Summer Reading Contract 2014

Hong Kong Shue Yan University Library

Department of English Language and Literature

Summer Reading Contract


Exhibition area:

2/F Library Complex

Display period:

2 May – 13 May 2014

Books on display can be looked at BUT no borrowing is allowed.

Borrowing period:

14 May – 30 September 2014

Students from the Department of English Language and Literature can borrow the books on display and make contracts with their lecturers to read them during the summer vacation.

Opening hours:

8:45 am to 8:30 pm (Monday to Friday)

8:45 am to 6:30 pm (Saturday)

Contract verification period: 1 September – 30 September 2014

Lecturers will interview students, verify reading contracts, and log details for the Department’s records.

New Databases

You can access these new databases via the Library website.
1. The Economist Historical Archive 1843-
The Economist Historical Archive delivers a complete searchable copy of every issue of The Economist from 1843 (three to four years embargo). Full-colour images, multiple search indexes, and the facility to browse each and every issue – all combine to offer a unique primary source covering the 19th and 20th centuries.
2. ICLR Online
ICLR Online is the hub of legal authorities dating back to 1865, a dedicated case law platform presenting the cases that matter in a comprehensive and readable format. The platform combines the law reports with powerful Citator+ index cards to present all the relevant case information in one screen, making legal research easier than ever, and ICLR judgments are triple checked for accuracy and presented with absolute clarity.
HKSYU Library subscribes the following law reports & case reports online in the platform:
The Law Reports (1865 to present day)
The Weekly Law Reports (1953 to present day)
The Industrial Cases Reports (1972 to present day)
The Business Law Reports (2007 to present day)
The Public & Third Sector Law Reports (2009 to present day)
The Library has other databases available for HKSYU users; further information can be found here.
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New Databases

You can access these new databases via the Library website.

1. South China Morning Post Digital IP Access Program

The database brings the editorial content of the South China Morning Post online edition together with breaking news and videos. It also allows users to retrieve any article, image or key word published in the database in the past 10 years. Users can also sub-select by subject and section category.

2. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (Abstract & Index): Subset A (Humanities & Social Sciences Collection)

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) includes nearly 3 million searchable citations to dissertations and theses from around the world from 1743 to the present day together. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master’s theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Abstract & Index for Dissertations and Theses are sourced from 700 leading academic institutions worldwide. Our library subscribes Abstract & Index version Subset A (Humanities & Social Sciences Collection) only.


PsycCRITIQUES is a full-text database with tens of thousands of incisive book and film reviews from 1956 to present. It provides users with insight on publications from psychological perspective allowing them to choose relevant reading material, to select appropriate course materials, and more.

4. Journal Citation Reports Social Sciences Edition

Journal Citation Reports offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world’s leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data. By compiling article’s cited references, JCR helps to measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals. Our library subscribes Social Sciences editions.

The Library has other databases available for HKSYU users; further information can be found here.

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New Databases

You can access these new databases via the Library website.
1. Chinese Great Leap Forward and Great Famine Database, 1958-1962 (中國大躍進─大饑荒數據庫, 1958–1962)

  • 中共中央和各级政府有关大跃进/大饥荒的重要文件
  • 毛泽东有关大跃进-大饥荒的讲话、指示和文稿
  • 中共党政领导有关大跃进-大饥荒讲话和指示
  • 大跃进-大饥荒时期的重要报刊社论、文章
  • 大跃进-大饥荒时期的其他重要文章和报道
  • 中共党内和民间社会的不满、抵制、反抗以及相关的骚乱
  • 内部档案:调查报告、指示统计等等
  • 特殊档案:检查交代和处理结论等等

2. EBSCO: European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
In cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, EBSCO Publishing created a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750 from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750.
The database contains more than 32,000 records, and covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples.
3.  Learning Portal (Asian)
The Learning Portal is a tool that allows organisations to deliver effective training to enhance management and leadership skills and frontline staff skills.
The content includes about 200 training films in streaming media with categories of change management, leadership, customer service, sales, and quality.
4.  Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is an open access repository of scholarly research in the social sciences. SSRN is composed of a number of specialised research networks in each of the social sciences including Economics, Financial Economics and Legal Scholarship.
The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts:

  • an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 500,000 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers;
  • an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 400,000 downloadable full text documents in pdf format.

The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications.
The Library has other databases available for HKSYU users; further information can be found here.
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Login Instructions

Credential information that is used to login to the following Library Subsystems is now changed.

Subsystems Affected parties
“For Students” Students
“For Staff” Staffs
Book/AV Recommendation Staffs and Students
Interlibrary Loan Service Staffs and Students
Short Loan Request Staffs

For Students, please login with “Student Number” and “Password”. Example: Student Number 987654. The default password will be the last 3 digits before the left parenthesis “(” of your Hong Kong identity card number, plus the day of your birthday transposed. Example: Student 987654 has HK ID card number A123456(0) and birthday on 17 June 1982; then the Login ID will be 987654 and password will be 45671.
For Staffs, please login with “Login Name” and “Password”. The “Login Name” is the user name before ‘@’ in your campus email. Example: “chantaiman” is the login name if the email address is
This credential information for both students and staffs is the same as the one used in accessing Campus restricted pages such as ILN, Veriguide, Webmail, Moodle and HKNEWS. We hope this can provide a consistent login interface to users.
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New Database: AiritiBooks (華藝中文電子書)

You can access this new database via the Library website.

AiritiBooks (華藝中文電子書)

華藝中文電子書 (AiritiBooks) 平台收錄了不同出版社授權的數萬本華文電子書圖書館選購了其中千多本電子書,每本書均可供數人同時閱讀書籍種類包括商業經營、政治法律、社會心理、語言學習、經典文學、文學小說、藝術設計、醫療保健、電腦資訊、工程數學、歷史、哲學等。

The Library has other databases available for HKSYU users; further information can be found here.

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Hong Kong Shue Yan University Library Institutional Repository

Hong Kong Shue Yan University Library Institutional Repository DSpace is available now. DSpace is a digital service that collects, preserves, and distributes digital material.
Repositories are important tools for preserving an organization’s legacy; they facilitate digital preservation and scholarly communication. It can be accessed through “Services” > “Institutional Repository” on the Library homepage or through this link:
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