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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.


General Orientation in Fall 2019

Get familiar with the Library facilities, resources and service points in this 75-minute tour and briefing session. 

Venue: Meet at Library Gallery on G/F

Registration link (login with your ITSC username & password)

29 August Thursday 30 August Friday 31 August Saturday 7 September Saturday
11:00-12:15 Tour 1
12:30-13:45 Tour 2
14:15-15:30 Tour 3
14:30-15:45 Tour 4
11:30-12:45 Tour 5
12:30-13:45 Tour 6
13:30-14:45 Tour 7
14:30-15:45 Tour 8
15:30-16:45 Tour 9
09:30-10:45 Tour 10
11:15-12:30 Tour 11
13:00-14:15 Tour 12
13:30-14:45 Tour 13
14:30-15:45 Tour 14
15:15-16:30 Tour 15
09:45-11:00 Tour 16
11:30-12:45 Tour 17
12:30-13:45 Tour 18
14:00-15:15 Tour 19
14:15-15:30 Tour 20
16:00-17:15 Tour 21


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:

  • IDPO 6770
  • PDEV 6770A (School of Science)
  • PDEV 6770B (School of Engineering)
  • PDEV 6770C (School of Business & Management)
  • PDEV 6770D (School of Humanities & Social Sciences)
  • PDEV 6770E (IDPO)

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 the workshop schedules.

Other Library Classes

A wide variety of Researchers’ Series Seminars, 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 28 October 2019