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(updated on 7 December 2018) RSS


De-stress with Professor Paws

Professor Paws will visit the Library Lounge on 10 and 11 Dec 2018 (Mon & Tue) at 14:00 – 15:00. You are welcome to come along and spend time with the amazing therapy dog. No registration is required.

(7 Dec 2018)

Temporary Closure of Oval and Information Space Computer Area for Maintenance

Please note that the Oval computer and the Information Space areas will be closed for system update and maintenance as scheduled below.

(Mon, Tue & Wed ) 7 - 9 Jan 2019 at OVAL area.
(Thu & Fri) 10 - 11 Jan 2019 at Information Space.

Should you need assistance, please contact IT Help Desk at 3442-6963. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

(7 Dec 2018)

CREATE! - Guest Lecture 5.0: Audio-Visual Abstraction: Animation as Fine Art Practice

Time: 3 Dec 2018, 12:30 - 13:15

Location: CREATE!, Information Space, Run Run Shaw Library

Online Registration: https://astoria100.ad.cityu.edu.hk/lib_workshop/reg.aspx?session=10001

(29 Nov 2018)

<出將入相 - 任劍輝與粵劇藝術> 展覽

event poster

<Multi-faceted Roles: Yam Kim-fai and the Art of Cantonese Opera>

Date: 20 November - 20 December 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Venue: Wofoo Foundation Gallery, Run Run Shaw Library, CityU

<出將入相 - 任劍輝與粵劇藝術>展覽

日期: 2018年11月20日至12月20日
時間: 上午9:00 - 下午7:00
地點: 香港城市大學 邵逸夫圖書館 和富基金廊

Come visit the Exhibition in the Wofoo Foundation Gallery of the Library.

(20 Nov 2018)

LexisNexis Student Ambassador @ CityU Library Nov 2018 - Apr 2019

LexisNexis Student Ambassador @ CityU Library Nov 2018 - Apr 2019

Duration:
November 2018 - April 2019
Semester A’s weekly schedule - Tue 16:00-18:00; Wed 15:00-17:00; Thur 14:00-16:00; Fri 11:00-13:00

Location:
Law Collection and Services Section, Run Run Shaw Library

(19 Nov 2018)

Partial Access Arrangement - External Users - Revision and Examination Period, Semester A 2018/19

Each year when the examination period is approaching, there will be a high demand for study space. Therefore, during the forthcoming Semester A Revision and Examination period, we will impose the Partial Access Arrangement 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 the following:

  • Holders of Alumni Library Ticket - Reader
  • JULAC Card Holders - Reader / Borrower (students only) from other UGC institutions
  • Holders of Reader's Ticket - Retired staff and their spouses

Partial Access Period: 3 - 19 December 2018*
  Non-accessible Time Accessible Time
Mon - Fri 00:00 - 17:00 & 23:01 - 24:00 17:01 - 23:00#
Sat, Sun & Public Holiday 00:00 - 14:00 & 23:01 - 24:00 14:01 - 23:00#

* For the last three days of the Examination Period (20 - 22 December 2018), all restrictions will be lifted. Normal access will resume.

# Only CityU staff 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, use the bookdrops located outside our Library. For books with accompanying fragile materials such as CD-ROMs, please pass them to our security guards at the entrance who will return them for you.
  • To collect recalled items, you may come during 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. The partial access arrangement is only temporary. From 20 December 2018 onwards, normal access will resume. For affected users who have urgent research / academic needs to use our Library during the non-accessible period, they are welcome to contact us for special arrangement. Any enquiries can be directed to lbasprs@cityu.edu.hk.

(19 Nov 2018)

講座 – <梨園心事 ▪ 粵劇今昔>

poster
Date: 23 November 2018 (Friday)
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Venue: User Education Room (G3611), Run Run Shaw Library, CityU
Language: Cantonese

Seats are limited. Please register online:-

CityU Community (log-in is required):
https://astoria100.ad.cityu.edu.hk/lib_workshop/reg.aspx?session=9995

Members of public:
https://goo.gl/forms/NV388m170eD4VgBw1

(12 Nov 2018)

Library Opening Hours for 24-Hour Access Arrangement (19 November - 22 December 2018)

Please note below the opening hours for 24-hour access arrangement:

Period: 19 November – 22 December 2018

Opening Hours

Library Area (excluding Information Space & FYW Building)
Monday to Sunday : 8:30 am – 1:00 am (next day)

24-Hour Access Area (Information Space and Discussion Zone on 3/F FYW Building)
Monday to Sunday : 24 Hours

Note:
On 19 November, the 24-Hour Access Area will be open at 8:30 am.
On 22 December, the last day of Examination, the whole Library will be closed at 11:00 pm.
The Innovation Commons inside 3/F FYW Building will only be open during office hours.

Counter Service Hours

Monday to Friday : 8:30 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday# : 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday* : 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

* On 25 November 2018, the service counter will be open between 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
# On 22 December 2018, the Winter Solstice, the service counter will be closed at 6:00 pm.

