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Using Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports – An Information Skills Workshops @CityU Library

Using Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports – An Information Skills Workshops @CityU Library

You are cordially invited to participate in the upcoming Web of Science (WoS) training workshop organized by the Library. This workshop will feature WoS, a citation database of Clarivate Analytics. It will cover Essential Science Indicators (ESI), and Journal Citation Reports (JCR), citation-based research analytics tools built upon the foundation of WoS. These tools will help you identify and analyze top-performing journals, authors, and papers, so as to critically evaluate research based on citation data. The workshop will also touch upon the use of EndNote in the research writing process.

In this training session, you will learn:

  • How to find suitable topics or research fields
  • How to align with research fronts
  • How to get the papers with high impact
  • How to find your collaborators
  • How to select journals to publish
  • How to manage your literature
  • How to create your references efficiently
  • How to follow topics or papers of your interest

Speaker:Mr. Stephen Shen, Team Leader, Product Solution Specialist, Clarivate Analytics

Date and time:16 October 2018 (Tuesday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue:User Education Room, Library

Medium of instruction:English

All staff and students are welcome! To reserve a seat, please visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/isw/

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

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(8 Oct 2018)

Memories of Central: A Photography Exhibition 舊城中環 – 照片展覽

Event poster

For registration of the talk (in Cantonese), please visit: http://bit.ly/2IcC0pb

(2 Oct 2018)

Scopus – An Information Skills Workshop @CityU Library

Scopus – 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:18 October 2018 (Thursday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 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.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(27 Sep 2018)

The Library has subscribed to EndNote

The Library has recently subscribed to EndNote, a reference management software program. Using EndNote, you can create a personal library of searchable references. You can also use it to automatically insert citations and a bibliography into a Word document.

The program ProQuest RefWorks will be retired in August, 2019.

The Library decided to subscribe to EndNote as it has a range of powerful features. Using EndNote, you can:

  • Enjoy the flexibility of using EndNote Desktop installed on your computer at work or at home, or use EndNote Online wherever you have an internet connection.
  • Choose from over 6000 bibliographic styles including those required by a publisher or a journal.
  • Select from a range of options to add the full-text to references in your EndNote library and update the references automatically.

Take a look at the Library’s EndNote Research Guide for more information.

The Library will be offering EndNote training as part of the Information Skills Workshops. The next workshop is on Thursday 27 September at 3:00 pm in the Library’s User Education Room.

(20 Sep 2018)

Introduction to Finding Business / Company Information – An Information Skills Workshop @CityU Library

Introduction to Finding Business / Company Information – An Information Skills Workshop @CityU Library

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming workshop, Introduction to Finding Business / Company Information. In this workshop, participants will explore a range of Library and web based resources to find credible business information.

Points covered include how to find:

  • Information on a business topic or a company
  • Company, industry and market reports
  • Case studies

The workshop also includes points for evaluating business information available on the web.

All staff and students are welcome!

Date and time: 8 October 2018 (Monday), 6:30 pm – 8:00 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.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(19 Sep 2018)

Library Newsletter September 2018 Issue Available Now!

Library Newsletter Sep 2018

We would like to extend our warmest welcome to you all in the new academic year at CityU.

In this Issue, you can find out how to keep your research organized and up-to-date by using EndNote and BrowZine. We are also happy to introduce to you to an award-winning reference tool, AccessEngineering.

In case you are not aware, the Library has provided various Research Support Workshops during the Summer, and more workshops will also be coming. We'd like to introduce our research support services and the team of staff behind the scene. Find out more about the details in this Newsletter.

We continue to bring you updates about the new Library facilities, the seating re-arrangement and the new location of the Law Collection.

Please visit the Library Newsletter at:
http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/about/newsletter/issue_201809.htm

Enjoy!

(14 Sep 2018)

Citing Sources and Preventing Plagiarism – An Information Skills Workshop @CityU Library

Citing Sources and Preventing Plagiarism – An Information Skills Workshop @CityU Library

The Library is pleased to announce the upcoming workshop, Citing Sources and Preventing Plagiarism.

Introduction to Citing Sources and Preventing Plagiarism

Date and Time: 4 October 2018 (Thursday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Description: You will learn how to use information ethically and how to cite sources properly. APA and IEEE citation styles will be used as examples.

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.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(13 Sep 2018)

CityU Scholars - Training Workshops and Consultation Sessions

CityU Scholars - Training Workshops and Consultation Sessions

The Library is pleased to offer another round of CityU Scholars Training Workshops and Consultation Sessions at the start of the new academic year. If you are a new faculty member, a newly enrolled research student, a newly appointed CityU Scholars departmental administrator, or even if you would simply like to refresh your knowledge on CityU Scholars, the Workshops and Consultation Sessions are for YOU.

