Friday, July 31, 2009

Coming due notice

With immediate effect, the Coming Due Alert notice will be sent via email to users 3 days before the book is due instead of 2 days. Please register your email now if you didn't!

Increase of Loan Quota / Loan Period / maximum number of renewals

Good news! With immediate effect, the loan quota, loan period and maximum number of renewals will be increased. Please check your latest borrowing privileges from the following webpages:

For CUHK staff and students
For CUHK alumni

But please note that all library items on loan are subject to RECALL and the loan period may be shortened.

Save the planet: Add/Update your E-mail Address to receive Library Notices

Help to save the planet now! You can register your email address at the Library catalogue. Simply logon to your “My Library Record”, click Add/Update your E-mail Address and enter or update your email address.

By registering an updated email address with the Library, you will receive all important notifications from the Library, including Coming Due Alert, Hold Pickup, Recall or Overdue notices in a timely manner. In addition, an updated email address is required for eligible users to apply for online Library services such as Inter-Branch Book Delivery Online Requests and the JULAC Library Card Online Application.

With the launch of the online email registration/update service, in-person registration/update of email address at the University Library System circulation counters and via emails will be terminated after December 31st, 2009.

For inquiry, please send your email to

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Summer reads - Twilight

"In Twilight, an exquisite fantasy by Stephenie Meyer, readers discover a pair of lovers who are supremely star-crossed. Bella adores beautiful Edward, and he returns her love. But Edward is having a hard time controlling the blood lust she arouses in him, because--he's a vampire. At any moment, the intensity of their passion could drive him to kill her, and he agonizes over the danger. But, Bella would rather be dead than part from Edward, so she risks her life to stay near him, and the novel burns with the erotic tension of their dangerous and necessarily chaste relationship." - from review.

Check out our catalogue and find these series of vampire novel now.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Manage your research papers - Zotero

Zotero is a Firefox free add-on that helpers users to manage and collect webpages and articles using the FireFox web browser. Unlike Mendeley, Zotero is attached to the web browser and detects when a book, article, or other resource is being viewed and with a mouse click finds and saves the full reference information to a local file. Other features like snapshot, add notes, import and export in varies formats are also available in Zotero. Try it out and start managing your research materials.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Summer reads - The Da Vini Code

"With The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown masterfully concocts an intelligent and lucid thriller that marries the gusto of an international murder mystery with a collection of fascinating esoteria culled from 2,000 years of Western history.

A murder in the silent after-hour halls of the Louvre museum reveals a sinister plot to uncover a secret that has been protected by a clandestine society since the days of Christ. The victim is a high-ranking agent of this ancient society who, in the moments before his death, manages to leave gruesome clues at the scene that only his granddaughter, noted cryptographer Sophie Neveu, and Robert Langdon, a famed symbologist, can untangle. The duo become both suspects and detectives searching for not only Neveu's grandfather's murderer but also the stunning secret of the ages he was charged to protect. Mere steps ahead of the authorities and the deadly competition, the mystery leads Neveu and Langdon on a breathless flight through France, England, and history itself.
" - from

The novel and other related works are available at CC Library. Check the
Library catalogue for the details.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

More Power Sockets Installed

The minor works had been completed at CC Library. More power sockets are now installed at 1/F and 2/F of the Library and you may bring your own laptops to the Library. The User Area at the 2/F is re-opened now.

Manage your reseach papers - Mendeley

If you have used Endnote or RefWorks, you should know what a reference management tool is. It helps you to organize your research readings in systematic way and add the bibliographic citations in your essay. The Library has purchased a site license of RefWorks and all CUHK eligible users may create their own account at this website.

There is a freeware called Mendeley which you can download here. It allows your to synchronize your bibliographic database to their web serve. Moreover, you can highlight and add notes on the full-text file. It supports import and export of database in different formats including Endnote XML. Try this out and organize your research papers now!

Monday, July 20, 2009

CU Press Journals Online

Through a cooperative efforts between the CU press and the University Library System, five journal titles published by CU Press are now available online for CUHK users to use within CUHK network. They are

1. Asian Anthropology
2. Asian Journal of English Language Teaching
3. The China Review
4. Communication and Society
5. Hong Kong Drama Review

You may access the above journals via Library Catalogue.














