Workshops

Workshops 圖書館講座

Undergraduate Workshops | Postgraduate, Researcher and Faculty Workshops | Research Skills Workshops Series |
Tailor-made Workshops for Researchers | Digital Scholarship and Research Data Workshops |
Thesis Writing Tips Workshops | NVivo Workshop | Academic Presentation Skills Workshops |
Improving Postgraduate Learning (IPL) Courses (Graduate School/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.

 

Library Workshops for Undergraduate Students 2018 (Jan – Mar)

Time spent on the Library workshops today equals time saved later! Attend the following workshops to learn more about Library resources that support your study and research needs.

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Date

Time

Venue

Registration

Searching Skills Series

Program 1: Finding Information in Social Sciences

Introduces library resources on Social Sciences and demonstrates how to identify a research question and search related materials.

18 Jan (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library To register
24 Jan (Wed) 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. To register

Program 2: Finding Business Information

Introduces the library resources on Business and demonstrates how to find articles, company information, financial data, industry profiles, and market research reports.

18 Jan (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library To register
30 Jan (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. To register

Program 3: Finding Information in Humanities

Introduces library resources on Humanities and demonstrates how to identify a research question and search related materials.

23 Jan (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library To register
1 Feb (Thu) 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. To register

Program 4: Finding Education Information

Introduces the library resources on Education and demonstrates the searching techniques of various education databases.

24 Jan (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library To register
30 Jan (Tue) 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. To register

Program 5: Finding Information about Hong Kong

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

25 Jan (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library To register
31 Jan (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. To register
IT Skills Series

Program 6: Get Started with Adobe Photoshop

Introduces the basic functions of Photoshop's Tool Bar, File Menu and Color Palettes. Participants can turn a dull photo into a masterpiece by using the functions of scaling, adding text, saturating and more.

Quota: 24
Language: Cantonese

8 Mar (Thu) 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library To register

Program 7: Get Started with 3D Printing, Scanning and Modeling Techniques Workshop

Introduces the basic techniques of creating 3D models for 3D printing. Participants may have the chance to build their own figurines by using Blender (open source 3D creation software), and the Structure Sensor 3D scanner.

Speaker: Mr. Chris Leung (Marketing Director, DTSL Group)
Quota: 24

6 Feb (Tue) 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library To register
Assignment Season Series

Program 8: Internet and Research

Demonstrates how to find quality information on the Internet for your study and research.

6 Feb (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library To register
28 Feb (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. To register

Program 9: Literature Review for a Successful Paper

Demonstrates how to make use of the collected materials from a literature review and addresses research questions in writing a paper.

7 Feb (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library To register
6 Mar (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. To register

Program 10: Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism

Introduces the concept of plagiarism with real world examples and explains what should and should not be done when citing references in academic writing.

1 Feb (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library To register
7 Mar (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. To register

Program 11: Managing Reference Citations with RefWorks

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.).

28 Feb (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library To register
13 Mar (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. To register
Job Hunting & Further Studies

Program 12: Electronic Resources for Job Hunting and Further Studies

Demonstrates related web resources and databases for users who aspire to enhance their career prospects or are contemplating further studies in Hong Kong and abroad.

14 Mar (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library To register
21 Mar (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. To register

Medium of Instruction:

  • Cantonese, but will change to English when there is any student who does not know Cantonese.

*Two sessions with different time slots may be grouped together if the enrolment rate is low.

Enquiries: email to eref@lib.cuhk.edu.hk

 

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 (Jan – Feb 2018)

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
18 Jan (Thu) 7:00 p.m. –
8:30 p.m.
User Education Room 1, G/F, University Library Click here to register
27 Jan (Sat) 2:30 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
Click here to register
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)
19 Jan (Fri) 2:00 p.m. –
2:45 p.m.
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
(Venue changed)

 

 

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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, 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, keywords, author, author identifier, etc.
19 Jan (Fri) 3:00 p.m. –
3:45 p.m.
Click here to register
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
19 Jan (Fri) 4:00 p.m. –
4:45 p.m.
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Understanding the Significance of Research Papers: the Meaning behind Citation Counts and Various Metrics

This workshop will cover:

  • The strength 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
19 Jan (Fri) 5:00 p.m. –
5:30 p.m.
Click here to register
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 how to 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 personal computers and install a free trial version of ATLAS.ti 8 (http://atlasti.com/free-trial-version/) before the workshop. Participants are welcome to bring along your qualitative research data.

