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Library Workshops for Undergraduate Students 2020 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 2020 Term One

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.

“Your Library - The Basics” Series (Sep 2020)

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Program A: 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
11 Sep (Fri)  2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 

Webinar

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Program B: Finding Library’s E-Resources for Your Assignments and Research 

The CUHK Library has a rich collection of e-resources. This workshop provides an overview of library’s e-resources which will assist your academic studies and assessments. It also shows you the effective way to access the e-resources remotely.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to CUHK Library’s E-Resources
  • ReadingList
  • Off-Campus Access to E-resources
10 Sep (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Webinar Click here to register

Sharpen Your Information Research Skills Series (Sep 2020)

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Program A: Search Strategies for Articles, Books, E-Books and more for Your Studies and Research 

This workshop provides a foundation for new undergraduate students for their later research at the University and the Library. It covers search techniques for finding resources to support your studies and research.

Topics covered:

  • Searching skills
  • Locating articles, books, e-books and more
  • Evaluating different information sources
21 Sep (Mon) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.   

Webinar

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Program B: 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
18 Sep (Fri) 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 p.m.  Webinar Click here to register

Program C: 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
22 Sep (Tue)  2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Webinar Click here to register

Program D: Finding Multimedia and Data for Your Assignments and Research

Introduces and demonstrates the databases on multimedia as well as data to assist your academic studies and assessments.

Topics covered: 

  • How to find images, videos and photos for your assignments and research topics
  • How to find social and economic data for your assignments and research topics
  • How to cite these materials
05 Oct (Mon) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Webinar Click here to register

Academic Honesty Series (Oct 2020)

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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.

Speakers: 
Dr. Yvonne LOONG, Senior Lecturer and Acting Director, Independent Learning Centre
Ms. Lily KO, Learning Services Manager, CUHK Library

13 Oct (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:15 pm

Webinar

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Assignment Season Series (Oct 2020)

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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.
06 Oct (Tue)   11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 

Webinar

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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
07 Oct (Wed)  2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Webinar Click here to register

Program C: 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.

20 Oct (Tue)  2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Webinar Click here to register

Program D: 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.).

21 Oct (Wed)  2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Webinar Click here to register

Program E: 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.

29 Oct (Thu)  2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Webinar Click here to register

Further Development Series (Nov 2020)

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Program A: 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. 

03 Nov (Tue)  2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.  Webinar 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