Workshops (9/20 – 9/24)

Next week (9/20 – 9/24), 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).

  • Introduction to Chinese Resources

Do you find it a challenge to look for resources related to Chinese studies? Are you wondering what Chinese language resources are available to you through our library?

Come to learn the basics of identifying and using the main Chinese databases such as CNKI (知网), Wanfang (万方) and a few others.

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


  • Industry Reports and Where to Find Them

What are the common elements of an industry report? What are the methods of conducting an industry analysis? What are Industry Classification Codes, and why are they important? Where can you find industry reports? How to compare companies to each other to evaluate the relative attractiveness in the same industry? How can you use those reports for your course assignment, research project, or career development? You will find answers to the questions after the workshop.

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


  • Intro to Data Analysis with Python (Python for Non-programmers III)

This workshop introduces students to how to use Python to do basic data analysis. The session gives students a broad view of the life cycle of data science and how Python is used for data analysis.

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

  • Friday | 1 – 2:30 PM | Room 415 RSVP

Workshops (9/13 – 9/17)

Next week (9/13 – 9/17), 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).

  • Wikipedia’s Talk Pages & Article Assessment: A Peek behind the Peer Review curtain (at Shinmay)

Most of us use Wikipedia. How to use it critically? Explore the tools behind Wiki. Learn how to join the conversation.

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


  • Find it Fast: Research Tips for Students in a Hurry

Questions about when the library is open? How to find and download an ebook? How to contact the library for help?

Come to this workshop, where you get to pick what you want to learn!

(You get dot stickers just for coming to this workshop! Stick them on the topics you’d like us to cover.)

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


  • Intro to Data Structures (Python for Non-programmers II)

This workshop continues the learning of Python from the last workshop session.

The session introduces students to data structures in Python (Lists, Tuples, Sets and Dictionaries), as well as iterations and functions.

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

  • Friday | 1 – 2:30 PM | Room 415 RSVP

Workshops (9/6 – 9/10)

Next week (9/6 – 9/10), 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).

  • Breakout Room: Locked in the Library (at Shinmay)

In this escape room game, players solve a series of library-related puzzles using clues, hints, and their creative thinking to complete the objective at hand. Players are given a time limit of 30 minutes to escape the library.

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


  • Intro to Python

This workshop gets you started with using Python.

The session provides an overview of Python and its functionalities, introduces why we choose to use Python and its environments, and how to write Python basics (Comments, Variables, Operators, Statements).

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

  • Friday | 1 – 2:30 PM | Room 415 RSVP

Upcoming Library Workshop at Shinmay

Next week (4/5 – 4/11), join us for the following event. Plan ahead for term papers by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage(for in-person workshops).

  • Essential Library Skills: The Citation-Savvy Student

Thursday, 8 April 1 PM – 2 PM (China Standard Time)

“What’s the point of an in-text citation, and how it is different from my list of references?”

“How do I cite a book? How do I cite online sources, like Youtube Videos or comments on a blog?”

“What’s the best way to kickstart my research and find resources for a research project?”

Do these questions sound familiar to you? Mastering citations is an essential skill for undergraduate success, and this workshop will introduce you to techniques for creating, navigating, and using citations like a sophisticated scholar. Bring your computer and any questions you have about citations & library research!

Location: Shinmay 33F Room 33A

This workshop will be held in person, registration is not required but encouraged if you would like to receive a calendar invite or event reminders.

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Workshop and Library Event

Next week (3/15 – 3/21), join us for the following workshop. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage(for in-person workshops).

  • Intro to Data Analysis with Python – For Non-Programmers

Friday, 19 March 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM (China Standard Time)

This workshop introduces students how to use Python to do basic data analysis. The session gives students a broad view of the life cycle of data science and how Python is used for data analysis.

Cookies and beverages will be provided!

Location: Room 415 @ Academic Building

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

  • Series Event: Libroary Thursdays

Libroary Thursdays(pronunciation: lai-b-roa-ry) feature the handiest tricks and useful know-hows of NYU Shanghai Library. In addition to getting various event-based gifts (first come, first served!), you are also encouraged to earn Libroary badges online. Those who have collected the most badges will enter our lucky draw to win the final prizes!

  • First Prize: 200RMB gift + Event T-shirt, 2 winners
  • Second Prize: 100RMB gift + Event canvas tote bag, 3 winners
  • Third Prize: Event T-shirt + Event canvas tote bag, 5 winners

Past Event(3/11):

Next Event: March 25th 

Come and meet Roary on 4F every other Thursday!

Workshops (3/8 – 3/14)

Next week (3/8 – 3/14), 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 & Using Primary Sources

Image credit: Manuscript by Tom Coates, via Flicker.com (CC BY-NC 2.0)

  • Monday, 8 March 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM (China Standard Time) @ Shinmay 33A
  • Tuesday, 9 March 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM (China Standard Time) @ Academic Building 400A

Primary sources give you valuable insight into historical figures and events. Maps, diaries, newspapers, photographs, and other types of ephemera are both important and challenging to find. In this workshop, you’ll learn about special databases we subscribe to for primary source materials, and strategies for discovering and ethically using these resources from open-web repositories.

This workshop has two sessions for Go-local students and NYU Shanghai students, please choose the one that fits your schedule.

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


  • Dotmocracy

Dotmocracy example

Wednesday, 10 March 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (China Standard Time)

Questions about when the library is open? How to find and download an ebook? How to cite in your paper so you don’t get accused of plagiarism? Come to this workshop, where you get to pick what you want to learn!

Location: Fuhui 9F Room120

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


  • Intro to Data Structures – For Non-Programmers

Friday, 12 March 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM (China Standard Time)

This workshop continues the learning of Python from the last workshop session. The session introduces students to data structures in Python (Lists, Tuples, Sets and Dictionaries),  as well as iterations and functions.

