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e-Bulletin (Dec 2021, Issue 152)

Featured Resources for School of Hotel and Tourism Management

Travel restrictions may remain in place for a while, but this should never stop us from exploring the lifestyle, food, and culture in this resilient and adaptable city.

WGSN is the leading online trend analysis and research service providing creative and business intelligence for the style, design, and retail industries.

The City by City module from WGSN covers the latest retail and brands by city. Featured reports:
WGSN City by City
Explore more databases for hotel, tourism, and event management research here.
 

Media Resources

South Downs National Park: how branding can transform tourism marketing

“This case study considers the branding success of the South Downs National Park to illuminate the importance of place branding in the tourism industry.” – HS Talk

South Downs National Park: how branding can transform tourism marketing


舌尖上的外賣

"從一個飯盒,講述中國人如何食得瘋狂。近年來,中國的外賣APPS大熱,無論任何時刻,食客只要打開手機,按個條碼,馬上就有熱騰騰的餐點送到府上。人們不用走遍大江南北,也可以品嚐各式佳餚美饌。數據技術開發更將外賣市場帶上雲端,北京成功測試用「無人車」送外賣,為客戶提供24小時全天候「即叫即送」的服務。無人車、無人飛機,在不久或會成為另一支外賣速遞員奇兵!舌尖上的中國,從此,起了翻天覆地的變化。"-- RTHK Website


舌尖上的外賣

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.

e-Bulletin (Nov 2021, Issue 151)

2021 Nobel Laureates and Their Selected Books/Book Chapters/Journal Articles/Proceedings are Held in the Library

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021:
Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann “for the physical modelling of Earth's climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming”.
Giorgio Parisi “for the discovery of the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems from atomic to planetary scales”.

Title

Call No.

Author

Publication Year

 
  1. Assessing temperature pattern projections made in 1989

Stouffer, Ronald J and Manabe, Syukuro

2017

 

  1. Beyond global warming : how numerical models revealed the secrets of climate change

Manabe, Syukuro and Anthony J. Broccoli

2020

Beyond global warming : how numerical models revealed the secrets of climate change

  1. Detecting and responding to climate change

Hasselmann, Klaus

2013

 

  1. On the warming in the tropical upper troposphere: Models versus observations

Fu, Qiang; Manabe, Syukuro and Johanson, Celeste M

2011

 

  1. Quantum mechanics

Auletta, Gennaro; Fortunato, Mauro and Parisi, Giorgio

2009

Quantum mechanics

  1. Role of greenhouse gas in climate change

Manabe, Syukuro

2019

 

  1. Simulating animal spirits in actor-based environmental models

Hasselmann, Klaus and Kovalevsky, Dmitry V

2013

 

  1. The climate change game

Hasselmann, Klaus

2010

 

  1. The Marginally Stable Bethe Lattice Spin Glass Revisited

Parisi, Giorgio

2017

 

  1. Theory of simple glasses : exact solutions in infinite dimensions

Parisi, Giorgio etc.

2020

Theory of simple glasses : exact solutions in infinite dimensions

  1. Wave dynamics and radio probing of the ocean surface

Phillips, O. M. and Hasselmann, Klaus

1986

 

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2021:
Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan “for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis”.

Title

Call No.

Author

Publication Year

 
  1. Asymmetric Counteranion-Directed Catalysis: Concept, Definition, and Applications

Mahlau, Manuel and List, Benjamin

2013

Asymmetric Counteranion-Directed Catalysis: Concept, Definition, and Applications

  1. Asymmetric organocatalysis

List, Benjamin

2010

Asymmetric organocatalysis

  1. Catalytic Asymmetric Reductive Condensation of N-H Imines: Synthesis of C2-Symmetric Secondary Amines

Wakchaure, Vijay N and List, Benjamin

2016

 

  1. Merging Photoredox Catalysis with Organocatalysis: The Direct Asymmetric Alkylation of Aldehydes

Nicewicz, David A and MacMillan, David W. C

2008

 

  1. The Organic Approach to Asymmetric Catalysis

List, Benjamin and Yang, Jung Woon

2006

 

  1. The advent and development of organocatalysis

MacMillan, David W. C

2008

The advent and development of organocatalysis

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2021:
David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian “for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch”.

Title

Call No.

Author

Publication Year

 
  1. A hot new channel

Bandell, Michael and Patapoutian, Ardem

2012

A hot new channel

  1. A Neuropeptide Courier for [delta]-Opioid Receptors?

Julius, David and Basbaum, Allan I

2005

 

  1. Channels Flies feel your pain

Patapoutian, Ardem and Macpherson, Lindsey J

2010

 

  1. Fire in the hole: pore dilation of the capsaicin receptor TRPV1

Bautista, Diana and Julius, David

2008

 

  1. Getting a grip on touch receptors

Marshall, Kara and Patapoutian, Ardem

2020

 

  1. Irritant-evoked activation and calcium modulation of the TRPA1 receptor

Zhao, Jianhua ; Lin King, John V ; Paulsen, Candice E ; Cheng, Yifan and Julius, David

2020

Irritant-evoked activation and calcium modulation of the TRPA1 receptor

  1. Receptor-targeting mechanisms of pain-causing toxins: How ow?

Bohlen, Christopher J and Julius, David

2012

 

  1. Nociceptors: The sensors of the pain pathway

Dubin, Adrienne E and Patapoutian, Ardem

2010

 

  1. Scratching the surface: a role of pain-sensing TRPA1 in itch

Patapoutian, Ardem and Xiao, Bailong

2011

Scratching the surface: a role of pain-sensing TRPA1 in itch

  1. Transient receptor potential channels: targeting pain at the source

Woolf, Clifford J; Patapoutian, Ardem and Tate, Simon

2009

 

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2021
Abdulrazak Gurnah "for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents".

Title

Call No.

Author

Publication Year

 
  1. Admiring silence

Gurnah, Abdulrazak

1996

Admiring silence

  1. Dottie

Gurnah, Abdulrazak

1990

 

  1. Pilgrims way

Gurnah, Abdulrazak

1988

Pilgrims way

The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2021
David Card "for his empirical contributions to labour economics".
Joshua D. Angrist and Guido W. Imbens“for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships”.

Title

Call No.

Author

Publication Year

 
  1. Estimation of Causal Effects using Propensity Score Weighting: An Application to Data on Right Heart Catheterization

Hirano, Keisuke and Imbens, Guido W

2001

 

  1. Handbook of labor economics

Ashenfelter, Orley. and David Card

2010

Handbook of labor economics

  1. Introduction: a good start?: Determinants of initial labor market success

Card, David E

2019

 

  1. Introduction: Labor Markets and Public Policies in the United States and Canada

Card, David and Oreopoulos, Philip

2019

 

  1. Matching on the estimated propensity score

Abadie, Alberto and Imbens, Guido W

2016

 

  1. Mastering "metrics" : the path from cause to effect

Angrist, Joshua David and Jörn-Steffen Pischke

2015

Mastering metrics: the path from cause to effect

  1. Mostly harmless econometrics : an empiricist's companion

Angrist, Joshua David and Jörn-Steffen Pischke

2009

Mostly harmless econometrics: an empiricist's companion

  1. Unions and wage inequality: The roles of gender, skill and public sector employment

Card, David ; Lemieux, Thomas and Craig Riddell, W

2020

 

  1. The perils of peer effects

Angrist, Joshua D

2014

 

  1. The State of Applied Econometrics: Causality and Policy Evaluation

Athey, Susan and Imbens, Guido W

2017

 

The Nobel Peace Prize 2021
Maria Ressa and Dmitry Andreyevich Muratov "for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace".

Title

Call No.