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Friday, July 17, 2009





New features of Catalogue 2.0!

The Catalogue 2.0 (Beta) was upgraded! New features include:

- New look and feel
- Export list of “Add to cart” to email
- Wildcard searching support (e.g. environment* polic*)
- Improvements to "Did You Mean" suggestions to increase contexts
- Support for saving to My Lists
- Synonyms support (automatic query expansion)
- Improved pass through link to HKALL from Cat2 record details display

You are welcome to experience the new Cat2!

Monday, July 13, 2009








。他對印度語、原始佛教語言、吐火羅文、 梵文文學等研究均作出重大貢獻。他精通英語、德語、梵文、巴利文及吐火羅文。

季教授於1934年在北京清華大學外語系畢業,其後負笈德國,入讀著名的哥廷根大學,主修印度學,學習梵 文、巴利文、吐火羅文等語言及文化。1941年,季教授取得哲學博士學位;至1946年回國,受聘於北京大學任東方語言文學系教授兼系主任。

季教授的主要著作有《糖史》、《天竺心影》、《留德十年》、《原始佛教的語言問題》、《印度古代語言論集》、《中印文化關係史論文集》、《牛棚雜憶》,譯作有《羅摩衍那》、《沙恭達羅》、《優哩婆濕》、《大唐西域記校注》 等。季教授曾於1987及1988年訪問香港中文大學,出席文物館舉辦的國際敦煌吐魯番學術會議及文物展覽,並於2002榮獲中大頒授榮譽文學博士學位,表揚季教授在學術上的卓越成就。

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Summer reads - The Purpose-Driven Life

"Pastor of Saddleback Church, a Southern Baptist mega-church in southern California with weekly attendance of more than 15,000, Warren now applies his highly successful "purpose-driven" framework, developed in the best-seller The Purpose-Driven Church, to individual experience. The same principles Warren has taught to thousands of pastors to help churches be healthy and effective can also drive lives, he says. The book argues that discerning and living five God-ordained purposes-worship, community, discipleship, ministry and evangelism-is key to effective living. His 40 short chapters are intended to be read over 40 days' time, giving readers small pieces of his purpose-discovering program to chew on." - from Publishers Weekly review.

CC Library has a few copies of Chinese translation. The call number is
BV652.2 .W3712.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

CC General Education

General education is always part of the core values in university education. There has been widespread recognition in international educational circles that a general education is a vital means of developing a holistic, quality education. In view of this, CC Library has housed CCGE collection at the G/F of the Library with great variety but also focused topics concerned by academics. No matter you are looking for technology, literature, religion, philosophy or science, you should find something interesting from the general education collection. This growing collection gives you insights of disciplines you are interested in and you are welcome to check the books out. Don't miss it and enjoy reading!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New Additions

We will put all the new arrivals on display at the G/F. If you want to check the latest new addition list over last two weeks. Or you may want to register email alert or RSS feed. Moreover, we will post the new addition list on our Twitter. Keep yourself informed!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Summer reads - 高陽小說《胡雪巖》


Outdoor reading area

Check out our outdoor reading area at the G/F and enjoy reading your books with sunshine. It's quite relaxing if you don't want to be surrounded by computers or people and it's the place for your own study. A vending machine with drinks is also located there.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Summer reads - The Partner

"Literary slugger John Grisham returns with a story about-- surprise!--a lawyer in trouble. Patrick Lanigan had been a young partner in a prominent Southern law firm. He had a beautiful wife, a new baby girl, and a bright future. Then one winter night Patrick was trapped in a burning car; the casket they buried held nothing but ashes.

A short distance away, Patrick watched his own burial then fled. A fortune was stolen from his ex-firm's offshore account. And Patrick ran, covering his tracks the whole way." -- from Reviews

Want an entertaining fiction and John Grisham's fictions never let you disappointed! Check out more Grisham's books at call no. PS3557.R5355.

Minor works at CC Library

Over last few weeks, the 1st floor was undergoing minor works and more power sockets are now installed at the floor under the reading tables. You may use it as power supply for your laptops.

The user area in the 2nd floor is now closed for minor works until July 26. Noise may be generated when the works in progress