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Oct 24 2014

Read articles with impact from AMBIO, Springer

AMBIO addresses the scientific, social, economic, and cultural factors that influence the condition of the human environment. For more than 40 years AMBIO has brought international perspective to important developments in environmental research, policy and related activities for an international readership of specialists, generalists, students, decision-makers and interested laymen.

The articles listed below are available for free trial access until 30 November 2014.

Highlighted articles:

Top mentioned articles:

Top downloaded articles:

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2332666 .

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Oct 24 2014

Maintenance to Taylor & Francis ebooks web site

Due to essential maintenance users will not be able to access tandfebooks.com for a maximum of 1 hour between 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. on Saturday 25th October.

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Oct 23 2014

Emerald website maintenance

Emerald Management First and Emerald Insight are scheduled to take place on Saturday 25 October 2014, between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. During this maintenance window, both websites will be unavailable for up to 1 hour.

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Oct 23 2014

BioOne Website Scheduled Maintenance

Maintenance activities are planned for BioOne (http://library.hku.hk/record=b2330290) on Saturday, October 25. Beginning at 6 a.m., content and services may be intermittently unavailable for up to four hours.

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Oct 22 2014

Read Highly Cited Articles and Women & Health Special Issue from Taylor & Francis

Highly Cited Health Research

To celebrate Thomson Reuters Social Sciences Citation Index® listed health journals, read a selection of highly cited articles online.

Please click here to find out more.

Women & Health Special Issue: Bringing Abortion Stigma into Focus

This Special Issue is devoted to the examination of abortion stigma around the world and includes original research articles, a learning agenda and commentaries – all focused on understanding, measuring and addressing abortion stigma globally.

Please click here to access this issue for free through to March 2015.

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Oct 22 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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Oct 21 2014

Read Brill’s most downloaded journal articles in Asian Studies

Read Brill’s most downloaded articles from Q2 2014 in the subject area of Asian Studies.

The Civil Examination System in Late Imperial China, 1400-1900 (free article)
Author: Benjamin A. Elman
Frontiers of History in China, (Volume 8, No. 1, pp. 32-50)

An Overview of Social Stratification and Inequality Study in Japan: Towards a ‘Mature’ Society Perspective (free sample issue)
Author: Junsuke Hara
Asian Journal of Social Science
, (Volume 39, No. 1, pp. 9-29)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2474917

Before Timur Came: Provincialization of the Delhi Sultanate Through The Fourteenth Century
Author: Simon Digby
Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, (Volume 47, No. 3, pp. 298-356)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2367132

Thomas Karsten’s Indonesia (Open Access)
Author: Joost Coté
Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde / Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia, (Volume 170, No. 1, pp. 66-98)

The Anthropology of Chinese Kinship. A Critical Overview
Author: Gonçalo Duro Dos Santos
European Journal of East Asian Studies, (Volume 5, No. 2, pp. 275-333)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2471126

Influence of China’s imperial examinations on Japan, Korea and Vietnam
Author: LIU Haifeng
Frontiers of History in China, (Volume 2, No. 4, pp. 493-512)

Growing Strategies of Non-Profit Organisations in Japan and China (free sample issue)
Author: Li Yanyan
Asian Journal of Social Science, (Volume 39, No. 1, pp. 39-56)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2474917

Unilineal descent and the house - again: The Ngadha, eastern Indonesia (Open Access)
Author: Olaf H. Smedal
Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde / Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia, (Volume 167, No. 2-3, pp. 270-302)

New Perspectives on Factor Markets and Ancient Middle Eastern Economies: A Survey
Author: Bas van Bavel
Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, (Volume 57, No. 2, pp. 145-172)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2367132

The Formation of Chinese Maritime Networks to Southern Asia, 1200-1450
Author: Tansen Sen
Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, (Volume 49, No. 4, pp. 421-453)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2367132

Were there “Inner Chapters” in the Warring States? A New Examination of Evidence about the Zhuangzi (free sample issue)
Author: Esther Klein
T’oung Pao, (Volume 96, No. 4, pp. 299-369)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2383565

