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Sep 29 2009

Need Lexis and Westlaw Training?

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Did it ever occur to you that improving your legal research skills could save you hours of research time in the future?  Take action now by signing up in a Lexis/Westalw training this coming October 2 and October 9.  In the training sessions, you will be able to meet the specialist trainers from Lexis and Westlaw and will be introduced to the essential legal research skills needed to search effectively in these resources, e.g.


  • locate a case by citation;
  • search for cases by topics/issues
  • select a database;
  • construct a terms and connectors search;
  • print and download the documents.    


For Lexis & Westlaw training schedules and sign-ups, please go to:

Lexis demo: https://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cgi-bin/course/list_gp_m.cgi?category=43#4170

Westlaw demo: https://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cgi-bin/course/list_gp_m.cgi?category=43#4171


For further information, please contact the Law Library at 2859-2915.  We look forward to your participation!

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Sep 25 2009

Humanitas Journal of European Studies (HJES)

The Journal covers the interdisciplinary field of comparative European Politics and European Legal Studies, focusing on law, politics, economy and society.

Examples of subject matters are: Politics and Policy of the EU, European Economy, European Society, European Union External Policies and International Relations. The journal’s profile is purposely broadly defined and will evolve alongside the focus of the work sent for publication.

The editors particularly encourage work of interdisciplinary nature and innovative approach. Please click here to access.

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Sep 25 2009

Ctrl+P: Journal of Contemporary Art

Ctrl+P was founded as a response to the dearth of critical art publications in the Philippines. It is produced in Manila and published on the Web with zero funding.

It is circulated as a PDF file via email, it is a downloadable and printable publication that takes advantage of the digital medium’s fluidity, immediacy, ease and accessibility.

Ctrl+P provides a testing ground for a whole new culture/praxis of publishing that addresses very specifically the difficulties of publishing art criticism in the Philippines.

Please click here to access.

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Sep 25 2009

Iranian EFL Journal

The Iranian EFL Journal is a unique and major forum devoted to discussions on English as an International Language research and development especially as it relates to Iran and its teaching and learning of English. Their global readership includes linguists, teachers, students of language acquisition and others with a professional interest in English second language acquisition. Please click here to access.

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Sep 25 2009

Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies

Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies is an interdisciplinary journal of African Studies. Named after the Swahili word for comprehension, understanding or being, Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies is committed to views about social issues, addressing both the general reader and the scholar.

Since its establishment in 1970, Ufahamu: A Journal of African Studies continues to challenge and correct misconceptions about Africa, thereby creating relevant criteria for African Studies.

It publishes material supportive of the African revolution and socially significant works of African history, politics, economics, sociology, anthropology, law, planning and development, literature and other topics
about the continent and the African Diaspora.

Please click here to access.

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Sep 25 2009

DARIAH Newsletter

Just like astronomers require a virtual observatory to study the stars and other distant objects in the galaxy, researchers in the arts and humanities need a digital infrastructure to get access to and join together the information and the knowledge that is embedded in digital content. The Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities – DARIAH – will be such an infrastructure with a European dimension.

The grand vision for DARIAH is to facilitate long-term preservation of and access to arts and humanities research data.

Scholars can use DARIAH to:
* find and use a wide range of digital content from across Europe
* find and use tools that aid data interpretation
* participate in experimentation and innovation with other scholars from across multiple domains
* seek advice, and exchange ideas and knowledge on all aspects of digital scholarship
* ensure that they work to accepted standards and best practices
* ensure the long-term preservation of data

Please click here to access.

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Sep 25 2009

Tip for submitting your proposal for publishing with Policy Press

‘Guidance for authors’ pages for more information:

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Sep 25 2009

JISC – Libraries of the Future

This video attempts to explore the issues around the enormous impact of ICT (Information and communication technologies) on the academic library.  It also shows how researchers achieve faster, better and different research through virtual research environments.

[Source: Video from Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)]

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Sep 25 2009

Getting started with Second Life

It is a free 3D multi-user virtual world developed by Linden Labs in 2003, and is inhabited by millions of residents across the world.  JISC’s new guide to Second Life is written by lecturers for lecturers, to help others to use virtual worlds for teaching.
[Source: Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)]




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Sep 25 2009

Hathi Trust digital library

The HathiTrust is a collaboration of a number of leading American university research libraries, including the University of Michigan and the University of California, who are working to provide an online digital archive/ library of their major research materials. This includes the full text of books, monographs and pamphlets out of copyright. All subject areas of the arts and humanities, sciences and social sciences are covered. There is particularly strong coverage of American political, social and economic history, and the American constitution, civil liberties in the USA, slavery, and the lives and political achievements of the American presidents. Also numerous examples of full text US government congressional and official publications. Material is being added to the site on a rolling basis and can be searched by keyword. There is also the facility to search for items within the full text. Copyright and technical information is displayed on the website.
[Source: Hathi Trust digital library Catalog]

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