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Aug 01 2014

The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Psychiatrist.com unavailable starting 4 August, 2014

Starting August 4, the websites of The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Psychiatrist.com will begin migrating to another platform. This migration process may take a few days to complete and the site will be unavailable during this time. The publisher will inform its subscribers when the site is available again.

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Aug 01 2014

Free journal articles from Policy Press

Read the following free journal articles for July 2014:

Policy & Politics
Determinants of representation: an empirical assessment of the UK civil service

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

Evidence & Policy
Communicating social research findings more effectively: what can we learn from other fields?

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

Journal of Poverty & Social Justice
The costs of a child in a low-income household

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

Voluntary Sector Review
Revisiting advocacy by non-profit organisations

Families, Relationships & Societies
An ethic of care and sibling care in older age

Critical and Radical Social Work
Radical social work in the frontline: a survival toolkit for the UK

[Source: Policy Press]

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Aug 01 2014

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Feature

Turkey’s Evolving Migration Identity
Turkey’s migration identity has shifted from being principally a country of emigration and transit to becoming a destination for immigrants and people fleeing conflict. In response, Turkish policymakers recently enacted a comprehensive migration and asylum law that took effect in April 2014. This article examines the new law, which is intended as a significant step toward managing both legal and irregular migration to Turkey, including humanitarian migration.

Spotlight

Immigrants from the Dominican Republic in the United States
The Dominican-born population in the United States has grown rapidly since 1960, and today, the United States is home to 960,000 immigrants from the Dominican Republic. This article provides up-to-date demographic information for Dominican immigrants in the United States, including statistics on distribution by state and metro area, educational and professional attainment, income levels, health care coverage, and more.

Feature

Temporary Protected Status in the United States: A Grant of Humanitarian Relief that Is Less than Permanent
From a massive typhoon in the Philippines last November to the ongoing civil war in Syria, recent global events demonstrate that natural disasters and political strife occur suddenly and often without warning. This article examines the U.S. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program that grants humanitarian relief to nationals of certain countries embroiled in violent conflict or recovering from natural disaster.

[Source: Migration Information Source July 28, 2014]

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Jul 31 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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Jul 28 2014

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

Dawn of the Smart City? Perspectives From New York, Ahmedabad, Sao Paulo, and Beijing

Are we in the age of the smart city? Will everyday existence be transformed by big data and its broad scale application to a range of public services and other central issues? This thoughtful set of meditations was released in June 2014 by scholars at the Wilson Center’s Urban Sustainability Laboratory. The cities profiled in this report are New York, Ahmedabad, Sao Paulo, and Beijing, and scholars with first-hand knowledge of each metropole present their own findings in this 24-page report. There’s much to think about here as the scholars make reference to public space transformation, urban agriculture, and economic development strategies of note.

Everett Massacre Collection

The Everett Massacre on November 5, 1916 was a tragic end to weeks of social unrest and general upheaval between labor and management around the world. This digital collection from the University of Washington Libraries documents labor’s perspective on the event, also known as Everett’s Bloody Sunday, through newspaper articles, postcards, photographs, and fliers. First-time visitors might wish to start with the essay titled, “What Happened That Day in Everett.” Visitors can browse the complete collection or check out the sample searches, such as “Everett Defense Newsletters” and “Seattle Union Record.”

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 27, July 18, 2014]

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Jul 28 2014

Emerald migration in August

In August 2014, Emerald will migrate its research content to Atypon’s Literatum. Content will remain accessible via and Emerald (http://library.hku.hk/record=b1812913) and Emerald Management First (http://library.hku.hk/record=b4859116) and the visual design of the sites will stay the same. The only change you will experience is the way you login to the online profile area. Please note that all user profiles are now frozen until the launch, and the platform will require you to carry out some simple checks and updates on, or after the launch. More information at http://listmanager.emeraldinsight.com/read/archive?id=11464&e=libser%40hku%2ehk&x=f5f16293

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Jul 23 2014

Read the most viewed articles from Geothermal Energy, SpringerOpen

Geothermal Energy focuses on fundamental and applied research needed to deploy technologies for developing and integrating geothermal energy as one key element in the future energy portfolio.

Read the most viewed articles:

Please click here to read more articles.

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Jul 23 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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Jul 21 2014

Read Articles with Top Impact from Springer

Nelson Mandela Days-Articles With Top Impact

Springer honors Nelson Mandela International Day (July 18). In observance of this special day, Springer offers free access until July 31 to the Most Frequently Mentioned Articles (based on Almetric data) from Springer and BioMed Central that focus on Mandela’s values and fields of dedication.

Please go to the “Nelson Mandela Days” homepage and discover the articles with top impact.

[Source: Springer http://www.springer.com/ ]

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Jul 18 2014

Access the latest Social Work Research from Routledge

Free Access to Articles on Promoting Social and Economic Equality

Please click here to find out over 100 articles on the theme of Promoting Social and Economic Equality: Solutions from Social Work and Development.

Read free articles on the subthemes of:

  • Addressing health inequalities and disadvantage for individuals and communities
  • Creating sustainable and safe physical environments
  • Educating for change, human rights, and equality
  • Ensuring the sustainable and ethical use of technology in human services
  • Fostering social and economic initiatives that promote security and protection
  • Strengthening the social and cultural wellbeing of individuals, families and communities – promoting resilience, empowerment, safety and respect

*Free access available until 31 August 2014

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