Bodleian iSkills: For researchers

Bodleian iSkills: Getting information to come to you (Mon 22 Jan 14.00-15.30)
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.

Bodleian iSkills: Managing research data and Data Management Planning (DMPs) (Wed 24 Jan 10.00-12.00)
Good research data management is a vital component of academic practice. Part of this is the principle that the data used to develop the arguments and outcomes of your research should be effectively stored and managed during a project, preserved for the future and – where possible – shared with other academics. This session introduces the University’s research data policy and outlines the practical impact this will have on your work. The services available at Oxford to assist you will be outlined. This session is not only essential during your current studies but will be invaluable if you plan to continue in research as a career.
Who is this session for?  All DPhil students and research staff

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Interested but can’t come to a course? Presentations and handouts are available online at http://ox.libguides.com/workshops/handouts

Bodleian Libraries workshops week beginning 26th October – Keeping up to date

Bodleian iSkills: Getting information to come to you (Friday 30th October 9.30-bodleian_iskills_web-98pixels11.00 week 3) – 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.

Presenter: Helen Matthews and Helen Worrell
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book a place

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/

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

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

Bodleian iSkills: Images

Digital images: ARTstor, Bridgeman Education, VADS and Archivision for bodleian_iskills_web-98pixelsteaching and learning Tuesday 19th May (Week 4) 14.00-16.00 – The course examines three major digital image collections subscribed to by the University – ARTstor, Bridgeman Education, Archivision (new and on trial) – and a fourth resource, free for educational use, VADS. All of these are geared to research and teaching in the humanities, history of science and medicine, and social sciences. Viewing, presenting and managing images are also covered.

Presenters: Clare Hills-Nova
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road >Book online

In addition, please note that there are still places on our workshops on current awareness and African Studies both of which take place this Friday:

Bodleian iSkills: Getting information to come to you Friday 15th May (Week 3) 9.15-10.45 – 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 additions to key web sites. 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 Matthews and Ian Chilvers
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road >Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Information sources for African Studies Friday 15th May (Week 3) 11.00-12.30 – This session will introduce key information sources for African Studies. We will cover key finding tools and how to use them effectively as well as important portals and gateways to libraries and archives of online primary texts. The majority of the session will consist of a talk and demonstration but there will be time for a brief hands-on at the end.

Who is this session for? Researchers, academic staff, graduates and anyone interested in the topic.
Presenters: Lucy McCann, Sarah Rhodes
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road >Book online

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/

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

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

Bodleian i-Skills: week beginning 11th May

RefWorks for your Laptop Wednesday 13th May (Week 3) 9.30-12.30 – RefWorks bodleian_iskills_web-98pixels 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. At this introductory workshop you will set up and learn to use RefWorks on your own laptop. The session is open to all but the section on importing references will focus on Science/Social Science examples.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Nia Roberts,Gigi Horsfield and Angela Carritt
Venue: Jesus College Ship Street Centre (next to the News Cafe) > Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Getting information to come to you Friday 15th May (Week 3) 9.15-10.45 – 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 additions to key web sites. 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 Matthews and Ian Chilvers
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road >Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Information sources for African Studies Friday 15th May (Week 3) 11.00-12.30 – This session will introduce key information sources for African Studies. We will cover key finding tools and how to use them effectively as well as important portals and gateways to libraries and archives of online primary texts. The majority of the session will consist of a talk and demonstration but there will be time for a brief hands-on at the end.

Who is this session for? Researchers, academic staff, graduates and anyone interested in the topic.
Presenters: Lucy McCann, Sarah Rhodes
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road >Book online

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/

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

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

Bodleian iSkills: Getting Information to Come to You, Social Science Data Archives & Statistical Databases, Mendeley

Bodleian iSkills: Getting Information to come to you (Mon 23rd Feb 10.30-12.00)  bodleian_iskills_web-98pixels(wk 6) – 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 Matthews and Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book online

Social Sciences Graduate Search Clinics: Social Science Data Archives and statistical databases (Tues 24 Feb 3.00- 4.00) (wk 6) – This course aims to provide a thorough overview of available macro and micro data sources for social scientists including national data archives, subscription services, economic and business data, and offers some pointers for further searching.

Who is this session for? The workshop will be most beneficial to those researchers planning to use secondary data sources (quantitative, qualitative and mixed) as part of their research or who wish to learn more about data archives.
Venue: SSL IT Training Room, Ground Floor, Manor Road Building > More information and book online

Bodleian iSkills: Mendeley for Reference Management (Fri 27 Feb 9.15-12.15) (wk 6) – Mendeley is a reference management package that helps you build libraries of references and then add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle and Sophie Staves

Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book online

What’s coming up in the iSkills programme – To see what’s coming up see the iSkills timetable

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/

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

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