November 2018

Students’ participations will be recorded in the Co-curricular Achievement Transcript (CAT) issued by the Centre STARS after they attend THREE Library Workshops within this academic year. They can also apply for a certificate issued by the Library under “CAT & e-Certificate” on the Library Workshops page.

You may view the workshop listing for this semester here.

Theme 1: Essential Skills for Academic Success

Code Topic Time Date Status
LS036N Library Resources and Services for Postgraduate Students 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 1 Nov 2018 (Thu) Completed
LS072 Library Research for Freshmen 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 2 Nov 2018 (Fri) Completed
LS036N Library Resources and Services for Postgraduate Students 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 13 Nov 2018 (Tue) Completed
LS033N Online Tools for Assignment Writing 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 14 Nov 2018 (Wed) Completed

Theme 2: Staying Focused: Tapping on specialized information tools

Code Topic Time Date Status
LS053 Resources for China Studies 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 7 Nov 2018 (Wed) Completed
LS073 Databases for Hospitality and Tourism Research 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 19 Nov 2018 (Mon) Available
LSE-02 E-discovery - Finding Standards 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM 26 Nov 2018 (Mon) Available

Theme 3: Reference Management Tools

Code Topic Time Date Status
LS056 Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 6 Nov 2018 (Tue) Completed
LS057N Using EndNote (Part 2 : Advanced Features) 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 9 Nov 2018 (Fri) Completed
LS056S Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 17 Nov 2018 (Sat) Available
LS056N Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features) 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 22 Nov 2018 (Thu) Available
LS065N EndNote for Mac Users 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 27 Nov 2018 (Tue) Fully Booked
LS057 Using EndNote (Part 2 : Advanced Features) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 29 Nov 2018 (Thu) Fully Booked

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 1 Nov 2018 (Thu) Completed
LS062 Using SciVal to Identify Research Potentials 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 14 Nov 2018 (Wed) Completed
LS011 Citation Databases - Web of Science and Scopus 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 23 Nov 2018 (Fri) Available

Workshop Synopses

 
Nov 1

LS034 - Using Journal Analyzing Tools to Evaluate Journals

Date: 1 Nov 2018 (Thu)
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 Clarivate Analytics 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
 
Nov 1

LS036N - Library Resources and Services for Postgraduate Students

Date: 1 Nov 2018 (Thu)
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 to them. 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 be discussed.

Target participants: Postgraduate students
Instructor: Eddie Ko
 
Nov 2

LS072 - Library Research for Freshmen

Date: 2 Nov 2018 (Fri)
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 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
 
Nov 6

LS056 - Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features)

Date: 6 Nov 2018 (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 can read the library guide before joining the workshop: Reference Management Tools: EndNote

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff
Instructor: Jenny Lam
 
Nov 7

LS053 - Resources for China Studies

Date: 7 Nov 2018 (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 highlighted in this session will include:  CAJ Full-text Database, CEIC China Database and InfoBank China Database.

Target participants: Users interested in finding China related resources.
Instructor: Lydia Ngai
 
Nov 9

LS057N - Using EndNote (Part 2 : Advanced Features)

Date: 9 Nov 2018 (Fri)
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 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, and more.

You can read the library guide before joining the workshop: Reference Management Tools: EndNote

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff who have attended the workshop “LS056: Using EndNote (Part 1: Essential features)” or are using EndNote already
Instructor: Aster Zhao
 
Nov 13

LS036N - Library Resources and Services for Postgraduate Students

Date: 13 Nov 2018 (Tue)
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 to them. 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 be discussed.

Target participants: Postgraduate students
Instructor: Jenny Lam
 
Nov 14

LS062 - Using SciVal to Identify Research Potentials

Date: 14 Nov 2018 (Wed)
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
 
Nov 14

LS033N - Online Tools for Assignment Writing

Date: 14 Nov 2018 (Wed)
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

 

Target participants: First year undergraduate students
Instructor: Celia Chow
 
Nov 17

LS056S - Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features)

Date: 17 Nov 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 can read the library guide before joining the workshop: Reference Management Tools: EndNote

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff
Instructor: Aster Zhao
 
Nov 19

LS073 - Databases for Hospitality and Tourism Research

Date: 19 Nov 2018 (Mon)
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will cover databases highly relevant to hospitality and tourism research areas:

  • Hong Kong Tourism Board research & statistics online
  • Hospitality and Tourism Complete
  • Passport
  • Statista
  • UNWTO eLibrary
  • CEIC China Database
  • Economist Intelligence Unit


Users will also understand how different types of information can be obtained from the different databases and how these will help their research.

Target participants: Both students and researchers of hospitality and tourism studies
Instructor: Eddie Ko
 
Nov 22

LS056N - Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features)

Date: 22 Nov 2018 (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 can read the library guide before joining the workshop: Reference Management Tools: EndNote

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff
Instructor: Eddie Ko
 
Nov 23

LS011 - Citation Databases - Web of Science and Scopus

Date: 23 Nov 2018 (Fri)
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, you will be able to appreciate the differences brought by these 2 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: Janice Chia
 
Nov 26

LSE-02 - E-discovery - Finding Standards

Date: 26 Nov 2018 (Mon)
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM (0h45m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

IHS Engineering Workbench (formerly IHS Standards Expert) features a comprehensive collection of standards worldwide. It provides 1.7 million documents from over 400 Standards Developing Organizations, including 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
 
Nov 27

LS065N - EndNote for Mac Users

Date: 27 Nov 2018 (Tue)
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 library guide before joining the workshop: Reference Management Tools: EndNote (Mac)

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff
Instructor: Eddie Ko
 
Nov 29

LS057 - Using EndNote (Part 2 : Advanced Features)

Date: 29 Nov 2018 (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 X8, such as managing PDF files, working with groups, finding and editing output styles, and more.

You can read the library guide before joining the workshop: Reference Management Tools: EndNote

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff who have attended the workshop “LS056: Using EndNote (Part 1: Essential features)” or are using EndNote already
Instructor: Jenny Lam