Library Service Updates (Apr 2022)

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Issue No. 68 (April 2022)

The sudden worsening of the pandemic situation has led to the tightening of social distancing again. We won’t be able to study and meet on campus for a while. Nonetheless, the Library is always here to accompany you in your study. Through our electronic resources, webinar series and online services, we hope to provide handy support to you, and you will never be alone in your learning journey while studying at home!

Library is always by your side

The Library supports your study, no matter on or off line.

HKMU Library has various collections of online electronic resources, including:

E-books – you can find e-books by different e-book platforms, and of course you can search e-books via LibSearch.

E-journals & Databases – The subscribed databases, electronic journals, online multimedia materials and selected Internet resources in the E-Library provide resources for general reference as well as for different subject areas. You can definitely get what you need for your study.

To facilitate you in locating these library resources and services, we have prepared various Library Guides and Online Tutorials for you at your point of need. We have:

Subject Guides – giving you hints for finding subject-related books, journals, articles, databases, etc.; and

General Purpose Guides – providing you tips for using online library services and introducing you topical resources and information that may be useful for your study.

Online Tutorials – providing you guiding videos for searching library resources and topical information that may be useful for your study.

Library workshop series

While all of you are busy preparing your assignments and projects, the Library keeps providing different assistance to you. We have organized two webinars on 23 April and 5 May for you to enhance your knowledge of managing citations and using Web of Science database for your projects and research! Don’t miss the chance, enroll now!

Our librarians are always ready to assist you

You can always get in touch with our librarians for assistance via various channels:

libwww@hkmu.edu.hk

Hotline 2768-6777

(9:00am – 5:30pm, Monday-Friday)

The Library offers Research Consultation Service via Zoom as well. If you have started doing your assignments or group projects but have no idea in identifying suitable library resources that are most relevant to your research topic, you may make a one-on-one or small group appointment with our librarian via Zoom so that we may recommend suitable resources to you. Just send us an email via libwww@hkmu.edu.hk and we will contact you to confirm the arrangement once the request is received.

What Library services are provided during the 5th wave of COVID-19?

To protect the health and safety of staff and students, the University had temporarily suspended all counter services on campus during the peak of the 5th wave of COVID-19. To continue our support for your learning and research needs, the two campus libraries keep providing essential services including:

  • Virtual Counter Service at the two libraries on campus
  • Quiet study space
  • Book loans via Self-check Station
  • Return books to the Book Return Box at the Library entrance
  • Internet workstations
  • Photocopying and printing services

To extend the usage of loaned items, you may renew them online , with unlimited renewals, unless the books have been requested by another user or reached the maximum loan period.  Check our Loan Service page to find out more.

If you have any questions on our services, do contact us at libwww@hkmu.edu.hk or 2768 6777.

Thank you for your generous support to our activities!

The Library previously held our first-ever “My Favorite Library Resource” activity, inviting our staff and students to send us a short paragraph about their favourite library resources.

We are glad to present the favourites collected from this activity and the participants’ comments on these resources through our thematic webpage. We wish the sharing will help you discover your favourite from our rich Library collections!

In addition, our “Learn+Reward: Library New Year Contest” was held at the start of this Spring Term. The contest has ended successfully. The Library is overwhelmed by the enthusiastic support of the students! To show our gratitude to our users, we have doubled the number of winners from 100 to 200, and all winners have been born! We hoped that participants of this activity had gained a better understanding of the resources in the E-Library, better still, would use them effectively in their studies.

Thank you everyone for your support to the library activities! We hope we will have your continuous support in future events!

New library resources

The Library has subscribed to the following new resources for you, so that you have more resources easily accessible during your study and research!

  1. Human Kinetics Health Care in Sport and Exercise Collection

Human Kinetics Health Care in Sport and Exercise is a comprehensive digital collection of ebooks and videos covering physical therapy, athletic training, and sport-related health care content. This collection covers a range of topics including athletes’ medical conditions and injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, psychology of sport injuries, rehabilitation, sports massage, stretching, therapeutic exercise, and much more. Featuring more than 30 ebooks, hundreds of accompanying videos and easy-to-use interface, we hope this collection will be your very useful tool in this area of study.

  1. Pishu series (皮書數據庫)

Pishu series is the annual investigation report produced by the Social Sciences Academic Press (SSAP), which belongs to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). Pishu series offer views, analysis and evaluation through extensive research on six major themes, namely China society, China economy, China industry, China region development, China culture and media as well as international economy and relations. The series comprise of books, reports, graphs, data, video, etc. The Pishu series would be a very convenient research tool helping users to analyze the ongoing development and changes of contemporary China.

Graphics design
Chan Ho Ying Daisy, Oderfla Yoma Fung
Students of School of Arts and Social Sciences
2022