Bodleian iSkills: Getting Started; Research Data; Archives & Modern Papers; Referencing with Zotero

Coming up:

Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Oxford Libraries (Wed 10 May  09.30-12.30)

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 who would like an introduction to Oxford Libraries. Presenters:  Angela Carritt and Cathy Scutt

Bodleian iSkills: Discovering and depositing Social Science research data (Tue 9 May 10.00-12.00) Week 3

An opportunity for doctoral students to learn about using social science data archives to inform their research. It will also outline the workings of Oxford’s institutional repository: ORA-Data. By the end of the session you will know how to locate and cite data from a range of data archives and have an understanding of the benefits and operation of ORA-Data.

Who is this session for? DPhil Students and Research Staff in the Social Sciences
Presenters: John Southall and Cathy Scutt

Bodleian iSkills: Archives and modern papers for Social Sciences and History (Wed 10 May 14.00-16.00) Week 3

The Bodleian’s Weston Library has a wealth of resources covering almost all aspects of modern British society and culture. This session will introduce key finding aids and get you started with the research skills needed to make the most of these resources. We will look at identifying relevant material in Oxford and elsewhere; considerations when working with archival material; types of archives and modern papers; and how to find out more. You will have an opportunity in the session to handle some actual examples during the workshop.

Who is this session for? Undergraduate and postgraduate students in History and Social Science subjects; researchers and other Bodleian Libraries readers considering using special collections
Presenter: Michael Hughes

Referencing: Zotero (Fri 12 May 14.00-17.00) Week 3

Zotero is a reference management package that enables you to build libraries of references and add in-text citations, footnotes and bibliographies to word processed documents. This introduction covers the main features of Zotero.

Who is this session for? Students in all subjects, researchers and staff
Presenter: Angela Carritt

Visit Oxford LibGuides for information skills and subject resources
Follow us on Twitter (@bodleianskills) or check out the Bodleian iSkills Blog
Interested but can’t come to a course? Presentations and handouts from courses are available online

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: free workshops

Courses coming up:

Bodleian iSkills: Newspapers and other online news sources from the 17th to 21st century (Fri 18 Nov 09.15-12.15) Week 6

Newspapers are a valuable resource for researching not only news, but also many other aspects of society. In this session we will introduce key historical and contemporary sources of news and how to make best use of them.

Who is the session for? Students, researchers and anyone else who is interested.
Presenters: Isabel Holowaty, Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

Referencing: Refworks for Sciences and Social Sciences (Fri 18 Nov 14.00-17.00) Week 6

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.
Presenters: Nia Roberts; Gigi Horsfield; Angela Carritt; Rachel Scanlon
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Oxford Libraries (Tue 22 Nov 14.00-17.00) Week 7

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 who would like an introduction to Oxford Libraries.
Presenters: Angela Carritt & Cathy Scutt.
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Training Room

Bodleian iSkills: Finding stuff – scholarly literature for your research (Thu 24 Nov 14.00-17.00) Week 7

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.
Presenters: Kate Beeby, Angela Carritt, Isabel McMann
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

Bodleian iSkills: E-books (Fri 25 Nov 09.15-11.15) Week 7

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
Presenters: Hilla Wait, Kat Steiner
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

Bodleian iSkills: E-book readers (Fri 25 Nov 11.15-12.15) Week 7

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
Presenters: Hilla Wait, Kat Steiner
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Oxford Libraries

Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Oxford Libraries (Wednesday 27th April 09.30-12.30)

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 who would like an introduction to Oxford Libraries.
Presenters: Angela Carritt & Cathy Scutt.
Venue: Social Science Library, IT Room Ground Floor

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

Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Bodleian Libraries

Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Oxford Libraries (Wednesday 2nd March 9.30-11.30) Week 7

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 who would like an introduction to Oxford Libraries.
Presenters: Angela Carritt & Cathy Scutt.
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library
Booking: to book a place follow click on the workshop title above.

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: Getting Started and Finding stuff

Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Oxford libraries (Tuesday 2nd February 10.00-12.00; repeated Wednesday 2nd March 9.30-11.30) Weeks 3 & 7

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 who would like an introduction to Oxford Libraries.
Presenters: Angela Carritt & Cathy Scutt.
Venue: IT Services 13 Banbury Road

Bodleian iSkills: Finding stuff – scholarly literature for your research (Monday 1st February 14.00-17.00; repeated Wednesday 10th February 9.15-12.15) Weeks 3 & 4

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.
Presenters: Joanne Edwards, Kate Beeby, Angela Carritt, Helen Worrell
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury 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/

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 Libraries workshops week beginning 19th October

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Referencing: Zotero (Monday 19th October 14.00-17.00. wk 2) – Formatting references and bibliographies is time consuming and fiddley. However, reference management tools such as Zotero make it much easier by formatting your references/citations automatically. This introductory workshop covers the main features of Zotero and will include opportunities to try out the software.

