Register! But Don't Chope! Free Bite-Sized Library Workshops in Term 2 AY2021-22

Sign up for Term 2 AY2021-22 Bite-Sized Library Workshops

Bite-Sized Library Workshops are here again.  

Join librarians and other campus partners such as SSC, IITS, MWKLSWC, and Faculty from 17 January to 25 February 2022 to learn more about research skills and database searching, working with data, writing persuasively and presenting confidently, workplace readiness tips and many other topics.

Sign up for your "bites" today!



  • Researching with Google & Wikipedia
    With Asst Prof. Ksenia Tatarchenko, SOSS & Li Zhenyan, Librarian

    What's wrong with using Wikipedia and Google for research? Can we use it? How do we optimise these research tools?
  • Useful Browser Extensions for Academic Research
    With Aaron Tay, Lead, Data Services

    Did you know browser extensions can help you save time and effort when doing research? Learn what are this Librarian's favourite browser extensions including scite, Libkey Nomad, Zotero, and more, and explore the possibilities!
  • 5 Recommended Databases for WR Students: A Quick Guide
    With Ooi Kooi Cheng, Librarian

    Find out which databases are useful for your WR assignments.
    With Redzuan Abdullah, Research Librarian, Business

    Join us to find industry and company data, industry benchmark indicators, statistics, country risk/reward indexes, credit ratings, M&A deals and more.

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  • Demystifying Blockchain: From Bitcoin to New Economies
    With Assoc Prof. Zhu Feida, SCIS

    What is blockchain and how can it benefit our lives? We will show you the full story of blockchain in action, from cryptocurrency to enabling new economies.
  • R Episode Series
    With Assoc Prof. Kam Tin Seong, SCIS

    Join Prof Kam in this 8-episode series of R workshops. No prior R programming experience is needed as long as you are willing to learn!
  • Python 101
    With Bella Ratmelia, Librarian

    Join Bella Ratmelia, Data Services Librarian, in this 3-part Python 101 workshop series where you will learn the basics of Python programming, various data types, dataframe, API, and more!
  • Publishing Your Research Data: How and Where?
    With Dong Danping, Librarian

    Data publishing is gaining popularity and importance with Open Science movements. Join this workshop to learn about data publishing, data papers, data citation and data repositories!

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  • Arguing Your Case
    With Justyn Olby, SSC

    Learn the fundamental concepts of putting a persuasive argument and persuade your readers.
  • Study Skills & Stress Management
    With Wesley Sng, MWKLSWC & Li Zhenyan, Librarian

    How well am I doing in managing my stress and my study? In this workshop, SMU counsellor and librarian will explore ways to manage stress, review tips and tools for effective study.
  • Image Bootcamp: How to Find, Use and Cite Copyright-Free Images
    With Rebecca Maniates, Research Librarian, Social Sciences & Chai Yee Xin, Research Librarian, Law

    Need images and photos for your projects and assignments? Don’t know what creative commons means? Learn how you can find copyright-free images. Get tips for citing and referencing images too.
  • Visual Literacy: Ways of Seeing with Art
    With Kamiliah Bahdar, Senior Manager, Art Programme

    We're inundated by more images that we've ever been. How do we go about reading, interpreting and making meaning of the images in our dense visual landscape? Does how we read and interpret say more about us than the image? Learn the basic building blocks of visual language, and test drive it on artworks from the SMU Art Collections.

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  • Research Skills for Entrepreneurs to Be
    With Sumita Govindan, Research Librarian, Business, Melody Chin, Research Librarian, Economics, Xia Wei, Research Librarian, Computing and Information Systems & IIE

    Looking to start on your entrepreneurial journey? Join us to find out resources you can leverage from SMU Libraries and the Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship.


  • Zotero - Need to get organized fast?
    With Rebecca Maniates, Research Librarian, Social Sciences

    Learn how to use Zotero to collect and manage your references and PDFs, insert in-text citations into a Word document and format your bibliographies automatically.
  • How to Read and Write APA Citations
    With Chai Yee Xin, Research Librarian, Law

    Learn how to cite effectively in APA 7th edition by learning how to understand APA citations and how you can check the format with ease with these simple rules.

Visit the Bite-Sized Workshops website for registration and description of over 40 workshops.

Please note that workshops will be held online and links will be sent to you upon successful registration, so do sign up ahead!