Help you power through finals: Long Night Against Procrastination

Getting anxious for your final exams and projects? Library, ARC and Student Health Center are here to help you prepare for them!

Join us on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 6-7 from 6 – 8 PM for a Long Night Against Procrastination. Maximize your productivity, and cross all the items on your to-do lists!

6 – 8 PM (Shanghai), Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 6-7 | Library, 4th Floor, Academic Building

Research Librarians and Writing and Speaking Fellows will be available for consultations during this time. You can ask for help with:

  • Researching for your paper
  • Citing your sources and developing your works cited
  • Writing support for any stage of the writing process (organization, clarity, and more!)

PLUS: snacks, drinks, de-stress programs, ARC resources, and some encouraging words.

Library jargon for your research during finals

Getting confused with some library terms but too shy to ask? Trying to make the best of our library resource for your research during finals?

This alphabetical glossary is designed to introduce you to some of the terminology commonly used in our academic library setting including but not limited to offline searching.

A list containing citations to the resources used in writing a research paper or other document.

Book stacks
Shelves in the library where materials—typically books—are stored. Books in the book stacks are normally arranged by call number. May be referred to simply as the “stacks.”

Call Number
A group of letters and/or numbers that identifies a specific item in a library and provides a way for organizing library holdings. Our library uses the Library of Congress Call Numbers.

Circulation desk
The place in the library where you check out, renew, and return library materials. You may also place a hold, report an item missing from the shelves, or pay late fees or fines there.

Course reserve
A selection of books, articles, videotapes, or other materials that instructors want students to read or view for a particular course. You may check out print reserve materials for four hours.

A collection of information stored in an electronic format that can be searched by a computer.

A request by a user to a library that a book checked out to another person be saved for that user when it is returned.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
A service that allows you to borrow materials from other libraries through your own library.

International Standard Book Number – A thirteen-digit number (formerly 10 digits) assigned to each edition and variation of a book.

A publication, issued on a regular basis, which contains scholarly research published as articles, papers, research reports, or technical reports.

Primary source
A document or record containing firsthand information or original data on a topic.
Primary sources are created contemporaneously with the topic they describe. Examples include original manuscripts, articles reporting original research or thought, photographs, drawings, memos, financial records, posters, film footage, interviews, government documents, public records, artifacts, and newspaper clippings.
Primary sources also include first-hand accounts that were documented later, such as letters, diaries, autobiographies, memoirs, eyewitness accounts, and oral histories.

A request for the return of library material before the due date.

A lengthening (or extension) of the loan period for library materials.

Secondary sources
Materials such as books and journal articles that analyze primary sources. Secondary sources usually provide evaluation or interpretation of data or evidence found in original research or documents such as historical manuscripts or memoirs.

Style manual
An information source providing guidelines for people who are writing research papers. A style manual outlines specific formats for arranging research papers and citing the sources that are used in writing the paper.

Still confused? Ask us! Chat/Email/Appointment
Check out these websites of other university libraries:USC Library Terminology: Glossary of Library Terms

Camden-Carroll Library Glossary of Library Terms: Figuring out our Jargon

USC UPSTATE Glossary of Library Terms: Glossary of Library Terms

Social Media for Social Good: Twitter API Deciphered in Small Bytes

On November 18, NYU Shanghai Library’s Data Services will host an event to introduce Twitter API as an accessible tool to retrieve data, conduct research, or build projects. Guest speakers will showcase their research and products for social good accomplished with the Twitter APIs. Start exploring the breadth of projects you can initiate or contribute to!

This event will be mix-mode.

Lunch will be provided. Sessions are free come free go.

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 944 5574 6040


11 AM – 11:45 AM (Shanghai) | 10 PM – 10:45 PM (EST)

The farmers protest in India and the mobilization of the diaspora on Twitter

Dr. Stein Monteiro will present recent research on how online activism by diaspora groups living outside their home country can influence political activity in the home country through social media. Stein looks at the case of the #FarmersProtest movement in India, and the influence that the diaspora in Canada, US, UK, Australia and Gulf countries had on the overall Twitter conversation.

Dr. Stein Monteiro is a Senior Research Associate at Ryerson University (Toronto) in the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration program. Stein’s research looks at the integration of new immigrant groups into the host country’s culture and labour market.

1 AM – 1:45 PM (Shanghai) | 12 AM – 12:45 AM (EST)

A Social Media Study on the Effects of Psychiatric Medication Use

Professor Bruno Abrahao will showcase his research, A Social Media Study on the Effects of Psychiatric Medication Use, for our community to learn how they may collect and extract information from web services through APIs, and inspire the audience to explore the breadth of projects they can initiate or contribute to with developer tools as such.

Bruno Abrahao is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Business Analytics at NYU Shanghai.

1:50 AM – 2:35 PM (Shanghai) | 12:50 AM – 1:35 AM (EST)

Twitter API Walkthrough

Twitter’s Senior Developer Advocate Suhem Parack will show us how to leverage social media data for our next project with the Twitter API. Feel free to bring your questions about accessing and using the Twitter API.

