22.3.14 Library Service Update

Dear faculty, students, and staff,

In responding to the new changes of COVID regulation, our Library is here to support your learning, teaching and research. Contact us whenever you have any questions. We are available during regular working hours at shanghai.library@nyu.edu. For 24/7 assistance, you could also use the “Ask a Librarian” chat box on the website to receive instant responses to your questions. Through this instant chat service, librarians can assist you with a range of questions, including complex research questions, citation help, using e-resources, and guidance using ILL request forms.

Research and Instructional Technology Services

RITS has gathered some resources useful for online teaching and assessments to respond to the new changes in campus access and online instructions.
Should you need any support, please get in touch with RITS at shanghai.RITS@nyu.edu. We would offer consultation remotely by request.

Financial Terminals Remote Access

NYU Shanghai Library will open the financial terminals remote access to those who need to use them for course assignments and research projects during the remote teaching period, starting from March 14th, 2022.

Important Note:

  • You should use financial terminals only for the purpose of course assignments or scholarly research, with the knowledge that for-profit and/or personal uses are forbidden.
  • Please only log on to the terminal after reserving your time (China Standard Time). Only one user can use the Bloomberg/Wind service at a time. We ask our users to be attentive to their booked slots. Anyone who violates the policy will be banned from using the terminal until the end of the semester. 
  • Each Bloomberg/Wind terminal has a download limit through Excel Add-In (also known as API). When the terminal is at its limit, you will see an error message when loading data and wait for a week (for Wind) or a month (for Bloomberg) before it resets. Please remember to be considerate to fellow users – only download what you need or export data from the terminal interface directly which doesn’t count in the download limit of Excel Add-In.
  • If all the time slots for Bloomberg are booked, consider using Refinitive Workspace, also known as Eikon and the successor product to Thomson ONE. You can log in via the web platform, or via Refinitiv’s Mac and PC software on your own computer without booking a time slot. Individual account creation is required before you can log in. Librarians at Bobst Library process the requests once a week.
  • Please turn your VPN (vpn.shanghai.nyu.edu) on before you access Bloomberg, Wind or Refinitiv Workspace remotely. If you have any questions on VPN, please contact IT for help through shanghai.it.help@nyu.edu.

    To apply for remote access, please fill out applications online

    Bloomberg: https://forms.gle/L8dVmrf1SMzdczND6
    Wind: https://forms.gle/9RyjYQvKKTrUgvC9A 

Access & Borrowing

If you need help with acquiring library materials, or have any concern regarding your loaned items, please contact us at shanghai.circulation@nyu.edu.
For materials not available to you immediately, we highly recommend you to request scanned copies of a book chapter or journal article through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.

Meanwhile, we encourage you to access millions of e-resources through the Library website, which covers databases, ebooks, and multimedia resources.

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.

 

Films and books from Asian American Perspectives

Have you ever wondered about your own culture?
Are you curious about your neighbor’s history?
A series of Asian-related books & films are on display or available online

American Chinese Stories:

Other East Asian related

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What’s the big difference between the resources I find with Baidu/Google and those the professor or librarian prefers?

This is a huge question!  Recently, I heard Baidu might have lost some of its authority as a source a while ago.  That is, a few years ago, people questioned how each answer was decided and shared on Baidu.  Similar to Facebook in 2020: who saw which posts?  Who decided which posts would appeal to me?

Endorsement type leads to wishful identification or trustworthiness. Both are associated with perceived similarity or expertise, respectively.  Both then lead to attitudes and intentions to purchasing a product.

Conceptual Model of celebrity or influence

That’s exactly the right thing to ask!  How did it get there?  What does appeal mean?

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Upcoming Library Workshop at Shinmay

Next week (4/5 – 4/11), join us for the following event. Plan ahead for term papers by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage(for in-person workshops).

  • Essential Library Skills: The Citation-Savvy Student

Thursday, 8 April 1 PM – 2 PM (China Standard Time)

“What’s the point of an in-text citation, and how it is different from my list of references?”

“How do I cite a book? How do I cite online sources, like Youtube Videos or comments on a blog?”

“What’s the best way to kickstart my research and find resources for a research project?”

