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e-Bulletin (Dec 2022, Issue 164)

Featured Resources for School of Hotel and Tourism Management

Passport is a global market research database that provides information on detailed market size, country marketing parameters, marketing forecast data, consumer lifestyles, business sources, as well as marketing profiles and analysis.

Recent briefings you might find interesting:
  • Travel in the Metaverse (28 Oct 2022)
  • Travel: Quarterly Statement Q2 2022 (28 Jun 2022)
  • Evolution of Physical Space in Hospitality (7 Jun 2022)
  • Voice of the Industry: Travel Survey – Facing New Challenges (26 May 2022)
  • New Frontier Markets - The Forefront of Tourism Recovery (19 Apr 2022)
  • Sustainable Travel Index: Accelerating Momentum for Change (4 Apr 2022)
  • Top 100 City Destinations Index 2021 (25 Jan 2022)
Watch the recording of Passport Training - Making Effective Use of Market Information Resources from our Handouts and Recordings and online guide for SHTM students to learn more.
 
Passport
 

Explore more databases for hotel, tourism, and event management research here.

Media Resources

Digital transformation and virtual tourism

A talk delivered by Professor Dimitrios Buhalis from Bournemouth University Business School, a visiting professor of SHTM. The talk covers topics like the impact of the pandemic, real-time services, ambient intelligence tourism, etc.
Digital transformation and virtual tourism
 
"過去兩年多,香港遊客數字跌至歷史新低。對於酒店業來說,這個是前所未有的衝擊。酒店沒有遊客入住,又可以提供服務給誰呢?不少酒店就在這段時間推出不同優惠吸引本地客去staycation之餘,亦有部分轉型為月租酒店或隔離酒店。改變營運模式又能否幫酒店業過到這一關?"--RTHK Website
酒店及旅遊業

New Additions & Trial Databases

 
Trial Databases:

JSTOR journal and primary sources temporary expanded access

[Expiry: 30 Jun 2023]
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.
 

百年華文書庫

[Expiry: 31 Dec 2022]
Collection: 本土文學
 

e-Bulletin (Nov 2022, Issue 163)

2022 Nobel Laureates and Their Selected Books/Book Chapters/Journal Articles/Proceedings are Held in the Library

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2022:
Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger "for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science".

Title

Call No.

Author

Publication Year

 
  1. Introduction to quantum optics : from the semi-classical approach to quantized light

Grynberg, G., Aspect, A., & Fabre, C.

2010

1.	Introduction to quantum optics : from the semi-classical approach to quantized light

  1. The quantum world

Le Bellac, M., & Aspect, A.

2014

The quantum world

  1. The First Single Photon Sources and Single Photon Interference Experiments

Aspect, A., & Grangier, P.

2019

The First Single Photon Sources and Single Photon Interference Experiments

  1. Bell's inequality test: more ideal than ever

Aspect, A.

1999

 

  1. Laboratory-Space and Configuration-Space Formulations of Quantum Mechanics, Versus Bell–Clauser–Horne–Shimony Local Realism, Versus Born’s Ambiguity

Clauser, J. F.

2021

Laboratory-Space and Configuration-Space Formulations of Quantum Mechanics, Versus Bell–Clauser–Horne–Shimony Local Realism, Versus Born’s Ambiguity

  1. Dance of the photons : from Einstein to quantum teleportation

Zeilinger, A.

2010

Dance of the photons : from Einstein to quantum teleportation

  1. Epistemological and experimental perspectives on quantum physics

Greenberger, D. M., Reiter, W. L., & Zeilinger, A.

1999

Epistemological and experimental perspectives on quantum physics

  1. Quantum [un]speakables : from Bell to quantum information

Bell, J. S., Bertlmann, R. A., & Zeilinger, A.

2002

Quantum [un]speakables : from Bell to quantum information

  1. Quantum [Un]speakables II : half a century of Bell's Theorem

Bertlmann, R. A., & Zeilinger, A.

2017

9.	Quantum [Un]speakables II : half a century of Bell's Theorem

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2022:
Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Morten Meldal and K. Barry Sharpless "for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry".

Title

Call No.

Author

Publication Year

 
  1. A Decade of Bioorthogonal Chemistry

Bertozzi, C. R.

2011

 

  1. Imaging the Sialome during Zebrafish Development with Copper-Free Click Chemistry

Dehnert, K. W., … & Bertozzi, C. R.

