Run Run Shaw Library

Information Skills Workshops (Semester A, 2017-2018)

The Library offers a variety of Orientation Programmes and Information Skills Workshops to help students and staff improve their information research skills. Our Information Skills Workshops will help you learn how to identify, locate, and use information resources effectively and ethically, and improve your awareness of current research resources, tools and strategies. Additionally, the Library organizes workshops that are led by vendor representatives to increase users' understanding of various electronic resources. The sessions are open to all CityU students and staff.

Course Date & Time Registration

Exploring CityU LibraryFind: the New Library Search Platform
(Duration: 45 min.)

CityU LibraryFind provides both simple search interface and advanced searching functionalities for you to find books, media resources, articles, and more, all in one place. This hands-on session will include tips on how to find books and media, how to search and locate scholarly articles, manage your account, request items, and more.

5 Sep 2017 (Tue)
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Online Registration
15 Sep 2017 (Fri)
11:00am - 11:45am
Online Registration
3 Oct 2017 (Tue)
3:00pm - 3:45pm
Online Registration
9 Oct 2017 (Mon)
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Online Registration
18 Oct 2017 (Wed)
3:00pm - 3:45pm
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Introduction to Finding Business Information
(Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.)

This workshop will introduce you to Library and online resources that can help you find up-to-date information on a business topic, a company, an industry, and markets. Tips for finding business case studies will also be covered. It also includes points for evaluating business information freely available on the web.

11 Oct 2017 (Wed)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Online Registration
24 Oct 2017 (Tue)
6:30pm - 8:00pm
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Using Scopus Database
(Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.)

You will learn how to use Scopus, a multidisciplinary citation and abstract database, to find high quality research literature in your field, identify top articles on a topic, track and analyze research information, and more.

17 Oct 2017 (Tue)
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Online Registration
8 Nov 2017 (Wed)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
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Introduction to Citing Sources and Preventing Plagiarism
(Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.)

You will learn how to use information ethically. The workshop addresses what does and does not constitute plagiarism, and when and how to cite sources properly. APA and IEEE citation styles will be used as examples.

27 Oct 2017 (Fri)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Online Registration
7 Nov 2017 (Tue)
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Online Registration

Citation Made Easy: Using ProQuest RefWorks
Participants should have experience in searching Library databases and Library Catalogue.
(Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.)

You will learn how to use the new and improved version of ProQuest RefWorks to collect, manage and organize references and full-text articles, to cite in your preferred citation style as you write, and to collaborate with peers or colleagues by sharing collections.

30 Oct 2017 (Mon)
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Online Registration
13 Nov 2017 (Mon)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Online Registration
Venue: Library User Education Room (G3611)
Medium of Instruction: English

N.B. The Library reserves the right to cancel any classes with less than 5 registrants.