March Workshops

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 July, after the completion of all Topical Workshops for the semester. Participants can also apply for an e-certificate issued by the Library after logging in to the workshop page (click “CAT & e-Certificate”).

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

 

April 2019

Theme 1: Essential Skills for Academic Success

Code Topic Time Date Status
LS033 Online Tools for Assignments 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 10 Apr 2019 (Wed) Available
LS036N Library Resources and Services for Postgraduate Students 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 10 Apr 2019 (Wed) Available
LS039 Citing References and Avoiding Plagiarism 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 16 Apr 2019 (Tue) Available

Theme 2: Staying Focused: Tapping on specialized information tools

Code Topic Time Date Status
LSE-02 E-discovery - Finding Standards 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 23 Apr 2019 (Tue) Available

Theme 3: Reference Management Tools

Code Topic Time Date Status
LS056N Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features) 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 3 Apr 2019 (Wed) Available
LS056 Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 9 Apr 2019 (Tue) Available
LS057 Using EndNote (Part 2 : Advanced Features) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 11 Apr 2019 (Thu) Available

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

Code Topic Time Date Status
LS062 Using SciVal to Identify Research Potentials 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 15 Apr 2019 (Mon) Available
LS011N Citation Databases - Web of Science and Scopus 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 25 Apr 2019 (Thu) Available

Workshop Synopses

 
Apr 3

LS056N - Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features)

Date: 3 Apr 2019 (Wed)
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 academic staff
Instructor: Sue Fung
 
Apr 9

LS056 - Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features)

Date: 9 Apr 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 academic staff
Instructor: Sue Fung
 
Apr 10

LS033 - Online Tools for Assignments

Date: 10 Apr 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. Visual Thesaurus, Credo Reference)
  • Statistics (e.g. Statista, Passport)
  • Phrasebook for Writing Papers and Research in English
  • Grammar and readability checking
  • Visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Voyant)
Target participants: Undergraduate students
Instructor: Eddie Ko
 
Apr 10

LS036N - Library Resources and Services for Postgraduate Students

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

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

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

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

Target participants: Postgraduate students
Instructor: Jenny Lam
 
Apr 11

LS057 - Using EndNote (Part 2 : Advanced Features)

Date: 11 Apr 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 academic staff who have attended the workshop “LS056: Using EndNote (Part 1: Essential features)” or are using EndNote already
Instructor: Jenny Lam
 
Apr 15

LS062 - Using SciVal to Identify Research Potentials

Date: 15 Apr 2019 (Mon)
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

SciVal is a web-based strategic analysis tool using Scopus data. This workshop will cover basics of SciVal, its underlying data, and the modules of SciVal. Participants will learn to use the tools to identify and analyze existing and potential research collaboration opportunities and analyze emerging areas of research.

Target participants: Postgraduates and academic staff. Participants should have basic knowledge on Scopus.
Instructor: Eddie Ko
 
Apr 16

LS039 - Citing References and Avoiding Plagiarism

Date: 16 Apr 2019 (Tue)
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 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. Instructor 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: Undergraduate students
Instructor: Aster Zhao
 
Apr 23

LSE-02 - E-discovery - Finding Standards

Date: 23 Apr 2019 (Tue)
Time: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (0h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

IHS Engineering Workbench (formerly IHS Standards Expert) features a comprehensive collection of standards worldwide, including the standards from AATCC, ASME, ASTM, BS, IEC and ISO. This workshop will briefly introduce why standards matter and how they can support your research. The class will give a quick guide on how to search standards in IHS Engineering Workbench.

Target participants: Eligible users who need information on technical specifications and guidelines for a product or service
Instructor: Aster Zhao
 
Apr 25

LS011N - Citation Databases - Web of Science and Scopus

Date: 25 Apr 2019 (Thu)
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 two 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: Sue Fung
 

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.