Cookies and beverages will be provided!

Location: Room 415 @ Academic Building

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

Hope to see you there!

Workshops (3/1 – 3/7)

 

Next week (3/1 – 3/7), join us for the following two workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage(for in-person workshops).

  • Introduction to R (Online Workshop)

Wednesday, 3 March 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM (China Standard Time)

R is a programming language for statistical analysis of data. This workshop gets you started with using R. The session provides an overview of R functionalities, introduces the RStudio interface, bolts and nuts of using R, data types and subsetting, and how to read files of various formats.

Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy, understanding files and folders.

Related LibGuide: Quantitative Analysis Guide by Denis Rubin

This workshop will be held live via ​Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your dorm or apartment. You must register in advance through the  NYU Bobst Calendar.

  • Intro to Python – For Non-Programmers

Friday, 5 March 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM (China Standard Time)

This workshop gets you started with using Python. The session provides an overview of Python and its functionalities, introduces why we choose to use Python and its environments, and how to write Python basics (Comments, Variables, Operators, Statements).

Cookies and beverages will be provided!

Location: Room 415 @ Academic Building

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

Online Workshops (2/22 – 2/28)

Next week (2/22-2/28), join us for three online workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the full calendar.

  • Introduction to MaxQDA (Online Workshop)

Tuesday, 23 February 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (China Standard Time)

MaxQDA is a software that provides researchers with the qualitative data analysis software tools to code and organize their data materials. This is a hands-on tutorial that reviews how to start a QDA project from uploading text, classifying and coding transcripts, memo writing, and producing analyses.

Related LibGuide: Qualitative Data Analysis by Patrick Bond

This workshop will be held live via ​Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your dorm or apartment. You must register in advance through the  NYU Bobst Calendar.

  • Introduction to QGIS (Online Workshop)

Tuesday, 23 February 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM (China Standard Time)

QGIS is an open source software package for geospatial analysis. This introductory workshop covers simple GIS analyses and visualizations within QGIS.

No prior knowledge of GIS is required. If attending virtually, you must download and install QGIS to follow along.

This workshop will be held live via ​Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your dorm or apartment. You must register in advance through the  NYU Bobst Calendar.

  • Introduction to Python

Friday, 26 February 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM (China Standard Time)

This is a hands-on workshop focused on getting started with writing Python code and covers basic concepts and ideas working up to a realistic web-scraping example.

Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy, understanding files and folders. No prior programming experience is necessary.

This workshop will be held live via ​Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your dorm or apartment. You must register in advance through the  NYU Bobst Calendar.

We hope you’ll be able to join us!

Workshops (2/8 – 2/14 and Spring Festival Break)

Next week (2/8-2/14), join us for two online workshops. During the Spring Festival Break (2/11 – 2/21), five online workshops will be offered by NYU librarians. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the full calendar.

  • Data Visualization with Tableau (Online Workshop)

Tuesday, 9 February 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM (China Standard Time)

This session will introduce basic principles of data visualization and demonstrate use of Tableau – a popular interactive data visualization tool.

Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy, understanding files and folders

​This workshop will be held live via ​Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your dorm or apartment. You must register in advance through the  NYU Bobst Calendar.

  • EndNote Essentials (Online Workshop)

Wednesday, 10 February 08:00 PM – 08:45 PM (China Standard Time)

Learn the essentials of this citation software to help keep your research organised. In this workshop you’ll learn how to 1) create a citation record manually, 2) import a citation from a library database and catalog, 3) create a group, 4) create in-text citations and  reference lists.

Please download EndNote BEFORE this workshop from: Getting Started – EndNote – Research Guides at New York University. Email or chat with a Librarian if something hangs up.

​This workshop will be held live via ​Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your dorm or apartment. Registration is encouraged if you would like to receive a calendar invite or event reminders.

  • Online Workshops during the Spring Festival Break

11 February – 21 February

During the Spring Festival Break (2/11 – 2/21), NYU Library will offer the following online workshops.  All workshops must be registered in advance through the reservation link.

Event Date Time (China Standard Time) Workshop Name Reservation Link
2/16/2021 20:00 – 20:45 Intro to LaTeX Using Overleaf https://nyu.libcal.com/event/7471916
2/17/2021 9:00 – 10:30 Introduction to SAS https://nyu.libcal.com/event/7490388
2/17/2021 10:00 – 12:00 Survey Design with Qualtrics https://nyu.libcal.com/event/7418990
2/18/2021 10:00 – 12:00 Getting Started with Python Pandas https://nyu.libcal.com/event/7406831
2/19/2021 10:00 – 12:00 Digital Tools for Qualitative Data Analysis https://nyu.libcal.com/event/7406841

We hope you’ll be able to join us!

Workshops (2/1 – 2/7)

Next week (2/1-2/7), join us for two online workshops:

  • Welcome to NYU Libraries (Online Workshop)

Tuesday, 2 February 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM (China Standard Time)

An overview of library resources during this time of remote access. Learn what is available to you electronically, and what you can expect for in-person access. How do you get books? Is the library “open”? What about study space? We want to welcome you to our spaces and let you know what to expect while we engage in remote learning.

​This workshop will be held live via ​Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your dorm or apartment. You must register in advance through the  NYU Bobst Calendar

  • Intro to U.S. Research Libraries (Online Workshop)

Thursday, 4 February 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM (China Standard Time)

This session is for students who would like an overview of how to use the rich resources and services of an American-style research library. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about how an academic library works and learn how to connect with your subject specialist for more help.

​This workshop will be held live via ​Zoom, so you can attend from the comfort of your dorm or apartment. You must register in advance through the  NYU Bobst Calendar. 

I hope you’ll be able to join us!