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

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
Online Registration
16 Jan 2019 (Wed)
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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.

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

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
11 Feb 2019 (Mon)
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Online Registration
15 Feb 2019 (Fri)
6:30pm - 8:00pm
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.

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

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
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.