On 13th, May, Library Service Center for International Students (LSCIS) has provided an online lecture for post-graduate students in HIT. The lecture, all in English for the first time and focused on information retrieval (IR), is an initial attempt of a series of training classes expected to be launched in the future months.
Most of the undergraduate students from abroad, especially the master students, are not familiar with the huge amounts of e-resources in HIT library, and unable to attend the training seminars on this topic produced by library due to the language barrier. In view of this situation, a series of IR trainings given in English is highly expected and the first one, consisting mainly of EBSCO databases, attracted many international students. They spoke highly of these trainings and consider them to be very conducive to their academic research.
The introduction of English IR trainings is another unique service of HIT library, and is believed to be a new step to perfect the library’s service system.