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Sep 28 2012

Free Highly Cited Papers from Demography

Demography presents the highest quality original research of scholars in a broad range of disciplines, including anthropology, biology, economics, geography, history, psychology, public health, sociology, and statistics. The journal encompasses a wide variety of methodological approaches to population research. Its geographic focus is global, with articles addressing demographic matters from around the planet. Its temporal scope is broad, as represented by research that explores demographic phenomena spanning the ages from past to present, and reaching toward the future.

2011 Impact Factor: 1.931

These recent articles have been highly cited and are available to read for free until September 30th, 2012:

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via https://library.hku.hk/record=b1391568

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Sep 27 2012

ProQuest unavailable on Sunday, September 30, 2012, at 10:00 a.m.

ProQuest will be performing infrastructure maintenance on Sunday, September 30, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. for twelve (12) hours. All products on the ProQuest platform will be unavailable during that period.

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Sep 27 2012

Free topical journal articles from Policy Press

The articles free for the month of September are:



[Source: The Policy Press]

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Sep 26 2012

New Acquisitions Hightlights

Published by under Dentistry

Peri-implantitis / Stefan Renvert, Jean-Louis Giovannoli.

D 617.674 R42


Awareness of the important role that peri-implant tissue health plays in implant survival is growing, in part because clinical studies that assess long-term results of implant treatment show that peri-implantitis is no longer a rare complication. This book positions peri-implantology as an emerging discipline and provides a comprehensive discourse on the etiology, clinical features, and diagnosis of peri-implantitis and implant mucositis. Based on more than a decade of dedicated research and clinical focus on peri-implantology, this book presents predictable surgical and nonsurgical protocols that go beyond the current treatment guidelines that were largely adapted from therapies for periodontal disease. The authors summarize the current research on peri-implantitis and outline the steps for effective early diagnosis. By focusing on identifying the multiple risk factors, the authors provide an effective paradigm for preventing peri-implant infection in everyday practice. An essential guide for all practitioners practicing implant dentistry.

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Sep 25 2012

Aristos: An Online Review of the Arts

Aristos is an online review of the arts and the philosophy of art.  Like its print predecessor  it is a unique critical voice, advocating objective standards in arts scholarship and criticism, and arguing that the concept of art (in the sense of the traditional fine arts of painting, sculpture, literature, music, and dance) can, and ought to be, objectively defined.


Critical of both modernism and postmodernism, Aristos vigorously opposes the increasingly bizarre and inscrutable work promoted in the name of art since the early years of the twentieth century–from abstract painting and sculpture through the seemingly endless concoctions of postmodernism. Aristos also champions contemporary work that, like the significant art of all ages, is concerned with important human values, and is both intelligible and well crafted.


Though staunchly independent, the editorial viewpoint of Aristos owes much to the thought of the philosopher-novelist Ayn Rand (1905-1982).  It is aimed at a broad audience of general readers,  

students, critics, and scholars. The fullest explication and application of the philosophy that informs our views is found in What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand (Open Court, 2000).

Please click here to access.

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Sep 19 2012

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

  • The Aspen Institute: Forum on Communications and Society
  • The Aspen Institute has a broad range of thematic programs covering global security, the environment, and American politics. They also are quite interested in the relationship between society and new and innovative forms of communication. Since 2008, they have sponsored the Forum of Communications and Society (FOCAS) to bring together innovative thinkers and policy makers to talk about this subject. This site offers links to these sessions from the past four years, and visitors will find working papers, discussion questions, and presentation videos. Some of the recent topics include “Active Government Service Through Smarter Data Use” and “Beyond Transmedia: Narrative Systems and Population Mobilization.” Visitors can view the archived session schedules for each meeting and they can also view a list of all the participants. Additionally, the site contains information on how to get involved with upcoming FOCAS meetings.

  • Western Americana Collection
  • Over the past few years, Princeton University has continued to improve their diverse set of online collections through a compelling digitization program. One of their largest collections is the Western Americana collection, which will be a rare treat for persons with an interest in the American West and its history, geography, and culture. The collection includes over 6,900 items culled from three unique collections. Perhaps the most intriguing sub-collection here is the “Sheldon Jackson Collection of Indian Photographs.” Here you can view a wide range of photographs of Native Americans in both formal and informal settings, along with a mix of other images that document the material culture of various tribes. Visitors can search all of the collections, and some sample searches that are worthy of consideration include railroads, Dakota, and forts. Even a cursory glance through the collection may inspire a new piece of writing or a bit of mediation on American identity and the foibles of westward expansion in the 19th century.

    [Source: The Scout Report, Volume 18, Number 33, August 17, 2012]

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Sep 19 2012

Latest articles published in Foreign Policy

  1. Unlivable Cities
  2. The Pivot to Africa
  3. The Drums of August
  4. How WikiLeaks Blew It
  5. The East Is Rising
  6. Putting the Vice Back in Vice President
  7. Why Don’t Chinese Leaders Swim Anymore?
[Source: Foreign Policy, , 13th to 16th August 2012]

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Sep 18 2012

Wiley: Discovering Research. Connecting Research. Online Quiz | 18 Sep TO 18 Nov 2012

You are invited to participate in the “Discovering Research. Connecting Research. 2012” online quiz organized by Wiley Online Library, scheduled for 18 September to 18 November 2012 in the Asia Pacific region.

This online quiz consists of eight questions and should take no more than 20 minutes to complete. Entries with all quiz questions answered correctly will automatically be entered into the lucky draw. Terms and conditions apply.

To find out more and enter the quiz, go to https://wileyonlinelibrary.com/go/discoveringconnectingresearch2012 . Or go to this Dragon record (https://library.hku.hk/record=b2111114) for accessing Wiley Online Library.

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Sep 18 2012

Emerald 2012 Online Quiz

Emerald [electronic resource]


A multi-disciplinary database, subscribed by HKU Libraries, for accessing to selected

Emerald e-books and e-journals on various subjects.


You may wish to join their online quiz now @ https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EmeraldonlineQuiz_HK

and have a chance to win iPad or HK$200 book voucher before 30 September, 2012!


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Sep 18 2012

ProQuest unavailable on Sunday, September 23, 2012, at 10:00 a.m.

ProQuest will be performing infrastructure maintenance on Sunday, September 23, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. for twelve (12) hours. All products on the ProQuest platform will be unavailable during that period.

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