Bodleian iSkills: For Historians

Bodleian iSkills: Online resources for Historians (Tue 16 May 14.00-15.15)

A general introduction to the vast range of electronic resources which are available for all historical periods of British and W European history: bibliographical databases, biographical / reference research aids, ebooks and ejournals, web portals, and collections of online primary source materials.

Who is this session for? Students, researchers and anyone interested in this topic.
Presenter: Isabel Holowaty
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, Evenlode Room

Bodleian iSkills: Sources for US History (Tue 16 May 15.30-17.00)

Introduction to key information sources for the study of colonial America and US history. The session will provide an overview of the primary sources available in Oxford and online (such as early printed books, US newspapers and US government papers), as well as guidance on locating material for your research.

Who is this session for? Students, researchers and anyone interested in this topic.
Presenter: Jane Rawson
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, Evenlode Room

Bodleian iSkills: UK parliamentary and government materials – an introduction (Thu 18 May 10.00-11.30)

Of vital help to all undergraduate history students is this general overview of the main sources for finding and accessing historical UK parliamentary material, pre-1800 and post-1800. We look at sources for government publications both in print and in electronic format, including: Parliamentary proceedings – Hansard, Journals of the House of Commons and Lords; Legislation; Government and departmental papers.

Who is this session for? Undergraduate history students and anyone new to the subject
Presenter: Hannah Chandler
Venue: Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room

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Interested but can’t come to a course? Presentations and handouts from courses are available online

Bodleian iSkills: Subject resources

A selection of courses on finding different types of information in specific subject areas:

Bodleian iSkills: Sources for Medievalists (Tuesday 17th May 10:00-12:15)

A general overview of a range of e-resources relevant for British and Western European medieval studies including bibliographical databases, biographical/reference tools, web portals and collections of online primary source materials of Anglo-Saxon sources, Greek/Latin texts, chronicles, charters, literary works and manuscript sources.

Who is this session for? Researchers, students, academics, staff e.g. Classicists, Historians, Philosophers, Theologians etc
Presenters: Isabel Holowaty, Hilla Wait, Eva Oledska, Charlotte Goodall
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road

Bodleian iSkills: UK parliamentary and government materials – an introduction (Wednesday 18th May 10:00-11:30)

Of vital help to all undergraduate history students is this general overview of the main sources for finding and accessing historical UK parliamentary material, pre-1800 and post-1800. We look at sources for government publications both in print and in electronic format, including: Parliamentary proceedings – Hansard, Journals of the House of Commons and Lords; Legislation; Government and departmental papers.

Who is this session for? Undergraduate history students and anyone new to the subject
Presenter: Hannah Chandler
Venue: Social Science Library, IT Room Ground Floor

Bodleian iSkills: Archives and modern papers for Social Sciences and History (Thursday 19th May 14:00-16:00)

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.

Who is this session for? Students in History and Social Science subjects; researchers and other Bodleian Libraries readers considering using special collections
Presenter: Michael Hughes
Venue: Weston Library, Horton Room

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/

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

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

 

 

Bodleian Libraries workshops week beginning 9th November

bodleian_iskills_web-98pixelsBodleian iSkills: UK Parliamentary and Government materials – an introduction (Tuesday 10th November 10.00-12 noon) Week 5 – A general overview of the main sources for finding and accessing historical UK parliamentary material, pre 1800 and post 1800 including sources for government publications both in print and in electronic format.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates and researchers who are new to working with parliamentary and/or government document or who would like a refresher on the main sources available.
Presenter: Hannah Chandler
Venue: Social Science Library, Manor Road > Book a place

Bodleian iSkills: Research impact – citation analysis tools (Wednesday 11th November 14.00-15.30) Week 5 – 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.
Presenters: Karine Barker, Juliet Ralph, Karen Langdon
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library, Parks Road > Book a place

Bodleian iSkills: Archives and modern papers for Social Sciences (Wednesday 11th November 14.00-15.30) Week 5 – The Bodleian’s Weston Library has a wealth of special collections and archival 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.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and other Bodleian Libraries readers considering using special collections
Presenter: Michael Hughes
Venue: Horton Room, Weston Library >Book a place

Bodleian iSkills: Social Science data archives & statistical databases (Friday 23rd October 10.30-12.30) Week 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: Social Science Library, Manor 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 i-Skills: Sources for Theology, Philosophy, Parliamentary & Government information and Medievalists

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Bodleian iSkills: Information Skills in Theology – Wednesday 10th June (Week 7)14.15-15.45 – A presentation on information and searching skills, with specific references to subject-specific bibliographical databases, primary theological texts and tools for biblical studies. It is a presentation, rather than a hands-on workshop, but students are encouraged to bring laptops in order to follow the presenter.

Who is this session for? Undergraduate students in Philosophy and religion preparing to work on a thesis/extended essay or a refresher for postgraduates and researchers
Presenters: Hilla Wait and Colin Cook
Venue: Colin Matthews room, Radcliffe Humanities >Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Information Skills in Philosophy – Wednesday 10th June (Week 7) 15.45-17.15 – A presentation on information and searching skills, with specific references to subject-specific bibliographical databases, primary texts and encyclopedias of philosophy. It is a presentation, rather than a hands-on workshop, but students are encouraged to bring laptops in order to follow the presenter.

Who is this session for? Undergraduate students in Philosophy preparing to work on a thesis/extended essay or a refresher for postgraduates and researchers
Presenters: Hilla Wait and Colin Cook
Venue: Colin Matthews room, Radcliffe Humanities >Book online

Bodleian iSkills: UK parliamentary and government materials – an introduction Thursday 11th June (Week 7) 10.00-12.00 noon – A general overview of the main sources for finding and accessing historical UK parliamentary material, pre 1800 and post 1800 including sources for government publications both in print and in electronic format.

Who is this session for? Undergraduate history students and anyone new to the subject
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road >Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Sources for Medievalists – Thursday 18th June (Week 8) 14.00-16.00- A general overview of a range of e-resources relevant for British and Western European medieval studies including bibliographical databases, biographical/reference tools, web portals and collections of online primary source materials of Anglo-Saxon sources, Greek/Latin texts, chronicles, charters and literary works and manuscript sources.

Who is this session for? Researchers, students, academics, staff e.g. Classicists, Historians, Philosophers, Theologians etc.
Presenters: Sue Usher, Hilla Wait, Charlotte Goodall, Eva Oledzka, Isabel Holowaty
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/

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

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