October 2018

Students’ participations will be recorded in the Co-curricular Achievement Transcript (CAT) issued by the Centre STARS after they attend THREE Library Workshops within this academic year. They can also apply for a certificate issued by the Library under “CAT & e-Certificate” on the Library Workshops page.

You may view the workshop listing for this semester here.

Theme 1: Essential Skills for Academic Success

Code Topic Time Date Status
LS051 OneSearch - One Stop Search for Library Resources 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 3 Oct 2018 (Wed) Completed
LS066 Library Resources for CAR Subjects - CAR A & B 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 5 Oct 2018 (Fri) Completed
LS043 Accessing E-book and E-journal Collections of the PolyU Library 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 8 Oct 2018 (Mon) Completed
LS068 Library Resources for CAR Subjects - CAR C & D 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 9 Oct 2018 (Tue) Completed
LS039N Citing References and Avoiding Plagiarism 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 10 Oct 2018 (Wed) Completed
LS072 Library Research for Freshmen 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 22 Oct 2018 (Mon) Available
LS033 Online Tools for Assignment Writing 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 29 Oct 2018 (Mon) Available

Theme 2: Staying Focused: Tapping on specialized information tools

Code Topic Time Date Status
LSE-01 E-discovery - Factiva 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 2 Oct 2018 (Tue) Completed
LST-06 Discover Useful Health Science and Nursing Resources Using the Ovid Online Platform 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 4 Oct 2018 (Thu) Completed
LS061 Searching Specialized Databases in Biology and Chemistry 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 10 Oct 2018 (Wed) Completed
LS042 Mastering Techniques in Searching Business & Financial Databases 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 16 Oct 2018 (Tue) Available

Theme 3: Reference Management Tools

Code Topic Time Date Status
LS056 Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 4 Oct 2018 (Thu) Completed
LS065 EndNote for Mac Users 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 5 Oct 2018 (Fri) Completed
LS056N Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features) 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 16 Oct 2018 (Tue) Available
LS057N Using EndNote (Part 2 : Advanced Features) 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 19 Oct 2018 (Fri) Fully Booked
LS054 Exploring Features of Mendeley 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 23 Oct 2018 (Tue) Available
LS056S Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 27 Oct 2018 (Sat) Available

Theme 4: Research Analysis: Tools to support authors and scholarly publishing

Code Topic Time Date Status
LS011N Citation Databases - Web of Science and Scopus 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 23 Oct 2018 (Tue) Available

Workshop Synopses

 
Oct 2

LSE-01 - E-discovery - Factiva

Date: 2 Oct 2018 (Tue)
Time: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (0h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

Factiva is a premium global news and business database which gives you immediate access to over 35,000 sources in 28 languages from nearly 200 countries. 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.

Target participants: Users who need news and business information
Instructor: William Ho
 
Oct 3

LS051 - OneSearch - One Stop Search for Library Resources

Date: 3 Oct 2018 (Wed)
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

OneSearch is a all-in-one platform aloowing users search for both physical and electronic resources, such as print and electronic books, journals, electronic articles etc. Participants will learn to use OneSearch to find all types of library resources, and some advanced techniques, such as saving search alerts, viewing search history etc.

Target participants: All users
Instructor: Celia Chow
 
Oct 4

LS056 - Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features)

Date: 4 Oct 2018 (Thu)
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will cover basic features of EndNote X8 – from downloading the software, adding references, organizing and managing references, to creating bibliographies in different citation styles. Participants will be able to work on the software and experience different features through hands-on exercises.

You can read the library guide before joining the workshop: Reference Management Tools: EndNote

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff
Instructor: Aster Zhao
 
Oct 4

LST-06 - Discover Useful Health Science and Nursing Resources Using the Ovid Online Platform

Date: 4 Oct 2018 (Thu)
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 2, 3/F, Library

The Ovid software offers access to a broad range of journals and books including AMED, HAPI, ICONDA and MEDLINE. Join our workshop to discover how to search for and capture journal references, how to link to full text and create automatic alerts in both journals and databases. 

Workshop Outline:

  • Introduction to MEDLINE and how it can facilitate your research
  • How to make use of search features to locate biomedical and other literature
  • How to use develop strategies to conduct searches for different research topics
  • Demonstration

 

Target participants: Academic staff and postgraduate students
Instructor: Mr. Allan Finn (Health Learning, Research & Practice, Wolters Kluwer)
 
Oct 5

LS066 - Library Resources for CAR Subjects - CAR A & B

Date: 5 Oct 2018 (Fri)
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will equip students with essential information skills to locate reference materials for languages, cultural and social aspects of society, as well as humanities. Participants will have hands-on exercises to find quick references using OneSearch, developing research ideas and gathering critical background information by using relevant reference databases, such as:

  • Academic Search Premier
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • PsycINFO
  • LitFinder

 

Target participants: First year and second year undergraduate students taking CAR subjects
Instructor: Celia Chow
 
Oct 5

LS065 - EndNote for Mac Users

Date: 5 Oct 2018 (Fri)
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: IT Lounge in Multimedia Commons, 3/F, Library

This workshop introduces essential features of EndNote X8 for Mac users such as downloading the software, creating an EndNote library, adding and editing references, creating bibliographies, and more. Hands-on practice will be provided.   

You can read the library guide before joining the workshop: Reference Management Tools: EndNote (Mac)

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff
Instructor: Eddie Ko
 
Oct 8

LS043 - Accessing E-book and E-journal Collections of the PolyU Library

Date: 8 Oct 2018 (Mon)
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

Library currently subscribes to nearly 84,000 E-journals, and more than 3 million E-books featuring subjects from arts and humanities, to science and technology and medicine.
In this workshop, we will discuss issues such as locating articles via OneSearch (Library’s search engine), retrieving full-text articles and E-books, and reading E-books on mobile devices. Audio E-books and Browzine E-Journal browser will also be introduced.

