A brief report of our first “Ciné-break”

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In the tradition of ‘café-livre’, the library has initiated on September 18th a first ‘ciné-break’, whose films and impressions are hereby shared.


Delphine wished to speak to us about “Hippocrate” (2014), by Thomas Lilti (ex-doctor), which tells the story of the initiation of a young doctor, an intern, in his father’s service. “This is a good film to watch, very realistic, very concrete, where you can laugh at situations that are not funny. The film  depicts a two-tier hierarchy in the medical profession, where the education of doctors has to be reviewed, especially on a tactful and psychological level.The film also focuses on the support which exists between doctors, sometimes at the cost of the patient.”


Mandula (MBA student) told us about the emotion he felt seeing the film ‘Amour’ (2012) by Michael Haneke and the admiration he has for the films by this director in general. According to him, Haneke depicts life simply and without artifice, and shows true love as it should be; a life love. Mandula dreams of working in the cinema industry and praises this ‘great film’ directed with limited technical and financial resources. “Haneke knows how to show anger, the excess of rage, the animal side that exists in every human being. He creates an atmosphere where one suffocates, where one feels oppressed and then empty”, according to Yi.
Also mentioned: ‘The piano teacher’, ‘The White Ribbon’ and ‘Funny games’.


Yi, meanwhile, wanted to share opinions on ‘Les amours imaginaires’ (2010) by Xavier Dolan, also a film about love but in a different style. It openly discusses homosexuality. Francis and Marie, two best friends, fall in love with the same man. This love triangle transforms into an unhealthy relationship and the best friends become enemies. “Dolan follows the emotions of his characters with artistic techniques such as slow motion and the use of colours in some scenes (parts all in blue, green or red, etc)”.


Olzem recommends ‘Mine Vaganti’ (Le premier qui l’a dit – 2014) by Ferzan Ozpetek where we find another love triangle. Just like the previous one, “the film tackles the topic of homosexuality and subtly manipulates the public so that it ends up wanting the young homosexual man to fall in love with the girl. Central themes in this Italian comedy are the Italian culture, the audience and our desire of ‘normality’/’compliance’ “.


Yi also observed a parallel with the film ‘The crane of Flying’ (Quand passent les cigognes – 1957) by Mikhail Kalatokzov, a Russian film which also features a love triangle: a young Moscowian, gone to the Russian front during the war, returns years after and finds his fiancée married to his cousin.


Pascale made us share her passion for ‘Boyhood’ (2014) by Richard Linklater, who followed the same actors for 12 years to make a film for the family and the passing of time.
We are not in judgment. Everybody has their own path.”


She recommended ‘Under the skin’ (2013) by Johnathan Glazer, a film without a dialogue that shows an alien who arrives on earth to seduce men before making them disappear. In the main role is Scarlett Johansson; the other roles are played by amateur actors. We find the actress in another film that, on the contrary, uses only her voice: ‘Her’ (2014) by Spike Jonze. Johansson gives her voice to a modern computer program able to adapt to the personality of each user. A man (Theodore) who acquires the program, becomes acquainted with the voice (Samantha) and falls in love…
The two films complement each other”.


To go further, find in the library:
– Two novels about the hospital environment : ‘Alors voilà, La 1001 vie des urgences’ by Baptiste Beaulieu; ‘Le chœur des femmes’ by Martin Winckler
‘Amour’ by Michael Haneke [movie]
– Other films with Scarlett Johansson : ‘Lost in translation’ by Sofia Coppola, ’Vicky Christina Barcelona’, ‘Scoop’ and ‘Match point’ by Woody Allen.

September news


Web of Science Training Session
There is still time to register for the “Web of science” training session provided by Thomson Reuters on 8 October at 2 pm at the library. More information from Sandra Dupouy at the library.

Article of the month
An experiment on researchers reveals lessons for learning what works.

This is an article written by Dr Max Nathan from the “What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth“. The subject is a randomised control trial conducted by the editors of the Journal of Public Economics on the academics who peer-review journal submissions.

“We evaluate policies to increase prosocial behavior using a field experiment with 1,500 referees at the Journal of Public Economics. We randomly assign referees to four groups: a control group with a six-week deadline to submit a referee report; a group with a four-week deadline; a cash incentive group rewarded with $100 for meeting the four-week deadline; and a social incentive group in which referees were told that their turnaround times would be publicly posted. We obtain four sets of results.”