Remarks:
  1. Access to the 24-Hour Access Area must be via the side entrance of the Information Space (near Lift 7).
  2. There are about 180 seats in the 24-Hour Access Area, of which 93 seats with PC workstations are within the Information Space.
  3. Only CityU staff and students (including SCOPE smartcard holders) can stay beyond 11:00 pm on the University campus. External users will need to leave by 11:00 pm. Users left behind may be subject to ID checks.
  4. Between 1:00 am - 7:00 am, access to the Library must be via the pedestrian subway or the curved staircases on its two sides and then through the red doors. The rest of the University Campus will remain closed.
  5. Students are reminded:
    1. to ensure transport availability (e.g. taxi, bus, private car) when leaving the Library after midnight at time when MTR is not available.
    2. to return to the student hostels with company and avoid going home alone. If necessary, students may seek help from the security guards.
    3. not to reserve seats with unattended property.
    4. to take good care of their personal belongings to prevent theft while studying inside the Library.
    5. to help maintain a quiet environment and refrain from engaging in any behaviour that interferes with the normal use and operation of the Library.
    6. to observe Library Regulations and be a responsible user.
(5 Nov 2018)

Advanced EndNote – An Information Skills Workshop @CityU Library

Advanced EndNote – An Information Skills Workshop @CityU Library

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming Information Skills Workshop – Advanced EndNote.

After you have finished mastering the basic functions of EndNote, you can next move on to some of the program’s more advanced features. These can help to make the research process more effective and flexible, and save you time.

You should have previously attended a regular EndNote workshop before coming to this session.

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Share and edit EndNote libraries with others
  • Keep references in your EndNote library up-to-date and organized
  • Work effectively with PDF documents
  • Edit an output style and find journal templates
  • Use EndNote to connect with Web of Science and PubMed
  • Apply tips for working with Word
Date and time: 16 November 2018 (Friday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction: English

All staff and students are welcome!

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

For enquiries, please call 3442-8395, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Law & Reference Help Desk.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(1 Nov 2018)

Guide to Getting Published – An Information Skills Workshops @CityU Library

Guide to Getting Published – An Information Skills Workshops @CityU Library

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming Information Skills Workshop – Guide to Getting Published.

If you are ready to publish or are thinking about publishing in the future, then this workshop is for you. You will be guided through the process of getting an academic paper published, and learn tips to help you navigate this process effectively. You will also discover ways to enhance the visibility of your research.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Developing a personal publication strategy
  • Editorial and reviewing process in publishing
  • How to survive peer review
  • How to promote your work
  • Open Access
Trainer: Ms. Julie Lin (Emerald Open Access Publisher)
Date and time: 15 November 2018 (Thursday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction: English

All staff and students are welcome!

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

For enquiries, please call 3442-8395, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Law & Reference Help Desk.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(30 Oct 2018)

2018 SAGE Online Quiz Campaign – Discover SAGE Journals

2018 SAGE Online Quiz Campaign – Discover SAGE Journals. Top prizes include 3 drones and 3 sports watches

SAGE Publications, one of the Library's e-resource vendors, is conducting an online quiz until Nov 30, 2018. Top prizes include 3 drones and 3 sports watches!

SAGE Journals provides online access to the full text of more than 1,000 journals in social sciences & humanities, materials sciences & engineering, life & biomedical sciences and health sciences.

To participate in the online quiz, access SAGE Journals via CityU Library here: http://libweb.cityu.edu.hk/cgi-bin/er/db/sagedb.pl. Then answer the 3 questions at: http://t.cn/EvOHEvw. Good luck!

(24 Oct 2018)

Using Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports – An Information Skills Workshops @CityU Library

Using Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports – An Information Skills Workshops @CityU Library

You are cordially invited to participate in the upcoming Web of Science (WoS) training workshop organized by the Library. This workshop will feature WoS, a citation database of Clarivate Analytics. It will cover Essential Science Indicators (ESI), and Journal Citation Reports (JCR), citation-based research analytics tools built upon the foundation of WoS. These tools will help you identify and analyze top-performing journals, authors, and papers, so as to critically evaluate research based on citation data. The workshop will also touch upon the use of EndNote in the research writing process.

In this training session, you will learn:

  • How to find suitable topics or research fields
  • How to align with research fronts
  • How to get the papers with high impact
  • How to find your collaborators
  • How to select journals to publish
  • How to manage your literature
  • How to create your references efficiently
  • How to follow topics or papers of your interest

Speaker:Mr. Stephen Shen, Team Leader, Product Solution Specialist, Clarivate Analytics

Date and time:16 October 2018 (Tuesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue:User Education Room, Library

Medium of instruction:English

All staff and students are welcome! To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/

For enquiries, please call 3442-8395, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Law & Reference Help Desk.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(8 Oct 2018)

Memories of Central: A Photography Exhibition 舊城中環 – 照片展覽

Event poster

For registration of the talk (in Cantonese), please visit: http://bit.ly/2IcC0pb

(2 Oct 2018)

The Library has subscribed to EndNote

The Library has recently subscribed to EndNote, a reference management software program. Using EndNote, you can create a personal library of searchable references. You can also use it to automatically insert citations and a bibliography into a Word document.

The program ProQuest RefWorks will be retired in August, 2019.

The Library decided to subscribe to EndNote as it has a range of powerful features. Using EndNote, you can:

  • Enjoy the flexibility of using EndNote Desktop installed on your computer at work or at home, or use EndNote Online wherever you have an internet connection.
  • Choose from over 6000 bibliographic styles including those required by a publisher or a journal.
  • Select from a range of options to add the full-text to references in your EndNote library and update the references automatically.

Take a look at the Library's EndNote Research Guide for more information.

The Library will be offering EndNote training as part of the Information Skills Workshops. The next workshop is on Thursday 27 September at 3:00 pm in the Library's User Education Room.

(20 Sep 2018)