Library Instruction

Library Instruction


Library Instruction at WKU is both real-time and virtual.  Real-time instruction is conducted either in a scheduled class lecture or in a classroom reserved by a Library staff member for presentation of a topic. Virtual instruction is provided by instructional videos created by library staff that are uploaded and available in the Library YouTube channel.

All WKU freshman, while enrolled in their GE 1000 transition to WKU, receive real-time Library instruction on how to use both the WKU and Kean Libraries to find books, eBooks, scholarly journals, and articles from a research database.

In addition, instructors for ESL 0405, ENG 1300, and other classes occasionally invite Library staff to present a lecture on topics such as conducting research with databases and how to use a citation management application such as Zotero.

Information literacy instruction in academic libraries has evolved from a specific set of skills and competencies established by the American Library Association (ALA) in 2000 to a revised 2015 “Framework” definition designed to shift from a perfunctory checklist of skills to information fluency, media literacy, and digital literacy. There is an ever increasing number of mental and computer skills required to be digitally literate, and library instruction must be increasingly contextual, specified by the assignment or circumstance for a particular student or class.  Instructors that provide the assignment and their expectation for class research performance will certainly get more useful and effective library instruction.  Library instructors also have access to tools to create computer-based assessments, if you are interested in an assessment that can be given to students after a library class.

Instructors also receive an “Information Prescription” pad which they can use to refer a student to the library for specific help on a research or information problem.

The Library YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbss4BDDR75VLSnl5PNF4Qw) offers instruction on the WKU Ougan Library catalog and specialized databases.  The videos contain accurate English captions. Viewers can stop or replay parts of these videos at any time.

Library instruction description

Please suggest other frequently needed topics that the Library can produce in an on-demand video format.

Please contact the Library Director to request an instructional session for your class: cjgberg@wku.edu.cn

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08:30-22:00
Saturday 
10:00-18:00
Sunday
10:00-21:00

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Access & Delivery Service

Interlibrary Loan


Student, faculty, and staff researchers can request articles they need that are not available through a Kean or Wenzhou-Kean Library subscription, at no out-of-pocket cost.  Click here for the online request form. Paper request forms are also available in room A 301 of General Education Hall.

Whether you are using a Kean subscription database like ProQuest Central or Google Scholar, not every relevant article you find has available full text. Or a colleague sends an article link to you, but the publisher web site says you have to pay a fee. The Library will now pay a smaller fee directly to another library, and we receive a copy to provide to you. Chapters of academic texts or conference proceedings can also be obtained, provided you have a complete citation with page numbers. The Library will check all incoming requests for accuracy before processing the request.

At this moment, in China, international book interlibrary loan cannot be effectively conducted. Chinese shipping delays for printed materials are too unpredictable and arbitrary. We can also offer copies of articles we have to other libraries, though our holdings are so small we expect little demand. It is more cost-effective for our Library to provide an occasional copy of an important article than subscribe to expensive journals whose cost per use would be extremely high.  Because there is not an unlimited budget for this service, a limitation of 5 article requests per month per individual will be imposed at the beginning.

Study Room Policy


Updated April, 2014

  1. The study room is available for individual study and research. Anything else should not be held inside the study room.
  2. Students in the study room value quiet. All students should keep their voices to a minimum and refrain from noisy activities (e.g. set cell phone on silent).
  3. Students should depart with all of their personal belongings when leave seats.  A LIBRARY STUDY SPACE BREAK paper slip must be filled out completely and left on top of personal materials in a study space if a short leave up to 20 minutes needed.
  4. Personal belongings should be removed onto book carts in A305 from study desks to accommodate others when students leave for more than 20 minutes or without a library study space break.  And they should be removed to the University Lost & Found at 15:00 on Friday.
  5. Students should take care of personal belongings.  The Library accepts no liability for any damage or loss to the personal possessions of any student when moved.
  6. Food should not be consumed in the study room.  Beverages such as tea, coffee, and water may be enjoyed.
  7. Library staff that perform tasks associated with this Policy are to be treated with polite respect.  People, who do not comply with the Library regulations, may be asked to leave the Library by Library staff and they may be banned from re-entering.

