February Workshops

About Library Workshops

Library offers workshops on different topics each semester to staff and students of PolyU so as to sharpen their research skills in locating, evaluating, managing and reusing information. Workshops are usually organized in the following months:

October – December (Semester 1)

February – June (Semester 2)

 

CAT & e-Certificate

Students who have participated in our workshops will have their attendance recorded in the Co-curricular Achievement Transcript (CAT) issued by the Centre STARS by July, after the completion of all Topical Workshops for the semester. Participants can also apply for an e-certificate issued by the Library after logging in to the workshop page (click “CAT & e-Certificate”).

 
See the full list of workshops offered this semester and a preview of the content covered on the Workshop Handouts page.

 

March 2019

Theme 1: Essential Skills for Academic Success

Code Topic Time Date Status
LS033 Online Tools for Assignments 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 5 Mar 2019 (Tue) Available
LS066 Library Resources for CAR Subjects - CAR A & B 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 8 Mar 2019 (Fri) Available
LS039 Citing References and Avoiding Plagiarism 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 20 Mar 2019 (Wed) Available
LS068 Library Resources for CAR Subjects - CAR C & D 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 26 Mar 2019 (Tue) Available

Theme 2: Staying Focused: Tapping on specialized information tools

Code Topic Time Date Status
LST-08 Bloomberg workshop 2: Bloomberg Charting and Technical Analysis 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1 Mar 2019 (Fri) Fully Booked
LS042 Mastering Techniques in Searching Business & Financial Databases 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 15 Mar 2019 (Fri) Available
LS073 Databases for Hospitality and Tourism Research 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 19 Mar 2019 (Tue) Available
LS060 Specialized workshop for Health Sciences Subjects 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 22 Mar 2019 (Fri) Available

Theme 3: Reference Management Tools

Code Topic Time Date Status
LS056 Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 5 Mar 2019 (Tue) Available
LS056S Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features) 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 9 Mar 2019 (Sat) Available
LS057N Using EndNote (Part 2 : Advanced Features) 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 14 Mar 2019 (Thu) Available
LS054N Exploring Features of Mendeley 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 28 Mar 2019 (Thu) Available

Theme 4: Research Analysis: Tools to support authors and scholarly publishing

Code Topic Time Date Status
LS011 Citation Databases - Web of Science and Scopus 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 25 Mar 2019 (Mon) Available

Workshop Synopses

 
Mar 1

LST-08 - Bloomberg workshop 2: Bloomberg Charting and Technical Analysis

Date: 1 Mar 2019 (Fri)
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will help participants learn how to use Bloomberg tools to create charts and composites for comprehensive views of market. 

It will cover:

  • Basic charting: trader workflow, concepts of sentiment / breath indicator, patterns
  • Charting annotations and studies: how to read chart, studies on the chart
  • Trading signals and Back-testing strategies
  • Related Bloomberg functions: STDY, TECH, BTST, GP, TSIG
Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and staff in business disciplines
Instructor: Bloomberg Trainer
 
Mar 5

LS033 - Online Tools for Assignments

Date: 5 Mar 2019 (Tue)
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will introduce some online tools that can help students preparing their assignments, such as:

  • Online References (e.g. Visual Thesaurus, Credo Reference)
  • Statistics (e.g. Statista, Passport)
  • Phrasebook for Writing Papers and Research in English
  • Grammar and readability checking
  • Visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Voyant)
Target participants: Undergraduate students
Instructor: Eddie Ko
 
Mar 5

LS056 - Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features)

Date: 5 Mar 2019 (Tue)
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will cover basic features of EndNote X9 – 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 EndNote guide before joining the workshop: Reference Management Tools: EndNote

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff
Instructor: Aster Zhao
 
Mar 8

LS066 - Library Resources for CAR Subjects - CAR A & B

Date: 8 Mar 2019 (Fri)
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will equip students with essential information skills to locate reference materials for psychology, social sciences and humanities.

Participants will have hands-on exercises on finding quick references from OneSearch, developing research ideas and gathering critical background information by using relevant reference databases, such as Credo Reference, Academic Search Premier, Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science), and PsycINFO.

