Run Run Shaw Library

Information Skills Workshops (Semester B, 2018-2019)

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

OSIRIS & BankFocus - Company & banking database
(Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.)

OSIRIS is a comprehensive database of companies and banks from more than 190 countries. BankFocus is a banking database that you can use to identify, analyze and monitor banks. This workshop will show you how to use both databases effectively for research.

17 Apr 2019 (Wed)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Online Registration

Thomson Reuters Eikon - Financial research database
(Duration: 1 hr.)

Thomson Reuters Eikon is a well-regarded database extensively used both in academia and industry. It provides a wide range of financial data, business description, financial summary, key ratios, key competitors, names of top executives & more.

26 Apr 2019 (Fri)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online Registration

The Library Search Platform
(Duration: 1 hr.)

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.

15 Jan 2019 (Tue)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration ended
16 Jan 2019 (Wed)
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration ended

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.

16 Jan 2019 (Wed)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration ended
26 Feb 2019 (Tue)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration ended

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.

19 Feb 2019 (Tue)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration ended

SciFinder
(Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.)

SciFinder is a research discovery tool by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) that allows you to access a wide diversity of research from many scientific disciplines.

  • 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
28 Feb 2019 (Thu)
11:00am - 12:30nn
Registration ended

Citation Made Easy: Using EndNote
(Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.)

EndNote is a citation management software tool 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 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
12 Apr 2019 (Fri)
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration ended

Passport - Global market information database
(Duration: 1 hr.)

Passport is a global market information database and analysis tool containing data and reports across industries, consumers and economies worldwide. It also includes comparable market statistics on industries, countries and consumers, as well as data analysis functions which allows users to customize and visualize data for specific needs

15 Apr 2019 (Mon)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration ended
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.