CityU Scholars is an Integrated Research Information System which aggregates the University's research information from different internal and external sources on a single platform. Its web portal showcases our researchers' research output, activities and achievement to the global audience. Records collected in the CityU Scholars will be extracted by the University for reporting (e.g. RGC reporting), performance review (e.g. annual appraisal) and benchmarking purposes.

New faculty and research students by default will have a researcher account in CityU Scholars. With the account, you will need to do the following:

  • Add in your biographical information to enrich your CityU Scholars researcher profile
  • Manage your research output information by verifying and claiming the Library-harvested records or creating your own records
  • Enter your research activity information (e.g. journal editorship, organising a conference, consultation services)
  • Record your research achievement (e.g. prizes and honours, impact cases, press and media coverage)
  • Complete the ORCID Creation and Integration Exercise which is a University Requirement

The Workshop will show you how to perform the aforementioned.

Registration is needed for the Workshops only. We encourage you to stay behind for the Consultation Session that follows. Bring your own CV or publication list, try entering the information in your CityU Scholars account and discuss your questions face to face with our ambassadors in a more personalized way during the Consultation Session. Those who skip the Workshop are also welcome to walk in for the Consultation Session.

  24th September 2018 2nd October 2018
Workshops* 10:00am – 11:30am 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Consultation Sessions** 11:30am – 12:30pm 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue: Library User Education Room
Online Registration: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/research/workshop/cs.htm

* Workshops: The two sessions are identical with 30 quota each. The Library reserves the right to cancel any session with less than 5 registrants.

** Consultation Sessions: Walk in anytime during the timeslot.

Any further enquiries can be directed to lbscholars@cityu.edu.hk.

(7 Sep 2018)

Law Library Workshops (Semester A 2018/19)

At the beginning of a new academic year, the Library has arranged a series of workshops to show you how to use legal materials effectively for your study and research. The law library workshops cover a variety of topics which are closely related to the curriculum: common law materials, maritime law information, law journals and other secondary materials, citation of legal information, as well as the use of major law databases. Please find below a list of them. Full details are available from our web page, http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/course/law.htm.

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

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!

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

(31 Aug 2018)

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: 4 September 2018 (Tuesday), 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6 September 2018 (Thursday), 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
9 October 2018 (Tuesday), 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
11 October 2018 (Thursday), 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction: English

The four 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.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(28 Aug 2018)

Library "Getting Started" Sessions for New Postgraduate Students

Citation Made Easy: Using EndNote

Welcome to City University of Hong Kong! Registration is now open for the Library Orientation Sessions for New Postgraduate Students.

In this one-hour "Getting Started" Session, you will discover how to use the Library's search platform and resources to support your learning and research.

Medium of instruction: English
Venue: User Education Room, Library

We also provide a 30-minute Library Orientation Tour after each "Getting Started" Session to show you the locations and arrangement of the Library's collections and facilities. Also register for a tour session to secure a place!

For more information, visit: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/orient/orient_pg.htm

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!

(27 Aug 2018)

Citation Made Easy: Using EndNote - An Information Skills Workshop @CityU Library

Citation Made Easy: Using EndNote

Want to make organizing your research a whole lot easier? Try EndNote!

EndNote is a citation management software tool you can use to store and manage references, and insert citations and a bibliography when writing academic papers.

In this session, users will learn how to:

  • Create a personal library of searchable references
  • Add references to the library from various sources including CityU LibraryFind and Google Scholar
  • Organize references in your EndNote library for easy retrieval
  • Insert citations into a Word document in a preferred style or in a format required by a journal.
  • Register for an EndNote Online account and view some of its major features
Date and Time: 23 August 2018 (Thursday), 10:30 am - 12:00 noon
27 September 2018 (Thursday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
25 October 2018 (Thursday), 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
31 October 2018 (Wednesday), 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: User Education Room, Library
Medium of instruction: English

The four 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 with less than 5 registrants.

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

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

(16 Aug 2018)

Library Orientation Tours for New Students

Library Orientation Tours for New Students

Welcome to CityU! To prepare for the new academic year at CityU, you are highly recommended to join our 30-minute Library Orientation Tour to get an overview of the Library's services, collections, and facilities.

The Library Tours will be offered from:

29 August (Wednesday) to 14 September (Friday) 2018

  • Attend a walk-in tour offered from 29-31 August. No registration is required for these early bird sessions.
  • Register now via AIMS for tours offered from 3-14 September.

To learn more, visit http://www.cityu.edu.hk/lib/instruct/orient/tours.htm.

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!

(9 Aug 2018)