Library Closed on Mid-Autumn Festival and National Holiday

Dear Faculty, Student and Staff,

During Mid-Autumn Festival, NYU Shanghai Library will be closed from Sep. 22 to 24. We will resume regular service hours on Tuesday, Sep 25th.

And during National Holiday, we will close from Sep. 29 to Oct. 3 and resume regular service hours on Thursday, Oct 4th.

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 enjoy the holidays!

NYU Shanghai Library

I Sidet: Forced Exile

I Sidet: Forced Exile introduces us to internally displaced persons and those who have crossed international borders, becoming refugees. Feminist perspectives and critical assessment of non-governmental organizations are also explored in this film. Religion and location also play a part. If any of these topics inspire you as research topics in class, explore some of the following books available on the fourth floor or electronically.

China’s homeless generation: voices from the veterans of the Chinese Civil War, 1940s-1990s
Fan, Joshua • 2011; Routledge                                                                                                  book jacketNYU Shanghai Library (China) Main Collection (DS777.542 .F36 2011)

Contesting feminisms: gender and Islam in Asia              Ahmed Ghosh, Huma • 2015; SUNY Press

 

 

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Anthropocene

What sort of cities have you lived in before?  What do you hope cities will offer in your lifetime?

After watching Anthropocene and listening to the discussion, the following books and resources can help you further explore opinions and opportunities for research.  If you don’t know which topics might be relevant, visit Oxford Bibliographies and search Anthropocene.  The results run the gamut from Conservative Biogeography to Common World Childhoods, Paleolimnology to Water Availability.  Whenever you are starting a new research topic, these bibliographies offer a short introduction explaining the leading arguments and variety of viewpoints.  Ask a librarian for help to “Find this resource”–sometimes the links break, but we can find another path.

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Welcome Message from Library Director

Dear Students,

Welcome back!

This summer, we made several changes in the library to make it a better space for your study and research needs.

SAVE MY SPOT WIDGET

We can never have enough seats in the library for everyone, but we have made finding a seat in the library easier. Save My Spot can help you

  • keep your seat for 30 mins without having to remove all personal belongings when you go on a short break

  • identify available seats held by unattended belongings and give you the right to take the seat.

Check out the video or ask at the library desk on how to use this sleek tool in NYU Shanghai Wechat.

SELF CHECK-OUT MACHINE

Get help or do-it-yourself, it’s your choice!The library’s new self check-out machine will help you reduce wait time during rush hours at the circulation desk.

NEW SLIDING DOOR

The library installed a new sliding door to block out noise from other floors. Please also note that swipe access has now been enabled to entering and exiting Academic Commons after service hours.

NEW COMPUTERS

  • 8 new high-end virtual PCs with 27″ 4K monitors in Academic Commons

  • Run everything from Adobe Premier to MatLab, Mathematica and more

  • Comes with excellent processing and graphics capability running Nvidia Grid graphics directly from our data center

  • Fast response times with upgraded 5G Wifi and LAN connections

Best,

Xiaojing Zu

Library Director

 

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!