The Media Rituals: The Relationship between Media and Religion
Authors: Hassan Khojastea and Abdolhosein Kalantarib
Asian Journal of Social Science, (Volume 37, No. 2, pp. 284-304)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2474917

Korean Dramas and Films: Key Factors for Their International Competitiveness
Authors:Jimmyn Parc and Moon Hwy-Chang
Asian Journal of Social Science, (Volume 41, No. 2, pp. 126-149)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2474917

Book Review: Steve Sharp Journalism and Conflict in Indonesia: From Reporting Violence to Promoting Peace. (Open Access)
Author: Herlambang P. Wiratraman
Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde / Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia, (Volume 170, No. 1, pp. 157-158)

Ethno-Religious Communities: To the Problem of Identity Markers (free sample issue)
Author: Victoria Arakelova
Iran and the Caucasus, (Volume 14, No. 1, pp. 1-17)

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2997767

Articles in Open Access and in free sample issues remain freely available after 31 October 2014.

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Oct 21 2014

Latest Resources from Migration Information Source

Feature

Pushing Out the Boundaries of Humanitarian Screening with In-Country and Offshore Processing
Recent surges in the arrival of unauthorized migrants with possible humanitarian claims have prompted the United States and the European Union to consider in-country and offshore processing for some refugee and asylum applications. As this article explores, some of the questions raised about the feasibility of such programs include their consistency with humanitarian law and their effectiveness in reducing unwanted entries.

Spotlight

Mexican Immigrants in the United States
In 2013, 11.6 million Mexican immigrants resided in the United States, accounting for 28 percent of the total foreign-born population, making Mexicans the largest immigrant group in the country. Using the latest data, this Spotlight examines the Mexican immigrant population by size, location, language ability, workforce participation, and more.

[Source: Migration Information Source October 16, 2014]

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Oct 21 2014

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Database Launched

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) Project of the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review has recently released its Inter-American Court of Human Rights Database (iachr.lls.edu/database)

 

Its basic and advanced search options allow users to search the Inter-American Court’s decisions by case name, date of judgment, country, Judge, and Separate Opinion, as well as specific violations of the American Convention on Human Rights, Inter-American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons, Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture, and the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence Against Women. Search results for each case include a brief description of the case; information on judges, violations found by the Inter-American Court; and, if a summary is available, a link to a case summary.

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Oct 21 2014

HKLII DAY, 29 October 2014

You are cordially invited to the annual HKLII DAY, organized by the Law Library, on Wednesday, 29 October 2014.

 

HKLII (Hong Kong Legal Information Institute, http://www.hklii.hk is the first comprehensive portal providing free access to public legal information in Hong Kong. It is a project of Law & Technology Centre, a centre jointly established by Department of Computer Science and Faculty of Law, and is based on data obtained from public authorities and other sources in Hong Kong. Databases in HKLII now comprise Judgments from most Hong Kong Courts and Tribunals; Practice Directions; Current Ordinances and Regulations; selected publications of Hong Kong Law Reform Commission; selected domain name arbitration decisions from the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre; Administrative Appeals Board case notes and complaint case notes from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data.

 

HKLII Day events include:

 

(A) Introduction to HKLII & CLIC

1-2 pm, Computer Room, Lui Che Woo Law Library, 1/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, presented by Dr Kevin Pun, Associate Professor, Dept of Computer Science & Dept of Law, HKU; Co-Director of HKLII. Demonstration will also be given on CLIC (Community Legal Information Centre http://www.hkclic.org/), a bilingual community legal information website and a quick internet guide for the general public to find legal information in Hong Kong. To register online, visit

http://lib.hku.hk/cgi-bin/course/list_gp_m.cgi?category=43#7899

 

(B) HKLII Poster Exhibition (29 Oct to 5 Nov 2014)

This exhibition will highlight the major features of HKLII, its contents and functionalities.

 

We look forward to your participation. For enquiries, email lawlib@hku.hk or call 3917-2914.

 

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