About Library Workshops

Library offers workshops on different topics each semester to staff and students of PolyU so as to sharpen their research skills in locating, evaluating, managing and reusing information. Workshops are usually organized in the following months:

October – December (Semester 1)

February – June (Semester 2)

 

CAT & e-Certificate

Students who have participated in our workshops will have their attendance recorded in the Co-curricular Achievement Transcript (CAT) issued by the Centre STARS by December, after the completion of all Library Workshops for the semester. Participants can also apply for an e-certificate by logging in top left corner of this page, and then click “CAT & e-Certificate”. Certificates showing all workshops selected can be downloaded via workshop page at the end of semester.

For enquiries related to Library Workshops, please contact us via email at lbinf@polyu.edu.hk.

 
See the full list of workshops offered this semester and a preview of the content covered on the Workshop Handouts page.

 

October 2019

Theme 1: Essential Skills for Academic Success

Code Topic Time Date Status
LS036N Library Resources and Services for Postgraduate Students 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 10 Oct 2019 (Thu) Completed
LS066 Library Resources for CAR Subjects 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 15 Oct 2019 (Tue) Completed
LS072 Library Research for Freshmen 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 16 Oct 2019 (Wed) Completed
LS039N Citing References and Avoiding Plagiarism 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 17 Oct 2019 (Thu) Available
LS033 Online Tools for Assignment Writing 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 30 Oct 2019 (Wed) Fully Booked

Theme 2: Staying Focused: Tapping on specialized information tools

Code Topic Time Date Status
LST-10 CINAHL and Medline Training - Finding Quality Literature and Tips for Systematic Review 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 22 Oct 2019 (Tue) Available
LST-11 Conducting Legal Research with Lexis Advance Hong Kong 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 23 Oct 2019 (Wed) Available
LST-07 Bloomberg Workshop: Getting Started on Bloomberg 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 24 Oct 2019 (Thu) Fully Booked
LSE-01 E-discovery - Factiva 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 25 Oct 2019 (Fri) Available
LST-08 Bloomberg Workshop: Bloomberg Equity Analysis Tools 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 31 Oct 2019 (Thu) Fully Booked

Theme 3: Reference Management Tools

Code Topic Time Date Status
LS056 Using EndNote (Part 1: Essential Features) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 2 Oct 2019 (Wed) Completed
LS054 Exploring Features of Mendeley 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 3 Oct 2019 (Thu) Completed
LS065 EndNote for Mac Users 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM 9 Oct 2019 (Wed) Completed
LS056 Using EndNote (Part 1: Essential Features) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 11 Oct 2019 (Fri) Completed
LS057 Using EndNote (Part 2: Advanced Features) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 14 Oct 2019 (Mon) Completed
LS056N Using EndNote (Part 1: Essential Features) 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 22 Oct 2019 (Tue) Available
LS056S Using EndNote (Part 1: Essential Features) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 26 Oct 2019 (Sat) Available
LS056 Using EndNote (Part 1: Essential Features) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 29 Oct 2019 (Tue) Available
LS057 Using EndNote (Part 2: Advanced Features) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 31 Oct 2019 (Thu) Fully Booked

Workshop Synopses

 
Oct 2

LS056 - Using EndNote (Part 1: Essential Features)

Date: 2 Oct 2019 (Wed)
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will cover basic features of EndNote X9 – 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 EndNote guide before joining the workshop: Reference Management Tools: EndNote

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and staff
Instructor: Jenny Lam
 
Oct 3

LS054 - Exploring Features of Mendeley

Date: 3 Oct 2019 (Thu)
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 may read the Mendeley guide before the workshop: Reference Management Tools: Mendeley

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and staff who are interested in exploring alternative reference management tools
Instructor: Eddie Ko
 
Oct 9

LS065 - EndNote for Mac Users

Date: 9 Oct 2019 (Wed)
Time: 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM (1h30m)
Venue: IT Lounge in Multimedia Commons, 3/F, Library

