Workshops

Workshops 圖書館講座

Undergraduate Workshops | Postgraduate, Researcher and Faculty Workshops | Research Skills Workshops Series |
Digital Scholarship & Research Data Workshops | Thesis Writing Tips Workshops | NVivo Workshop |
Workshops on AIMS and Research Portal | Improving Postgraduate Learning (IPL) Courses (Graduate School/CLEAR) |
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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.

 

 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

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

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

 

NVivo Workshop (15 Nov 2017)

Co-organized with the Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research (CLEAR), the Library is pleased to offer a new NVivo advanced workshop for staff and postgraduate students to use NVivo to conduct research analysis. CUHK staff and postgraduate students are all welcome to join.

Title

Date

Time

Facilitator

Registration

Strategies to advance qualitative data analysis: from thematic, matrix coding to text queries through NVivo

When analysing qualitative data, researchers can use an inductive or deductive approach to examining sources of data. Coding may allow us to formulate a framework or identify sources of evidence with respect to the approaches used. Categories emerge when individual coding is clustered into levels of sub-themes. To address research questions, researchers can further explore relationships between or within cases. The queries function in NVivo will allow researchers to retrieve matrix results easily. In addition, NVivo also offers an alternative approach to textual script analysis that provides fresh scope from the sea of data to provide an enlightened scope in addition to existing theories.

15 Nov
(Wed)
10:30 a.m. -
12:00 noon
Dr. Paula Hodgson
Professional Consultant,
Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research (CLEAR)

Click here to register (Postgraduate students).

Click here to register (Staff).

Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library
Language: English
Intended participants: Staff and postgraduate students who have started using NVivo to analyse research data.

Remarks:

  • Priority of registration will be given to staff and postgraduates who have attended the workshop on “Researching with NVivo: From Coding to Meaning Making”.
  • Participants must be experienced with using NVivo.
  • Successful registrants will need to bring your own notebook computer with NVivo installed before attending the workshop and please bring along your own set of data for practice during the session.
  • ‘NO walk-in’ is arranged.

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

 

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.