Author

Publication Year

 
  1. Don’t let the virus infect democracy

Ressa, Maria

2020

Don't let the virus infect democracy

  1. From Bin Laden To Facebook: 10 Days Of Abduction, 10 Years Of Terrorism

Ressa, Maria

2013

From Bin Laden To Facebook: 10 Days Of Abduction, 10 Years Of Terrorism

  1. Women journalists face escalating violence online. We should know

Ressa, Maria and Julie Posetti

2021

 

New Additions

New Additions: audio visual materials, booksjournals and PolyU Reads.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 .

e-Bulletin (Oct 2021, Issue 150)

Featured Resources for School of Design

Grove Art Online by Oxford Art Online

Do you want to explore the master pieces housed at The Centre Pompidou and The Louvre, or learn more about the well-known artists like Salvador Dalí and Francis Picabia?

Try Grove Art Online! It is a part of Oxford Art Online database which provides more than 45,000 encyclopaedia entries covering all aspects of Western and non-Western visual art. It also includes 130,000 colour images of the art works housed at various art museums, and 21,000 biographies of the artists around the world. You can search by the artist name, for example, Salvador Dali, and see all his background information and the images of some of his art works.

If you wish to cite the information found in Grove Art Online, simply click the “Cite” button of each article, then you can either download the citation file to your Reference Management Tools, or copy the generated citation to your paper.
 

Grove Art Online

 
 

Kanopy – a video streaming platform

Kanopy is a streaming video resource with a collection of films on every subject imaginable and from leading producers such as Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, New Day Films, HBO California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, PBS, BBC, First Run Features, The Video Project, Media Education Foundation and Documentary Education Resources.
 

Kanopy

 
 

Media Resources

Design is one: Lella & Massimo Vignelli

“Italian-born Massimo and Lella Vignelli are among the world's most influential designers. Throughout their long career, their motto has been, 'If you can't find it, design it.' The work covers such a broad spectrum that one could say the Vignellis are known by everybody, even those who don't know their names. From graphics to interiors to products and corporate identities, the film brings us into the work and everyday moments of the Vignellis' world, capturing their intelligence and creativity, as well as their humanity, warmth, and humor.” – from the webpage.

Design is one : Lella & Massimo Vignelli


設計和設計師的價值 = The value of design

"你有否想過, 從小如髮夾, 到大如建築物, 背後也有其設計概念? 設計與日常生活息息相關. 優秀的設計恆久, 美觀, 方便, 甚至可以提升事物的價值, 而一切的設計都源自設計師的腦袋. 今集《大學問》請來殿堂級設計師陳幼堅先生, 他曾先後獲得超過600個中外奬項, 無數作品早已成為香港人共有的回憶. 他的工作除了平面設計, 更涉獵室內設計和藝術創作, 可謂一位多元化的創意人. 其作品融會了中國工藝及現代設計技巧, 形象鮮明, 因而蜚聲國際藝壇. 節目中, 陳幼堅除了分享了他的設計之路和美學觀, 更會以廣為人知的'品牌醫生'身份, 向觀眾分享過去以設計挽救企業的故事. 兩位年輕出色設計師陳凱納及梁展邦, 也會就香港設計未來發展與教育加入討論, 與大師進行跨世代對話, 交換意見."--RTHK Website.


設計和設計師的價值 = The value of design

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.

e-Bulletin (Sept 2021, Issue 149)

Featured Resources for Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

STATdx is a searchable, integrated radiology decision support system covering all areas of the body. It has a user-friendly interface, with more than 4,600 diagnoses written by the world’s leading experts in radiology; 200,000+ searchable images, including x-ray, CT, MR and ultrasound images; over 300 anatomy modules; 20,000 supporting individual patient cases, and many more.

Do try out its ‘Compare’ feature, which allows a comparison between many selected images, with a maximum of six images appear on the screen at one time.

STATdx is an excellent radiologist tool, and is a rich imaging reference resource for all health relating studies. It is used in 99% of all radiology academic institutions in the US and Canada.
 

STATdx

 
 
This collection of videos in JoVE demonstrates key concepts and fundamental techniques in Clinical Skills.

Some of the educational videos feature the “how-to” in performing good physical examinations to collect various key biological and/or physiological data on patients; some videos devoted to reinforcing the essential nursing skills, such as important safety checks, considerations, dosage calculations, and common mistakes associated with improper medication administration. You can also learn from a wide range of procedures employed in emergency and intensive care settings in the collection.
 

JoVE Science Education. Clinical Skills

 
 
ScienceDirect contains the full text of thousands of Elsevier journals and books in a wide range of research fields, including health and social sciences. Since 2017, Elsevier has added a layer of AI-driven content named ‘Topics’ to it.

The ScienceDirect Topics provides a quick snapshot of definitions, terms and excerpts on scientific topics, built on Elsevier’s highly relevant reference works and books. The Topics are linked to the journal articles, displayed as the hyperlinked underlined terms in the body of journal articles. These pages are useful for researchers who want to explore the concepts behind the technical terms further. A good understanding of terminologies will help researchers to assimilate recent findings in journal articles.
 

ScienceDirect

 
 

Media Resources

My Year of Living Mindfully

This is an excellent documentary investigating and questioning the trendy health intervention, Mindfulness, in helping people with mental stress and/or mental diseases.

“In a world-first experiment, journalist Shannon Harvey recruited a team of scientists to put mindful meditation to the test. But what began as a year-long self-experiment soon became a life-changing experience.” – from the webpage.

My Year of Living Mindfully

 

Returning to the workplace: creating a safe & healthy office environment: protect your workplace from COVID-19, emergency communication plan

"In this programme, we will learn the topics for emergency planning, the impact on employees and that no plan is complete without mandating mask wearing … To create a business emergency plan, there are three categories: 1) Employers should start by creating a COVID-19 workplace plan; 2) Employers should consider the impact on managers and employees; and 3) Employers should have directives and training on new workplace safety policies."—from this DVD container.

Returning to the workplace : creating a safe & healthy office environment : protect your workplace from COVID-19, emergency communication plan

New Additions and 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.

e-Bulletin (Aug 2021, Issue 148)

Featured Resources for Faculty of Engineering

It features a rich collection of book titles and videos. Topics include but are not limited to programming, IT networking, project management, graphic design and business strategy. There are also proven learning paths, case studies, interactive tutorials, expert playlists and audio books.

Access and login O’Reilly platform with your NetID & NetPassword and explore the popular expert playlists:
 

O’Reilly

 
 
The collection provides videos that demonstrate key concepts and fundamental techniques in engineering.

Explore the video collections by subjects:
 

JoVE Science Education. Engineering

 
 
The database provides online courses and tutorials for students, engineers, and technical professionals on a variety of subjects.

Explore the newly added courses:
  • AI Standards includes five courses which explore how to responsibly integrate AI into their products and operations.
  • Digital Transformation includes five courses which are designed to discuss how digital transformation can change various industries and provide the background knowledge needed to smartly implement digital tools.
 

IEEE Courses

 
 

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.

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.

e-Bulletin (Jun 2021, Issue 146)

Library e-Resources to Meet Various Needs

Sometimes students and staff may get confused about choosing among various resources and research tools to meet their specific research needs, e.g. looking for relevant articles for reading, or identifying top journals to publish in. In this issue, we will highlight a few databases that can help with finding articles, journals, and top authors in a subject field.

