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[Library Workshops] Handouts and Recordings

This guide consolidates PPT slides, recordings and related information of completed workshops.

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Each semester, the Library will arrange interactive workshops via face-to-face and online modes for students and staff to acquire knowledge on various topics. You can browse completed workshops by Themes.

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Specialized Workshops for Subject-specific Research Information

These library workshops conducted by Librarians aim to equip you with the knowledge and skills specific to your disciplines that is crucial to progress academically and professionally in your chosen field. 

Code Topic Handout Recording Date
Mastering Techniques in Searching Business & Financial DatabasesThis webinar will demonstrate how to locate critical information to support business research: country forecast, industry and market outlook, company profile, brokerage report, news and journal article.

Databases covered in this workshop includes:
▪  Economist Intelligence Unit
▪  Passport
▪  Bloomberg Professional Services
▪  Factiva
▪  Business Source Complete
Download View 29 Sep 2022
Resources for China StudiesThe Library has subscribed to databases to support learning and research in China studies.

This webinar will introduce some subject-related databases and how you can make good use of them to locate relevant information to support your research.

Key databases covered in this webinar include:
▪  China Academic Journal Network Publishing Database (中國學術期刊網絡版)
▪  Duxiu Academic Search (讀秀中文學術搜索)
▪  Chinese Classic Ancient Books (中國基本古籍庫)
▪  CEIC China Database
▪  InfoBank China (中國資訊行)

Users will also understand the different types of information available on databases and how these will help in their research.
Download View 29 Sep 2020
Specialized Workshop for Health Science SubjectsIf you are studying, researching, or teaching Health Sciences subjects, you must not miss this specialised workshop.

We will enable you to search across various health sciences databases effectively, and will share some practical searching tips as well.

Databases covered in this workshop include:
▪  PubMed
▪  Embase
▪  PsycINFO
▪  Cochrane Library
Download View 25 Oct 2021
Searching Specialized Databases in Biology and Chemistry This workshop focuses on a few databases especially useful for biology and chemistry research.

Users will understand the different types of scientific information available in these databases. Users will also have a chance to try these databases during this workshop.

▪  ProQuest Biological Science Collection
▪  SciFinder
▪  ACS Publications
▪  RSC Journal and eBooks collection
Download -- 10 Oct 2018
Databases for Hotel, Tourism, and Events ManagementThis workshop will demonstrate how to locate critical information to support research in Hotel and Tourism management such as consumer reports, industry outlook, statistics and journal articles.

Databases covered in this workshop include:
▪  Hong Kong Tourism Board PartnerNet
▪  Passport
▪  Statista
▪  UNWTO eLibrary
▪  CEIC China Database
▪  Dissertations and Theses
▪  Others

It will be useful to read the Library guide for SHTM students before the session: Tourism & Hospitality Management: Find Data & Statistics
Download View 4 Oct 2021
Specialized Workshop for Fashion Marketing and Textiles ResearchStudies and research in fashion marketing, retailing and textiles research can cut across different disciplines and this webinar will cover the different databases to allow you to locate critical information to support your research and studies.

Databases covered in this webinar include:
▪  Berg Fashion Library
▪  Passport
▪  Statista
▪  ScienceDirect
Download View 23 Sep 2020
Specialised Workshop for Humanities and Social SciencesThis workshop will cover useful tips and equip students with essential information skills to locate scholarly and popular sources for humanities and social science.

Participants will learn how to find quick references from OneSearch, develope research ideas and gather subject-specific information efficiently by using relevant multidisciplinary databases and subject related databases, such as Scopus, Web of Science, CNKI, JSTOR, Factiva, Statista.
Download View 8 Sep 2022