Library Workshops for Undergraduate Students 2019 Term One

Date: 
19/08/2019 to 29/11/2019

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. After attending five courses on information research skills, you will be granted a certificate of digital literacy by the Library. Students, in groups of ten or more, can request library courses to suit their information needs and schedules.

1. “Your Library - The Basics” Series (Sep 2019)

Program A: Get Started with Computer Facilities in the University Library
Topics covered:

  • Printing services such as Octopus print, Express print, Wi-Fi print and 3D printing services
  • Kindle and Laptop Computer Lending Services
  • Multimedia workstations @ Learning Garden
  • Audio and Visual facilities in the Group Study Rooms

Time: To be confirmed later
Venue: Learning Garden, LG/F, University Library

Program B: 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

10 Sep (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]
Venue: Multi-Purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library

12 Sep (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]
Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library

18 Sep (Wed) 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. [Webinar]  [Click here to register]

2. Sharpen Your Information Research Skills Series (Sep 2019)

Program A: Search Strategies: What Should You Do Before Searching
This workshop provides a foundation for new undergraduate students for their later research at the University and the Library. It covers concepts, terminology and basic research skills such as understanding reading lists, recognizing the difference between primary and secondary sources, scholarly and popular sources, as well as developing simple search strategies.
Topics covered:

  • Understanding information sources
  • Understanding your reading lists
  • Basic search skills

9 Sep (Mon) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]
Venue: Multi-Purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library

11 Sep (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]
Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library

17 Sep (Tue) 6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. [Webinar]  [Click here to register]

Program B: Journal Articles: How to Find the Bread-n-Butter of Academic Research
Introduces advanced and effective database search techniques for finding journal articles and research reports. 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
  • Evaluating different sources of journal articles, such as Peer Review Journals
  • How to cite journal articles

9 Sep (Mon) 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]
Venue: Multi-Purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library

18 Sep (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]
Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library

25 Sep (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]
Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library

Program C: Books and E-Books: An Important Source for Your Academic Studies and Research
Introduces and demonstrates the use of library books and subscribed e-book collections to assist your academic studies and assessments.
Topics covered:

  • How to locate print books
  • How to find e-books

11 Sep (Wed) 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]
Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library

18 Sep (Wed) 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]
Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library

Program D: 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

12 Sep (Thu) 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]
Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library

17 Sep (Tue) 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]
Venue: Multi-Purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library

Program E: 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

10 Sep (Tue) 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  [Click here to register]
Venue: Multi-Purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library

19 Sep (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  [Click here to register]
Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library

Program F: 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.).

16 Sep (Mon) 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  [Click here to register]
Venue: Multi-Purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library

24 Sep (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  [Click here to register]
Venue: Multi-Purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library

25 Sep (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  [Click here to register]
Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library

3. Academic Honesty Series

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.

9 Oct (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  [Click here to register]

Speakers:  Dr. Yvonne LOONG, Senior Lecturer and Acting Director, Independent Learning Centre
                  Ms. Lily KO, Learning Services Manager, CUHK Library
Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Language: English

Medium of Instruction:
Cantonese, but will change to English when there is any student who does not know Cantonese.

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