Do these questions sound familiar to you? Mastering citations is an essential skill for undergraduate success, and this workshop will introduce you to techniques for creating, navigating, and using citations like a sophisticated scholar. Bring your computer and any questions you have about citations & library research!

Location: Shinmay 33F Room 33A

This workshop will be held in person, registration is not required but encouraged if you would like to receive a calendar invite or event reminders.

Hope to see you there!

Next Week: Jeopardy! Game at Shinmay Building

Next week (3/29 – 4/4), join us for the following event. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage(for in-person workshops).

Next Week: Jeopardy! Game at Shinmay Building

Thursday, 1 April 1 PM – 2 PM (China Standard Time)

Prepare for adventure in NYU Libraries! Want to know how many libraries are located in NYC? Want to find resources for a specific subject or how long you can borrow a book? Come play the NYU Libraries Jeopardy! Game and win prizes!

Cookies and beverages will be provided!

Location: Shinmay 33A

No RSVP needed.

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Workshop and Library Event

Next week (3/15 – 3/21), join us for the following workshop. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage(for in-person workshops).

  • Intro to Data Analysis with Python – For Non-Programmers

Friday, 19 March 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM (China Standard Time)

This workshop introduces students 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.

Cookies and beverages will be provided!

Location: Room 415 @ Academic Building

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

  • Series Event: Libroary Thursdays

Libroary Thursdays(pronunciation: lai-b-roa-ry) feature the handiest tricks and useful know-hows of NYU Shanghai Library. In addition to getting various event-based gifts (first come, first served!), you are also encouraged to earn Libroary badges online. Those who have collected the most badges will enter our lucky draw to win the final prizes!

  • First Prize: 200RMB gift + Event T-shirt, 2 winners
  • Second Prize: 100RMB gift + Event canvas tote bag, 3 winners
  • Third Prize: Event T-shirt + Event canvas tote bag, 5 winners

Past Event(3/11):

Next Event: March 25th 

Come and meet Roary on 4F every other Thursday!

“Libroary Thursdays” First Event on March 11

Rumour has it that some long-gone creature has found its way back to the earth. The only thing we know is that it craves knowledge and companionship -especially from the youngsters.No way, it was spotted in our Library! Help!! What should we do?
To comfort this curious little creature and celebrate his new friendship with us, we named him Roary, as roar means “I love you” in dinosaur. Now we introduce a fun event series called Libroary Thursdays (pronunciation: lai-b-roa-ry) to you, with our beloved new friend Roary!


Libroary Thursdays
 feature the handiest tricks and useful know-hows of NYU Shanghai Library. In addition to getting various event-based gifts (first come, first served!), you are also encouraged to earn Libroary badges online. Those who have collected the most badges will enter our lucky draw to win the final prizes!

First Prize
: 200RMB gift + Event T-shirt, 2 winners
Second Prize: 100RMB gift + Event canvas tote bag, 3 winners
Third Prize: Event T-shirt + Event canvas tote bag, 5 winners
1st Event
Time: 1-3 pm, 03/11/2021
Place: Library
Event QR code 
Mark your calendar and roar with us!

Workshops (3/8 – 3/14)

Next week (3/8 – 3/14), 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 & Using Primary Sources

Image credit: Manuscript by Tom Coates, via Flicker.com (CC BY-NC 2.0)

  • Monday, 8 March 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM (China Standard Time) @ Shinmay 33A
  • Tuesday, 9 March 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM (China Standard Time) @ Academic Building 400A

Primary sources give you valuable insight into historical figures and events. Maps, diaries, newspapers, photographs, and other types of ephemera are both important and challenging to find. In this workshop, you’ll learn about special databases we subscribe to for primary source materials, and strategies for discovering and ethically using these resources from open-web repositories.

This workshop has two sessions for Go-local students and NYU Shanghai students, please choose the one that fits your schedule.

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


  • Dotmocracy

Dotmocracy example

Wednesday, 10 March 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (China Standard Time)

Questions about when the library is open? How to find and download an ebook? How to cite in your paper so you don’t get accused of plagiarism? Come to this workshop, where you get to pick what you want to learn!

Location: Fuhui 9F Room120

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


  • Intro to Data Structures – For Non-Programmers

Friday, 12 March 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM (China Standard Time)

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.

Cookies and beverages will be provided!

Location: Room 415 @ Academic Building

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

Hope to see you there!