Reuters 3000 Xtra

Reuters 3000 Xtra is a major database used by the international financial
and investment community. It covers:
– Stocks, warrants, options, futures and indices traded in worldwide
exchanges
– 500,000 bonds, 175 currencies and a vast range of economic indicators
– Company profiles with financial statements of the past 10 to 15 years
– 2 years of international business and financial news

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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Web of Science Citation Databases

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

Web of Science (1991-) provides web access to the Science Citation Index
Expanded Edition (SCI Expanded) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI).
These are two of the most important databases for scholarly research in
science, engineering, business, and social sciences.

This workshop will teach you how to:
– Discover who is citing your research and the impact your work is
having on the global research community
– Uncover the seminal research of an important theory or concept
– Measure the influence of colleagues’ or competitors’ work
– Follow the path and direction of today’s hottest ideas and concepts
– Determine if a theory has been confirmed, changed or improved
– Find out how a basic concept is being applied
– Track a topic through years of research literature
– Verify the accuracy of references
– Locate relevant articles missed through a topic or subject search

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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:

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

Two identical sessions will be held on:

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RefWorks

*** Library Workshop: RefWorks ***

RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic management tool you can use to
support your research activities. This workshop will teach you how to:

– Create your personal citation database
– Import references from a variety of databases
– Organize, edit and search bibliographic information
– Generate a bibliography or reference list in various citation styles
– Create in-text references using Write-N-Cite

Two identical sessions will be held on:

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ProQuest & EBSCOhost Research Databases

*** Library Workshop: ProQuest & EBSCOhost Research Databases ***

ProQuest and EBSCOhost Research Databases cover publications from various
disciplines: Business & Finance, Science & Technology, Humanities & Social
Sciences, Medical Science and Dissertations.

Together, they provide access to abstract or full-text of documents from
over 10,000 sources such as

– Journals and magazines including Science, Scientific American,
National Geographic, Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal,
etc.
– Company & industry profiles
– Market research reports
– SWOT analyses
– Product reviews
– Dissertations

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Library Workshop: Reuters 3000 Xtra

*** Library Workshop: Reuters 3000 Xtra ***

Reuters 3000 Xtra is a major database used by the international financial
and investment community. It covers:
– Stocks, warrants, options, futures and indices traded in 166 exchanges
– 500,000 bonds, 175 currencies and a vast range of economic indicators
– Current and historical investment data of up to 20 years
– Company profiles with financial statements of the past 10 to 15 years
– 2 years of international business and financial news

The workshop will show you how to:
– find and retrieve current & historical data on stocks, indices,
exchange rates, bonds, futures, warrants, etc.
– plot and download the price line graph of one or more instruments
– search for companies that meet certain criteria (e.g., PE ratio,
dividend yield)
– compare stocks in the same or different sectors

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Focus Group for Elsevier’s 2Collab

Call for Focus Group Members for Elsevier’s 2Collab
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Focus group members are called for to participate in the development
of 2Collab, a free service from Elsevier, one of the largest publishers
of scholarly literature and major databases such as Scopus and
ScienceDirect.

What is 2Collab? It is an online collaboration tool which allows you
to store your research articles and other materials and share them
with fellow researchers. It was recently launched as a beta, and
you can now import citations from ScienceDirect to 2Collab as bookmarks.
More details at http://www.2collab.com/about.

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Siku Quanshu (Wenyuange Edition)

NEW DATABASE ANNOUNCEMENT

Title:
文淵閣四庫全書電子版[網上版)
Siku Quanshu (Wenyuange Edition)

Description:
The online edition of Siku Quanshu provides the full-text of the entire
Siku collection comprising 3,460 classical Chinese works in a broad range
of subjects from antiquity to the 18th century. It supports searching
and browsing. Texts can be printed or copied and pasted to a word
processor.

Access:
Library Public Computers:
Start -> Programs -> Library Online Systems -> Siku Quanshu (Wenyuange Edition)

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SDC Platinum

NEW DATABASE ANNOUNCEMENT

Title:
SDC Platinum

Description:
SDC Platinum is a collection of databases which offers extensive global
financial information. The following 3 SDC Platinum subsets are
available:

Merger and Acquisition (1979-)
Provides comprehensive M&A details such as target and acquirer profiles,
deal terms (lock-ups, termination fees, acquisition techniques),
synopsis, event history, purchase and pooling accounting and
more.

New Issues (1970-)
Covers new issues information of equity (includes IPOs and secondary
offerings of common stock), corporate and government debt and
fixed-income instruments.

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Library E-Book Collection

DATABASE EXPANSION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title:
Library E-Book Collections

Description:
The Library has expanded its subscription to the following
databases to include substantial new content:

Books24x7
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In addition to 5,000 titles related to information technology,
7,000 new titles in business, finance and engineering are now
available.
http://library.ust.hk/cgi/db/24×7.pl

Safari Books Online
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More than 200 business titles have been added.
http://library.ust.hk/cgi/db/safari.pl

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Blackwell Reference Online

NEW DATABASE ANNOUNCEMENT

Title:
Blackwell Reference Online

Description:
Provides full-text access to over 200 titles of specialized
encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries in the humanities,
social sciences, and business and management. It supports
browsing and full-text searching.

Some major reference works included are:

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management
http://library.ust.hk/cgi/db/bro.pl?9780631233176

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Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)

NEW DATABASE ANNOUNCEMENT

Title:
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) (1991-)

Description:
Provides full-text access to a wide range of literature on the theory
and research in international affairs. Related topics include human
rights, ethnic conflicts, globalization, nationalism, environment,
defense policy, etc. Users can search across its collection of books,
journals, conference proceedings, policy briefs, foundation-funded
research projects, working papers from university research institutes,
and occasional papers series of non-governmental organisations.

Access:
There are two ways to access this database:
http://library.ust.hk/cgi/db/org.pl?ciaonet

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Library Workshop: 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:

1. Search for chemical literature by author, title, topic, chemical
name, CAS Registry Number and molecular formula
2. Use the structure drawing tools to perform structure and reaction
searches.
3. Locate the journal articles that have cited a particular journal
article, conference paper or patent
4. Browse the table of contents of core journals
5. Analyse and refine search results
6. Get the full-text of documents indexed in the database

The workshop will be held on:

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Library Workshop: 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, Mainland China, Taiwan and Macau.

This workshop will demonstrate effective searching of the databases with
hands-on exercises.

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Library Workshop: ProQuest & EBSCOhost Research Databases

*** Library Workshop: ProQuest & EBSCOhost Research Databases ***

ProQuest and EBSCOhost Research Databases cover publications in various
disciplines: Business & Finance, Science & Technology, Humanities & Social
Sciences, Medical Science and Dissertations.

Together, they provide access to abstracts or full-text of documents from
over 10,000 sources such as

– Journals and magazines: Scientific American, National Geographic,
Harvard Business Review, Journal of Popular Culture, etc.
– Dissertations
– Company & industry profiles
– Market research reports
– SWOT analyses
– Product reviews

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