Information Research Skills for Business Students (2016-2017)

Thanks for your interest in the “Information Research Skills for Business Students” online course!

With your support, the "Information Research Skills for Business Students (2016-2017)" online course has ended on 30 Apr 2017. Please check this page for future announcement of Library online courses or sign up for our Library's email alerts to keep updated with the latest Library news, including workshop/online course registration announcements.

You are also encouraged to visit our business research guides to learn more about finding business information.


Information Research Skills for Business Students provides the opportunity for students to develop and improve their information research skills related to the field of Business, including their abilities to: explain the significance of developing research skills; identify appropriate information resources for use in Business study and practice; apply basic search strategies and criteria to identify, locate and evaluate information sources; use information ethically.

The Course

This interactive course, with 9 self-paced online learning modules, is to be accessed on Canvas . The course starts on 29 August 2016 and will end on 30 April 2017.

Modules of the Course:

  1. Why are research skills important?
  2. Google doesn’t have it all
  3. Find information for your research and assignments
  4. Company information
  5. Industry and market information
  6. Information on selected business topics
  7. How to tell if your sources are good enough for your study and research?
  8. Preventing plagiarism
  9. Understanding referencing/citing sources of information

There are also activities such as readings, interactive tutorials and exercises to reinforce learning.

Get a Certificate!

Participants who have taken all the ten modules, completed all quizzes, and scored at least 80% for each quiz, will be awarded an e-certificate by email according to the following schedule:

Course completed by e-Certificate sent by
2 December 2016 16 December 2016
30 April 2017 14 May 2017

Join and Access

Users may join the course at any time from 29 August 2016 to 15 April 2017.

To join and access the course:

  1. Log into Canvas.
  2. In the left menu, select Courses, then click on All Courses.
  3. Click on the Browse More Courses button at the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Under "Information Research Skills for Business Students", click the Join this Course button.
  5. The course is then included in your course list.  You can access the course right away.

Notes to Instructors and CityU Staff

CityU staff members are also welcome to take the Course. To try out or take the Course, follow the steps in the section "Join and Access" above.