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Dec 31 2013

牙科新聞

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16- 31 December 2013

香港

 

1. 97%受訪者牙齦出血 鮮有求醫  [東方日報] 2013-12-28 A10 港聞 醫

2. 逾半5歲童曾蛀牙 9成沒治療  [香港經濟日報] 2013-12-28 A10 港聞 陳正

3. 植牙須視乎牙床骨健康  [文匯報] 2013-12-26 A24 香港新聞

4. 迎來第一大臼齒  [信報財經新聞] 2013-12-19 C02 健康生活 有齒人生 邵致勉醫

5. 口腔不健康 記憶力較差  [晴報] 2013-12-16 P28 副刊

6. 最新研究 以菌制菌 死菌製糖果防蛀牙  [新報] 2013-12-16 A08 港聞

7. 港大委美學者任牙學院長  [大公報] 2013-12-16 A18

 

 [Source: Wisenews]

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Dec 30 2013

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

Historic Pittsburgh Census Schedules

Have you ever wanted to know more about the residents of 19th century Pittsburgh? Then you’re in luck, the Historic Pittsburgh Census Schedule lets you do just that. Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh’s Digital Research Library, the schedules found on this website include census data collected from 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880. Visitors can search the census schedule by individual name, street, or even city of birth, occupation, or gender. It’s a rather nifty way to learn about the cultural and geographical milieu of the Steel City during this period of dramatic growth. Historians and geographers will find it particularly useful and it’s easy to see how spending time on the site could be a regular part of their research. The site also includes access to other components of the Historic Pittsburgh site, such as Maps, Finding Aids, and a Chronology of key events from the city’s unique history.

 

Environmental Ethics Case Studies

The American Physiological Society (APS) has created a wide range of teaching resources through its collaborative digital library over the past several years. This particular corner of the site brings together a number of environmental ethics case studies which cover everything from GMOS to the fluoridation of drinking water. Currently, the site contains a dozen different resources, including “Food Aid and Population Control,” “Reviving Extinct Species,” and “Progress vs. Family Tradition.” Resources can be filtered by Grade/Age level or even Pedagogy. Additionally, users are encouraged to craft their own resources and submit them for possible inclusion.

 

Maryland Geological Survey

The Maryland Geological Survey (MGS) provides excellent information about the geology of the Old Line State, along with public reports and updates on various ongoing projects. The homepage features live earthquake data and maps that deal with oyster habitat restoration projects, fact sheets, and new reports on lead concentrations in well water across the state. The Publications area contains dozens of maps (such as that of the “Maryland Gold District”) and links to Popular Publications such as “Caves of Maryland” and “Baltimore Building Stones Tour.” The Data section is also quite useful, offering a number of informative data sets on sediment distribution in the Chesapeake Bay and Baltimore Harbor. Finally, the Education area contains an “Ask a Geologist” link that’s quite useful for getting answers to Earth-based queries.

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 19, Number 51, December 20, 2013]

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Dec 30 2013

Access the latest Health & Social Care Research from Routledge

December’s Theme: HIV/AIDS Research 

 

World AIDS Day has taken place on December 1st every year since 1988. In honor of this theme for  December is HIV/AIDS Research. Read a collection of articles on increasing HIV/AIDS awareness, and the impact of stigma and discrimination for free until 31 January 2014.

 

Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services - Special Issue

The special issue: “HIV/AIDS in Adolescents and Emerging Adults: Domestic and International Perspectives on Intervention Development, Treatment, and Prevention” includes free access to the Commentary Article ’Turning the Corner on the HIV Epidemic Among Adolescents: Prioritizing Directions for Future Prevention Research’.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b4370255

 

The Journal of Sex Research

Free access to the article  Hypersexual Behavior and HIV Sex Risk among Young Gay and Bisexual Men’ -  Emily Yeagley, Andrew Hickok, and José A. Bauermeister from The Journal of Sex Research.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b1984774 

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Dec 28 2013

Access the latest Social Work Research from Routledge

Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work
Read  the open access article: Knowledge Translation Efforts in Child and Youth Mental Health: A Systematic Review  

Or review the TOC for this Special Issue - Performance Measurement in the Child Welfare System: Policy and Performance Pointers.

 

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2924851 

 

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Dec 28 2013

Free journal articles from Policy Press

Read the following free articles for December 2013:

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

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

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

[Source: Policy Press] 

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Dec 20 2013

The Top 10 Migration Issues of 2013 from MPI’s online journal, the Migration Information Source

As the year draws to a close and as International Migrants Day is observed, it’s time for the Migration Information Source’s Top 10 Migration Issues of 2013.

Each year, the Migration Policy Institute’s respected online journal examines some of the world’s top migration developments and trends. The 2013 articles, written by MPI and MPI Europe analysts, chronicle some of the year’s most interesting and consequential developments—from Europe wrestling with migration management challenges thrown into relief after a deadly shipwreck off the coast of Lampedusa to the ever-widening Syrian humanitarian crisis and the United States seemingly on the cusp of enacting landmark reform only for the legislative year to end without action.

Please click here to access the Top 10 of 2013:

[Source: Migration Information Source December 2013] 

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Dec 20 2013

Trial Access to Environmental Studies in Video and Meet the Press

The following databases are now available for trial access:

Environmental Studies in Video
Environmental Studies in Video contains 500 hours of film covering all realms of environmental studies, particularly ethics, policy, economics, law, sociology, planning, and environmental science. Films were produced from 1970 to the present, and address specific topics including alternative energy, pollution control, eco-design, sustainability, farming and agriculture, the food industry, LEED certification, waste issues, and climate change. Production partners include A&E Television Networks, Chip Taylor Communications, Filmakers Library, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, National Geographic, Pumpkin Interactive, and TVF International.

