Bodleian iSkills: for researchers

Bodleian iSkills: Getting information to come to you (Monday 25th April 14.30-16.00)

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 Bond and Helen Worrell.
Venue: Social Science Library, IT Room Ground Floor

Bodleian iSkills: Your thesis, copyright & ORA (Tuesday 26th April 10.00-11.00)

All Oxford DPhil students are required to deposit a copy of their thesis in ORA (Oxford University Research Archive). This session will focus on copyright and other issues that DPhil students need to take into account when preparing their thesis for upload to ORA.

Who is this session for? All DPhil Students and Research Staff
Presenters: Tuula Lindgren and David Watson
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road

Bodleian iSkills: Moving from research question to literature review in the Social Sciences (Tuesday 26th April 14.00-16.00)

This 2 hour workshop will be invaluable for researchers hoping to find suitable literature for their literature review, for which a well constructed set of search terms and an understanding of online search engines are prerequisites. This workshop will allow researchers to use their own research questions to build a search and apply it to a range of databases. Techniques for structuring a search will be explained, an overview of key online resources for the social sciences will be given , major search tools will be explored, and strategies for approaching large results sets and sourcing papers will be discussed. This practical workshop will involve paper exercises and online activities using attendees own research topics.

Who is this session for? All DPhil Students and Research Staff in the Social Sciences
Presenters: Craig Finlay and Helen Worrell
Venue: Social Science Library, IT Room Ground Floor

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