Roary is Hungry for Libroary Questions!

Our next Libroary Thursday event falls right on the Double Eleven Day (双十一). This time we are going to play something BIG.

But first of all, we need your input!

Share one question you would like to ask us. (For example, is it possible to borrow a book that is not owned by our library? Where to find useful databases relevant to my research? … Anything you want to ask about the library. )

Your question will get a chance of entering the question bank, which is the base for our upcoming event. Those who have submitted their questions will be given access to the question bank BEFORE the start of the event, thus gaining an upper hand toward winning the final prizes.

To submit a question, send it directly through our library’s WeChat. If you would like to receive the question list, please leave your NetID, Or you can also choose to fill out this Google form.

Deadline to submit your question: 8 PM, 11/4/2021

Books about Mental Health Recommendation

Either speaking out loud or pondering it silently with our minds, we always believe in the strength of words when taking care of our Mental Health.

Take a deep breath inside the sea of words, and you will find an exclusive space reserved where you can resonate spiritually with the ones who have similar experiences.

NYU Shanghai community members across the campus thoughtfully picked up their favorites of readings about Mental Health, with some of them currently featured on the Staff Picks shelf on the 4th floor inside the Library. Before you go in there, we would like to invite you to enjoy a preview of what we have on the shelf and hear what the referrers have to say about them.

Additional related readings and media are also available in New York at the Bobst Library, in Abu Dhabi at the Library on Saadiyat Island campus, and online at the NYU Libraries database. See the full recommendation list here.


Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

“When you feel overwhelmed by peer pressure and inability to reach your full potential, it might be helpful to take a step back and recognize all the privileges you hold and all the resources you can feel grateful for.”

– Dr. Clare Jinzhao Zhao, Global Wellness Counselor

 


Counselling for Toads: A Psychological Adventure

“This book is the story of a toad falling into depression and went for ten counseling sessions. This book is a very good medium for people to learn more about counseling and what to expect from counseling. I also think this book is therapeutic in a way it made me feel the warmth and positivity in life.”

– Amie, CO24 Liberal Studies student

 


Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

“How do you define an “Optimal Experience”? Feel fulfilled after spending several hours on homework? Or feel cohesively attached to every single second of participation at a basketball game? This book tells me how and why sometimes I feel like getting on a fantastic trip and forgetting about time when I am immersed in certain things.”

– Edison, CO24 IMB & Social Science student

The End of Squid Game | Thursday 4-5PM | Halloween

Are you excited for Halloween? Planning to dress up and “treat or trick”? Taking a break from the writings and assignments?

Join “The End of Squid Game” and win blind box gifts!

Time: 4-5 PM, Thursday, 10/28

Location: 4th Floor, in front of the elevator


The idea of this activity is based on a recent popular TV show called Squid Game. But, we are Anti-Squid Game! We will make it laughable and funny.

Take one of the three activities, and get blind box gifts.

1. Remove stickers

Completely remove a sticker from the whiteboard, and present it to get a blind box! The contents on those stickers are jokes from Xiaoguo’s talk show, and it’s okay if you can’t read them – just remove it!

2. Push the sword

2-3 players as a group, participants need to push the sword into the barrel, and whoever pops the pirates out will get a blind box.

3. Tear out the picture

Tear out the outline of the picture, and whoever succeeds will get a blind box!


Here’s a quick peek of our blind box prizes!

Limited supply. First come, first serve.

Workshops (10/25 – 10/29)

Next week (10/25 – 10/29), 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).

  • 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:


  • 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:


  • Data Dashboarding with Plotly for Python

Learn to build a web-based interactive data dashboard with pure Python and Streamlit app. Knowledge of Python is required. Knowledge of HTML/CSS or JavaScript is not required but would be helpful.

This workshop is part of the series Data Visualization on Web Interfaces.

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

Library database for information for academic research

Check out the Articles & Databases and find databases (collections of articles or books) as an annotated bibliography!

1. To find the relevant databases across all collections, use the search bar on the right, under Databases A-Z. Type in a discipline or format.

(Do not get confused with the left-hand search bar “EBSCO Discovery”, which collects articles in one collection only. )

2. Read each description to identify which database covers the years you look for, the countries or topics of your focus. You may have to search several to thoroughly cover your idea.

For example, in the image above, one link leads to the articles between 1969 and 1990, and the other only access to the articles from 1990 to the present.

