Library Workshops for Undergraduate Students 2024 (Jan – Jun)

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 (Jan 2024)

Title Date & Time Venue Registration
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 2024 (Thu)
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Online Completed
Program 2: Using Effective Search Strategy to Find Credible Academic Sources for Your Assignment

This workshop covers the following to help you to:

  • Understand your reading lists
  • Expand the range of your search terms by using similar concepts and synonyms
  • Use advanced search techniques such as Boolean Operators, truncation, etc.
  • Identify good academic sources and evaluate journal articles
24 Jan 2024 (Wed)
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Online Completed
Program 3: Finding Infographics, Audiobooks, Streaming Videos and other Media Content for Your Studies and Research

CUHK Library has subscribed to a number of images, sound and videos databases. This workshop provides an overview of these databases which will assist your academic studies and assessments.

Topics covered:

  • Introduce major multimedia databases in the Library Collection
  • Demonstrate searching techniques to find suitable multimedia materials for your topic
  • How to cite multimedia materials
29 Jan 2024 (Mon)
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Online Completed

Academic Honesty Series (Feb-Jun 2024)

Title Date & Time Venue Registration
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, Research and Learning Support, CUHK Library

Language: English

27 Feb 2024 (Tue)
2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Seminar Room, 1/F,
University Library
Completed
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.

21 Mar 2024 (Thu)
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
User Education Room, G/F,
University Library
Completed
22 May 2024 (Wed)
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
User Education Room, G/F,
University Library
Completed
20 Jun 2024 (Thu)
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
User Education Room, G/F,
University Library
Completed

Reference Management Tools Series (Feb 2024)

Title Date & Time Venue Registration
Program 1: 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 Feb 2024 (Wed)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Seminar Room, 1/F, University Library Completed
Program 2: 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
26 Feb 2024 (Mon)
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
User Education Room, G/F, University Library Completed

Job Hunting & Further Studies Series (Jan-Feb 2024)

Title Date & Time Venue Registration
Program 1: 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:
Ms. Sharon Wong, Lecturer, Independent Learning Centre
Ms. Sue Fung, Faculty Liaison Librarian (Arts & General Education), CUHK Library

Language: English

31 Jan 2024 (Wed)
2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
User Education Room, G/F, University Library Completed
Program 2: Interview Preparation for Hong Kong Disciplinary Forces

This workshop aims to prepare students for the interviews organised by the Hong Kong Disciplinary Forces. Ace the interviews by learning how to deliver a strong self-introduction, handle impromptu speeches, excel in scenario-based exercise, and much more.

Preparation is the key to success!

Speaker: Jovita Yeung

Language: English

20 Feb 2024 (Tue)
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library Completed

E-Resources Series (Jan 2024)

Title Date & Time Venue Registration
Program 1: PKU Law 北大法寶
(Chinese version only)

北大法寶是世上其中一個最重要的中國法律研究資料庫。參與此培訓將使您能夠有效地搜尋中國法律及案例,並靈活運用該資料庫的各項功能,提升研究效率。

語言:普通話

16 Jan 2024 (Tue)
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Online Completed
Program 2: Lexis China

Lexis China is an invaluable database for conducting research on PRC cases, legislation, regulations, and more. This training session will empower you with the skills to effectively navigate the extensive range of primary and secondary sources of PRC law and utilize key functions and features of this database.

Language: English

17 Jan 2024 (Wed)
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Online Completed
Program 3: Westlaw Classic

Westlaw Classic is a powerful legal research database that covers a wide range of international law materials and foreign laws, including those of the United States, Canada, and more. This training session will equip you with the necessary skills to navigate and utilize the diverse features and resources offered by Westlaw Classic effectively.

Language: English

18 Jan 2024 (Thu)
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Online Completed
Program 4: Getting Started on Refinitiv Workspace

Discover how to start using Workspace like an Economist, Analyst, Fund Manager, Investment Advisor or Relationship Manager.
The aim of this course is to introduce Workspace apps and content.

  • Navigating and searching for financial instruments
  • Using apps to monitor and analyze
  • Understanding LSEG proprietary content

Language: English

23 Jan 2024 (Tue)
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Online Completed
Program 5: Getting Started with Passport

Euromonitor’s Passport is an integrated database that provides business intelligence on countries, industries, markets, companies and consumers around the world. Its user-friendly interface facilitates the search for information from thousands of market reports, country and consumer trend analyses, strategy reports, product analyses as well as statistical and data compilations.

In this webinar we will take you through how to effectively use Passport to start your research and locate information.

It will showcase the thought process organizations go through to make effective business decisions, stressing the importance of looking at the complete business landscape.

Language: English

30 Jan 2024 (Tue)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Online Completed
Program 6: Using Statista’s Consumer Market, Industry and Company Data and Analysis for Your Research

Statista is a multi-disciplinary platform for strategic market analysis, statistics and editorial research results, and Statista is now covering over 80k topics across 170 industries. The renowned statistics database is well-known for fast and comprehensive search for numbers, data, topics and trends.

