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Library Workshops

In every academic term, the Library will organize a series of workshops for all students and staff to get you prepared for the new term, to help you use various Library resources for research and study, to improve your searching and evaluation skills, and to sharpen your research skills. Some workshops are specifically designed for undergraduates, postgraduates and staff. All Faculty are also welcome to contact us to offer some tailor-made workshops for their courses to meet their students’ specific information needs on a certain discipline. All students and staff in a group can also request for a Library workshops in case the scheduled courses cannot meet their needs and time.


Library Workshops -  2019/20

All the Library Workshops of 2019/20 have been completed. Thank you for all the support. Please refer to "Previous Workshops" below for more details (including the video recordings) of the workshops.
Library Workshops will be held again in Term 1 of 2020/21.


Previous Workshops

Library Workshops 2019/20 Term 2 

Workshop Handouts (For Students and Staff only)

Video recordings of the workshops have been made due to suspension of face-to-face classes in this term. Please click the workshop titles to find the video recording links.

Information Discovery & Reference Management Workshops

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Finding Useful Information in 1-Search
Description 
To introduce the major functions of “1-Search” and other searching skills for finding different types of resources for academic research.
Upon completion of the workshop, you will be able to:
  • Understand the basic and advance functions in 1-Search and to search across the Library resources for books, journals, articles, e-resources, etc.;
  • Set up personalized options in 1-Search, such as “My Favourites” and “alerts”; and
  • Search for different research resources beyond our Library

Click to View the Recording 

Locating Statistical Resources

Description
To introduce different databases (e.g Statista, CEIC) for finding useful statistical data for quantitative research

Upon completion of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish between data and statistics;
  • Learn the statistical resources in the Library collection; and
  • Search and use some popular financial databases and statistical resources on the Internet

Click to View the Recording

Reference Management with RefWorks and more

Description
To introduce the basic skills in using the citation management tool, including “RefWorks” and some other free tools such as Zotero, for organizing citations effectively.

Upon completion of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Create a RefWorks account
  • Import references into the RefWorks account by direct import
  • Create bibliographies in different citation formats
  • Create in-text references/bibliographies by using Write-N-Cite; and
  • Know the basic functions on importing and exporting citations in other free citation management tools (e.g. Zotero)

Click to View the Recording

Library Resources for Arts and Social Sciences Students

Description
To provide skills to create citation and retrieve specific resources for preparation of Arts and Social Sciences courses assignments.

Upon completion of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Learn how to search information for specific resources on Arts and Humanities, and on Social Sciences;
  • Evaluate the research information found; and
  • Create citations in MLA and APA citation formats

Click to View the Recording

News Discovery and more: Factiva & Nexis Uni

Description
To provide fundamental knowledge of the 2 major news databases. Basic skills on detecting fake news will also be discussed.

Upon completion of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Explore the functions of Factiva and Nexis Uni to discover news articles
  • Understand how to locate company information, industry profiles and legal cases; and
  • Learn basic principles of spotting fake news, and steps to evaluate news sources

Click to View the Recording

Database & Software Application Workshops

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Retrieving Financial News and Data with Thomson Reuters Eikon
Invited Speaker:
Ms. Iris LEUNG, Representative from Refinitiv

Description
Representatives from the Thomson Reuters Eikon will explain basic functionalities of the financial database on retrieving real-time financials.
Upon completion of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand the core functions of the Thomson Reuters Eikon interface; and
  • Locate real-time financial data, ownership data on public corporations, etc.

Click to View the Recording 

Basics to SPSS
Description 
To provide solid knowledge on using SPSS for building up data file and generating simple statistical analysis.
Upon completion of the workshop, you will be able to:
  • Construct a SPSS data file;
  • Manipulate various file format and functions in SPSS; and
  • Conduct simple data analysis and prepare graphs with SPSS

Click to View the Recordings:
Part 1 - Introduction
Part 2 - Data Transformation

Working with Disorganized Data with OpenRefine
Description
To explore the basic functions of the free software OpenRefine to clean up the messy data into an organised dataset.
Upon completion of the workshop, you will be able to:
  • Understand basic functions of the OpenRefine interface;
  • Construct and import data file into the OpenRefine; and
  • Perform data cleaning, data transformation and data exporting

Click to View the Recording

Research Work Publishing Workshops

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A Guide to Getting Published

Invited Speaker:
Ms. Julie LIN, OA Publisher, Emerald

Description
Academic journal publishers adopt highly rigorous selection process in deciding which manuscript to publish. It is important for a researcher to understand about the publication process and ways to submit your work to the publishers.
Upon completion of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Develop a set of personal publication strategies
  • Know how to survive in Peer Review
  • Learn ways to promote one's academic work
  • Understand basic principles of Open Access

Click to View the Recording

Understanding Impact Factors in Academic Research

Description
To explain the concepts of journal ranking and related journal impact factors as a tool to evaluate the academic publications.

Journal ranking is a set of measurements to evaluate an academic journal's impact and quality relative to other journals in the same academic field. It is an important indicator for researchers to select which journal they will submit their manuscript to.

