Workshops

Workshops 圖書館講座

Undergraduate Workshops | Assignment Season Series | Postgraduate, Researcher and Faculty Workshops |
Research Skills Workshops Series | Digital Scholarship & Research Data Workshops | Thesis Writing Tips Workshops |
Workshops on AIMS and Research Portal | Improving Postgraduate Learning (IPL) Courses (Graduate School/CLEAR) |
Databases Training Workshops Series | Request a Seminar

 

The Library offers a wide variety of workshops and seminars to assist both undergraduate and postgraduate students to maximize life-long learning outcomes, support faculty and researchers in developing information sources management techniques, and facilitate the university community as a whole to engage in scholarly communication activities. These workshops and seminars are held throughout the academic year, and topics range from introducing fundamental library research skills to the use of the latest data management tools. Users may also request workshops on the use of library resources in their subject areas.

 

Library Workshops for Undergraduate Students 2017

All CUHK undergraduate students are welcome to attend the following library workshops. Postgraduate students are also welcome to attend if they wish. After attending five courses on information research skills, you will be granted a certificate of digital literacy by the Library. Students, in groups of ten or more, can request library courses to suit their information needs and schedules.

Title

Date

Time

Venue

Registration

Program 1: How to Build Up Skills to Use the Library Effectively

Part A: How to Develop Effective Search Strategies

This workshop provides a foundation for new undergraduate students for their later research at the University and the Library. It covers concepts, terminology and basic research skills such as understanding reading lists, recognizing the difference between primary and secondary sources, scholarly and popular sources, as well as developing simple search strategies.

13 Sep (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Registration
19 Sep (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration
28 Sep (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration

Part B: Get Started with Computer Facilities in the University Library

Topics covered:

  • Printing service such as Octopus print, Express print, Wi-Fi print and 3D printing services;
  • Kindle and Laptop Computer Lending Services;
  • Multimedia workstations @ Learning Garden; and
  • Audio and Visual facilities in Group Study Rooms.
15 Sep (Fri) 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. (Putonghua) Maker Bubble, Learning Garden, University Library Registration
15 Sep (Fri) 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. (English) Registration
21 Sep (Thu) 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. (Cantonese) Registration
Program 2: How to Find Information Sources

Part A: Using LibrarySearch: Twice the Results, Half the Time

Introduces the Library's discovery tool, LibrarySearch, to locate journal articles in various subject areas.

19 Sep (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library Registration
27 Sep (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration

Part B: Using Databases to Find Journal Articles

Introduces advanced and effective database search techniques for finding journal articles and research reports. This workshop will also demonstrate the use of subject-specific databases.

20 Sep (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library Registration
28 Sep (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration
3 Oct (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration

Part C: Finding E-Books and E-News

Introduces and demonstrates the use of library subscribed e-book collections and e-news databases.

21 Sep (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library Registration
26 Sep (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Registration

Part D: Effective Internet Search Strategy

Demonstrates how to find quality information on the Internet for your study and research.

20 Sep (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Registration
17 Oct (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration

Part E: Exercising the Power of Chinese Databases

Introduces major Chinese databases and demonstrates relevant searching techniques.

26 Sep (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Multi-Purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library Registration
12 Oct (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Registration
Program 3: Literature Review for a Successful Paper

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

27 Sep (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Registration
3 Oct (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration
Program 4: How to Better Manage and Share Your Information

Part A: Managing Reference Citations with RefWorks

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.).

4 Oct (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Registration
10 Oct (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration
12 Oct (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration

Part B: Get Started with Adobe Photoshop

Introduces the basic functions of Photoshop's Tool Bar, File Menu and Colour Palettes. Participants can turn a dull photo into a masterpiece by using the functions of scaling, adding text, saturating and more.

Quota: 24

9 Oct (Mon) 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Registration

Part C: Get Started with 3D Printing and Application Software

Are you interested in 3D printing but have no experience? The workshop provides a basic understanding of 3D printing technologies and walks through some basic 3D modelling. Through hands-on exercises, you will experience how to make your own 3D objects using Tinkercad software.

Quota: 24

19 Oct (Thu) 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Registration

Medium of Instruction:

  • Program 1, Part B: Cantonese, Putonghua and English sessions will be offered
  • Program 4, Part B: Cantonese will be offered
  • Other programs: Cantonese, but will change to English when there is any student who does not know Cantonese.

Enquiries: email to eref@lib.cuhk.edu.hk

 

Assignment Season Series (Oct to Nov 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 above 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.

