Mastering Career Fair: E-Books and Videos

Ready for the Fall Career Fair this Friday? We have some books and courses to help you prepare for it.

When Can You Start? the insider’s guide to job search and career success.

When Can You Start? shows job seekers:

  • What they are really selling
  • How to identify success using a skill set
  • The best ways to conduct a proactive job search
  • Effective evaluation and negotiation tactics to earn optimum compensation and benefits

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Interview Questions in Business Analytics

This book contains more than 200 questions based on consultations with hiring managers and technical professionals already working in analytics. – Goodreads

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Become a Successful Job Hunter

Plan your career path.

Discover and identify job opportunities.

Learn the most effective interview techniques.

This is a learning path of 11 useful, free courses

Click to access LinkedIn Learning

Helpful Books and Courses for Finance

Get ready for Finance campus recruitment?

Check out some helpful resources for you!

金融求职宝典: 玩转金融业的正确姿势

<Job hunting guide: how to get a great job in finance>

From campus recruitment to internship, this is an industry map to guide your tour in the major sectors of Finance.

Interview Tips for Finance Professionals

Join career coach and former financial professional Jena Viviano in this course, get primed and polished for your next interview. 

Breaks down the three most common types of roles and explains what hiring managers are looking for in the right candidate. 

Get tips to keep your nerves at bay and help your personality and talent shine through.

*To access LinkedIn Learning, click here

Vault Guide to Finance Interviews

A must-have resource for anyone seeking a job with an investment bank, mutual fund, hedge fund, commercial bank, or other financial institution.


If you have questions about business resources, please email Henry Huang, Business Librarian at

Free Access to New York Times and Wall Street Journal

Did you know you can access to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal for free?Our library now offers subscription to all students, faculty, and staff, free of charge.

If you are a new subscriber

The process for accessing the journals is simple. To create your new, free accounts, use these links:

Activate your New York Times subscription.

Activate your Wall Street Journal subscription.

Already reading New York Times?

Reactivate your existing New York Times account by the following steps:

  1. Log out of on all your devices.

  2. Go to

  3. Find your school name by selecting “New York University” from the dropdown menu.

  4. Click “Already have an account? Log in here.

  5. Input your existing New York Times login credentials.

  6. Select your status as “student” (enter your graduation date) or “faculty/staff.

  7. Click “Login” and you will be directed to

By reactivating your account, you reaffirm your consent to the Terms of Service and acknowledge the Privacy Policy. If you have any questions, please send an email to from your verified school email address.


Reactivate your existing Wall Street Journal account

If you are already a Wall Street Journal subscriber, you need to reactivate your subscription to take advantage of the free one. Here’s how:

  1. Call 1-800-JOURNAL to cancel your personal subscription.

  2. Go to to activate your free Wall Street Journal university account.

  3. Select your “Account type” as either “Student” (enter your graduation date) or “Professor/Staff.”

  4. Input your email and create a password, then click “Create.”

  5. A confirmation page will confirm that your academic WSJ account has been activated. Click on “Okay, Let’s Go” to customize your experience.

If you have any questions, please contact or 1-800-JOURNAL.

New Changes in Library

Welcome and welcome back for Fall 2021! No matter where you are, we are excited to meet you on the 4th floor in the Academic Building, at Shinmay, or remotely online. We have new resources and services ready for you:

The Wire China 

The  Library  now subscribes to The Wire China, a weekly news magazine dedicated to understanding and explaining China’s economic rise, and its influence on global business, finance, trade, labor and the environment.

Caixin (财新) Chinese Edition 

Many have asked about Caixin’s Chinese edition. It’s available now! Caixin’s English and Chinese editions offer unique content, as well as some duplicate articles.

Career Development Collection

Planning to take a test for graduate school? Working on your resume and interview skills? Exploring majors and careers? Stop by this expanded collection curated by the Library and CDC for inspiration. 

Enter the Library with Digital ID 

Tap your phone to enter the Library! Our entrance now supports both physical campus card and the new digital ID.

 Roary is back!

Some of you may remember Roary, the Library’s newest member! This semester, Roary will bring back the popular Libroary Thursdays with new games, activities and SWAG! Stay tuned to Library’s WeChat and Engage event page for Roary’s return. 

Beyond Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper

Have you read Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper? Stop by the Library’s display to taste this sweet-sour memoir, this year’s NYU Shanghai Reads selection. Explore additional books and videos curated here, or watch this video tutorial to discover other Library materials to whet your appetite for the year ahead! 

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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Why search for a “literature review” or “annotated bibliography”?

College research ain’t easy. It’s nothing like the papers from high school, because the training wheels are off. You are part of the academic conversation. New vocabulary, technical writing, and using citations to talk with scholars/professors about proof you have done your homework behind the thoughts.

Luckily, while not a short-cut, there is a wise tool to add to your skillset. In the library’s databases, you can search
“Literature review” AND “your topic”

Remember to use the double quote mark to help the computer ignore:

  1. literature without the reviews, 
  2. reviews that aren’t about your topic, and
  3. Articles that mention your topic but are not “literature reviews.”  (the image below is of a Venn diagram of literature AND review– with a subcircle inside the overlap for  “literature review” )

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Why doesn’t BobCat or ProQuest work like Google?

Librarians and professors suggest you start your research process from the library’s website because of filtering (described in our previous post). The librarians collect scholarly (peer-reviewed) material. That doesn’t mean every book on the shelf is perfect. Some may have been retracted or disproven yet remain part of a historical record. Recent examples are Frey’s A Million Little Pieces or when Krakauer disproved Mortenson’s Three Cups of Tea

                                             Information surrounding us (~6 min)As a scholar yourself, in order to build your own ideas, part of your work is to double-check, verify, or cross-reference what others have said or written about the documents you are reading and citing . Who knows? You may find the first voice announcing major errors identified through new techniques or new information.

I–perhaps oddly–prefer the deliberate search bars of ProQuest and BobCat. Filters (usually on the left of the screen in a results page) are explicit and focus a broadsearch into something more specific to your needs. Unlike Google, typing more words into BobCat’s or ProQuest’s search bars will not help you. Start with two words then use the filters.Check in with a librarian. We can share screens with you in chat at Ask a Librarian{point out the contact us feature at the bottom of wechat? Or add a screen clip of the “Chat with us” from the library homepage}. If you have time, ask for instructions on how to run the search or select the filters yourself.

Why not just use Google?

When you’ve searched Google for a book, has Google ever suggested, “Go to your local library”?


The cover of the book "Invisible Women"

Imagining this is the book you are looking for. You typed the name in and the result is like this:

A screenshot of the results of searching the book, Invisible Women, on Google

But none of these results will tell you that your Library already has it

Part of that is on us, librarians: we haven’t opened our data and we are working on that. But it’s also because we (libraries) don’t pay Google to promote us. No one really knows Google’s algorithm, so it is hard to guess what sources it isn’t showing you 

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