October 2017

Students who have attended THREE Library Workshops within this academic year, their participation will be recorded in the Co-curricular Achievement Transcript (CAT) issued by the Centre STARS. All workshop participants who have attended THREE workshops can get a certificate issued by the Library.

Theme 1: Essential Skills for Academic Success

Code Topic Time Date Status
LS036 Library Resources and Services for Postgraduate Students 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 3 Oct 2017 (Tue) Available
LS051 OneSearch - One Stop Search for Library Resources 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 4 Oct 2017 (Wed) Available
LS066 Library Resources for CAR Subjects - CAR A 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 4 Oct 2017 (Wed) Available
LS043 Accessing E-book and E-journal Collections of the PolyU Library 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 9 Oct 2017 (Mon) Available
LS067 Library Resources for CAR Subjects - CAR B 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 9 Oct 2017 (Mon) Available
LS068 Library Resources for CAR Subjects - CAR C 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 11 Oct 2017 (Wed) Available
LS072 Library Research for Freshmen 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 12 Oct 2017 (Thu) Available
LS006N Accessing Dissertations Around the World 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 12 Oct 2017 (Thu) Available
LS069 Library Resources for CAR Subjects - CAR D 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 13 Oct 2017 (Fri) Available
LS039N Citing References and Avoiding Plagiarism 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 16 Oct 2017 (Mon) Available
LS033S Online Tools for Assignment Writing 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 21 Oct 2017 (Sat) 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 3 Oct 2017 (Tue) Available
LS023 Keeping Your Research Up-To-Date 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 6 Oct 2017 (Fri) Available
LS016N Searching Specialized Databases in Social Sciences 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM 10 Oct 2017 (Tue) Available
LS007 Searching Newspapers from around the Globe 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 11 Oct 2017 (Wed) Available
LS042 Mastering Techniques in Searching Business & Financial Databases 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 17 Oct 2017 (Tue) Available
LS053 Resources for China Studies 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 18 Oct 2017 (Wed) Available

Theme 3: Reference Management Tools

Code Topic Time Date Status
LS056 Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 3 Oct 2017 (Tue) Available
LS065N EndNote for Mac Users 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 6 Oct 2017 (Fri) Available
LS065 EndNote for Mac Users 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 11 Oct 2017 (Wed) Available
LS056S Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 14 Oct 2017 (Sat) Available
LS054 Exploring Features of Mendeley and Zotero 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 16 Oct 2017 (Mon) Available
LS056N Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features) 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 19 Oct 2017 (Thu) Available
LS065N EndNote for Mac Users 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 23 Oct 2017 (Mon) Available
LS056 Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 25 Oct 2017 (Wed) Available
LS057 Using EndNote (Part 2: Advanced Features) 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 31 Oct 2017 (Tue) Available

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

Code Topic Time Date Status
LS011 Citation Databases - Web of Science and Scopus 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 10 Oct 2017 (Tue) Available
LS034N Using Journal Analyzing Tools to Evaluate Journals 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 20 Oct 2017 (Fri) Available

Workshop Synopses

 
Oct 3

LS036 - Library Resources and Services for Postgraduate Students

Date: 3 Oct 2017 (Tue)
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop aims at helping postgraduate students to utilize Library services and resources available to them. Using the Library homepage as a starting point, participants will learn how to:

  • Find and request books available in and beyond the PolyU Library
  • Identify relevant electronic resources for research purpose
  • Find journal articles and theses.

Various search techniques for focusing your topics will be discussed.

Target participants: Postgraduate students
Instructor: Becky Chan
 
Oct 3

LSE-01 - E-discovery - Factiva

Date: 3 Oct 2017 (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

LS056 - Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features)

Date: 3 Oct 2017 (Tue)
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 may read the EndNote guide before the workshop

Reference Management Tools: EndNote 

Target participants: Postgraduates and academic staff
Instructor: Aster Zhao
 
Oct 4

LS051 - OneSearch - One Stop Search for Library Resources

Date: 4 Oct 2017 (Wed)
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM (0h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

OneSearch provides a one-stop search for the discovery and delivery of local and remote resources, such as books, journal articles. The participants of the workshop will learn to use OneSearch to find all types of library resources, and some advanced techniques, such as saving search alerts, viewing search history, exporting records, etc.