Title

Date

Time

Venue

Registration

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. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Registration
1 Nov (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration
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. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Registration
9 Nov (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration
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. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Registration
15 Nov (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration
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. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Registration
16 Nov (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration
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. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Registration
21 Nov (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration

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

Enquiries: email to eref@lib.cuhk.edu.hk

 

Postgraduate, Researcher and Faculty Workshops

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 during the academic year. In addition, discussion workshops for postgraduate studies, including successful presentations and thesis writing tips, and the Research Café are also organized.

 

 Research Skills Workshops Series (Sep - Nov 2017)

Title

Date

Time

Venue

Registration

Program 1: 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
21 Sep (Thu) 4:00 p.m. –
5:30 p.m.
User Education Room 1, G/F, University Library Registration
25 Sep (Mon) 9:30 a.m. –
11:00 a.m.
Registration
30 Sep (Sat) 2:00 p.m. –
3:30 p.m.
Registration
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)
15 Sep (Fri) 2:00 p.m. –
2:45 p.m.
Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library Registration
26 Sep (Tue) 9:30 a.m. –
10:15 a.m.
Registration
13 Oct (Fri) 2:00 p.m. –
2:45 p.m.
Registration **Re-run**
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 and 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, keyword, author, author identifier, etc.
15 Sep (Fri) 3:00 p.m. –
3:45 p.m.
Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library Registration
26 Sep (Tue) 10:30 a.m. –
11:15 a.m.
Registration
13 Oct (Fri) 3:00 p.m. –
3:45 p.m.
Registration **Re-run**
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
15 Sep (Fri) 4:00 p.m. –
4:45 p.m.
Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library Registration
26 Sep (Tue) 11:30 a.m. –
12:15 p.m.
Registration
13 Oct (Fri) 4:00 p.m. –
4:45 p.m.
Registration **Re-run**
Understanding the Significance of Research Papers: the Meaning behind Citation Counts and Various Metrics

This workshop will cover:

  • The strengths and limitations of different citation counts and metrics such as journal impact factors and CiteScore
  • How to use citation counts and other metrics to assess the relative significance of research papers
  • Find an author’s h-index
15 Sep (Fri) 5:00 p.m. –
5:30 p.m.
Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library Registration
26 Sep (Tue) 12:30 p.m. –
1:00 p.m.
Registration
13 Oct (Fri) 5:00 p.m. –
5:30 p.m.
Registration **Re-run**
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.

20 Oct (Fri) 10:30 a.m. –
12:00 noon
Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library Registration
26 Oct (Thu) 7:00 p.m. –
8:30 p.m.
Registration
Program 2: Doing Data Analysis for your Research
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 your notebook computer and install a free trial version of ATLAS.ti 8 (http://atlasti.com/free-trial-version/). Participants are welcome to bring along your qualitative research data

1 Nov (Wed) 2:30 p.m. –
4:30 p.m.
Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library Registration
17 Nov (Fri) 10:30 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
Registration
Program 3: Enhancing Your Research Impact
Make Yourself Distinguishable and Discoverable on the Web – Significance of Author IDs

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 author ID and researcher profiles in different systems: ORCID, ResearcherID, AIMS, and Google Scholar, so as to enhance your discoverability on the Web
  • How to record your research activities such as your latest publication and presentations in these systems
  • How to interlink your profile amongst these systems
17 Oct (Tue) 10:30 a.m. –
11:45 a.m.
Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library Registration
24 Nov (Fri) 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Registration
Where to Publish to Raise Your Research Visibility? – Use of Citation Analysis Tools

The workshop will introduce how to:

  • Find ranking of journals from Journal Citation Reports on InCites and SCImago for selecting the best journal for publication
  • Use Match in EndNote to locate journals for your manuscript
  • Use InCites to compare journal performance
11 Oct (Wed) 2:30 p.m. –
4:30 p.m.
Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library Registration
10 Nov (Fri) 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration

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

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

 

Digital Scholarship & Research Data Workshops (Sep - Nov 2017)

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.

12 Sep (Tue) 2:30 p.m. –
3:00 p.m.
Registration 
*Full*
14 Sep (Thu) 11:30 a.m. –
12:00 noon
Registration
*Full*
Digital Humanities: Introduction to Tools and Methodology

This seminar will introduce the concept of Digital Humanities and some related tools and methodologies in doing humanities research in the digital world.