special issue

Find Articles
  Web of Science (WOS) Scopus
What is it
  • One of the largest multidisciplinary article databases
  • Contains articles from quality peer-reviewed journals indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI) and selective conference proceedings in WOS
  • Provides citation information at article & author level (e.g. citation counts, h-index)
  • One of the largest multidisciplinary article databases
  • Contains articles from quality peer-review journals indexed in Scopus
  • Provides citation information at article & author level (e.g. citation counts, h-index)
  • Covers more journals in Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities subjects than WOS
When do you need it
  • Look for journal articles and conference papers (see search tips)
  • Explore related articles based on citation tracking (learn how)
  • Generate citation report of selected publications for an author (learn how)
  • Showcase research works by building an author profile (learn how)
  • Look for journal articles and conference papers (see search tips)
  • Explore related articles based on citation tracking
  • Generate citation overview of selected publications for an author (learn how)
  • Showcase research works by maintaining an author profile (learn how)
Library support
Find Journals
  Journal Citation Reports (JCR) Scopus (“Sources”)
What is it
  • A tool to evaluate the performance of journals based on Web of Science data
  • Provides citation information at journal level (e.g. a journal’s Impact Factor, ranking in a subject field)
  • Other than articles, Scopus also provides tools to evaluate the performance of journals based on Scopus data
  • Provides citation information at journal level (e.g. a journal’s CiteScore, SJR, SNIP, and ranking in a subject field)
When do you need it
  • Look for journal Impact Factor and ranking (learn how)
  • Identify top journals for publishing
  • Look for journal CiteScore and ranking (learn how)
  • Identify top journals for publishing
Library support
Find Top Performers
  Essential Science Indicators (ESI) SciVal
What is it
  • A tool to evaluate the performance of authors, institutions and countries based on Web of Science data
  • Provides ranking information at author, institution, and country level
  • A tool to evaluate the performance of authors, institutions and countries based on Scopus data
  • Provides ranking information at author, institution, and country level
When do you need it
  • Identify top cited author, institution, or country in a subject field
  • Locate Highly Cited Papers and Hot Papers in a subject field
  • Identify top cited author, institution, or country in a subject field
  • Identify emerging topics in a subject field
Library support

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.

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.

The Belt and Road Initiative Reference Source

[Expiry: 30 Jun 2021]
It is a full-text database that supports the study of the Belt and Road Initiative. It provides scholarly journals from various countries covering business trends, infrastructure, research collaboration and trade opportunities related to the initiative.

e-Bulletin (May 2021, Issue 145)

Award-winning Films in 2019-2020

The major award-winning films, including Berlin International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Blue Dragon Film Awards, Blue Ribbon Awards, Cannes Film Festival, International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFAA), National Film Awards (India) and Venice International Film Festival are now available on the display shelves at Multimedia Commons (3/F). You can check out your favorite movies for personal use at Loan and Return Counter or through the self-checkout stations on the Library Podium Floor. Please be reminded to click on the movie title to check the DVD’s availability in advance.

 

Movie Title

    Call No.

 

Grâce à Dieu = By the grace of God

PN1997 .A12 G72 2020 DVD

Berlin International Film Festival

 

House of hummingbird

PN1997.A18 H68 2020 DVB

Berlin International Film Festival | Blue Dragon Film Awards

 

Volevo nascondermi = 隱藏的畫家

PN1997.A15 V654 2021 DVD

Berlin International Film Festival | Golden Globes

 

We are little zombies = 爸媽死了, 我卻不想哭

PN1997.A16 W337 2020 DVD

Berlin International Film Festival

 

More movies from Belin International Film Festival can be found here.

Kajillionaire

PN1997 .K35 2020 DVD

BFI London Film Festival

 

Monos = 失控少年兵團

PN1997.A18 M665 2020 DVD

BFI London Film Festival

 

White riot

ML3918.R63 W45 2020 DVD

BFI London Film Festival | Berlin International Film Festival

 

More movies from BFI London Film Festival can be found here.

黯夜門徒 = By quantum physics : a nightlife venture

PN1997.A18 A594 2020 DVD

Blue Dragon Film Awards

 

남산의 부장들 = 南山的部長們 = The man standing next

PN1997.A18 N36 2020 DVD

Blue Dragon Film Awards

 

다만 악에서구하소서 = 魔鬼對決

PN1997.A18 T3636 2020 DVD

Blue Dragon Film Awards

 

스윙키즈 = Swing kids = 勁舞 dancing 癲

PN1997.A18 S89 2019 DVD

Blue Dragon Film Awards

 

More movies from Blue Dragon Film Awards can be found here.

カツベン! = 王牌辯士

PN1997.A16 K387 2020 DVD

Blue Ribbon Awards

 

コンフィデンスマンJP プリンセス編  = The confidenceman JP = 信用欺詐師 JP : 公主篇

PN1997.A16 K665 2021 DVD

Blue Ribbon Awards

 

宮本から君へ = 男人真命苦 = Miyamoto

PN1997.A16 M593 2020 DVD

Blue Ribbon Awards

 

寝ても覚めても = 睡著也好醒來也罷 = Asako I & II

PN1997.A16 N484 2019 DVD

Blue Ribbon Awards

 

More movies from Blue Ribbon Awards can be found here.

Bacurau

PN1997.A18 B33 2020 DVD

Cannes Film Festival

 

Dolor y gloria = Pain and glory = 萬千痛愛在一身

PN1997.A18 D65 2020 DVD

Cannes Film Festival

 

Le jeune Ahmed = 少年阿罕默德

PN1997.A12 J486 2020 DVD

Cannes Film Festival

 

It must be Heaven = 導演先生的完美假期

PN1997.A12 I868 2020 DVD

Cannes Film Festival

 

More movies from Cannes Film Festival can be found here.

Badhaai ho

PN1997.A18 B333 2019 DVD

International Indian Film Academy Awards | National Film Awards (India)

 

धड़क = Dhadak

PN1997.A18 D425 2018 DVD

International Indian Film Academy Awards (India)

 

More movies from International Indian Film Academy Awards (India) can be found here.

Beyond the clouds

PN1997.A18 B49 2018 DVD

National Film Awards (India)

 

Padmaavat

PN1997.A18 P33 2018 DVD

National Film Awards (India) | International Indian Film Academy Awards (India)

 

Sanju

PN1997.A18 S26 2018 DVD

National Film Awards (India) | International Indian Film Academy Awards (India)

 
 

More movies from National Film Awards (India) can be found here.

Back home

PN1997.A12 B335 2021 DVD

Venice International Film Festival

 

Sic transit gloria mundi = 當愛再來的時候

PN1997.A12 S538 2020 DVD

Venice International Film Festival

 

Martin Eden = 馬丁伊登

PN1997.A15 M37 2020 DVD

Venice International Film Festival

 

Babyteeth

PN1997 .B328 2020 DVD

Venice International Film Festival

 

More movies from Venice International Film Festival can be found here.

For the new titles of other award-winning films, you may visit the website of Latest Movies of Award Winners and Nominees.

 

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.

McGraw-Hill AccessEngineering

[Expiry: 9 May 2021]
This is an engineering reference and teaching platform covering interdisciplinary engineering contents integrated with analytical teaching and learning tools. Selected handbooks and textbooks are included.

O'Reilly for Higher Education

[Expiry: 12 May 2021]
O’Reilly for Higher Education aims to prepare users for future careers and encourage lifelong learning with access to over 42,000 ebooks and 30,000 hours of videos/tutorials in a wide range of topics in business and technology. It also covers case studies from companies such as Uber, Netflix and Microsoft to prepare students for real-life scenarios once employed.
PS: This trial is opened to users whose institution email address is "@polyu.edu.hk" ONLY. Please find the below steps for reference:
1. Please select "Not Listed? Click here." from the "Select your institution" list.
2. Please enter your academic institution email (@polyu.edu.hk)
3. Click "Let's Go" button

People's Daily - Renmin Ribao (1946 - Present)

[Expiry: 12 May 2021]
This newspaper resource is updated daily and is the official voice of the central government of the People’s Republic of China to announce policies and disseminate governmental, political and economic messages to the public and the world.

SAGE Research Methods Video - Core

[Expiry: 31 May 2021]
This video collection covers the entire research methods and statistics curriculum through tutorials, case study videos, expert interviews, and more.

SAGE Research Methods Video - Data Science, Big Data Analytics, and Digital Methods

[Expiry: 31 May 2021]
This video collection covers data science methods, issues and challenges surrounding big data research, with examples and applications of computational social science research.

SAGE Research Methods Video - Market Research

[Expiry: 31 May 2021]
This video collection covers a range of essential qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for data collection and analysis for market research. It includes video types such as expert interviews, tutorials, in-practice videos, video case studies, documentaries and lectures.

