Thursday, 23 November 2017

Cambridge Law Reports

The Law Library has subscribed to the Cambridge Law Reports.

"Cambridge Law Reports offers fast and easy access to key reports, including the content of the leading International Law Reports series.
The database provides users with extensive search options and a unique browse feature to quickly find required content using variables such as keyword, the parties involved, judge's name, court or year of case.
The database also includes a personal folder for saving key cases and searches, enabling users to go straight to the relevant information. Customisable alerts provide updates as and when new content is added in specific areas of interest."

CUHK users can access the reports via A-Z Database List by Law or search by title in LibrarySearch.

Cambridge Law Reports

Monday, 20 November 2017

Top Tips for the Upcoming Exams

The examinations will begin soon! Below are some tips to help you prepare.

1. Plan Your Study Time
Make 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 24 hours. (Nov 27 – Dec 21)  
Its Late Reading Room opens as follows,
·         Moday 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 Rooms in New Asia College Ch’ien Mu Library and United College Wu Chung Multimedia Library are open 24 hours. (Nov 23 – Dec 22)
The Ground Floor of the UL New Extension is open 24 hours and designated as a silent study zone at night. (Nov 27 – Dec 21)
Make use of the 24-hour study facilities
University Library:  The Learning Garden is open 24 hours, with more than 850 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.
2. 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.
If you need help with finding exam papers please check out our short video on using the Exam Database at

3. Study in Groups
Teamwork and collaborative learning can be fun and useful.  Bubble Group Study Rooms in the Learning Garden are open 24 hours during the exam.
4. 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.

5. 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:
(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)
6. Adequate Sleep
Don’t forget to have enough sleep the night before the exam. 

Monday, 13 November 2017

ICLR (The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting) New Platform

The old ICLR platform ( has been ceased updating new content from Sep 15, 2017 although users can still search cases, legislation etc on it. The new platform named ICLR. 3 ( been operating since Sep 15, 2017.

CUHK users can access new ICLR via our library homepage or A-Z Database List by Law.
For more details on how to use ICLR, please go to our Database Guide.