Workshops (9/26 – 9/30)

Next week (9/26 – 9/30), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage (for in-person workshops).

  • Keeping up with the News: Finding Newspapers in our collection

Do you want to keep up with the news? Read magazines from around the world? Find insightful essays and works of short fiction in magazines like The New Yorker? In this workshop, you’ll learn about resources in the library where you can read current issues of major US & international newspapers, and discover some of our most interesting magazines. After this workshop, you’ll be able to keep up with the news on your morning commute to campus every day!

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Systematic Reviews

How can a librarian support systematic reviews? Great for social sciences, especially health or psychology

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Find it Fast: Research Tips for Students in a Hurry

Questions about when the library is open? How to find and download an ebook? How to contact the library for help? Come to this workshop, where you get to pick what you want to learn!

(You get dot stickers just for coming to this workshop! Stick them on the topics you’d like us to cover.)

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Industry Reports and Where to Find Them

What are the common elements of an industry report? What are the methods of conducting an industry analysis? What are Industry Classification Codes, and why are they important? Where can you find industry reports? How to compare companies to each other to evaluate the relative attractiveness in the same industry? How can you use those reports for your course assignment, research project, or career development? You will find answers to the questions after the workshop.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Company Profiles and Where to Find Them

This is the first workshop of the Business Information Series. No experience is required.
As an essential component of the economy, companies play a crucial role in attracting talent, offering jobs, and boosting economic development. What types of information do you need to know more about a company? What are the differences between public companies and private companies? Where can you find company profiles? How can you use company information for your course assignment, research project, or career development? You will find answers to the questions after the workshop.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Finding music: scores, streaming audio, and other recordings

This workshop is for our creative types!

Perhaps you are musician, looking for a new piece of music for an upcoming recital; or you are developing a video project, and you need some music for your soundtrack; or perhaps you’re just looking for some new tunes to listen to and enjoy while you study. In this workshop, we’ll explore library resources to meet all of your musical needs.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:

Mastering Career Fair: E-Books and Videos

Ready for the Fall Career Fair this Friday? We have some books and courses to help you prepare for it.

When Can You Start? the insider’s guide to job search and career success.

When Can You Start? shows job seekers:

  • What they are really selling
  • How to identify success using a skill set
  • The best ways to conduct a proactive job search
  • Effective evaluation and negotiation tactics to earn optimum compensation and benefits

Read Here

Interview Questions in Business Analytics

This book contains more than 200 questions based on consultations with hiring managers and technical professionals already working in analytics. – Goodreads

Read Here

Become a Successful Job Hunter

Plan your career path.

Discover and identify job opportunities.

Learn the most effective interview techniques.

This is a learning path of 11 useful, free courses

Click to access LinkedIn Learning

Workshops (9/20 – 9/24)

Next week (9/20 – 9/24), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage (for in-person workshops).

  • Introduction to Chinese Resources

Do you find it a challenge to look for resources related to Chinese studies? Are you wondering what Chinese language resources are available to you through our library?

Come to learn the basics of identifying and using the main Chinese databases such as CNKI (知网), Wanfang (万方) and a few others.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Industry Reports and Where to Find Them

What are the common elements of an industry report? What are the methods of conducting an industry analysis? What are Industry Classification Codes, and why are they important? Where can you find industry reports? How to compare companies to each other to evaluate the relative attractiveness in the same industry? How can you use those reports for your course assignment, research project, or career development? You will find answers to the questions after the workshop.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Intro to Data Analysis with Python (Python for Non-programmers III)

This workshop introduces students to how to use Python to do basic data analysis. The session gives students a broad view of the life cycle of data science and how Python is used for data analysis.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:

  • Friday | 1 – 2:30 PM | Room 415 RSVP

Helpful Books and Courses for Finance

Get ready for Finance campus recruitment?

Check out some helpful resources for you!


金融求职宝典: 玩转金融业的正确姿势

<Job hunting guide: how to get a great job in finance>

From campus recruitment to internship, this is an industry map to guide your tour in the major sectors of Finance.


Interview Tips for Finance Professionals

Join career coach and former financial professional Jena Viviano in this course, get primed and polished for your next interview. 

Breaks down the three most common types of roles and explains what hiring managers are looking for in the right candidate. 

Get tips to keep your nerves at bay and help your personality and talent shine through.

*To access LinkedIn Learning, click here


Vault Guide to Finance Interviews

A must-have resource for anyone seeking a job with an investment bank, mutual fund, hedge fund, commercial bank, or other financial institution.

 

If you have questions about business resources, please email Henry Huang, Business Librarian at yh4041@nyu.edu

Free Access to New York Times and Wall Street Journal

Did you know you can access to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal for free?Our library now offers subscription to all students, faculty, and staff, free of charge.

If you are a new subscriber

The process for accessing the journals is simple. To create your new, free accounts, use these links:

Activate your New York Times subscription.

