SpringerLink Migration – Personal Accounts “will be lost”

If you use any of the e-journals on SringerLink, please note that there will be some changes in the service starting at 6:00pm on 15 October (Monday):


  • All connections will be automatically migrated to a new platform with new features
  • Due to privacy reasons, all existing individual (My SpringerLink) accounts will not be migrated and these accounts will be lost.

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Android Application Now Available!

You can now search the HKUST Library Catalog on your Android-based smart phone using a specialized Android App!

Visit http://www.appbrain.com/app/hkust-library-catalog/hkust.LibraryCatalog.gui for information or to install it to your Android device.

This application provides a simple interface for you to search the million books and other items in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Library. It is based on the RSS syndication features offered by SmartCAT, HKUST Library’s web 2.0 enriched library catalog system.

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Library Catalog Now on iPhone / Touch / iPad

Phone users are now able to search the HKUST Library Catalog via the m.HKUST application. This is a joint project of the Library and the Publishing Technology Center.

The m.HKUST application is available as a free download from the iPhone App Store via iTunes. m.HKUST is available for Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices.

Users can search for library materials, see the cover image, read a summary, obtain item availability information, find out which book shelf the item is on, and bookmark the item information for future reference. This mobile Catalog interface will also provide external links, such as to full-text of electronic resources. Continue reading

Citation Counts of Published Papers Added to Institutional Repository

Citation counts of all published papers have now been added to all records in the HKUST Institutional Repository.

The number of citations received by each journal article or conference paper is dynamically retrieved from the database Scopus.

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SciFinder Scholar

Library Workshop: SciFinder Scholar

SciFinder Scholar is the most comprehensive database of chemical literature, structures and reactions. It is an essential tool for researchers in chemistry and chemical engineering.

This workshop will show you how to:

  • Search for chemical literature by author, title, topic, chemical name, CAS Registry Number and molecular formula
  • Use the structure drawing tools to perform structure and reaction searches
  • Locate the journal articles that have cited a particular journal article, conference paper or patent
  • Browse the table of contents of core journals
  • Analyze and refine search results

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LexisNexis Academic & WiseNews

Library Workshop: LexisNexis Academic & WiseNews

LexisNexis Academic and WiseNews are two primary databases giving full-text access to thousands of newspaper sources around the world. These two databases complement each other in terms of geographic coverage.

LexisNexis Academic contains over 6,000 English language sources, including US and international newspapers, magazines, news wires, and broadcast transcripts.

WiseNews specializes in Chinese language newspapers published in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Macau.

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Reuters 3000 Xtra & Reuters PowerPlus Pro

Library Workshop: Reuters 3000 Xtra &amp Reuters PowerPlus Pro

The Department of Finance and the Library will jointly offer open workshops for Reuters 3000 Xtra and Reuters PowerPlus Pro.

1. Reuters 3000 Xtra Basic Overview – a premium database for integrated financial information. The workshop will show you how to:

  • Find and retrieve current & historical data on stocks, indices, exchange rates, etc.
  • Search for companies that meet certain criteria (e.g., PE ratio, dividend yield)
  • Compare stocks in the same or different sectors
  • Plot and download the price line graph of one or more instruments

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EBSCOhost & ProQuest Research Databases

Library Workshop: EBSCOhost & ProQuest Research Databases

EBSCOhost & ProQuest Research Databases cover publications from various disciplines (Business, Science & Technology, Humanities & Social Sciences, Medical Science).

They provide access to lots of abstracts or full-text of articles from academic journals and magazines. It also includes:

  • Country Reports
  • Company and Industry Profiles
  • SWOT Analyses
  • Dissertations and Theses

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British Standards Online

NEW DATABASE ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: British Standards Online (BSOL)

Description:
Provides access to standards published by the British Standards
Institution. Full-text is available for selected library
subscribed modules.

Subscribed modules include:
* Construction in general
* Building materials and components
* Building installations and finishing
* Civil engineering
* Historical standards

Notes:
1. This service supports one concurrent user at a time.
2. BSOL replaces the standalone “Worldwide Specs & Standards
on DVD – BSI Civil Engineering and Building” upon its expiry.

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Westlaw International

NEW DATABASE ANNOUNCEMENT

Title: Westlaw International

Description:
An extensive legal database which provides full-text legislation,
case law and law reviews covering the jurisdictions of Hong Kong,
United Kingdom, United States, European Union, Canada, Australia
and New Zealand. Treaties and international agreements are also
included.

Content highlights:
* Hong Kong Law Reports and Digest (1905-) and Hong Kong Latest
Judgment Alert Service (1999-)
* UK statutes (1267-) and UK cases (1865-)
* US federal/state codes and cases
* Hundreds of full-text law reviews, mostly US
* Legal Journals Index which provides citations and abstracts of
law journal articles published in the UK and Europe (1986-)

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Reuters 3000 Xtra & Reuters PowerPlus Pro

*** Library Workshops: Reuters 3000 Xtra & Reuters PowerPlus Pro ***

The Department of Finance and the Library will jointly offer open
workshops for Reuters 3000 Xtra and Reuters PowerPlus Pro.

1.Reuters 3000 Xtra – a premium database for integrated financial
information. The workshop will show you how to:
– Find and retrieve current & historical data on stocks, indices, exchange
rates, etc.
– Search for companies that meet certain criteria (e.g., PE ratio,dividend
yield)
– Compare stocks in the same or different sectors
– Plot and download the price line graph of one or more instruments

Two identical sessions will be held on:
3 November (Monday) 12:00 – 1:15 pm
17 November (Monday) 1:00 – 2:15 pm

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Web of Science Databases

*** Library Workshop: Web of Science Databases ***

Web of Science (1991-) provides access to Science Citation Index Expanded
SCI Expanded) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). These two
databases together cover over 8,000 top international journals in science,
engineering, business and social sciences. Users can also navigate to
electronic full-text journal articles subscribed by the HKUST Library.
They, therefore, are important tools for scholarly research in all these
fields.

This workshop will show you how to:
– Perform general searches by author, title, topic, etc
– Obtain full-text of the retrieved articles
– Find articles that have cited a particular author or work
– Trace the number of times that an article has been cited
– Discover key papers on a particular topic
– Locate related articles that share one or more cited references
– Receive emails on new articles which cite your chosen articles as
references
– Analyze search results by author, institution, journal, etc

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Business & News Information on China

*** Library Workshop: Business & News Information on China ***

This workshop will demonstrate ways to retrieve first-hand business and
statistical information on China from the Library’s collection, including
electronic databases (Business Source Premier, China InfoBank, EIU.com and
World Consumer Markets, etc) and Internet resources for your teaching and
research.

Topics include:
– Country Information
– Company Information
– Consumer markets
– Economic conditions and developments
– Industrial and market reports
– Statistical data

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