Undergraduate Online Workshops

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Library Online Workshops for Undergraduate Students 2021 (Jan – Mar)

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.

Searching Skills Series

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Program 1: LibrarySearch: 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:

  • How to use the advanced search
  • How to refine the searching results
  • How to email or export bibliographical records
18 Jan 2021 (Mon) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Webinar Completed

Program 2: Search Strategies for Articles, Books and E-News for Your Studies and Research

Introduces advanced and effective search techniques for finding journal articles, books and e-news. 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
  • Search techniques for finding books and e-books
  • Search techniques for finding e-news
20 Jan 2021 (Wed) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Webinar Completed

Program 3: Finding Information about Hong Kong

Introduces the searching of different types of Hong Kong materials on various subjects in the CUHK Libraries.

2 Feb 2021 (Tue) 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Webinar Completed

Academic Honesty Series

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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.

Speakers: 

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

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

Language: English

2 Mar 2021 (Tue) 2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

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Assignment Season Series

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Program 1: Literature Review for a Successful Paper

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

25 Feb 2021 (Thu) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Webinar 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.

4 Mar 2021 (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Webinar Click here to register
27 May 2021 (Thu) 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Click here to register
9 June 2021 (Wed) 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Click here to register
7 July 2021 (Wed) 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 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 Mar 2021 (Thu) 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Webinar Click here to register

Program 4: 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.

23 Mar 2021 (Tue) 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Webinar Click here to register

Job Hunting & Further Studies Series

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Program 1: All You Need to Know about Preparation for Further Studies – From Searching for Information to Writing Personal Statements

A "Personal Statement" is an important vehicle through which you introduce yourself to a third party for a specific purpose - enrolling in a graduate school, applying for a scholarship, etc. This workshop aims at introducing the skills to write good Personal Statements for academic purposes. It will also introduce the resources available in the Library for further studies.

Speakers: 

Ms. Sharon Wong, Assistant Lecturer, Independent Learning Centre

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

Language: English

28 Jan 2021 (Thu) 2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Webinar Completed

Program 2: 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

Language: English

10 Mar 2021 (Wed) 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