Workshop | Skills for Success: Library Research Essentials

This week (9/12-18), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage (for in-person workshops).

  • Skills for Success: Library Research Essentials

If you are brand new to NYU Shanghai library, this is the session for you! Join us to unlock the top secrets of the library! 🙂 You will learn how to make the best use of your library account,, access library resources from on and off campus, get help from library staff. You will have an opporuntiy to choose the topics you are interested in. Make sure to bring questions as well!

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:

Online Bloomberg Training Session – Mutual Funds

A new online training for all students and faculty!

Join us to learn the basics and functions of using the Bloomberg terminals, focusing on the module of Mutual Funds, including:

World Mutual Fund Market, Mutual Fund Trade Blotter, Mutual Fund Managers, Fund Screening, Historical Fund Analysis, News Search and Data API.

The Bloomberg analyst will exemplify those functions in the real economy and practical implications, like mutual funds performance and fund risk.

Welcome to bring your questions for the Q&A part.

Time: 12:30 PM – 2 PM | Wednesday, 3/16/2022

Place: Zoom

RSVP: https://engage.shanghai.nyu.edu/event/7977917

Note: Due to Bloomberg’s policy, there will be no recording provided after the session. Workshop slides can be shared with the participants if needed.

Workshop | Introduction to Computational Social Science

We will host a three-hour, introductory session to the field of computational social science.

The first half introduces the computational social science field, including its topics, methods, and skillsets, and analyzes a published research project. The second half discusses a small case using GIS tools to visualize and explore the hidden characteristics of the tabular data.

Light lunch will be provided!

Time: 10 AM – 1 PM, Friday, 3/11/2021

Location: Room 415, Academic Building

Workshop – Oral History in China

You are invited to attend the China Research Series, offered in collaboration with the Library & faculty in the Global China Studies program. This week, Prof. Jackie Armijo will present a workshop on Oral History in China.

This workshop is open to all, especially the Capstone students whose projects will involve resources & methodologies in Chinese Research.

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Shanghai), Friday, December 3 | Room 415, Zoom (Meeting ID: 691 9762 062)

RSVP link (google form)

Bloomberg Training Session – Macroeconomy

Need economic and financial data for your research project? Come to the Bloomberg training session to get a head start! Learn the basics and functions of using the Bloomberg terminals, focusing on the module of Economics and Currencies.

The topics will include:

•  Activities of US Federal Reserve Banks and Other International Central Banks

•  Macroeconomic Data (GDP, Inflation and Unemployment)

•  International Reserve Assets and Related Growth Rates

•  Significant Moves in the Global Financial Markets

•  Economic Forecasts

The Bloomberg analyst will exemplify those functions in the real economy and practical implications. Welcome to bring your questions for the Q&A part.

4:00 – 5:30 PM (Shanghai), Tuesday, 12/7/2021 | Room 415, Academic Building

This workshop is open to all students in person and online. Due to Bloomberg’s policy, there will be no recording provided after the session. Workshop slides can be shared with the participants if needed.

Scan the QR code to RSVP!

Workshop – Ethnographic Research in China

You are invited to the China Research Series, offered in collaboration with the Library & faculty in the Global China Studies program! This week, we are going to talk about Ethnographic Research in China together with Professor Amir Happel.

The workshop is open to all, especially the Capstone students whose projects will involve resources & methodologies in Chinese Research.

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Shanghai), Friday, November 19 | Room 415 (Immersive Media Lab) + Zoom Meeting ID: 691 9762 062

RSVP in Google Form: tinyurl.com/chinaworkshop2

Workshop – Text Mining and Qualitative Approaches

Need some data analysis for your final project? Stuck at the research part of your capstone?

Using the same texts, this workshop applies both text mining (TM) and qualitative data analysis (QDA) approaches to explore the vaccination expectations of a sampled U.S. universities across states.

The two sessions, held back-to-back, compare and contrast the TM and QDA approaches towards the same materials through demonstration and hands-on exercises. We will use Voyant for TM and Taguette for QDA. No prior knowledge of either method required!

10-11:30 AM, Friday, November 5 | Room 400A, Academic Building

Workshops (10/25 – 10/29)

Next week (10/25 – 10/29), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage (for in-person workshops).

  • Finding music: scores, streaming audio, and other recordings

This workshop is for our creative types! Perhaps you are musician, looking for a new piece of music for an upcoming recital; or you are developing a video project, and you need some music for your soundtrack; or perhaps you’re just looking for some new tunes to listen to and enjoy while you study. In this workshop, we’ll explore library resources to meet all of your musical needs.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Keeping up with the News: Finding Newspapers in our collection

Do you want to keep up with the news? Read magazines from around the world? Find insightful essays and works of short fiction in magazines like The New Yorker? In this workshop, you’ll learn about resources in the library where you can read current issues of major US & international newspapers, and discover some of our most interesting magazines. After this workshop, you’ll be able to keep up with the news on your morning commute to campus every day!

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Data Dashboarding with Plotly for Python

Learn to build a web-based interactive data dashboard with pure Python and Streamlit app. Knowledge of Python is required. Knowledge of HTML/CSS or JavaScript is not required but would be helpful.

This workshop is part of the series Data Visualization on Web Interfaces.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:

Workshops (10/18 – 10/22)

Next week (10/18 – 10/22), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage (for in-person workshops).

  • Wikimedia Asian Month and getting a good citation for an image

November is Wikimedian Asian Month. Let’s prepare images to contribute and improve the labels on images already in Wikimedia Commons. Also, learn about citation best practices.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Wikimedia Asian Month and getting a good citation for an image

November is Wikimedian Asian Month. Let’s prepare images to contribute and improve the labels on images already in Wikimedia Commons. Also, learn about citation best practices.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Data Visualization with Plotly for JavaScript

Learn how to create interactive graphs on a webpage using Plotly for JavaScript and React app. Basic HTML/ CSS and JavaScript knowledge is required.

This workshop is part of the series Data Visualization on Web Interfaces.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Data Visualization with Plotly for Python

Explore and build different interactive graphs with Plotly for Python on a Google Colab notebook. Basic Python knowledge is required.

This workshop is part of the series Data Visualization on Web Interfaces.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage: