Library Workshops: Assignment Season Series (Oct to Nov 2017)

10/10/2017 to 22/11/2017

All CUHK undergraduate students are welcome to attend the following library workshops. Postgraduate students are also welcome to attend if they wish. If you have the Digital Literacy Card that the Library sent out earlier in September, attending the following sessions can be counted towards the Digital Literacy Certificate Course.

Students, in groups of ten or more, can request library courses to suit their information needs and schedules.

Program 1: Develop an Effective Search Strategy for Your Assignment

This workshop covers the following to help you to:

  • Understand your reading lists, the difference between primary and secondary sources
  • Expand the range of your search terms by using similar concepts and synonyms
  • Use advanced search techniques such as Boolean Operators, truncation, filter, etc.

24 Oct (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
1 Nov (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Program 2: Finding Academic Sources to Support Your Arguments

This workshop will help you to find relevant academic sources to develop your arguments:

  • The difference between academic and popular sources
  • Find journal articles and research reports
  • Find e-news and e-books

25 Oct (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
9 Nov (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Program 3: Literature Review for a Successful Paper

This workshop demonstrates how to make use of the collected materials from a literature review and addresses research questions in writing a paper.

26 Oct (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
15 Nov (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Program 4: Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop introduces the concept of plagiarism with real world examples and explains what should and should not be done when citing references in academic writing.

2 Nov (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
16 Nov (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Program 5: Acknowledging the Sources – RefWorks Hands-on Experience

This workshop demonstrates how to use RefWorks, a web-based bibliography management tool, to produce bibliographies and in-text references in a variety of citation styles (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.).

8 Nov (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
21 Nov (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library

Medium of Instruction: Cantonese, but will change to English when there is any student who does not know Cantonese.

Registration: Complete the Online Registration Form

Enquiries: email to