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:
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:
The medium of instruction is English. To reserve a seat, please visit:
For enquiries, please contact the Library Reference Desk at 3442-6415 or email@example.com
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
|Date and Time:||24 September 2014 (Wednesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm|
|26 September 2014 (Friday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm|
|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|
|Date and Time:||6 October 2014 (Monday), 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm|
|8 October 2014 (Wednesday), 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm|
|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|
The 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 email@example.com or visit our Reference Desk.
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:
Information Research Skills for Business Students:
CityU staff members are also welcome to take the courses! You may also register via AIMS.
For enquiries, call 3442-6415, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or come and visit us at the Reference Desk in the 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:
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!
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!
Welcome new postgraduate students! Registration is now open for the Library Orientation Sessions for Postgraduate Students.
Each session consists of two parts:
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: email@example.com
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:
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!
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you in the Library!
The Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Reference/Research Collections Room (RRCR; 參考/研究資料閱覽室) in the Red Zone of the 2nd floor. From 28 July 2014, you can use the following collections in the new location:
Selected Multi-Volume Sets
Pearl River Delta and Yangtze River Delta Collection
Final Year Student Projects
Professional Examination Papers
This relocation represents our commitment to continuously improve the library space and ambience.
Opening Hours & Loan Policy
The opening hour of the RRCR is the same as that for the whole Library. The loan policy for those collections has not changed. That is, all books in the above Collections remain to be no-loan materials, except those in the Selected Multi-Volume Sets.
How to Get There?
An internal staircase is provided near the Humanities Academy of the Library (Yellow Zone, the 3rd Floor). For users with special needs, please approach the Circulation Counter (tel.: 3442-8316) or in case the service counters are closed, the security guard at the Library entrance for assistance.
Need Help Using the Collections?
Please contact the respective service desks.
|Pearl River Delta and Yangtze River Delta Collection||Law Reference Desk
|Reference Collection|| Reference Desk
Selected Multi-Volume Sets
Final Year Student Projects
Professional Examination Papers
Feedbacks and Suggestions
The library is pleased to announce that BrowZine for iPhone is available now! Not only iPad and Android tablet users but also iPhone users, who are current CityU staff and students, can now enjoy the convenience of browsing, reading and monitoring Library's scholarly journals subscribed from different publishers via a user friendly app.
Other updates about BrowZine include:
If you have not downloaded BrowZine yet, do try it now! Getting started is easy. From your tablet/iPhone, find BrowZine in the App Store, Google Play or Amazon Appstore and download it for free. You may refer to the BrowZine Quick Start Guide for the instruction on setting up BrowZine on your device and for an overview of the app features. To learn more, please visit:
For enquiries, please visit the Reference Desk, call 3442-6415 or email to email@example.com.
Effective from 24 June, 2014, the Library PIN will be delinked from students' Electronic ID Password.
When CityU students change their Electronic ID Password, the Library PIN will NOT be automatically changed accordingly.
All library users, including CityU students, can create and change their library PIN through the following page:
The library has subscribed to BrowZine, a new tablet application that allows current CityU staff and students to browse, read and monitor many of the library’s scholarly journals, in a format optimized for your iPad or Android tablet! Built to accompany your research needs, items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with RefWorks, Mendeley, Zotero, Dropbox or several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place.
To learn more, please take a look at this two-minute video "BrowZine on Campus":
With BrowZine, you can:
To learn more and start using BrowZine today, visit:
Getting started is easy! From your tablet, find BrowZine in the App Store, Google Play or Amazon Appstore and download it for free. When initially launching BrowZine, select "City University of Hong Kong" from the drop-down list of libraries. Enter your CityU ID Number and your Library PIN. Start exploring BrowZine! You may also refer to the BrowZine Quick Start Guide for an overview of the BrowZine features.
We hope you enjoy using BrowZine!Should you have further questions about using BrowZine, please visit the Reference Desk, call 3442-6415 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.