The trial is valid until 10 January 2014.

Meet the Press
Meet the Press has been one of the most important televised public affairs program. This collection makes available 1,500 hours of footage—nearly the full broadcast run to date, and is a valuable resource for scholars seeking firsthand perspectives of history’s biggest players.

The trial is valid until 10 January 2014. 

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Dec 19 2013

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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Dec 18 2013

New Acquisitions Hightlights

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Clinical problem solving in periodontology & implantology / edited by Francis J. Hughes … [et al.].

D 617.664 C64 H89

Clinical Problem Solving in Periodontics and Implantology - a new title in the successful Churchill Livingstone’s Clinical Problem Solving in Dentistry series - provides a highly visual step-by-step guide to the practical management of a wide variety of clinical problems commonly seen in practice.

Containing over 400 high-quality photographs, many in full colour, the book is written in an easy-to read ‘how to’ style and contains a large number of real life clinical cases carefully presented to maximise learning outcomes for the reader.

Covering the core aspects of practice, Clinical Problem Solving in Periodontics and Implantology will be of value to all undergraduate dental students and those embarking on post-graduate training in periodontology and implantology.

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Dec 16 2013

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

Alliance for Financial Inclusion
The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) works to provide “its members with the tools and resources to share and implement their knowledge of policies that increase access to financial services for the poor.” This peer-to-peer learning model is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and works closely with many partners around the world. On its website, visitors can look over six different areas, such as the Global Policy Forum, News & Events, and Policy Areas. This last area provides highlights of AFI’s work and policy outreach efforts concerning consumer protection, microcredit lending programs, and the metrics behind financial inclusion. The Global Policy Forum, AFI’s keystone event, is hosted each year by a different member institution, in a different region of the world. Within this section, visitors will find links to past meetings and information sessions, previously held in such locations as Kuala Lumpur, Cape Town, and Bali. The site’s Library is another great addition, including dozens of case studies, policy notes, special reports and video updates on how policymakers in developing countries are working on financial inclusion policy.

 

Subjective Well-Being: Measuring Happiness, Suffering, and Other Dimensions of Experience 

How do we measure happiness? Is it through the strength of our relationships with others? Is it by the number of material possessions we have? This remarkable book, edited by Arthur A. Stone and Christopher Mackie, looks at “the current state of research and evaluates methods for the measurement of happiness.” Additionally, the report “offers guidance about adopting subjective well-being measures in official government surveys to inform social and economic policies.” The report is divided into six chapters, three appendices, and a set of references. These chapters include “Measuring Experienced Well-Being” and “Subjective Well-Being and Policy.” It’s a compelling piece, stirring meditations on an important aspect of human behavior. For those interested, a paperback version can be pre-ordered and purchased from the National Academies Press.

  

Conserving the Future: Wildlife Refuges and the Next Generation

This thoughtful policy document from the National Wildlife Refuge System “sets forth a path for the next decade.” Illuminating the Refuge System’s vision, Conserving the Future highlights the best ways to continue the organization’s mission of preserving and enhancing unique habitats and recreation areas for future generations. On the homepage, visitors can learn about the implementation team, read through their 24 recommendations, and check up on their stated goals over the coming years. Users can also read the entire Vision Document online or look over the complete Implementation Plan. Additionally, the homepage offers a Recommendations drop down menu (not to be confused with The Recommendations PDF) that offers brief synopses around themes such as “Conservation Plans,” “Access to Data,” and “Hunting/Fishing.”

 

South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program

Based at the University of South Carolina Libraries, the South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program (SCDNP) is part of a concerted effort to preserve the printed culture and record of the palmetto state for future generations. Since 2009, the SCDNP has digitized a number of key newspapers with the assistance of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. An interactive map chronicles the digitization progress and allows visitors to explore over three dozen newspapers by location and years of publication. Notable periodicals include the Charleston Daily News, the South Carolina Leader, and the Southern Indicator. Users can scan through each newspaper using the embedded image reader or view complete holdings information about each publication. Make sure to check back regularly as new titles become digitally available.

 

Braceros in Oregon

In 1942, the Braceros Program was forged when the United States entered a labor agreement with Mexico allowing male citizens to work as farm laborers throughout the United States. During this time, over 15,000 Mexican men came to Oregon, working on farms and forming small and distinct communities from 1942 to 1947. This remarkable collection brings together 102 photographs that document the Braceros activities, courtesy of the Oregon State University Libraries. These unique visual items were originally taken by Oregon State College Extension staff members as part of a larger effort to document the various groups working to alleviate the state’s farm labor shortage. Visitors can browse through the photos at their leisure or look through the items by county. This is a unique and rare offering, and should be credited for highlighting an important period in American history.

 

Oklahoma Digital Maps

A team of talented librarians at the Oklahoma State University Library have created this collection of 3,600 maps, a true find for those with an interest in Sooner history, geography, culture, and more. The cartographic resources are divided into four collections, including the WPA Collection and the USGS Collection. This first collection consists of almost 2,400 detailed county maps produced in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration and the Oklahoma Tax Commission to determine real estate values. Moving on, the USGS Collection is made up of 300 detailed maps generated from 1892 to the 1950s documenting topographical conditions throughout the state. Interested parties can view all of the maps here via a nice digital image tool and are also welcome to search across the entire collection by keyword.

[Source: Scout Report, Volume 19, Number 50, December 13, 2013]

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