Library Workshops for Spring 2018

Beginner researcher? Advanced scholar? Expert instructor? At the Library, we have something for everyone:

  • Research Fundamentals
  • Stata, R, & Visualization
  • Qualtrics
  • Machine Learning
  • Citation Tools and Skills

Register for any of the workshops by clicking on the links below. More information about each each is available on the OrgSync registration page.

We look forward to meeting you at one or more of these workshops!

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Noteworthy Business Titles

  1. Grit : the power of passion and perseverance by Angela Duckworth
  2. The four : the hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google by Scott Galloway
  3. The upstarts : how Uber, Airbnb, and the killer companies of the new Silicon Valley are changing the world by Brad Stone
  4. The next factory of the world : how Chinese investment is reshaping Africa by Irene Yuan Sun
  5. The startup way : how modern companies use entrepreneurial management to transform culture and drive long-term growth by Eric Ries

These titles were published in the second half of 2017, and are highly recommended if the topics are of interest to you. Scott Galloway is part of our NYU family – he’s a Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business. Eric Ries’s earlier book has been recommended by many entrepreneurs (who read), so his latest book was hotly anticipated.

I will be keeping a lookout on future books covering the three leading Chinese online companies – Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent. –– Edward Lim, Reference & Research Services Librarian for Business

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Books to change your thinking

  1. From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds by Daniel C. Dennett
  2. Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life by Amy E. Herman
  3. Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins by Garry Kasparov, Mig Greengard
  4. Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation by Alan Burdick

Click the titles to see where they are in the library, and click the Goodreads link for book reviews. If you’re a Goodreads user, don’t forget to add NYU Shanghai Library to your friends list.

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[B] magazine: what are your favorite brands?

Think of B as a print documentary about a particular brand.

B is a monthly magazine that introduces one brand in each issue. The focus is on the stories behind the brand, as well as the culture of the brand. This differentiates itself from your usual marketing and branding textbooks!

Our Library has recently purchased 15 issues that cover a diverse variety of brands.

It will appeal to any reader interested in a particular brand, or anyone interested in brand marketing and management. B claims that people who are read their publication are brand managers, people who want to learn about brand marketing and management, as well as people who plans to start a business, or has interest in brands.

B stands for brand, balance, and perspective. There are no paid advertisements in each issue. B is published in English (and Korean) by JOH & COMPANY, led by Suyong Joh, is a group of creative talents from different backgrounds and establishes brands based on its own ideas about ‘food’, ‘clothing’, ‘shelter’ and ‘information’. Besides publishing B magazine, it has a lifestyle brand, and a restaurant offering healthy homemade dishes.

You can view a full list of B magazine’s issues (and brands) at their website. Feel free to recommend if you’d like to read a particular issue we do not have!

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5 new books about managing your career

We have a good number of new titles at our Career Development Collection. This selection is about navigating the questions you are bombarded with about your career, especially as you work towards graduation. I hope some of these books will help to clarify and serve as good inspiration to what your career will evolve into. – Edward

  1. Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by William Burnett, David J. Evans
  2. How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up by Emilie Wapnick
  3. Weird in a World That’s Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F*ckups, and Failures by Jennifer Romolini
  4. The New Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your Career Job, and Waking Up Excited for Work Every Day by Alexandra Cavoulacos, Kathryn Minshew
  5. There Is Life After College: What Parents and Students Should Know About Navigating School to Prepare for the Jobs of Tomorrow by Jeffrey J. Selingo

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Mango the App…Not the Fruit

Tired of sitting in class and being pressured into learning another language? Well, Mango language Learning makes learning another language fun and enjoyable.

Although mango is a delicious fruit, it is also a very useful app for language learners in this generation. Now languages can be learned on the go. It contains over 60 languages and allows users to select specific lessons to fit their circumstance, which makes it convenient and time efficient.

Already use Mango? You should be happy to know that the new and improved mango has a new, sleek layout and it takes language learning to a whole new level.

How to access Mango?

1.Go to NYUSH library main page. Click on “Articles & Databases” tab

2.Under Subject-Specific, locate “linguistics”

3.Find “Mango Language Learning” in the “M” section

4.Sign up

It’s that easy. Plus, this app is easily accessible on laptops, tablets, and mobiles.

A Semester of Learning

Thank you to all the students, faculty, and staff, who came to the library for our workshops this semester! It was a rewarding experience for us, too, and we are grateful for all 765 of you for joining us in a semester of learning & discovery!

We welcomed the term with our new instruction space, the bright and sunny Curiosity Lab. Library staff developed 29 pre-scheduled workshops for you on topics including:

  • Literature Reviews
  • Chinese Databases
  • Finding Data & Statistics
  • Stata & R
  • Business Information
  • Tableau, Gephi, & Python
  • Online Learning
  • GIS & Mapping Tools
  • Citation Tools (RefWorks Zotero, and Endnote)

In addition, we taught 39 in-class workshops by faculty request. Librarians and technologists work with courses to introduce resources, tools, and targeted strategies for course research.

The Library looks forward to Spring 2018, with more workshops. If you’d like to recommend a research topic, or if you are an instructor and would like to know more about having a research or technology workshop for your class, please email us!