The Library arranges interactive workshops via online and/or face-to-face sessions throughout the year for students and staff to sharpen their information and research skills. Check out our available webinars below and register now!
Webinars in March
Library Resources for CAR Subjects
Citing References and Avoiding Plagiarism
E-discovery - Factiva
Passport Training - Making Effective Use of the Market Research Database
Workshop / Webinar Synopses
LS039 - Citing References and Avoiding Plagiarism
What constitutes plagiarism? Would it still be plagiarism if you have cited your references correctly?
Join us to find out more about what constitutes plagiarism, learn some techniques to avoid plagiarism, and the concepts of reference types and citation styles. Instructor will demonstrate basic features of EndNote to help you better organize your references to make citing easier. Some commonly used plagiarism detection tools will also be introduced.
You may read the library guide before the workshop: Library Support for Academic Integrity
LSE-01 - E-discovery - Factiva
Factiva is a premium global news and business database which gives you immediate access to over 33,000 sources from all over the world. The coverage includes US and international newspapers, newswires, trade journals, influential websites, blogs, images and videos. The quick snapshot and data for company and industry also allow you to gain business insight in seconds.
- Select appropriate news source for finding current and historical newspapers
- Create effective search strategies for retrieving relevant news articles
LST-02 - Passport Training - Making Effective Use of the Market Research Database
Passport is a global market information database which provides timely insights and analyses on industry, market research and data, consumer lifestyles, socioeconomic and demographic trends, from over 106 countries. This workshop aims to demonstrate use of Passport and how it can assist you in your research and learning.
- What resources are available in Passport
- How to get around the platform, e.g. keyword searches, browse Full Tree for categories and topics, etc.
- Ways to refine results and get full text
- Tips for searching latest marketing data and reports
Workshops Handouts and Recordings from Previous Semesters
Wish to review workshops and webinars offered in the past?
Check out the Handouts and Recordings page available for all PolyU students and staff.
Participants can apply for an e-certificate for attended library workshops/webinars if a proof attendance is required. By logging in to the workshop page after the workshop day, you can submit an application via clicking on “e-Certificate” tab on top.
Library Online Courses
Library online courses provide self-paced online learning environment via Learn@PolyU for students and staff to acquire knowledge for their learning and research. View details and register the available titles:
- Library Resources and Services for Undergraduate Students
- Library Resources and Services for Postgraduate Students
- Using EndNote
Request a Library Workshop / Webinar
The Library can arrange custom workshops/webinars for classes with course-specific research needs. Please contact your Faculty Librarian or submit a Workshop Request From.