Undergraduate Workshops

Workshops 圖書館講座

Library Workshops for Undergraduate Students 2021 Term One

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)

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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.

Topics covered:

  • 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
25 Aug 2021 (Wed) 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Online Completed
9 Sep 2021 (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Completed

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.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to CUHK Library’s E-Resources
  • ReadingList
  • Off-Campus Access to E-resources
26 Aug 2021 (Thu) 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Online Completed
14 Sep 2021 (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Seminar Room, 1/F, University Library Completed

Sharpen Your Information Research Skills Series (Sep 2021)

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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.

Topics covered:

  • Searching skills
  • Locating articles, books, e-books and more
  • Evaluating different information sources
15 Sep 2021 (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Seminar Room, 1/F, University Library Completed
21 Sep 2021 (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Online Completed

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.

Topics covered:

  • How to find e-news in news databases, such as WiseNews, Factiva
  • How to find historical newspapers
  • Fake news
16 Sep 2021 (Thu) 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Online Completed
23 Sep 2021 (Thu) 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Seminar Room, 1/F, University Library Completed

Program C: Chinese Databases: Searching Materials Published in Chinese

Introduces major Chinese databases and demonstrates relevant searching techniques.

Topics covered:

  • How to find suitable databases by subject and by material types for your research
  • How to develop search strategies according to your research topic
23 Sep 2021 (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Online Completed
29 Sep 2021 (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Completed

Academic Honesty Series (Oct 2021)

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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.

Speakers:

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

Language: English

13 Oct 2021 (Wed) 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library
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Assignment Season Series (Oct 2021)

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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.
6 Oct 2021 (Wed) 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Online Completed
13 Oct 2021 (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
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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
7 Oct 2021 (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Online Completed
18 Oct 2021 (Mon) 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Completed

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.

19 Aug 2021 (Thu) 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Online Completed
28 Oct 2021 (Thu) 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Seminar Room, 1/F, University Library Completed

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.).

19 Oct 2021 (Tue) 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Online Completed
25 Oct 2021 (Mon) 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Completed

Program E: Managing References 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
4 Oct 2021 (Mon) 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Online Completed
12 Oct 2021 (Tue) 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Completed

E-Resources Series (Aug - Oct 2021)

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JoVE - Using JoVE Materials to Enhance Teaching

Looking to integrate JoVE videos into your courses and online lab classes, searching for content relevant to your module or looking for experiments to add to your repertoire? Then this session is for you!

JoVE is a world-leading producer and provider of videos for STEM research and education. With a library of over 13,000 videos spread across multiple disciplines, these videos provide the depth needed to meet the needs of science students and researchers at all levels.

Session Content:

  • An overview of different JoVE contents
  • Access JoVE content wherever you are
  • Embedding JoVE videos into Blackboard
  • JoVE Support: Playlists: Syllabus mapping for your courses
  • Quiz Banks: MCQ’s with our science education videos

Language: English

24 Aug 2021 (Tue) 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Online Completed

JoVE - Using JoVE Materials for Learning and Research

JoVE is a world-leading producer and provider of science videos with the mission to improve scientific research and education. Scientists and educators worldwide use JoVE for research, teaching and learning. With a library of over 13,000 videos, textbook chapters aligned animations, and scientist in action clips scientists and educators worldwide use JoVE for research, teaching and learning.

Session Content:

  • About JoVE
  • Accessing JoVE Resources
  • JoVE Education: Introduce JoVE contents in different STEM disciplines
  • JoVE Research: Introduce JoVE Journal and Encyclopedia of Experiments which publish the most up-to-date experimental methodologies.

Language: English

27 Sep 2021 (Mon) 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Online Completed

SciFinder-n

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

28 Sep 2021 (Tue) 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Online Completed

CNKI 中國知網

(一)CNKI 數據庫內容功能講解

(10月11日3:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.)

  • 認識中國知網——中文文獻檢索及應用
  • 如何更好在 CNKI 已訂購數據庫中查找到所需文獻

(二)CNKI 數據挖掘及利用——提升數據分析技能

(10月11日3:40 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.)

  • 中國宏觀經濟研究——數據平臺及使用案例
  • 答疑

(三)利用 CNKI 進行學科學術研究

(10月11日4:20 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

  • 人類學的地名研究——跨學科的綜合性分析與文獻檢索

語言:普通話

11 Oct 2021 (Mon) 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Online Completed

Gartner

Using blockchain as an example, this session will demonstrate how to uncover emerging technologies by leveraging Gartner's insight; it enables you to adopt and invest into technologies with the most potential.

About Gartner - Founded in 1979, Gartner is the leading research and advisory company. Gartner's research process embodies a way of thinking that turns complex information into insight you can use for academic and business advantage. Gartner methodologies consist of research practices, procedures and rules that distill large volumes of data into clear, precise, actionable insight so our clients can build plans or make difficult business decisions.

Language: English

15 Oct 2021 (Fri) 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Online Completed

Refinitiv Workspace (formerly Thomson Reuters Eikon)

1. Introducing Refinitiv Workspace offerings

2. Practical usage of Refinitiv Workspace

  • Basic searching function
  • Various asset classes
  • Company Overview
  • Fundamentals
  • Estimates
  • Quote / Data Item Browser
  • News / Top News
  • Financial Chart / Seasonality Chart
  • Datastream
  • Equities related Apps : Screener, Advanced Research Search
  • API - Code Book /Code Creator

3. Refinitiv Workspace - Excel

Language: English

21 Oct 2021 (Thu) 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Online Completed

“MakerSpace- The Basics” Series (Sep – Oct 2021)

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Program A: Introduction to the Creative Media Studio : Video Recording in a Simple Way

This workshop will introduce:

  • Basic features of the Creative Media Studio
  • How to use the equipment in the Creative Media Studio for video recording on self-service basis
  • The High-Performance Multi-Media Workstations and the available video-editing software
15 Sep 2021 (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Online Completed
29 Sep 2021 (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Creative Media Studio, Learning Garden and MakerSpace, LG/F, University Library Completed

Program B: Introduction to Digital Fabrication : 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, UV Printing and Embroidery Machine

This workshop will introduce:

  • Various types of 3D printers available in the MakerSpace
  • Basic features of the Laser Cutter available in the MakerSpace
  • Basic features of the UV Printer available in the MakerSpace
  • Basic features of the Embroidery Machine available in the MakerSpace
13 Sep 2021 (Mon) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Online Completed
28 Sep 2021 (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Learning Garden and MakerSpace, LG/F, University Library Completed

Program C: Virtual Reality (VR) Experience Sessions

This workshop will introduce:

  • The L-shaped Immersive Virtual Reality CAVE
  • Different types of VR Head-Mounted Display (HMD)

Reminder:

  • Virtual Reality headsets are not suitable for people who are pregnant, experience motion sickness, high blood pressure, heart conditions, epileptic symptoms, binocular vision abnormalities, and suffer from claustrophobia and/or dizziness.
  • Don’t use the headset for more than 15 minutes at one time. Take a break.
  • Stop immediately if you experience loss of awareness, dizziness, headache etc.
20 Sep 2021 (Mon) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. VR Zone, Learning Garden and MakerSpace, LG/F, University Library Completed
5 Oct 2021 (Tue) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon VR Zone, Learning Garden and MakerSpace, LG/F, University Library Completed

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

Enquiries: email to eref@cuhk.edu.hk