Information Skills Workshops (Semester A, 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

Citation Made Easy: Using EndNote
(Duration: 1.5 hrs.)

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
23 Aug 2018 (Thu)
10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Online Registration
27 Sept 2018 (Thu)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online Registration
10 Oct 2018 (Wed)
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Registration
25 Oct 2018 (Thu)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online Registration
31 Oct 2018 (Wed)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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.

4 Sept 2018 (Tue)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Registration
6 Sept 2018 (Thu)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Registration
9 Oct 2018 (Tue)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Registration
11 Oct 2018 (Thu)
1:00 pm - 2:00 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.

4 Oct 2018 (Thu)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online Registration

Introduction to 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.

8 Oct 2018 (Mon)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Registration

Using Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports
(Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.)

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.

16 Oct 2018 (Tue)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online Registration

Scopus
(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.

18 Oct 2018 (Thu)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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.