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    Library Service Updates
    Issue no. 58 (Jan 2020) 

    Start fresh, study smart in 2020!

    Loan Quota, Loan Period, Renewal Limits......More, More, More!
     increased loan quota and loan period
    To provide better support for your study and research, the Library has enhanced the borrowing service by increasing the loan quota and extending the loan period for all materials in the General Collection. Now you can also enjoy more flexible renewals! Find out more below:
    1. New loan quota and loan period
    Borrower Category General Collection
    Loan quota Initial loan period Maximum loan period
    Book Day Day
    Academic/Administrative staff 60 90 360
    General grade staff 30 30 120
    Postgraduate students 60 90 360
    Undergraduate students 30 30 120
    Others (including OUHK graduates and OUHK retirees, visitors, outsiders) 10 30 120
    For more details, please click here.
    2. Flexible renewals
    Renewals can be made at any time, unless the borrowed items have reached maximum loan periods or are reserved by other users.
    3. Holds and recalls
    While users can enjoy longer borrowing period, the borrowed items are subject to recall if they are reserved by other users.  Recalled items are to be returned in 14 days or by the due date, whichever comes earlier.  We will inform you the revised due date via email.  Please watch out your email box for the Library notices.

    If you have any questions on the enhanced borrowing policies, please contact us at 2768 6777 or visit the Library Circulation Counter.

    New Databases Supporting Your Study
    We work closely with Schools to source suitable resources for our users. Recently, we have added the following useful study tools and resources to our e-resources collection:
    Resources on learning English:
    This online course guides users to speak English clearly and naturally. It consists of five learning sections: word stress, sentence stress, consonant clusters, connected speech and intonation.
    clarity English Clear Pronounciation 2
    This online course consists of teacher videos, interactive activities and study sheets to help users to structure their message, find the right vocabulary and adopt an appropriate style in different types of writing.
    Clarity English Practical Writing
    This is an online preparation and practice tool for IELTS candidates. It provides interactive activities, advice videos from experts and practical tests to help users to improve their skills in reading, listening, speaking and writing.
    Clarity English Road to IELTS
    On English-Corpora.org, you can learn how native speakers actually speak and write, get tips on the frequent use of words, phrases, and how to collocate through the corpora. Besides, you can also know more about language variation and get insight from cultural perspectives.

    This online course consists of 3 levels: basic, intermediate and advanced. Each level provides more than 150 grammar activities, interactive exercises and grammar references.
    Net Languages Grammar Practice
    This is an online course to help users to learn English medical vocabularies and practise communication in English for medical purposes.
    Net Languages Medical English for Health Professional Course
    This online course consists of 3 levels: basic, intermediate and advanced. Each level provides more than 200 vocabulary activities, interactive discoveries and practice exercises.
    Net Languages vocabulary practise
    This online course consists of 3 levels: basic, intermediate and advanced. Both basic and intermediate levels provide writing activities. Different types of texts are included with focus on text features, writing strategies and useful languages.
    Net Languages writing practise
    Resources on Nursing:
    CINAHL Complete covers an extensive source of full text for nursing and allied health journals, and provides full text access to more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL. It also provides indexing for more than 5,400 journals and additional nursing and allied health research materials.
    CINAHL Complete
    On our A-Z database list, you will find description of each database.
    Tips on use: filter the list by "Subjects" or "Types" to search for the databases most relevant for your work or study!



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