New chairs!

We hope you like our new chairs in the reading room and will find them comfortable. They are height adjustable. For those of you who liked the old chairs, we’ve had four refurbished to fit the new look.

We are very grateful to the Friends of Lifelong Learning who have made a substantial contribution to the cost, with Bodleian Libraries supplying the rest.Reading room

New E-resource: Migration to New Worlds

Migration to New Worlds, the result of collaboration between Jisc and Adam Matthew, documents the emigration of peoples to the United States, Canada and Australasia during the period 1800 to 1924, although there are documents from the eighteenth century and also later materials.

Mainly focusing on European emigration, the resource includes material on English, Scandinavian, Irish, Italian, Jewish, Polish and Scottish experiences along with a wealth of material covering Chinese and Japanese movement to the United States.

The majority of the collection comprises unique manuscript correspondence, diaries and travel journals, providing eye-witness accounts and experiences of emigrants across the World. It is also rich in visual content.

Topics covered include: motives for emigration; assisted migration schemes; social conditions and organisation in ports of emigration; ships and shipping lines involved in emigration; government legislation for emigration and immigration; settlement, naturalisation and choice of location; maintaining identities.

This collection of primary sources provides an important and multi-faceted resource for students, teachers and researchers from a diverse range of academic disciplines, including migration studies, history, sociology, law, economics and postcolonial studies.

Migration to New Worlds is now available via SOLO and OxLIP+. It can be accessed in the Library and in the Resources Room at Ewert House, and remotely by all full University card holders using Single Sign On.

Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Bodleian Libraries

Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Oxford Libraries (Wednesday 2nd March 9.30-11.30) Week 7

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.
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library
Booking: to book a place follow click on the workshop title above.

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 iSkills: Workshops for researchers

Coming up:

Bodleian iSkills: ORCID IDs and the ‘ORCID at Oxford’ service (Monday 29th February 14.15-14.45) Week 7

ORCID iDs are unique researcher identifiers that you keep throughout your life and retain even when you move institutions.  They are increasingly important for linking researchers with their publications and grants, and are being used more and more by funders and publishers.    Find out more about how ORCID works at Oxford, and how to get an ID at this 30 minute workshop

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, research staff, academics and any University and library staff.
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library
Booking: to book a place follow click on the workshop title above.

Bodleian iSkills: Working with sensitive research data (Thursday 3rd March 10.00-12.00) Week 7

A workshop outlining some of the key principles to bear in mind when working with sensitive or restricted research data obtained from a third party source such as a data archive. This session will also be of interest to those creating data they consider sensitive or confidential who want to know how best to go about it. Examples of scenarios drawn from the research of participants are particularly welcome. The role of support services at Oxford will also be outlined and in particular the role of the Bodleian Data Librarian.

Who is this session for? All DPhil Students and Research Staff
Presenter: John Southall
Venue: Social Sciences Library, Manor Road
Booking: to book a place follow click on the workshop title above.

Bodleian iSkills: Research impact – citation analysis tools (Thursday 3rd March 14.00-15.30) Week 7

During this introduction to citation tracking and bibliometrics we will use a range of ‘impact factor’ tools to find top journals and conferences, count citations and measure the impact of publications and researchers. We will cover Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal Rank, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Essential Science Indicators, ORCID and more and explain how to use each tool and its strengths and weaknesses.

Who is this session for? Current Oxford research postgraduates, researchers, academics, University and Library staff.
Presenters: Karine Barker, Juliet Ralph, Karen Langdon
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road
Booking: to book a place follow click on the workshop title above.

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 iSkills: Finding scholarly literature; Referencing with Mendeley

Coming up next week:

Bodleian iSkills: Finding stuff – scholarly literature for your research (repeat session Wednesday 10th February 9.15-12.15)

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, Kate Beeby, Angela Carritt, Helen Worrell
Venue: Social Science Library Training Room, Manor Road, OX1 3UQ

Referencing: Mendeley (Friday 12th February 9.30-12.00)

Mendeley is a reference management package that helps you build libraries of references and then add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents. This session will be run in two parts with a break in between. If you are an advanced user of Mendeley you need only attend the second part, starting at 11.00.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Sophia Staves
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road