Upon viewing the webinar recording, you will be able to:

  • Understand different journal metrics and how to locate them; and
  • Learn the journal ranking and journal impact factors on their academic research

Click to View the Recording

Due to face-to-face classes suspension, the following Database and Application workshops have been postponed until further notice.

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Discovering Credit Research and Financials with S&P Capital IQ

Invited Speaker:
Mr. Tom LEE, Client Development Associate, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Description
To provide basic skills on using the S&P RatingsDirect Capital IQ on finding financials and reports.
Upon completion of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand the core functions of the S&P RatingsDirect Capital IQ interface; and
  • Apply the database to search for financials, credit reports of a company or a sovereignty, company information, etc.

Note: All students and staff are required to register for an individual account to access S&P RatingsDirect Capital IQ before attending the workshop. Please refer to https://www.library.ln.edu.hk/find/sp-capital-iq-online-reg for details.

Locating Instant Market News and Data with Bloomberg Professional
Description 
Representatives from the Bloomberg will give an overview of the database for searching and downloading financial data, news and reports.
Upon completion of the workshop, you will be able to:
  • Understand terminology and core functions of the Bloomberg interface; and
  • Locate instant financial data of investment markets, company filings, company and industrial news and world macroeconomic news
Advanced Statistical Analysis in SPSS
Description
To dive deeper into a few advanced statistical analysis functions in SPSS.
Upon completion of the workshop, you will be able to:
  • Able to perform some advanced data analysis with SPSS, like Multivariate analysis, Cluster analysis and Factor analysis
Making Meaning Out of Qualitative Data Using NVivo

Invited Speaker:
Dr. Paula HODGSON, Formerly Professional Consultant, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Description
To introduce the key steps in coding, organizing and reorganizing codes to formulate the initial framework of your research projects through NVivo.

NVivo is a program that enables researchers to code qualitative data. It will enable you to build categorization and relations between codes so that themes can be organically evolved in massive amounts of qualitative data during the process. In the workshop, you will learn the key steps in coding, organizing and reorganizing codes to formulate the initial framework of your research projects through NVivo.

Participants can use the PCs in MB202 with NVivo pre-installed.
Participants are also welcome to bring their own devices with NVivo installed before attending the session.
A free trial version lasting for 14 days is available at: https://www.qsrinternational.com/nvivo/trial

Visualising Research Data with Tableau

Invited Speaker:
Mr. Philip YU, Presales Consultant, Tableau

Description
Representatives from the Tableau will guide you the basic techniques on using this software to manage and visualize your research data.
Upon completion of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand core functions of the Tableau interface
  • Analyse your data with visualisations (e.g. map, time-series & trends); and
  • Build interactive visualizations with the Tableau dashboard

Workshop Venue: MB202


Research Workshops 2019/20 Term 1 (For Postgraduates)

Workshops are co-organised with School of Graduate Studies School of Graduate Studies

Workshop Handouts (For Students and Staff only)

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Applying MARKUS in Chinese and Historical Research
Invited speaker:
Dr. CHU Ming Kin 朱銘堅博士,
Assistant Professor, School of Chinese, The University of Hong Kong

Description
MARKUS is a web platform to automatically or manually perform the markup of Chinese classical text in digital format for your Chinese and historical research.
Upon completion of the workshop, students will be able to:
  • Recognise the major functions of MARKUS; and
  • Learn how to use MARKUS tags to mark-up classical Chinese text

Medium of Instruction: Chinese

Discovering Research Information Resources (Arts and Humanities & Social Sciences)
Description 
To introduce search strategies in 1-Search and other specific resources for Arts and Social Sciences, and to assess the significance of the information found. Hands-on exercises will be provided.
1-Search is a one-stop searching tool for finding books, journal articles, and multimedia items for the Library.
Arts and Humanities & Social Sciences students are welcomed to attend this workshop to:
  • Master the searching skills in 1-Search and other library subscribed platforms for academic information
  • Have an in-depth understanding on specific resources on Arts and Humanities, and Social Sciences subjects
  • Evaluate the research information found; and
  • Recognise the ethical use of information
Discovering Research Information Resources (Business Studies)
Description 
To introduce search strategies in 1-Search and other specific resources for Business Studies, and to assess the significance of the information found. Hands-on exercises will be provided.
1-Search is a one-stop searching tool for finding books, journal articles, and multimedia items for the Library.
Business Studies students are welcomed to attend this workshop to:
  • Master the searching skills in 1-Search and other library subscribed platforms for academic information
  • Have an in-depth understanding on specific resources to find business information and financial statistics effectively
  • Evaluate the research information found; and
  • Recognise the ethical use of information
How to Get your Work Published (Webinar)
Invited speaker:
Dr. Jingjing LIN,
Consultants of Nature Research, Greater China, South Korea and Mongolia, Springer

Description
To elaborate a logical manuscript structure, efficient publication strategies and successful journal submission.
Academic journal publishers adopt highly rigorous selection process in deciding which manuscript to publish. It is important for a researcher to understand about the publication process and ways to submit your work to the publishers.
Upon completion of the workshop, students will be able to:

  • Learn how to prepare a good article for journal submission
  • Recognise the peer-review process; and
  • Recognise ways to review the choices on publishing targets
Increasing Your Research Output Visibility: ORCID and Lingnan Scholars
Speaker:
Ms. Sheila CHEUNG
Senior Assistant Librarian I, Library

Description
As a researcher, having your research to be noticed and discovered is an important key to success. This workshop will introduce the following key concepts to help you as a researcher to raise your visibility throughout your knowledge creation process:

  • Establish your identity as a Researcher (ORCID iD)
  • Publishing - Paywall VS OA (Open Access)
  • Rights as an Author; and
  • Deposit your scholarly works
Understanding Research Impact Factors in Academic Research (Webinar)
Invited speaker: Dr. Ju CHEN,
Big Data Consultant (Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China), Research Intelligence Digital Analysis, Elsevier

Description
To explain the concepts of journal ranking and related journal impact factors as a tool to evaluate the academic publications.
Journal ranking is a set of measurements to evaluate an academic journal's impact and quality relative to other journals in the same academic field. It is an important indicator for researchers to select which journal they will submit their manuscript to.
Upon completion of the workshop, students will be able to:
  • Understand different journal metrics and how to locate them; and
  • Learn the journal ranking and journal impact factors on their academic research
Utilizing Statistical Resources & Locating Thesis and Dissertations
Description 
To introduce library collection and free resources on statistics; as well as online databases about thesis and dissertations. Hands-on exercises on using specific statistical resources will be provided.
Upon completion of the workshop, students will be able to:
  • Understand how to use certain statistical resources from the Library and on the Internet
  • Select and apply suitable statistical resources and databases for academic research and study use; and
  • Locate thesis and dissertations from different countries

Library Workshops 2019/20 Term 1 (For All Students & Staff)

Workshop Handouts (For Students and Staff only)

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Advanced Statistical Analysis in SPSS
Description 
To introduce advanced statistical analysis in SPSS.
Upon completion of the workshop, students will be able to:
  • Able to perform some advanced data analysis with SPSS, like Multivariate analysis, Cluster analysis and Factor analysis
Basics to SPSS
Description 
To provide basic knowledge on using SPSS for building up data file and generating simple statistical analysis.
Upon completion of the workshop, students will be able to:
  • Construct a SPSS data file
  • Acquire skills in manipulating various file format and functions in SPSS
  • Understand the basic functions on grouping of the data (e.g. Compute, Transform)
  • Conduct descriptive data analysis and prepare graphs with SPSS
Finding Useful Information in 1-Search
Description 
To introduce the major functions of “1-Search” and other searching skills for finding different types of resources for academic research.
Upon completion of the workshop, students will be able to:
  • Understand the basic and advance functions in 1-Search and to search across the Library resources for books, journals, articles, e-resources, etc.;
  • Set up personalized options in 1-Search, such as “My Favourites” and “alerts”; and
  • Search for different research resources beyond our Library
Library Resources for Arts and Social Sciences Students
Description 
To provide skills to create citation and in retrieve specific resources for preparation of Arts and Social Sciences courses assignments.
Upon completion of the workshop, students will be able to:
  • Learn how to search information for specific resources on Arts and Humanities, and on Social Sciences;
  • Evaluate the research information found; and
  • Create citation in MLA and APA citation formats
Library Resources for Business Students
Description
To introduce how to retrieve specific resources to prepare for Business Studies courses assignment.
Upon completion of the workshop, students will be able to:
  • Understand specific resources to find company information and financial statistics
  • Evaluate the research information found; and
  • Create citation in APA citation format
Locating Statistical Resources
Description 
To introduce different databases for finding useful statistical data for quantitative research.
Upon completion of the workshop, students will be able to:
  • Distinguish between data and statistics
  • Learn the statistical resources in the Library collection; and
  • Search and use some popular financial databases and statistical resources on the Internet
Using RefWorks
Description 
To introduce the basic skills in using the citation management tool, “RefWorks” for organizing citations for research effectively.
Upon completion of the workshop, students will be able to:
  • Create a RefWorks account
  • Import references into the RefWorks account by direct import
  • Create bibliographies in different citation formats
  • Create in-text references/bibliographies by using Write-N-Cite; and
  • Backup & restore RefWorks Account

Request for Library Workshops

For students:
The Library can arrange tailored workshops for groups of 10 or more students on specific topic upon request. Please submit this form in advance or contact our Phoebe Leung at phoebeleung@ln.edu.hk to discuss about the workshop content coverage and other arrangements.

For Faculty staff:
The Library welcomes to collaborate with Faculty staff of the University in organising Tailor-made Library Workshop specifically for your courses. Our Library colleagues will work closely with you on designing the content of the tailored Library workshops so as to meet the learning outcomes of the course. For more information, please feel free to contact the Library representative of your department.


Remarks

  1. Workshops are normally conducted in English and assisted with Cantonese when necessary.
  2. Limited seat available. Registration will be on first-come-first-served basis.
  3. Workshops with insufficient enrollments will be cancelled, Email notifications on cancellation of workshops will be send out to the registered participants in advance.
  4. Subject to popularity of the workshops and learning needs of Library users, some workshops may be re-run in the next academic year.