SAGE Research Methods Video - Practical Research and Academic Skills

[Expiry: 31 May 2021]
This video collection offers support on the practical skills that researchers need to complete their research. It covers key areas such as writing a research proposal, planning and designing a research project and securing ethical approval. Skills such as project management, writing for publication, presenting work, and building networks are also presented through explanatory videos.

SAGE Video

[Expiry: 31 May 2021]
SAGE Video provides educational videos across key social science disciplines. Each collection includes a breadth of video types to support research and learning needs. The following collections are opened for trial :
  • Business & Management
  • Education
  • Media, Communication & Cultural Studies
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Sociology

The Belt and Road Initiative Reference Source

[Expiry: 30 Jun 2021]
It is a full-text database that supports the study of the Belt and Road Initiative. It provides scholarly journals from various countries covering business trends, infrastructure, research collaboration and trade opportunities related to the initiative.

e-Bulletin (Apr 2021, Issue 144)

Movies of the 92nd Academy Awards (2020 Oscar Winning Films)

Oscar winning films and other new movie titles are now available on the display shelves at Multimedia Commons (3/F), and you can check out your favorite movies for personal use at Loan and Return Counter or through the self-checkout stations on the Library Podium Floor. Please be reminded to click on the movie title to check the DVD’s availability in advance.

 

Movie Title

Call No.

Award

 

1917 = 1917 : 逆戰救兵

  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Sound Mixing
  • Best Visual Effect
Oscar awardOscar awardOscar award

Joker = 小丑

  • Best Actor in a Leading Role
  • Best Music (Original Score)
Oscar awardOscar award

Little women

  • Best Costume Design
Oscar awardOscar awardOscar award

Marriage story

  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Oscar award

Once upon a time... in Hollywood = 從前, 有個荷里活

  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Best Production Design
Oscar awardOscar award

기생충 = 上流寄生族 = Parasite

  • Best Directing
  • Best Picture
  • Best International Feature Film
  • Best Writing (Original Screenplay)
Oscar awardOscar awardOscar awardOscar award

New Additions and Databases on Trial

 
Trial Databases:

60 Minutes: 1997-2014

[Expiry: 30 Apr 2021]
This collection is available exclusively from Alexander Street and it covers CBS News archives from this period.

BBC Horizon Collection

[Expiry: 30 Apr 2021]
The BBC Horizon television program reveals the science behind a broad range of topics, including astronomy, physics, mathematics, the environment, disease and more.

BBC Landmark Video Collection, Volume 2

[Expiry: 30 Apr 2021]
This collection provides exclusive HD view into the natural world and events, covering series like Planet Earth, Blue Planet, Big Cats and Dynasties, etc.

BBC Literary Adaptations in Video

[Expiry: 30 Apr 2021]
This collection of over 160 titles comprises BBC productions of adaptations of famous English literary classics. The product also includes titles like Face to Face and Performance where actors and directors discuss their craft.

Engineering Case Studies Online

[Expiry: 30 Apr 2021]
It includes videos and textual materials focusing on engineering failures and successes covering documentaries, accident reports, equipment, visualizations, case studies, lectures and interviews from leading engineering institutions around the world.

Environmental Studies in Video

[Expiry: 30 Apr 2021]
It contains films covering all realms of environmental studies, particularly ethics, policy, economics, law, sociology, planning, and environmental science.

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.

O'Reilly for Higher Education

[Expiry: 12 May 2021]
O’Reilly for Higher Education aims to prepare users for future careers and encourage lifelong learning with access to over 42,000 ebooks and 30,000 hours of videos/tutorials in a wide range of topics in business and technology. It also covers case studies from companies such as Uber, Netflix and Microsoft to prepare students for real-life scenarios once employed.

PS: This trial is opened to users whose institution email address is "@polyu.edu.hk" ONLY. Please find the below steps for reference:

1. Please select "Not Listed? Click here." from the "Select your institution" list.
2. Please enter your academic institution email (@polyu.edu.hk).
3. Click "Let's Go" button.

SAGE Research Methods Video - Core

[Expiry: 31 May 2021]
This video collection covers the entire research methods and statistics curriculum through tutorials, case study videos, expert interviews, and more.

SAGE Research Methods Video - Data Science, Big Data Analytics, and Digital Methods

[Expiry: 31 May 2021]
This video collection covers data science methods, issues and challenges surrounding big data research, with examples and applications of computational social science research.

SAGE Research Methods Video - Market Research

[Expiry: 31 May 2021]
This video collection covers a range of essential qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods for data collection and analysis for market research. It includes video types such as expert interviews, tutorials, in-practice videos, video case studies, documentaries and lectures.

SAGE Research Methods Video - Practical Research and Academic Skills

[Expiry: 31 May 2021]
This video collection offers support on the practical skills that researchers need to complete their research. It covers key areas such as writing a research proposal, planning and designing a research project and securing ethical approval. Skills such as project management, writing for publication, presenting work, and building networks are also presented through explanatory videos.

The Belt and Road Initiative Reference Source

[Expiry: 30 Jun 2021]
It is a full-text database that supports the study of the Belt and Road Initiative. It provides scholarly journals from various countries covering business trends, infrastructure, research collaboration and trade opportunities related to the initiative.

Wen Quan Xue Tang (文泉學堂)

[Expiry: 30 Apr 2021]

Wen Quan Xue Tang is a higher education knowledge hub developed by Tsinghua University Publisher. It contains over 30,000 e-books, multimedia supplements, and subject-related online courses on science, engineering, economics and management. 

e-Bulletin (Mar 2021, Issue 143)

Featured Resources for Faculty of Construction and Environment

JoVE Science Education Library offers a rich collection of videos that demonstrate key concepts and fundamental lab techniques at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The videos are easy to follow, supported by transcripts in English, Chinese and other languages.

Explore these video collections that are relevant to FCE!
 
  • Structural Engineering videos: introduces fundamental concepts and protocols for material characterization, with specific emphasis on common construction materials such as steel, wood, and concrete;
  • Mechanical Engineering videos: introduces a range of concepts that are essential for understanding and designing mechanical systems;
  • Electrical Engineering videos: introduces the best practices for commonly used equipment in an electrical laboratory and other elements such as inductors, transformers, convertors, rectifiers, and inverters;
  • Environmental Science videos: explores environmental systems with topics ranging from soil and water contaminants, invasive species, alternative energy and forestry;
  • Physics I videos: covers classical mechanics and thermodynamics; and
  • Physics II videos: explores electrostatics, magnetism, optics, wave-based oscillations, and electrical circuits, etc.
Instructors can also embed the videos onto Blackboard course pages to facilitate students’ learning. Follow the simple steps here or contact FCE Faculty Librarian if you need any assistance.
 
 

JoVE Science Education Library

 
 
IEEE Courses provide online courses and tutorials for students, engineers, and technical professionals on a variety of subjects. The platform has recently added new courses on Machine Learning, Cyber Security for Autonomous Vehicles, and English for Technical Professionals.

Explore the courses by subject to learn more:
 
 

IEEE Courses

 
 

Media Resources

Understanding the World's Greatest Structures

Now, experience the engineering genius that makes these works possible with Understanding the World's Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity--a marvelous learning experience that takes you around the world and reveals the stories behind the most famous structures from thousands of years of history. Delivered by award-winning Professor Stephen Ressler of the United States Military Academy at West Point, a civil engineer and a nationally honored leader in engineering education, these 24 lectures take you on a fascinating and richly illustrated tour that deftly blends history and science to create an unforgettable survey of our world's most remarkable structural masterpieces. (from Kanopy website)

Understanding the World's Greatest Structures

Big Data’s Shadow

[Part of the Series “The Surveillance State”]

The government and private industries are using a vast cache of information about each of us: our travel patterns, our web browsing habits, our purchasing preferences, and more. Efforts to decide upon and enact laws and policies trail behind new developments in technology, and this lecture examines the potential inherent in such deep and widespread data--as well as the threat it poses to privacy and anonymity. (from Kanopy website)

Big Data’s Shadow

Flying Robots: From Autopilots to Drones

[Part of the Series “Robotics”]

Robots. The mere word conjures up a bevy of mind-bending images pulled straight from popular science fiction tales. But robots aren't just the stuff of entertainment. They're transforming your life in ways you can't imagine. This episode takes to the air for an eye-opening look at aerial robots, from the autopilot features in commercial airplanes to unmanned drones that can deliver packages. Topics include the role of gyroscopic sensors and recent technological advancements that are extending the functionality and power of flying robots like never before. (adapted from Kanopy website)

Flying Robots: From Autopilots to Drones

Additions & Trial Databases

 
Trial Databases:

China and the Modern World : Hong Kong Britain and China, 1841-1951

[Expiry: 31 Mar 2021]
A collection of British government documents on colonial Hong Kong digitized from the British Colonial Office.

