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LibrarySearch | Undergraduate Workshops | Postgraduate, Researcher and Faculty Workshops |
Research Skills Workshops Series | Digital Scholarship & Research Data | Workshops on AIMS and Research Portal |
Improving Postgraduate Learning (IPL) Courses (Graduate School/CLEAR) | 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 Workshop: How do I use LibrarySearch effectively?

All CUHK students and staff are welcome to attend the following library workshops on our new Library's discovery tool.

Title

Date

Time

Venue

How do I use LibrarySearch effectively?

19 Jul (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
27 Jul (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
3 Aug (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
8 Aug (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
17 Aug (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
22 Aug (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
23 Aug (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
29 Aug (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
31 Aug (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Registration: Complete the Online Registration Form

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

 

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
3 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
10 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

 

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
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
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
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
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 (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
14 Sep (Thu) 11:30 a.m. –
12:00 n.n.
Registration
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 n.n.
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
31 Oct (Tue) 10:30 a.m. –
12:30 p.m. 
Registration
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
17 Oct (Tue) 3:00 p.m. –
4:30 p.m. 
Registration

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 n.n. 
Registration

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 n.n.
Registration
9 Nov (Thu) 2:30 p.m. –
4:00 p.m. 
Registration

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

 

 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 (from Aug 2017)

Topics:

Registration begins on 14 August 2017.

Discover Research Information at Your Discipline

The workshops for Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Science, Social Science, Law and Chinese Law will cover:

  • Key resources provided by the Library and free Internet resources for locating and accessing journal articles, conference proceedings, books, theses, multimedia materials, and other relevant information resources in each discipline
  • Hands-on training on effective advanced search techniques of e-resources
  • Highlights on ways of access to information sources in the campus libraries and beyond

Discipline / Course

Date

Time

Venue

Group 1: Arts 29 Aug (Tue) 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library
Group 2: Business Administration 29 Aug (Tue) 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Group 3: Education 30 Aug (Wed) 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Group 4: Engineering 28 Aug (Mon) 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Group 5: Medicine 30 Aug (Wed) 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Computer Laboratory, Li Ping Medical Library, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin
Group 6: Science 31 Aug (Thu) 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Group 7: Social Science 28 Aug (Mon) 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library
Group 8: Law (on CU Campus) 13 Sep (Wed) 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Group 9: Law (at Graduate Law Centre) 16 Sep (Sat) 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Classroom 4, Graduate Law Centre, 2/F, Bank of America Tower, Central
Group 10: Chinese Law 20 Sep (Wed) 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
 
Managing and Creating Reference Citations with RefWorks

Mainly hands-on training, the workshop will cover:

  • creating in-text references and bibliographies for papers using RefWorks, a campus-wide Bibliographic Management Tool maintained by the Library
  • creating personal references database by importing references from online databases and other sources
  • managing the references in the personal database
  • introducing other citation tools supported by the Library such as Mendeley

Course

Date

Time

Venue

Managing and Creating Reference Citations with RefWorks 23 Sep (Sat) 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
28 Sep (Thu) 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
 
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

 

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.