Peek into people’s career choices

What made you decide to be a…(psychologist, interior designer, therapist, etc.) ?

Take a break from your study, research and overwhelming information.

We picked some documentaries featuring interesting career options for you. They might give you a new perspective to think about your career possibilities.

Get inspired by these fascinating personal trajectories.

All documentaries are available on Kanopy, a streaming video website.

Recommend to log in to it here.

Becoming a Psychologist

Five prominent psychologists provide inspirational, behind-the-scenes insights into the driving factors that led them to study psychology and become professional psychologists.


2 Career Compass: Jobs In Housing & Interior Design

Explore the careers of an architect, general contractor and interior designer and other related professionals. Learn how their combined knowledge turns the idea of a house into a reality.


Jobs in Clothing, Textiles & Fashion

Explore the world of a clothing designer, fashion journalist and boutique owner and learn about other career opportunities available in the clothing and textiles industry.


Becoming a Physicist

Nine leading physicists describe fascinating aspects of their personal trajectories of how they became the professional scientists that they are today at prestigious institutions around the world.


Becoming a Historian

Five accomplished scholars describe passionately how certain personal experiences were crucial in triggering their interest in history and inspiring them to become historians.


Became an Environmentalist

Fascinating insights from marine biologist Edie Widder, Ocean Research & Conservation Assocataion, and business Professor Andre Hoffman, University of Michigan, about the different paths they followed to become environmental scientists.


Becoming a Therapist

This video presents the insider’s story of student therapists during their Internship or Practicum year. What’s it like seeing your first clients? How do you handle making mistakes? How do you get the most out of Supervision?

Kanopy Streaming provides access to thousands of contemporary and classic feature films and documentaries, from the major Hollywood studios and well as independent and international filmmakers.

Keep up with Global News

Want to keep up with current events?

Good news!

You can access many of your favorite news sources through the NYU Libraries.

Check out some most popular media platforms for free!

👇 Click the titles to access

The New York Times

  • Diverse channels and perspectives: business, sports, arts, and science

  • Using NYU email address to create a free account first

  • App access: Yes

  • Podcast: The Daily, Sway, The Argument, The Book Review, The Ezra Klein Show, Popcast, Modern Love, Still Processing, The Sunday Read

Wall Street Journal

  • Breaking news and current headlines particularly in business and finance from the US and around the world

  • Using NYU email address to create a free account first

  • App access: Yes

  • Podcast: Bad Bets, What’s News, Minute Briefing, Tech News Briefing, Your Money Briefing, Opinion: Potomac Watch, The Journal, WSJ’s The Future of Everything, The Data Agenda, UBS Business Unusual

A step by step guide to get free access to NYT & WSJ

Caixin Global

  • Up-to-date financial and business news in China

  • No registration required

  • 财新网 also available, independent from its English version, including the magazine 财新周刊

  • App access: Yes

  • Podcast: China Biz Roundup, China Stories, Caixin-Sinica Business Brief

Financial Times

(Currently for NYU Shanghai Only)

  • Stay connected to global news, commentaries, data and analysis

  • No registration required

  • App access: Yes

  • Podcast: FT News Briefing, FT Weekend, Working It, Payne’s Politics, Rachman Review, Top Stories Today, Money Clinic with Claer Barrett

Harvard Business Review

  • A general management magazine, covers a wide range of topics that include leadership, negotiation, strategy, operations, marketing, and finance.

  • No registration required

  • App access: No

  • Podcast: HBR IdeaCast, Women at Work, Dear HBR, Coaching Real Leaders, The Anxious Achiever, Exponential View, Cold Call, Race at Work, After Hours

The Economist

  • Focus on current affairs, international business, politics, and technology

  • No registration required

  • App access: No

  • Podcast: Editor’s Picks, Checks and Balance, The Intelligence, The Economist Asks, Money Talks, Babbage, The World Ahead

Times Higher Education

  • Academic data, world university rankings, news, opinions, features and book reviews

  • Using NYU email address to create a free account first

  • App access: No

  • Podcast: THE podcast

The Wire China

  • Stories of China’s economic rise, and its influence on global business, finance, trade, labor and the environment

  • No registration required

  • App access: No

South China Morning Post

  • News and insights from Hong Kong, China and the world
  • No registration required
  • App access: No
  • Podcast: Inside China, China Geopolitics, Eat Drink Asia, Post Books Podcast, Behind the Story, Inside China Tech, Asia Briefing, The Adventure Trail, Morning Studio
China Core Newspapers

  • A platform for browsing 617 Chinese popular newspapers starting from 2000

  • Featured Titles: 人民日报, 光明日报, 经济日报, 中国教育报, 中国人口报, 中国证券报, 中国青年报, 环球时报, 解放日报, 解放军报, 文汇报, 东方早报, 上海证券报, 第一财经日报

  • No registration required

  • App access: No

Check out our Research Guide on Accessing Current News Sources. You can browse through some of our more popular news sourcesbrowse newspapers by keyword using one of the recommended databases, and learn how to find the most recent issues of a specific newspaper.

