Open workshops welcome all members in the university community to attend. These are the workshops the Library organizes:
- Classification of Materials in the Library
- This class explains essential elements of a classification number, how they are created and assigned, and how library materials are organized and shelved.
- Company Information
- Shows how to use library databases and Internet resources to locate company information, such as
annual reports, company financials, company history, company news and profiles.
- Current Awareness Services
- Participants will learn how to: set up a RSS feed reader account, create search & citation alerts from library databases and create Table of Contents Alerts for their favorite journal titles.
- The Library has an expanding e-book collection, over 100,000 titles, in different subjects. This workshop will introduce the techniques in searching for e-books and how to fully exploit available features such as searching within a title or across titles, and the print and download facilities.
- Effective Presentations
- Participants learn the core elements of effective classroom presentation in two sessions: Effective Presentations I - Preparing and Organizing your Content and Effective Presentations II - Delivering your Message.
- Evaluating and Citing Web Resources for Research
- This class teaches evaluation criteria, distinguishing hoaxes and lies, and
how to cite Web resources in academic papers.
- IC Workshop on PDF
- Covers how to use facilities available at the Information Commons (IC) to handle PDF files, including file conversion, extracting and inserting pages, adding comments and annotations.
- IC Workshop on Poster Making
- Demonstrates how to use Paint.NET and Microsoft Publisher 2010 to create posters for project presentation.
- IC Workshop on PowerPoint
- Covers basic functions of Microsoft PowerPoint such as inserting tables & graphics, applying themes & transitions, and applying custom animations.
- IC Workshop on Short Video Production
- Shows how to produce short videos using Windows Movie Maker and Adobe Premiere Pro.
- Legal Information
- Introduces participants to a range of print and electronic legal resources covering the jurisdictions of Hong Kong, UK, US and Mainland China.
- LexisNexis Academic & WiseNews
- LexisNexis Academic and WiseNews are two primary full-text news databases. LexisNexis Academic contains over 6,000 international English language sources while WiseNews specializes in Chinese language newspapers published in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan and Macau. This workshop demonstrates effective searching of the databases with hands-on exercises.
- This hands-on workshop teaches users how to get from a citation to a microform printout or scan.
- News and
Business Information on China
- This workshop demonstrates ways to retrieve first-hand business and statistical information on China.
- PowerSearch is a new resource discovery tool which allows users to search multiple databases simultaneously. This workshop will introduce practical tips on how to: select the most appropriate databases, perform simple and advanced search, and customize personal accounts to fit individual research needs.
- ProQuest & EBSCOhost Research Databases
- Provides participants ample opportunities to learn and practice effective searching of these two popular databases.
- RefWorks is an online bibliographic management tool. This workshop teaches how to organize citations, import references from different subject databases, create in-text references and format a bibliography or reference list in various citation styles.
- Resources for Job Hunting
- Introduces the job hunting process and related information resources.
- Resources on Postgraduate Studies
- This class leads participants to useful resources on choosing a program (local or overseas); language and admission tests (GMAT, GRE, IELTS, TOEFL, etc.); financing studies, and Graduate School survival tips.
- Reuters is a sophisticated financial database which covers stocks, warrants, options, futures and indices traded in 166 exchanges; 500,000 bonds; 175 currencies; and a vast range of economic indicators. It also provides current and historical investment data of up to 20 years, and company profiles with financial statements of the past 10-15 years; and more.
Students learn to find and retrieve current and historical financial data; plot and download price line graphs; compare stocks' performances; and search for companies that meet certain criteria.
- SDC Platinum
- SDC Platinum is the industry standard for information on M&A, new issues, syndicated loans, project finance, etc. Participants will learn how to: construct search queries, create M&A reports & league tables, and generate tear sheet.
- Web of Science Citation Databases
- This workshop teaches you to search the abstracts of articles in 7,600+ international journals; find articles that cite a particular author or work; trace the number of times that an article has been cited; create citation alerts; rank your search results by different criteria; and more.