The Library's collections were recently boosted by a range of information resources. Highlights include:
ASTM Standards on Disc (2013 ed.) This new edition contains the full images of the 12,000 standards published by the American Society For Testing & Materials. Users can search by standard number as well as words in the title or abstract.
CEIC Databases CEIC contains over 1.2 million macro-economic time series and statistics from over 50 countries. The service supporting 5 concurrent users has been expanded to cover Global Database, China Premium Database, Sector Database and WorldTrend Database. In-depth data is available for China at national, provincial and city level. Time series can be exported in excel format.
Factiva.com Factiva.com is a premier business and general reference database with over 14,000 sources from 200 countries in 26 languages. This broad range of content covers 3,500 newspapers, 700 continuously updated newswires from Dow Jones and Reuters, 4,200 journals and magazines, and thousands of websites, blogs, and multimedia items. Users can monitor current news, track industry developments and global market activity, and research a global company.
JOVE Science Education Database Geared towards undergraduates, this online video database is dedicated to teaching laboratory fundamentals through simple, easy to understand video demonstrations. The Library has acquired three sections: General Laboratory Techniques, Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology, and Model Organisms I: Yeast, Drosophila, and C. elegans.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers – South China Morning Post 1903-1995 with annual update The archival version of this hugely popular Hong Kong newspaper contains the entirety of the newspaper including advertisements, editorials, cartoons and photographs of the news articles. New content is added on a yearly basis. Used in conjunction with SCMP.com which gives the current 10 years' content, users can tap into over a century's worth of world and Hong Kong history.
These databases can be accessed via Library home page –> Databases. ASTM Standards, however, is only available via standalone Station A located behind the G/F Information Desk.