Library Workshops for Undergraduate Students 2022 (Jan - Mar)

Date: 
06/01/2022 to 06/07/2022

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

24 Jan 2022 (Mon) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Face to Face)  [Click here to register]
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library

10 Feb 2022 (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. (Online)  [Click here to register]

Program 2: Search Strategies for Articles, Books and E-News for Your Studies and Research

Introduces advanced and effective search techniques for finding journal articles, books and e-news. 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
  • Search techniques for finding books and e-books
  • Search techniques for finding e-news

25 Jan 2022 (Tue) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Face to Face)  [Click here to register]
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library

11 Feb 2022 (Fri) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. (Online)  [Click here to register]

Program 3: Searching Multimedia Databases for Your Studies and Research

CUHK Library has subscribed to a number of images, sound and videos databases. This workshop provides an overview of these databases which will assist your academic studies and assessments.
Topics covered:

  • Introduce major multimedia databases in the Library Collection
  • Demonstrate searching techniques to find suitable multimedia materials for your topic
  • How to cite multimedia materials

10 Feb 2022 (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Face to Face)  [Click here to register]
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library

Program 4: Finding Information about Hong Kong

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

  • Overview of resources related to HK Studies
  • Highlights of HK Studies Collection, Hong Kong Literature Database and other relevant information available in CUHK Library
  • New developments of Hong Kong Literature Collection

21 Feb 2022 (Mon) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 25 Mar (Fri) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Face to Face)  [Click here to register]
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library

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.

24 Mar 2022 (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (Face to Face)  [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: 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.

3 Mar 2022 (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Face to Face)  [Click here to register]
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library

9 June 2022 (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. (Face to Face)  [Click here to register]
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library

5 July 2022 (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. (Online)  [Click here to register]

Program 2: 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.).

25 Feb 2022 (Fri) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. (Face to Face)  [Click here to register]
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library

17 Mar 2022 (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Online)  [Click here to register]

Program 3: Managing Reference 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

19 Jan 2022 (Wed) 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Face to Face)  [Click here to register]
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library

24 Feb 2022 (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Online)  [Click here to register]

Job Hunting & Further Studies Series

Program 1: All You Need to Know about Preparation for Further Studies – From Searching for Information to Writing Personal Statements

A "Personal Statement" is an important vehicle through which you introduce yourself to a third party for a specific purpose - enrolling in a graduate school, applying for a scholarship, etc. This workshop aims at introducing the skills to write good Personal Statements for academic purposes. It will also introduce the resources available in the Library for further studies.

9 Feb 2022 (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (Face to Face)  [Click here to register]

Speakers:  Ms. Sharon Wong, Assistant Lecturer, Independent Learning Centre
                  Ms. Sue Fung, Faculty Liaison Librarian (Arts & General Education), CUHK Library
Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Language: English

Program 2: All You Need to Know about Job Hunting - From Searching for Information to Composing CVs & Attending Interviews

The workshop aims at heightening participants’ awareness of how to search for industry and job information, how to compose their CV to increase their employability, and how to present themselves in the best manner in both in-person and video interviews. Common mistakes to avoid and useful language tips will be shared in the workshop as well.

22 Mar 2022 (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (Face to Face)  [Click here to register]

Speakers:  Ms. Sharon Wong, Assistant Lecturer, Independent Learning Centre
                  Ms. Sue Fung, Faculty Liaison Librarian (Arts & General Education), CUHK Library
Venue: User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Language: English

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

Enquiries: Email to eref@cuhk.edu.hk