Presenter: Erika Delbecque
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road
Book a place

Bodleian iSkills: Social Science data archives & statistical databases (Friday 23rd October 10.30-12.30; wk 2) – An overview of macro and micro data sources for social scientists including national data archives, subscription services, economic and business data. During the session, we will also offer some pointers for further searching.

Presenter: John Southall
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road
Book a place

There are also a few remaining places at this week’s e-books and e-book readers workshops:

Bodleian iSkills: E-books (Friday 16th October 9.15-10.30) – 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. Presenters: Hilla Wait and Kat Steiner

Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book a place

Bodleian iSkills: E-book readers (Friday 16th October 10.45-12.15) – 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.

Presenters: Hilla Wait and Kat Steiner
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: Newspapers, Reference management, Research impact and e-books

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Bodleian iSkills: Newspapers and other online news sources from the 17th-20th centuries Tuesday 26th May (Week 5) 14.00-15.30 Newspapers are a valuable resource for researching, not only news but also many other aspects of society. In this session we will introduce key historical and contemporary sources of news and how to make best use of them.

Who is the session for? Students, researchers and anyone else who is interested.
Presenters: Isabel Holowaty, Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road >Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Mendeley for reference management Tuesday 2nd June (Week 6) 9.30-12.15 – 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, Sophia Staves
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road >Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Research impact – citation analysis tools Wednesday 3rd June (Week 6) 10.30-12 noon – An introduction to citation tracking and bibliometrics for calculating research impact. During the workshop we will introduce a range of ‘impact factor’ tools to find top journals and conferences, count citations and measure the impact of publications and researchers. The workshops will cover the Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal Rank, Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar, Essential Science Indicators, ORCID, h-index and more. Who is this session for? Researchers, Academics, Research Support Staff and Research Postgraduates, especially in Sciences and Social Sciences.

Presenters: Karine Barker, Juliet Ralph and Karen Langdon
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road >Book online

RefWorks for Humanities Wednesday 3rd June (Week 6) 14.00-17.00 – RefWorks is an online tool which allows you to manage your citations/references, insert them into your work as footnotes or intext citations, automatically generate bibliographies and easily switch between citation styles. This introduction is open to all, but the section on importing references will focus on Humanities examples.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researcher
Presenters: Bethan Jenkins, Helen Maththews, Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road >Book online

Bodleian iSkills: E-books Friday 5th June (Week 6) 9.15-10.30 – 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.

Presenters: Hilla Wait, Kat Steiner, Ian Chilvers
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road >Book online

Bodleian iSkills: E-book Readers Friday 5th June (Week 6) 10.45-12.15 – 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.

Presenters: Hilla Wait, Kat Steiner, Ian Chilvers
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: e-books and e-readers

Bodleian iSkills: E-Books (Tues 3 Feb 14.00-15.15) (wk 3) The Bodleian Libraries bodleian_iskills_web-98pixels 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 including borrowing entire books, downloading chapters, using them on computers, tablets and other devices and making annotations. Please note that this workshop will focus on finding and using e-versions of books. The subsequent session “iSkills-E-Book Readers” will look at devices and apps for reading e-books such as Kindle and Nook (more information below). Presenter: Hilla Wait Venue: Radcliffe Science Library Training Room, Parks Road.

Find out more and book your place at iSkills: E-Books.

Bodleian iSkills: E-Book Readers (Tues 3 Feb 15.30-17.00) – 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. Presenters: Hilla Wait, Ian Chilvers and Kat Steiner Venue: Radcliffe Science Library Training Room, Parks Road

> Find out more and book your place at iSkills: E-Book Readers

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/

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

Bodleian i-Skills courses: e-books

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iSkills: E-books (Friday 21 November 9.15-10.30) 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? Come along to this workshop to find out how to find and make the most of e-books including searching, downloading, using your own device (or not) and making annotations. Please book your place online

iSkills: E-book Readers (Friday 21 November 10.45-12.15) – Are you considering using an e-reader? This workshops looks at the different devices available for reading e-books including Kindle, Nook and the use of iPad and Android tablets and Smartphone as e-readers. We will cover the pros and cons of each device and give you the opportunity to handle the hardware and try it out. Please book your place online.

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