Undergraduate Online Workshops

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Library Online 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.

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 (Aug - 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
26 Aug (Wed)  9: 30 am – 10: 15 am Webinar Completed
Webinar Recording
11 Sep (Fri)  2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 

Webinar

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
26 Aug (Wed)  10:30 am – 11:15 am Webinar Completed
Webinar Recording
10 Sep (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Webinar

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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Webinar Recording

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 a.m.  Webinar

Completed
Webinar Recording

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 Completed
Webinar Recording

E-Resources Series (Sep - Oct 2020)

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Program A: SciFinder

SciFinder® is your portal to science and technology related information, providing easy access to the most trusted collection of literature references, chemical substance and reactions in the world that is curated by expert scientists, not robots.

Learn how to enhance your literature search and analysis skills with SciFinder’s unique indexing and analysis tools.

  • Key word searching for scientific journals and patent literature
  • Structure searching for chemical diversity
  • Reaction searching for synthesis information

Speakers: 
Ms. Pamela Oon, Customer Success Specialist, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) – Division of the American Chemical Society

Language: English

29 Sep (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 pm

Webinar

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Program B: CNKI 中國知網

(A) CNKI數據庫內容功能講解 

  • CNKI 升級全球學術快報,通過智能檢索和個人書房提供更好服務
  • 如何更好在 CNKI 已訂購數據庫中查找到所需文獻

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Speaker: Mr. Patrick Zhu——CNKI Knowledge Consultant

(B) CNKI 數據挖掘及利用——提升數據分析技能 

  • 經濟/社會等相關領域實例研究探索
  • 統計數據利用與研究分析
  • 答疑

Time: 3:50 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Speaker: Ms. Zhu Saisai——CNKI 經濟社會大數據事業部總經理

(C) 利用 CNKI 進行學科學術研究

  • 如何利用 CNKI 進行科研選題;尋找專業熱點
  • 如何提高檢索效率與質量
  • 研學平台——助力高校論文寫作投稿

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Speaker: Mr. Patrick Zhu——CNKI Knowledge Consultant

Language:Putonghua

12 Oct (Mon)

(A) 3:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

(B) 3:50 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

(C) 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Webinar

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Webinar Recording (A)

Webinar Recording (B)

Webinar Recording (C)

 

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, Head, Learning Services, 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 Completed

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.

19 Aug (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.   Webinar Completed
20 Oct (Tue)  2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Webinar Completed

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 Completed

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.

8 Oct (Thu)  2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Webinar Completed
Webinar Recording

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. 

Speakers: 

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

Ms. Lily KO, Head, Learning Services, CUHK Library

03 Nov (Tue)  2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.  Webinar Click here to register

" MakerSpace - The Basics " Series (Sep - Oct 2020)

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Program A: Introduction to the Creative Media Studio : Video Recording in a Simple Way

 This online workshop will introduce:

  • Basic features of the Creative Media Studio
  • How to use the equipment in the Creative Media Studio for video recording on self-service basis
  • The High-Performance Multi-Media Workstations and the available video-editing software
24 Sep (Thu)  2: 30 p.m. – 3: 15 p.m. Webinar Completed
7 Oct (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 

Webinar

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Program B: Introduction to Digital Fabrication : 3D Printing, Laser Cutting and UV Printing

This online workshop will introduce:

  • Various types of 3D printers available in the MakerSpace
  • Basic features of the Laser Cutter available in the MakerSpace
  • Basic features of the UV Printer available in the MakerSpace
28 Sep (Mon)  2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Webinar Completed
8 Oct (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Webinar Click here to register

Maker Skills Series (Oct 2020)

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Program A: Introduction to 3D Printing by using Tinkercad 

Tinkercad is a free software for 3D design. This online workshop will introduce:

  • Basic functions of the Tinkercad   
  • How to use Tinkercad to design a keychain
  • How to operate the UpMini2 3D printer for printing the keychain
5 Oct (Mon) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.   

Webinar

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Program B: Introduction to  iMovie

iMovie is a free app for video creation and editing for iOS devices. This online workshop will introduce:

  • Basic introduction to video editing
  • Basic functions of iMovie 
14 Oct (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Webinar FULL

Program C: Introduction to Adobe Illustrator for Laser Cutting Machine

Adobe Illustrator is one of the popular design tools. This online workshop will introduce:

  • Basic features of Adobe Illustrator
  • How to use Adobe Illustrator to make graphics for the laser cutting machine in the MakerSpace
  • How to upload and adjust the graphics to the laser cutting machine for cutting or engraving
15 Oct (Thu)  2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Webinar FULL

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