Library Services

Library services are as you would expect from an academic library very extensive.
CIRCULATION COLLECTION. Print collections include; books, conference proceedings, papers and dissertaions. In English, Chinese and other foreign languages.

Central teaching resources collection.
Contains juvenile literature and teaching materials, teaching plans, curriculum guides as well as primary and secondary text books from Hk, China, Taiwan and Singapore.

Taiwanese Children’s Literature Special Collection.

Reserve Collection
Reading materials or media reserved by academic staff of specific programmes and modules. Students have access to this collection for 7 days.

Reference collection
Materials supports quick fact finding and indepth research. Ie; dictionaries, atlases, biographies, indexes, encyclopaedias and alamnacs. Not for loan.

Series Collection
3,000 print journals. Use for inside the library only.

Newspaper Collection.
Over 30 local and overseas newpapers available. Only for use in the library.

MEDIA RESOURCES COLLECTION
DVDs, CDs, computer software, cartographic materials, microfroms and teaching packages plus kits to support learning and classroom activities. ie films documentaries, TV series, classical and popular music, posters, kits, games and story sacks.

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES
Remote access available via the library website.

E-Databases.
More than 160 reference, citation, full text or image electronic databases. Most can be accessed remotely by students and staff 24hours a day.

E-Journals.
More than 30000 e-journals with full text and searchable interface. these include; JSTOR, SAGE journals Online, ScienceDirect, Cambridge Journals etc etc etc

E-Reference
Online reference tools such as Britannica online, Credo Refernce, Oxford English Dictionary.

E-Newspapers
Online access to 1000 newspapers from HK, China, Taiwan and overseas.

E-Books
Subscribes to over 90000 e-books

Local TV programmes (EdVideo)
All staff and students can access edVideo remotely.It is a video on demand service which features education related and current affairs nprogrammes from local TV stations.

ONLINE LANGUAGE COURSES

Net Languages
Online platform provides courses in English.

Powerspeak languages
Offers courses in Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean and ESL for Chinese and Spanish.

RESEARCH TOOLS
HKIEd Research Repository.
Online database of the output of all academic and research staff of the Institute including journal articles, book chapters, conference presentations and other papers. A knowledge management resource of the institute.

HK education Bibliographic database
Annotated online database of all published research literature relating to education and research in HK. Covers material since 1946.

RefWorks.
Web based bibliographic management tool. Enables the user to create their own personal database of references.

Citation Linker, EdLINK and bX Article recommendation service
Ciatation linker used to check the availablity of full text articles online. bX article recommendation service acts like Amazon when recommending books. It recommends other articles based on what is being requested.

Article Alert
An alert service based on selected catagories of educational related subjects generated from Academic Search Primer.

Research Evaluation Tools and Academic Journal Lists
A web page developed as a tool to identify influential journal titles in different disciplines.

Publication Information and Journal Contribution Guidelines.
Provides publication information and jouranl conrtibution guidelines for research publication purposes.

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