Library Workshops

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 workshop titles below and register now!

 

Subject-specific Research Information

LS080

Specialised Workshop for Humanities and Social Sciences

8 Sept 2022 (Thurs), 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Face-to-face, venue:
LS042

Mastering Techniques in Searching Business and Financial Databases

29 Sept 2022 (Thurs), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Face-to-face, venue: Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, 1/F of the Library

Essential Skills for Academic Success

LS039

Citing References and Avoiding Plagiarism

12 Oct 2022 (Wed), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Face-to-face, venue: Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, 1/F of the Library

Database Trainings

LST-20

WGSN Insight: an Introduction

28 Sept 2022 (Wed), 1 pm – 1.40 pm
Webinar, platform:
LST-17

CEIC China Premium Database – Locating Socio-economic Data of China

17 Oct 2022 (Mon), 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Webinar, platform:
LST-18

Finding Psychology Literature from ProQuest’s APA Databases

19 Oct 2022 (Wed), 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Webinar, platform:
LST-09

Introduction to SciFinder-n - Finding Quality Chemical Information Resources

20 Oct 2022 (Thurs), 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Webinar, platform:
LS011

Citation Databases - Web of Science and Scopus

21 Oct 2022 (Fri), 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Webinar, platform:
LST-07

Bloomberg Workshop I: Getting Started

25 Oct 2022 (Tue), 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Webinar, platform:
LST-19

SciFinder-n Advanced: Enhance your Search Strategies for Drug Discovery

27 Oct 2022 (Thurs), 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Webinar, platform:
LST-08

Bloomberg Workshop II: Bloomberg Equity Analysis Tools

3 Nov 2022 (Thurs), 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Webinar, platform:

EndNote

LS056

EndNote for Beginners

15 Nov 2022 (Tue), 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Face-to-face, venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library
LS056

EndNote for Beginners

9 Dec 2022 (Fri), 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Face-to-face, venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

Research Analytical Tools

LS062

Using SciVal to Identify Research Potentials

8 Dec 2022 (Thurs), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Face-to-face, venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

Publishing Seminars

Publishing Journal Articles in Open Access

7 Dec 2022 (Wed), 3 pm – 4 pm
Webinar, platform:

Workshop / Webinar Synopses

 
9 Dec

LS056 - EndNote for Beginners

Date: 9 Dec 2022 (Fri)
Time: 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm (1h)

This workshop will cover basic features of EndNote 20.

In these highly interactive workshops, the instructor will use the Library EndNote Guide to lead you through several EndNote tasks, such as creating an EndNote library, adding, editing and managing references, and making bibliographies, etc. 

Please note that this workshop will mainly cover Modules 1 to 5 of the EndNote Online Course.

Target participants: All students and staff
Instructor: Ernest Lam
 
8 Dec

LS062 - Using SciVal to Identify Research Potentials

Date: 8 Dec 2022 (Thurs)
Time: 2.30 pm – 4 pm (1h30m)

SciVal is a web-based strategic analysis tool using Scopus data.

This workshop will cover the basics of SciVal, its underlying data, and the modules of SciVal. You will learn to use the tools to identify top-cited publications, compare performance of selected journals and analyse emerging areas of research.

Target participants: Postgraduates and academic staff. Participants should have basic knowledge on Scopus.
Instructor: Eddie Ko
 
7 Dec

Publishing Journal Articles in Open Access

Date: 7 Dec 2022 (Wed)
Time: 3 pm – 4 pm (1h)

With increasing emphasis on Open Access (OA) by the Research Grants Council (RGC) and PolyU, understanding how to make your research articles Open Access (OA) is crucial. 

Designed for early career researchers who have little to no publishing experience, this seminar will provide you an overview on getting your research published, with a focus on tips you need to know about OA. Our Librarian will also talk about give an overview of the OA requirements from RGC and PolyU, as well as how the library can support.  

Key topics will be discussed:  

  • Selecting the right journals  
  • Open Access 
  • Prepare your manuscript for publication 
  • The peer review process 
  • How to respond to reviewer reports 
  • Top reasons for rejection 
  • How to promote your work 
  • RGC and PolyU Open Access requirements 
Instructor: Guest Speaker

 

Workshops Handouts and Recordings from Previous Semesters

Wish to review workshops and webinars offered in the past?  Check out the  Handouts and Recordings page. Contents are available for all PolyU students and staff.

Library e-Certificate

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:

  1. Library Resources and Services for Undergraduate Students
  2. Library Resources and Services for Postgraduate Students
  3. Using EndNote 20

 

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.