Bodleian iSkills: Research tools

Bodleian iSkills: Using Google for academic research (Tuesday 17th May 14:00-15:30)

Google is often dismissed as being irrelevant to the academic literature search. However, changes to the nature of the dissemination of scholarly research and official information in recent years mean that a wealth of relevant information can be accessed via standard Internet search engines such as Google. Too often however such information is lost amongst thousands of irrelevant, spurious and misleading results. Based on an understanding of how the Google search engine works this practical workshop will show you the basic techniques to quickly filter out high quality academic material from Google searches. Given concerns about the privacy costs of a ‘free’ search within search engines such as Google, alternative search engines will also be explored and compared, including DuckDuckGo.

Who is this session for? All DPhils and Research Students in the Social Sciences
Presenter: Cathy Scutt
Venue: Social Science Library, IT Room Ground Floor

Bodleian iSkills: Research impact – citation analysis tools (Thursday 19th May 11.00-12.30)

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, Karen Langdon
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road

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/

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

Interested but can’t come to a course?
Course materials can be found on the Bodleian iSkills site

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