This workshop introduces essential features of EndNote X9 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 EndNote guide before joining the workshop: Reference Management Tools: EndNote (Mac)

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and staff
Instructor: Jenny Lam
 
Oct 10

LS036N - Library Resources and Services for Postgraduate Students

Date: 10 Oct 2019 (Thu)
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop aims at helping postgraduate students utilize library resources and services available in and beyond PolyU Library. Topics include:

  • Search and request books and articles available in and beyond the PolyU Library
  • Identify electronic resources for research purposes, set up alerts on relevant topics
  • Find dissertations and theses
  • Demonstrate use of Reference Management Tools (e.g. EndNote) to better manage readings and references used during research
  • Introduction to researcher profiles like ORCID

Various search techniques focusing on your topics will also be discussed.

Target participants: Postgraduate students
Instructor: Iris Wai
 
Oct 11

LS056 - Using EndNote (Part 1: Essential Features)

Date: 11 Oct 2019 (Fri)
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will cover basic features of EndNote X9 – 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 EndNote guide before joining the workshop: Reference Management Tools: EndNote

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and staff
Instructor: Sue Fung
 
Oct 14

LS057 - Using EndNote (Part 2: Advanced Features)

Date: 14 Oct 2019 (Mon)
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

In this workshop, participants will get to explore additional features available in EndNote X9 such as sharing references, working with Groups, finding and editing output styles, and more.

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

Target participants: Postgraduates and staff who have attended the workshop “LS056: Using EndNote (Part 1: Essential features)” or are using EndNote already
Instructor: Aster Zhao
 
Oct 15

LS066 - Library Resources for CAR Subjects

Date: 15 Oct 2019 (Tue)
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

What information sources should you use in your assignments for Cluster Area Requirements (CAR) subjects? How to cite them? This workshop will help you identify, locate, and evaluate information sources based on required information needs. Learn concepts of citation, format various citation styles, and how to easily write proper citation.

You can read the guide for CAR subjects before joining the workshop: CAR Subjects : Guide for CAR subjects

Target participants: Undergraduate students who take CAR subjects
Instructor: Sue Fung
 
Oct 16

LS072 - Library Research for Freshmen

Date: 16 Oct 2019 (Wed)
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

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

  • Understand types of resources in library
  • Build effective search statements on a research topic
  • Identify and evaluate relevant resources
  • Use the sources wisely and cite properly
Target participants: First year undergraduate students
Instructor: Iris Wai
 
Oct 17

LS039N - Citing References and Avoiding Plagiarism

Date: 17 Oct 2019 (Thu)
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

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 citation and format various citation styles. Instructor will demonstrate basic features of EndNote to help you better organize your references to make citing easier. Plagiarism detection software such as Turnitin and SafeAssign will also be introduced.

Target participants: Undergraduate students
Instructor: Aster Zhao
 
Oct 22

LST-10 - CINAHL and Medline Training - Finding Quality Literature and Tips for Systematic Review

Date: 22 Oct 2019 (Tue)
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will guide users through CINAHL and Medline platforms. 

CINAHL is the definitive research tool for nursing and allied health professionals. Users get fast and easy full-text access to top journals, evidence-based care sheets, quick lessons and more.

Medline is widely recognised as a premier source of biomedical literature. The collection via EBSCOhost in the library contains more than 25 million records from 5,200+ selected publications from 1946 to the present.

Workshop Outline:

  • Basic functions of CINAHL and Medline
  • Construct effective search statements using keyword and MeSH
  • 7 Steps to perfect the PICO Search
  • Tips on conducting systematic reviews with CINAHL and Medline
Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers of health sciences
Instructor: Guest Speaker
 
Oct 22

LS056N - Using EndNote (Part 1: Essential Features)

Date: 22 Oct 2019 (Tue)
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will cover basic features of EndNote X9 – 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 EndNote guide before joining the workshop: Reference Management Tools: EndNote

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and staff
Instructor: Eddie Ko
 
Oct 23

LST-11 - Conducting Legal Research with Lexis Advance Hong Kong

Date: 23 Oct 2019 (Wed)
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will introduce the new platform for Lexis Advance Hong Kong and how to search legal documents to support your study and research. Lexis Advance Hong Kong, formerly LexisNexis HK, is a database that offers various types of Hong Kong law materials, including law cases, legislation, commentary, journals, source directory, etc. Workshop will include hands-on practice using the database. All students and staff who have a need to use legal resources are welcome to join!

