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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 - Term 2 2019/20

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 personalised options in 1-Search, such as “My Favourites” and “alerts”; and
  • Search for different research resources beyond our Library

Workshop Venue: MB202

10-Feb-2020 (Mon)
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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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

Workshop Venue: MB202

13-Feb-2020 (Thu)
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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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 organising 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)

Workshop Venue: MB202

5-Mar-2020 (Thu)
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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

Workshop Venue: MB202

9-Mar-2020 (Mon)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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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

Workshop Venue: MB202

17-Mar-2020 (Tue)
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Database & Application Workshops

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Retrieving Financial News and Data with Thomson Reuters Eikon
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.

Workshop Venue: MB202

6-Feb-2020 (Thu)
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Discovering Credit Research and Financials with S&P Capital IQ
S&P Capital IQ
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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.

Workshop Venue: MB202

12-Feb-2020 (Wed)
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
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Basics to SPSS
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

Workshop Venue: MB202

17-Feb-2020 (Mon)
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Locating Instant Market News and Data with Bloomberg Professional
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

Workshop Venue: MB202

19-Feb-2020 (Wed)
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Advanced Statistical Analysis in SPSS 
(Target at Postgraduates; ALL are welcome!)
Advanced 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

Workshop Venue: MB202

2-Mar-2020 (Mon)
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Making Meaning Out of Qualitative Data Using NVivo 
(Target at Postgraduates; ALL are welcome!)
Nvivo
                 

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

Description
To introduce the key steps in coding, organising and reorganising 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 categorisation 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, organising and reorganising 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

Workshop Venue: MB202

11-Mar-2020 (Wed)
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Visualising Research Data with Tableau 
(Target at Postgraduates; ALL are welcome!)
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 visualise 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 visualisations with the Tableau dashboard

Workshop Venue: MB202

18-Mar-2020 (Wed)
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Working with Disorganised Data with OpenRefine
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

Workshop Venue: MB202

25-Mar-2020 (Wed)
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Research Work Publishing Workshops

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A Guide to Getting Published
(Target at Postgraduates; ALL are welcome!)
                 

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

Workshop Venue: MB202

24-Mar-2020 (Tue)
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Understanding Impact Factors in Academic Research (Webinar Recording)
(Target at Postgraduates; ALL are welcome!)
                 

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
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Remarks

  1. Workshops will be 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 enrolments 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.

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 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.