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!

Webinars in March

LS066

Library Resources for CAR Subjects

Mar 1, 2021 (Mon), 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Webinar, platform: Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra)
LS039

Citing References and Avoiding Plagiarism

Mar 4, 2021 (Thu), 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Webinar, platform: Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra)
LSE-01

E-discovery - Factiva

Mar 5, 2021 (Fri), 1:00 - 1:30 PM
Webinar, platform: Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra)
LST-02

Passport Training - Making Effective Use of the Market Research Database

Mar 29, 2021 (Mon), 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Webinar, platform: Learn@PolyU (Collaborate Ultra)

Workshop / Webinar Synopses

 
4 Mar

LS039 - Citing References and Avoiding Plagiarism

Date: Mar 4, 2021 (Thu)
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 PM (1h)

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 and postgraduate students
Instructor: Aster Zhao
 
5 Mar

LSE-01 - E-discovery - Factiva

Date: Mar 5, 2021 (Fri)
Time: 1:00 - 1:30 PM (30m)

Factiva is a premium global news and business database which gives you immediate access to over 33,000 sources from all over the world. The coverage includes US and international newspapers, newswires, trade journals, influential websites, blogs, images and videos. The quick snapshot and data for company and industry also allow you to gain business insight in seconds.

Workshop Outline:

  • Select appropriate news source for finding current and historical newspapers
  • Create effective search strategies for retrieving relevant news articles
Target participants: Users who need news and business information
Instructor: William Ho
 
29 Mar

LST-02 - Passport Training - Making Effective Use of the Market Research Database

Date: Mar 29, 2021 (Mon)
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 PM (1h)

Passport is a global market information database which provides timely insights and analyses on industry, market research and data, consumer lifestyles, socioeconomic and demographic trends, from over 106 countries. This workshop aims to demonstrate use of Passport and how it can assist you in your research and learning.

Workshop Outline:

  • What resources are available in Passport
  • How to get around the platform, e.g. keyword searches, browse Full Tree for categories and topics, etc.
  • Ways to refine results and get full text
  • Tips for searching latest marketing data and reports
Target participants: All students and staff
Instructor: Guest Speaker

Workshops Handouts and Recordings from Previous Semesters

Wish to review workshops and webinars offered in the past? 

Check out the  Handouts and Recordings page  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

 

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.