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 workshop details below!

Do keep a look out for our e-mails and website announcements on coming workshops! 

 

 

Subject-specific Research Information

(Registration starts 5 Mar 2024)

LS082

Introduction to Legal Resources for Building and Construction

22 Mar 2024 (Fri), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Online (Zoom)

Essential Skills for Academic Success

LS039

Citing References and Avoiding Plagiarism

14 Mar 2024 (Thurs), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Online (Zoom)

Using Electronic Databases

LSE-02

E-discovery - Finding Standards

1 Feb 2024 (Thurs), 2.30 pm – 3.15 pm
Online (Zoom)
LST-23

Finding standards from ACCURIS (formerly IHS Engineering Workbench)

26 Feb 2024 (Mon), 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Online (Zoom)
LST-07

Bloomberg Workshop I: Getting Started

18 Mar 2024 (Mon), 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Online (Zoom)
LST-08

Bloomberg Workshop II: Bloomberg Equity Analysis Tools

26 Mar 2024 (Tue), 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Online (Zoom)

EndNote

LS056

EndNote Workshop for Beginners

29 Feb 2024 (Thurs), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Face-to-face (Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library)
LS056

EndNote Workshop for Beginners

12 Mar 2024 (Tue), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Face-to-face (Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library)

Open Access Publishing in Wiley Journals

Open Access Publishing in Wiley Journals

5 Mar 2024 (Tue), 3 pm – 4 pm
Online (Zoom)

Research Analytical Tools

LS055

Managing Author Profiles to Increase Your Research Visibility

7 Mar 2024 (Thurs), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Online (Zoom)
 

Workshop / Webinar Synopses

 
22 Mar

LS082 - Introduction to Legal Resources for Building and Construction

Date: 22 Mar 2024 (Fri)
Time: 2.30 pm – 4 pm (1h30m)

Since building and construction works are complicated and involve many parties, legal issues and disputes are common. As a result, knowing where to look for legal materials can help you better prepare and understand your project circumstances. 

In this webinar, you will learn how to use different legal databases including Westlaw Asia, Lexis Advance HK and HK e-Legislation to find cases, ordinances and other legislative resources related to building and construction.

Target participants: All students and staff who wish to gain an understanding of the legal resources available for building and construction areas
Instructor: Agnes Cheung
 
14 Mar

LS039 - Citing References and Avoiding Plagiarism

Date: 14 Mar 2024 (Thurs)
Time: 2.30 pm – 4 pm (1h30m)

What constitutes plagiarism? Would it still be plagiarism if you have cited your references correctly?

Join us to find out more about what constitutes plagiarism, learn some techniques to avoid plagiarism, and the concepts of reference types and citation styles. Instructor will demonstrate basic features of EndNote to help you better organize your references to make citing easier. Some commonly used plagiarism detection tools will also be introduced.

You may read the library guide before the workshop: Library Support for Academic Integrity.

Target participants: Undergraduate students
Instructor: Emily Wu and Queennie Ip
 
18 Mar

LST-07 - Bloomberg Workshop I: Getting Started

Date: 18 Mar 2024 (Mon)
Time: 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm (1h)

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
 
26 Mar

LST-08 - Bloomberg Workshop II: Bloomberg Equity Analysis Tools

Date: 26 Mar 2024 (Tue)
Time: 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm (1h)

This workshop will help you 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
 
29 Feb

LS056 - EndNote Workshop for Beginners

Date: 29 Feb 2024 (Thurs)
Time: 2.30 pm – 4 pm (1h30m)

This workshop will cover basic features of EndNote 21.

In this highly interactive workshop, the instructor will use the Library EndNote Guide to lead you through several EndNote tasks, such as creating an EndNote library, adding, editing and managing references, and making bibliographies, etc. 

Please note that this workshop will mainly cover Modules 1 to 5 of the EndNote Online Course.

Target participants: All students and staff
Instructor: Estee Kwan
 
12 Mar

LS056 - EndNote Workshop for Beginners

Date: 12 Mar 2024 (Tue)
Time: 2.30 pm – 4 pm (1h30m)

This workshop will cover basic features of EndNote 21.

In this highly interactive workshop, the instructor will use the Library EndNote Guide to lead you through several EndNote tasks, such as creating an EndNote library, adding, editing and managing references, and making bibliographies, etc. 

Please note that this workshop will mainly cover Modules 1 to 5 of the EndNote Online Course.

Target participants: All students and staff
Instructor: Estee Kwan
 
5 Mar

Open Access Publishing in Wiley Journals

Date: 5 Mar 2024 (Tue)
Time: 3 pm – 4 pm (1h)

Join this upcoming seminar to discover how you can publish your work in Wiley's Open Access Journal without paying the Article Processing Charges (APCS)!

The Wiley Transformative Agreement (TA), which the Library has recently signed, aims to support open access (OA) publishing. With a limited number of articles eligible for full APC waivers each year, this seminar offers you the opportunity to learn more about the Wiley agreement and how to submit your publications to take advantage of this waiver.

All postgraduates students and researchers are welcome!

Agenda:

  • Benefits of open access publishing
  • Specifications of Wiley TA agreement
  • Wiley Author Services workflows for researchers
  • Find a right journal and prepare your manuscript
  • Peer review process
  • Publication ethics
Instructor: Guest Speaker
 
7 Mar

LS055 - Managing Author Profiles to Increase Your Research Visibility

Date: 7 Mar 2024 (Thurs)
Time: 2.30 pm – 4 pm (1h30m)

This workshop will introduce the commonly used author profiling tools for researchers to showcase their publications and other research outputs. The author profiling tools covered in this workshop will include Scopus Author ID, ORCID and ResearcherID (Web of Science Researcher Profile). H-index, which can be used to measure the research performance of an author, will also be introduced.

You may read the library guide before the workshop: Research Visibility: Researcher Profile

Target participants: Postgraduate students and academic/research staff
Instructor: Jenny Lam

 

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 21

 

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.