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)

Workshop / Webinar Synopses

 
2 Nov

LST-01 - Westlaw Asia Workshop - Legal Resources for your Project and Research Work

Date: 2 Nov 2021 (Tue)
Time: 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm (1h)

Westlaw Asia is an online legal research service which provides a unique collection of legal and regulatory information, e.g., case law, legislation, journals, current awareness, news and books/commentary etc.

Topics include:

  • Content types and Jurisdictions covered
  • How to get around in the platform
  • Cases search, legislation search
  • Commentary and journals search
  • Current Awareness and news search
Target participants: All students and staff interested in legal research
Instructor: Guest Speaker
 
3 Nov

LST-13 - Cochrane Library - Literature Searching and Tips to Support Systematic Reviews

Date: 3 Nov 2021 (Wed)
Time: 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm (1h)

The Cochrane Library is an electronic collection designed to supply high quality, independent evidence in health care.

In this workshop, you will be guided through the Cochrane Library platform to get familiar with its interface and essential features. Some latest enhancements and updates, including the new PICO search, will be introduced.

Topics will be covered:

·         Content available in Cochrane Library and its compositions

·         How to get around in the platform

·         What’s new in Cochrane

·         Using PICO Search to support EBM research

·         How to set up alerts and find help

Target participants: All students and staff
Instructor: Guest Speaker
 
4 Nov

LST-07 - Bloomberg workshop: Getting Started on Bloomberg

Date: 4 Nov 2021 (Thurs)
Time: 2.30 pm – 4 pm (1h30m)

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
  • Introduction on Fixed income securities in Bloomberg
  • 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
 
12 Nov

LST-08 - Bloomberg Workshop: Bloomberg Equity Analysis Tools

Date: 12 Nov 2021 (Fri)
Time: 2.30 pm – 4 pm (1h30m)

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
 
25 Nov

LST-14 - Mastering STATdx – a Powerful Diagnostic Imaging Database

Date: 25 Nov 2021 (Thurs)
Time: 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm (1h)

STATdx provides a rich collection of medical imaging and diagnoses for reference, and is also a good resource to improve users’ anatomy knowledge. 

Topics include:

  • An overview of STATdx
  • Navigate STATdx and conduct effective searches
  • Demonstrate the strength of features and tools on the platform
  • Q & A discussion with participants

 

Target participants: All students and staff
Instructor: Guest Speaker
 
9 Nov

LS056 - Using EndNote

Date: 9 Nov 2021 (Tue)
Time: 2.30 pm – 4 pm (1h30m)

This workshop will cover basic features of EndNote 20.

In this highly interactive workshop, the instructor will serve as a facilitator to walk you through several EndNote tasks and showing you how the step-by-step instructions of Library EndNote Guide can help. You will also learn some best practices in addition to those covered in our EndNote Online Course.  

You are strongly recommended to complete Modules 1 to 5 of the EndNote Online Course before joining this workshop.

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff
Instructor: Eddie Ko
 
18 Nov

LS056N - Using EndNote

Date: 18 Nov 2021 (Thurs)
Time: 6.30 pm – 8 pm (1h30m)

This workshop will cover basic features of EndNote 20.

In this highly interactive workshop, the instructor will serve as a facilitator to walk you through several EndNote tasks and showing you how the step-by-step instructions of Library EndNote Guide can help. You will also learn some best practices in addition to those covered in our EndNote Online Course.  

You are strongly recommended to complete Modules 1 to 5 of the EndNote Online Course before joining this workshop.

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff
Instructor: Aster Zhao
 
24 Nov

LS056 - Using EndNote

Date: 24 Nov 2021 (Wed)
Time: 2.30 pm – 4 pm (1h30m)

This workshop will cover basic features of EndNote 20.

In this highly interactive workshop, the instructor will serve as a facilitator to walk you through several EndNote tasks and showing you how the step-by-step instructions of Library EndNote Guide can help. You will also learn some best practices in addition to those covered in our EndNote Online Course.  

You are strongly recommended to complete Modules 1 to 5 of the EndNote Online Course before joining this workshop.

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff
Instructor: Ernest Lam
 
10 Nov

LS011 - Citation Databases - Web of Science and Scopus

Date: 10 Nov 2021 (Wed)
Time: 2.30 pm – 4 pm (1h30m)

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, we will use both databases to locate seminal works by topic and author. H-index, which can be adopted to measure the research performance of an author, will also be introduced. Through the activities, participants will be able to appreciate the differences brought by these two core citation databases and use them for research.

Target participants: Postgraduate students and academic staff
Instructor: Jenny Lam
 
15 Nov

LS034 - Using Journal Analysing Tools to Evaluate Journals

Date: 15 Nov 2021 (Mon)
Time: 2.30 pm – 4 pm (1h30m)

This workshop aims to introduce key tools and metrics to evaluate journals, including Impact Factor and Journal Citation Indicator in Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and CiteScore, SJR, SNIP in Scopus. Participants will learn how to evaluate and rank journals using these tools.

You may read library guide of Journal Impact  before attending the workshop

Target participants: Postgraduate students and academic staff
Instructor: Jenny Lam
 
23 Nov

LS045 - Using Essential Science Indicators to Analyse Research Performance

Date: 23 Nov 2021 (Tue)
Time: 2.30 pm – 4 pm (1h30m)

InCites Essential Science Indicators (ESI) is research performance analytical tool based on Web of Science Core Collection data. It compiles statistical information (publication, citation, and cites-per-paper counts) for scientists, institutions, countries, and journals. This workshop will show participants how to use this valuable tool to:

  • reveal trends and emerging areas of research
  • identify influential individuals, institutions, papers, journals and countries by research field
Target participants: Postgraduates and academic staff
Instructor: Jenny Lam
 
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

 

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.