2012

 

  1. From Mechanism to Mouse: A Tale of Two Bioorthogonal Reactions

Sletten, E. M., & Bertozzi, C. R.

2011

 

  1. Bioorthogonal Click Chemistry: Covalent Labeling in Living Systems

Baskin, J. M., & Bertozzi, C. R.

2007

 

  1. Polymer "Clicking" by CuAAC Reactions

Meldal, M.

2008

 

  1. The growing impact of click chemistry on drug discovery

Kolb, H. C., & Sharpless, K. B.

2003

 

  1. Probing gorge dimensions of cholinesterases by freeze-frame click chemistry

Radić, Z., Manetsch, R., Fournier, D., Sharpless, K. B., & Taylor, P.

2008

 

  1. An Expedient Route to the Tetrazole Analogues of α-Amino Acids

Demko, Z. P., & Sharpless, K. B.

2002

 

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2022:
Svante Pääbo "for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution".

Title

Call No.

Author

Publication Year

 
  1. Neanderthal man : in search of lost genomes

Pääbo, S.

2014

Neanderthal man : in search of lost genomes

  1. 尋找失落的基因組 : 尼安德塔人與人類演化史的重建

Paabo, S., & 鄧子衿

2019

尋找失落的基因組 : 尼安德塔人與人類演化史的重建

  1. Genetic time travel

Krause, J., & Pääbo, S.

2016

 

  1. The genome of the offspring of a Neanderthal mother and a Denisovan father

Slon, V., … Pääbo, S.

2018

 

  1. The evolution of gene expression levels in mammalian organs

Brawand, D., … Pääbo, S., & Kaessmann, H.

2011

 

  1. Organoid single-cell genomic atlas uncovers human-specific features of brain development

Kanton, S., … Pääbo, S., … & Camp, J. G.

2019

 

  1. Identification of a new hominin bone from Denisova Cave, Siberia using collagen fingerprinting and mitochondrial DNA analysis

Brown, S., … Pääbo, S., … & Buckley, M.

2016

 

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2022
Annie Ernaux “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory”.

Title

Call No.

Author

Publication Year

 
  1. La place

Ernaux, A., & Wetherill, P. M.

1987

La place

  1. 悠悠岁月 = Les Années

Ernaux, A., & 吴岳添

2010

悠悠岁月 = Les Années

  1. Fragments around Philippe V

Ernaux, A.

1999

 

  1. Our allegiance to the blazing nights

Ernaux, A.

2018

 

The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2022
Ben S. Bernanke, Douglas W. Diamond and Philip H. Dybvig "for research on banks and financial crises".

Title

Call No.

Author

Publication Year

 
  1. The courage to act : a memoir of a crisis and its aftermath

Bernanke, B.

2015

29.	The courage to act : a memoir of a crisis and its aftermath

  1. The Federal Reserve and the financial crisis

Bernanke, B.

2013

The Federal Reserve and the financial crisis

  1. Inflation targeting : lessons from the international experience

Bernanke, B.

1999

Inflation targeting : lessons from the international experience

  1. First responders : inside the U.S. strategy for fighting the 2007-2009 global financial crisis

Bernanke, B.

2020

First responders : inside the U.S. strategy for fighting the 2007-2009 global financial crisis

  1. Firefighting : the financial crisis and its lessons

Bernanke, B., Geithner, T., & Paulson, H. M.

2019

33.	Firefighting : the financial crisis and its lessons

  1. Principles of economics

Frank, R. H., Bernanke, B., & Antonovics, K. L.

2022

Principles of economics

  1. Monetary Policy Strategies for a Low-Rate Environment

Bernanke, B. S., Kiley, M. T., & Roberts, J. M.

2019

 

  1. Pledgeability, Industry Liquidity, and Financing Cycles

Diamond, D. W., HU, Y., & RAJAN, R. G.

2020

 

  1. Institutions, games and economic theory : Comments on the guidance of an enterprise economy by martin shubik and eric smith, mit press 2016

Diamond, D. W.

2019

 

  1. Institutions, Games and Economic Theory

Diamond, D. W.

2019

 

  1. What Steve Ross taught me about contracting

Dybvig, P. H.

2018

 

  1. On investor preferences and mutual fund separation

Dybvig, P., & Liu, F.

