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Library Workshops

To enrich the knowledge on using various Library resources for research and study, the Library will organise Library workshops for students and staff in the University every term. All students and staff are welcome to register and attend the workshops.

Library Workshops 2019-2020 Term 1 (For all students & staff)
Research Workshops 2019-2020 Term 1 (For Postgraduates)
Library Workshops to be conducted in 2019 - 2020 Term 2
Request for a Library Workshop


Library Workshops 2019-2020 Term 1 (For all students & staff)

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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, 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

Workshop Venue: MB202

23-Sep-19 (Mon)
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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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

Workshop Venue: MB202

27-Sep-19 (Fri)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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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

Workshop Venue: MB202

2-Oct-19 (Wed)
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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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

Workshop Venue: MB202

10-Oct-19 (Thu)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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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

Workshop Venue: MB202

14-Oct-19 (Mon)
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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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

Workshop Venue: MB202

21-Oct-19 (Mon)
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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

Workshop Venue: MB202

4-Nov-19 (Mon)
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Research Workshops 2019-2020 Term 1 (For Postgraduates)

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

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Applying MARKUS in Chinese and Historical Research   
DescriptionMARKUS 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

Workshop Venue: MB202

25-Sep-19 (Wed)
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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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

Workshop Venue: MB202

2-Oct-19 (Wed)
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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How to Get your Work Published  
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

Workshop Venue: MB202

8-Oct-19 (Tue)
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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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

Workshop Venue: NAB201

21-Oct-19 (Mon)
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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

Workshop Venue: MB202

30-Oct-19 (Wed)
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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Increasing Your Research Output Visibility: ORCID and Lingnan Scholars  

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

Workshop Venue: MB202

6-Nov-19 (Wed)
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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Understanding Research 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 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

Workshop Venue: MB202

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Managing Qualitative Data: Applying NVivo  
Description
To introduce the basic skills on grouping and analysing qualitative data through the NVivo software. Hands-on exercises will be provided.
NVivo is a software for grouping and analysing data, especially on qualitative data and multimedia information, which is predominantly used by academics and researchers.
Upon completion of the workshop, students will be able to:
  
  • Recognise the major functions of NVivo
  • Import and organize the data source
  • Learn the coding techniques; and
  • Perform basic analysis in NVivo

Workshop Venue: MB202

TBC Register

Library Workshops to be conducted in 2019 - 2020 Term 2

Working with Disorganised Data: Applying OpenRefine
Visualising Research Data: Applying Tableau
RatingDirect S& P on Captial IQ Workshop
Bloomberg Professional Workshop

Remarks

  1. Workshops will be conducted in English and assisted with Cantonese when necessary.
  2. Workshops with insufficient enrollments will be cancelled, Email notifications on cancellation of workshops will be send out to the registered participants in advance.
  3. Subject to popularity of the workshops and learning needs of Library users, some workshops may be re-run in the next term.

Request for a Library Workshop

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 "course-embedded" 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 our Phoebe Leung at phoebeleung@ln.edu.hk, or contact the Library representative of your department.