Mooc of the month
Every month we draw your attention on a remarkable mooc which could be of interest to you. This month, it is “Information Visualization” from Indiana University. This course provides an overview about the state of the art in information visualization. It teaches the process of producing effective visualizations that take the needs of users into account.

New tool from Thomson Reuters : Data Citation Index

Web of Science

The Data Citation Index on the Web of Science provides a single point of access to research data from repositories across disciplines and around the world.

Data Citation Index fully indexes a significant number of the world’s leading data repositories of critical interest to the scientific community, including over two million data studies and datasets. The records for the datasets, which include authors, institutions, keywords, citations and other metadata, are connected to related peer-reviewed literature indexed in the Web of Science™.

Through linked content and summary information, this data is displayed within the broader context of the scholarly research, enabling users to gain perspective that is lost when data sets or repositories are viewed in isolation.

To know more:

Master Data Repository List

Duration of embargoes required by the publishers


The website Sherpa/RoMEO has published several lists, including one of 584 publishers that authorise authors to upload the publisher version or the PDF version of their articles without embargo. The other lists rank publishers based on the duration of the embargo: five publishers require an embargo of less than 6 months, 28 an embargo of 6 months, 33 an embargo of 12 months and 13 an embargo of 2 years…


This information is very useful for the deposit of articles on SSRN. Please contact the library for any clarification on the copyright of your research.

See :

Publishers Allowing use of their PDFs in Repositories


HEC Paris Research Paper Series on SSRN: What’s new?

Some numbers about “SSRN Top 1,000 International Business Schools”. Where is HEC Paris ?

  • HEC Paris is ranked at 8th place since 1 August 2014. A gain of 10 in one year !
  • 105 authors are currently affiliated with HEC Paris
  • Over the past 12 months, 319 downloads per author and 55 downloads per paper have been identified.

HEC Paris on ssrn

Reminder : Submitting a Paper to the SSRN eLibrary is very simple ! Simply download Step-by-Step Instructions

Consult and search for journals through the journal rankings

The journal rankings of HEC Paris, FT, CNRS and the AERES are accessible via the library website, in the topic ‘Electronic resources’.


You can also search for the rankings of HEC Paris and FT directly through the Journal Finder, by clicking on ‘Index’

Journal Finder

You will have access to the list of titles and for every journal, a link to the full text.

Note that the library has subscribed without embargo to the 87 journals ranked A in the HEC Paris ranking.

The Journal Finder also gives access to “Journal Quality List”, which is a collation of journal rankings from several sources. The list was first published in 2000 by Dr Anne-Wil Harzing. Since then, the list has been updated and extended periodically to keep it current.


How to make the most of the Library’s Pinterest dashboard ?


How to remember the books you’d like to read and borrow from the library ?

1- Pin the book covers from HEC Paris library boards on Pinterest!  For that, unless you already have one, create your account on Pinterest and create boards according to your interests.

2- When you come to the library, check your Pintrest on your smart phone for the books you have pinned. Click on  the book cover to reach the library catalog and see if the book is available.

It’s easy, your turn now!

Easybib for iPad

Now that you know how to generate easily a bibliography with Easybib (see the article “How to generate your citations and create a bibliography with Easybib“)

find out about the Easybib iPad app !

Easybib for iPad allows you to create accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations in seconds by scanning a book bar code or by typing the name of a book.

Create and manage your works cited list directly from your iPad.

Once done, email  or export your citations  !

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How to generate your citations and create a bibliography with EasyBib ?

EasyBib is a free tool which allows you to generate citations in MLA, APA & Chicago formats and create a bibliography for your research paper.
Whether you need to cite a book, a journal, an article, a website, a database,… Easybib adapts the citation to the appropriate format.

1. Install the Easybib extension on your browser

A free extension is available for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox











Or ou can also go directly on http://www.easybib.com and start to generate your citations  now !


2. Create your Easybib account

Click on the Easybib extension in your browser to register or clic on Sign Up on the Easybib plateform












3. Search for a citation

Search for your citation on the Easybib database.



Select the citation you need in the results list

If the citation you need doesn’t appear, you can create it using the manual cite form


Then Easybibn formats the citation in an MLA format.

You can copy/paste the citation, share the URL of the citation or export it as a bibliography in a Word or Google document





All your citations are saved in your Easybib account under “My Projects” !