The workshop will share some practical tips on how to conduct the research more efficiently. You will get to know different content types in Statista, from market insights and outlooks to industry and company reports, to consumer survey results by country and demographic, and so on.

Language: English

29 Jan 2024 (Mon)
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Online Completed
Program 7: Discover Protocols and Methods with Springer Nature Experiments

Springer Nature Experiments helps find and evaluate protocols and methods in life sciences. It contains more than 65,000 articles from Springer Protocols, Nature Protocols and Nature Methods, covering subject areas in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics/genomics, molecular medicine, neuroscience, pharmacology, plant science and protein science.

The session will introduce the way to navigate across different types of protocols and method content/pages on Springer Nature Experiments, and more.

Speaker:
Dr. Anand Kumar Veeramachineni, Product Manager of Springer Nature

Language: English

24 Jan 2024 (Wed)
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Online Completed
Program 8: Using Covidence to Conduct Systematic Reviews

Covidence is an online tool that can help streamline and speed up the screening and data extraction processes when conducting systematic reviews.

The session will provide an overview of the systematic review workflow and demonstrate some popular features of Covidence:

  • Settings
  • Importing
  • Title and Abstract Screening
  • Full Text Review
  • Extraction 2.0
  • Export
  • PRISMA

Speaker:
Nancy El-Shayeb, Community Manager of Covidence

Language: English

25 Jan 2024 (Thu)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Online Completed
Program 9: Gale: Digital Sources for Hong Kong History

Join Senior Product Manager Masaki Morisawa in this session where he will guide students and resources on how Hong Kong History can be explored through the various government documents, historical newspapers, and other primary sources available through Gale Primary Sources.

Speaker:
Masaki Morisawa, Gale Senior Product Manager

Language: English

23 Jan 2024 (Tue)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Online Completed
Program 10: CNKI 中國知網 – 學術期刊,學位論文及電子書
(Chinese version only)

新學期對撰寫論文感到迷惘? 快來參加CNKI將舉辦的年度綫上培訓活動!
由資深培訓講師(CNKI Serena)為大家講解CNKI熱門中文數據庫:

Topic 1:如何跟蹤前沿熱點文章、期刊——CNKI學術期刊
Topic 2:系統性研究課題的最佳手段——CNKI學位論文及電子書

講者: 付宇嘉 Serena CNKI 知識服務顧問

語言: 普通話

30 Jan 2024 (Tue)
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Online Completed
Program 11: Searching for Global News, Economic and Financial Information with Factiva

Factiva is a news service that provides access to 6,500 newspapers including some of the largest news outlets around the world. In this webinar, the following topics will be covered:

  • Introduce the database and contents available in Factiva
  • Search within Factiva for articles, quotes, company profiles and industry reports

Language: English

26 Jan 2024 (Fri)
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Online Completed
Program 12: Navigate the Publishing and Open Access Landscape: Discover How to Publish Successfully in Social Sciences Journals

This webinar aims to help students and early career researchers to enrich their knowledge about publishing in social sciences journals. The talk will cover the following topics:

  • Choose the right journal for your work
  • Adhere to good publication practices
  • How to measure the impact of a journal
  • Author resources and tools to promote your published work
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Transformational Agreement with Wiley

Speaker:
Yufan Zhang, Assistant Publisher at Wiley’s Partner Publishing team

Language: English

31 Jan 2024 (Wed)
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Online Completed

MakerSpace-The Basics” Series (Jan-Mar 2024)

Title Date & Time Venue Registration

Virtual Reality (VR) Experience Sessions

Did you know that there is a VR Zone in the Learning Garden? Now you have the opportunity to experience L-shape immersive VR games and VR goggles. Register for a seat now. We are also welcome to walk in, but registered participants will have priority to play.

24 Jan 2024 (Wed)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
VR Zone,
Learning Garden and Markerspace,
LG/F,University Library
Completed
6 Feb 2024 (Tue)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Completed
26 Feb 2024 (Mon)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Completed
14 Mar 2024 (Thu)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Completed
26 Mar 2024 (Tue)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Completed

Maker Skills Series (Mar 2024)

Title Date & Time Venue Registration
DIY Easter Magnet (3D Printing)
Are you looking for Easter craft ideas?  Then you are welcome to join our DIY Easter Magnet workshop. In this workshop, you will learn how to use Tinkercad to design a 3D Easter decorative magnet for the magnetic board or the fridge. The egg-shaped magnet aren’t just a pretty decoration at Easter. We think it is also a great Easter present for friends and family.
22 Mar 2024 (Fri)
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Learning Garden,
near the Fabrication Room,
LG/F, University Library
Completed

Medium of Instruction: Cantonese (English will be used if users require.)
Enquiries: Email to eref@cuhk.edu.hk