China and the Modern World : Missionary, Sinology, and Literary Periodicals 1817-1949

[Expiry: 15 Mar 2021]
A collection of 17 English-language periodicals published in or about China from1817 until the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.

Clarity English - Road to IELTS (5 concurrent users)

[Expiry: 7 Mar 2021]
Road to IELTS helps learners of English with Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. The program helps IELTS candidates with every aspect of test preparation from understanding the tasks in the Reading paper, to dealing with nerves in the Speaking test — skills which are useful for all Intermediate-level learners of English.

iG Library

[Expiry: 31 Mar 2021]
Ebooks from various publishers on iG Publishing platform.

Notes : Trial includes sample ebooks from the following publishers only :
  • Business Expert Press
  • Kogan Page
  • Packt Publishing
  • Princeton University Press

尚儀近代華文書籍暨圖像資料庫

[Expiry: 31 Mar 2021]
本資料庫收錄自1900年至1949年期間,在中國大陸所出版的繁中圖書,全文數量約12萬種。書籍種類包含了人文思潮、社會研究、政治法律、史地教育、翻譯文學等等。

文泉學堂

[Expiry: 30 Apr 2021]
文泉學堂是由清華大學出版社出品的高等教育專業知識庫,全庫包含了三萬多種電子書資源,多媒體附件及專業線上課程。涵蓋理學、工學、經濟學、管理學等學科。

晚清期刊全文數據庫(1833-1911)增輯

[Expiry: 8 Mar 2021]
平台包括已訂購的資源, 如只想試用 “晚清期刊全文數據庫(1833-1911)增輯” , 可於左側目錄中取消點擊其他資源。

申報 (上海圖書館)

[Expiry: 8 Mar 2021]
《申報》電子版收錄了上海《申報》自1872年創刊以來至1949年终刊止所有版面,包括漢口、香港版《申報》的所有内容,及廣告、啓事、圖片等非正文内容 。 平台包括已訂購的資源, 如只想試用“申報”, 可於左側目錄中取消點擊其他資源。

e-Bulletin (Feb 2021, Issue 142)

Featured Resources for Faculty of Business

This database offers the must-read information and analysis for maritime professionals, including marine insurance, shipping and trade law, logistics, market data, global news and insights. You can view the up-to-date content by markets, sectors, hot topics, regulars and more.
 
 

Lloyd's List

 
 
This database delivers useful shipping resources on the register of ship, owner and builder details, fleet, orderbook, as well as time-series data on markets, trade flows and fleet developments. You can find the key publications, including Shipping Intelligence Weekly, Dry Bulk Trade Outlook, Oil and Tanker Trade Outlook, World Shipyard Monitor and more.

Other Library databases on logistics and maritime can be found here.
 
 

Shipping Intelligence Network

 
 

Media Resources

The Impact of Covid-19 on Organizations

Prof Paul Schoemaker is Research Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. In his audio interview, he will discuss how coronavirus will affect big companies, from the perspectives of decision-making, uncertainty, and disaster preparation.

The Impact of Covid-19 on Organizations

The Startup Kids

“The Startup Kids is a documentary about young web entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Europe. It contains interviews with the founders of Vimeo, Soundcloud, Kiip, InDinero, Dropbox, Foodspotting and many others who talk about how they started their company and their lives as an entrepreneur.” – from this webpage (https://polyu.kanopy.com/video/startup-kids)

The Startup Kids

Trial Databases

 
Trial Databases:

East India Company

[Expiry: 14 Feb 2021]
This database is a collection of India Office Records from the British Library. The content includes royal charters, correspondence, trading diaries, minutes of council meetings and reports of expedition, etc. which charts the history of British trade and rule in the Indian subcontinent and beyond from 1599 to 1947.

SCMP Compass

[Expiry: 12 Feb 2021]
An archival newspaper database that covers 175 years of news in English from The South China Morning Post [1903-2019] and China Mail [1845-1974].

e-Bulletin (Jan 2021, Issue 141)

Featured Resources for Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles

WGSN Fashion is an online trend forecasting tool which shows you what is to come in fashion. You can find resources about predicted trends for coming two or three years ahead via the newly released trend reports, image libraries, catwalk galleries, etc.
To look for resources for a topic, you can simply go to its homepage, and dive into categories, e.g., Future Strategies, Market, Season, etc. Do remember to register a personal account before downloading any images. Detailed instruction is available on Library database page here.
 
 

WGSN Fashion

 
 
Berg Fashion Library, hosted on Bloomsbury Fashion Central, is a dynamic digital hub for students and researchers of fashion studies. It has a large collection of more than 13,000 colour images, over 100 academic e-books, an invaluable museum directory, a unique exhibition archive, reference works, etc. You can easily locate resources on a topic by conducting a keyword search.
 
 

Berg Fashion Library

 

Explore other databases for Textiles, Clothing & Fashion here.
 

Media Resources

Luxury: Behind the Mirror

This documentary shows us the hidden side of luxury – from Haute-Couture at Paris Fashion Week to Chinese and Italian backroom boutiques.
With beautiful shopfronts and finely crafted goods, brands like Gucci, Max Mara, Louis Vuitton and Prada are seen as being the height of luxury, conjuring images of master craftsmen finely crafting each item. However, this investigation reveals behind the glamorous exterior, all glitters is not gold.

 
Luxury: Behind the Mirror
 

Riverblue: Can Fashion Save the Planet?

This film won the Best Documentary Feature at the Raindance Film Festival 2017. It spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world's most pollutive industries, fashion. Blue jeans, one of our favorite iconic products has destroyed rivers and impacted the lives of people who count on these waterways for their survival.
Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo and narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this RIVERBLUE examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future.

 
Riverblue: Can Fashion Save the Planet?
 

New Additions

 

e-Bulletin (Dec 2020, Issue 140)

Featured Resources for School of Hotel and Tourism Management

Impact of Covid-19 on the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry is one of the key topics this year. Below are some featured topics available in Statista:
 
Statista is a database that provides market research, quantitative data, statistics, business, and marketing related information from various industries, including travel, tourism, and hospitality.

You may also find more data and statistics databases in hotel and tourism management area from here.

Statista

 

Media Resources

The Impact of Covid-19 on Tourism

An interview with Mr. Robin Barker, the Director of Services for Tourism and the Director of the Tourism Management Institute in the UK. Topics like how the tourism industry to cope with the current crisis, what should the industry be focusing on, and consequences of the pandemic for the industry are discussed.

The Impact of Covid-19 on Tourism

Into the unknown ; Forced out

The aviation is hard hit by Covid-19. The prediction generally in the industry is that the business would not get to 2019 levels until 2023. Can government aid and bailout help to ensure Hong Kong’s status as an aviation hub?

Into the unknown ; Forced out

New Additions

 

e-Bulletin (Nov 2020, Issue 139)

2020 Nobel Laureates and Their Selected Books/Book Chapters/Journal Articles/Proceedings are Held in the Library

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020:
Roger Penrose “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity".
Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez "for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy".

Title

Call No.