6 Oct (Fri) 10:30 a.m. –
12:00 noon
Registration
23 Oct (Mon) 2:30 p.m. –
4:00 p.m. 
Registration
Introduction to GIS & ArcGIS

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.

16 Oct (Mon) 3:00 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
Registration
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.

19 Oct (Thu) 2:30 p.m. –
4:30 p.m. 
Registration 
*Full*
31 Oct (Tue) 10:30 a.m. –
12:30 p.m. 
Registration
*Full*
Data Visualization in Action - R

R is a popular software for statistical computing and graphics in visualizing research data. This seminar will introduce how to make use of R to visualize your research data.

Remarks:
This seminar will be conducted in English.

12 Oct (Thu) 11:00 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
Registration
*Full*
17 Oct (Tue) 3:00 p.m. –
4:30 p.m. 
Registration
*Full*

Analyzing Texts Using 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 analyze textual materials, no matter they are in text file or online.

18 Oct (Wed) 11:00 a.m. –
12:00 noon
Registration 
*Full*
25 Oct (Wed) 3:00 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
Registration
*Full*

Data Visualization in Action – Gephi (Hands-on)

Gephi is a software for visualization 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.

3 Nov (Fri) 10:30 a.m. –
12:00 noon
Registration 
*Full*
9 Nov (Thu) 2:30 p.m. –
4:00 p.m. 
Registration 
*Full*

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 and Nov 2017.

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.

26 Oct (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Dr. Yvonne Loong, Senior Lecturer, ILC Click here to 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.

31 Oct (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cantonese supplemented with Putonghua Dr. Felix Chao, Senior Lecturer, ILC Click here to 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.

2 Nov (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Dr. Yvonne Loong, Senior Lecturer, ILC Click here to register

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

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

 

 Workshops on AIMS and Research Portal (Sep - Nov 2017)

Title

Date

Time

Venue

Medium of Instruction

Registration

Managing and Archiving Your Research Outputs in AIMS

AIMS is the new Academic Information Management System of CUHK for managing and depositing full text of your research outputs. This workshop will demonstrate:

  • Key features of AIMS and its public interface Research Portal
  • The easy ways to get your research outputs into AIMS
  • The easy ways to deposit the full text of your research outputs in AIMS
  • The right version of full-text for depositing and the copyright issues
29 Sep (Fri) 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ITSC Training Room 2, Pi Ch'iu Building (Room 103 + 105) Cantonese (Powerpoint in English) Registration
27 Oct (Fri) 10:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Registration
7 Nov (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. English Registration

Enquiries: Email to researchportal@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

 

Databases Training Workshops Series -- Economic & Financial Data (Oct 2017)

If you want to know more about how to find economic and social data, please feel free to join the following database training workshops.

Topics covered in each workshop:

  • Overview of the content of the database and its sub-databases
  • Basic and advanced searching skills
  • Features and functions of the database
  • Q & A session

Schedule:

Title

Date

Time

Venue

Registration

1. Passport

Contains volume and value sales statistics for consumer, industrial and services markets across 82 countries worldwide. It also provides a wide range of data on business enterprise including consumer market sizes, consumer lifestyles, companies and brands as well as market research reports, country profiles and socio-economic statistics.

Speaker: Mr Sebetian Tan, Euromonitor International

Language: English

11 Oct (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Registration
2. eiu.com

Provides full-text access to reports published by the Economist Intelligence Unit, covering a wide range of business information. Titles include Country Forecast, China hand, CountryData, Market Indicators and Forecasts, and Global Forecasting Service.

Speaker: Mr. Nick Marro, Economist Intelligence Unit

Language: English

17 Oct (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Registration
3. CNKI Statistical Yearbook Database (中國統計年鑒數據庫)

Contains 624 statistical yearbooks in 39 regions. Data retrieval and data analysis by regions, years, and other indicators are available.

Speaker: Training Specialist, CNKI

Language: Putonghua

26 Oct (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Registration
4. Thomson Reuters Eikon

This is the new version of the DataStream Professional which is a financial research database providing a wide range of financial data including financial instruments such as equities, equity indices, bonds, bond indices, futures, warrants, options, and credit default swaps as well as economic data, fundamental company accounts data.

Speaker: Ms Winnie Tang, Client Specialist, Thomson Reuters

Language: English

31 Oct (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Registration

Enquiries: email to eref@lib.cuhk.edu.hk

 

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 Learning Support (for undergraduate training requirements) or Research Services (for postgraduate training requirements) for details.