Suhem Parack is a Sr. Developer Advocate at Twitter who helps students and academics use the Twitter API for research.

2:40 AM – 3:30 PM (Shanghai) | 1:40 AM – 2:30 AM (EST)

Peta Bencana (Disaster Map Foundation in Southeast Asia)

Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 Nashin Mahtani will showcase her work on the life-saving platform, where she helped leverage data via Twitter API and co-led the platform expansion from a real-time flood mapping system serving 50 million people in Indonesia to a multi-hazard mapping platform serving over 350 million people in South East Asia. With a background in architecture, Nashin’s applied and research investigations center around water polities and infrastructures, communication and media philosophies, and epigenetic adaptations.

Nashin Mahtani is the director of Yayasan Peta Bencana (Disaster Map Foundation), a South-East Asian based non-profit organization developing software infrastructures for community-led disaster co-management. In 2021 she was recognized by Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 for her contributions to the region’s social issues.

Workshop – Ethnographic Research in China

You are invited to the China Research Series, offered in collaboration with the Library & faculty in the Global China Studies program! This week, we are going to talk about Ethnographic Research in China together with Professor Amir Happel.

The workshop is open to all, especially the Capstone students whose projects will involve resources & methodologies in Chinese Research.

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Shanghai), Friday, November 19 | Room 415 (Immersive Media Lab) + Zoom Meeting ID: 691 9762 062

RSVP in Google Form:

Leak of Top Secret! – What We Are Offering on Double Eleven (11·11)

Libroary Thursday again – but different!

Begin your amazing journey at the welcome station right in front of the elevator on the 4th floor, where alluring games and challenging questions are here waiting for you. You can earn stamps at game stations and exchange them for lovely prizes!

Here’s a quick peak at our games:

Target Game
Can you hit the target right in the middle with those shiny little darts? If not, don’t worry, here’s an alternative plan. Draw a lot from the corresponding box, and see what’s there waiting for you.

Kahoot Game
Take a friend with you, or make one at the spot. Compete in pairs, and the fun doubles.

Matching Game
This is a test on your memory and your knowledge about our library services. Pair questions with their answers. Stamps favor those with a quick hand and a good memory.

Ping-pong Game
Enjoy playing ping-pong on the basement floor? Then you can be a winner of our new game, too. This time we are using ping-pong and chopsticks (or spoon?). See who can move faster while keeping balance, and answer questions correctly.

Participants get stamps, and winners get more. More stamps lead to bigger prizes!
You can be our best prize winner! (Notice: First come first served)

Any time between 12 – 2 PM, Thursday, 11/11/2021 | Library, 4th Floor, Academic Building

Scan the QR code to RSVP!

Bloomberg Training Session | Next Monday, Nov.8

Need financial market data for your research project? Come to the Bloomberg training session to get a head start!

In this workshop, the Bloomberg analyst will share with you the basics and functions of using the Bloomberg terminals, focusing on the module of Fixed Income:

  • World Bond Market,
  • Fixed Income Trading,
  • Yield, and Spread Analysis,
  • Bond Rating,
  • News Search, and
  • Data API.

He will also exemplify those concepts in real business and practical implications, like getting trading data for government bonds (liquidity, trading volumes, etc.).

12 PM – 1:30 PM, Monday, 11/8/2021 | Room 400A, Academic Building

This workshop is open to all students in person and online. Due to Bloomberg’s policy, there will be no recording provided after the session. Workshop slides can be shared with the participants if needed.

Scan the QR code to RSVP!

Bloomberg Terminal Access

Bloomberg is a terminal-bound financial services platform that provides analysis and quotes, which is an excellent resource for finding real-time financial market data and business news information. It is especially useful for students majoring in Finance or aspiring to pursue a Finance major!

Bloomberg terminals remote access will cease by the end of 2021.  We provide on-site access to support your needs.

NYU Shanghai Library has one Bloomberg terminal located in the Academic Commons, opposite to the Wind terminal, and it is available for use 24/7.

If you’re in New York, Bobst Library’s Business Library has three terminals situated in the south wing of the 5th floor and one located on Lower Level 1 (24/7 access).

(Booking is required for both types of access.)

You can find out more about how to use Bloomberg on our Bloomberg Guide, or check out our short introductory video!

Workshop – Text Mining and Qualitative Approaches

Need some data analysis for your final project? Stuck at the research part of your capstone?

Using the same texts, this workshop applies both text mining (TM) and qualitative data analysis (QDA) approaches to explore the vaccination expectations of a sampled U.S. universities across states.

The two sessions, held back-to-back, compare and contrast the TM and QDA approaches towards the same materials through demonstration and hands-on exercises. We will use Voyant for TM and Taguette for QDA. No prior knowledge of either method required!

10-11:30 AM, Friday, November 5 | Room 400A, Academic Building