The Library workshops will help you get started and support your ongoing information finding needs. Attending these workshops can help you explore and learn how to use the vast variety of resources for your academic studies and assessments. You will develop the skills and knowledge in finding, evaluating and managing relevant high level information which would be useful for your studies.
All CUHK undergraduate students are welcome to attend the following library workshops. Postgraduate students are also welcome to attend if they wish. Students, in groups of ten or more, can request library courses to suit their information needs and schedules.
Your Library - The Basics Series (Aug - Sep 2021)
Program A: LibrarySearch Basics: A Search Engine for Your Assignments and Research
The default search engine on the Library Homepage, LibrarySearch, is a one-stop search and discovery tool which allows you to search for library materials and millions of scholarly e-resources, such as journal articles, e-books, reviews, theses and dissertations, etc. This workshop shows you how to use LibrarySearch effectively for your academic studies and assessments.
- Overview of LibrarySearch
- Using LibrarySearch to find
- Books and journal articles
- Relevant materials on a topic
- Other functions on LibrarySearch e.g. finding books on course reserves
Program B: Finding Library’s E-Resources for Your Assignments and Research
The CUHK Library has a rich collection of e-resources. This workshop provides an overview of library’s e-resources which will assist your academic studies and assessments. It also shows you the effective way to access the e-resources remotely.
- Introduction to CUHK Library’s E-Resources
- Off-Campus Access to E-resources
Sharpen Your Information Research Skills Series (Sep 2021)
Program A: Search Strategies for Articles, Books, E-Books and more for Your Studies and Research
This workshop provides a foundation for new undergraduate students for their later research at the University and the Library. It covers search techniques for finding resources to support your studies and research.
- Searching skills
- Locating articles, books, e-books and more
- Evaluating different information sources
Program B: Newspapers: Finding Historical and Up-to-Date News
Introduces and demonstrates the use of library subscribed e-news databases and historical newspapers to assist your academic studies and assessments.
- How to find e-news in news databases, such as WiseNews, Factiva
- How to find historical newspapers
- Fake news
Program C: Chinese Databases: Searching Materials Published in Chinese
Introduces major Chinese databases and demonstrates relevant searching techniques.
- How to find suitable databases by subject and by material types for your research
- How to develop search strategies according to your research topic
Academic Honesty Series (Oct 2021)
Program A: Demonstrating Academic Honesty in University Writing Assignments
Two essential academic skills in university writing are quoting and paraphrasing. In this in depth workshop, you will first see examples of texts and discuss what constitutes plagiarism, if any, in each case. The respective advantages of quoting and paraphrasing will be looked into. Direct quoting and paraphrasing skills which help you demonstrate academic honesty will be discussed and practised. Finally, RefWorks, a web-based bibliography management tool, will be introduced and you will know the way which helps you manage the citations easily.
13 Oct 2021 (Wed) 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. [Online] [Click here to register]
Speakers: Dr. Yvonne LOONG, Senior Lecturer and Acting Director, Independent Learning Centre
Ms. Lily KO, Learning Services Manager, CUHK Library
Assignment Season Series (Oct 2021)
Program A: 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.
Program B: 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
Program C: Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism -- The Basics
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.
Program D: 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.).
Program E: Managing Reference Citations with EndNote 20
Demonstrates how to use EndNote 20, a tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references.
- How to import references into EndNote Desktop from LibrarySearch, databases and organizing them
- How to create an EndNote online account
- How to produce bibliographies and in-text citations in a variety of styles (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.) for your papers
Medium of Instruction: Cantonese (English will be used if users require.)
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