Library conducts face-to-face workshops every semester to help build up essential skills to support study and research. For students, a series of workshops are provided on information searching and evaluation, citing references and more. For staff and early career researchers, workshops focusing on advance research skills, such as how to locate quality journals and introduction to academic publishing are organized.
The topics for the workshops cover the following themes:
- Theme 1: Essential skills for academic success
- Theme 2: Staying focused: tapping on specialized information tools
- Theme 3: Reference management tools
- Theme 4: Research analysis: tools to support authors and scholarly publishing
In view of the latest circumstances related to the novel coronavirus, library workshops are suspended until further notice.
PolyU staff and students can download full workshop slides via the Handout page. You can also refer to Library Guides for more resources and get help from your Faculty Librarian if needed.
Library Online Courses and Webinars
The Library also hosts online courses and webinars from time to time. Visit here for more details.
CAT & e-Certificate
Students who have participated in our workshops and online courses will have their attendance recorded in the Co-curricular Achievement Transcript (CAT) issued by the Centre STARS by semester end, after the completion of all Topical Workshops for the semester. Participants can also apply for an e-certificate issued by the Library after logging in to the workshop page (click “CAT & e-Certificate”). E-certificate will be auto-generated for online courses when participants complete the course.
Request a Library Workshop
The “request a library workshop” service is suspended until further notice. Should you need assistance, please contact your Faculty Librarian.