Information Skills Workshops (Semester B, 2019-2020)

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

Using Library Resources for Newcomers
(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.

06 Jan 2020 (Mon)
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Online Registration
07 Jan 2020 (Tue)
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Online Registration
08 Jan 2020 (Wed)
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Online Registration

EndNote Basics
(Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.)

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

In this session, users will learn how to:

  • Create a personal EndNote library of searchable references
  • Add references to your library from various sources including CityU LibraryFind and Google Scholar
  • Organize references in your library for easy retrieval
  • Insert citations into a Word document in a preferred style
  • Register for an EndNote Online account and view some of its major features
14 Jan 2020 (Tue)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online Registration
21 Jan 2020 (Tue)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online Registration
06 Feb 2020 (Thu)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Registration

Advanced EndNote
(Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.)

EndNote has some advanced features that can help you make the research process more effective and flexible, and save you time.

In this session, users will learn how to:

  • Share your EndNote references with others
  • Keep references up-to-date and organized in your EndNote library
  • Work effectively with PDF documents
  • Edit an output style and find journal templates
  • Apply tips for working with Word

Participants are expected to have either attended the EndNote Basics workshop or acquired some skills in using EndNote before coming to this session.

31 Jan 2020 (Fri)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online Registration
10 Feb 2020 (Mon)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Registration
21 Feb 2020 (Fri)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online Registration

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 Jan 2020 (Fri)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online Registration
27 Feb 2020 (Thu)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Registration

Finding Business / Company 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.

04 Feb 2020 (Tue)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online Registration

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.

13 Feb 2020 (Thu)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Registration
17 Feb 2020 (Mon)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online Registration

Introduction to Finding Statistics
(Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.)

This workshop will demonstrate how to locate statistics using library resources such as Passport, OSIRIS and INFOBANK and online resources freely available on the web. Some tips on evaluating statistics will be provided.

18 Feb 2020 (Tue)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online Registration
Venue: Library User Education Room (G3611)
Medium of Instruction: English

N.B. The Library reserves the right to cancel any classes due to low enrolment.