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Finding Business / Company Information – An Information Skills Workshop @CityU Library

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The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming workshop, Introduction to Finding Business / Company Information. In this workshop, participants will explore a range of Library and web based resources to find credible business information.

Points covered include how to find:

  • Information on a business topic or a company
  • Company, industry and market reports
  • Case studies

The workshop also includes points for evaluating business information available on the web.

All staff and students are welcome!

Date and time: 4 February 2020 (Tuesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction: English

Participants will be able to have hands-on practice.

To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/. Please note that the Library reserves the right to cancel any session due to low enrolment.

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!

(22 Jan 2020)

Couplets Writing 2020

(17 Jan 2020)

Library Opening and Counter Service Hours during Lunar New Year Break (24 - 30 January 2020)

Please note below the Library hours during the coming Lunar New Year Break:

Opening Hours

24 January (Fri) : 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
25 - 27 January (Sat - Mon) : Closed
28 - 30 January (Tue - Thu) : 8:30 am - 11:00 pm

Counter Service Hours

24 January (Fri) : 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
25 - 28 January (Sat - Tue) : Closed
29 - 30 January (Wed - Thu) : 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

From 31 January 2020 (Friday) onwards, the regular Library opening and counter service hours will resume.

(15 Jan 2020)

Library Service Counters – Change of Opening Hours

Starting from Semester B (13 January 2020), the opening hours of the Library service counters will be slightly adjusted as follows:

Counter(s) Mon - Fri Sat Sun
Term Time
Circulation Counter / IT Help Desk /
Information Space Service Counter
8:30 am - 10:00 pm 8:30 am - 6:00 pm 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
Law & Reference Help Desk 8:30 am - 10:00 pm 9:00 am - 6:00 pm 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
 
Term Break
Circulation Counter / IT Help Desk /
Information Space Service Counter
8:30 am - 7:00 pm 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Closed
Law & Reference Help Desk 8:30 am - 7:00 pm 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed

The Library opening hours remain unchanged.

In the upcoming Lunar New Year Break, the Library will be closed on these dates:

  • 25 Jan 2020 (Sat) [Lunar New Year's Day]
  • 26 Jan 2020 (Sun) [2nd day of Lunar New Year]
  • 27 Jan 2020 (Mon) [3rd day of Lunar New Year]
(9 Jan 2020)

Using Scopus Database – An Information Skills Workshop @CityU Library

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Working on a literature review? Need to find high quality research for your assignment? Want to identify the most highly cited articles in your field?

Join our Scopus workshop to find out how this powerful multi-disciplinary database can make finding high impact research simple.

Date and time: 17 January 2020 (Fri), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
27 February 2020 (Fri), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction: English

All sessions are identical. Participants will be able to have hands-on practice.

To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/. Please note that the Library reserves the right to cancel any session due to low enrolment.

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!

(6 Jan 2020)

CityU Library - Partial Opening for Current Students & Staff

Partial Opening Time (till 12 Jan 2020)

Please note that the Library will be partially* opened to current CityU students and staff with the opening hours and service arrangement as follows:

Library / Counter(s) Mon - Fri Sat Sun
Library (except Oval Area, Leisure Corner & Humanities Academy) 8:30 am - 11:00 pm 8:30 am - 11:00 pm 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Circulation Counter / Semi-closed Collection / Media Resources Collection / IT Help Desk Service 8:30 am - 7:00 pm 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Closed
Law & Reference Help Desk 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Closed Closed
Oval Area, Leisure Corner, Humanities Academy & Information Space Service Counter* Closed until further notice Closed until further notice Closed until further notice

*Some of the areas where repair works are still carrying out will be closed for the time being and will be re-opened as soon as possible. Users may contact Library staff at the Circulation Counter to retrieve books/items located in areas which are temporarily not accessible.

Alumni Library Card holders, JULAC Card holders, as well as other library card holders CANNOT access the university campus at this stage until further notice.

Pickup of Requested CityU Library Materials / HKALL Books / Interlibrary Loan Materials

Users may pick up requested books during Circulation Counter service hours.

Requested books having a pickup date before 16 December 2019 have been returned to the owning libraries or original locations. Users may have to re-submit the book requests again as appropriate.

Return of Library Materials

Staff and students who can access the campus may put library books and DVDs into the bookdrops near the library exit outside the Library or at student residence. For alumni / JULAC users / others, please pass the library materials to the security guards at the entrance of the campus.

For users residing outside Hong Kong, they may also consider returning materials to us via postal mail or courier.

Postal Address:

Book Return, AS,
Library
Yeung Kin Man Academic Building
City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon, Hong Kong
China

Revised Due Date of Library Materials

The due date of all library items** which falls between Nov 9, 2019 and 19 Jan 2020 will be extended to 20 Jan 2020. Overdue charges incurred during this period will be waived.

** Excluding recalled books, books in Semi-closed Collection, ILL books, and media reserve. For these items, no overdue charges will be incurred if they can be returned by 20 Jan 2020 (a week after Sem B starts).

Please ignore all automatically generated overdue notices sent by the Library during this period.

However, normal due dates & overdue fines will be applied for items borrowed from the Library after 15 Dec 2019.

Inquiries

Please write to us at lbasprs@cityu.edu.hk or call us at 3442-8316 (Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm).