Target participants: All users
Instructor: Celia Chow
 
Oct 4

LS066 - Library Resources for CAR Subjects - CAR A

Date: 4 Oct 2017 (Wed)
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 on languages, cultural and social aspects of society, as well as humanities. Participants will have hands-on exercises on finding quick references from OneSearch, developing research ideas and gathering critical background information by using relevant reference databases such as Academic Search Premier, Sociological Abstracts, PsycINFO, and LitFinder.

 

Target participants: First or second year students taking CAR subjects
Instructor: Becky Chan
 
Oct 6

LS023 - Keeping Your Research Up-To-Date

Date: 6 Oct 2017 (Fri)
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will introduce alert services that enable participants to stay up-to-date with current literature in your research area. Some of the features are: search alerts, citation alerts, table of contents alerts. The following databases will be covered: OneSearch, ScienceDirect, Web of Science Core Collection.

Target participants: Users who want to keep themselves regularly informed of the latest information in their field of interest
Instructor: Celia Chow
 
Oct 6

LS065N - EndNote for Mac Users

Date: 6 Oct 2017 (Fri)
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 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 EndNote for Mac users guide before joining the workshop

Reference Management Tools: EndNote (Mac)

Target participants: Postgraduates and academic staff
Instructor: Eddie Ko
 
Oct 9

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

Date: 9 Oct 2017 (Mon)
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (1h30m)
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, Kindle 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: Karen Chan
 
Oct 9

LS067 - Library Resources for CAR Subjects - CAR B

Date: 9 Oct 2017 (Mon)
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will equip students with essential information skills to locate reference materials on economic, geographical, political as well as cultural issues. We will start with OneSearch as a general search engine to find quick references on preparing essays, then move on to demonstrate how to develop research ideas and gather critical background information by using relevant reference databases such as:

  • Academic Search Premier
  • Economist Intelligence Unit
  • GeoRef via Ovid
  • OECD iLibrary

Hands-on exercises will also be included.

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

LS011 - Citation Databases - Web of Science and Scopus

Date: 10 Oct 2017 (Tue)
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 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, they will be able to appreciate the differences brought by these 2 core citation database and use them for your research.

You may read the guide below before the workshop: Author Impact

Target participants: Postgraduate students and academic staff
Instructor: Janice Chia
 
Oct 10

LS016N - Searching Specialized Databases in Social Sciences

Date: 10 Oct 2017 (Tue)
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will explore the use of several specialized databases in social sciences including Counseling and Therapy in Video, Sage Knowledge, PsycInfo (1806+), Oxford Bibliographies. Social Work, EBSCOhost, and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). The hands-on exercises will enrich participants to compile comprehensive assignments and researches.

Target participants: Social science students (Undergraduates and postgraduates)
Instructor: Becky Chan
 
Oct 11

LS007 - Searching Newspapers from around the Globe

Date: 11 Oct 2017 (Wed)
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

Newspapers provide a wealth of current and historical information. This workshop will introduce you to some online newsapaper resources, such as Factiva, WiseNews, South China Morning Post, and other popular online sources.

Target participants: Users who need information pertaining to local issues
Instructor: Karen Chan
 
Oct 11

LS068 - Library Resources for CAR Subjects - CAR C

Date: 11 Oct 2017 (Wed)
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 on the Chinese language, history and culture, art and design, etc. Start with OneSearch as a general search engine to find quick help on preparing essays, 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 or second year students taking CAR subjects
Instructor: Susanna Tsang
 
Oct 11

LS065 - EndNote for Mac Users

Date: 11 Oct 2017 (Wed)
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 EndNote for Mac users guide before joining the workshop

Reference Management Tools: EndNote (Mac)

Target participants: Postgraduates and academic staff
Instructor: Eddie Ko
 
Oct 12

LS072 - Library Research for Freshmen

Date: 12 Oct 2017 (Thu)
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 12

LS006N - Accessing Dissertations Around the World

Date: 12 Oct 2017 (Thu)
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will cover searching and accessing dissertations in and beyond the Library. Apart from databases such as PolyU Electronic Theses, Digital Dissertation Consortium, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, China Doctor Dissertations Full-text Database (中國博士學位論文全文數據庫), international theses websites will also be introduced.