25 Jan (Thu) 2:30 p.m. –
4:30 p.m.
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
(Venue changed)

 

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8 Feb (Thu) 10:30 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
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Program 3: Managing Citations for Your Research
EndNote Basic for Researchers

This workshop will help you get started with EndNote Basic, a bibliography management tool. It will demonstrate:

  • How to create a free account
  • How to produce bibliographies and in-text references in a variety of citation styles (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.) for your papers
  • How to import references into EndNote Basic directly from databases and organizing them
26 Jan (Fri) 2:30 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
(Venue changed)

 

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7 Feb (Wed) 2:30 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
Click here to register

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

Enquiries: Email to research@lib.cuhk.edu.hk

 

 Tailor-made Workshops for Researchers (Feb – Mar 2018)

Title

Date

Time

Venue

Registration

Program 1: Enhancing Your Research Impact
Using Citation Analysis Tools to Enhance Your Research Dissemination

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 appropriate journals for your manuscript
  • Use InCites to compare journal performance
1 Feb (Thu) 10:30 a.m. –
12:00 noon
Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library Click here to register
Making the Best Use of ORCID iD to Raise Your Research Profile

An ORCID iD is a persistent digital identifier to disambiguate yourself in the research community so that you can be identified uniquely in the sea of researchers and your research profile can be raised. This workshop is to help you to:

  • Register for an ORCID iD
  • Disseminate and manage your research outputs in ORCID iD
  • Link up your ORCID iD to AIMS and other research profile systems
5 Feb (Mon) 2:30 p.m. –
3:30 p.m.
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
(Venue changed)

 

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Program 2: Managing Your Research Data
Effective Management of Your Research Data

Research data is the core of any research. More and more funding agencies and publishers recently require researchers to manage and share their research data. This workshop is to show to you:

  • The increasing importance of research data management to researchers
  • Overview of research data life cycle
  • Strategies for documenting, organizing, and sharing research data
  • Ethical issues and rights relating to research data
28 Feb (Wed) 2:30 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library Click here to register
Discovering and Reusing Research Data: Data Citation

More and more academic journals require submitting original research data together with your research paper. This workshop is to assist you to understand data citation, different data repositories available, use the correct data citation format and style, and introduce some datasets you can use for your research.

14 Mar (Wed) 2:30 p.m. –
3:30 p.m.
Click here to register

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

Enquiries: Email to research@lib.cuhk.edu.hk

 

 Digital Scholarship and Research Data Workshops (Jan – Mar 2018)

Title

Date

Time

Registration

Digital Humanities: Introduction to Tools and Methodology

Digital humanities is a new form of research increasingly embraced by scholars in arts and humanities. This seminar will show to you:

  • Concept of digital humanities research and the research methods used
  • How to apply popular digital tools on GIS, text mining and analysis, data and network visualisation, etc. in digital humanities research
  • Examples on digital humanities research projects from worldwide to illustrate the use of research methods and tools used
22 Jan (Mon) 2:30 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
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Combining Visual Perception with Data Analysis using Tableau
Instructor: Mr. Bobby WU, Tableau Consultant

This seminar will cover:

  • Tableau introduction
  • What is Visual Analytics?
  • Data Analysis with Tableau and Visual Perception with demonstration

17 Jan (Wed)

11:00 a.m. –
1:00 p.m.
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Spatial Data Visualisation with Simple Map Making Tools

Visualising spatial data in digital maps is not as difficult as you think. Join this seminar to know about some simple map-making tools such as Google Map/Google Earth, ArcGIS Online (free version), Story Maps, etc. that can help visualising your spatial data and to inspire your audience.

29 Jan (Mon) 11:00 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
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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 analyse textual materials, no matter they are in text file or online.

