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Library Instruction for Postgraduates

2016 Library orientationThese tours and classes are designed especially for PGs, to help make your research & learning more efficient & effective.

Check Library Event Registration for upcoming classes and register using your ITSC username and password.

General Orientation in Fall 2016

The General Orientation for PGs is a 75 min. combination tour & info briefing. Get familiar with the Library facilities, resources and service points!

Venue: Meet at Library Gallery on ground floor

15 August
Monday
16 August
Tuesday
17 August
Wednesday
18 August
Thursday
19 August
Friday
20 August
Saturday
10:00-11:15 Tour 1
11:30-12:45 Tour 2
14:00-15:15 Tour 3
15:30-16:45 Tour 4
10:00-11:15 Tour 5
11:30-12:45 Tour 6
14:00-15.15 Tour 7
15:30-16:45 Tour 8
22 August
Monday
23 August
Tuesday
24 August
Wednesday
25 August
Thursday
26 August
Friday
27 August
Saturday
13:45-15:00 Tour 9
15:30-16:45 Tour 10
10:45-12:00 Tour 11
12:15-13:30 Tour 12
10:45-12:00 Tour 13
12:15-13:30 Tour 14
13:45-15:00 Tour 15
10:45-12:00 Tour 16
13:45-15:00 Tour 17
10:45-12:00 Tour 18
12:15-13:30 Tour 19
13:00-14:15 Tour 20
13:30-14:45 Tour 21
14:30-15:45 Tour 22
15:00:16:15 Tour 23

Professional Development Workshop for Research Postgraduate (RPGs)

The Library offers School-specific workshops for RPGs as part of the HKUST’s Professional Development Courses for:

  • CHEM 6770
  • ENGG 6770
  • IDPO 6770
  • LIFS 6770
  • MATH 6770
  • PHYS 6770
  • SBMT 6770
  • SHSS 6770

The two workshops cover useful tips and skills to search for research literature effectively and use information ethically and responsibly:

1. Searching Research Literature Effectively

Your subject librarian will show you useful tips and skills to search for research literature effectively. The session will focus on:

  • Major Subject Databases & E-resources
  • Smart Searching in Subscribed Databases & Google Scholar
  • Locating High Impact Journals and Articles
  • Staying Current with Search and Citation Alert

2. Academic Integrity & Intellectual Property

Academic integrity and understanding the value of information you use and create are vital  as you pursue your scholarly profession. This session will focus on:

  • Judging What is Plagiarism & How to Avoid It
  • Differences between Plagiarism and Copyright Violation
  • Hong Kong Copyright Law and Legitimate Use and Fair Dealing
  • HKUST Intellectual Property Policies

Check the PDC System for schedules of the two workshops.

Other Library Classes

A wide variety of open workshops and course specific classes are offered throughout the year. Watch out for our email announcements or check upcoming classes at Library Event Registration.

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last modified 06 September 2016