Author

Publication Year

  1. The emperor's new mind concerning computers, minds, and the laws of physics

Roger Penrose

1989

The emperor's new mind concerning computers, minds, and the laws of physics

  1. Shadows of the mind : a search for the missing science of consciousness

Roger Penrose

1994

Shadows of the mind : a search for the missing science of consciousness

  1. Cycles of time : an extraordinary new view of the universe

Roger Penrose

2010

Cycles of time : an extraordinary new view of the universe

  1. The road to reality : a complete guide to the laws of the universe

Roger Penrose

2004

The road to reality : a complete guide to the laws of the universe

  1. Fashion, faith and fantasy in the new physics of the universe

Roger Penrose

2016

Fashion, faith and fantasy in the new physics of the universe

  1. The nature of space and time

S. W Hawking (Stephen W.) ; Roger Penrose

2010

The nature of space and time

  1. The large, the small and the human mind

Roger Penrose; M. S. Longair

1997

The large, the small and the human mind

  1. White Mars, or, The mind set free : a 21st century utopia

Brian Wilson Aldiss; Roger Penrose

2000

White Mars, or, The mind set free : a 21st century utopia

  1. The Galactic Center massive black hole and nuclear star cluster

Reinhard Genzel; Frank Eisenhauer; Stefan Gillessen

2010

The Galactic Center massive black hole and nuclear star cluster

  1. Galactic Center Research: manifestations of the central black hole

Mark Morris; Leo Meyer; Andrea Ghez

2012

Galactic Center Research: manifestations of the central black hole

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020:
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna “for the development of a method for genome editing”.

Title

Call No.

Author

Publication Year

  1. Genome editing. The new frontier of genome engineering with CRISPR-Cas9

Jennifer A. Doudna; Emmanuelle Charpentier

2014

Galactic Center Research: manifestations of the central black hole

  1. Gene editing and genome engineering with CRISPR-Cas9

Emmanuelle Charpentier

2017

Gene editing and genome engineering with CRISPR-Cas9

  1. CRISPR-Cas9: how research on a bacterial RNA‐guided mechanism opened new perspectives in biotechnology and biomedicine

Emmanuelle Charpentier

2015

CRISPR-Cas9: how research on a bacterial RNA‐guided mechanism opened new perspectives in biotechnology and biomedicine

  1. Applications of CRISPR technologies in research and beyond

Rodolphe Barrangou; Jennifer A. Doudna

2016

Applications of CRISPR technologies in research and beyond

  1. CRISPR-Cas: a laboratory manual

Jennifer A. Doudna; Prashant Mali

2016

CRISPR-Cas: a laboratory manual

  1. A crack in creation : gene editing and the unthinkable power to control evolution

Jennifer A. Doudna; Samuel H. Sternberg

2017

A crack in creation : gene editing and the unthinkable power to control evolution

  1. 基因編輯大革命: CRISPR如何改寫基因密碼, 掌控演化, 影響生命的未來

Jennifer A. Doudna; Samuel H. Sternberg; 王惟芬;

2018

基因編輯大革命: CRISPR如何改寫基因密碼, 掌控演化, 影響生命的未來

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020:
Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice “for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus”.

Title

Call No.

Author

Publication Year

  1. The liver: biology and pathobiology

Harvey J. Alter and others

2020

The liver: biology and pathobiology

  1. Management of hepatitis virus infections

Harvey J. Alter

2008

Management of hepatitis virus infections

  1. The hazards of blood transfusion in historical perspective

Harvey J. Alter; Harvey G. Klein

2008

The hazards of blood transfusion in historical perspective

  1. Prevention of hepatitis C virus infection in chimpanzees by hyperimmune serum against the hypervariable region 1 of the envelope 2 protein

Harvey J. Alter and others

1996

Prevention of hepatitis C virus infection in chimpanzees by hyperimmune serum against the hypervariable region 1 of the envelope 2 protein

  1. The long and winding road leading to the identification of the hepatitis C virus

Michael Houghton

2009

The long and winding road leading to the identification of the hepatitis C virus

  1. Replication of hepatitis C virus

Charles M. Rice

2007

Replication of hepatitis C virus

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2020
Louise Glück "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal".

Title

Call No.

Author

Publication Year

  1. The first four books of poems

Louise Glück

1995

The first four books of poems

  1. Faithful and virtuous night

Louise Glück

2014

Faithful and virtuous night

  1. Averno

Louise Glück

2006

Averno

  1. The seven ages

Louise Glück

2001

The seven ages

  1. Vita Nova

Louise Glück

1999

Vita Nova

  1. Meadowlands

Louise Glück

1996

Meadowlands

  1. First Goodbye

Louise Glück

2015

First Goodbye

The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2020
Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson “for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats”.

Title

Call No.

Author

Publication Year

  1. Putting auction theory to work

Paul R. Milgrom

2004

Putting auction theory to work

  1. Core-selecting package auctions

Robert Day; Paul R. Milgrom

2007

Core-selecting package auctions

  1. Ascending auctions with package bidding

Lawrence M Ausubel; Paul R. Milgrom

2002

Ascending auctions with package bidding

  1. A theory of auctions and competitive bidding

Paul R. Milgrom; Robert J. Weber

1982

A theory of auctions and competitive bidding

  1. How market design emerged from game theory: a mutual interview

Alvin E. Roth; Robert B. Wilson

2019

How market design emerged from game theory: a mutual interview

The Nobel Peace Prize 2020
The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.

Title

Call No.

Author

Publication Year

  1. Hunger

World Food Programme and others

2003

Hunger

  1. Hunger and health

World Food Programme

2007

Hunger and health

New Additions

New Additions: audio visual materials, booksjournals and PolyU Reads.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 .

e-Bulletin (Oct 2020, Issue 138)

Featured Resources for School of Design

ARTstor has a large collection of over 2.5 million images from museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists worldwide. This database is great for finding historical images of paintings, sculptures, manuscripts, photographs from different geographical regions and time eras.
 

ARTstor Digital Library

 
WGSN. Lifestyle & Interiors is subscribed by people working within the design industry (e.g. design firms, marketers, merchandisers) to conduct market research and keep up-to-date with industry trends. Content coverage includes:
  • Design trade shows (e.g. Consumer Electronics Show, Dutch Design Week, etc.)
  • Product and technology innovators
  • Consumer insights, product and service trends
  • Branding and designing for target audiences
  • Image library by brand, product, colour, material, etc.
 

WGSN – Lifestyle & Interiors

 
Explore other databases for Design here.

Media Resources

Objectified : manufactured objects and their designers

Kanopy (online access)

“Explore our complex relationship with manufactured objects and the people who design them. OBJECTIFIED is a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. It's about the designers who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. Through verite footage and in-depth conversations, the film documents the creative processes of some of the world's most influential product designers, and looks at how the things they make impact our lives. What can we learn about who we are, and who we want to be, from the objects with which we surround ourselves?” – from the webpage.

Objectified : manufactured objects and their designers

Art & Copy

Kanopy (online access)

“I Want My MTV. Think Small. Just Do It. Got Milk? Where do these phrases come from? ART & COPY introduces the cultural visionaries who revolutionized advertising during the industry's golden age by creating slogans to live by and ads we all remember. You may have never heard of them, but pop pioneers Lee Clow, Hal Riney, George Lois, Mary Wells, Jeff Goodby, Rich Silverstein, Phyllis K. Robinson, Dan Wieden and David Kennedy have changed the way we eat, work, shop, and communicate often in ways we don't even realize. From the introduction of Volkswagen in America to the triumph of Apple Computers. ART & COPY explores the most successful and influential advertising campaigns of the 20th century, and the creative minds that launched them.” – from the webpage.

Art & Copy

Helvetica : typography, graphic design and global visual culture

Kanopy (online access)

“An independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. HELVETICA looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which celebrated its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. An exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, this film offers a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type.” – from the webpage.

Helvetica : typography, graphic design and global visual culture

New Additions

 

e-Bulletin (Sep 2020, Issue 137)

Featured Resources for Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

COVID 19 is an imminent threat to public health worldwide. This guide contains academic research materials on COVID-19 that made openly available by major health & medical publishers. These materials have accelerated the discovery of knowledge about the new disease and provided insight for researchers to prepare their papers in related areas.

