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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 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 02 2014

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Spotlight
Vietnamese Immigrants in the United States
The once-tiny population of Vietnamese immigrants in the United States has grown to become the country’s sixth largest foreign-born group in the span of several decades, with the first wave beginning at the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. This data profile examines the Vietnamese immigrant population by size, recency of arrival, top states and cities of settlement, college education, sending of remittances, and much more.

Policy Beat
The Stalemate over Unaccompanied Minors Holds Far-Reaching Implications for Broader U.S. Immigration Debates
When Congress returns from recess in September, lawmakers will need to pick up where they left off on approving an emergency spending bill to address unaccompanied migrant children at the border. This article previews upcoming battles in Congress and analyzes how the recent border crisis is changing the broader immigration debate in the United States.

[Source: Migration Information Source August 25, 2014]

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Aug 28 2014

Read Brill’s most downloaded journal articles in Middle East & Islamic Studies

Read Brill’s most downloaded articles from Q2 2014 in the subject area of Middle East & Islamic Studies

These articles are freely available until 31 October 2014!

Discourses of the 2011 Arab Revolutions
Author: Ken Seigneurie
Journal of Arabic Literature, (Volume 43, No. 2-3, pp. 484-509)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2519617

EDITORIAL: QUR’AN, ORIENTALISTS AND WESTERN SCHOLARS (Open Access)
Author: M. Daneshgar
Al-Bayan: Journal of Qur’an and Hadith Studies, (Volume 10, No. 2, pp. 5-8)

The Third Wave: Islamization of Europe, or Europanization of Islam?
Author: Maurits S. Berger
Journal of Muslims in Europe, (Volume 2, No. 2, pp. 115-136)

A STUDY ON THE SUFI INTERPRETATION OF QUR’ĀN AND THE THEORY OF HERMENEUTIC (Open Access)
Author: Maryam Musharraf
Al-Bayan: Journal of Qur’an and Hadith Studies, (Volume 11, No. 1, pp. 33-47)

FROM “CLERGY” TO “CELIBACY:” THE DEVELOPMENT OF RAHBĀNĪYYAH BETWEEN THE QUR’ĀN, ḤADĪTH AND CHURCH CANON (Open Access)
Author: Emran El-Badawi
Al-Bayan: Journal of Qur’an and Hadith Studies, (Volume 11, No. 1, pp. 1-14)

Back on Horseback: The Military and Political Transformation in Egypt
Author: Maysa Bydoon
Arab Law Quarterly, (Volume 25, No. 1, pp. 51-69)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2634270

Reservations on the “Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)”  Based on Islam and its Practical Application in Jordan: Legal Perspectives (free sample issue)
Author: Maysa Bydoon
Arab Law Quarterly, (Volume 25, No. 1, pp. 51-69)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2634270

Narratives of Inclusion and Exclusion: Islam and Muslims as a Subject of European Studies
Authors: Göran Larsson and Riem Spielhaus
Journal of Muslims in Europe, (Volume 2, No. 2, pp. 105-113)

When Did the Bible Become an Arabic Scripture? (free sample issue)
Author: Sidney H. Griffith
Intellectual History of the Islamicate World, (Volume 1, No. 1-2, pp. 7-23)

Even If It’s Not True It’s True: Using Unreliable Hadīths in Sunni Islam (free sample issue)
Author: Jonathan A.C. Brown
Islamic Law and Society, (Volume 18, No. 1, pp. 1-52)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2519410

The Youth and the Arab Spring: Cohort Differences and Similarities
Authors: Michael Hoffman and Amaney Jamal
Middle East Law and Governance, (Volume 4, No. 1, pp. 168-188)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b5026008

Book Review. Al MAKIN, Representing the Enemy. Musaylima in Muslim Literature. (free sample issue)
Author: Roberto Celestre
Oriente Moderno, (Volume 93, No. 1, pp. 321-323)

A New Introduction Sociology of Islam: Social, Political and Economic Transformations in Muslim Societies (free sample issue)
Authors: Gary Wood and Tugrul Keskin
Sociology of Islam, (Volume 1, No. 1-2, pp. 1-6)

The Sociology of Islam: Precedents and Perspectives (free sample issue)
Author:Armando Salvatore
Sociology of Islam, (Volume 1, No. 1-2, pp. 7-13)

Democracy and Islam: A Tale of Democratic Struggle in a Muslim Majority State (free sample issue)
Author:Mohammad Musfequs Salehin
Sociology of Islam, (Volume 1, No. 1-2, pp. 88-114)

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Aug 06 2014

Wiley Online Library Site Maintenance Notice Aug 9, 2014

There will be a scheduled maintenance for Wiley Online Library and The Cochrane Library at 17:00 Hong Kong time for up to 4 hours on Aug 9, 2014. Access to both sites will be disrupted during this period.

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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

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 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 11 2014

CNKI Beijing site scheduled maintenance 12 July 0-6 A.M.

Due to system maintenance, the download function on the CNKI Beijing site will be suspended during 0-6 AM on 12th July, Saturday. Readers can still search and access the abstracts but they will not be able to download any full-text during that period.

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Jun 25 2014

BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance June 28, 2014

BioOne website will be undergoing maintenance starting June 28, 2014. Scheduled downtime will begin at 9:30 a.m. and may last up to 4 hours. During this time content and services on bioone.org will be unavailable.

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