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(updated on 28 May 2015) RSS


Library Adds E-journals from Taylor & Francis

The Library is pleased to announce that about 1,740 e-journals from Taylor & Francis are now available at your fingertips, 24/7 to support research activities in different areas.

Subject No. of e-journals
Business 110
Humanities & Social Sciences 1090
Science, Technology & Engineering 540

To explore this extensive e-journal collection, please visit the library web page E-Journals - Featured Collections and select "Taylor & Francis Online".

(28 May 2015)

Temporary Suspension of Hostel Bookdrop Service (Summer Term)

In view of the low usage of bookdrop during summer term and with an aim to better utilize library resources, the hostel bookdrop service will be suspended from 8 June (Monday) to 30 August 2015 (Sunday), both dates inclusive. Library users are encouraged to come back to the campus library to return their books during this period. Our bookdrop collection service will be resumed when Semester A of 2015/16 starts on 31 August 2015 (Monday).

We apologize for any inconvenience caused to the users.

(11 May 2015)

Library Opening and Counter Service Hours for Semester Break (Semester B, 2014/2015)

Please note that during the semester break, the opening and counter service hours of the Library will be as follows:

  Counter Service Hours Opening Hours
17 May 2015 Sun Closed 08:30 - 23:00
18 May 2015 Mon 08:30 - 20:00 08:30 - 23:00
19 - 21 May 2015 Tue - Thu 08:30 - 18:00 08:30 - 23:00
22 May 2015 Fri 08:30 - 20:00 08:30 - 23:00
23 May 2015 Sat 08:30 - 17:00 08:30 - 23:00
24 May 2015 Sun Closed 08:30 - 23:00
25 May 2015* Mon Closed 08:30 - 23:00
26 - 28 May 2015 Tue - Thu 08:30 - 18:00 08:30 - 23:00
29 May 2015 Fri 08:30 - 20:00 08:30 - 23:00
30 May 2015 Sat 08:30 - 17:00 08:30 - 23:00
31 May 2015 Sun Closed 08:30 - 23:00
1 Jun 2015 Mon 08:30 - 20:00 08:30 - 23:00
2 - 4 Jun 2015 Tue - Thu 08:30 - 18:00 08:30 - 23:00
5 Jun 2015 Fri 08:30 - 20:00 08:30 - 23:00
6 Jun 2015 Sat 08:30 - 17:00 08:30 - 23:00
7 Jun 2015 Sun Closed 08:30 - 23:00

* Public Holiday

From 8 June 2015 (Monday) onwards, the regular Library opening and counter service hours will resume.

(4 May 2015)

Si Ku Quan Shu Reading Room 四庫全書閱覽室 is Now Open

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To provide a better space and ambience for the study of Chinese classics, Si Ku Quan Shu 四庫全書 in particular, the Library has turned part of the 2nd floor into a Si Ku Quan Shu Reading Room 四庫全書閱覽室.

The opening hours of the room are the same as the Library's. It is accessible by all valid CityU Library users, but priority is given to those who use the collection housed in the room.

To find out more about the Si Ku Quan Shu Reading Room, visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/collect/skqs/.

Enquiries & assistance:
Circulation Counter, Library; Phone 3442-8316; Email lbasprs@cityu.edu.hk

(1 Apr 2015)

Coin-operated Photocopier - Termination of Service (15 April 2015)

In view of the low usage of coin-operated photocopiers, the Library will withdraw the coin-operated photocopier with effect from 15 April 2015.

Users are therefore recommended to use Octopus-operated photocopiers in Library.

(31 Mar 2015)

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 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.

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)