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(updated on 28 January 2015) RSS


Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library: Introduction to Finding Company Information

The Library is pleased to announce the following workshop, Introduction to Finding Company Information. In this workshop, participants will learn how to:

  • Find company profiles.
  • Locate financial information.
  • Find key competitors.
  • Search journals and news sources to find independent analyses of company strategies, and more.
Date and Time: 3 February 2015 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
6 February 2015 (Friday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library

The two sessions are identical. They will include hands-on experience, and the medium of instruction is English.

To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/form/isw_company.htm. Please note that the Library reserves the right to cancel any session with less than 5 registrants.

For enquiries, please call 3442-6415, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Reference Desk.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(28 Jan 2015)

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library: Workshops on Research Impact & Author Visibility

The Library is pleased to announce the following two Information Skills Workshops to help you learn how to measure the impact of journals and articles and to increase author visibility. All staff and students are welcome!

Using Citation Analysis Tools to Evaluate Journals and Articles

Date and Time: 2 February 2015 (Monday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
5 February 2015 (Thursday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library
Description: You will learn the various ways to measure the impact of journals and articles, including the use of major tools such as Journal Citation Report (JCR), Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar. Altmetrics, alternative measures of scholarly influences, will also be covered.

Maximize the Visibility of Your Research: Online Tools and Tips

Date and Time: 9 February 2015 (Monday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11 February 2015 (Wednesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library
Description: You will learn about web-based tools that can help you raise the visibility of your research. You will also learn how to enhance your online research profile to distinguish you from other researchers, and how social media can be used to expand your research visibility.

The two sessions of each workshop are identical. They will include hands-on experience. The medium of instruction is English.

To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/form/isw_rsh_author.htm. Please note that the Library reserves the right to cancel any session with less than 5 registrants.

For enquiries, please call 3442-6415, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Reference Desk.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(26 Jan 2015)

Library Workshops: Finding Dissertations and Theses and Citation Made Easy - Using Citation Management Tools

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library =

bulletQuality information for assignments
bulletBetter research skills
bulletSearch tips and tricks too good to miss
bulletResources and services to support your academic success

Registration for the "Finding Dissertations and Theses" and "Citation Made Easy - Using Citation Management Tools" workshops is now open! These workshops are for students and staff who have experience in searching Library Databases and the Library Catalogue.

  • Finding Dissertations and Theses
    Date and Time: 26 January 2015 (Monday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    29 January 2015 (Thursday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Citation Made Easy - Using Citation Management Tools
    Date and time: 28 January 2015 (Wednesday), 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm
    30 January 2015 (Friday), 2:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Venue of the workshops: User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction: English

The two sessions of each workshop are identical. Hands-on experience will be included! For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/. The Library reserves the right to cancel any session with less than 5 registrants.

For enquiries, please call 3442-6415, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Reference Desk.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(16 Jan 2015)

Conversion of the Self Study Area on 3/F of Fong Yun-wah Building to a Discussion Zone

To support the University’s discovery-enriched curriculum and encourage creative innovations and entrepreneurship through interactive discussions and collaborative works among students, the Library is pleased to announce that the classrooms in the Self Study Area on 3/F of Fong Yun-wah Building have turned into a Discussion Zone starting 12 January 2015 (Monday). Staff and students can discuss more freely in this area while respecting the needs and rights of other users. Those who prefer more quiet study are welcome to go to the Quiet Individual Study Area on 2/F of the Library.

(12 Jan 2015)

Library Orientation Session for Non-local Undergraduate Students

Welcome new non-local undergraduate students! To support your academic success at CityU, the Library is conducting an Orientation Session specifically designed for non-local undergraduate students. This Orientation Session includes:

  • A Library Tour with live demonstration at selected service points, and
  • An introduction to the Library's services and resources with hands-on practice.

During the Session, you will learn:

  • The locations of various services counters, equipment, and resources in the Library.
  • How to help yourself in the Library and how to get help from librarians and library staff.
  • How to use the Library website to locate needed information.
  • How to use the Classic Library Catalogue to identify and locate library books, DVDs, and more, including Course Reserve materials.

