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: http://easyaccess.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/login?url=http://library.cuhk.edu.hk:81/

If you need help with finding exam papers please check out our brief guide to using the Exam Database at https://youtu.be/5P2nJg8v6xI

Library Guide on Exam Skills
Have a look at the library guide on exam skills (http://libguides.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/c.php?g=549209&p=3836452) 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ljl0Sc0EAY&list=PLZHi9kYrvfMLkewAEZPDX-...
(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): http://www.chanwuyi.org/video
 (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: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/clear/prodev/ipl.html

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Top Tips for Postgraduates


For more information, please visit: http://lib.cuhk.edu.hk/en/information/postgraduates

Friday, 27 July 2018

Video on How to Find Journal Articles for China Legal Research

Video on How to Find Journal Articles for China Legal Research has been created. In the video, you will learn how to find journal articles for China Legal Research using HeinOnline, Westlaw Next and China Journal Net.

Please visit our Law Database Guides: Chinese Law Database Comparison Guide: https://libguides.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/law/infoguide/database/chilawcompare

Law Database Guides: Chinese Law Database Comparison Guide

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 https://www.law.upenn.edu/international/global-womens-leadership-project/

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 (http://blis.gov.hk) has been discontinued.

CUHK's Law Library has created a guide to show you how to use HKeL, please visit: https://libguides.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/law/infoguide/database/hkel

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: https://edx.keep.edu.hk/courses/course-v1:UGCULibs+IL1001+2017_01/about

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 research@lib.cuhk.edu.hk


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: http://www.sclet.gov.hk/eng/pub.htm  

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: http://www.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/en/about/news/ls-exam-tips-201804

Candies at the LRC

Friday, 6 April 2018

Research Poster Exhibition 2018

The third Research Poster Exhibition organized by the Library from 9 to 24 May 2018 for CUHK postgraduate students with support from The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) is calling for poster abstracts.

The event aims at facilitating postgraduate students to present their own research to the broader university community, and providing participants opportunities to enhance their poster presentation skills.

Besides displaying their posters, participants will present their research to a panel of judges to compete for three Best Poster Presentation prizes.

All postgraduate students are invited to submit poster abstracts of their own research by 18 Apr and note the following details:

  9 May (Wed) 3:00 p.m. to 24 May (Thu)

Oral Presentation by Participants & Prize Presentation Ceremony for Best Posters:
   16 May (Wed) 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Key Dates for Entry:
  Deadline for submission of poster abstracts: 18 Apr (Wed)
  Notification of selection results: 24 Apr (Tue)
  Deadline for submission of posters: 30 Apr (Mon)

Abstract Submission: Complete the Online Submission Form

Prizes of Best Poster Presentation:
·    Champion: $500 book coupon
·    1st Runner-up: $300 book coupon
·    2nd Runner-up: $200 book coupon

Venue: Reading Area next to Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library
Enquiries: 3943 9754 / research@lib.cuhk.edu.hk

For details and poster guidelines, please refer to the Research Poster Exhibition webpage

Research Poster Exhibition May 9-24, 2018