Undergraduate Workshops

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Library Workshops for Undergraduate Students 2022 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.

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.

Sharpen Your Information Research Skills Series (Aug - Sep 2022)

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Program 1: 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
24 Aug 2022 (Wed)
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Online Click here to register
8 Sep 2022 (Thu)
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Seminar Room, 1/F, University Library Click here to register

Program 2: 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
14 Sep 2022 (Wed)
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Online Click here to register
22 Sep 2022 (Thu)
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Seminar Room, 1/F, University Library Click here to register

Program 3: 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
15 Sep 2022 (Thu)
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Online Click here to register
20 Sep 2022 (Tue)
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Seminar Room, 1/F, University Library Click here to register

Program 4: Chinese Resources: Searching Library Materials Published in Chinese

Introduces finding Chinese materials on LibrarySearch, major Chinese databases, and relevant searching techniques.

Topics covered:

  • Searching Chinese materials on LibrarySearch
  • 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 2022 (Thu)
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Online Click here to register
28 Sep 2022 (Wed)
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Seminar Room, 1/F, University Library Click here to register

Program 5: 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
  • Tour to the newly renovated Hong Kong Literature Area
26 Sep 2022 (Mon)
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Hong Kong Literature, 1/F, University Library Click here to register

Academic Honesty Series (Aug - Oct 2022)

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Program 1: 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, Head, Learning Services, CUHK Library

Language: English

12 Oct 2022 (Wed)
2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Seminar Room, 1/F, University Library 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.

23 Aug 2022 (Tue)
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Online Click here to register
27 Oct 2022 (Thu)
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Seminar Room, 1/F, University Library Click here to register

Assignment Season Series (Oct 2022)

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Program 1: 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.
6 Oct 2022 (Thu)
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Online Click here to register
17 Oct 2022 (Mon)
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Seminar Room, 1/F, University Library Click here to register

Program 2: 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
10 Oct 2022 (Mon)
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Online Click here to register
19 Oct 2022 (Wed)
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Seminar Room, 1/F, University Library 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.).

18 Oct 2022 (Tue)
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Online Click here to register
24 Oct 2022 (Mon)
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Seminar Room, 1/F, University Library Click here to register

Program 4: 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 organize 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
11 Oct 2022 (Tue)
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Online Click here to register
14 Oct 2022 (Fri)
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Seminar Room, 1/F, University Library Click here to register

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

Enquiries: Email to eref@cuhk.edu.hk