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

Title

Date

Time

Venue

Registration

Program: Sharpening Your Research Skills
Literature Review for a Successful Research Paper

This workshop will cover the following to help you conduct a good literature review:

  • The purpose and process of literature review
  • The structure of a literature review
  • Effective strategies for identifying relevant literature
19 Sep 2018 (Wed) 4:30 p.m. –
5:30 p.m.
Register
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)
14 Sep 2018 (Fri) 2:00 p.m. –
3:00 p.m.
Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library Register
24 Sep 2018 (Mon)
**Added session
rescheduled**
2:00 p.m. –
3:00 p.m.
Register
27 Sep 2018 (Thu) 9:30 a.m. –
10:30 a.m.
Register
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.
14 Sep 2018 (Fri) 3:15 p.m. –
4:15 p.m.
Register
24 Sep 2018 (Mon)
**Added session
rescheduled**
3:15 p.m. –
4:15 p.m.
Register
27 Sep 2018 (Thu) 10:45 a.m. –
11:45 a.m.
Register
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
14 Sep 2018 (Fri) 4:30 p.m. –
5:30 p.m.
Register
24 Sep 2018 (Mon)
**Added session
rescheduled**
4:30 p.m. –
5:30 p.m.
Register
27 Sep 2018 (Thu) 12:00 noon –
1:00 p.m.
Register
Finding Theses and Dissertations in Your Research Area

This workshop will demonstrate how to locate theses and dissertations from universities in Hong Kong, China and other countries.

16 Oct 2018 (Tue) 10:30 a.m. –
12:00 noon
Register

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

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

 

 Tailor-made Workshops for Researchers

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Date

Time

Venue

Registration

Program: Enhancing Your Research Impact Series
Using ORCID iD to Raise Your Research Profile

An ORCID iD is a persistent digital identifier to disambiguate yourself in the research community so that you can be identified uniquely in the sea of researchers and your research profile can be raised. This workshop is to help you to:

  • Understand the benefit of having an ORCID iD
  • Register for an ORCID iD
  • Manage your research outputs in ORCID iD
  • Link up your ORCID iD to AIMS
5 Oct 2018 (Fri) 2:30 p.m. –
3:15 p.m.
Register
Author IDs - Making yourself distinguishable and discoverable on the web

An author ID is to distinguish yourself accurately in the research community from others with similar names so that your scholarly publications can be easily recognized.

This workshop will demonstrate:

  • How to set up an author ID and a researcher profile in different systems: ResearcherID, AIMS, and Google Scholar
  • How to record your research activities such as your latest publication and presentations in these systems
  • How to interlink your profile amongst these systems
5 Oct 2018 (Fri) 3:30 p.m. –
4:15 p.m.
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Article-level Metrics - Understanding the Significance of Research Papers

This workshop will cover:

  • Where to find article-level metrics
  • The strength and limitations of different citation counts and metrics
  • How to use citation counts and other metrics to assess the relative significance of research papers
  • How to find an author’s h-index
  • What are alternative metrics and how to find them
22 Oct 2018 (Mon) 2:30 p.m. –
3:30 p.m.
Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library Register
Using Citation Analysis Tools to Enhance Your Research Dissemination

The workshop will introduce how to:

  • Find ranking of journals from Journal Citation Reports on InCites and SCImago for selecting journals for publication
  • Use Match in EndNote to locate appropriate journals for your manuscript
  • Use InCites to compare journal performance
22 Oct 2018 (Mon) 3:45 p.m. –
4:45 p.m.
Register

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

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

 

 Digital Scholarship and Research Data Workshops

Title

Date

Time

Registration

Using Facilities in Digital Scholarship Lab

This briefing session will demonstrate the use of equipment and facilities in the Digital Scholarship Lab and to introduce the software and tools available from the workstations to enable you to conduct digital scholarship research at the Lab at ease.