Get Free Magazines on Your Phone

Looking for some leisure reading on a rainy day?

Waiting in line for the COVID PCR test?

Taking a break from online classes?

Take a look at these two digital platforms, which you can get a huge selection of magazines on your phone, tablet or PC — all at no charge.

01 Flipster

  • Easy-to-read, unlimited access to digital magazines, download for offline reading

  • Featured Titles: The Atlantic, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Fortune, the New Yorker, Wired, and Vanity Fair

  • No registration required

02 Pressreader

  • 7000+ newspapers and magazines from 150 countries and in 65 languages

  • Featured Titles: Beijing Review, Chicago Tribune, China Daily, New York Post, The Guardian, The Washington Post, BBC History Magazine, ELLE, Vogue, National Geographic Traveller, Modern Dog, and Modern Cat

  • No registration required


Enjoy reading! If you have any questions, contact us at

Music Library on Your Phone

Whether you’re looking for western classical music, jazz recordings, folk music, or ethnographic recordings, NYU Libraries has several streaming audio databases to help you find high-quality sound recordings from world-class performers, along with detailed liner notes that you might not find through services such as Youtube or Youku.


Naxos Music Library has an emphasis on Western classical music and selections of world music and folk recordings


Naxos Jazz Music Library has rich resources for sound recordings that you can stream directly from your computer.

On the go? 

Take Naxos with you with the Naxos or Naxos Jazz mobile apps, available through iTunes and Google Play

HOW to access the mobile apps?

Step 1

Download the app from your respective store:

A. Naxos Music Library (iTunes, Google Play)

B. NML-Jazz (iTunes, Google Play)

Step 2

If you have a Student Playlist account,

your email address and password will also act as your login credentials for the NML mobile apps.


If you do not have a Student Playlist account, sign up or ask a librarian for help.

Step 3

Complete the registration process by clicking the activation link in your email.

Step 4

The email address and password you assign will act as your login credentials for the NML mobile apps.

Congratulations! You’re now ready to save personal playlists, and enjoy NML wherever you go. Log in to the NML app and enjoy!

(Please note that under certain rare circumstances, it can take up to 15 minutes for your registration to be completed.)

Remote Access to Financial Terminals

During the remote teaching period, you might need to use financial terminals for your course assignment and research project remotely.

NYU Shanghai Library opens the financial terminals remote access from March 14th, 2022.

To apply for remote access, please fill out applications online:


Important Notes:

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 ( on before you access Bloomberg, Wind or Refinitiv Workspace remotely. If you have any questions on VPN, please contact IT for help through

Book Highlight to Celebrate Women’s History Month

“Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.”

——Michelle Obama

Women’s History Month – March is a month to recognize, celebrate, and honor the experiences and achievements of women around the world.

We select some resources in our Library to cherish women globally. Although it is impossible to be fully comprehensive, we hope to honor women’s contributions and empower more women in various fields.

The Awakening by Kate ChopinThe link for the book: The Awakening

Physical copy available

Lotus: A Novel by Lijia ZhangThe link for the book: Lotus: A Novel

Physical copy available

The Book of Change by Eileen ChangThe link for the book: The Book of Change

Physical copy available

Half a lifelong romance (半生缘) by Eileen ChangThe link for the book: Half a lifelong romance (半生缘)

Physical copy available (both in Chinese and English)

The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson

The link for the book: The selected poems of Emily Dickinson

Physical copy available

Valley of Amazement by Amy TanThe link for the book: Valley of Amazement

Physical copy available

How Women Rise by Sally Helgesen & Marshall GoldsmithThe link for the book: How Women Rise

Physical copy available

The Short Story of Women Artists by Susie HodgeThe link for the book: The short story of women artists

Physical copy available

Women, Art, and Society by Whitney ChadwickThe link for the book: Women, art, and society

Physical copy available

Nice Chinese Girls Don’t Film directed by Jennifer AbodThe link for online streaming: Nice Chinese Girls Don’t

Is there a poet, author, musician, or artist whose works you’d like added to this list? Please email us and make a suggestion to – we love your input!

For more information and resources about the art books, literature, and films available at NYU Shanghai, click this link for the non-comprehensive list!x

YOU ARE LIMITLESS | Book Spotlight for Your Career Day

Ready for the 2022 I AM LIMITLESS Conference hosted by CDC from March 5 to March 11?