2018

 

The Nobel Peace Prize 2022
Ales Bialiatski, Memorial and Center for Civil Liberties "for outstanding effort to document war crimes, human right abuses and the abuse of power".

New Additions

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

e-Bulletin (Oct 2022, Issue 162)

Featured Resources for School of Design

WGSN Insight provides trend forecast and research analysis in various topics regarding consumer behaviors and lifestyles. The precise reports provided by WGSN can be used to guide, inspire, confirm, and inform product creation, business decisions, and strategic planning. These reports range from short-term predictions forecasting consumer behaviors and mindsets to long-term forecasts projecting rising consumer trends.

If you wish to download the reports in WGSN, please register for a new personal account using your PolyU email address on WGSN.
 
WGSN Insight
 
 

Statista - finding market research and statistics

Statista is an online statistics, market research and business intelligence portal. It provides access to data from market and opinion research institutions, as well as from business organizations and government institutions in English, French, German and Spanish. The platform consists over 1,500,000 statistics on over 80,000 topics from more than 18,000 sources. Statista offers information on significant firms, market predictions, white papers, dossiers, industry reports, digital market outlooks, and consumer market outlooks in addition to statistics.

With the Google-like searching interface, Statista allows users to search for topics that you are interested in. It can usually return a list of dossiers, reports, and statistics with high relevancy to your searching topic.

Below is an example for the resulting statistical information related to NFT:
 
Statista
 
 
User are able to download the statistics in various formats, such as Excel file, PDF and PowerPoint.

Media Resources

Creating GIF Animations: Using Photoshop and Other Adobe Apps

“Learn what GIF animations are, why they are so popular, and how you can easily create your own for your website, email, or social media page using Photoshop and other Adobe apps.

Author Jennifer Harder begins by providing a brief history of GIF animation before discussing its common uses on today’s social media platforms, as well as its advantages and disadvantages. She’ll then demonstrate how to prepare images using the Photoshop Timeline and Layers panels as they relate to GIF creation and how to transform graphics on each layer to create movement between frames. You’ll also gain an understanding of the ideal Export settings for optimizing quality and file size for online use.

Additionally, you’ll see how to create GIF animations from short video clips and master the use of Illustrator to copy created stills for use in Photoshop. Finally, you’ll explore other Adobe applications that can be used to create GIF animations as well as GIF alternatives for the Web.” – from the webpage.
Creating GIF Animations: Using Photoshop and Other Adobe Apps
 
"因為喜歡,所以發現。世界很大,我們卻喜歡把目光放在自己所鍾愛的東西上,即使在別人眼中,那是如微塵般不起眼。Gary (邱益彰)今年23歲,小時候被確診輕微亞氏保加症,自少喜歡坐車的他,着迷於窗外的路牌。成長後發覺路牌的設計已改變了,尤其是字體的造型。香港過往由在囚人士手造的路牌字體漸漸被取代了,他把這過氣的字體命名為「監獄體」,走遍全港記錄依然存在的監獄體路牌,更決心重整一套「監獄體」字庫。因為路牌,他結識了志同道合的朋友;亦因路牌,他體會了人生第一次出書、辦講座和工作坊。路牌指示人方向,亦指示了 Gary的人生。"--RTHK Website
路牌男孩

New Additions & Trial Databases

 
Trial Databases:

JSTOR journal and primary sources temporary expanded access

[Expiry: 30 Jun 2023]
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.
 

百年華文書庫

[Expiry: 31 Dec 2022]
Collection: 本土文學
 

e-Bulletin (Sept 2022, Issue 161)

Featured Resources for Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

AccessMedicine

A comprehensive online medical resource, AccessMedicine offers a wide range of trusted, authoritative information that helps medical students and practitioners stay tuned to the latest medical knowledge, research and education. Highlights include:
  • Leading medical textbooks, such as Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine;
  • Multimedia collection with examination and procedural videos, patient safety modules;
  • Quick Reference such as Quick Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, Guidelines on Primary Care;
  • Infographics of over 600 one-page summaries as entry points to medical concepts;
  • Case Files for science and clinical case-based learning.
 
AccessMedicine
 


Social Services Abstracts

Social Services Abstracts allow academic researchers to uncover bibliographic records of thousands of serials publications, journal articles, dissertations and citations to book reviews in social work, human services and related areas. The subject coverage includes social welfare, social policy, community and mental health services, crisis intervention, gerontology, poverty and homelessness, professional issues in social work, and more.
 
