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!

Essential Skills for Academic Success

LS066

Library Resources for CAR Subjects

27 Sept 2021 (Mon), 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Webinar, platform: Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra)
LS039

Citing References and Avoiding Plagiarism

30 Sept 2021 (Thurs), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Webinar, platform: Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra)

Subject-specific Training Workshops

LS073

Databases for Hotel, Tourism, and Events Management

4 Oct 2021 (Mon), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Webinar, platform: Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra)
LS042

Mastering Techniques in Searching Business and Financial Databases

6 Oct 2021 (Wed), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Webinar, platform: Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra)
LS060

Specialised Workshop for Health Sciences Subjects

25 Oct 2021 (Mon), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Webinar, platform: Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra)

Disciplinary Databases Trainings

LST-01

Westlaw Asia Workshop - Legal Resources for your Project and Research Work

2 Nov 2021 (Tue), 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Webinar, platform: Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra)
LST-13

Cochrane Library - Literature Searching and Tips to Support Systematic Reviews

3 Nov 2021 (Wed), 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Webinar, platform: Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra)
LST-07

Bloomberg workshop: Getting Started on Bloomberg

4 Nov 2021 (Thurs), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Webinar, platform: Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra)
LST-08

Bloomberg Workshop: Bloomberg Equity Analysis Tools

12 Nov 2021 (Fri), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Webinar, platform: Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra)
LST-14

Mastering STATdx – a Powerful Diagnostic Imaging Database

25 Nov 2021 (Thurs), 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Webinar, platform: Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra)

EndNote Workshops

LS056

Using EndNote

9 Nov 2021 (Tue), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Face-to-face, venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library
LS056N

Using EndNote

18 Nov 2021 (Thurs), 6.30 pm – 8 pm
Face-to-face, venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library
LS056

Using EndNote

24 Nov 2021 (Wed), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Face-to-face, venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

Citation Databases and Research Analytical Tools

LS011

Citation Databases - Web of Science and Scopus

10 Nov 2021 (Wed), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Webinar, platform: Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra)
LS034

Using Journal Analysing Tools to Evaluate Journals

15 Nov 2021 (Mon), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Webinar, platform: Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra)
LS045

Using Essential Science Indicators to Analyse Research Performance

23 Nov 2021 (Tue), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Webinar, platform: Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra)
LS062

Using SciVal to Identify Research Potentials

1 Dec 2021 (Wed), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Webinar, platform: Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra)

Scholarly Communication and Publishing

LS074

Publishing 101 - Basics of Academic Journal Publishing

6 Dec 2021 (Mon), 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm
Webinar, platform: Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra)

Publishing Seminars

Getting Published in Nature Journals – From an Editor’s Views

8 Dec 2021 (Wed), 3 pm – 4 pm
Webinar, platform: Zoom

Library Resources to Support Teaching

Use JoVE Videos to Support Teaching

26 Nov 2021 (Fri), 3 pm – 4 pm
Webinar, platform: Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra)

 

Workshop / Webinar Synopses

 
1 Dec

LS062 - Using SciVal to Identify Research Potentials

Date: 1 Dec 2021 (Wed)
Time: 2.30 pm – 4 pm (1h30m)

This workshop will cover the basics of SciVal, a web-based strategic research analysis tool using Scopus data. By using different modules in SciVal, participants will learn to use the tools to analyse emerging areas of research and to identify and analyse existing and potential research collaboration opportunities. 

 

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

LS074 - Publishing 101 - Basics of Academic Journal Publishing

Date: 6 Dec 2021 (Mon)
Time: 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm (2h)

This workshop will introduce the basics of academic journal publishing process - from choosing the right journal for submission, getting through peer review, to sharing your works online after publication and tracing the impact of your publications. Topics on open access, copyright and tips to increase research visibility will also be addressed.

Target participants: Postgraduate students and research staff
Instructor: Aster Zhao
 
8 Dec

Getting Published in Nature Journals – From an Editor’s Views

Date: 8 Dec 2021 (Wed)
Time: 3 pm – 4 pm (1h)

Nature Journals have a very long and proud history of publishing some of the most high-quality and impactful research in the world. 

In this webinar, Dr Yang Xia, the Senior Editor from Nature, will share with us more about Nature Journals, their editorial process, and some tips on journal publishing. The following topics will be discussed:  

  • Overview of Nature Publishing Group 
  • Editorial process at Nature-branded research journals
  • Prepare your manuscript for submission 
  • Handle editor and reviewers’ comments and rejection
  • Publishing environmental and interdisciplinary research in Nature journals 

All postgraduate students and staff are welcome!

 

Instructor: Dr. Yang Xia

 

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.