Library Skills Workshop Details

Exploring iSearch

This workshop will cover all the tricks, secrets, practical searching skills and everything you need to know on locating the books, journal articles, audio-visual materials, reports and dissertations quickly and effectively.

 

Learning RefWorks – the Web-based Bibliographic Management Tool

RefWorks is an online research materials manager that can help you manage and store the information resources that you need for your coursework and research. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to create an account, export and import references and citations, organize references into folders, insert in-text references and create a bibliography in APA or other citation styles into a Word document by using a software tool, Write-N-Cite. You will be introduced to the new version of RefWorks in this workshop.

 

Finding Dissertations

Find out how you can locate dissertations and theses effectively from local and international universities that are relevant to your research work by using both Library and web resources. Database research skills for writing literature reviews will be presented, covering both English and Chinese language materials.

 

Using Google Effectively for Academic Research

Learn how to master Google and unleash its power as a research tool for quality academic resources in the Web. Join this workshop and get hands-on practice for searching scholarly literature using Google, Google Book, and Google Scholar and how to integrate Google Scholar with RefWorks and other Library-subscribed electronic resources seamlessly.

 

Avoiding Plagiarism and Citing Sources of Information

To cover the basics of academic honesty, this workshop will show you how plagiarism can easily be avoided in research and studies with different examples of using information ethically. Proper methods in writing APA format citations in research papers and assignments will also be demonstrated.

 

Discovering Journal Metrics

InCites Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and Sources session of Scopus database are major platforms that give us figures and tools for research publication evaluation. We will focus on journal level metrics, including journal ranking, journal impact factor, and other indicators offered by these databases. We will investigate how these indicators mean to research evaluation.

 

Enhancing Your Presentation Slides with Copyrighted Videos and Images

Have great difficulty in designing? Still using PowerPoint in your presentation? In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to utilize free software (Canva and Lucidpress) to create well designed presentation slides and posters with high quality videos and image provided by the Library.

 

中港台電子期刊數據庫 Using Chinese Databases

介紹中文電子期刊服務 (CEPS)、中國知網 (CNKI)、漢籍電子文獻資料庫、學術引用文獻資料庫 (ACI) 及香港中文期刊論文索引等多個中港台文獻資料數據庫。

 

Locating News Resources

Learn how to use the Library’s e-newspapers databases including WiseNews, South China Morning Post, Factiva, and other Internet resources to locate news articles.

 

Finding Hong Kong History

Other than the information available in the library collection, what else can you search for Hong Kong history? This workshop shows you where to go in the Internet.

 

Using Citation Databases to Explore Your Research Topic

This workshop will introduce two citation databases – Web of Science and Scopus. We will discuss how this kind of citation database can help in our research idea exploration.