Social Services Abstracts
 

Media Resources

It offers a critical examination of several key societal issues illuminated by the COVID-19 pandemic through the prism of a wide array of international experts in immunology, epidemiology, biomedics, medicine, evolutionary biology, psychology, neuroscience, history, education, law, economics, business and more -- from the website.
 
Pandemic Perspectives
 
Exploring the origins of the myth and the intersections with past and present anti-Asian violence, Not Your Model Minority reveals the many ways the model minority myth has been used to create a wedge between communities of color and perpetuate divisive narratives. The film also examines opportunities to build power and make progress toward addressing systemic racism in America -- from the website.
 
Not Your Model Minority
 

New Additions & Trial Databases

 
Trial Databases:

JSTOR journal and primary sources temporary expanded access

[Expiry: 30 Jun 2023]
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.
 

百年華文書庫

[Expiry: 31 Dec 2022]
Collection: 本土文學
 

e-Bulletin (Aug 2022, Issue 160)

Library e-Resources on Statistics

Finding Statistics in 30 seconds

Are you able to locate the following data within 30 seconds? (Check answers from the links at the end of this box)

a) The most downloaded mobile news apps in Hong Kong

b) The most popular movies in Hong Kong last week

c) The leading platforms of subscription video-on-demand service in Hong Kong

d) The most used food delivery orders apps in Hong Kong

Statista is one of the handy databases that allow us to explore market research, data, statistics, forecasts, studies, infographics, and reports in multi-disciplinary areas worldwide. You may watch our recorded webinar to learn more about how Statista can help your research projects and assignments.
 
Statista
 
 

Below are some of the reports and infographics available on Statista:

Reports
 
Statista
Statista
Statista
Statista
 
 
Statista
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Infographics
 
Statista
Statista
 
You may also find more databases for statistics and data here. For more information about the statistics and data for your research or assignment, visit this online guide or approach your Faculty Librarians.

Links to the answers

New Additions & Trial Databases

 
Trial Databases:

JSTOR journal and primary sources temporary expanded access

[Expiry: 30 Jun 2023]
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.
 

百年華文書庫

[Expiry: 31 Dec 2022]
Collection: 本土文學
 

e-Bulletin (Jul 2022, Issue 159)

Featured Resources for Faculty of Humanities

Asia Studies

Bibliography of Asian Studies (via EbscoHost)

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) is a major and comprehensive index database for research and scholarly literature pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia written in Western languages. It covers different subjects with special focus on the humanities and the social sciences.
 
Bibliography of Asian Studies
 
Cambridge Archive Editions Online contains a wealth of primary source materials from the National Archives (UK) in which The East and Southeast Asia Collection covers political and economic reports on China, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. These titles provide invaluable insight for research of East and South-East Asia.
 
O'Reilly
 
人民日報圖文數據庫
People's Daily is the most authoritative and dominant newspaper in China. The content is highly relevant to Chinese Literature, China Studies and Humanities.

人民日報圖文數據庫 provides digitised contents and images of People’s Daily from 1946 to present. It provides direct information on the policies and viewpoints of the Chinese Communist Party.

Media Resources

Michael Turner, the director of this personal documentary, struggles with one of the medical science's most baffling and enduring disabilities—he stutters.

Stuttering is a speech problem and its symptoms include syllable repetitions, prolongations, blocks, and various physical tics. He explores how shuttering affects his life and the story of a support group for people who shutter on the journey toward self-acceptance.
 
The Way We Talk: Living with a Stutter
 
This is a moving, powerful and gripping documentary on Kanopy.

For the past 11 years, a blue-collar worker, Chen Si, has voluntarily tried to prevent desperate people from ending their lives at the Yangtze River Bridge in Nanjing. The Bridge is a notorious suicide spot in the world, with over 5 attempts per week. The actions he takes have earned him the nickname the “ANGEL OF NANJING”
 
Angel of Nanjing
 

New Additions and Trial Databases

 
Trial Databases:

JSTOR journal and primary sources temporary expanded access

[Expiry: 30 Jun 2023]
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.
 