Target participants: Postgraduates and Staff
Instructor: Karen Chan
 
Oct 13

LS069 - Library Resources for CAR Subjects - CAR D

Date: 13 Oct 2017 (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 on science and technology, as well as discussing issues on environment and health sciences. We will start with OneSearch as a general search engine to find quick references on preparing essays, then move on to demonstrate how to develop research ideas and gather critical background information by using relevant reference databases such as:

  • Academic Search Premier
  • CINAHL Complete
  • IEEE/IEE Electronic Library
  • Science Direct

Hands-on exercises will also be included.

Target participants: First or second year students taking CAR subjects
Instructor: Karen Chan
 
Oct 14

LS056S - Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features)

Date: 14 Oct 2017 (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 may read the EndNote guide before the workshop

Reference Management Tools: EndNote 

Target participants: Postgraduates and academic staff
Instructor: Aster Zhao
 
Oct 16

LS054 - Exploring Features of Mendeley and Zotero

Date: 16 Oct 2017 (Mon)
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 across a number of reference management tools such as Mendeley, Zotero 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: Postgraduates and academic staff who are interested in exploring alternative reference management tools.
Instructor: Eddie Ko
 
Oct 16

LS039N - Citing References and Avoiding Plagiarism

Date: 16 Oct 2017 (Mon)
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

Don’t know what plagiarism is and how to write proper citation? Join us to identify causes of plagiarism, learn concepts of citation and format various citation styles. Workshop participants will be given examples of handling citations in order to avoid plagiarism caused by careless referencing.

Instructors will demonstrate some basic features of EndNote, a reference management tool, in organizing references. Plagiarism detection software such as Turnitin and SafeAssign will also be introduced.

Target participants: This workshop is especially useful to first and second year students.
Instructor: Karen Chan
 
Oct 17

LS042 - Mastering Techniques in Searching Business & Financial Databases

Date: 17 Oct 2017 (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, Thomson Reuters Knowledge, Factiva, and Business Source Complete.

Target participants: Business and management students (Undergraduates and postgraduates)
Instructor: William Ho
 
Oct 18

LS053 - Resources for China Studies

Date: 18 Oct 2017 (Wed)
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will demonstrate different ways to locate information and statistics on China from the Library’s collection. Electronic databases including CAJ Full-text Database, CEIC China Database, InfoBank China Database will be included.

Target participants: Users interested in finding China related resources.
Instructor: Becky Chan
 
Oct 19

LS056N - Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features)

Date: 19 Oct 2017 (Thu)
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 may read the EndNote guide before the workshop

Reference Management Tools: EndNote 

Target participants: Postgraduates and academic staff
Instructor: Aster Zhao
 
Oct 20

LS034N - Using Journal Analyzing Tools to Evaluate Journals

Date: 20 Oct 2017 (Fri)
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop aims to introduce key tools to evaluate journals in Journal Citation Reports (JCR) from Thomson Reuters and CiteScore in Scopus Journal Metrics. Participants will be introduced to the different metrics available in JCR and Scopus and how they can be used to evaluate and rank journals. 

You may read the guide below before the workshop: Journal Impact

Target participants: Postgraduate students and academic staff
Instructor: Eddie Ko
 
Oct 21

LS033S - Online Tools for Assignment Writing

Date: 21 Oct 2017 (Sat)
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (1h0m)
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 students
Instructor: Celia Chow
 
Oct 23

LS065N - EndNote for Mac Users

Date: 23 Oct 2017 (Mon)
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 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 EndNote for Mac users guide before joining the workshop

Reference Management Tools: EndNote (Mac)

Target participants: Postgraduates and academic staff
Instructor: Eddie Ko
 
Oct 25

LS056 - Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features)

Date: 25 Oct 2017 (Wed)
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 may read the EndNote guide before the workshop

Reference Management Tools: EndNote 

Target participants: Postgraduates and academic staff
Instructor: Becky Chan
 
Oct 31

LS057 - Using EndNote (Part 2: Advanced Features)

Date: 31 Oct 2017 (Tue)
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 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, synchronizing EndNote web with Desktop Library, and more.

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