Bodleian i-Skills: Reference management

Bodleian iSkills: Tech Tools – Reference Management (Wed 4 Feb 9.30-12.15)  (wk bodleian_iskills_web-98pixels 3) Formatting your in text citations/footnotes and bibliography correctly for your thesis or publication is a chore. Reference management software makes it easier and saves you time. This introductory session gives an overview of how reference management works, explores the pros and cons of a wide range of reference management packages and gives you the opportunity to try out five different packages so that you can work out which one is best for you. The packages included are RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley and ColWiz.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Kelly Schultz, Sophie Staves, Steve Albury and Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road.

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What’s coming up in the iSkills programme – To see what’s coming up see the iSkills timetable

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Bodleian i-Skills: e-books and e-readers

Bodleian iSkills: E-Books (Tues 3 Feb 14.00-15.15) (wk 3) The Bodleian Libraries bodleian_iskills_web-98pixels has over 624,000 e-books, with titles in all subject areas, but do you feel confident in finding and using them? This workshop will cover finding e-books and how to use and manipulate them including borrowing entire books, downloading chapters, using them on computers, tablets and other devices and making annotations. Please note that this workshop will focus on finding and using e-versions of books. The subsequent session “iSkills-E-Book Readers” will look at devices and apps for reading e-books such as Kindle and Nook (more information below). Presenter: Hilla Wait Venue: Radcliffe Science Library Training Room, Parks Road.

Find out more and book your place at iSkills: E-Books.

Bodleian iSkills: E-Book Readers (Tues 3 Feb 15.30-17.00) – Reading on E-Book Readers such as Kindle or Nook and using apps for iPad and Android devices is increasingly popular but how useful are these devices for academic work? This workshop will look at a range of devices and apps on the market and will cover key features to look out for when considering purchase. The workshop will also include an opportunity to try out a range of devices. Presenters: Hilla Wait, Ian Chilvers and Kat Steiner Venue: Radcliffe Science Library Training Room, Parks Road

> Find out more and book your place at iSkills: E-Book Readers

What’s coming up in the iSkills programme – To see what’s coming up see the iSkills timetable

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/

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Sir Winston Churchill

This month we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill. The Library has a collection of books by and about Churchill, some of which are currently featuring in a small display of Churchill books in the Library foyer.

Bodleian Libraries also have a number of e-books by and about Churchill. These can be accessed by all Library members via SOLO on PCs in the Library, or in the Student Resource Room at Ewert House, and from all internet connections by those holding full University cards/Oxford Single Sign On.

Other online resources include:

  • The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, available on PCs in the Library or in the Student Resource Room at Ewert House, and from all internet connections by those holding full University cards/Oxford Single Sign On. You can also access this at home if you are a member of a public library.
  • The Churchill Centre, www.winstonchurchill.org/. This is a freely available website which includes information about him, texts of speeches, bibliographies, and audio and video resources

 

Bodleian i-Skills courses: Refworks for Humanities

RefWorks for Humanities (Wed 28 Jan 14.00-17.00) (wk 2) – Inserting in-text citations and footnotes into your papers and creating bibliographies is a time consuming chore. Reference Management tools such as RefWorks make it much easier and save you valuable time. RefWorks is an online tool which is available to all members of Oxford University and alumni through the Bodleian Libraries subscription. You can use it to keep track of your reading so that you have all the details you need to hand when you want to insert a citation into your own papers. However, RefWorks best feature, is that it will format your citations and bibliographies for you using your chosen citation style. In addition, if you are publishing and need to submit your text in different styles for different publishers, RefWork can switch styles for you at the touch of a button. Come along to our introduction to find out more. This workshop is open to all, but the section on importing references will focus on Humanities examples.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics wishing to use RefWorks
Presenters: Bethan Jenkins, Helen Matthews and Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book 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

Tate Archive

The Tate has launched the first stage of its Archives & Access project. Selected unpublished materials including letters, photographs, notebooks, diaries and sketches relating to artists such as Paul Nash, Barbara Hepworth, Graham Sutherland and Nigel Henderson have been made available at http://www.tate.org.uk/art/archive

The material is freely available, no passwords needed