Circulation Policy


Updated May 30,2018

In order to achieve a more efficient use and management of library items and provide teaching, academic and research support to students, faculty and staff, following library loan rules are formulated:

Ι. Loan Period

  1. General items: 28 days for students and staff; 90 days for faculty
  2. Reference works: in-library use only
  3. Course Reserve: 2 hours, in-library use only
  4. Back issue of periodicals: 7 days

II. Penalty

  1. RMB 1.00 per day for any item from General Stacks overdue
  2. RMB 1.00 per hour for any item from Course Reserve Stacks overdue
  3. Maximum amount of penalty on a patron: RMB 100.00
  4. When reaching RMB 100.00, a patron’s loan privilege is deprived until the amount is paid.

III. Replacement for a Damaged or Lost Item

  1. The patron who is responsible for the damaged or lost item shall pay for the damage or loss.
  2. For an item damaged to a degree that it is unrepairable, charge for a
    replacement of the item shall be levied. The same applies to a lost item.
  3. Charge for a replacement is what the library paid for the original item, plus a service charge of RMB 20.00.

This Library Loan Rules take immediate effect when it is published, and Wenzhou-Kean University Library owns all rights to interpret the rules.

Library Hours

Library Collection

(GEH A301)

Monday-Friday                     08:30-22:00

Saturday                                 10:00-18:00

Sunday                                    10:00-21:00

Except
Mid-Autumn 
Sep. 21(Fri.)
08:30-16:30
Sep.22(Sat.) -24(Mon.)
Closed
National Day
Sep.29(Sat.)
8:30-22:00
Sep.30-Oct.7(Sun.)
Closed

Study Room

(GEH A304, GEH A308)

Discussion Area

(West wing of GEH A)

24/7 Study Room

(GEH A305)

Opens 24/7

(except when the University closes)

Recommend a Book


University staff, students, and other interested parties can make recommendations for purchase to the Library. Please use the Recommendation Form.

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Saturday 
10:00-18:00
Sunday
10:00-21:00

 Study Room
(GEH A305)

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Textbook Acquisition

Textbook Acquisition


For faculty and staff, if you have any request about online resources (such as online textbook, test bank, PPT) or other services from the publisher, please contact with the representatives in the list below. If any problem, please contact us at libtex@wku.edu.cn.

 

Publisher Name Contactor Contact Email
Mc Graw Hill Kelvin Chen kelvin.chen@mheducation.com
Cengage Tony He tony.he@cengage.com
Pearson Dina Wu dina.wu@pearson.com
SAGE Ethan Wang ethan.wang@sagepub.co.uk
Macmillan Lisa Zhou lisa.zhou@macmillaneducation.com
Taylor & Francis Chris Ye Lin chris.ye@tandf.com.sg

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10:00-18:00
Sunday
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Library DISCOVER

DISCOVER search engine is Wenzhou-Kean University Library’s discovery service. It provides library patrons with a one-search-for-everything experience to discover WKU library subscribed journal articles and books, as well as some valuable open access resources.

Note:  Please send your feedback or report a technical issue to libacq@wku.edu.cn.

List of Database Included in DISCOVER 
Database Name   Provider   WKU Subscription   Open Access  
ALA OA Journals   American Library Association     √  
arXiv.org   Cornell University     √  
BioMed Central OA Journals   BioMed Central     √  
BioOne OA Journals   BioOne     √  
Brill OA Journals   Brill     √  
BEP eBooks   IG Publishing   √    
Business Insights: Global   Gale   √    
Cambridge OA Books & Journals   Cambridge University Press     √  
De Gruyter Open   De Gruyter     √  
Directory of OA Books   OA Publishing in European Networks     √  
eBook Central – Academic Complete   ProQuest   √    
eBook on EBSCOhost    EBSCOhost   √    
EconLit with Full Text   EBSCOhost   √    
Emerald Case Studies   Emerald   √    
Emerald Management Journal 200   Emerald   √    
Harvard University Library DASH   Harvard University     √  
Digital Loeb Classical Library   Harvard University Press   √    
Hindawi Publishing OA   Hindawi Publishing     √  
IEEE OA Journals & Conferences   IEEE     √  
IGI Global   IGI Publishing   √    
IngentaConnect OA Journals   Ingenta     √  
JSTOR OA Journals & Books   JSTOR     √  
JSTOR eBooks   JSTOR   √    
Karger OA   Karger AG     √  
Literature Criticism Online   GALE   √    
Nature OA   Nature Publishing     √  
NRC Research Journals Canadian Science Publishing √    
Opposing Viewpoints in Context   GALE   √    
Plant Cell/ Plant Physiology American Society of Plant Biologists √    
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses   ProQuest     √  
SAGE OA Journals   SAGE Publications     √  
ScienceDirect OA Titles   Elsevier     √  
Springer for R&D OA Journals   Springer Nature     √  
SpringerOpen  Springer Nature     √  
Taylor & Francis OA Journals   Taylor Francis     √  
Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985   GALE   √    
Westlaw International   Thomson West   √    
Wiley-Blackwell OA Journals   Wiley-Blackwell     √  