24 Sep 2018 (Mon)
** Rescheduled **
11:30 a.m. –
12:15 p.m.
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Introducing Digital Humanities for Study and Research

Digital humanities is a new form of research increasingly embraced by scholars in arts and humanities. This seminar will show to you:

  • Concept of digital humanities research and the research methods used
  • How to apply popular digital tools on GIS, text mining and analysis, data and network visualisation, etc. in digital humanities research
  • Examples on digital humanities research projects from worldwide to illustrate the use of research methods and tools used

21 Sep 2018 (Fri)

2:30 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
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Introduction to GIS & ArcGIS
Speaker: Mr. Steven Ma, Senior GIS Consultant, Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited

Conducted by ArcGIS vendor, this seminar will introduce the concept of Geographic Information System (GIS) and its use in research. It will also cover the use of the software ArcGIS with illustration from examples of research projects.

9 Oct 2018 (Tue) 2:30 p.m. –
3:45 p.m.
Register
ArcGIS Basics for Digital Scholarship Projects (Hands-on)

ArcGIS is commonly used in digital scholarship projects for geospatial analysis. This workshop is an introductory hands-on session to demonstrate the basic functions of this software.

15 Oct 2018 (Mon) 2:30 p.m. –
4:30 p.m.
Register
31 Oct 2018 (Wed) 10:30 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
Register
Analysing Texts with Voyant Tools (Hands-on)

Voyant Tools is a web-based reading and analysis environment for digital texts. Join to learn how to use this online tool to analyse textual materials, no matter they are in text file or online.

23 Oct 2018 (Tue) 11:00 a.m. –
12:00 p.m.
Register
9 Nov 2018 (Fri) 3:00 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
Register
Data Visualisation in Action – Gephi (Hands-on)​

Gephi is a software for visualisation and exploration of graphs and networks. This workshop will demonstrate with hands-on exercise on how to turn your data into network graphs to discover hidden message.

Remarks:Participants may bring your own device with Gephi 0.9.2 https://gephi.org) installed prior to the workshop.

25 Oct 2018 (Thu) 10:30 p.m. –
12:00 p.m.
Register
7 Nov 2018 (Wed) 2:30 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
Register
Introduction to R Programming and Data Analysis (Hands-on) ​
Prof. LIANG Hai, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, CUHK

R is a popular software for statistical computing and programming. This seminar will introduce the differences between R for programming and R for data analysis with hands-on exercises.

Remarks:
Participants are required to bring your own device with the software (installation in sequence) R (https://www.r-project.org/) and R Studio (https://www.rstudio.com/) installed prior to the workshop.

30 Oct 2018 (Tue)

2:30 p.m. –
5:30 p.m.
Register

Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library
Medium of Instruction: Cantonese (English might be used if users require.)
Enquiries: Email to dslab@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 Oct 2018.

Title

Date

Time

Language

Instructor

Registration

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.

16 Oct 2018 (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Dr. Yvonne Loong, Senior Lecturer, ILC Register
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 Oct 2018 (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Dr. Yvonne Loong, Senior Lecturer, ILC Register
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.

19 Oct 2018 (Fri) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cantonese supplemented with Putonghua Dr. Felix Chao, Senior Lecturer, ILC Register

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

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

 

How to Publish in Academic Journals - Talks in Oct and Nov 2018

The Library is pleased to arrange two talks for researchers and postgraduate students on writing and publishing with international journals. Wiley and Taylor & Francis, two of the world’s leading publishers of academic journals, will provide the talks. CUHK postgraduate students and researchers are all welcome to attend.

Title

Date

Time

Instructor

Registration

Author Strategies for Journal Publication: Tips for Early Career Researchers

Topics:

  • How to select the right journal for your manuscript
  • Submission tips
  • How to survive peer review
  • Publishing ethics
  • How to promote your research and increase readership
  • Introduction to Wiley Researcher Academy
22 Oct 2018 (Mon) 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Dr. Tina Wang,
Journal Publishing Manager, Wiley
Register
Publishing in Academic Journals: Insider Tips to Help you Succeed

Topics:

  • Why publish your research?
  • Tips on writing for a journal
  • The peer review process
  • How to handle rejections of your articles
  • Promoting your journal article to increase readership and chances for citation
  • Open access publishing and open data
14 Nov 2018 (Wed) 10:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Ms. Lyndsey Dixon,
Regional Journals Editorial Director, APAC, Taylor & Francis
Register

Language: English

Venue: User Education Room 1, G/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

Course

Date

Time

Venue

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.