Activate your Wall Street Journal subscription.

Already reading New York Times?

Reactivate your existing New York Times account by the following steps:

  1. Log out of nytimes.com on all your devices.

  2. Go to www.accessnyt.com.

  3. Find your school name by selecting “New York University” from the dropdown menu.

  4. Click “Already have an account? Log in here.

  5. Input your existing New York Times login credentials.

  6. Select your status as “student” (enter your graduation date) or “faculty/staff.

  7. Click “Login” and you will be directed to www.nytimes.com.

By reactivating your account, you reaffirm your consent to the Terms of Service and acknowledge the Privacy Policy. If you have any questions, please send an email to edu@nytimes.com from your verified school email address.

 

Reactivate your existing Wall Street Journal account

If you are already a Wall Street Journal subscriber, you need to reactivate your subscription to take advantage of the free one. Here’s how:

  1. Call 1-800-JOURNAL to cancel your personal subscription.

  2. Go to WSJ.com/NYU to activate your free Wall Street Journal university account.

  3. Select your “Account type” as either “Student” (enter your graduation date) or “Professor/Staff.”

  4. Input your email and create a password, then click “Create.”

  5. A confirmation page will confirm that your academic WSJ account has been activated. Click on “Okay, Let’s Go” to customize your experience.

If you have any questions, please contact academicsupport@dowjones.com or 1-800-JOURNAL.

Workshops (9/13 – 9/17)

Next week (9/13 – 9/17), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage (for in-person workshops).

  • Wikipedia’s Talk Pages & Article Assessment: A Peek behind the Peer Review curtain (at Shinmay)

Most of us use Wikipedia. How to use it critically? Explore the tools behind Wiki. Learn how to join the conversation.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Find it Fast: Research Tips for Students in a Hurry

Questions about when the library is open? How to find and download an ebook? How to contact the library for help?

Come to this workshop, where you get to pick what you want to learn!

(You get dot stickers just for coming to this workshop! Stick them on the topics you’d like us to cover.)

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Intro to Data Structures (Python for Non-programmers II)

This workshop continues the learning of Python from the last workshop session.

The session introduces students to data structures in Python (Lists, Tuples, Sets and Dictionaries), as well as iterations and functions.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:

  • Friday | 1 – 2:30 PM | Room 415 RSVP

Workshops (9/6 – 9/10)

Next week (9/6 – 9/10), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage (for in-person workshops).

  • Breakout Room: Locked in the Library (at Shinmay)

In this escape room game, players solve a series of library-related puzzles using clues, hints, and their creative thinking to complete the objective at hand. Players are given a time limit of 30 minutes to escape the library.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Intro to Python

This workshop gets you started with using Python.

The session provides an overview of Python and its functionalities, introduces why we choose to use Python and its environments, and how to write Python basics (Comments, Variables, Operators, Statements).

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:

  • Friday | 1 – 2:30 PM | Room 415 RSVP

Introducing New Study Room Reservation System

Are you looking for a simple way to book group study rooms at Academic Building and Shinmay in the library? In collaboration with campus IT, we are rolling out the new study room reservation system.

Please click on the big purple “Study Room” button on our website to reserve a room. Or bookmark it for the computer or scan the QR code on the door to book through your mobile device

Please kindly note more than half of the room’s max capacity must check-in within the first 15 minutes of the booked time. Otherwise, the room will be released and become available for other users to reserve.

Watch this one-minute video for tips on how to reserve and check in to the study room.

 

New Changes in Library

Welcome and welcome back for Fall 2021! No matter where you are, we are excited to meet you on the 4th floor in the Academic Building, at Shinmay, or remotely online. We have new resources and services ready for you:

The Wire China 

The  Library  now subscribes to The Wire China, a weekly news magazine dedicated to understanding and explaining China’s economic rise, and its influence on global business, finance, trade, labor and the environment.

Caixin (财新) Chinese Edition 

Many have asked about Caixin’s Chinese edition. It’s available now! Caixin’s English and Chinese editions offer unique content, as well as some duplicate articles.

Career Development Collection

Planning to take a test for graduate school? Working on your resume and interview skills? Exploring majors and careers? Stop by this expanded collection curated by the Library and CDC for inspiration. 

Enter the Library with Digital ID 

Tap your phone to enter the Library! Our entrance now supports both physical campus card and the new digital ID.

 Roary is back!

Some of you may remember Roary, the Library’s newest member! This semester, Roary will bring back the popular Libroary Thursdays with new games, activities and SWAG! Stay tuned to Library’s WeChat and Engage event page for Roary’s return. 

Beyond Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper

Have you read Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper? Stop by the Library’s display to taste this sweet-sour memoir, this year’s NYU Shanghai Reads selection. Explore additional books and videos curated here, or watch this video tutorial to discover other Library materials to whet your appetite for the year ahead!