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Library Database

Library Database A-Z 


D indicates the database is included in DISCOVER search engine
O indicates the database is scholarly valuable open access resources
S indicates the database is subscribed resources

Note: Please send your feedback or report a technical issue to libacq@wku.edu.cn.


American Society of Plant Biologists

Type: Article
Subject: Plant Biology
Language: English
Description: Two subscribed journals with scholarly recognition: Plant Physiology and Plant Cell. One new open access Plant Direct.

arXiv.org (D|O)

Type: Article
Subject: Business | Economics | STEM
Language: English
Description: Open access collection contains over one million e-prints in business finance, statistics, quantitative biology, physics, and other STEM fields.

Association Unlimited (S) (LINK:onCampus|offCampus)

Type: Encyclopedia
Subject: N/A
Language: English
Description: A source of information about associations, professional societies, and organizations.

Botanical Society of America

Type: Article
Subject: Plant Biology
Language: English
Description: One subscribed journals with scholarly recognition: American Journal of Botany.  One open access journal Applications in Plant. One informal communication published three times a year Plant Science Bulletin.

Business Expert Press (BEP) (D|S) (LINK:onCampus|offCampus)

Type: eBook
Subject: Business
Language: English
Description: A collection of academic and practical ebooks that cover various topics in the business fields including accounting, finance, information system, marketing, and supply-chain management, etc.

Business Insights: Global (D|S)  (LINK:onCampus|offCampus)

Type: Article | Case Study | Report
Subject: Business | Economics
Language: English
Description: A database with access to comprehensive learning materials, including company profiles, investment and brokerage reports, SWOT reports, case studies, and research articles.

CEIC China Premium Database (S) (LINK:onCampus|offCampus)

Type: Data
Subject: Business | Economics
Language: English | 中文
Subscription: 中国经济数据库 | Daily Database
Description: A database with rich information on various sectors and industries in Chinese market, and facilitated with charting and mapping tools.

CNKI – 中国知网 (S) (LINK:onCampus|offCampus)

Type: Article
Subject: Business | Economics | Humanities | Information & Technology | Science | Social Science
Language: English | 中文
Description: China Knowledge Resources Integrated Database provide access to full text articles in most fields of business, humanities, social science, and STEM.

CS-MAR (S) (LINK:onCampus|offCampus)

Type: Data | Report | Statement
Subject: Business | Economics
Language: English | 中文
Subscription: China Stock Market Series | China Listed Firms Research Series
Description: WKU subscribes to three databases: 1. China stock market financial Database – financial ratios; 2. China listed non-state-owned enterprise database; and 3. China listed firm’s corporate social responsibility research database.

Digital Loeb Classical Library (D|S) (LINK:onCampus|offCampus)

Type: eBook
Subject: Classic Literature | Greek & Latin Literature
Language: English
Description: More than 520 and still growing volumes of the Greek and Latin classical heritage in the database are represented with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) (O)

Type: Article
Subject: General
Language: English
Description: DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

EBSCO eBook Collection (D|S) (LINK:onCampus|offCampus)

Type: eBook
Subject: Arts & Humanities | Business | Economics | Social Science | STEM
Language: English
Description: A collection of ebooks that covers various topics in the fields of business, economics, humanities, social science, and STEM.

EBSCO EconLit (D|S) (LINK:onCampus|offCampus)

Type: Article
Subject: Business | Economics
Language: English
Description: The database offers full text for hundreds of scholarly journals including the American Economic Association journals with no embargo. It provides links to full text articles in all fields of economics.

Emerald eCase Collection (D|S) (LINK:onCampus|offCampus)

Type: Case Study
Subject: Business
Language: English
Description: The collection contains over 1,500 real-world case studies on a wide range of industries and disciplines from international business schools.

