Bodleian iSkills

The following (free of charge) courses are coming up this month:

Bodleian iSkills: Getting information to come to you Monday 22 January 14.00-15.30 Social Science Library

An introduction to using RSS feeds and alerts to keep up to date with new research. Participants will have the opportunity to set up RSS feeds and/or email alerts to receive notifications about new journal articles and other publications, conference papers and blog posts in their field of research.
Who is this session for? All researchers; anyone completing a dissertation, thesis or publication.

Bodleian iSkills: Managing research data Wednesday 24 January 10.00-12.00 Social Science Library

Who is this session for? DPhil students and research staff.

Getting started in Oxford Libraries Tuesday 25 January 9.30-12.30 Radcliffe Science Library

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 using Oxford libraries.

Referencing: Choosing and using software Friday 26 January 14.00-17.00 (repeated in February) 13 Banbury Road

Formatting your citations, footnotes and bibliography correctly for your thesis or publication is a chore. Reference management software makes it easier and saves you time. This introductory session gives an overview of how reference management works, explores the pros and cons of a wide range of software packages and gives you the opportunity to try out five different packages (RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley and Papers) so that you can work out which one is best for you.
Who is this session for? Anyone using references in written assignments, dissertations, theses or publications.

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