The Library Orientation Session for Non-local Undergraduate Students for Semester B, 2014/15 will be held on Monday, 12 January, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Medium of instruction: English
Place of assembly: Inside of the Library's entrance
Enrollment method: First-come, first-served!
There is no need to register.
Make sure to be on time to secure your spot.

For enquiries, please visit the Reference Desk, call 3442-6415, or email: lbinf@cityu.edu.hk

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(7 Jan 2015)

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library: Discovering Library Resources for Effective Learning, Finding Scholarly Articles, Using E-Books, Citing Sources

Get a head start in Semester B on your study, research, and academic success by attending the Library's Information Skills Workshops (ISWs) to learn how to identify, locate, and use information resources effectively and ethically.

The ISWs for Semester B, 2014/15 include the following four workshops:

  • Discovering Library Resources for Effective Learning: Search Strategies, Tools, Tips and More!
    Date and Time: 13 January 2015 (Tuesday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    15 January 2015 (Thursday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Enjoy the Convenience of e-Books and e-Reference Collections
    Date and Time: 14 January 2015 (Wednesday), 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    19 January 2015 (Monday), 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Tips and Tricks for Finding Scholarly Articles
    Date and Time: 20 January 2015 (Tuesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    22 January 2015 (Thursday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Introduction to Citing Sources and Preventing Plagiarism
    Date and Time: 21 January 2015 (Wednesday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    27 January 2015 (Tuesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue of the workshops: User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction: English

The two sessions of each workshop are identical. All staff and students are welcome! To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/. The Library reserves the right to cancel any session with less than 5 registrants.

For enquiries, please call 3442-6415, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Reference Desk.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(5 Jan 2015)

BrowZine for Android Smartphones is Available Now!

BrowZine for Android Smartphones is Here!

The library is pleased to announce that BrowZine for Android smartphones is available now! CityU staff and students using Android smartphones can now enjoy the convenience of browsing, reading and monitoring Library's scholarly journals via this user friendly app, just like what users of iPad/iPhone and Android tablets have experienced.

With BrowZine, you can:

  • Easily browse journals from various publishers by subject, review tables of contents, and download full articles via a simple interface.
  • Create your own bookshelf of favourite journals and be notified when new articles are published.
  • Save articles for off-line reading.
  • Export articles to DropBox, RefWorks, Mendeley, Zotero, and more to keep all items related to your research in one place.

Missed the release of BrowZine before? Do try it now! Getting started is easy. From your iOS/Android mobile device, find BrowZine in the App Store, Google Play or Amazon Appstore and download it for free. You may refer to the BrowZine Quick Start Guide for the instruction on setting up BrowZine on your device and for an overview of the app features. To learn more, please visit:
http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/eres/browzine/

Happy browsing!

For enquiries, please visit the Reference Desk, call 3442-6415 or email to lbinf@cityu.edu.hk.

(25 Nov 2014)

Talk @ the Library: Get an Insider's Tips on Publishing Your Work!

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming talk — Get an Insider's Tips on Publishing Your Work – Emerald Guide to Getting Published.

Being a leading publisher of management research, Emerald Group Publishing Limited publishes nearly 300 journal titles and over 2350 book series volumes in the fields of business, management and more. This talk will provide you with an "insider's" tips on academic publishing and highlight best practices for submission of research papers to international, peer-reviewed journals and books.

In this talk, you will learn about:

  • Emerald – an introduction to its history
  • Publishing processes and peer review
  • Choosing a publication
  • Structuring your paper
  • Publishing ethics
  • Dissemination and promotion of your work
Speaker: Mr. Mark Moreau, Publisher, Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Date and Time: 17 November 2014 (Monday), 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: Library User Education Room

The medium of instruction is English. All staff and students are welcome!

For enquiries, please call 3442-6415, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Reference Desk.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(10 Nov 2014)