Information Skills Workshops (Semester B, 2016-2017)

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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
Discovering Library Resources for Effective Learning: Search Strategies, Tools, Tips & More! 11 Jan 2017 (Wed) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Cancelled
13 Jan 2017 (Fri) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Registration ended
Tips and Tricks for Finding Scholarly Articles 17 Jan 2017 (Tue) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Registration ended
23 Jan 2017 (Mon) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Registration ended
Finding News Articles Using Electronic Databases 19 Jan 2017 (Thu) 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm Cancelled
8 Feb 2017 (Wed) 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Registration ended
Introduction to Citing Sources and Preventing Plagiarism 24 Jan 2017 (Tue) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Registration ended
9 Feb 2017 (Thu) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Registration ended
Finding Dissertations and Theses 13 Feb 2017 (Mon) 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm Cancelled
15 Feb 2017 (Wed) 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Registration ended
Citation Made Easy: Using ProQuest RefWorks 20 Feb 2017 (Mon) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Registration ended
23 Feb 2017 (Thu) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Registration ended
Introduction to Finding Business Information 21 Feb 2017 (Tue) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Registration ended
28 Feb 2017 (Tue) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Registration ended
Citation Made Easy: Using Mendeley 22 Feb 2017 (Wed) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Registration ended
28 Feb 2017 (Tue) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Registration ended
Get an Insider's Tips on Publishing Your Work! Emerald Guide to Getting Published 13 Mar 2017 (Mon) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 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.


Course Descriptions

Discovering Library Resources for Effective Learning: Search Strategies, Tools, Tips & More!
(Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.)

Topics in this workshop include identifying appropriate sources for your learning and research needs; knowing when to use what and where to start your information discovery journey. Tips on how to efficiently find and evaluate information will also be covered.

Tips and Tricks for Finding Scholarly Articles
(Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.)

This workshop introduces you to the techniques that can help you find scholarly articles efficiently and effectively. You will be introduced to multidisciplinary databases such as EBSCOhost and Scopus, and given the opportunity to practice the skills covered during the workshop.

Finding News Articles Using Electronic Databases
(Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.)

You will learn how to use the Library's newspaper databases to find local and worldwide news sources. Demonstration will be given on the use of WiseNews, Factiva and other resources to locate news articles.

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.

Finding Dissertations and Theses
(Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.)
(Please note: Participants should have experience in searching Library databases and Library Catalogue.)

You will learn how to locate dissertations and theses that are relevant to your research topics using both Library and web resources. You will be introduced to ProQuest Dissertation and Theses A&I and given the opportunities to practice the skills covered during the workshop.

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

You will learn how to use the new and improved version of 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 folders.

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 or an industry. How to find business environment information as well as tips for finding business case studies will also be covered. It also includes points for evaluating business information freely available on the web.

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

You will learn how to use Mendeley, a free reference manager and academic social network, to compile your library of references, cite as you write, and create a reference list or bibliography in your preferred citation style.

Get an Insider's Tips on Publishing Your Work! Emerald Guide to Getting Published
(Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.)

This talk will provide you with an insider's guide to academic publishing. In this talk given by Ms. Julie Chia-Yi LIN of Emerald Publishing, you will learn about: why one should publish; building a personal publication strategy; polishing your work: tips and suggestions; surviving peer review; and more strategies to increase the impact of your publications.