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Information Skills Workshops (Semester B, 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 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.

18 Jan 2018 (Thu)
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Online Registration
29 Jan 2018 (Mon)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online Registration

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.

19 Jan 2018 (Fri)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Online Registration
1 Mar 2018 (Thu)
6:30pm - 8:00pm
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.

23 Jan 2018 (Tue)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Online Registration
27 Feb 2018 (Tue)
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Online Registration

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.

24 Jan 2018 (Wed)
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Online Registration
23 Feb 2018 (Fri)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Online Registration

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

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.

12 Feb 2018 (Mon)
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Online Registration
6 Mar 2018 (Tue)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Online Registration

Finding Employer Information for Job Seekers
(Duration: 1 hr.)

In this workshop you will learn how to find basic details about a potential employer using Library databases and freely available websites. Topics covered include how to find available background information, key staff and more. Social media sources such as LinkedIn and Twitter will also be covered.

15 Mar 2018 (Thu)
6:30pm - 7:30pm

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10 Apr 2018 (Tue)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
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.