6 Feb (Tue) 11:00 a.m. –
12:00 noon
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2 Mar (Fri) 3:00 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
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Using MARKUS to Tag and Analyse Chinese Text - Invited workshop conducted by
Dr. CHU Ming-kin, Assistant Professor, School of Chinese, The University of Hong Kong

MARKUS is a web platform designed to help researchers to automatically or manually perform the markup of Chinese classical text such as personal names, place names, temporal references and bureaucratic offices in digital format. Researchers can also make use of MARKUS to lookup data in China Biographical Database Project (CBDB). This seminar will demonstrate with hands-on exercises on the use and possibilities of MARKUS.

6 Mar (Tue) 2:30 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
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Data Visualisation in Action - Gephi (Hands-on)

Gephi is a software for visualisation and exploration of graphs and networks. This workshop will demonstrate with hands-on exercises on how to turn your data into network graphs to discover hidden message.

8 Mar (Thu) 3:00 p.m. –
4:30 p.m.
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13 Mar (Tue) 10:30 a.m. –
12:00 noon
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Cleaning Data with OpenRefine

OpenRefine is a powerful tool for working with messy data. This workshop aims to introduce this open source tools and the basics of using it, including importing data form external sources, tidying up and outputting the clean data to the desired format or template.

20 Mar (Tue) 2:30 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
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Text-mining on Social Media Data - Invited workshop conducted by
Prof. LIANG Hai, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Social media is important nowadays for people not only to communicate but also to express their views and opinions. This seminar will introduce the concept of text-mining and demonstrate the use of an open-source software KNIME® to showcase how researchers can make use of the tool to retrieve and analyse data from social media.

Remarks:
This workshop will be conducted in English.
Participants are required to bring your own device with the software KNIME® Analytics Platform and all the extensions (https://www.knime.com/software) installed prior to the workshop.

22 Mar (Thu)
(Date Changed)

2:30 p.m. –
5:30 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.)
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 Jan and Feb 2018.

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.

31 Jan (Wed) 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.

2 Feb (Fri) 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.

6 Feb (Tue) 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

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

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Date

Time

Language

Facilitator

Registration

Researching with NVivo: From Coding to Meaning Making (Re-run)

This workshop will explore grounded theory through using NVivo. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to conduct a basic text analysis through coding with nodes, and build themes through linking nodes to tree nodes using NVivo.

Remarks:

  •  Interested participants will need to bring your own notebook computer with NVivo 10 (or above) installed before attending the workshop. Participants are welcome to bring along your own qualitative research project data.
  •  ‘NO walk-in’ is arranged
27 Feb (Tue) 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon English 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

Enquiries: Email to research@lib.cuhk.edu.hk

 

Library Workshops for Research Postgraduates: Winning Academic Presentation Skills

The Library is pleased to offer in Mar 2018 the following three discussion workshops on presentation skills, and poster design and presentation that are co-organized with The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) for research postgraduate students.

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Date

Time

Language

Instructor

Registration

Presentation Skills for Postgraduate Students

This workshop covers the essential strategies that will help you plan and deliver presentations that effectively convey your message at a conference, group meeting or any other research-related event. You will discuss the key steps of the development process and learn how to optimize the design and use of visual aids, as well as how to best present data. You will also explore various ways of preparing for and dealing with questions.

1 Mar (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Dr. Karl Holm, Lecturer, ILC Click here to register
Poster Design and Presentation for Postgraduate Students

This workshop covers poster design essentials to help you effectively present your research, both visually and orally, at poster presentation sessions. Through discussions and the analysis of samples, you will learn how to select and organize the content of your poster, as well as how to best use it as a visual aid. You will also explore key strategies to deliver your poster presentation and deal with questions.

7 Mar (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Dr. Karl Holm, Lecturer, ILC Click here to register
Fluent and Successful: Oral Presentation Skills in Chinese

In this workshop, you will learn about various types of oral presentations for academic purposes. You will discuss how to make the best use of the presentation format, and will examine the issues that you will need to pay attention to when presenting in Cantonese. You will also discuss the use of multimedia tools and how to deal with difficulties that you might experience during oral presentations.

12 Mar (Mon) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cantonese supplemented with Putonghua Dr. Felix Chao, Senior Lecturer, ILC Click here to register

Venue: Idea Exchange, Research Commons, 1/F, University Library

Enquiries: Email to research@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.