Undergraduate Workshops

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Library Workshops for Undergraduate Students 2022 (Jan – Mar)

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.

Searching Skills Series

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Program 1: LibrarySearch: 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.

Topics covered:

  • How to use the advanced search
  • How to refine the searching results
  • How to email or export bibliographical records
24 Jan 2022 (Mon)
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Online
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Completed
10 Feb 2022 (Thu)
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Online Completed

Program 2: Search Strategies for Articles, Books and E-News for Your Studies and Research

Introduces advanced and effective search techniques for finding journal articles, books and e-news. This workshop will also demonstrate the use of subject-specific databases to assist your academic studies and assessments.

Topics covered:

  • Search techniques for finding journal articles
  • Search techniques for finding books and e-books
  • Search techniques for finding e-news
25 Jan 2022 (Tue)
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Online
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Completed
11 Feb 2022 (Fri)
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Online Completed

Program 3: Searching Multimedia Databases for Your Studies and Research

CUHK Library has subscribed to a number of images, sound and videos databases. This workshop provides an overview of these databases which will assist your academic studies and assessments.

Topics covered:

  • Introduce major multimedia databases in the Library Collection
  • Demonstrate searching techniques to find suitable multimedia materials for your topic
  • How to cite multimedia materials
10 Feb 2022 (Thu)
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Online
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Completed

Program 4: Finding Information about Hong Kong

Introduces the searching of different types of Hong Kong materials on various subjects in the CUHK Libraries.

Topics covered:

  • Overview of resources related to HK Studies
  • Highlights of HK Studies Collection, Hong Kong Literature Database and other relevant information available in CUHK Library
  • New developments of Hong Kong Literature Collection
To Be Announced  

Academic Honesty Series

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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.

Speakers:

Dr. Yvonne Loong, Senior Lecturer and Acting Director, Independent Learning Centre
Ms. Lily Ko, Head, Learning Services, CUHK Library

Language: English

24 Mar 2022 (Thu)
2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Online
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Completed

Assignment Season Series

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Program 1: 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.

3 Mar 2022 (Thu)
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Online
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Completed
9 June 2022 (Thu)
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Cancelled
5 July 2022 (Tue)
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Online Click here to register

Program 2: 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.).

25 Feb 2022 (Fri)
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Online
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Completed
17 Mar 2022 (Thu)
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Online Completed

Program 3: Managing Reference Citations with EndNote 20

Demonstrates how to use EndNote 20, a tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references.

Topics covered:

  • 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
19 Jan 2022 (Wed)
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Completed
24 Feb 2022 (Thu)
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Online Completed

Job Hunting & Further Studies Series

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Program 1: All You Need to Know about Preparation for Further Studies – From Searching for Information to Writing Personal Statements

A "Personal Statement" is an important vehicle through which you introduce yourself to a third party for a specific purpose - enrolling in a graduate school, applying for a scholarship, etc. This workshop aims at introducing the skills to write good Personal Statements for academic purposes. It will also introduce the resources available in the Library for further studies.

Speakers:

Ms. Sharon Wong, Assistant Lecturer, Independent Learning Centre
Ms. Sue Fung, Faculty Liaison Librarian (Arts & General Education), CUHK Library

Language: English

9 Feb 2022 (Wed)
2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Online
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Completed

Program 2: All You Need to Know about Job Hunting - From Searching for Information to Composing CVs & Attending Interviews

The workshop aims at heightening participants’ awareness of how to search for industry and job information, how to compose their CV to increase their employability, and how to present themselves in the best manner in both in-person and video interviews. Common mistakes to avoid and useful language tips will be shared in the workshop as well.

Speakers:

Ms. Sharon Wong, Assistant Lecturer, Independent Learning Centre
Ms. Sue Fung, Faculty Liaison Librarian (Arts & General Education), CUHK Library

Language: English

22 Mar 2022 (Tue)
2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Online
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Completed

E-Resources Series

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Cochrane Library: Searching Evidence-based Reviews

The Cochrane Library is a collection of evidence-based medicine databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

Join this session to learn the following topics:

  • What’s in the Cochrane Library?
  • What is MeSH? How to combine a keyword search with MeSH search?
  • Common issues in search syntax
  • Navigating the search results and using filters
  • New features (including PICO search)

Speaker: Mr. Fabio Di Bello, Customer Success Manager of Wiley

Language: English

27 Jan 2022 (Thu)
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Online Completed

Discover Protocols & Methods with Springer Nature Experiments

Springer Nature Experiments helps find and evaluate protocols and methods in the life sciences. It contains more than 65,000 articles from Springer Protocols, Nature Protocols and Nature Methods.

