Workshops 圖書館講座

Undergraduate Workshops | Postgraduate, Researcher and Faculty Workshops | Introducing Digital Humanities |
Talks on Publishing in Academic Journals | Oral Defence Workshop | Workshops on AIMS and Research Portal |
Postgraduate Course(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.


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.


Introducing Digital Humanities (Jan – Apr 2017)





Introducing Digital Scholarship Lab Facilities

This briefing session demonstrates 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 research at the Lab at ease.

20 Jan (Fri) 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Click here to register
14 Feb (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Click here to register
22 Mar (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Click here to register
13 Apr (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Click here to register
Digital Humanities: Introduction to Tools and Methodology

This seminar introduces Digital Humanities and some related tools and methodologies in doing humanities research in digital world.

17 Jan (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Click here to register
16 Feb (Thu) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Click here to register
12 Apr (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Click here to register
GIS for Digital Scholarship Research

One of the important tools for doing digital scholarship research is Geographic Information System (GIS) for conducting spatial and temporal analysis.  This seminar informs you some practical application of this tool in the academic world in conducting digital scholarship projects.

21 Feb (Tue) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Click here to register
23 Mar (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Click here to register
Data Visualization

This seminar covers:

  • Basic concepts of data visualization
  • Introduction to some open source data visualization tools
28 Feb (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Click here to register
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.

17 Feb (Fri) 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Click here to register
6 Mar (Mon) 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Click here to register

Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library

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



How to Publish in Academic Journals - Talks in Mar and Apr 2017

Do you want to make your research known to the research community and to the public?

The following two talks organized by the Library are to provide you with information and tips on writing and publishing with international journals and books. The Library is pleased to invite Emerald and The Chinese University Press, two well-known academic publishers, to conduct the talks. CUHK researchers and postgraduate students are all welcome to join. Undergraduates may also join if interested.






An Insider Guide to Getting Published

  • Publishing process behind a journal
  • How to build a personal publishing strategy
  • Surviving peer review
  • Polish your work: title, abstract, and other tips
  • Strategies on increasing the impact of published articles
14 Mar (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ms. Julie Chia-Yi LIN, Emerald Publishing Click here to register
A Guide to Successful Academic Publishing: How to publish your journal articles and book manuscripts

  • For Journal Articles
    • How to find the most suitable journal and make a submission stand out
    • How the peer review process works
    • How to communicate with the journal editors and reviewers
    • How to prepare the final version after acceptance
  • For Book Manuscripts
    • How to find suitable publishers, book series and editors
    • How to write an excellent book proposal
    • The academic manuscript review process and book publishing process of a university press
    • How to turn a dissertation into a book manuscript

The talk will also cover the author’s responsibility, timeline, contracts, copyright, e-publishing, book promotion, and representative cases of English and Chinese books, etc.

11 Apr (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Dr. LIN Ying, Managing Editor


Ms. YE Minlei, Acquisition Editor

Mr. YUAN Zaijun, Journal Editor

The Chinese University Press

Click here to register

Language: English

Venue: User Education Room 1, G/F, University Library

Enquiries: Email to


Oral Defence Workshop (26 April 2017)

The Library is pleased to offer this workshop on oral defence preparation that is co-organized with The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) for research postgraduate students.


Date & Time


Guest Speaker


Preparing for Your Oral Defence

This workshop aims at preparing participants for their imminent oral defence sessions. Starting from the structure of the oral defence, topics to be covered include the conventional format of an oral defence presentation, the proper dress code and how to tackle difficult questions from the examination panel.
Given the significance of the oral defence in one's postgraduate career, we hope to provide participants with the opportunity to work closely with a language instructor to acquire the public speaking skills necessary for a successful oral defence.

26 Apr (Wed)
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
English Dr. Claudia Wong
Senior Lecturer, Center for Language Education, HKUST
Click here to register

Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library

Enquiries: Email to


Workshops on AIMS and Research Portal (Feb – May 2017)





Medium of Instruction


Managing Your Research Output in AIMS

AIMS is the new Academic Information Management System of CUHK. This workshop aims at demonstrating to you:

  • What is AIMS and its public interface Research Portal
  • The easy way to use AIMS for managing your research outputs
  • Significant features of Research Portal
20 Feb (Mon) 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ITSC Training Room 2, Pi Ch'iu Building (Room 103 + 105) Cantonese (Powerpoint in English)  
7 Apr (Fri) 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.


26 Apr (Wed) 2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m Click here to register
18 May (Thu) 2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. English Click here to register
Archiving Research Outputs in AIMS’ Research Portal

There are lots of benefits in depositing the full text of your research outputs in AIMS that can be openly accessed in Research Portal. These include showcasing excellence of your research, increasing the chance of getting more citations for your output, more discoverable in the research community, etc. This workshop is to demonstrate:

  • A number of easy ways of depositing the full text of your output
  • The right copy of full text that should be used for depositing
  • Ways of handling copyright issues that may arise
20 Feb (Mon) 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Cantonese (Powerpoint in English)  
7 Apr (Fri) 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. CLASS CANCELLED
26 Apr (Wed) 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m Click here to register
18 May (Thu) 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m English Click here to register
Open Access and Scholarly Publishing

As a new model of scholarly publishing, open access (OA) is widely discussed in the academic community. This workshop will introduce to you:

  • Concepts, types and importance of OA publishing model
  • Pros and cons of OA
  • OA and AIMS
  • Publishing in OA journals
28 Mar (Tue) 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m User Education Room 1, G/F, University Library Cantonese (English might be used if users require.)  


Postgraduate Course co-organized with the Graduate School and CLEAR


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

Medium of Instruction:English

For details and registration:


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.