We are as excited as you and would love to share some e-books with you on exploring your career potential. Check them out!

Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier: Unlock Your Career Potential

Social Skills: Developing Effective Interpersonal Communication

Navigating work and life boundaries: insights for distributed knowledge professionals

Join the 2022 I AM LIMITLESS Conference hosted by CDC:
  • 4 Spotlight Social Impact Talks (March 5, Saturday)
  • 5 NYU Shanghai Alumni Dialogues (March 5, Saturday)
  • 8 Social Impact Panels, Workshops and Organization Visit (March 7 to 11)
  • 1 Virtual Career Fair on Handshake
Check out more detailed schedule to RSVP!

Apply for a Pudong Public Library Card

Did you know that you can get a library card for all public libraries in Shanghai for free? Besides, it also covers online resources such as Fangzheng, CNKI, Overdrive, etc.

Just apply for a Pudong Public Library Card!

Deadline: April 1, 2022*If you already have an existing card from any Shanghai public library, please do not fill out the form and apply again.*


The application opens once every semester.

Applications received after the deadline will be processed in the next semester.

Card application is open to both Chinese and international students, faculty and staff.

For further questions and inquiries, feel free to consult our library staff at the circulation desk in the Library on the 4th floor.

Library Resources to Support 2022 L’Oreal BRANDSTORM

L’Oréal Brandstorm is a worldwide innovation competition open to everyone up to 30 years old. You will have 3 tracks to choose from in addition to a full learning path on Trailhead by Salesforce. You can get the opportunity to be mentored by L’Oréal business experts, stay in touch with recruiters, and win the Intrapreneurship missions.

As an international innovation competition, this can be a good opportunity to test practical skills in relation to innovation, entrepreneurship, and cooperation for our NYU Shanghai students, especially for those interested in marketing and business.

To support those who decide to take part in this competition, NYU Shanghai library provides resources and databases listed below.

Cosmetics Industry – Statistics & Facts from Statista,  Jan 12, 2022

Global Cosmetics Manufacturing from IBISWorld, September 2021

Global Probiotic Skin Care Cosmetic Product Market from EMIS, July 31, 2021

China Cosmetic Products Market – Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 – 2026) from EMIS, November 30, 2021

Colour Cosmetics – Face – China – 2021 from Mintel

Colour Cosmetics – Eye and Eyebrow – China – 2021 from Mintel

Colour Cosmetics – Lip – China – 2021 from Mintel

Facial Cleansing and Makeup Removal Products – China – 2021 from Mintel

Cosmetics And Personal Care Stores Global Market Competitor Briefing 2021 from BCC Research, December 2021

Colour Cosmetics in World from Passport, October 2021 (Search for full-text with the tile through the database)

Cosmetics, Beauty Supply & Perfume Stores from First Search, December 6, 2021

Personal Care Products Manufacturing from First Search, November 15, 2021

In-Cosmetics Formulation Summit 2021 from Stylus, December 8, 2021

L’Oreal Video Campaign from The Work from Cannes Lions

L’Oreal Advertising Case Study (with video) from WARC

Brand Case Study: L’Oréal from WGSN, March 26, 2019

*Users must create an account using their NYU email address to access WGSN.

The Universalization of L’Oreal from Harvard Business School, November 5, 2012

Find more information through the Marketing databases.

Books to Celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month. Our understanding of Black History is conceived broadly, and we seek to celebrate a global black history – you’ll find works of Black American authors as well as those hailing from countries across the African continent and worldwide.Therefore, we compile a list of literature and artworks to honor and celebrate Black History month, and you’re invited to help us grow, maintain, and organize it!Is there a poet, author, or artist whose works you’d like added to this list? Please email us and make a suggestion to

Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Main Collection: PS3515.U789 T5 2006

Physical copy available

I love myself when I am laughing … : a Zora Neale Hurston reader by Alice Walker

Main Collection: PS3515.U789 T5 2006

Physical copy available

The paintings and drawings of Clarence Major by Clarence Major

Main Collection: N6537.M337 A4 2019

Physical copy available

Reggie Burrows Hodges

Main Collection: N6537.H63 A4 2021

Physical copy available

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Ebook available

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Main Collection: PS3573.A425 C6 1992

Physical copy available

Open City by Teju Cole

Main Collection: PR9387.9.C67 O64 2012

Physical copy and Ebook available

Azanian bridges by Nick Walker

Leisure Collection: PR9369.4.W656 A9 2016

Physical copy available

You don’t have to go to Mars for love by Yona Harvey

Ebook available

For more information and resources about the poetry, literature, and fine art books available at NYU Shanghai, click this link for the non-comprehensive list!