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Sep 19 2014

Free journal articles from Policy Press

Read the following free journal articles for September 2014:

Policy & Politics
All content free for September

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b3023100

Evidence & Policy

Perceptions of the usefulness and use of research conducted in other countries

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4161889

Journal of Poverty & Social Justice
Social impact bonds: a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4376299

Voluntary Sector Review
How donors choose charities: The role of personal taste and experiences in giving decisions

Families, Relationships & Societies
Encountering ethics in studying challenging family relations

Critical and Radical Social Work
Advocating for Palestinian children in the face of the Israeli occupation

[Source: Policy Press]

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Sep 18 2014

Read peer-reviewed articles from SpringerPlus

Please read a selection of peer-reviewed articles, published in interdisciplinary, open access journal SpringerPlus. All articles are Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licensed and freely available online for everyone.

Please click here to read articles in specific subject.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4723137

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Sep 18 2014

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source


Canadian Immigrants in the United States

Between 1960 and 2012 the Canadian share of the U.S. foreign-born population declined from 10 percent to 2 percent, while the actual number of Canadian immigrants has remained remarkably steady. Using the most up-to-date statistics, this Spotlight examines the Canadian immigrant population by size, age, location, college education, and more.


Central American Migrants and “La Bestia”: The Route, Dangers, and Government Responses

Central American migrants have long hopped freight trains known as “La Bestia,” or the beast, to get through Mexico en route to the United States. While Mexico has been accused of turning a blind eye to this traffic, U.S. outcry over the surge of unaccompanied child migrants has drawn new attention to the use of the trains. This article highlights the journey aboard the trains, the dangers faced by migrants, and responses by the Mexican government and others.

[Source: Migration Information Source September 16, 2014]

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Sep 17 2014

New additions for social sciences at HKU Libraries

Every Wednesday, the new titles for the current week are put on New Book Display, G/F, Main Library.

Click on the links below to find the new additions for social sciences for the current week and the past three weeks:

Users can also subscribe to RSS feeds to receive the latest updates.

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Sep 17 2014

New Acquisitions Hightlights

Published by Dental Library under Dentistry


Ultrasonic periodontal debridement: theory and technique / Marie D. George, Timothy G. Donley and Philip M. Preshaw.


D 617.6642 G34

Ultrasonic Periodontal Debridement: Theory and Technique is the first textbook to focus exclusively on this fundamentally important component of periodontal therapy. George, Donley, and Preshaw provide a comprehensive resource for dental students, dental hygiene and therapy students, and periodontal residents, as well as practicing dental hygienists and dentists who are looking to increase their familiarity and skills with ultrasonic instrumentation.


The opening section describes the basic foundational knowledge of periodontal debridement; how it differs from and supersedes scaling and root planing, how it fits with modern concepts of periodontal disease pathogenesis, and includes a comparison of periodontal debridement instrumentation modalities. Section 2 describes ultrasonic technology, the variety of tip designs that are available, and provides practical guidance in appropriate tip selection. Section 3 focuses on the clinical applications of ultrasonic periodontal debridement, including patient assessment, medical and dental considerations, and provides specific guidance in clinical debridement techniques. Included are technique modules for each quadrant as well as case studies using real-world examples of situations likely to be encountered in everyday clinical practice, including ultrasonic instrumentation around dental implants.


Disinfection of root canal systems: the treatment of apical periodontitis / edited by Nestor Cohenca.


D 617.6262 D61

Disinfection of Root Canal Systems: The Treatment of Apical Periodontitis is an evidence-based manual that describes root canal anatomy, the endodontic biofilm, and the role of disinfection before presenting the most up-to-date methods of irrigation and disinfection. Individual chapters are devoted to each method, such as positive pressure irrigation, apical negative pressure irrigation, sonic activation, photodynamic therapy, laser technology, and ozonization and electrochemical activation. Clinical photographs throughout show proper irrigation and disinfection techniques.


Essentials of oral and maxillofacial surgery / edited by M. Anthony (Tony) Pogrel, Karl-Erik Kahnberg, Lars Andersson.


D 617.672 E78

Essentials of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the key textbook for all undergraduate dentistry students and trainees starting out in oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral surgery and surgical dentistry. Condensed and revised from the major reference work Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, all revisions have been made by the editors in order to bring the text up-to-date and accessible for a student audience.


The book’s coverage extends from basic principles such as patient evaluation, radiographic imaging, and surgical instruments, to specific conditions and procedures, from tooth extraction and endodontic surgery to trauma, implants, dentofacial deformities and orofacial pain.

