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(updated on 4 March 2015) RSS


Training Session on OSIRIS and BankScope Databases

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming training session on the financial databases OSIRIS and BankScope. All CityU staff and students are welcome!

OSIRIS is a database of listed companies from over 190 countries. It provides reports including income statement, balance sheet, cash flow statement and ratios. A wide range of complementary information such as ownership, subsidiaries, and ratings is also available.

BankScope provides reports for over 28,000 public and private banks worldwide. Balance sheet and income statements with up to 16 years of information are included as well as ratings, ratings reports and ownership information.

The session will introduce the coverage and features of the databases and include:

  • Overviews of both databases and data sourcing
  • Basic navigation
  • Quick search and advanced search
  • Company/Bank Reports – content and customization
  • List format – customizing and saving a list format to retrieve the data you need

Learn more about these important databases by attending the following training session:

Instructor: Mr Ray Chia, Bureau Van Dijk
Date and time: 10 March 2015 (Tuesday), 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library

The medium of instruction is English.

For more information, and to reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/form/ws_bankscope.htm

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

(4 Mar 2015)

Talk @ the Library: Elsevier Talk for Authors on How to Get Published

The Library is pleased to announce the Elsevier Talk for Authors on How to Get Published.

Researchers advance science by doing experiments, measurements and calculations and interpreting the results. The next essential step is to write down the results and conclusions in a scientific paper and to get published in a scientific journal, which however, requires a different set of skills.

Dr. Jan Willem Wijnen, Executive Publisher of Elsevier, will give a presentation to CityU staff and students on how to get published. Elsevier is an academic publisher that publishes medical and scientific literature. In this talk, you will learn about:

  • The peer-reviewed publication process
  • The organization of a scientific journal
  • The correct way to writing a paper
  • What editors are looking for when selecting papers to publish
  • The most common reasons for editors to reject a paper
  • How to get published in the best journals
Speaker: Dr. Jan Willem Wijnen, Executive Publisher, Elsevier
Date and Time: 9 March 2015 (Monday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venus: User Education Room, Library

This talk is aimed at new authors, but also at more experienced authors who want to hear how to bypass common publishing hurdles or discuss specific problems with the editor and publisher. To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/form/tk_pub_elsevier.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 Feb 2015)

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library: Introduction to Finding Company Information

The Library is pleased to announce the following workshop, Introduction to Finding Company Information. In this workshop, participants will learn how to:

  • Find company profiles.
  • Locate financial information.
  • Find key competitors.
  • Search journals and news sources to find independent analyses of company strategies, and more.
Date and Time: 3 February 2015 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
6 February 2015 (Friday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library

The two sessions are identical. They will include hands-on experience, and the medium of instruction is English.

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!

(28 Jan 2015)

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library: Workshops on Research Impact & Author Visibility

The Library is pleased to announce the following two Information Skills Workshops to help you learn how to measure the impact of journals and articles and to increase author visibility. All staff and students are welcome!

Using Citation Analysis Tools to Evaluate Journals and Articles

Date and Time: 2 February 2015 (Monday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
5 February 2015 (Thursday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library
Description: You will learn the various ways to measure the impact of journals and articles, including the use of major tools such as Journal Citation Report (JCR), Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar. Altmetrics, alternative measures of scholarly influences, will also be covered.

Maximize the Visibility of Your Research: Online Tools and Tips

Date and Time: 9 February 2015 (Monday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11 February 2015 (Wednesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library
Description: You will learn about web-based tools that can help you raise the visibility of your research. You will also learn how to enhance your online research profile to distinguish you from other researchers, and how social media can be used to expand your research visibility.

The two sessions of each workshop are identical. They will include hands-on experience. The medium of instruction is English.

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!

(26 Jan 2015)

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: 26 January 2015 (Monday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    29 January 2015 (Thursday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Citation Made Easy - Using Citation Management Tools
    Date and time: 28 January 2015 (Wednesday), 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
    30 January 2015 (Friday), 2:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Venue of the workshops: User Education Room, Library
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!

(16 Jan 2015)

Conversion of the Self Study Area on 3/F of Fong Yun-wah Building to a Discussion Zone

To support the University’s discovery-enriched curriculum and encourage creative innovations and entrepreneurship through interactive discussions and collaborative works among students, the Library is pleased to announce that the classrooms in the Self Study Area on 3/F of Fong Yun-wah Building have turned into a Discussion Zone starting 12 January 2015 (Monday). Staff and students can discuss more freely in this area while respecting the needs and rights of other users. Those who prefer more quiet study are welcome to go to the Quiet Individual Study Area on 2/F of the Library.

(12 Jan 2015)

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:

  • A Library Tour with live demonstration at selected service points, and
  • An introduction to the Library's services and resources with hands-on practice.

During the Session, you will learn:

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

The Library Orientation Session for Non-local Undergraduate Students for Semester B, 2014/15 will be held on Monday, 12 January, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Medium of instruction: English
Place of assembly: Inside of the Library's entrance
Enrollment method: First-come, first-served!
There is no need to register.
Make sure to be on time to secure your spot.

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!

(7 Jan 2015)

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

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.

The ISWs for Semester B, 2014/15 include the following four workshops:

  • Discovering Library Resources for Effective Learning: Search Strategies, Tools, Tips and More!
    Date and Time: 13 January 2015 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    15 January 2015 (Thursday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Enjoy the Convenience of e-Books and e-Reference Collections
    Date and Time: 14 January 2015 (Wednesday), 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    19 January 2015 (Monday), 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Tips and Tricks for Finding Scholarly Articles
    Date and Time: 20 January 2015 (Tuesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    22 January 2015 (Thursday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Introduction to Citing Sources and Preventing Plagiarism
    Date and Time: 21 January 2015 (Wednesday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    27 January 2015 (Tuesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue of the workshops: User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction: English

The two sessions of each workshop are identical. All staff and students are welcome! To reserve a seat, 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 2015)