Workshops


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Undergraduate Workshops | Postgraduate, Researcher and Faculty Workshops | Research Skills Workshops Series |
Introducing Digital Humanities | Academic Presentation Skills Workshops | Talks on Publishing in Academic Journals |
Workshops on AIMS and Research Portal | Postgraduate Course (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 2017 (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.

Title

Date

Time

Venue

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.

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

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.

17 Jan (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
7 Feb (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Program 3: Finding Information in Humanities

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

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

Program 4: Finding Education Information

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

19 Jan (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
24 Jan (Tue) 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
IT Skills Series:

Program 5: 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 Feb (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library

Program 6: 3D Printing, Scanning and Modelling Techniques

Introduces the basic techniques of creating 3D models for 3D printing. Participants may have 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

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

Program 7: Internet and Research

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

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

Program 8: 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.

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

Program 9: 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.

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

Program 10: 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.).

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

Program 11: 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.

23 Feb (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
8 Mar (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Registration: Complete the Online Registration Form

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 - Mar 2017)

Title

Date

Time

Venue

Registration

Program 1: Sharpen Your Research Skills
Literature Review for a Successful Research Paper

This workshop covers the following to help you conduct a good literature review:

  • The purpose and process of literature review
  • The strategies and sources for identifying literature reviews in various disciplines
  • Search skills for literature databases
20 Jan (Fri) 11:00 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
User Education Room 1, G/F, University Library Click here to register
23 Feb (Thu) 4:00 p.m. –
5:30 p.m.
Click here to register
Finding Theses and Dissertations in Your Research Area

This workshop demonstrates how to locate theses and dissertations from universities in Hong Kong, China and other countries.

16 Jan (Mon) 2:30 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
Click here to register
11 Feb (Sat) 11:00 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
Click here to register
Program 2: Managing Citation for Your Research
RefWorks for Arts and Humanities

This workshop demonstrates:

  • How to use new RefWorks, a bibliography management tool, to produce bibliographies and in-text references in a variety of citation styles (e.g. MLA, APA, Chicago, etc.)
  • How to import references into new RefWorks directly from databases
18 Jan (Wed) 2:30 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library Click here to register
RefWorks for Science and Engineering

This workshop demonstrates:

  • How to use new RefWorks, a bibliography management tool, to produce bibliographies and in-text references in a variety of citation styles (e.g. Chicago, Harvard, etc.)
  • How to import references into new RefWorks directly from databases
8 Feb (Wed) 11:00 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.
Click here to register
RefWorks for Social Science

This workshop demonstrates:

  • How to use new RefWorks, a bibliography management tool, to produce bibliographies and in-text references in a variety of citation styles (e.g. APA, Chicago, etc.)
  • How to import references into new RefWorks directly from databases
24 Feb (Fri) 2:30 p.m. –
4:00 p.m.
Click here to register
Zotero for Researchers

This workshop demonstrates:

  • How to use Zotero to collect, organize and cite your research references
  • How to import citations into Zotero directly
29 Mar (Wed) 2:30 p.m.–
4:00 p.m.
Click here to register
Program 3: Copyright and Research
Copyright for Thesis Writing

This workshop covers:

  • What is copyright?
  • Copyright context in Hong Kong
  • Who holds ownership of the copyright to a CUHK thesis or dissertation?
  • What is third party copyright material?
  • Copyright exemption - Fair Dealing
  • What you should do with third party copyright materials in your thesis?
  • What you should do when using your own published journal article in your thesis?
28 Feb (Tue) 7:00 p.m. –
8:15 p.m.
User Education Room 1, G/F, University Library Click here to register
Copyright for Scholarly Publishing

This workshop demonstrates:

  • Copyright issues relating to scholarly publishing
  • Retain your own author’s rights in scholarly publishing
  • Using Creative Commons license for copyright protection in open access environment
2 Mar (Thu) 11:00 a.m. –
12:30 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

 

Introducing Digital Humanities (Jan – Apr 2017)

Title

Date

Time

Registration

Introducing Digital Scholarship Lab Facilities

This briefing session demonstrates 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 research at the Lab at ease.

20 Jan (Fri) 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Click here to register
14 Feb (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Click here to register
22 Mar (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Click here to register
13 Apr (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Click here to register
Digital Humanities: Introduction to Tools and Methodology

This seminar introduces Digital Humanities and some related tools and methodologies in doing humanities research in digital world.

17 Jan (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Click here to register
16 Feb (Thu) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Click here to register
12 Apr (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Click here to register
GIS for Digital Scholarship Research

One of the important tools for doing digital scholarship research is Geographic Information System (GIS) for conducting spatial and temporal analysis.  This seminar informs you some practical application of this tool in the academic world in conducting digital scholarship projects.