百年華文書庫

[Expiry: 31 Dec 2022]
Collection: 本土文學
 

e-Bulletin (Jun 2022, Issue 158)

Featured Resources for Faculty of Engineering

Self-learning Courses by DataCamp

Engineering students and researchers are increasingly expected to develop data skills in a data-driven world now. With the right tools, your data can be managed more effectively and efficiently. The Library has subscribed to DataCamp, an online self-learning platform which provides a wide range of data science training courses with different tools including:
 
DataCamp
 


E-books Collections by O’Reilly

The collection provides technological books and video tutorials which demonstrate fundamental principles and applications in engineering. Explore the e-book by subjects:
 
O'Reilly
 

Media Resources

Online Video Collections by Kanopy

The platform provides access to online documentaries and educational films for engineering, technology and other disciplines. Explore the videos by subjects:
 
Kanopy
 

New Additions and Trial Databases

 
Trial Databases:

JSTOR journal and primary sources temporary expanded access

[Expiry: 30 Jun 2023]
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.
 

SpringerMaterials

[Expiry: 3 Jul 2022]
SpringerMaterials provides curated data and interactive functionalities for visualizing and analyzing data to support research in materials science, physics, chemistry, engineering, and other related fields.
It includes the Landolt-Börnstein Collection (1961-2019) which covers the following subject groups:
  • Group I: Elementary Particles, Nuclei and Atoms
  • Group II: Molecules and Radicals
  • Group III: Condensed Matter
  • Group IV: Physical Chemistry
  • Group V: Geophysics
  • Group VI: Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Group VII: Biophysics
  • Group VIII: Advanced Materials and Technologies

SpringerProtocols

[Expiry: 15 Jul 2022]
SpringerProtocols (1980-2021) provides procedural methods in the design and implementation of experiments. It covers the safety, bias, procedures, equipment, statistical methods, reporting, and troubleshooting standards to be used in order to successfully conduct the experiments.
Most of the protocols are taken from the following book series:
  • Biological Methods
  • Methods in Biotechnology
  • Methods in Molecular Biology
  • Methods in Molecular Medicine
  • Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Neuromethods
  • Springer Protocols Handbooks

中文期刊全文數據庫 Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911-1949)

[Expiry: 12 Jul 2022]
Note: Library had acquired Vol 1-5, Vol 6-12 are currently on trial
 

百年華文書庫

[Expiry: 31 Dec 2022]
Collection: 本土文學
 

e-Bulletin (May 2022, Issue 157)

Movies of the 40th Hong Kong Film Awards Nominations

The 40th Hong Kong Film Awards nominations and other new movie titles are now available on the display shelf at Multimedia Commons (3/F), and you can check out your favourite movies for personal use at Loan and Return Counter or via 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

    Award Nomination

Call No.

濁水漂流 = Drifting

  • Best Film 最佳電影
  • Best Screenplay 最佳編劇
  • Best Actor 最佳男主角
  • Best Supporting Actor 最佳男配角
  • Best Supporting Actress 最佳女配角
  • Best New Performer 最佳新演員
  • Best Art Direction 最佳美術指導
  • 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 New Director 新晉導演

怒火 = Raging fire

  • Best Film 最佳電影
  • Best Director 最佳導演
  • Best Cinematography 最佳攝影
  • Best Film Editing 最佳剪接
  • 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
  • Best Visual Effects 最佳視覺效果

手捲煙 = Hand rolled cigarette

  • Best Actor 最佳男主角
  • 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 New Director 新晉導演

殺出個黃昏 = Time

  • Best Screenplay 最佳編劇
  • Best Actor 最佳男主角
  • Best Supporting Actor 最佳男配角
  • Best Supporting Actress 最佳女配角
  • Best New Performer 最佳新演員

一秒拳王 = One Second Champion

  • Best Screenplay 最佳編劇
  • Best Action Choreography 最佳動作設計
  • Best Original Film Song 最佳原創電影歌曲
  • Best New Director 新晉導演

拆彈專家. 2 = Shock wave. 2

  • Best Film Editing 最佳剪接
  • Best Action Choreography 最佳動作設計
  • Best Sound Design 最佳音響效果
  • Best Visual Effects 最佳視覺效果

奪冠 = Leap

  • Best Director 最佳導演
  • Best Actress 最佳女主角
  • Best Supporting Actress 最佳女配角

長津湖 = The battle at Lake Changjin

  • Best Film Editing 最佳剪接
  • Best Sound Design 最佳音響效果
  • Best Visual Effects 最佳視覺效果

除暴 = Caught in time

  • Best Supporting Actress 最佳女配角
  • Best New Director 新晉導演

狂舞派. 3 = The way we keep dancing

  • Best Original Film Song 最佳原創電影歌曲

消失的情人節 = My missing valentine

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

For more movies of award winners and nominees, please click here.

