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Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library: SciFinder Workshop

Information Skills Workshops @ CityU Library: SciFinder Workshop

To help you become familiar with this database, the Library has organized the following workshop:

Date: 28th February 2019 (Thursday)
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: Library User Education Room
Instructor: Ms. Pamela Oon, CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) Representative (Trainer)

The workshop will cover:

  • How to build an effective search query
  • How to refine answer sets
  • Different techniques for substance searching, including inorganic compounds, organometallics and polymers
  • How to get related information e.g. spectra, properties and reactions
  • Best practices for reaction searching
  • How to prioritize answer sets

This workshop is for authorized users of SciFinder. A personal SciFinder account is required for participation in the workshop. If you do not have one, please create a personal SciFinder account before you register for the workshop.

The medium of instruction is English. To reserve a seat, please register at:
https://astoria100.ad.cityu.edu.hk/lib_workshop/reg.aspx?session=10037

For enquiries, please call 3442-8395, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Law & Reference Help Desk.

(14 Feb 2019)

<Exercise is Medicine> Book Display

Poster

Do you want to boost your immunity during the flu epidemic? Apart from healthy food that are known to enhance immunity, perhaps exercise can be helpful. As part of the year-round "Wellness for All" Programme, you can find tips for exercise in this book display.

Let’s enjoy the fun of exercising together!

Date: 14 February - 14 March 2019
Venue: Area outside Library Lounge, Run Run Shaw Library, CityU
(14 Feb 2019)

LexisNexis Student Ambassador @ CityU Library resumes in Semester B. Check out the new schedule.

LexisNexis Student Ambassador @ CityU Library resumes in Semester B. Check out the new schedule.

The programme resumes in Semester B with a new schedule:

Mon, 15:00 - 17:00
Tue, 16:00 - 18:00
Wed, 15:00 - 17:00
Fri, 16:00 - 18:00

Come to the Law Collection and Services Section, talk to a LexisNexis Student Ambassador for your legal research issues.

Small souvenirs available!!

(29 Jan 2019)

Chinese Calligraphy Practising Workshop (2018-19 Sem B)

(28 Jan 2019)

Science and Art: Chinese and Korean Student Calligraphy Exhibition

Date: 18 January - 28 February 2019
Venue: 2/F, Exhibition Area, Run Run Shaw Library, City University of Hong Kong

Did you know there was a time when Korea used Chinese characters in their literature and inscriptions? What if there was a platform to experience Korean culture and history through Chinese text?

A collaboration with Department of Linguistics and Translation, Chinese and History, along with Calligraphantasy and the Korean Association of Students at City University of Hong Kong, this student exhibition showcases selected calligraphy artwork from Korea and China while displaying the cross-cultural exchange found in Korean Classics and Si Ku Quan Shu Reading Collections from City University of Hong Kong. Of the 60 artworks from student research, 30 pieces were derived from Korean Classics while 30 were explored from Si Ku Quan Shu Collections. It is through these ancient documents where young researchers gained understanding of diverse heritage to choose the artwork available for viewing at Run Run Shaw Library’s 2F Exhibition Area. For personal tours, please contact Ms. Sandy LEE (lbsandy@cityu.edu.hk).

(25 Jan 2019)

CREATE! - Guest Lecture 6.0: A DIY 2.5D Printing Technique Embracing Everyday Artifacts

Date and Time: 29 Jan 2019, 12:30 - 13:15

Location: CREATE!, Information Space, Run Run Shaw Library

Online Registration: https://astoria100.ad.cityu.edu.hk/lib_workshop/reg.aspx?session=10005

(23 Jan 2019)

Glimpses of China from a Bygone Era – an exhibition of Library’s Special Collection

event poster
Date: 14 January - 21 March 2019
Venue: Wofoo Foundation Gallery, Run Run Shaw Library, CityU

This exhibition showcases treasured items dating back to the Ming and Qing dynasties from our Library's Special Collection & Archive. This priceless collection gives a brief overview of Ancient China in terms of its history, society, geography, demography, travel, medicine, art and architecture. It also represents early cultural contact between China and the West. These items are invaluable records for the study of the history of China.

By showcasing our unique special collection we hope to explore collaboration and facilitate discussions about Chinese history within the CityU community.

