Silent Study During Finals

During the stressful period of finals, the entire Library and Academic Commons Area will be reserved for Silent Study in responding to students need for solo study.

Discussions and food will NOT be allowed starting from May 11th.

There will also be a coloring station behind the circulation desk to help you relieve stress.

Thanks and good luck!


Affordable Course Content (ACC) and Open Educational Resources (OER)

At the end of April, the Library had the privilege of hosting April Hathcock, Scholarly Communications Librarian at Bobst Library in NY as she visited NYU Shanghai. April generously shared her expertise in copyright, publishing, and scholarly communications. In addition to speaking to our students, faculty and staff on issues in copyright and publishing in academia, April introduced faculty and staff to Affordable Course Content (ACC) and Open Educational Resources (OER) in two workshops. April has had a very active role in the Support for ACC and OER Committee in NY, helping faculty understand OER/ACC and identify resources and strategies for their existing and new courses.

In these workshops, April explained the difference between Affordable Course Content and Open Educational Resources, and what NYU Libraries can do to support faculty who are interested in using these materials in their own instruction:

  • Affordable Course Content or ACC is course material that is provided to students for their learning at little to no cost.
  • Open Educational Resources or OER are materials that are created for public use, reuse, and modification. The OER movement is part of a broader effort in international higher education to make learning materials more affordable and accessible for students.
  • Besides helping students saving thousands of RMB, using ACC and OER may make textbooks and readings readily available for students before a semester starts, and could make the learning experience more interactive.

April also demonstrated several multi-disciplinary open textbook repositories that provide access to open textbooks and other educational resources, including: The Open Textbook Library and OpenStax. Both are reputable OER sources which contain open access peer-reviewed academic textbooks.

To learn more about ACC and OER, please visit this research guide on the topic: For faculty and staff who were unable to attend these workshops, the Library is happy to meet with you one-on-one to discuss these resources. E-mail to talk to a librarian.

April workshop

Database Trials

NYU Shanghai Library users now have trial online access to the following databases. Please send your feedback, evaluation, comments, and questions to

Financial Times
Trail from now through April 30th, 2017

The Financial Times ( is the online edition of the daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news internationally.

North-China Daily News & Herald Newspapers and Hong Lists
Trail from now through May 17th, 2017

The CNBKSY Database is a database of both English- and Chinese-language newspapers of the 19th and early 20th centuries from the collections of The Shanghai Library.

The Newspapers listed below are available for trial:

  • The North-China HeraldFounded in 1850, it was the first English newspaper published in Shanghai.
  • The North-China Daily NewsOriginally a supplement to The North-China Herald, the News later increased in importance, while the Herald became its supplement.
  • The North-China Desk Hong ListProvides both general and detailed information about various firms, enterprises and agencies (foreign agencies in particular) in Shanghai and other major cities around China.

Macroeconomic and Real Estate Database
Trail from now through June 10, 2017

Macroeconomic and Real Estate Database is developed by the National Information Center and hosted via China Real Estate Information Website, a professional real estate website that keeps track of current development and trends of China’s real estate industry.

The database consists of literature information, regulations & policies, statistics, housing transactions, land market, market quotes, etc.

Keep Up with Current Events

Want to keep up with current events, but not ready to subscribe to ALL of the newspapers and magazines you love? Good news! You can access many of your favorite news sources through the NYU Libraries. Check out our newest Research Guide on Accessing Current News Sources, hot off the presses from our colleagues in New York.

You can browse through some of our more popular news sources, browse newspapers by keyword using one of the recommended databases, and learn how to find the most recent issues of a specific newspaper. Questions, comments, or suggestions? Come visit us in the library, or send us an e-mail.

Visiting Librarian from Abu Dhabi

Please join us in welcoming Meggan Houlihan, the First-Year Experience and Instruction Librarian, to NYU Shanghai. She is visiting us from our campus in Abu Dhabi for the month of April.  During that time she’ll be providing research assistance in person and online, and will be teaching several library instruction sessions throughout the month.  Meggan will be located in Room 410 in the library administrative offices.  Please stop by, or email her,if you would like to speak with her, setup a research consultation, oRP_IMG_0290 (4)r just say hello.

New Database: CNKI China Statistical Yearbooks Database

NYU users now have access to the CNKI China Statistical Yearbooks Database.

CSYD is the continuously updated statistical yearbooks database in China, including all aspects and fields, such as national accounting, fixed assets investment, population and human resources, people’s living conditions and price indices, enterprises and institutions, finance, natural resources, energy and environment, political and public administration, peasants & agriculture & rural area, industry, construction, transportation and telecommunication, domestic trade and foreign trade, touring catering, education and technology, culture and sports, public health, etc.

Please enjoy exploring CSYD.


Bloomberg Terminal

Now we are introducing Bloomberg to you all. Bloomberg terminal is an excellent resource for finding real-time financial market data and business news information. Please come to the library to learn and know more about it especially if you are majoring in finance, or aspire to pursue a finance major. The terminal is located behind the library’s circulation desk and is available for use 24/7. Watch the video to learn some basics about what it can offer and how you can access it!

Visiting Librarian from New York City

Please join us in welcoming Daniel Perkins, the NYU Global Services Librarian, to NYU Shanghai. He is visiting us from our campus in New York City for the month of March.  During that time he’ll be providing research assistance in person and online, and will be conducting several library workshops throughout the month.  Dan will be located in Room 410 in the library administrative offices.  Please stop by, or email him, if you would like to speak with him, setup a research consultation, or just say hello.