March 2018

February Workshops

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
LS068 Library Resources for CAR Subjects - CAR C 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 2 Mar 2018 (Fri) Available
LS069 Library Resources for CAR Subjects - CAR D 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 5 Mar 2018 (Mon) Available
LSE-04 E-discovery - Embase 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 6 Mar 2018 (Tue) Available
LS006 Accessing Dissertations Around the World 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM 13 Mar 2018 (Tue) Available
LS036 Library Resources and Services for Postgraduate Students 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 14 Mar 2018 (Wed) Available
LS043 Accessing E-book and E-journal Collections of the PolyU Library 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 15 Mar 2018 (Thu) Available
LS033N Online Tools for Assignment Writing 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 16 Mar 2018 (Fri) Available

Theme 2: Staying Focused: Tapping on specialized information tools

Code Topic Time Date Status
LS007 Searching Newspapers from around the Globe 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 2 Mar 2018 (Fri) Available
LS064 Statistics and Government Publications for Local Studies 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 7 Mar 2018 (Wed) Available
LS042N Mastering Techniques in Searching Business & Financial Databases 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 7 Mar 2018 (Wed) Available
LS023 Keeping Your Research Up-To-Date 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 8 Mar 2018 (Thu) Available

Theme 3: Reference Management Tools

Code Topic Time Date Status
LS056 Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 5 Mar 2018 (Mon) Available
LS065N EndNote for Mac Users 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 8 Mar 2018 (Thu) Available
LS056S Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 17 Mar 2018 (Sat) Available
LS057 Using EndNote (Part 2: Advanced Features) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 19 Mar 2018 (Mon) Available
LS054 Exploring Features of Mendeley 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 22 Mar 2018 (Thu) Available
LS056N Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features) 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 23 Mar 2018 (Fri) Available

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

Code Topic Time Date Status
LS034 Using Journal Analyzing Tools to Evaluate Journals 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 13 Mar 2018 (Tue) Available
LS011N Citation Databases - Web of Science and Scopus 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 26 Mar 2018 (Mon) Available

Workshop Synopses

 
Mar 2

LS007 - Searching Newspapers from around the Globe

Date: 2 Mar 2018 (Fri)
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: Celia Chow
 
Mar 2

LS068 - Library Resources for CAR Subjects - CAR C

Date: 2 Mar 2018 (Fri)
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 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
 
Mar 5

LS069 - Library Resources for CAR Subjects - CAR D

Date: 5 Mar 2018 (Mon)
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (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
 
Mar 5

LS056 - Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features)

Date: 5 Mar 2018 (Mon)
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: Eddie Ko
 
Mar 6

LSE-04 - E-discovery - Embase

Date: 6 Mar 2018 (Tue)
Time: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (0h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

Embase is one of the most widely used biomedical and pharmaceutical databases, featuring latest medical and pharmacological trends. This mini workshop will give a brief introduction and demonstration on using Embase. 

Target participants: Undergraduate and postgraduate students in health science disciplines
Instructor: Karen Chan
 
Mar 7

LS064 - Statistics and Government Publications for Local Studies

Date: 7 Mar 2018 (Wed)
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will concentrate on, but not limited to, accessing `created_by`itative information sources from the Hong Kong SAR Government. Yearbooks, departmental reports and official websites will be introduced. A second focus is on finding official statistics of government departments, bureaus, councils and other important agencies. Sources of different categories of statistics, e.g., vital statistics (GDP, CPI, unemployment, etc.) and trade statistics (imports/exports) will also be discussed during the session.

Target participants: All users who need to gather statistics and official information.
Instructor: Karen Chan
 
Mar 7

LS042N - Mastering Techniques in Searching Business & Financial Databases

Date: 7 Mar 2018 (Wed)
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 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
 
Mar 8

LS023 - Keeping Your Research Up-To-Date

Date: 8 Mar 2018 (Thu)
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (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
 
Mar 8

LS065N - EndNote for Mac Users

Date: 8 Mar 2018 (Thu)
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
 
Mar 13

LS006 - Accessing Dissertations Around the World

Date: 13 Mar 2018 (Tue)
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (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: Susanna Tsang
 
Mar 13

LS034 - Using Journal Analyzing Tools to Evaluate Journals

Date: 13 Mar 2018 (Tue)
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 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: Aster Zhao
 
Mar 14

LS036 - Library Resources and Services for Postgraduate Students

Date: 14 Mar 2018 (Wed)
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 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: Celia Chow
 
Mar 15

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

Date: 15 Mar 2018 (Thu)
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM (1h15m)
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
 
Mar 16

LS033N - Online Tools for Assignment Writing

Date: 16 Mar 2018 (Fri)
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 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

The target audience of this workshop is first year undergraduate students.

Target participants: First-year undergraduate students
Instructor: Celia Chow
 
Mar 17

LS056S - Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features)

Date: 17 Mar 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 may read the EndNote guide before the workshop

Reference Management Tools: EndNote 

Target participants: Postgraduates and academic staff
Instructor: Jenny Lam
 
Mar 19

LS057 - Using EndNote (Part 2: Advanced Features)

Date: 19 Mar 2018 (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 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
 
Mar 22

LS054 - Exploring Features of Mendeley

Date: 22 Mar 2018 (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 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
 
Mar 23

LS056N - Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features)

Date: 23 Mar 2018 (Fri)
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: Jenny Lam
 
Mar 26

LS011N - Citation Databases - Web of Science and Scopus

Date: 26 Mar 2018 (Mon)
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, 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