Reading lists

Reading Lists can be overwhelming.  Some are too long; you don’t know where to start. Some are too short; you want to find more. The reason is simple: reading lists on the internet are usually not tailored for you.

This is a screen capture of the writing guides offered by NYU Shanghai. Follow the link to open the four books' records.Here is a reading list offered by NYU SH in library guides. 

But we, as librarians, can help with that. A librarian offers a service called reader’s advisory.  This helps you pick a book to read based on what you like, need, or want.  It is a great responsibility for us, and a great opportunity for you.  Work with the librarian to understand what you have read so we can move forward.  Share what you didn’t understand or didn’t like. Together, we can search for a different perspective, format, or genre to reveal a new point of view on the same topic.  

Since taste and preference in books is very hard to identify, describe, or translate, reader’s advisory doesn’t always succeed.  But librarians have tools for it. Each librarian watches a variety of platforms or emails where specialists share lists and suggestions, identifying new releases or reminding us of old, forgotten gems.  Check in with us to start a conversation.

This is a picture of fourteen books' jackets on display, recommended by Staff in NYU Shanghai library.

Photographer: Qian Qi

Workshops (10/5-10/11)

Next week (10/5-10/11) offers four workshops. Two of them are onsite and two of them are online.

NYU Shanghai workshops

  • Introduction to R 

This workshop gets you started with using R. The session introduces the RStudio interface and key constructs of R, how to read files of various formats, when and how to work with different data types, and essentials of visualizing data. 

There are two sessions of this workshop both held at Academic Building 4F Room 400A Curiosity Lab.

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Citation Clinic Workshops

Have you ever wondered: 

“How do I cite a Youtube Video?”

“Can I cite myself as a translator?”

“Are the citations provided by a database really reliable?”

Whatever your citation questions might be, librarians are here to help. Drop by the Academic Building library on 4F Curiosity Lab for our one-on-one citation clinics, and we’ll help you answer your trickiest citation questions:

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