Source: http://www.hkfaa.com/winnerlist.html

New Additions and Trial Databases

 
Trial Databases:

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.
 

中文期刊全文數據庫 Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911-1949)

[Expiry: 12 Jul 2022]
Note: Library had acquired Vol 1-5, Vol 6-12 are currently on trial
 

百年華文書庫

[Expiry: 31 Dec 2022]
Collection: 本土文學
 

e-Bulletin (Apr 2022, Issue 156)

Movies of the 93rd Academy Awards (2021 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 favourite movies for personal use at Loan and Return Counter or via 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

 

Judas and the Black messiah = 猶大與黑色彌賽亞

  • Music (Original Song)
  • Actor in a Supporting Role
Oscar awardOscar award

Minari = 農情家園

  • Actress in a Supporting Role
Oscar award

Soul

  • Animated Feature Film
  • Music (Original Score)
Oscar awardOscar award

The father = 爸爸可否不要老

  • Actor in a Leading Role
  • Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Oscar awardOscar award
For more movies of award winners and nominees, please click here.

Source: https://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/2021

New Additions & Trial Databases

 
Trial Databases:

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.
 

百年華文書庫

[Expiry: 31 Dec 2022]
Collection: 本土文學
 

e-Bulletin (Mar 2022, Issue 155)

Featured Resources for Faculty of Construction and Environment

Standards are essential in engineering design. They establish specifications and procedures to ensure the reliability of the materials, products and methods people use every day. Starting January 2022, in addition to IEEE Xplore Digital Library and IHS Engineering Workbench, the Library offers three new platforms to help you find standards:
Standards
Visit respective guide above to learn how you can search and download standards on each platform.

Note that the PDF documents downloaded from BSOL and Techstreet are protected PDFs. To view these documents, make sure you have installed the FileOpen plug-in in your device.

Cannot find the required standards from these databases? Try searching the print copies through our Printed Standards Collection! Visit this guide to learn how.
 
Students or researchers in engineering fields often come across different situations of dealing with data, such as collecting first-hand data from experiments, or processing data obtained from a data provider. Equip yourself with some programming skills that may help you automate some of the repetitive tasks or handle larger datasets more efficiently.  The Library has made available these great learning platforms for you to explore!
  • DataCamp – provides interactive courses and projects to train your programming techniques, and learn data science tools, such as R, Python, SQL, Tableau.
  • O’Reilly – provides a rich collection of tech books and video tutorials on programming, computer science and more. The platform also offers proven learning paths for IT professionals and case studies of tech companies.
Below is a snapshot of a Python course on DataCamp.
 
Python course on DataCamp
 

Media Resources

Big Dream – Young Women Entering STEM Fields

This film follows the intimate stories of seven young women who are breaking barriers and overcoming personal challenges to follow their passion in science, math, computing & engineering (STEM) fields.

Through video diaries and verite moments, each of these girls defy the stereotype of what it means to be an over achieving woman in the fields of technology. From small town Iowa to the busy streets of the Middle East, Big Dream immerses viewers in a world designed by the next generation of girls – from the webpage.
Big Dream


Catching the Sun - The Solar Energy Industry

Over the course of a solar jobs training program, Catching the Sun follows the hope and heartbreak of unemployed American workers seeking jobs in the solar industry. With countries like China investing in innovative technologies and capitalizing on this trillion-dollar opportunity, Catching the Sun tells the story of the global energy transition from the perspective of workers and entrepreneurs building solutions to income inequality and climate change with their own hands. Their successes and failures speak to one of the biggest questions of our time: will the U.S. actually be able to build a clean energy economy? – from the webpage
Catching the Sun

New Additions and Trial Databases

 
Trial Databases:

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.
 

百年華文書庫

[Expiry: 31 Dec 2022]
Collection: 本土文學
 

e-Bulletin (Feb 2022, Issue 154)

Featured Resources for Faculty of Business

Business Source Complete provides 4,338 active indexed and abstracted business journals. Additional non-journal content essential for business students includes country reports, industry & market research reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, case studies, new articles, and more.

This database offers a one-stop experience of searching business intelligence from the perspectives of both scholars and practitioners.
 