Target participants: Users who need to gather information from academic journals and E-books for research purposes
Instructor: Celia Chow
 
Oct 9

LS068 - Library Resources for CAR Subjects - CAR C & D

Date: 9 Oct 2018 (Tue)
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will put great emphasis on Chinese resources and materials. We will guide students to locate reference materials for Chinese language, history & culture, art & design, etc. Participants will start with using OneSearch as a general search engine to quickly find resources needed to prepare their essays. The instructor will then move on to demonstrate how to develop research ideas and gather critical background information by using relevant reference databases such as:

  • CAJ Full-text Database (中國期刊全文數據庫)
  • Chinamaxx Digital Libraries (中文集獻)
  • Gu jin tu shu ji cheng (古今圖書集成)
  • World Fine Arts (華藝世界美術資料庫)

Hands-on exercises will also be included.

Target participants: First year and second year undergraduate students taking CAR subjects
Instructor: Celia Chow
 
Oct 10

LS061 - Searching Specialized Databases in Biology and Chemistry

Date: 10 Oct 2018 (Wed)
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop focuses on a few databases especially useful for biology and chemistry research. Users will understand the different types of scientific information available in these databases. Users will also have a chance to try these databases during this workshop.

  • ProQuest Biological Science Collection
  • SciFinder
  • ACS Publications
  • RSC Journal and eBooks collection
Target participants: Both undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers of general chemistry, applied chemical technology, biological sciences and biotechnology
Instructor: Jenny Lam
 
Oct 10

LS039N - Citing References and Avoiding Plagiarism

Date: 10 Oct 2018 (Wed)
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

Not sure what plagiarism is? Having troubles writing a proper citation? Join this workshop to learn what constitutes plagiarism, learn concepts of citation and be introduced to different citation styles. Instructor will also demonstrate some basic features of EndNote, a reference management tool, that can be used to help organize references. Plagiarism detection softwares such as Turnitin and SafeAssign will also be introduced.

Target participants: First year and second year undergraduate students
Instructor: Aster Zhao
 
Oct 16

LS042 - Mastering Techniques in Searching Business & Financial Databases

Date: 16 Oct 2018 (Tue)
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will demonstrate how to locate key business information such as country economic reports, industry and market outlook, analyst reports, company profiles as well as journal articles. Databases covered in the workshop include Economist Intelligence Unit, Passport, Bloomberg Professional Services, Factiva, and Business Source Complete.

Target participants: Business and management students (Undergraduates and postgraduates)
Instructor: William Ho
 
Oct 16

LS056N - Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features)

Date: 16 Oct 2018 (Tue)
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will cover basic features of EndNote X8 – from downloading the software, adding references, organizing and managing references, to creating bibliographies in different citation styles. Participants will be able to work on the software and experience different features through hands-on exercises.

You can read the library guide before joining the workshop: Reference Management Tools: EndNote

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff
Instructor: Jenny Lam
 
Oct 19

LS057N - Using EndNote (Part 2 : Advanced Features)

Date: 19 Oct 2018 (Fri)
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

In this workshop, participants will get to explore additional features available in EndNote X8, such as managing PDF files, working with groups, finding and editing output styles, and more.

You can read the library guide before joining the workshop: Reference Management Tools: EndNote

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff who have attended the workshop “LS056: Using EndNote (Part 1: Essential features)” or are using EndNote already
Instructor: Aster Zhao
 
Oct 22

LS072 - Library Research for Freshmen

Date: 22 Oct 2018 (Mon)
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop provides an introduction to research using the resources of the Library. Topics include:

  • An introduction to the research process
  • Finding resources (e.g. books, media & articles) in or beyond the Library
  • Distinguishing popular and scholarly articles
  • Evaluating and citing your sources
Target participants: First year undergraduate students
Instructor: Celia Chow
 
Oct 23

LS054 - Exploring Features of Mendeley

Date: 23 Oct 2018 (Tue)
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will allow participants to learn the basic features of Mendeley. Comparison of Mendeley and EndNote will be highlighted. The hands-on exercises will also allow participants to compile reference lists using Mendeley.

You can read the library guide before joining the workshop: Reference Management Tools: Mendeley

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff who are interested in exploring alternative reference management tools
Instructor: Eddie Ko
 
Oct 23

LS011N - Citation Databases - Web of Science and Scopus

Date: 23 Oct 2018 (Tue)
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

Web of Science and Scopus are important core citation databases which enable users to search current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from leading international research journals and conference proceedings. In this workshop, participants will use both databases to locate seminal works by topic and author. H-index, which can be used to measure the research performance of an author, will also be introduced. Through the activities, you will be able to appreciate the differences brought by these 2 core citation databases and use them for your research.

You can read the library guide before joining the workshop: Author Impact

Target participants: Postgraduate students and academic staff
Instructor: Janice Chia
 
Oct 27

LS056S - Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features)

Date: 27 Oct 2018 (Sat)
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will cover basic features of EndNote X8 – from downloading the software, adding references, organizing and managing references, to creating bibliographies in different citation styles. Participants will be able to work on the software and experience different features through hands-on exercises.

You can read the library guide before joining the workshop: Reference Management Tools: EndNote

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff
Instructor: Jenny Lam
 
Oct 29

LS033 - Online Tools for Assignment Writing

Date: 29 Oct 2018 (Mon)
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will introduce you to some online tools that can help assignment writing, such as:

  • Library’s Guides
  • Phrasebook for Writing Papers and Research in English
  • Online References (e.g. Visual Thesaurus, Credo Reference)
  • Britannica ImageQuest

 

Target participants: First year undergraduate students
Instructor: Celia Chow