Library systems go offline July 10 starting at 7:30 PM

Due to system maintenance, several library systems will be unavailable starting at 7:30 PM (local time in Shanghai, China) on July 10. The affected systems include the library catalog (BobCat), book requests, e-journals, databases, Interlibrary loan and ebooks. The Libraries’ Status Page (https://nyulibraries.statuspage.io/) will have the most up-to-date information about the system status during the outage.

We expect systems will be down until approximately 5 AM (in Shanghai, China) on July 11. We apologize for any inconvenience. As always, please contact Ask a Librarian if you have any questions or concerns.

Library Closed During Dragon Boat Festival

Dear faculty, student, and staff,

NYU Shanghai Library’s collection and services will be closed from June 16-18. It will reopen on June 19. Electronic resources are available 24/7.

For research assistance in the meantime, please email librarians in NYC at https://library.nyu.edu/ask/email/, or use the chat widget on the library website.

Hope you have a wonderful Dragon Boat Festival!

NYU Shanghai Library

Designer’s Home Database trial through Sept. 30, 2018

You can now access a design database called Designer’s Home through NYU Shanghai Library.

URL: www.51sjsj.com

Term of the Service: until 09/30/2018

Access Methods:

For PCs: direct access within the school’s IP domain, no registration needed

For mobiles: access through accounts (accounts should be reactivated within the school’s IP domain in every 3 months )

What is Designer’s Home

Designer’s Home is, at the moment, a leading and pioneering platform which targets towards skill learning,  resource collecting, material downloading, idea sharing and design competing. The resource library of Designer’s home is divided into five sections, which are tutorials, news, lectures, resources and forum. High-quality tutorials and lectures are accessible to the users, as well as the latest news and information in the design industry. Along with that, the website also contains features like overall analysis of designer’s ideas and progressions, online sharing space in the user’s community, too.

Designer’s Home is aiming to be a globally outstanding platform which serves designers in all sorts of dimensions. It covers nine main fields including industrial design, environmental art, graphic design, UI design, post-production of films, animation, game production, digital graphic, and photography. Tutorials on powerful software like Photoshop, Illustrator, CINEMA 4D on the website would be beneficial for various fields from still to animation designs.

Join in the community of Designer’s Home and have fun with designing now!

TEL: 400-881-6535

QQ: 3557302294

QQ group chat: 21596071

Summer 2018 Webinars: Citation Management Tools

RefWorks and Zotero. Two powerful citation management tools that make it a breeze to gather resources, save citations, and quickly generate bibliographies. Now, the Global NYU Library makes it easy for you to learn how to use these tools from the comfort of your own home! This summer, you are invited to sign up for the following webinars:

RefWorks Basics
Offered twice – attend either one:
Wednesday, June 6th at 10 PM Shanghai Local Time (June 6th, 10 AM EDT)
Wednesday, July 11th at 11 PM Shanghai Local Time (July 11th, 11 AM EDT)

Need help keeping track of the articles, books, etc. you find on your topic?  RefWorks is a citation management tool that lets you import and organize the references you find as you search catalogs/databases, and automatically format bibliographies according to your selected style (MLA, APA, etc.).

NOTE: This class is a real-time webinar that you will log into remotely.  Easy-to-follow instructions and log in information will be emailed to you the day before the webinar.

The same material will be taught at each session.  If you plan on attending the workshop on either date please register here prior to the day. 

For more info on these RefWorks Webinars, contact Dan Perkins.


Zotero Basics
Offered twice – attend either one:
Tuesday, June 5th at 10 PM Shanghai Local Time (June 5th, 10 AM EDT)
Tuesday, July 10th at 10 PM Shanghai Local Time  (July 10th, 10 AM EDT)

Need help keeping track of the articles, books, etc. you find on your topic?  Zotero is a citation management tool that lets you import and organize the references you find as you search catalogs/databases, and automatically format bibliographies according to your selected style (MLA, APA, etc.).

NOTE:  You may want to download the Zotero software to your computer prior to attending the webinar. This class is a real-time webinar that you will log into remotely.  Easy-to-follow instructions and log in information will be emailed to you the day before the webinar.

The same material will be taught at each session.  If you plan on attending the workshop on either date please register here prior to the day. 

For more info on these Zotero Webinars, contact Dan Perkins


Want to learn more, but can’t attend a webinar? Email the Library at nyu-shanghai-librarian@nyu.edu for one-on-one support!

We Come as Friends

This film presents some current issues in Africa.  Questions of responsibility, support, influence, and many more come to mind.  Which will you follow for a term paper this year or next fall?  If you are inspired to learn more, the library on 4F has several books and journal articles from the speakers, directors, and facilitators.

Check out the shelves around DT and HG in the stacks.

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The Wedding Banquet

Cultural exchange and interaction are priceless, if difficult.  What are some of the practices and traditions you observed for the first time in this film?

Why do some situations lead an observer to think cultures are mutually exclusive?  How can one reconcile competing expectations between different environments?

If this movie inspires you to explore culture, psychology, directors, or authors, the library can connect you with other films, novels, and research.  The links below include print and ebooks (but you are invited to skim and read specific chapters) and remember Bobst can scan a small portion of a book, sometimes a chapter.

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Swagger

If this film prompts you to explore further, the library can connect you with several different paths of research.  Read on to learn about how to analyze film or locate similar types of films to watch.

From music videos to a documentary–did the director succeed?  Does his experience in filming music influence his choices in crafting the documentary? If film analysis sounds interesting to you, explore the shelves on 4F around the call numbers in PN 1995.

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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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