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 webinars below and register now!

 

Library Resources for CAR Subjects

Are you looking for information that could be used for CAR assignment? Do you know how to cite those source?

To cooperate with SAO, this Library webinar will help you identify and locate disciplinary resources provided by the Library. You will also learn key skills to evaluate other information sources, concept of citation and ways to easily write proper citation.

Register the workshop via the SAO website here.

Essential Skills for Academic Success

LS039

Citing References and Avoiding Plagiarism

30 Sept 2021 (Thurs), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Face-to-face, venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

Subject-specific Training Workshops

LS073

Databases for Hotel, Tourism, and Events Management

4 Oct 2021 (Mon), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Face-to-face, venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library
LS042

Mastering Techniques in Searching Business and Financial Databases

6 Oct 2021 (Wed), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Face-to-face, venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library
LS060

Specialised Workshop for Health Sciences Subjects

25 Oct 2021 (Mon), 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Face-to-face, venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

Workshop / Webinar Synopses

 
30 Sep

LS039 - Citing References and Avoiding Plagiarism

Date: 30 Sept 2021 (Thurs)
Time: 2.30 pm – 4 pm (1h30m)

What constitutes plagiarism? Can you still plagiarize 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. The instructor will demonstrate basic features of EndNote, a software that can help you to cite more efficiently. 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 and postgraduate students
Instructor: Aster Zhao
 
4 Oct

LS073 - Databases for Hotel, Tourism, and Events Management

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

This workshop will demonstrate how to locate critical information to support research in Hotel and Tourism management such as consumer reports, industry outlook, statistics and journal articles.

Databases covered in this workshop include:

  • Hong Kong Tourism Board PartnerNet
  • Passport
  • Statista
  • UNWTO eLibrary
  • CEIC China Database
  • Dissertations and Theses
  • Others

It will be useful to read the Library guide for SHTM students before the session: Tourism & Hospitality Management: Find Data & Statistics

Target participants: Students and researchers of Hotel, Tourism, and Events Management
Instructor: Eddie Ko
 
6 Oct

LS042 - Mastering Techniques in Searching Business and Financial Databases

Date: 6 Oct 2021 (Wed)
Time: 2.30 pm – 4 pm (1h30m)

This workshop will demonstrate how to locate critical information to support business research: country forecast, industry and market outlook, company profile, brokerage report, news and journal article.

Databases covered in the workshop include:

  • Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Passport
  • Bloomberg Professional Services
  • Factiva
  • Business Source Complete
Target participants: Business and management students (Undergraduates and postgraduates)
Instructor: William Ho
 
25 Oct

LS060 - Specialised Workshop for Health Sciences Subjects

Date: 25 Oct 2021 (Mon)
Time: 2.30 pm – 4 pm (1h30m)

If you are studying, researching, or teaching Health Sciences subjects, you must not miss this specialised workshop. We will enable you to search across various health sciences databases effectively, and will share some practical searching tips as well.

Databases covered in this workshop include:

  • PubMed
  • CINAHL
  • Embase
  • PsycINFO
  • Cochrane Library
Target participants: Students and researchers majoring in Health Sciences subjects
Instructor: Lydia Ngai

 

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.