Emerald Management eJournal 200 (D|O|S) (LINK:onCampus|offCampus)

Type: Article | eBook
Subject: General
Language: English
Description: The collection covers 200 scholarly journals in varieties of subjects in the fields of business, education, management, and social science; it also contains open access ebooks and journals.

Global New Product Database (S) (LINK:onCampus|offCampus)

Type: Report
Subject: Business
Language: English
Description: The new product database incorporates and updates 33,000 new products a month from 62 major countries and regions. Detailed data on new products in the food, beverage, beauty, personal care, healthcare, household goods, pet care markets, covering from flavor and materials to packaging and positioning.

HathiTrust Digital Library (O)

Type: Archive | Article | Book | Picture | Report
Subject: General
Language: English
Description: HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and access platform providing access to over 10 million volumes of valuable digital resources, including books, archival materials, and articles. Please note that full-text access is provided for reading only, not downloading.

IGI Global Journal & Database (D|S) (LINK:onCampus|offCampus)

Type: Article | eBook | Encyclopedia
Subject: General
Language: English
Description: The database provides valuable resources, e.g. journal articles, encyclopedia, technical reports, etc., in all kinds of subjects. 

JSTOR (D|O|S) (LINK:onCampus|offCampus)

Type: Article | eBook
Subject: General
Language: English
Description: JSTOR database offers more than 60,000 ebooks through DDA model; it also contains open access books and journals. (Note: If you turn-off VPN and load the JSTOR home page again, but still get Kean U. in the top, you must remove the JSTOR cookie from your browser. If you want a demonstration of removing a JSTOR cookie from Chrome, please contact the Library.)

Literature Criticism Online (D|S) (LINK:onCampus|offCampus)

Type: Article | eBook | Encyclopedia
Subject: English Literature
Language: English
Description: The collection contains scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books, and periodicals.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertation (NDLTD) (O)

Type: Thesis | Dissertation
Subject: General
Language: All
Description: The digital library archives over five million electronic theses and dissertations around the world.

NRC Research Press – Online Journals (A Division of Canadian Science Publishing) (D|S) (LINK:onCampus|offCampus)

Type: Article
Subject: Science | Engineering
Language: English
Description: The NRC Research Press journals are Canadian Science Publishing’s flagship suite of award-winning international publications. The journals cover a broad range of scientific disciplines and feature more than 2000 articles each year published on a state-of-the-art electronic platform.

Open Access These & Dissertations (OATD) (O)

Type: Thesis | Dissertation
Subject: General
Language: All
Description: The open access collection harvests metadata of open access graduate theses and dissertations from over 1,100 colleges, universities, and research institutions around the world.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (D|S) (LINK:onCampus|offCampus)

Type: Article | Audio | Statistical Data | Video | Websites
Subject: General
Language: English
Description: The database provides valuable resources, e.g. viewpoints, news articles, journal articles, interview videos, etc., on hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana.

Proquest Academic Complete (D|S) (LINK:onCampus|offCampus)

Type: eBook
Subject: General
Language: English
Description: A collection of scholarly ebooks (over 140,000 titles) from leading publishers, covering key academic subject areas, including Business, Health Science, Humanities, Social Science, and STEM.

PubMed Central (PMC) (O)

Type: Article
Subject: Biomedical & Life Sciences
Language: English
Description: A free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine.

SpringerOpen (D|O) 

Type:  Journal | Book
Subject: Science | Technology | Medicine | Humanities | Social Sciences 
Language: English 
Description: The SpringerOpen portfolio has grown tremendously since its launch in 2010, so that we now offer researchers from all areas of science, technology, medicine, the humanities and social sciences a place to publish open access in journals and books.  

Times Digital Archives, 1785-1985 (D|S) (LINK:onCampus|offCampus)

Type: Newspaper
Subject: N/A
Language: English
Description: It is a complete digital edition of The Times (London).

Westlaw Next (D|S) (LINK:onCampus|offCampus)

Type: Law Materials
Subject: Business, Economics, Law
Language: English
Description: It covers international law materials and provides access to the most comprehensive collection of legal information.

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08:30-22:00
Saturday 
10:00-18:00
Sunday
10:00-21:00

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