 

Target participants: Undergraduate students taking CAR subjects
Instructor: Jenny Lam
 
Mar 9

LS056S - Using EndNote (Part 1 : Essential Features)

Date: 9 Mar 2019 (Sat)
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will cover basic features of EndNote X9 – 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 EndNote guide before joining the workshop: Reference Management Tools: EndNote

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff
Instructor: Eddie Ko
 
Mar 14

LS057N - Using EndNote (Part 2 : Advanced Features)

Date: 14 Mar 2019 (Thu)
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 X9 such as sharing references, working with Groups, finding and editing output styles, and more.

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

Target participants: Postgraduates and academic staff who have attended the workshop “LS056: Using EndNote (Part 1: Essential features)” or are using EndNote already
Instructor: Aster Zhao
 
Mar 15

LS042 - Mastering Techniques in Searching Business & Financial Databases

Date: 15 Mar 2019 (Fri)
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will demonstrate how to locate key business information such as country economic reports, industry and market outlook, analyst reports, company profiles as well as journal articles. Databases covered in the workshop include Economist Intelligence Unit, Passport, Bloomberg Professional Services, Factiva, and Business Source Complete.

Target participants: Business and management students (Undergraduates and postgraduates)
Instructor: William Ho
 
Mar 19

LS073 - Databases for Hospitality and Tourism Research

Date: 19 Mar 2019 (Tue)
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (1h30m)
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 the different types of information available from the different databases and how these will help in their research.

Target participants: Students and researchers of hospitality and tourism studies
Instructor: Eddie Ko
 
Mar 20

LS039 - Citing References and Avoiding Plagiarism

Date: 20 Mar 2019 (Wed)
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

Don’t know what plagiarism is and how to write proper citation?

Join us to identify causes of plagiarism, learn concepts of citation and format various citation styles. Instructor will demonstrate some basic features of EndNote, a reference management tool, in organizing references. Plagiarism detection software such as Turnitin and SafeAssign will also be introduced.

Target participants: Undergraduate students
Instructor: Aster Zhao
 
Mar 22

LS060 - Specialized workshop for Health Sciences Subjects

Date: 22 Mar 2019 (Fri)
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (1h30m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

If you are studying, researching, or teaching Health Sciences subjects, or are intended to carry out Systematic Review, you must not miss this specialised workshop. We will enable you to search across various databases effectively and guide you through searching into health science databases including Medline, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Embase, and PsycINFO. We will cover the rich audio-visual resources that captured the tactic knowledge from various health professionals as well.

Target participants: Students and researchers majoring in Health Sciences subjects
Instructor: Lydia Ngai
 
Mar 25

LS011 - Citation Databases - Web of Science and Scopus

Date: 25 Mar 2019 (Mon)
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
 
Mar 26

LS068 - Library Resources for CAR Subjects - CAR C & D

Date: 26 Mar 2019 (Tue)
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will equip students with essential information skills to locate reference materials for cultural studies, science and engineering, etc. 

Participants will have hands-on exercises on finding quick references from OneSearch, developing research ideas and gathering critical background information by using relevant reference databases, such as Credo Reference, CNKI, Britannica ImageQuest, ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection and IHS Engineering Workbench.

Target participants: Undergraduate students taking CAR subjects
Instructor: Aster Zhao
 
Mar 28

LS054N - Exploring Features of Mendeley

Date: 28 Mar 2019 (Thu)
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (1h0m)
Venue: Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library

This workshop will allow participants to learn the basic features of Mendeley. Comparison of Mendeley and EndNote will be highlighted. The hands-on exercises will also allow participants to compile reference lists using Mendeley.

You may read the Mendeley guide before the workshop: Reference Management Tools: Mendeley

Target participants: Undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff who are interested in exploring alternative reference management tools
Instructor: Eddie Ko
 

Request a Library Workshop

For customized workshops for a group of students on topics related to your subject or discipline, please make advance arrangement with your Faculty Librarian or fill in this workshop request form.