Business Source Complete
 
 
The Financial Times (FT) is one of the world’s leading business news publications, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy.

Covering FT news articles from 1888 to 2010, this historical archive has chronicled the critical financial and economic events that shaped the world. This is a comprehensive, accurate, and unbiased research tool for those studying economic and business history and current affairs of the last 120 years.

Explore other databases for Business here.
 
Financial Times Historical Archive
 

Media Resources

The rise of Amazon.com since its start-up in 1994 is the classic case study in disruptive innovation. First an on-line retailer, broadening into a platform for other sellers, Amazon has been guided by the restless spirit of its founder Jeff Bezos. Bezos thinks long term - he expects his people to challenge, to constantly embrace change. Amazon is at the cutting edge of technology - but it's also based on old-fashioned values: a wide range at a keen price - and good service. The key, says Bezos, is focus on customers, not competitors. – from the webpage
Change & Disruption - An Amazon.com Case Study
In this highly anticipated sequel to his groundbreaking, Advertising at the Edge of the Apocalypse, media scholar Sut Jhally explores the devastating personal and environmental fallout from advertising, commercial culture, and rampant American consumerism. Ranging from the emergence of the modern advertising industry in the early 20th century to the full-scale commercialization of the culture today, Jhally identifies one consistent message running throughout all of advertising: the idea that corporate brands and consumer goods are the keys to human happiness. He then shows how this powerful narrative, backed by billions of dollars a year and propagated by the best creative minds, has blinded us to the catastrophic costs of ever-accelerating rates of consumption. – from the webpage
Advertising at the Edge of the Apocalypse

New Additions & Trial Databases

 
Trial Databases:

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.
 

Sinocomic Digital Library 中國連環畫數字圖書館 (有聲版)

[Expiry: 28 Feb 2022]
《中國連環畫數字圖書館》收錄了中國經典連環畫作品近5000種,題材涵蓋歷史演義、神話故事、革命歷程、現當代文學和外國精品等,當中包括有聲連環畫圖書近500種。
 

百年華文書庫

[Expiry: 16 Jan 2022]
Collections: 本土文學,民國籍粹,翻譯文學,及海外拾遺
 

e-Bulletin (Jan 2022, Issue 153)

Featured Resources for Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles

The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer-previewed scientific journal that publishes experimental methods in video format. You can explore a full journal collection here.

JoVE Science Education is another collection consists of high quality videos which explain scientific and clinical fundamentals through easy-to-understand video demonstrations. Here are some featured collections on related subjects for FAST students and staff.
JoVE
Explore full collection for JoVE Science Education now by visiting Library website.

For teaching purposes, JoVE provides support on embedding videos in Blackboard, mapping videos with a course and creating quiz banks, etc. The curriculum specialist of JoVE, Dr Wallis Yu delivered a talk about “Use JoVE Videos to Support Teaching” in November 2021. You can revisit the webinar’s recording and slides for details.
 
Should you need any assistance, please contact FAST Faculty Librarian for help.
 
Vogue Archive (via ProQuest) provides a complete searchable archive of American Vogue from the first issue released in 1892 to the latest one. It preserves the content, both graphics and stories from the world’s greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers from the dawn of the modern era to present day.

With rich indexing on images, you can conduct an advanced search to find a particular image by fashion item, i.e. types of garments, fashion details, accessories or cosmetics, designers and also brand names and contributors, etc.

Explore Vogue Archive now by accessing it via the Library website.

Printed journals for other versions of Vogue are also available in Library collections.
JoVE

Media Resources

Confront how ALL data has uncertainty, and why statistics is a powerful tool for reaching insights and solving problems. Begin by describing and summarizing data with the help of concepts such as the mean, median, variance, and standard deviation. Learn common statistical notation and graphing techniques, and get a preview of the programming language R, which will be used throughout the course. – from Kanopy webpage
How to Summarize Data with Statistics
 
 
Influential philosophers throughout history have argued that humans are purely rational beings. But cognitive studies show we are wired to accept false beliefs. Review some of our built-in biases, and discover that logic is the perfect corrective. Then survey what you will learn in the course. – from Kanopy webpage
Why Study Logic?

New Additions and Trial Databases

 
Trial Databases:

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.
 

百年華文書庫

[Expiry: 16 Feb 2022]
Collections: 本土文學,民國籍粹,翻譯文學,及海外拾遺
 

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.

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