This session will show:

  • What is Springer Nature Experiments?
  • How to search and filter your keywords?
  • How to evaluate the content and access the information you need?
  • How to navigate across different types of protocols and method content/pages?
  • How to use Antibody pages for your experiments?

Speaker: Dr. Satyavati Kharde, Product Manager of Springer Nature

Language: English

28 Jan 2022 (Fri)
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Online Completed

Using Covidence to Conduct Systematic Reviews

Covidence is an online tool that can help streamline and speed up the screening and data extraction processes when conducting systematic reviews.

The session will provide an overview of the systematic review workflow and demonstrates some popular features of Covidence:

  • Settings
  • Importing
  • Title and Abstract Screening
  • Full Text Review
  • Extraction 2.0
  • Export
  • PRISMA

Speaker: Ms. Annelise Arno, Community Manager of Covidence

Language: English

14 Feb 2022 (Mon)
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Online Completed

Wiley Digital Archives: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

Join us in an upcoming webinar where we take you on a journey to explore an incredible collection of digital archives that spans across 180 years of history in the study of humankind. Enrich your research and discussions with previously unexplored historical context produced for modern historians, anthropologists, social scientists, cultural studies specialists and historians of science.

This webinar is meant for professors, lecturers, researchers and students who would like to learn more about primary source archival material that are available via the library’s collections, and key highlights will include the following:

  • An introduction to the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
  • An incredible photographic collection of nearly 200,000 images
  • A variety of archives impacting research across different disciplines

There will be time set aside for questions and answers. Users with all levels of knowledge are welcome.

Language: English

15 Feb 2022 (Tue)
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Online Completed

Passport: How to Better Leverage Passport for Your Study and Research

Euromonitor's Passport is an integrated database that provides business intelligence on countries, industries, markets, companies and consumers around the world. Its user-friendly interface facilitates the search of information from thousands of market reports, country and consumer trend analyses, strategy reports, product analyses as well as statistical and data compilations.

In this webinar we will take you through on how to effectively use passport to start your research and locate information.

It will showcase the thought process organizations go through to make effective business decisions, stressing the importance of looking at the complete business landscape.

Language: English

16 Feb 2022 (Wed)
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Online Completed

The Economist Intelligence Unit - EIU Viewpoint Introduction and Training

EIU Viewpoint helps you to understand a country’s political, policy and economic outlook with the world’s best forward-looking analysis and data.

Users can learn to explore the new intuitive interface for fast, business-critical insights and use a state-of-the-art tool to find and chart the data series you need.

Language: English

17 Feb 2022 (Thu)
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Online Completed

IEEE Xplore: Search Strategies to Maximize Your Research Experience

The IEEE Xplore digital library contains one-third of the world’s current literature in electrical engineering, communications, and computing. IEEE Xplore provides researchers, engineers, and students access to technology’s most trusted journals, conference proceedings, and standards—millions of articles to help fuel imagination, build from previous research, and inspire new ideas.

Interested in learning more about the IEEE Xplore? This training is a great way to see new features, publications, trending content, and more. Get an in-depth look at the IEEE Xplore and see helpful features to maximize your research experience.

  • Know about IEEE & IEEE Xplore
  • Discover trending content
  • Construct successful search strategies for precise results
  • Stay current by setting-up saved search alerts and ToC alerts
  • Get involved with IEEE activities and benefit your research and career

Language: English

23 Feb 2022 (Wed)
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Online Completed

Introducing the NEW SciFinder-n

  • Improve search efficiency with SciFinder-n's relevance ranking
  • Reading patent documents made easy with PatentPak
  • Complex structure search in just one click
  • Access experimental protocols directly with MethodsNow Synthesis
  • Generate new ideas for synthesis using Predictive Retrosynthesis
  • Gain patent insights for substance search results with Chemscape Analysis

Language: English

31 May 2022 (Tue)
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Online Click here to register

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

Enquiries: email to eref@cuhk.edu.hk