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Sep 22 2014

Access the latest Health & Social Care Research from Routledge

September’s theme: Sexual Health and Wellbeing

Free Access to over 40 articles on Sexual Health and Wellbeing.

Visit Health & Social Care Arena this month for free access to over 40 sexual heath-related articles, in honour of World Sexual Health Day and it’s theme of ‘Sexual health and Wellbeing’.

All Routledge Health & Social Care Open Access articles are now just one click away.

Over 180 Open Access papers have been published in Health and Social Care subject area.

Please click here to access Health and Social Care Open Access articles.

Looking Forward, Looking Back: 21 years of the JSA

The Journal of Sexual Aggression is celebrating 21 years of publication, with free online access to ground breaking articles (including the entirety of Volume 1, 1994) until the end of 2014.

Please click here to enjoy free access.

HKUL users can continue to access the journal via http://library.hku.hk/record=b2998132.

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Sep 22 2014

Hong Kong Dental Association Jul & Aug 2014 issue available now

Published by Dental Library under Dentistry


1. Monthly Scientific Meeting Corner - “Periodontal health: who’s responsibility?” by Prof. W.K. Leung.

2. Feature - “Interview with Dr. Tsang Yick Sang, Jeffrey” and “Interview with Prof. Thomas Flemmig”.

3. APDC Corner - “36th Asia Pacific Dental Congress 2014 Dubai” by Dr. Kenny Lau.

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Sep 22 2014

Dental Research Seminar

Published by Dental Library under Dentistry

Date: September 26, 2014 (Friday)
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital

Presenter: Dr. Bhoj Manasi, MPhil candidate

Title: De novo bioengineering of a pulp replacement using stem cell-seeded RGD alginate based micro environments

Abstract: The aim of the study was to create a three-dimensional pulp stem cell seeded construct infused with inductive tissue specific growth factors VEGF121 and FGF-2 in an alginate scaffold supplemented with dental pulp stem cells (DPSC) and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC). The combination of these elements into a single system in the core of the construct for inducing angiogenesis and further coating the construct with another layer thereby initiating dentinogenesis is an innovative design for the formation of de novo pulp tissue in vitro. Four study groups with different permutation and combination were fabricated replicating the gutta-percha shape, later analyzed for proliferation, viability and growth factor release profile. The results of the first study show significant difference in groups supplemented with morphogens with a p value a potential for dental pulp regeneration

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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


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.


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

New Acquisitions Hightlights

Published by Dental Library under Dentistry


Ultrasonic periodontal debridement: theory and technique / Marie D. George, Timothy G. Donley and Philip M. Preshaw.


D 617.6642 G34

Ultrasonic Periodontal Debridement: Theory and Technique is the first textbook to focus exclusively on this fundamentally important component of periodontal therapy. George, Donley, and Preshaw provide a comprehensive resource for dental students, dental hygiene and therapy students, and periodontal residents, as well as practicing dental hygienists and dentists who are looking to increase their familiarity and skills with ultrasonic instrumentation.


The opening section describes the basic foundational knowledge of periodontal debridement; how it differs from and supersedes scaling and root planing, how it fits with modern concepts of periodontal disease pathogenesis, and includes a comparison of periodontal debridement instrumentation modalities. Section 2 describes ultrasonic technology, the variety of tip designs that are available, and provides practical guidance in appropriate tip selection. Section 3 focuses on the clinical applications of ultrasonic periodontal debridement, including patient assessment, medical and dental considerations, and provides specific guidance in clinical debridement techniques. Included are technique modules for each quadrant as well as case studies using real-world examples of situations likely to be encountered in everyday clinical practice, including ultrasonic instrumentation around dental implants.


Disinfection of root canal systems: the treatment of apical periodontitis / edited by Nestor Cohenca.


D 617.6262 D61

Disinfection of Root Canal Systems: The Treatment of Apical Periodontitis is an evidence-based manual that describes root canal anatomy, the endodontic biofilm, and the role of disinfection before presenting the most up-to-date methods of irrigation and disinfection. Individual chapters are devoted to each method, such as positive pressure irrigation, apical negative pressure irrigation, sonic activation, photodynamic therapy, laser technology, and ozonization and electrochemical activation. Clinical photographs throughout show proper irrigation and disinfection techniques.


Essentials of oral and maxillofacial surgery / edited by M. Anthony (Tony) Pogrel, Karl-Erik Kahnberg, Lars Andersson.


D 617.672 E78

Essentials of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is the key textbook for all undergraduate dentistry students and trainees starting out in oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral surgery and surgical dentistry. Condensed and revised from the major reference work Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, all revisions have been made by the editors in order to bring the text up-to-date and accessible for a student audience.


The book’s coverage extends from basic principles such as patient evaluation, radiographic imaging, and surgical instruments, to specific conditions and procedures, from tooth extraction and endodontic surgery to trauma, implants, dentofacial deformities and orofacial pain.

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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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