Library Workshops for Undergraduate Students 2020

Date: 
12/01/2020 to 10/06/2020

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

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

14 Jan (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Webinar)  [Click here to register]
4 Feb (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]

Program 2: 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

16 Jan (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Webinar)  [Click here to register]

Program 3: Finding Information about Hong Kong

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

4 Feb (Tue) 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]
19 Feb (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]

Program 4: 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

13 Feb (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]
27 Feb (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]

Academic Honesty Series

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.

12 Feb (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

Assignment Season Series

Program 1: 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.

25 Feb (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]
5 Mar (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]

Program 2: 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 Feb (Wed) 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]
5 Mar (Thu) 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]
12 May (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]
9 June (Tue) 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]

Program 3: 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.).

12 Mar (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  [Click here to register]
17 Mar (Tue) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon  [Click here to register]

Program 4: Managing Reference Citations with EndNote

Demonstrates how to use EndNote, a tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references on the Windows and Macintosh desktop.

9 Mar (Mon) 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  [Click here to register]
18 Mar (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  [Click here to register]

Job Hunting & Further Studies

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.

11 Mar (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]
19 Mar (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  [Click here to register]

Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library

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

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