Thank you for your attention.

(6 Jan 2020)

EndNote Basics – An Information Skills Workshop @CityU Library

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EndNote is a citation management software tool that you can use to store and manage references, and insert in-text citations and a bibliography when writing academic papers.

In this session, users will learn how to:

  • Create a personal EndNote library of searchable references
  • Add references to your library from various sources including CityU LibraryFind and Google Scholar
  • Organize references in your library for easy retrieval
  • Insert citations into a Word document in a preferred style
  • Register for an EndNote Online account and view some of its major features
Date and time: 14 January 2020 (Tue), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
21 January 2020 (Tue), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
6 February 2020 (Thu), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction: English

All sessions are identical. Participants will be able to have hands-on practice.

To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/. Please note that the Library reserves the right to cancel any session due to low enrolment.

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!

(31 Dec 2019)

Using Library Resources for Newcomers – An Information Skills Workshop @CityU Library

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Come and explore CityU LibraryFind, the Library search platform, in a 45-minute workshop. All staff and students are welcome!

In this workshop, you will explore the features of CityU LibraryFind, and get practical tips on how to:

  • Find books, media, course reserves, articles, etc.
  • Improve your search results
  • View results and access full text
  • Request and renew items
  • Manage your Library Account, and more
Date and time: 6 January 2020 (Mon), 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
7 January 2020 (Tue), 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
8 January 2020 (Wed), 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction: English

All sessions are identical. Participants will be able to have hands-on practice.

To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/. Please note that the Library reserves the right to cancel any session due to low enrolment.

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 Dec 2019)

[CANCELLED] 古籍文獻資源推廣專題講座 - 《遐邇貫珍》傳西學珍貴史料此中尋

Please note that the seminar《遐邇貫珍》傳西學珍貴史料此中尋 (20 Nov 2019) has been CANCELLED.

(12 Nov 2019)

Shanxi Winter Service Learning Trip (3 - 10 January 2020)

Online Registration: AIMS >Student Services >Central Repository on Student Development Activities (CRESDA) System> Select Student Development Activities

(12 Nov 2019)

<Stars Without A Heaven: Children in the Holocaust> Exhibition extended

We are pleased to announce that the Exhibition <Stars Without A Heaven: Children in the Holocaust> will be extended until 14 November 2019. For members of the public, please register to visit the exhibition on arrival at the Run Run Shaw Library.

(30 Oct 2019)

[Change of Time & Venue] Life Writing and History Workshop

Please be informed that the time of the “Life Writing and History Workshop” on 26 Oct 2019 has been changed from 2pm to 10am. And the venue has been changed to G5-215, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building at City University of Hong Kong.

If you would like to join the workshop, please register here: https://forms.gle/bE4TGBddCdThuT3o6

Please note that you are NOT required to register again due to the time and venue change.

(21 Oct 2019)

Life Writing and History Workshop

Please register here: https://forms.gle/bE4TGBddCdThuT3o6

(17 Oct 2019)

The SS Bokhara & The Fisher Island Lighthouse

The SS Bokhara & The Fisher Island Lighthouse
(Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections)

Special Guest Lecture by Dr Stephen Davies (University of Hong Kong)

On the 10th of October 1892, the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company’s SS Bokhara shipwrecked off the coast of the Penghu Islands. Leaving from Shanghai for Hong Kong two days before, she ran into an unforeseen typhoon, taking down 125 people on board with only 23 survivors. Discovered by local fishermen, the rescued passengers and crew were taken to the Penghu’s main town.

A message from the Fisher Island Lighthouse about victims led to a series of events resulting in the rescue of the Bokhara’s survivors, who were taken to Anping in Taiwan.

The shipwreck of the SS Bokhara and the rescue from Fisher Island Lighthouse open a window onto a vast range of aspects of 19th century life in Asia. This includes the creation of an obelisk memorial, built in Hong Kong and sent to Sand Island, commemorating the victims from the wreck.

This lecture will introduce you to archived records and old newspaper documents from the 19th century which are critical to understanding the sequence of events before and after the wreck of the SS Bokhara and the rescue from Fisher Island Lighthouse. Subject Specialist Dr Stephen Davies will help participants identify primary sources relating to the 1892 shipwreck.

Dr Stephen Davies has been in Hong Kong on and off since 1947. After serving in the British Royal Navy and Royal Marines, he taught at the University of Hong Kong (1974-1989). In 2005, Dr Davies opened and ran the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, in Stanley. In 2013, he returned to HKU, where he researches Hong Kong’s maritime past.

Date: 22 October 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Venue: User Education Room, CityU Library
Guest Speaker: Dr Stephen Davies (University of Hong Kong)
Moderator: Mr Ivan Yeung Wang-tung (LT, CityU)

All are welcome to join the lecture! For more information, please contact Ms Sandy Lee 3442 6582 or lbsandy@cityu.edu.hk.

(17 Oct 2019)

[Change of Time] Opening Ceremony of Exhibition <Stars Without A Heaven: Children in the Holocaust>

Please be informed that the starting time of the Opening Ceremony on 16 Oct 2019 has been changed from 7:00pm to 4:00pm.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.

(10 Oct 2019)

<Stars Without A Heaven: Children in the Holocaust> Exhibition

(24 Sep 2019)