Free Quality Health Resources in the Collection

The following freely accessible e-resources contain excellent health & clinical information vetted by health professionals, and they can be complementary to the Library subscriptions:
  • Radiopedia – It is a wiki-based international collaborative radiology educational web resource containing reference articles, radiology images, and patient cases, compiled by radiologists and other health professionals from across the globe. The wiki operation model keeps the contents up-to-date with fast growing contents.
     
  • Medscape – It offers the latest medical news and expert perspectives, essential point-of-care drug and disease information, and relevant professional education. You may keep yourself updated on the timely medical news with its mobile apps. Please note the specialized subsection on Medscape: Nurses as well.
     
  • Medlineplus – It is a free service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in the USA, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is a trust-worthy, high-quality health and wellness online resources created for the general public. The database provides expert information on a wide range of health topics, drugs and supplements.
     
  • Verywell Mind – It is a reliable online resource on mental health. It provides thousands of guidance on mental health, written by healthcare professionals and vetted by board-certified physicians. It is a partner of the Cleveland Clinic in USA.
 
 
Sociological Abstracts, and its companion file Social Services Abstracts, cover the international literature of sociology, social work, and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracting and indexing of articles and book reviews drawn from thousands of serials publications, plus books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers, and working papers. You can click "Full text" to access to many full texts from other resources subscribed by the Library. You may also look for PolyUeLinks appearing on the result overview pages or in the record to get full texts. The database supports controlled vocabulary searching via the “Thesaurus” tab in the Advanced Search mode.
 

Sociological Abstracts

 

Media Resources

手機成癮 = Cell phones : weapons of mass addiction

[RC569.5.I54 T443 2019 DVD]

"短短十年,智慧型手機已經從一項物品,變成我們最好的朋友,手機用嗶聲主宰我們的生活,依賴與成癮的界線很脆弱,本片諮詢成癮防治科的祖利諾醫生,他說手機成癮的影響可以跟古柯鹼相比,手機成癮是一種最純粹的成癮形式,你甚至不需要注射,只要用眼睛看就能成癮。1995年後出生的美國小孩,在手機陪伴下,渡過整個青春期的第一個世代,被美國聖地牙哥大學的吉恩特溫吉博士稱之為「i世代」,她的調查結果顯示:「他們覺得作什麼都不對勁、他們的人生沒有用、或是他們沒有享受人生」,這三點正是憂鬱症的典型症候群。這個世代比起五年前、十年前感到更孤單、憂鬱和不快樂。 我們平均一天看200次手機,我們都病了嗎?而你,手機成癮了嗎?" —from this DVD container.

手機成癮 = Cell phones : weapons of mass addiction

Fat

[RC628 .F38 2019 DVD]

“Weight loss expert Vinnie Tortorich and award-winning filmmaker Peter Pardini want people to join their team to make a hard-hitting documentary film that exposes the widespread myths and lies around healthy eating, fat, and weight loss and shows how, in spite of all good intentions, they go on getting fatter and fatter.” —https://letterboxd.com/film/fat-a-documentary/

Fat

New Additions

 

e-Bulletin (Aug 2020, Issue 136)

Featured Resources for Faculty of Humanities

CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure) is one of the largest multi-disciplinary electronic platforms. It mainly contains full texts of Chinese resources on various forms, including books, journal articles, theses, yearbooks, newspapers, etc. CNKI has recently upgraded its interface to get a fresher look. Researchers can search different types of information/materials via the following sub-collections in CNKI:
 

中國知網 CNKI

 
CADAL (China Academic Digital Associative Library) is a China book digitization project which includes over 2.5 million digitized books, newspapers, journals, etc. Resources available in the platform are highlighted as follows:
 

數字圖書館

 
As a member of CADAL, PolyU staff and students can access to the full texts of the collections on and off campus via EZproxy after registering a personal account.
Duxiu is an index of Chinese resources. Known as “Chinese Google Scholar”, the platform provides access to a huge amount of scholar resources in multi-disciplinary subjects, and also on various formats, such as books, journal articles, theses and dissertations, newspapers, conference papers, etc.

Full texts are available for many titles, especially for journal articles and books. To get full text of articles, you can make a request via clicking on 邮箱接收全文on the article page. For some books, preview is available only for the first 20 pages. You can further request via图书馆文献传递 to get full text for no more than 50 pages per submission.
 
 

讀秀中文學術搜索

 
In addition to the three databases mentioned above, please also check a list of Chinese Databases which are available on PolyU Library: https://www.lib.polyu.edu.hk/databases/chinese-databases.

If you encounter any questions about finding Chinese literature, please contact the Faculty Librarian (Chinese Culture and Bilingual Studies), Ms Iris Wai for assistance.

Media Resources

Hanzi : a documentary on Chinese typography

 

Hanzi : a documentary on Chinese typography

[PL1171 .H368 2018 DVD]

"‘Hanzi’ is a feature-length documentary exploring international design, visual culture and identity through the lens of modern Chinese typography." —from this DVD container.

The secret life of words English words and their origins

 

The secret life of words English words and their origins

[PE1075 .S43 DVD]

“From new words such as "bling" and "email" to the role of text messaging and other electronic communications, English is changing all around us. Discover the secrets behind the words in our everyday lexicon with this delightful, informative survey of English, from its Germanic origins to the rise of globalization and cyber-communications.” -- amazon.co.uk.

Speaking in tongues

 

Speaking in tongues

[LC3732.C2 S65 DVD]

"At a time when 31 states have passed 'English Only' laws, four pioneering families put their children in public schools where, from the first day of kindergarten, their teachers speak mostly in a foreign language. Follows four diverse kids on their journey to become bilingual, this charming story will challenge you to consider the broader implication of speaking more than one language." —from this DVD container.

New Additions

 

e-Bulletin (Jul 2020, Issue 135)

Featured Resources for Faculty of Humanities

The Literature Collection in Gale eBooks

The Gale eBook platform features academic titles to support study within literature. It’s a one-stop shop where researchers can cross-search e-books in the collection to pinpoint relevant material. Researchers using the Literature Collection will find credible sources from publishers such as Cambridge, Gale, and Salem Press.
  • Cross-search a growing collection of 5000+ book chapters and reference entries on topics in literature
  • Retrieve author biographies, book reviews, topic overviews, critical essays, and more
  • Search by keyword, author, or work... and refine searches by subject, document type, or book title
  • Browse e-books by table of contents, or search within individual e-books
  • Download PDF, print, email, export to EndNote or cloud storage, and generate source citation
From Gale eBooks, select “Literature” under “Browse Collections” to access the literature collection.
 

The Literature Collection in Gale eBooks

 
Featured Book Series in Gale eBooks Visit the library’s online guide on Literature to learn about other resources for literature research. If you have any questions about literature research, please contact Ms Christine Ho, Faculty Librarian (English Language) for assistance.

Media Resources

Building and construction

 

English in America : a linguistic history

[PE2809 .E534 2016 DVD]

“Trace the history of the English language from the first settlers of Jamestown to our modern era of migration, globalization, and Internet communication. "— from this DVD container

Design and the environment

 

The secret life of words English words and their origins

[PE1075 .S43 DVD]

“Presents a survey of English, from its Germanic origins to the rise of globalization and cyber-communications. "—from this DVD container

Embodied carbon emissions of construction products

 

English grammar boot camp

[PE1112 .E532 2016 DVD]

"Improve your grammar competence and confidence in all contexts with these illuminating lectures that cover the essential elements of English grammar and usage."—from this DVD container

New Additions

e-Bulletin (Jun 2020, Issue 134)

Featured Resources for Faculty of Engineering

IEEE Xplore Digital Library provides scientific and technical resources for researchers in the fields of electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics.

