Bodleian iSkills: Getting Information to Come to You, Social Science Data Archives & Statistical Databases, Mendeley

Bodleian iSkills: Getting Information to come to you (Mon 23rd Feb 10.30-12.00)  bodleian_iskills_web-98pixels(wk 6) – Keeping up to date with new research is important but time consuming! This session will show you how to set up automatic alerts so that you are notified about new articles and other publications and when key web sites are updated. Participants will have the opportunity to set up RSS feed readers and/or email notifications during the session.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics.
Presenters: Helen Matthews and Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book online

Social Sciences Graduate Search Clinics: Social Science Data Archives and statistical databases (Tues 24 Feb 3.00- 4.00) (wk 6) – This course aims to provide a thorough overview of available macro and micro data sources for social scientists including national data archives, subscription services, economic and business data, and offers some pointers for further searching.

Who is this session for? The workshop will be most beneficial to those researchers planning to use secondary data sources (quantitative, qualitative and mixed) as part of their research or who wish to learn more about data archives.
Venue: SSL IT Training Room, Ground Floor, Manor Road Building > More information and book online

Bodleian iSkills: Mendeley for Reference Management (Fri 27 Feb 9.15-12.15) (wk 6) – 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 Sophie Staves

Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book online

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/

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

 

Bodleian i-Skills: Finding Scholarly Material and Reference Management

bodleian_iskills_web-98pixelsBodleian iSkills: Finding Stuff – Scholarly Literature for your Research (Tues 17  Feb 14.00-17.00) (wk 5) – A practical introduction to searching for scholarly materials to support your research, covering a range of tools for finding monographs, journal articles, conference papers, theses and more.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics
Presenters: Joanne Edwards, Craig Finlay and Helen Worrell
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Tech Tools – Reference Management (Wed 18 Feb 14.15-17.00) (wk 5) – Keeping track of your references and formatting them correctly for your thesis or publication is a chore. Reference management software makes it easy and is worth investigating. This introductory session gives an overview of how it works and the pros and cons of RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, ColWiz and Mendeley.

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. > Book online

RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences (Fri 20 Feb 9.15-12.15) (wk 5) – RefWorks is an online tool 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 Science/Social Science examples.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Nia Roberts and Gigi Horsfield
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book online

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/

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

Bodleian i-Skills: Digital Images/Finding and Converting Geospatial Information

Digital images: ARTstor, Bridgeman Education, VADS and Archivision for teaching and learning (Wed 11 Feb 14.00-16.00) (wk 4) – This workshop examines three major digital image collections subscribed to by the University – ARTstor, Bridgeman Education, Archivision (new and on trial) – and a fourth resource, free for educational use, VADS. All of these are geared to research and teaching in the humanities, history of science and medicine, and social sciences. Finding, viewing, presenting and managing images will be covered.

Presenter: Clare Hills-Nova
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road  Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Finding and Converting Geospatial Data (Thurs 12 Feb 14.00-17.00) (wk 4) – A hands on workshop looking at how to find and convert geospatial data and prepare it for digital mapmaking in ArcGIS. This is the preliminary stage of GIS work – see ArcGIS Desktop for training in mapmaking itself.
Who is this session for? Postgraduate students, researchers, academics and anyone else interested in finding and converting geospatial data.
Presenters: Kelly Schultz and Michael Athanson
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library.  Book online

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/

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