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(updated on 21 September 2016) RSS


Library VR Briefing Session (26 Sep 2016)

Here is the Library Virtual Reality (VR) Briefing Session in September 2016:

Date: 26 September 2016 (Monday)
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: Seminar Room, Information Space, Run Run Shaw Library (Academic 1)
Content: Introduction to VR facilities, CAVE, HMD, Motion capture device and Unity etc. Experience with VR technologies at Library.
Registration: Via CAP or click here

For enquiry, please call 3442-6963 or email to libemt@cityu.edu.hk.

For more information, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/about/facility/3d/index-vr.htm.

Thank you.

(21 Sep 2016)

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library: Using SciVal to Benchmark Research Performance

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library: Using SciVal to Benchmark Research Performance

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming workshop – Using SciVal to Benchmark Research Performance. SciVal is a web-based strategic analysis tool using data from the Scopus database. You can use SciVal to analyse and benchmark individual researchers, group of researchers and institutions based on a variety of metrics.

Mr. Yimin Wang, Senior Customer Consultant for Research Management of Elsevier, will give a hands-on workshop on SciVal to CityU staff and research students. You will learn how to best use SciVal modules to:

  1.  Visualise research performance
  2.  Analyse research trends
  3.  Benchmark research progress
  4.  Develop collaborative partnerships
Trainer: Mr. Yimin Wang (Senior Customer Consultant for Research Management, Elsevier)
Date and Time: 18 Oct 2016 (Tuesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library
Medium of Instruction: English

To use SciVal, you need to log-in to your personal SciVal account. If you do not already have one, please access SciVal to create an account before coming to the workshop.

To reserve a seat, please register online. 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!

(19 Sep 2016)

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library: SciFinder Scholar Training Session

SciFinder Scholar 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 1800s to the present, 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: 21 September 2016 (Wednesday)
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. To reserve a seat, please register at:
http://144.214.124.216/lib_workshop/reg.aspx?session=6361

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

(14 Sep 2016)

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library: Semester A, 2016/17

Library Workshops on Finding Dissertations, Using Scopus and Managing Citation with Mendeley

Get a head start on your studies, 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 will run from Monday, 26 September - mid November, 2016. All students and staff are welcome!

Registration for the following workshops is now open:

  • Discovering Library Resources for Effective Learning: Search Strategies, Tools, Tips and More!
  • Tips and Tricks for Finding Scholarly Articles
  • Digging Deeper: Using the Internet for Research
  • Introduction to Citing Sources and Preventing Plagiarism
  • Introduction to Finding Business Information
  • Finding News Articles Using Electronic Databases
Venue of the workshops: Library User Education Room
Medium of instruction: English

More ISWs will be coming soon. For more information and 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!

(12 Sep 2016)

Library Orientation for New Students

Library orientation session

Welcome New Students! To prepare for the new academic year at CityU, you are highly recommended to join our Library Orientation to learn about our collections and services. Registration is now open!

Attend a one-hour "Getting Started" Session for New Undergraduate Students or Postgraduate Students to acquire basic skills in using library resources and services and get off to a good start with your coursework and studies. Also join a 30-minute Library Orientation Tour to get an overview of the locations of the Library’s collections and facilities.

“Getting Started” Sessions for New Undergraduate Students will be offered from
  25 August (Thursday) 2016 to 6 September (Tuesday) 2016

“Getting Started” Sessions for New Postgraduate Students will be offered from
  30 August (Tuesday) 2016 to 10 September (Saturday) 2016

Library Orientation Tours for New Students will be offered from
  25 August (Thursday) 2016 to 10 September (Saturday) 2016

To learn more and to register, visit http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/orient/index.htm

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!

(16 Aug 2016)

Winner List: The 4th "Enjoy Reading - Stories of Travelers" Joint Writing Contest

The Library is happy to announce the list of winners for the 4th “Enjoy Reading – Stories of Travelers” Joint Writing Contest (“悅讀 • 行者的故事” 合作主題徵文活動) organized by CityU Library, Shanghai University of Finance & Economics (SUFE) Library and Feng Chia University Library. This year, 100 entries were received and 31 entries received awards.

The entries were judged by adjudicators from CityU and SUFE. Dr. Chan Hok-yin of Department of Chinese and History, Mr. Ivan Yeung Wang-tung of Department of Linguistics and Translation, and Ms. Xu Xi of Department of English were invited as adjudicators at CityU.

Winner List at CityU

Chinese Writing – 1st Prize 《歲月行者》蔣婉,商學院
Chinese Writing – 2nd Prize 《金城牛羊肉香,還有信仰》何若秋,中文及歷史學系
Chinese Writing – 3rd Prize 《西湖夢尋》張嘉康,中文及歷史學系
《一頁臺北》王宇翔,機械及生物醫學工程學系
Chinese Writing – Merit Prize 《那年夏天》鄧慧敏,商學院
《觀展隨筆-----我看他們旅行》申文靜,系統工程及工程管理學系
《踏出成長的一小步,行廬山體驗人》徐愷彤,人文社會科學院
English Writing – 1st Prize The Death Bus, Ana Clara Oliveira Santos Garner, School of Creative Media
English Writing – 2nd Prize A Walk of 10 Years Past, Lee Shum-yi Cameron, Department of English

Winner List: The 4th 'Enjoy Reading - Stories of Travelers' Joint Writing Contest
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(29 Jul 2016)

Enhancement of Library Borrowing Privileges for the Media Resources Collection for Non-CityU Users

The Library is pleased to enhance the borrowing privileges for our Media Resources Collection for the following two types of users with immediate effect:

Types of Users Media Resources Collection
Existing Quota / Loan Period New Quota / Loan Period
Long-serving staff members and their spouses 1 item / same day in-house 2 item / 3 days
Spouses of CityU staff members 1 item / same day in-house 2 item / 3 days
(30 Jun 2016)