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Sep 17 2014

Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisenews

A system maintenance for Wisenews / Wisers Service Platforms has been scheduled on Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 from 18:00 to 23:15 (Hong Kong Time GMT+8). During this period, all services will be temporarily unavailable.

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Sep 15 2014

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

Geography: Maps, Country Information, Quizzes

In 1984 the National Council for Geographic Education and the Association of American Geographers defined five themes of geography. What themes? Location, Place, Human-Environment Interaction, Movement, and Region. This site from About.com, with its attractive layout and accessible articles, makes clear just how fascinating and complex the field of geography really is. Start with the newsfeed, The Latest in Geography, to get a handle on what’s breaking now in terms of research and writing. Then move on to Geography Categories, where you can explore Maps, Country Information, Physical Geography, and more. A Free email newsletter is also available, allowing readers to effortlessly connect with essential articles, such as “What will happen if Scots vote to become independent in September?”

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 35, September 12, 2014]

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Sep 15 2014


Published by Dental Library under Dentistry

1 – 15 September 2014



1.  牙齒會跑嗎 [信報財經新聞] 2014-09-11 C02 常識醫學 有齒人生 邵致勉牙科醫

2.  教你輕鬆去口臭  [成報] 2014-09-01 D05 生活解碼 保健養


[Source: Wisenews]

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Sep 10 2014

New Acquisitions Hightlights

Published by Dental Library under Dentistry

Advances in oral tissue engineering / edited by Masaru Murata and In-Woong Um.

D 617.674 A24 M


For many decades, researchers have tried to develop materials that could be used just like autogenous bone. The editors of this book have assembled experts to showcase recent developments in tissue engineering and to demonstrate the basic biologic phenomena of bone repair using dentin grafts, growth factors, stimulating factors, inductive factors, and other factors in clinical applications. The research gathered in this book underscores the excellent outcomes based on sound science and pioneering clinical applications. New techniques using the tooth materials provide realistic and practical regenerative treatments for all patients.



Periodontal diagnosis and therapy / Giano Ricci ; co-author, Mario Aimetti.

D 617.664 R49

Effective periodontal and peri-implant therapies are based on the fundamentals: formulation of a correct diagnosis, accurate treatment planning, precision in clinical treatment, and appropriate follow-up. This beautifully illustrated text addresses comprehensive clinical periodontal treatment by detailing the nonsurgical and surgical therapies that can ensure the essential stability of the hard and soft tissues. Emphasis is placed on understanding the long-term behaviors of soft tissue and bone tissue as well as on providing expert clinical treatment to achieve successful long-term results.

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Sep 10 2014

Dental Research Seminar

Published by Dental Library under Dentistry

Date: September 17, 2014 (Wednesday)

Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital

Presenter: Mr. Ekambaram Manikandan, PhD Candidate

Title: Aspects of solvent on dentin bonding

Abstract: Degradation starts at the resin-dentin bonded interfaces within a few months of adhesive bonding.  The simplified dental adhesives that are routinely used in the contemporary clinical dental practice are extremely hydrophilic and are prone to hydrolytic degradation. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) and cysteine cathepsins (CC) are the two types of proteolytic enzymes that have been shown to degrade the un-infiltrated demineralized collagen at the bottom of the hybrid layer in the bonded interfaces. These enzymes are hydrolases; therefore, the presence of water in the hybrid layer will be a favourable factor for degradation of the dentin-bonded interfaces. Ethanol-wet bonding (EWB) with hydrophobic adhesive could prevent the hydrolytic degradation of dentin bonded interfaces. In vivo and in vitro studies have shown that chlorhexidine (CHX) treatment of demineralized dentin prior to resin bonding preserved resin-dentin bond durability by inhibition of dentin-matrix bound MMP and CC. However, water in the hybrid layer could lead to easier removal of CHX from demineralized dentin, when compared to ethanol. 1-Ethyl-3-[3-dimethylaminopropyl] carbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC) is a dentin collagen cross-linker shown to preserve dentin bond durability in vitro. EDC solution for dentin collagen crosslinking is routinely prepared in water, though water incorporation in the hybrid layer would lead to dentin bond degradation. Our research experiments aimed to study the role of alternative solvents in the current experimental strategies for the enhancement of resin-dentin bond durability. Within the limitations of our research work, it could be concluded that solvents play a significant role in the enhancement of dentin bond durability. The choice of solvent depends on the bonding protocols applied. In general, ethanol and acetone are better than water for preservation of resin-dentin bond durability.

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