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New Services and Resources 2016 – 2017

new services & resources 2016-17

New database: Clarity English

Below is the new database which could be accessed via library website.

1. Clarity English

Six English language learning programs are selected from Clarity English program list:

Clear Pronunciation 1:
Clear Pronunciation 1 (Sounds) helps learners recognize and pronounce 43 English phonemes: vowels, consonants and diphthongs. The program includes over 1,000 audio clips and 50 videos which provide both comprehensive input for the sounds, and models for learners to copy. The Recorder enables users to record their voice and assess their pronunciation against a native speaker.

Clear Pronunciation 2:
In Clear Pronunciation 2 (Speech), students learn to put the sounds of English together in natural speech. This program helps them recognise and accurately produce word stress, sentence stress, consonant clusters, connected speech and intonation. By the end of the program, learners have a comprehensive understanding of the key features of English pronunciation.

Practical Writing:
Practical Writing helps students not just with the essays and reports they have to write in their academic work, but also with the job application personal profiles and letters they will need to write in their final year. For more information.

Road to IELTS Academic module:
Road to IELTS is online preparation and practice resource for IELTS. With over 120 hours of interactive activities, advice videos from British Council experts, hints and tips on question types as well as downloadable practice tests, it is comprehensive, up-to-date and aimed precisely at the challenges candidates face. Road to IELTS is suitable for IELTS candidates from band score 4.5 upwards, and for institutions running IELTS preparation courses.

Study Skills Success:
Study Skills Success is for students in their final years at school and first year in higher education. It provides comprehensive coverage of skills and resources that will enable them to approach their academic studies effectively and with confidence.

Tense Buster:
Tense Buster, Clarity’s most popular program, helps learners improve their understanding of key grammar areas from some/any at Elementary level to phrasal verbs at Advanced level. The program is ideal as a self-access resource for extension or remedial work, or integrated into a course of study and used for classwork or homework.

The library has other databases available for HKSYU users, further information can be found here.

Hong Kong Book Fair 2016 香港書展2016



Dear faculty and students,

We all note that Hong Kong Book Fair 2016 is now open at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. It will be ended on 26th July 2016 (Tuesday). If you found some materials (e.g. books) that is good to the Library, please don’t hesitate to give us your recommendations via the following

URL: http://www.hksyu.edu.hk/lib/students/br/br_login.php
(Login is required)

We appreciate your input and our acquisition section shall process the information.

Best wishes,
HKSYU Library
21st July 2016



各位同學與教職員, 您好!





Due to the move of vender’s Beijing Head Office and network upgrading work, INFOBANK Online Database Service (中國資訊行) will be temporarily suspended for the period from 22nd July 2016 to 29th July 2016.
We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your attention.

HKSYU Library

Trial database: Kanopy

Users are welcome to access the trial database through http://www.hksyu.edu.hk/lib/site/trial_new.htm

If you have any comments about the trial databases, please send to pcomment@hksyu.edu

Hong Kong Shue Yan University Library

Launch of QESS Interlibrary Loan Service

QESS Interlibrary Loan Service has been launched on 3rd June 2016. A new ILL platform is built for sending ILL requests between QESS member libraries (Caritas Institute of Higher Education Library, Chu Hai College of Higher Education Library, The Open University of Hong Kong Library, Tung Wah College Library and Hong Kong Shue Yan University Library). You can access the Union Search of the five tertiary institution library catalogues to explore their collections. This service is only offered to academic and administrative staff at the moment.

Union Search

After sign-in your Library account, if you see the “Interlibrary Loan” tab under the title information, that means the item is not owned by HKSYU Library. You can click the tab to submit an ILL request to borrow this book from other institutions.


You can access Interlibrary Loan – Borrowing service for more details.

Should you have any query, please email to libill@hksyu.edu for assistance.

ILL Section
Hong Kong Shue Yan University Library


Due to the system maintenance of the WiseEnterprise 電子剪報 & Wisers Information Portal, the platform services will be suspended on Saturday, 25 June 2016 from 18:00 to 24:00. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your attention.

HKSYU Library

Users are welcome to access the trial database through http://www.hksyu.edu.hk/lib/site/trial_new.htm

CNKI Journal Translation Project (JTP) open trial around the world:
If end-users click “Feedback” on the upper right corner of the JTP front page and leave comments, HKSYU will gain valid feedback and users have chance to win the big award among all participants around the world.

Valid comments will be entered to the lucky draw:
First prize: a Kindle e-reader ×1
Second prize: a wristband of Xiaomi brand ×5
Third prize: CNKI USB stick ×10

If you have any comments about the trial database, please send to pcomment@hksyu.edu

Hong Kong Shue Yan University Library

Thomson Reuters Eikon training workshop

Library will hold a training workshop for new database of “Thomson Reuters Eikon”. The workshop takes about 45 minutes. Users are welcome to attend the workshops, detail are as below:

Date: 16th June 2016 (Thu.)
Venue: 6/F Library Computer Lab
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

The training session covers:
• Getting the most from Eikon Home Page
• Navigating to tools for your market using Asset Class & Country Guides
• Searching for Data & News
• Customizing your screen
• Datastream for Office

Eikon delivers a powerful combination of information, analytics and exclusive news on financial markets. For more information, please visit http://webapps.hksyu.edu.hk/apps/blog/blog/2016/04/19/new-database-thomson-reuters-eikon/

Also the below is the Eikon training website. There are series of videos on different topics for various asset classes.

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