Squeezed by your assignment? Ask a librarian

When searching for resources for your paper or seeking any help, ask our librarians.

If you’re still worried about what and how to ask for help, here are some tips.


What can I ask?

We’ve seen all kinds of questions students have asked during the appointments:
  1. How do I know when I’ve searched enough?
  2. How to access a journal article, book, or other publication that’s hard to find?
  3. I haven’t used libraries like this much or at all before. How to use BobCat?
  4. I’m not sure where to start and would like to talk it through.
  5. What are the tips about searching in an unfamiliar discipline?
  6. About what I’ve found – is this a publication? Is it credible? Does it count as peer-reviewed?
  7. How to use Zotero, RefWorks, or EndNote?
  8. It is too much and I am not sure how to narrow what I choose to read.

Where to find our librarians?

On Library’s homepage, you can find the chatbox. Type your questions directly to the librarians, and they will respond timely online. (This is not an auto-reply from robots!)

When the chatbox goes offline, you can reach out to us through other channels:

Workshops (10/18 – 10/22)

Next week (10/18 – 10/22), 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).

  • Wikimedia Asian Month and getting a good citation for an image

November is Wikimedian Asian Month. Let’s prepare images to contribute and improve the labels on images already in Wikimedia Commons. Also, learn about citation best practices.

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


  • Wikimedia Asian Month and getting a good citation for an image

November is Wikimedian Asian Month. Let’s prepare images to contribute and improve the labels on images already in Wikimedia Commons. Also, learn about citation best practices.

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


  • Data Visualization with Plotly for JavaScript

Learn how to create interactive graphs on a webpage using Plotly for JavaScript and React app. Basic HTML/ CSS and JavaScript knowledge is required.

This workshop is part of the series Data Visualization on Web Interfaces.

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


  • Data Visualization with Plotly for Python

Explore and build different interactive graphs with Plotly for Python on a Google Colab notebook. Basic Python knowledge is required.

This workshop is part of the series Data Visualization on Web Interfaces.

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

Peek into the World’s Greatest Economic Minds: Selected Books by Nobel Prize Winners

Peek into some of the wisdom from the latest winners of Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

We have selected a few of their amazing books prepared for you.


Immigration, Poverty, and Socioeconomic Inequality

Immigration, Poverty, and Socioeconomic Inequality rigorously explores shifts in population trends, labor market competition, and socioeconomic segregation to investigate how the recent rise in immigration affects economic disadvantage in the United States. – Goodreads

Read


Causal Inference for Statistics, Social, and Biomedical Sciences: An Introduction

Most questions in social and biomedical sciences are causal in nature: what would happen to individuals, or to groups, if part of their environment were changed? In this groundbreaking text, two world-renowned experts present statistical methods for studying such questions. – Goodreads

Read


Mastering ‘Metrics: The Path from Cause to Effect

Applied econometrics, known to aficionados as ‘metrics, is the original data science. ‘Metrics encompasses the statistical methods economists use to untangle cause and effect in human affairs. Through accessible discussion and with a dose of kung fu–themed humor, Mastering ‘Metrics presents the essential tools of econometric research and demonstrates why econometrics is exciting and useful. – Goodreads

Find it in Library 

Read E-book

Bring your laptop, enjoy big screen

If you’re working on a design project and need multiple screens for writing or struggle with coding on a small screen, bring your laptop and connect it to the big screens in the Library!

The “magic spot” to the left of the circulation desk is always there for you.
There are other screens available to be connected to your own device as an extension screen.Look for these HDMI plugs with purple stickers.

If you are not sure which ones are available, come to the circulation desk and we are here to help.

Workshops (10/11 – 10/15)

Next week (10/11 – 10/15), 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

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:


  • 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:


  • Market Insights and Where to Find Them

This is the third workshop of the Business Information Series. No experience is required.

A market is where buyers and sellers can meet to facilitate the exchange or transaction of goods and services. It can be physical like a retail outlet, or virtual like an e-retailer. What are the ingredients of market activities? What are the differences between industries and markets? What tools can you use to get market insights? Where can you find market insights? How can you use those insights 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 Visualization on Web Interfaces

Data doesn’t speak for itself, but visualization is one way to give it its voice. Explore the most popular data visualization libraries and learn how you can use them with your language of choice.

This workshop is part of the series Data Visualization on Web Interfaces.

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