Bodleian Libraries workshops week beginning 2nd November: Reference management

bodleian_iskills_web-98pixelsReferencing: Mendeley (Bodleian iSkills) (Friday 6th November 9.30-12.15) Week 4 – 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 students wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Sophia Staves
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book a place

What’s coming up in the iSkills Programme – See the full timetable and book your place at http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/workshopsbydate

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 Libraries workshops week beginning 2nd November: for researchers

bodleian_iskills_web-98pixelsBodleian iSkills: Open Access Oxford – what’s happening?(Tuesday 3rd November 11.00-12 noon) Week 4 – A briefing on open access publishing and Oxford’s position. During the session we will cover “Green” and “Gold” routes to open access; funder mandates and publisher policies; the HEFCE policy on Open Access and the REF; the Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and Symplectic; how to get help via the Open Access web site and helpline.

Who is this session for? Current Oxford research postgraduates, researchers, academics, University and Library staff.
Presenters: Juliet Ralph and Hilla Wait
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road > Book a place

Bodleian iSkills: Moving from research questions to literature review in the Social Sciences (Tuesday 3rd November 14.00-16.00) Week 4 – Get ready to undertake your literature review using your own research questions to build a successful search and apply it to a range of library resources.

Presenter: Cathy Scutt
Venue: Social Science Library, Manor Road >Book a place

What’s coming up in the iSkills Programme – See the full timetable and book your place at http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/workshopsbydate

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 Libraries workshops week beginning 2nd November: Getting started

Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Oxford libraries (Wednesday 4th November 10-bodleian_iskills_web-98pixels12 noon) Week 4 – An introduction to Oxford Libraries including guidance on which libraries to use; accessing e-journals and other online resources; SOLO and other finding aids and making the most of Library services.

Who is this session for? Anyone who would like an introduction to Oxford Libraries.
Presenters: Angela Carritt & Cathy Scutt. >Book a place

Bodleian Libraries workshops week beginning 26th October – Research Data

Bodleian iSkills: Resources for your research – get managing your data off to a bodleian_iskills_web-98pixelsgood start with an introduction to MANTRA
(Friday 30th October 11.15-12.30 week 3) – MANTRA is an acclaimed online independent learning course which provides guidelines for good practice in research data management. This session will discuss research data management as an integral part of the research process and introduce Mantra.

Presenter: John Southall. >Book a place

What’s coming up in the iSkills Programme – See the full timetable and book your place at http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/workshopsbydate

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 Libraries workshops week beginning 26th October – Keeping up to date

Bodleian iSkills: Getting information to come to you (Friday 30th October 9.30-bodleian_iskills_web-98pixels11.00 week 3) – 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.

Presenter: Helen Matthews and Helen Worrell
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book a place

What’s coming up in the iSkills Programme – See the full timetable and book your place at http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/workshopsbydate

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 Libraries workshops week beginning 26th October – Reference management

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2 courses coming up on RefWorks:

Referencing: RefWorks for Humanities (Tuesday 27th October 9.15-12.15 Week 3) – RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your citations/references, insert them into your work as footnotes or in-text 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 and researchers
Presenters: Bethan Jenkins, Helen Matthews, Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book a place

Referencing: RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences (Wednesday 28th October 14.00-17.00) Week 3

RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your references, insert them into your work, 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.

Presenters: Nia Roberts, Gigi Horsfield, Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book a place

If you are interested in finding more information on reference management software, try the online guide Managing your References http://ox.libguides.com/reference-management which introduces various tools including some freely available on the internet.

What’s coming up in the iSkills Programme – See the full timetable and book your place at http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/workshopsbydate

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 Libraries workshops week beginning 19th October

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Referencing: Zotero (Monday 19th October 14.00-17.00. wk 2) – Formatting references and bibliographies is time consuming and fiddley. However, reference management tools such as Zotero make it much easier by formatting your references/citations automatically. This introductory workshop covers the main features of Zotero and will include opportunities to try out the software.

Presenter: Erika Delbecque
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road
Book a place

Bodleian iSkills: Social Science data archives & statistical databases (Friday 23rd October 10.30-12.30; wk 2) – An overview of macro and micro data sources for social scientists including national data archives, subscription services, economic and business data. During the session, we will also offer some pointers for further searching.

Presenter: John Southall
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road
Book a place

There are also a few remaining places at this week’s e-books and e-book readers workshops:

Bodleian iSkills: E-books (Friday 16th October 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? This workshop will cover finding e-books and how to use and manipulate them. Presenters: Hilla Wait and Kat Steiner

Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book a place

Bodleian iSkills: E-book readers (Friday 16th October 10.45-12.15) – 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 and Kat Steiner
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book a place

What’s coming up in the iSkills Programme – See the full timetable and book your place at http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/workshopsbydate

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