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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

Spotlight

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.

Feature

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

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 10 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 08 2014

Temporary Suspension of China INFOBANK and Soshoo Online Database Service

China INFOBANK (中國資訊行) and Soshoo Online Database Service may be temporarily suspended owing to emergency problems of the network system in the Beijing Data centre. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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Sep 08 2014

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy

Academic psychologists publish good, empirical research all the time. But unless you belong to a large university database, it’s almost impossible to access. The Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy, a peer-reviewed medical journal, seeks to address this problem by making research on mental health accessible to the general public on its free, open access website. Viewers can read the journal’s mission statement on the homepage before browsing Most Viewed Articles, Current Issue, Past Issues, and Special Issues. Keyword searches are easy and the results will offer related search suggestions based on journal name or even famous authors in the subject. The journal is available in both English and French.

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 20, Number 34, September 5, 2014]

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Sep 08 2014

Psychology Headlines Around the World from Socialpsychology.org

1. Weight Loss May Not Improve Mood, Study Finds

2. Australian Women Must Work an Extra 64 Days to Equal Mens’ Pay

3. It’s Good to Talk: China Opens Up to Psychotherapy

4. The Key Role of Social Support in Personal Thriving

5. Playing Music May Boost Academic Achievement, Say Researchers

6. Brain Scans Show How People Can Learn to Like Healthy Foods

7. Electric Current May Boost Memory in People with Cognitive Disorders

8. Mindfulness Training Helps the Memory Impaired and Caregivers

Source: http://www.legacy.socialpsychology.org/

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