e-Bulletin (Jul 2021, Issue 147)

Featured Resources for Faculty of Humanities

The database is a series of digital archive collections sourced from the Second Historical Archives of China, the British Library, the British Colonial Office, and others. It provides essential and valuable primary sources such as despatches, letters, telegrams and photos. The following collections are made available through the Library homepage:

China and the Modern World

As the longest-lasting commercial newspapers in modern China, Shun Pao is probably one of the most well-known and influential newspapers published in Chinese language. The database covers the entire run of the newspapers from 1872 to 1949, which you can find invaluable insights into the cultural, economic, political, military, and diplomatic development in China.

申報 Shun Pao

Are you worried about taking the IELTS test? You can make use of this resource to improve your English and get tips for taking the exam! Join the online preparation course with 30 hours of study materials, including exam technique and full practice tests. Also, You can explore the two additional preparation modules on the speaking and writing components of the exam.

NetLanguages: IELTS Preparation

Prepared by the British Council and Clarity English, this online preparation course includes 120 hours of study materials, including sample videos, practice zones, teacher tutorials, timed practice tests and more. Road to IELTS will help you achieve a better performance in the IELTS exam!

Road to IELTS


Media Resources

Icons. Episode 7, Artists & writers

“This episode sees actress Lily Cole examine four of the 20th century's greatest artists and writers. Lily explores the lives of Pablo Picasso, Virginia Woolf, Alfred Hitchcock and Andy Warhol - finding out what inspired their most celebrated works, and why they still resonate today.” -- from Alexander Street website

Icons. Episode 7, Artists & writers

Rituals (natural history). 1, Circle of life

“Incredible ceremonies to mark birth, marriage and death. In the Amazon, a Kayapo family performs rituals to protect a baby from their ancestors' spirits. Modern teenagers in China take part in an ancient match-making festival to find love. A Tuareg couple return to their desert roots for their wedding day. And in Indonesia, the Torajan people stage the most elaborate funerals on Earth. At every turn, rituals connect us with our ancestors in an endless circle of life.” -- from Alexander Street website

Rituals (natural history). 1, Circle of life

New Additions & Trial Databases

Trial Databases:

IUPAC Standards Online

[Expiry: 31 Dec 2021]
It is a database created by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) covering international standards and recommendations extracted from Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry.

JSTOR journal and primary sources temporary expanded access

[Expiry: 30 Jun 2022]
To support libraries during the COVID-19 crisis, JSTOR has opened up free access to all Archive Journal Collections, Thematic Collections and Primary Sources Collections.

Nursing Reference Center Plus

[Expiry: 30 Jun 2022]
This evidence-based reference tool provides clinical resources to nurses, directly at point-of-care. It covers nursing skills with videos, management topics, care plans and more.