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Understand basic functions of Lexis Advance Hong Kong
  • Navigate the platform and search for legal documents effectively
  • Use dictionary and translation to check legal terminology
Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers who are interested in finding legal information
Instructor: Guest Speaker
 
Oct 24

LST-07 - Bloomberg Workshop: Getting Started on Bloomberg

Date: 24 Oct 2019 (Thu)
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop is designed to introduce Bloomberg databases in the PolyU collection to new users. It will cover:

  • How to get started using the Bloomberg keyboard
  • Understanding the flow of system logic to make it work for you
  • Global Market information
  • Finding details on individual securities
  • How to gain access to information 24/7 and support via Help
Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and staff in business disciplines
Instructor: Guest Speaker
 
Oct 25

LSE-01 - E-discovery - Factiva

Date: 25 Oct 2019 (Fri)
Time: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (0h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will guide users to use Factiva to obtain news sources and company data to gain business insight in seconds. 

Workshop Outline: 

  • Select appropriate news source for finding current and historical newspapers
  • Create effective search strategies for retrieving relevant news articles
  • Gather quick snapshot of company and industry data

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.

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers who need news and business information
Instructor: William Ho
 
Oct 26

LS056S - Using EndNote (Part 1: Essential Features)

Date: 26 Oct 2019 (Sat)
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will cover basic features of EndNote X9 – 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 EndNote guide before joining the workshop: Reference Management Tools: EndNote

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and staff
Instructor: Sue Fung
 
Oct 29

LS056 - Using EndNote (Part 1: Essential Features)

Date: 29 Oct 2019 (Tue)
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will cover basic features of EndNote X9 – 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 EndNote guide before joining the workshop: Reference Management Tools: EndNote

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and staff
Instructor: Iris Wai
 
Oct 30

LS033 - Online Tools for Assignment Writing

Date: 30 Oct 2019 (Wed)
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will introduce some online tools that can help students preparing their assignments, such as:

  • Online References (e.g. Credo Reference, Encyclopaedia Britannica Online)
  • Statistics (e.g. Statista, Passport)
  • Data Tools (e.g. Open Refine, Tableau Public)
  • Writing Adds (e.g. Just-the-word; Academic Phrasebank)
  • Citation tools & Plagiarism Checkers (e.g. Citation Style Referencing Guide; zoterobib)
Target participants: Undergraduate students and postgraduate students
Instructor: Eddie Ko
 
Oct 31

LST-08 - Bloomberg Workshop: Bloomberg Equity Analysis Tools

Date: 31 Oct 2019 (Thu)
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will help participants learn how to use Bloomberg tools to gain insight into global equity markets. It will cover:

  • Global Market Overview – security information, equities & index prices
  • Equity Analysis Basics – news, charting, financials, major shareholders
  • Equity Comparison – estimates, analyst recommendation, relative valuation
  • Current Awareness – news functions for real time updates
Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and staff in business disciplines
Instructor: Guest Speaker
 
Oct 31

LS057 - Using EndNote (Part 2: Advanced Features)

Date: 31 Oct 2019 (Thu)
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

In this workshop, participants will get to explore additional features available in EndNote X9 such as sharing references, working with Groups, finding and editing output styles, and more.

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

Target participants: Postgraduates and staff who have attended the workshop “LS056: Using EndNote (Part 1: Essential features)” or are using EndNote already
Instructor: Jenny Lam
 

Request a Library Workshop

For customized workshops for a group of students on topics related to your subject or discipline, please make advance arrangement with your Faculty Librarian or fill in this workshop request form.