So whether you are a teacher integrating primary sources into your class, an academic working on innovative research, or a student starting your project for an assignment, we want to partner with you and support your work in education, research and other academic studies in general.

This exhibition is held to commemorate the generous donation made by Dr Joseph Lee Chung-tak 李宗德 and other book donors.

Come visit the exhibition in the Wofoo Foundation Gallery of the Library.

(14 Jan 2019)

Law Library Workshops (Semester B 2018/19)

In semester B, the Library has arranged a series of Law Library Workshops with the objective of reinforcing and expanding users’ legal research skills. The workshops are open to all law students and faculty members.

  • Locating HK & UK Legal Materials
  • Finding Law Journals and Other Secondary Materials
  • Searching Key Law Databases
    • Lexis HK
    • Practical Law
    • Westlaw Asia & Westlaw Next
  • Citing Legal Information

N.B. Workshops are for law students and faculty members only. And individual session is subject to cancellation in the event of low enrollment.

Registration is now open
To reserve a place, please visit our web page and click "To register" under each workshop.

For enquiries, please call 3442-8395, email lblaw@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Law & Reference Help Desk.

We look forward to seeing you in the workshops!

(9 Jan 2019)

Scopus – An Information Skills Workshop @CityU Library

The Library Search Platform – An Information Skills Workshop @CityU Library

Working on a literature review? Need to find high quality research for your assignment? Want to identify the most highly cited articles in your field?

Join our Scopus workshop to find out how this powerful multi-disciplinary database can make finding high impact research simple.

Date and time: 16 January 2019 (Wednesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction: English

Participants will be able to have hands-on practice.

To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/. Please note that the Library reserves the right to cancel any session due to low enrolment.

For enquiries, please call 3442-8395, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Law & Reference Help Desk.

(9 Jan 2019)

The Library Search Platform – An Information Skills Workshop @CityU Library

The Library Search Platform – An Information Skills Workshop @CityU Library

Come and explore CityU LibraryFind, the Library search platform, in a 60-minute workshop. All staff and students are welcome!

In this workshop, you will explore the features of CityU LibraryFind, and get practical tips on how to:

  • Find books, media, course reserves, articles, etc.
  • Improve your search results
  • View results and access full text
  • Request and renew items
  • Manage your Library Account, and more
Date and time: 15 January 2019 (Tuesday), 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
16 January 2019 (Wednesday), 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction: English

The two sessions are identical. Participants will be able to have hands-on practice.

To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/. Please note that the Library reserves the right to cancel any session due to low enrolment.

For enquiries, please call 3442-8395, email lbinf@cityu.edu.hk or visit our Law and Reference Help Desk.

(9 Jan 2019)

Library Orientation Session for Non-local Undergraduate Students

Library Orientation Tour for Non-local Undergraduate Students

Welcome to CityU! The Library is conducting an Orientation Session specifically designed for non-local undergraduate students who have just joined CityU in Semester B, 2018/19. The Orientation Session includes an introduction to the Library’s services and resources with hands-on practice, and a Library Tour with brief overview of various Library collections and facilities at selected service points.

During the Session, you will learn:

  • How to use the Library website to locate needed information.
  • How to use CityU LibraryFind to identify and locate materials, including books, DVDs, Course Reserve materials, and more.
  • How to help yourself in the Library and how to get help from librarians and library staff.
  • The locations of various service counters, equipment, and resources in the Library.
Date: Time:
14 Jan 2019 (Mon) 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (English)

Venue: User Education Room, Library

Enrollment method:First-come, first-served! There is no need to register.

For enquiries, please visit the Law and Reference Help Desk, call 3442-8395 or email: lbinf@cityu.edu.hk.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(7 Jan 2019)

LexisNexis Student Ambassador @ CityU Library Nov 2018 - Apr 2019

LexisNexis Student Ambassador @ CityU Library Nov 2018 - Apr 2019

Duration:
November 2018 - April 2019
Semester A’s weekly schedule - Tue 16:00-18:00; Wed 15:00-17:00; Thur 14:00-16:00; Fri 11:00-13:00

Location:
Law Collection and Services Section, Run Run Shaw Library

(19 Nov 2018)