Monday, 16 July 2018

Penn Law's Global Women's Leadership Project (GWLP)

Under the auspices of Under Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, The Global Women's Leadership Project (GWLP) at Penn Law was created to provide a clearing house of information on laws that govern women's status in the family, as the first phase of the UN Women's Family Law database.

Penn Law’s Global Women’s Leadership Project (GWLP) aims to provide research for UNESCO and UN Women in support of their work on women, peace and justice and women’s human rights. 

For more information, please visit

The resource can also been found at our International Family Law's Research Guides and Useful Websites - International Law.

The Global Women's Leadership Project (GWLP) at Penn Law

Friday, 13 July 2018

Hong Kong e-Legislation (HKeL) Update

As of 1 July 2018, the Hong Kong e-Legislation (HKeL) has become the only government legislation website. The previous Bilingual Laws Information System ( has been discontinued.

CUHK's Law Library has created a guide to show you how to use HKeL, please visit:

Hong Kong e-Legislation (HKeL)

HKeL Guide by CUHK Law Library

Monday, 4 June 2018

InfoLit in Law and KEEP law courses

There are many free law courses offered at KEEP (Knowledge & Education Exchange Platform).
KEEP is:
  • A personalized educational portal for users to easily search, subscribe and access content from the KEEP Cloud Ecosystem.
  • Supporting the development of innovative teaching and learning with cutting-edge technology.
  • Uncovering the most relevant results from different education resources.
To register/sign up for a course, please create your personal login first.
You may search "law" in KEEPSearch under "Courses" or KEEPCourse, and you will find a wide variety of courses that are related to the subject of Law. The courses are basically free of charge and offered by local and overseas universities.

CityU has created a literacy course named Discipline Module: InfoLit in Law. If you are not familiar with legal research in Hong Kong (and some steps also apply in legal research in general), you are highly recommended to join this Module. This Module is very useful and clearly laid out, and contains videos and quiz etc to help you start with legal research .

KEEP Law-related courses

Discipline Module: InfoLit in Law

Friday, 1 June 2018

InfoLit for U: Information Literacy MOOC

About InfoLit for U: Information Literacy MOOC
Do you know what is the most critical skill to a successful university study, conduct outstanding research, and your future careers?

It is all related to an important competence: Information Literacy (InfoLit, IL).
InfoLit for U, a self-paced, non-credit bearing MOOC designed by the library of all 8 UGC-funded universities in Hong Kong, is suitable for students in all years of undergraduate study.

Structure of this MOOC (1.5 - 2 hours per module)
The focal and the disciplinary modules of this MOOC are designed to help you become analytical, wise, and creative information user for effective learning at the university and tackle professional challenges after graduation.

Focal Module
In the focal module "Not only search skills: What is InfoLit for U study & career?"you will learn how to use information for university-level inquiry works through 5 sections:
  • Think & plan the "Info Needs" of your research
  • Don't find answers: Search for ideas to develop ideas
  • Not just filter: Evaluate ideas to form new ideas
  • Never list them: Connect ideas to create your own idea
  • Stay hungry: Join & learn from communities 
Discipline modules
The 8 discipline-related elective modules, each designed by our participating university respectively, dive deeper into the journey and help you find, evaluate, and create high-quality outputs for tasks relate to the following disciplines:
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Business & Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Sciences
  • Law
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
Furthermore, you can obtain an achievement certificate issued by this MOOC if you successfully complete the “Check your understanding” questions of [the focal module +  at least 1 of the discipline-related modules] with 70% or above correct rate.

This course is for all university students,as well as senior secondary students who want a smooth transition to learn at the university.
There is no entry requirement.

For more information, please visit:

InfoLit for U

Thursday, 31 May 2018

New Trends and Indicators of Research Impact and Engagement

A seminar on new tools for evaluating research impact will be co-organized by the Library and ORKTS. It will cover the current landscape of impact evaluation, research communication, and introduce the Altmetric Explorer and Altmetric Attention Score which provide metrics of other research impact beyond traditional citation-based one.

Date: 6 June 2018 (Wednesday)

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

  • What are altmetrics and how to use them?
  • What are the advantages, limitations, and issues of using altmetrics?
  • What are the benefits for researchers and institutions?
  • Demonstration on Altmetric.
Speaker: Ms. Kathy Christian, CEO of Altmetric
Language: English
Audience: All CUHK staff and postgraduates
Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library
Registration: Online Registration Form
Enquiries: Email to 

Monday, 28 May 2018

Final Report of the Consultants on the Comprehensive Review of Legal Education and Training in Hong Kong

The Final Report of the Consultants on the Comprehensive Review of Legal Education and Training in Hong Kong, and other reports and papers are available here:  

The Final Report of the Consultants on the Comprehensive Review of Legal Education and Training in Hong Kong

Monday, 16 April 2018

Candies available at the CUHK Library

Good Luck For Your Exams!

Relax and take a short break! Free candies are available at the helpdesks of the CUHK Library during examination time.

Top Tips for the Upcoming Exams:

Candies at the LRC