Bodleian iSkills courses : Mendeley

iSkills: Mendeley for Reference Management (Fri 28 Nov 9.15 – 12.15) (wk 7)
Mendeley is a reference management package that helps you build libraries of references and then add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle and Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book online

Arkyves, new Art resource on trial

Arkyves (trial until 2 December 2014)

Arkyves provides access to more than 500,000 images and textual entries from libraries and museums in many countries, among them the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) and the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel.

Please send feedback to clare.hills-nova@bodleian.ox.ac.uk or dinah.manisty@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

Bodleian i-Skills courses: e-books

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iSkills: E-books (Friday 21 November 9.15-10.30) The Bodleian Libraries has over 624,000 e-books, with titles in all subject areas, but do you feel confident in finding and using them? Come along to this workshop to find out how to find and make the most of e-books including searching, downloading, using your own device (or not) and making annotations. Please book your place online

iSkills: E-book Readers (Friday 21 November 10.45-12.15) – Are you considering using an e-reader? This workshops looks at the different devices available for reading e-books including Kindle, Nook and the use of iPad and Android tablets and Smartphone as e-readers. We will cover the pros and cons of each device and give you the opportunity to handle the hardware and try it out. Please book your place online.

Keeping up with Bodleian Libraries training opportunities: Why not follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bodleianskills or visit the Bodleian iSkills blog at http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/skills/

Interested but can’t come to a course?
Course materials can be found on the Bodleian iSkills site

Questions? – Please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Research Skills Toolkits

Research Skills Toolkits – IT and Information Skills and services for your  research (week 8 and Hilary Term) – A free hands-on workshop for research students introducing key tools, techniques and resources. Topics covered in this 2 hour session include:

  • Reference management software
  • Literature searching and advanced search techniques
  • Keeping up to date with emerging research
  • Managing your thesis with Word
  • Analysing data with Excel pivot tables
  • Podcasting with Audacity and Weblearn
  • Free software for image manipulation
  • Measuring research impact
  • Your thesis, copyright and submitting to ORA

During the sessions you will also meet with subject specialists for help and guidance on further training.

These workshops which are run jointly by IT Services and the Bodleian Libraries are open to graduate researchers and take place in week 8 of Michaelmas and week 1 of Hilary Term as follows:

  • Research Skills Toolkit for Medical Sciences (Tues 2 Dec 10.00-12.00 and repeated Wed 3 Dec 14.00-16.00, Wed 21 Jan 10.00-12.00, Thurs 22 Jan 14.00-16.00) – Book a place
  • Research Skills Toolkit for Social Sciences (Tues 2 Dec 14.00-16.00 and repeated Thurs 4 Dec 14.00-16.00, Fri 5 Dec 10.00-12.00, Tues 20 Jan 10.00-12.00) – Book a place
  • Research Skills Toolkit for Humanities subjects (Wed 3 Dec 10.00-12.00 and repeated Mon 19 Jan 14.00-16.00) – Book a place
  • Research Skills Toolkit for Oriental Studies (Thurs 4 Dec 10.00-12.00) – Book a place
  • Research Skills Toolkit for Maths, Physical and Life Sciences (Tues 10 Jan 14.00-16.00, Fri 23 Jan 10.00-12.00) – Book a place
  • Research Skills Toolkit for History, Archaeology and Classics (Wednesday 21 Jan 14.00-16.00) – Book a place
  • Research Skills Toolkit for English (Thursday 22 Jan 10.00-12.00) – Book a place

Bodleian i-Skills courses: Refworks

RefWorks for Humanities (Fri 14 Nov 9.15 – 12.15) (wk 5) – RefWorks is an online  bodleian_iskills_web-98pixelstool which allows you to manage your citations/references, insert them into your work as footnotes or intext citations, automatically generate bibliographies and easily switch between citation styles. This introduction is open to all, but the section on importing references will focus on Humanities examples.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.Presenters: Bethan Jenkins, Nora Khayi and Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book online  Note added 12th November: Additional places now available

Keeping up with Bodleian Libraries training opportunities: Why not follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bodleianskills or visit the Bodleian iSkills blog at http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/skills/

Interested but can’t come to a course?
Course materials can be found on the Bodleian iSkills site

Questions? – Please contact usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk