Bodleian iSkills: for researchers

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Bodleian iSkills: Getting information to come to you (Mon 6 February 10.00-11.30) Week 4

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.

Intended audience:  Postgraduates, researchers, academics and anyone interested in the topic

Bodleian iSkills: Research impact – citation analysis tools (Tue 7 February 10.00-11.30) Week 4

Measure your own research impact, and find highly-cited researchers and papers. 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.

Intended audience:  Researchers, Academics, Research Support Staff and Research Postgraduates in Sciences and Social Sciences

Bodleian iSkills: E-books and E-book readers

Bodleian iSkills: E-books (Fri 3 February 14.00-16.00) Week 3

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.

Who is this session for? Anyone who is interested

Bodleian iSkills: E-book readers (Fri 3 February 16.00-17.00) Week 3

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.

Who is this session for? Anyone who is interested.

Bodleian iSkills: Referencing software

Referencing: Mendeley (Wed 1 February 14.00-17.00) Week 3

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 15.30.

Key topics: an overview of reference management with Mendeley; creating a Mendeley account and installing Mendeley Desktop; adding, editing and organising references; creating bibliographies; managing PDF documents with Mendeley; using the Mendeley ‘Papers’ database; collaboration and social networking with Mendeley

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.

Referencing: Refworks for Sciences and Social Sciences (Thur 2 February 09.15-12.15) 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.

Who is this session for? All University members and alumni.

Bodleian iSkills: for researchers

Bodleian iSkills: Moving from research question to literature review in the Social Sciences (Mon 30 January 14.00-16.00) Week 3

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

Bodleian iSkills: Open Access Oxford – what’s happening? (Tue 31 January 14.00-15.00) Week 3

A briefing on open access publishing and Oxford’s position: Green vs. Gold; funder mandates and publisher policies; Oxford Research Archive (ORA) and Symplectic; OA website/ helpline; what’s new.

Who is this session for? Research support staff, administrators and librarians, researchers and academics.

Bodleian iSkills: for researchers

The following courses are coming up, Please click on the course title to book your place. (If you experience any trouble using the course booking system, please email usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk with the course title and date, and your SSO if you know it, and we will book a place for you.)

Bodleian iSkills: Finding stuff – scholarly literature for your research (Mon 23 January 09.30-12.30) Week 2

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.

Bodleian iSkills: Research impact – citation analysis tools (Tue 24 January 14.00-15.30) Week 2

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.

Bodleian iSkills: Your thesis, copyright and ORA (Wed 25 January 10.00-11.00) Week 2

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? Doctoral research students


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Bodleian iSkills: getting started

Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Oxford Libraries (Thur 26 January 14.00-17.00) Week 2; repeated (Mon 20 February 14.00-17.00) Week 6

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.

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