Postgraduate, Researcher and Faculty Workshops

Postgraduate, Researcher and Faculty Workshops 研究生及教研人員講座

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 to CUHK postgraduates, researchers and faculty members during the academic year. Attendance proof may be issued on request. In addition, discussion workshops for postgraduate studies, including successful presentations, thesis writing tips and scientific writing are also organized.

 

 Research Skills Workshops Series

Title

Date

Time

Registration

Program: Sharpening Your Research Skills
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)
12 Sep 2019 (Thu) 9:30 a.m. –10:45 a.m. Register
18 Sep 2019 (Wed) 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Register
23 Sep 2019 (Mon) 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Register
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.
12 Sep 2019 (Thu) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Register
18 Sep 2019 (Wed) 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Register
23 Sep 2019 (Mon) 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 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 (where appropriate)
12 Sep 2019 (Thu) 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Register
18 Sep 2019 (Wed) 4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Register
23 Sep 2019 (Mon) 4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Register
Finding Theses and Dissertations in Your Research Area

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

22 Oct 2019 (Tue) 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Register

Venue: Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library

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

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

-- Webinar Recording of Literature Review for a Successful Research Paper (Sep 2018)

Title

Link to the recording

Literature Review for a Successful Research Paper (Sep 2018)

This workshop covers 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
https://youtu.be/-ZUHWEBIx8c

Medium of Instruction: English

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

 

 Researcher Workshops (Oct 2019)

Title

Date

Time

Registration

Program: Enhancing Your Research Impact
Article-level Metrics - Understanding the Significance of Research Papers

This workshop will cover:

  • Where to find article-level metrics
  • The strength and limitations of different citation counts and metrics
  • How to use citation counts and other metrics to assess the relative significance of research papers
  • How to find an author’s h-index
  • What are alternative metrics and how to find them
23 Oct 2019 (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Register
Using Citation Analysis Tools to Compare Journal Performance

The workshop will introduce how to:

  • Find ranking of journals from Journal Citation Reports on InCites and SCImago for selecting journals for publication
  • Use Match in EndNote to locate appropriate journals for your manuscript
  • Use InCites to compare journal performance
23 Oct 2019 (Wed) 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Register

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

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

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

 

Digital Scholarship and Research Data Workshops (Sep - Nov 2019)

Title

Date

Time

Registration

Using Facilities in Digital Scholarship Lab

This briefing session will demonstrate 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 digital scholarship research at the Lab at ease.

12 Sep 2019 (Thu) 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Register
Data Cleaning with OpenRefine (Hands-on)

OpenRefine is a tool for cleaning messy data, transforming it between formats, and extending it with web services and external data.  This workshop will introduce the principles and the practice of data cleaning through hands-on exercise with OpenRefine.  The applications of the exported data will be discussed.

Remarks:
Participants have to bring your own device with OpenRefine 3.1 installed.

17 Sep 2019 (Tue) 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Register

Introduction to GIS & ArcGIS

Invited speaker: Ms Carrie Choi, Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited

Conducted by ArcGIS vendor, this seminar will introduce the concept of Geographic Information System (GIS) and its use in research. It will also cover the use of the software ArcGIS with illustration from examples of research projects.

20 Sep 2019 (Fri) 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Register
Introducing Digital Humanities for Study and Research

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

24 Sep 2019 (Tue)

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Register
Analysing Texts with 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.

Remarks:
Participants may bring your own device and use a browser to access https://www.voyant-tools.org/ and try out.

2 Oct 2019 (Wed) 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Register
25 Oct 2019 (Fri) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Register
ArcGIS Basics for Digital Scholarship Projects (Hands-on)

ArcGIS is commonly used in digital scholarship projects for geospatial analysis. This workshop is an introductory hands-on session to demonstrate the basic functions of this software.

Remarks:
Only the 5 PCs in DS Lab has ArcGIS Pro for use.  Users may download the 21-days free trial from Esri for ArcGIS Pro (https://www.esri.com/en-us/arcgis/trial) software if your device fulfilled their system requirement (https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/get-started/arcgis-pro-system-requirements.htm).

10 Oct 2019 (Thu) 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Register
30 Oct 2019 (Wed) 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Register
Gephi for Network Visualisation (Hands-on)

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

Remarks:
Participants may bring your own device with Gephi 0.9.2 (https://gephi.org/) and the plugins installed prior to the workshop.

15 Oct 2019 (Tue) 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Register
6 Nov 2019 (Wed) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Register
Introduction to R Programming and Data Analysis (Hands-on)
Invited speaker: Prof. Liang Hai, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, CUHK

R is a popular software for statistical computing and programming. This seminar will introduce the differences between R for programming and R for data analysis with hands-on exercises.

Remarks:
1. Participants are required to bring your own device with the software (installation in sequence) R (https://www.r-project.org/) and R Studio (https://www.rstudio.com/) installed prior to the workshop.
2. Participants may install the R package swirl (https://swirlstats.com/students.html) to learn some R coding prior to the workshop.

