Monday, 18 March 2019

The Ricci Dictionary of Chinese Law Online

The Law Library has recently subscribed to The Ricci Dictionary of Chinese Law Online.

The dictionary is developed by the Ricci Association since 2006; it is the very first trilingual dictionary on Chinese law. The dictionary includes approximately 24,000 Chinese legal terms translated to English and French, and contains 20 branches, including Ancient Law, Administrative Law, Admiralty Law, Banking and Financial Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Company Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Environmental Law, Institutions, Insurance Law, International Private Law, International Public Law, International Trade Law, IP Law, Jurisprudence, Labour Law, Procedure, and Tax Law.

CUHK users can find the dictionary from the A-Z Databases: Encyclopedias & Dictionaries list. Users can enter their search terms in English, Chinese or Pinyin in the search box.

A-Z Databases: Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
The Ricci Dictionary of Chinese Law Online

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

LegalTrac Database Guide

LegalTrac database guide has been created. Please visit our Law Library homepage:

A-Z Databases: Law


Friday, 14 December 2018

HeinOnline - Part VII International Human Rights Law Institute Publications

HeinOnline has recently introduced a subcollection, Part VII International Human Rights Law Institute Publications, to the Foreign & International Law Resources Database.

The new subcollection contains dozens of titles including:
  • Compilation of Legislative Laws and Regulations of Select Arab Legal Systems
  • Demand Dynamics: The Forces of Demand in Global Sex Trafficking
  • International Extradition: United States Law and Practice
  • International Instruments on Human Rights
  • Legal Terminology Glossary
  • Public Freedoms and Democracy
  • Report on the Yugoslavia War Crimes Database Project
Apart from the above titles, CUHK Library users can also access the following titles in our HeinOnline subscription:

Part VII International Human Rights Law Institute Publications

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Support for your Upcoming Exams

The examinations will begin soon! Below are some tips to help you prepare.
Plan Your Study TimeMake your study schedule practical, flexible and realistic.  Your Library provides over 4,000 seats for your quiet study during the daytime.  The Library has also implemented the following special arrangements.
The Chung Chi Elizabeth Moore Library is open to 2 am. (26 Nov – 20 Dec)
Its Late Reading Room opens as follows,
  • Monday to Friday: 9:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. (next day)
  • Saturday to Sunday: 6:30 pm (Sat) - 9:00 am (the following Mon)
Late Reading Room in New Asia College Ch’ien Mu Library is open 24 hours. (23 Nov – 21 Dec)
Lower Ground Floor of United College Wu Chung Library is open 24 hours.
The Ground Floor of the UL New Extension is open 24 hours and designated as a silent study zone at night. (26 Nov – 20 Dec)

Make use of the 24-hour study facilities
University Library:  
The Learning Garden is open 24 hours, with more than 700 study seats available. The Ground Floor mentioned above and the Quiet Study Zone in the Learning Garden at night are designated for silent individual study.
Branch Libraries and WMY Learning Commons
Architecture Library (open 24 hours for School of Architecture staff and students)
Li Ping Medical Library at Prince of Wales Hospital
Learning Commons at 6th Floor of Wu Ho Man Yuan (WMY) Building

Find a comfortable seat that works for you!
* Please be considerate and help to keep the study places clean.

Make use of Library Materials
The Library has rich resources for your examination preparation.

Past Exam Papers
Go through the past exam papers to review what kind of questions have been set in the past and the relationship between the questions and the course content.

CUHK Examination Papers Database:

If you need help with finding exam papers please check out our brief guide to using the Exam Database at

Library Guide on Exam Skills
Have a look at the library guide on exam skills ( to get more information and resources on exam-taking strategies.

Study in Groups
Teamwork and collaborative learning can be fun and useful.  Bubble Group Study Rooms in the Learning Garden and Group Study Rooms in Learning Commons are open 24 hours during the exam.

Take Short Breaks to Relax
Take a short break and play chess in the Chess and Games area in the Learning Garden if you feel bored or cannot concentrate on your study. To restore your willpower, have a hot beverage and some snacks in the Refreshment Zone.
Still feeling stressed? The following may help:

Dr. Dog Final Exam Visit
Date: 27 & 30 November
Time: 1-2pm
Venue: Learning Garden, LG/F of University Library

Stress Management Workshop@YouTube:
(by Prof. Chan Sui Yin, Department of Psychology, CUHK and Director of Chanwuyi Research Center for Neuropsychological Well-being)

Relaxation techniques from Chanwuyi (禪武醫):
 (demonstrated by Prof. Chan Sui Yin)

Have Enough Sleep
Don’t forget to have enough sleep the night before the exam.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Kindle Reader Lending Service at LRC

Two Kindles are available at the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) for borrowing.

The Kindles include law-related book titles. If interested, please come to the LRC counter. 

Kindles available at LRC

24 book titles available

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Improving Postgraduate Learning (IPL) Courses offered by Library

Registration begins on 13 August 2018.

Discover Research Information at Your Discipline
The workshops for Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Science, Social Science, Law and Chinese Law will cover:
  • Key resources provided by the Library and free Internet resources for locating and accessing journal articles, conference proceedings, books, theses, multimedia materials, and other relevant information resources in each discipline
  • Hands-on training on effective advanced search techniques of e-resources
  • Highlights on ways of access to information sources in the campus libraries and beyond
Three courses for LAW: 
Group 8: Law (on CU Campus)
15 Sep (Sat) 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Group 9: Law (at Graduate Law Centre)
29 Sep (Sat) 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Venue: Classroom 4, Graduate Law Centre, 2/F, Bank of America Tower, Central
Group 10: Chinese Law
22 Sep (Sat) 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Venue: Classroom 4, Graduate Law Centre, 2/F, Bank of America Tower, Central

Managing and Creating Reference Citations with RefWorks
Mainly hands-on training, the workshop will cover:
  • Creating in-text references and bibliographies for papers using RefWorks, a campus-wide Bibliographic Management Tool maintained by the Library
  • Creating personal references database by importing references from online databases and other sources
  • Managing the references in the personal database
  • Introducing other citation tools supported by the Library such as Mendeley
22 Sep (Sat) 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
26 Sep (Wed) 7:00 p.m.  9:30 p.m.
Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library

Observing Intellectual Property and Copyright Law during Research
On-line course available on Blackboard
Compulsory for ALL RESEARCH postgraduate students

Medium of Instruction: English
Details and registration:

Thursday, 2 August 2018