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(updated on 22 February 2017) RSS


Hong Kong e-Legislation (HKeL) Replaces Hong Kong Bilingual Laws Information System (BLIS)

The Hong Kong legislation database, Bilingual Laws Information System (BLIS), will be replaced by Hong Kong e-Legislation (HKeL), effective 24 February 2017 (Friday) evening. This is an initiative of the HKSAR Department of Justice to improve the access to law in Hong Kong. BLIS will discontinue service when the HKeL becomes available. Users who access the BLIS will be automatically redirected to the HKeL homepage. CityU Library web pages and research guides will be updated in due course.

(23 Feb 2017)

Changes to Alumni Library Services

Termination of Application for PAID e-Resources Service

With effect from 1 March 2017, application for the PAID Alumni e-Resources Service will be terminated due to low usage. Alumni may continue enjoying the same service free of charge for 12 months by simply updating their contact, employment or further study details via AIMS before 30 June 2017. For more information on this free service, please go to http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/service/alumni/freealum.htm.

No Alumni Library Services for Existing Students and Serving Staff

Some alumni are currently working at the University or taking CityU-award bearing courses or SCOPE programmes leading to non-local awards. For better access control and to minimize duplication of patron records in the new Library system to be launched in July 2017, the Library will implement the “One Patron One Library Privilege” Policy in which users with multiple identities/roles (like staff and students, staff and alumni, etc.) will be provided only one single library service package/privilege, usually based upon the role that entitles him/her to enjoy the highest level of library services.

With the adoption of the new policy, all alumni who are existing CityU/SCOPE students and/or serving staff can no longer apply for or renew any Alumni Library Services, including free e-resources services, starting March 2017. Yet, SCOPE staff/students who are alumni can still subscribe to our free e-resources service, whenever necessary.

Please contact the Library Circulation Counter at 3442-8316 for enquiries on the new policy.

(22 Feb 2017)

Introduction to Finding Business Information - An Information Skills Workshop @CityU Library

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming workshop, Introduction to Finding Business Information. In this workshop, participants will explore a range of Library and web based resources to find credible business information.

Topics covered include how to find information about:

  • Case studies
  • Companies and industries
  • The business environment
  • Selected business topics

The workshop also includes points for evaluating business information available on the web. All staff and students are welcome!

Date and Time: 21 February 2017 (Tuesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
28 February 2017 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction: English

The two sessions are identical. Participants will be able to have hands-on practice.

To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/. Please note that 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!

(13 Feb 2017)

Information Skills Workshop @ CityU Library: Finding Dissertations and Theses

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming workshop, Finding Dissertations and Theses. All staff and students are welcome!

In this workshop, you will learn how to find local and overseas dissertations and theses relevant to your research topics. You will also learn how to search the Library database ProQuest Dissertations and Theses A&I and be given the opportunities to practice the skills covered during the workshop.

Date and time: 13 February 2017 (Monday), 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
15 February 2017 (Wednesday), 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction English

The two sessions are identical. Participants will be able to have hands-on practice, and should have experience in searching Library databases and the Library Catalogue.

To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/. Please note that 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!

(23 Jan 2017)

Law Library Workshops (Semester B 2016/17)

In semester B, the Library has arranged a series of Law Library Workshops with the objective of reinforcing and expanding users' legal research skills. Please find below a list of the workshops. Full details are available from the web page http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/law.htm.

  • Locating HK & UK Legal Materials
  • Finding Law Journals and Other Secondary Materials
  • Citing Legal Authorities
  • Using Key Law Databases:
    • Lexis HK - Basic and Advanced Workshops
    • Practical Law
    • Westlaw Asia & Westlaw Next - Basic and Advance Workshops

Registration is now open!

To reserve a place, please visit this web page and click To register under each workshop.

We look forward to your active participation!

Law Section, Run Run Shaw Library
Tel: 3442-8395
Email: lblaw@cityu.edu.hk

(10 Jan 2017)

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library - Semester B, 2016/17

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

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library

The ISWs for Semester B, 2016/17 include the following workshops:

Workshops Date Time
Discovering Library Resources for Effective Learning: Search Strategies, Tools, Tips and More! 11 Jan 2017 (Wed) 6:30 - 8:00 pm
13 Jan 2017 (Fri) 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Tips and Tricks for Finding Scholarly Articles 17 Jan 2017 (Tue) 6:30 - 8:00 pm
23 Jan 2017 (Mon) 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Finding News Articles Using Electronic Databases 19 Jan 2017 (Thu) 6:30 - 7:45 pm
8 Feb 2017 (Wed) 3:00 - 4:15 pm
Introduction to Citing Sources and Preventing Plagiarism 24 Jan 2017 (Tue) 3:00 - 4:30 pm
9 Feb 2017 (Thu) 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Venue of the workshops Library User Education Room
Medium of instruction: English

Both 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!

(3 Jan 2017)

Library Orientation Session for Non-local Undergraduate Students

Talk @ the Library: Copyright in Education at CityU

Welcome to the City University of Hong Kong! 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, 2016/17 will be held on Monday, 9 January, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:30 am.

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!

(30 Dec 2016)