1 Nov 2019 (Fri) 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 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

 

 Workshops on AIMS and Research Portal (Sep to Oct 2019)

Title

Date

Time

Medium of Instruction

Registration

Managing and archiving your research outputs in AIMS

AIMS is the Academic Information Management System of CUHK for managing and depositing full text of your research outputs. This workshop will demonstrate:

  • Key features of AIMS and its public interface Research Portal
  • Easy ways to get your research outputs into AIMS
  • Easy ways to deposit the full text of your research outputs in AIMS
  • The right version of full text for depositing and the copyright issues
26 Sep 2019 (Thu) 2:30 p.m. –
5:00 p.m.
Cantonese (Powerpoint in English) Register
18 Oct 2019 (Fri) 2:30 p.m. –
5:00 p.m.
English Register

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

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

 

Scientific Writing Workshops

The Library is pleased to offer the following scientific writing workshops co-organized with The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) for postgraduate students. All postgraduates are welcome to join.

Title

Date

Time

Guest Speaker

Registration

Successful Writing in the Life Sciences: Preparing Your Data Presentation Skills - Designing Effective Figures and Tables

Students will learn how to present scientific information in their thesis, research publications and conference presentations. Topics to be covered include the preparation of line illustrations, photomicrographs, graphs (i.e., figures), and tables.

Remark:

  •  ‘NO walk-in’ is arranged.
10 Oct 2019 (Thu) 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Dr. Sarah Webb, Visiting Scholar, Division of Life Science, HKUST Register
15 Oct 2019 (Tue)
*added session
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Register

Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library

Language: English

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

 

NVivo Workshops

Title

Date

Time

Guest Speaker

Registration

NVivo 12: A Tool for Data Coding and Conceptual Building

The foundation workshop on NVivo 12 will introduce key features for researchers conducting qualitative research. You will learn importing files, organizing files in folders, approaches in coding (theories in use or grounded theory), and coding techniques and strategies. Participants will learn the process of coding while building an understanding how evidence can be gathered from the cyclical circle for confirming the existing conceptual framework or building a new model for further analysis.

Remarks:

  • Interested participants will need to bring your own notebook computer with NVivo 12 installed before attending the workshop. Participants are welcome to bring along your own qualitative research project data.
  • ‘NO walk-in’ is arranged
17 Oct 2019 (Thu) 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Dr. Paula Hodgson Registration begins on 19 Sep.
4 Dec 2019 (Wed) 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Registration begins on 19 Sep.

Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library

Language: English

Enquiries: Email to research@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 Oct 2019.

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.

22 Oct 2019 (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Dr. Yvonne Loong, Senior Lecturer, ILC 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.

24 Oct 2019 (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. English Dr. Yvonne Loong, Senior Lecturer, ILC 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.

25 Oct 2019 (Fri) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cantonese supplemented with Putonghua Dr. Felix Chao, Senior Lecturer, ILC 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

Topics:

Registration begins on 12 August 2019.

Discover Research Information at Your Discipline

The workshops for Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Science, Social Science, Law and Chinese Law will cover:

  • Key resources provided by the Library and free Internet resources for locating and accessing journal articles, conference proceedings, books, theses, multimedia materials, and other relevant information resources in each discipline
  • Hands-on training on effective advanced search techniques of e-resources
  • Highlights on ways of access to information sources in the campus libraries and beyond

Discipline / Course

Date

Time

Venue

Group 1: Arts 4 Sep 2019 (Wed) 7:00 p.m. –
9:30 p.m.
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Group 2: Business Administration 7 Sep 2019 (Sat) 9:30 a.m. –
12:00 noon
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Group 3: Education 6 Sep 2019 (Fri) 6:30 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Group 4: Engineering 26 Aug 2019 (Mon) 7:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Group 5: Medicine 29 Aug 2019 (Thu) 7:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
Computer Laboratory, Li Ping Medical Library, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin
Group 6: Science 28 Aug 2019 (Wed) 7:00 p.m. –
9:00 p.m.
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Group 7: Social Science 27 Aug 2019 (Tue) 7:00 p.m. –
9:30 p.m.
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Group 8: Law (on CU Campus) 21 Sep 2019 (Sat) 9:30 a.m. –
12:00 noon
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
Group 9: Law (at Graduate Law Centre) 5 Oct 2019 (Sat) 9:30 a.m. –
12:00 noon
Classroom 4, Graduate Law Centre, 2/F, Bank of America Tower, Central
Group 10: Chinese Law (at Graduate Law Centre) 28 Sep 2019 (Sat) 9:30 a.m. –
12:00 noon
 
Managing and Creating Reference Citations with RefWorks

Mainly hands-on training, the workshop will cover:

  • creating and formating in-text citations and bibliographies for papers using RefWorks, a web-based Bibliographic Management Tool
  • creating personal references database by importing references from online databases and other sources
  • managing the references in the personal database

Course

Date

Time

Venue

Managing and Creating Reference Citations with RefWorks 26 Sep 2019 (Thu) 7:00 p.m. –
9:30 p.m.
User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library
28 Sep 2019 (Sat) 2:00 p.m. –
4:30 p.m.
 
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

Enquiries: 
Email: clear@cuhk.edu.hk
Phone: 3943 6201

 

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 Research Services (for postgraduate training requirements) for details.