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Library Workshops for Undergraduate Students 2019 Term One |

 

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.

Library Workshops for Undergraduate Students 2019 Term One

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.

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

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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; and
  • Audio and Visual facilities in the Group Study Rooms.
To be confirmed later Learning Garden, LG/F, University Library To be confirmed later
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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 show you how to use LibrarySearch effectively for your academic studies and assessments.

Topics covered:

  • Overview of LibrarySearch
  • Using LibrarySearch to find
    • Books & 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. Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library Click here to register
12 Sep (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Click here to register
18 Sep (Wed) 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Webinar Click here to register

Sharpen Your Information Research Skills Series (Sep 2019)

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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. Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library Click here to register
11 Sep (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Click here to register
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. Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library Click here to register
18 Sep (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Click here to register
25 Sep (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Click here to register

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

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. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Click here to register
17 Sep (Tue) 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library Click here to register

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. Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library Click here to register
19 Sep (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Click here to register

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. Multi-purpose Room 1, 1/F, University Library Click here to register
24 Sep (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Click here to register
25 Sep (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Click here to register

Academic Honesty Series (Oct 2019)

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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.

Speaker:

Dr. Yvonne LOONG, Senior Lecturer and Acting Director, Independent Learning Centre

Ms. Lily KO, Learning Services Manager, CUHK Library

Medium of Instruction: English

9 Oct (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Click here to register

Assignment Season Series (Oct 2019)

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Program A: Develop an Effective Search Strategy for Your Assignment

This workshop covers the following to help you to:

  • Understand your reading lists, the difference between primary and secondary sources
  • Expand the range of your search terms by using similar concepts and synonyms
  • Use advanced search techniques such as Boolean Operators, truncation, filter, etc.
14 Oct (Mon) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Click here to register
21 Oct (Mon) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Click here to register

Program B: Finding Academic Sources to Support Your Arguments

This workshop will help you to find relevant academic sources to develop your arguments:

  • The difference between academic and popular sources
  • Find journal articles and research reports
  • Find e-news and e-books
14 Oct (Mon) 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Click here to register
16 Oct (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Click here to register

Program C Literature Review for a Successful Paper

This workshop demonstrates how to make use of the collected materials from a literature review and addresses research questions in writing a paper.

17 Oct (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Click here to register
23 Oct (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Click here to register

Program D: 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.

16 Oct (Wed) 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Click here to register
22 Oct (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Click here to register

Program E: 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.).

17 Oct (Thu) 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. User Education Room 2, G/F, University Library Click here to register
29 Oct (Tue) 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Click here to register

 

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