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 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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