Postgraduate, Researcher and Faculty Workshops

Postgraduate, Researcher and Faculty Workshops 研究生及教研人員講座

Workshops and talks on literature review, strategies for publishing in academic journals, research alert, citation management, researcher identifier creating and research impact showcasing are provided to CUHK postgraduates, researchers and faculty members during the academic year. Attendance proof may be issued on request. In addition, discussion workshops for postgraduate studies, including successful presentations, thesis writing tips and scientific writing are also organized.

 

 Research Skills Workshops Series (Jan 2019)

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Program: Sharpening Your Research Skills
Exploring Research Information in Your Field in Multi-disciplinary Databases (I)

This workshop will demonstrate:

  • How to use ScienceDirect, IEEE Xplore, EBSCOHost and ProQuest to discover research information in your research field
  • Advanced search features in the databases
  • Multiple databases selection (where applicable)
To be announced. Registration will open soon.
Exploring Research Information in Your Field in Multi-disciplinary Databases (II)

This workshop will demonstrate:

  • How to use Web of Science Core Collection (Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, etc.) and Scopus to discover research information (journal and book articles, and conference papers) in your research field
  • How to search with topic, keywords, author, author identifier, etc.
To be announced. Registration will open soon.
Getting New Research Information Automatically

This workshop will demonstrate how to use Web of Science Core Collection, Scopus and ScienceDirect to set up:

  • search alerts so that the most updated search results will be sent to you automatically by email
  • citation alerts of journal articles and authors (where appropriate)
  • journal alerts
To be announced. Registration will open soon.

Medium of Instruction: Cantonese (English might be used if users require.)

Enquiries: Email to research@lib.cuhk.edu.hk

 

 Tailor-made Workshops for Researchers (Jan - Mar 2019)

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Program: Managing Your Research Data
Effective Management of Your Research Data

Research data is the core of any research. More and more funding agencies and publishers recently require researchers to manage and share their research data.
This workshop is to show to you:

  • The increasing importance of research data management to researchers
  • Overview of research data lifecycle
  • Strategies for documenting, organizing, and sharing research data
  • Ethical issues and rights relating to research data
24 Jan 2019 (Thu) 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. User Education Room 1, G/F, University Library Register
Discovering and Reusing Research Data: Data Citation

More and more academic journals require submitting original research data together with your research paper. This workshop is to assist you to understand data citation, different data repositories available, the use of correct data citation format and style, and introduce some datasets you can use for your research.

27 Feb 2019 (Wed) 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. User Education Room 1, G/F, University Library Register
Using ATLAS.ti for Qualitative Data Analysis

This hands-on workshop will introduce how to use ATLAS.ti to conduct qualitative data analysis. Participants will learn and use ATLAS.ti to conduct:

  • Data description, such as creating codes, coding, using memo, and writing comments on your data
  • Data analysis and interpretation such as using the functions of hyperlink, network view, query tool, and co-occurrence to explore patterns and develop themes

Remarks:
Participants will have to bring their personal computers and install a free trial version of ATLAS.ti 8 (http://atlasti.com/free-trial-version/).

Participants are welcome to bring along their qualitative research data.

8 Mar 2019 (Fri) 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Register

Medium of Instruction: Cantonese (English might be used if users require.)

Enquiries: Email to research@lib.cuhk.edu.hk

 

Library Workshops for Research Postgraduates: Thesis Writing Tips

Co-organized with The Independent Learning Centre (ILC), the Library is pleased to offer discussion workshops for research postgraduate students on thesis writing (in Chinese), thesis introduction (in English) and thesis abstract (in English) in Jan 2019.

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Structuring a Thesis Introduction: How to Get Readers Hooked at the Beginning

In this workshop, you will be introduced to steps for capturing your readers’ interest in your research topic, appreciating the significance of your research and understanding your research purpose. Specific language features which are commonly seen in thesis introductions will be discussed and practiced during the workshop.

14 Jan 2019 (Mon) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Dr. Yvonne Loong, Senior Lecturer, ILC Registration will open soon.
Writing an Abstract for Your Thesis: How to Summarize Your Research in 500 words

You will learn how to summarize the most important information in your research as well as describe the most significant contributions that your research has made in a concise, readable and impressive manner. Both the structure and language of the thesis abstracts will be discussed during the workshop.

18 Jan 2019 (Fri) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Dr. Yvonne Loong, Senior Lecturer, ILC Registration will open soon.
Intensive and Profound: Chinese Thesis Writing Skills

If the thesis is not written and formulated in the right way, its key ideas will not be able to be communicated effectively. In this workshop, you will study the good language features of a thesis written in Chinese and learn how to avoid the common errors. You will also be introduced to the skills and choice of words for stating your research and theorizing your arguments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss how to write definitions for key terms, the introduction and the conclusion.

22 Jan 2019 (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cantonese supplemented with Putonghua Dr. Felix Chao, Senior Lecturer, ILC Registration will open soon.

Venue: Idea Exchange, Research Commons, 1/F, University Library

Enquiries: Email to research@lib.cuhk.edu.hk

 

Library Workshops for Research Postgraduates: Winning Academic Presentation Skills

The Library is pleased to offer in Feb and Mar 2019 the following three discussion workshops on presentation skills, and poster design and presentation that are co-organized with The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) for research postgraduate students.

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Presentation Skills for Postgraduate Students

This workshop covers the essential strategies that will help you plan and deliver presentations that effectively convey your message at a conference, group meeting or any other research-related event. You will discuss the key steps of the development process and learn how to optimize the design and use of visual aids, as well as how to best present data. You will also explore various ways of preparing for and dealing with questions.

26 Feb 2019 (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Dr. Karl Holm, Lecturer, ILC Registration will open soon.
Fluent and Successful: Oral Presentation Skills in Chinese

In this workshop, you will learn about various types of oral presentations for academic purposes. You will discuss how to make the best use of the presentation format, and will examine the issues that you will need to pay attention to when presenting in Cantonese. You will also discuss the use of multimedia tools and how to deal with difficulties that you might experience during oral presentations.

28 Feb 2019 (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cantonese supplemented with Putonghua Dr. Felix Chao, Senior Lecturer, ILC Registration will open soon.
Poster Design and Presentation for Postgraduate Students

This workshop covers poster design essentials to help you effectively present your research, both visually and orally, at poster presentation sessions. Through discussions and the analysis of samples, you will learn how to select and organize the content of your poster, as well as how to best use it as a visual aid. You will also explore key strategies to deliver your poster presentation and deal with questions.

4 Mar 2019 (Mon) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Dr. Karl Holm, Lecturer, ILC Registration will open soon.

Venue: Idea Exchange, Research Commons, 1/F, University Library

Enquiries: Email to research@lib.cuhk.edu.hk

 

Improving Postgraduate Learning (IPL) Courses offered by Library

Observing Intellectual Property and Copyright Law during Research

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Observing Intellectual Property and Copyright Law during Research On-line course available on Blackboard
Compulsory for ALL RESEARCH postgraduate students

Medium of Instruction: English

Details and registration: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/clear/prodev/ipl.html

Enquiries: 
Email: clear@cuhk.edu.hk
Phone: 3943 6201

 

Request a Seminar

Course instructors and students in groups may request seminars for a particular subject area or a specific assignment at any time during the year. From the planning stage of a course or research project, Liaison Librarians with different subject backgrounds can work with you to strengthen research skills for gathering and managing scholarly information sources.

Please contact Research Services (for postgraduate training requirements) for details.