Information Skills Workshops (Semester A, 2019-2020)

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

Using Library Resources for Newcomers
(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.

27 Aug 2019 (Tue)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Walk-ins are welcome if seats are available
29 Aug 2019 (Thur)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
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Walk-ins are welcome if seats are available
02 Sep 2019 (Mon)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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03 Sep 2019 (Tue)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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04 Sep 2019 (Wed)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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05 Sep 2019 (Thu)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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06 Sep 2019 (Fri)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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07 Sep 2019 (Sat)
11:00 am - 12:00 nn
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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02 Oct 2019 (Wed)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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04 Oct 2019 (Fri)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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EndNote Basics
(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
30 Sep 2019 (Mon)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online Registration
10 Oct 2019 (Thu)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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15 Oct 2019 (Tue)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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17 Oct 2019 (Thu)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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06 Nov 2019 (Wed)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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22 Nov 2019 (Fri)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Advanced EndNote
(Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.)

EndNote has some advanced features that can help to make the research process more effective and flexible, and save you time.

In this session, users will learn how to:

  • Share and edit EndNote libraries with others
  • Keep EndNote library references up-to-date and organized
  • Work effectively with PDF documents
  • Edit an output style and find journal templates
  • Use EndNote to connect with Web of Science and PubMed
  • Apply tips for working with Word

Participants should have previously attended a regular EndNote workshop before coming to this session.

31 Oct 2019 (Thu)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online Registration
27 Nov 2019 (Wed)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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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.

09 Oct 2019 (Wed)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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28 Oct 2019 (Mon)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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05 Nov 2019 (Tue)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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20 Nov 2019 (Wed)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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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.

18 Oct 2019 (Fri)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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13 Nov 2019 (Wed)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Introduction to Finding Statistics
(Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.)

This workshop will demonstrate how to locate statistics using library resources such as Passport, OSIRIS and INFOBANK and online resources freely available on the web. Some tips on evaluating statistics will be provided.

21 Oct 2019 (Mon)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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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.

24 Oct 2019 (Thu)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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30 Oct 2019 (Wed)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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11 Nov 2019 (Mon)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online Registration
19 Nov 2019 (Tue)
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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26 Nov 2019 (Tue)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Quality Publishing with IEEE
(Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.)

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. This talk will cover:

  • Introduction to IEEE
  • IEEE publications: quality & impact
  • Preparation of manuscript
  • Submission: journals & conferences
  • Review process
  • IEEE open access publishing options
  • Author tools

Speaker: Mr. Alex Liu (Client Services Manager, Info Access & Distribution)

14 Oct 2019 (Mon)
11:00 am - 12:15 nn
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Academic Writing Workshop
(Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.)

This workshop focuses on the vital importance of structure and clarity in academic writing. You will learn how to set goals, plan and write. It is ideal for entry-level researchers or those hoping to enhance the quality and impact of writing.

Speaker: Mr. Nick Case (Chief Operations Officer, AsiaEdit)

22 Oct 2019 (Tue)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Emerald Guide to Getting Published
(Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.)

Emerald Publishing Limited publishes nearly 300 journals and over 2,500 books and book series volumes in the fields of business, management and more.

Topics covered in this workshop:

  • Developing a personal publication strategy
  • Editorial and reviewing process in publishing
  • How to survive peer review
  • How to promote your work
  • Open access

Speaker: Ms. Julie Lin (Emerald Open Access Publisher)

25 Oct 2019 (Fri)
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Online Registration

Making Your Research Have an Impact
(Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.)

In this workshop, the speaker will share some practical tips to help you get your research seen, read and hopefully making an impact. From this workshop, you will take away insights on:

  • What makes a good title?
  • Using your abstract to increase your visibility
  • Creating digital signposts to your research
  • Communicating your research to the right audience
  • Promoting your research using social media
  • Measuring and mapping your impact through using Altmetrics
  • Open access publishing

Speaker: Ms. Victoria Babbit (Director of Researcher Development and Outreach, Taylor & Francis)

08 Nov 2019 (Fri)
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online Registration
Venue: Library User Education Room (G3611)
Medium of Instruction: English

N.B. The Library reserves the right to cancel any classes due to low enrolment.