resources and book request quota for the following categories of users with effect from 1 September 2014:

Categories of Borrowers Existing Quota New Quota
1. Loan Quota
City University Council Members 40 items 60 items
Departmental Advisory Committee Members with Borrower's Ticket issued by the Library 40 items 60 items
Administrative Staff 40 items 60 items
Non Academic/Teaching/Research/Administrative Staff 20 items 40 items
Research & Postgraduate Students 40 items 60 items
Students (Bachelor and Associate Degrees) 20 items 40 items
Outside Hong Kong or Visiting Research & Postgraduate Students 40 items 60 items
Outside Hong Kong or Visiting Students (Bachelor and Associate Degrees) 20 items 40 items
 
2. Sub-quota for borrowing of Media Resources
All students (except Elder Academy Students & SCOPE students) 2 items 5 items
 
3. Book Request Quota
All City University members (except Elder Academy Students / SCOPE Staff and Students) 6 items 8 items

The loan period will remain unchanged. For details of the loan quotas and periods, please go to http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/about/libreg/regulat.htm#loanquota.

The Library sends out pre-overdue, overdue, recall and reservation notices to all CityU members via their University Email Accounts to inform them to return the borrowed items before or when fines accrue. Also to alert users at an earlier stage to the accumulation of library fines under his/her own account, please note that unsettled bills/fines exceeding HK$50 will automatically result in temporary suspension of borrowing privileges. For more information, please visit http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/about/libreg/regulat.htm#fines.

Wish you a productive and rewarding new academic year!

(1 Sep 2014)

Library Orientation Sessions for Postgraduate Students

Get your academic edge at your library

Welcome new postgraduate students! Registration is now open for the Library Orientation Sessions for Postgraduate Students.

Each session consists of two parts:

  • First, a tour of the Library will help you become familiar with the Library's facilities in addition to the locations and arrangements of library materials.
  • After the tour, a librarian will introduce you to some of the tools, resources, and services that will help you become successful students and researchers.

The Orientation Sessions for Postgraduate Students run from Saturday, September 6, 2014 - Tuesday, September 23, 2014.

Don't miss this chance to get a valuable introduction to your Library! For more information, and to register, visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/orient/orient_pg.htm.

Medium of Instruction:English
Venue: Assemble inside of the Library's entrance
(At the Multi-purpose Lobby)

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

(29 Aug 2014)

Gentle Reminder on Borrowing and Return of Media Resource Items

Due to technical problems, the selfcheck service at the Media Resources Collection Room has been discontinued. Before a new system is implemented, the borrowing and return of the media resource items are handled by Library staff at the Circulation Counter.

Some reminders on media resource loans and return:

  • Borrow and return media resource items at the Circulation Counter during counter service hours.
  • DO NOT return media resource items to any library book drop.
  • All discs and accompanying materials (e.g. insert, books, guides, manuals, etc.) of a set / kit are required to be borrowed at / returned to the Circulation Counter at the same time. Incomplete check out / return will not be accepted.
  • All loans are not renewable.
  • Check the borrowed media resource items before leaving the Circulation Counter. Report any defect or damage to Library staff immediately and the item concerned should not be checked out.
  • Keep the checkout receipt and note the due date of individual items. Overdue fines will be charged for late returns.

The Library strives to provide our users the best service possible and continues working on enriching the Media Resources Collection to support teaching and learning.

Wish you a successful academic year ahead!

(28 Aug 2014)

Library Orientation Tours and "Getting Started" Sessions for New Undergraduate Students

Library orientation session

Welcome to the new academic year! In order to be prepared for your study, research, and academic success, you need to be familiar with the Library's services and resources.

New undergraduates are highly recommended to join a 35-minute Library Orientation Tour to get an overview of the locations of the Library's collections and facilities. Also attend a 60-minute "Getting Started" Session to acquire basic skills in using library resources and services and get off a good start with your coursework and studies.

The Library Tours and "Getting Started" Sessions will be offered from 28 August (Thursday) 2014 to 10 September (Wednesday) 2014

  • Want to get in early? Attend the walk-in sessions offered in August. No registration is required for these early bird sessions.
  • Want to reserve a place? Register for the sessions offered in September.

To learn more and to register, visit http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/orient/tours.htm for Library Tours and http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/orient/classes.htm for "Getting Started" classes. The Library reserves the right to cancel any session with less than 5 registrants.

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!

(23 Aug 2014)