21 Feb (Tue) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Click here to register
23 Mar (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Click here to register
Data Visualization

This seminar covers:

  • Basic concepts of data visualization
  • Introduction to some open source data visualization tools
28 Feb (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Click here to register
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.

17 Feb (Fri) 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Click here to register
6 Mar (Mon) 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 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: dslab@lib.cuhk.edu.hk

 

Library Workshops: Winning Academic Presentation Skills (Mar 2017)

Co-organized with The Independent Learning Centre (ILC), the Library is pleased to offer three discussion workshops for research postgraduate students on presentation skills, and poster design and presentation in Mar 2017.

Title

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 (Wed) 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 (Tue) 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.

9 Mar (Thu) 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

 

How to Publish in Academic Journals - Talks in Mar and Apr 2017

Do you want to make your research known to the research community and to the public?

The following two talks organized by the Library are to provide you with information and tips on writing and publishing with international journals and books. The Library is pleased to invite Emerald and The Chinese University Press, two international publishers, to conduct the talks. CUHK researchers and postgraduate students are all welcome to join. Undergraduates may also join if interested.

Title

Date

Time

Speaker(s)

Registration

An Insider Guide to Getting Published

  • Publishing process behind a journal
  • How to build a personal publishing strategy
  • Surviving peer review
  • Polish your work: title, abstract, and other tips
  • Strategies on increasing the impact of published articles
14 Mar (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ms. Julie Chia-Yi LIN, Emerald Publishing Click here to register
A Guide to Successful Academic Publishing: How to publish your journal articles and book manuscripts

  • For Journal Articles
    • How to find the most suitable journal and make a submission stand out
    • How the peer review process works
    • How to communicate with the journal editors and reviewers
    • How to prepare the final version after acceptance
  • For Book Manuscripts
    • How to find suitable publishers, book series and editors
    • How to write an excellent book proposal
    • The academic manuscript review process and book publishing process of a university press
    • How to revise a dissertation for a publishable book manuscript

The talk will also cover the author’s responsibility, timeline, contracts, copyrights of images, e-publishing, book promotion, and represented publishing cases of English and Chinese books, etc.

11 Apr (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Dr. LIN Ying, Managing Editor

Ms. YE Minlei, Acquisition Editor

Mr. YUAN Zaijun, Journal Editor

The Chinese University Press

Click here to register

Language: English

Venue: User Education Room 1, G/F, University Library

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

 

Workshops on AIMS and Research Portal (Feb – May 2017)

Title

Date

Time

Venue

Medium of Instruction

Registration

Managing Your Research Output in AIMS

AIMS is the new Academic Information Management System of CUHK. This workshop aims at demonstrating to you:

  • What is AIMS and its public interface Research Portal
  • The easy way to use AIMS for managing your research outputs
  • Significant features of Research Portal
20 Feb (Mon) 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ITSC Training Room 2, Pi Ch'iu Building (Room 103 + 105) Cantonese (Powerpoint in English) Click here to register
7 Apr (Fri) 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Click here to register
26 Apr (Wed) 2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m Click here to register
18 May (Thu) 2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. English Click here to register
Archiving Research Outputs in AIMS’ Research Portal

There are lots of benefits in depositing the full text of your research outputs in AIMS that can be openly accessed in Research Portal. These include showcasing excellence of your research, increasing the chance of getting more citations for your output, more discoverable in the research community, etc. This workshop is to demonstrate:

  • A number of easy ways of depositing the full text of your output
  • The right copy of full text that should be used for depositing
  • Ways of handling copyright issues that may arise
20 Feb (Mon) 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Cantonese (Powerpoint in English) Click here to register
7 Apr (Fri) 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Click here to register
26 Apr (Wed) 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m Click here to register
18 May (Thu) 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m English Click here to register
Open Access and Scholarly Publishing

As a new model of scholarly publishing, open access (OA) is widely discussed in the academic community. This workshop will introduce to you:

  • Concepts, types and importance of OA publishing model
  • Pros and cons of OA
  • OA and AIMS
  • Publishing in OA journals
28 Mar (Tue) 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m User Education Room 1, G/F, University Library Cantonese (English might be used if users require.) Click here to register

 

Postgraduate Course co-organized with the Graduate School and CLEAR

Course

Observing Intellectual Property and Copyright Law during Research On-line course available on Blackboard
Compulsory for ALL RESEARCH postgraduate students

Medium of Instruction:English

For 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.