Apart from books, journals, conference proceedings and standards, please look at the IEEE Courses and its interactive learning contents. The online courses cover a wide array of disciplines, and are available in these categories:
  • Aerospace
  • Bioengineering
  • Communications
  • Computing
  • Signal Processing & Analysis
  • Transportation and more!
IEEE Xplore Digital library & IEEE Courses
 
IEEE Xplore Digital library
 

Explore other databases for Engineering here.
 

Access to Full-text Articles Directly from Publishers' Website by Bookmarklet

You can access the e-resources subscribed by the Library such as IEEE, ASCE Library and Web of Science from publisher’s website directly by installing a “Bookmarklet” plug-in in your browser. Clicking on this plug-in from a publisher’s website will bring you to a page where you can login with your NetID and NetPassword to access the full-text articles. Follow the steps here to learn how to install.
 
You may also access to the full-text articles of IEEE, ASCE Library and Web of Science directly via Databases A-Z page at Library homepage.

Media Resources

Do-it-yourself engineering

[TA157 .D64 2017 DVD]

“Master the principles of engineering through fascinating do-it-yourself projects. You can confidently tackle a working suspension bridge, airplane, helicopter, catapult, clock, and other technological wonders in your own home workshop. These projects are challenging but achievable. They require only readily available materials and a workshop equipped with common benchtop power tools. Do-It-Yourself Engineering's 24 lectures show how in 17 engaging DIY projects you can create exactly as an engineer does: starting with the concept, working out the design, plunging into construction, and finally putting the final product to the test. Professor Ressler walks you through the entire process, including the crucial planning phase, which is where most people wonder, "Where do I start?" As you develop your design, he shows how simple high-school mathematics can be used to calculate the loads caused by pedestrians on a bridge, aerodynamic lift developed by an airplane wing, torque in a turbine, and other engineering parameters. Plus, you learn how to apply elementary physics concepts, such as the conservation of energy, Newton's laws, and Bernoulli's principle. In addition, Dr. Ressler gives you indispensable shop tips on the use of tools. Above all, he teaches you how to think like an engineer in approaching any problem.”-- from this DVD container




Do-it-yourself engineering

Superstructures: engineering marvels

[TA634 .S87 2019 DVD]

“A new blue-chip series that reveals the extraordinary feats of engineering hidden in the world's most spectacular manmade structures. Each episode uses cutting-edge CGI to strip down construction layer by layer. Each time a layer is removed, buildings are reduced to their skeletons, revealing game-changing innovation analyzed by world-class industry players.”-- from this DVD container

Superstructures: engineering marvels

Everyday engineering understanding the marvels of daily life

[TA155 .E94 2015 DVD]

"Get a field guide to the engineering marvels of the everyday world all around you. Discover the remarkable technologies that enable our way of life--masterpieces of engineering that have been so beautifully integrated into the fabric of modern civilization that we often take them for granted. Explore the workings of the fascinating buildings, devices, and public utilities that we use almost every minute of the day."--reviews.teach12.com

Everyday engineering understanding the marvels of daily life

New Additions & Trial Databases

 
Trial Databases:

JoVE Science Education Library

[Expiry: 30 Jun 2020]
Series of scientific experiments and video demonstrations from laboratories around the globe published by Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). It covers a range of STEM subjects.
 

 

The Belt and Road Initiative Reference Source

[Expiry: 30 Jun 2020]
It is a full-text database supporting the study of the Belt and Road Initiative. It provides scholarly journals from various countries covering business trends, infrastructure, research collaboration and trade opportunities related to the initiative.

中央日報

[Expiry: 30 Jun 2020]
中央日報 (1928-2006) 於1928年2月創刊於上海,至1949年遷到台灣出版。該報為國民黨政府在大陸時 (1928-1949) 之代表性喉舌, 是研究中國大陸社會史和政治史,以及台灣社會政治史的中文報紙資料。

e-Bulletin (May 2020, Issue 133)

Nominated Movies of the 39th Hong Kong Film Awards (2020)

第三十九屆香港電影金像獎提名電影 (2020)

The Hong Kong Film Awards Association will announce the results in relation to the 19 awards through its official Facebook, YouTube and IG on 6th May 2020 at 3pm. For more information, please visit this webpage http://www.hkfaa.com/winnerlist39.html.

Check out the following movies at Multimedia Commons (3/F) for personal use. You may also find other new movies on the display shelf. Please be reminded to click on the movie title to check the DVD’s availability in advance.

 

Movie Title 提名電影

    Award Nomination 提名獎項

Call No. 索書號

花椒之味 = Fagara

  • Best Film 最佳電影
  • Best Director 最佳導演
  • Best Screenplay 最佳編劇
  • Best Actress 最佳女主角
  • Best Supporting Actress 最佳女配角
  • Best Cinematography 最佳攝影
  • Best Art Direction 最佳美術指導
  • Best Costume & Make Up Design 最佳服裝造型設計
  • Best Original Film Score 最佳原創電影音樂
  • Best Original Film Song 最佳原創電影歌曲
  • Best Sound Design 最佳音響效果

葉問. 4, 完結篇 = Ip Man 4 : The finale

  • Best Director 最佳導演
  • Best New Performer 最佳新演員
  • Best Cinematography 最佳攝影
  • Best Film Editing 最佳剪接
  • Best Art Direction 最佳美術指導
  • Best Costume & Makeup Design 最佳服裝造型設計
  • Best Action Choreography 最佳動作設計
  • Best Original Film Score 最佳原創電影音樂
  • Best Sound Design 最佳音響效果

犯罪現場 = A witness out of the blue

  • Best Actor 最佳男主角
  • Best Supporting Actor 最佳男配角
  • Best Cinematography 最佳攝影
  • Best Film Editing 最佳剪接
  • Best Art Direction 最佳美術指導
  • Best Action Choreography 最佳動作設計

掃毒.2, 天地對決 = The white storm.2, Drug lords

  • Best Action Choreography 最佳動作設計
  • Best Original Film Song 最佳原創電影歌曲
  • Best Sound Design 最佳音響效果
  • Best Visual Effects 最佳視覺效果

新喜劇之王 = The new king of comedy

  • Best Film 最佳電影
  • Best Supporting Actor 最佳男配角
  • Best New Performer 最佳新演員

使徒行者.2 ,諜影行動=Line walker.2

  • Best Action Choreography 最佳動作設計
  • Best Visual Effects 最佳視覺效果
  • Best New Director 新晉導演

大象席地而坐 = An elephant sitting still

  • Best Asian Chinese Language Film 最佳亞洲華語電影

返校 = Detention

  • Best Asian Chinese Language Film 最佳亞洲華語電影

影 = Shadow

  • Best Asian Chinese Language Film 最佳亞洲華語電影

To borrow more DVDs of Latest Movies of Award Winners and Nominees, please visit this webpage.

New Additions and Trial Databases

 
Trial Databases:

JoVE Science Education Library

[Expiry: 30 Jun 2020]
Series of scientific experiments and video demonstrations from laboratories around the globe published by Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). It covers a range of STEM subjects.
 

STATdx

[Expiry: 7 May 2020]
STATdx is a point-of-care diagnostic decision support resource for radiologists. It covers expert-written diagnosis, images, anatomy modules, patient cases and procedures, etc.

The Belt and Road Initiative Reference Source

[Expiry: 30 Jun 2020]
It is a full-text database supporting the study of the Belt and Road Initiative. It provides scholarly journals from various countries covering business trends, infrastructure, research collaboration and trade opportunities related to the initiative..

中央日報

[Expiry: 30 Jun 2020]
中央日報 (1928-2006) 於1928年2月創刊於上海,至1949年遷到台灣出版。該報為國民黨政府在大陸時 (1928-1949) 之代表性喉舌, 是研究中國大陸社會史和政治史,以及台灣社會政治史的中文報紙資料。

尚儀近代華文書籍暨圖像資料庫

[Expiry: 20 May 2020]
本資料庫收錄自1900年至1949年期間,在中國大陸所出版的繁中圖書,全文數量約12萬種。書籍種類包含了人文思潮、社會研究、政治法律、史地教育、翻譯文學等等。

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