Bodleian iSkills

All courses are free. Check course details for venues. Courses coming up:

Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Oxford Libraries (Thursday 2 November 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.

Referencing: Zotero (Friday 3 November 14.00-17.00)

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

Bodleian iSkills: Finding stuff – scholarly literature for your research (Thursday 9 November 09.30-12.30)

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: Information resources for Film (Thursday 9 November 14.00-15.00)

Tools and tips for starting your research in film studies. Includes an overview of the Film Studies collections at Oxford – films, books and more; effective searching for Film Studies monographs; finding Film Studies journal articles.
Who is this session for? Anyone using film resources for a dissertation, thesis or research.

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 are available online at http://ox.libguides.com/workshops/handouts

Bodleian iSkills: Reference management, Mendeley

Referencing: Mendeley (Fri 2 June 09.15-12.15) Week 6

Mendeley is a reference management package that helps you build libraries of references and then add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents. This session will be run in two parts with a break in between. If you are an advanced user of Mendeley you need only attend the second part, starting at 15.30.  Key topics: an overview of reference management with Mendeley;  creating a Mendeley account and installing Mendeley Desktop; adding, editing and organising references; creating bibliographies; managing PDF documents with Mendeley; using the Mendeley ‘Papers’ database; collaboration and social networking with Mendeley

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Ollie Bridle and Cathy Scutt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

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: Choosing reference manager software

Referencing: Choosing and using software (Wed 24 May 14.00-17.00) Week 5

Formatting your in text 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 reference management packages and gives you the opportunity to try out five different packages so that you can work out which one is best for you. The packages included are RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley and Papers.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers.
Presenters: Andy Kernot, Gigi Horsfield, Pamela Stanworth, Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, Evenlode Room

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: 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: Referencing, Film Studies, Finding Scholarly Resources

Coming up:

Referencing: RefWorks for Humanities (Tue 2 May 09.15-12.15)

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, researchers.
Presenters: Helen Bond, Angela Carritt & Bethan Jenkins

Bodleian iSkills: Information resources for Film Studies (Wed 3 May 10.00-11.00)

Tools and tips for starting your research in film studies. Includes an overview of the Film Studies collections at Oxford – films, books and more; effective searching for Film Studies monographs; finding Film Studies journal articles; citing films.

Who is this session for? Anyone using film resources for a dissertation, thesis or research.
Presenter: Helen Scott

Bodleian iSkills: Finding stuff – scholarly literature for your research (Thu 4 May 14.00-17.00)

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.
Kate Beeby, Angela Carritt and Isabel McMann

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: for Researchers

Workshops coming up:

Bodleian iSkills: Get managing your data off to a good start with this introduction to MANTRA (Tue 21 February 14.00-15.30) Week 6

MANTRA is an acclaimed online independent learning course which provides guidelines for good practice in research data management. Particularly useful for DPhil students and early career researchers who are starting a research project.

Bodleian iSkills: Google for academic research (Wed 22 February 14.00-16.00) Week 6

How do you get relevant, high quality academic material from a Google search, while quickly filtering out the torrent of spurious and misleading results? This practical workshop will show you how. Alternative search engines will also be explored and compared, including DuckDuckGo.

Referencing: RefWorks for Humanities (Fri 24 February 09.15-12.15) Week 6

This workshop introduces you to RefWorks – 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.

Bodleian iSkills: Referencing software

Referencing: Mendeley (Wed 1 February 14.00-17.00) Week 3

Mendeley is a reference management package that helps you build libraries of references and then add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents. This session will be run in two parts with a break in between. If you are an advanced user of Mendeley you need only attend the second part, starting at 15.30.

Key topics: an overview of reference management with Mendeley; creating a Mendeley account and installing Mendeley Desktop; adding, editing and organising references; creating bibliographies; managing PDF documents with Mendeley; using the Mendeley ‘Papers’ database; collaboration and social networking with Mendeley

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.

Referencing: Refworks for Sciences and Social Sciences (Thur 2 February 09.15-12.15) Week 3

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.

Bodleian iSkills: Reference software

Referencing: Mendeley (Mon 24 October 09.15-12.15) Week 3                           bodleian_iskills_web

Mendeley is a reference management package that helps you build libraries of references and then add citations and bibliographies to word processed documents. This session will be run in two parts with a break in between. If you are an advanced user of Mendeley you need only attend the second part, starting at 11.00.

Key topics include: An overview of reference management with Mendeley; Creating a Mendeley account and installing Mendeley Desktop; Adding, editing and organising references; Creating bibliographies; Managing PDF documents with Mendeley; Using the Mendeley ‘Papers’ database; Collaboration and social networking with Mendeley.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

Referencing: Choosing and using software (Tue 25 Oct 09.15-12.15) Week 3 (Please see our Workshops LibGuide for further dates of this session.)

Formatting your in text 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 reference management packages and gives you the opportunity to try out five different packages so that you can work out which one is best for you. The packages included are RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, ColWiz and Papers.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Pamela Stanworth, Angela Carritt, Suke Wolton
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road

Bodleian iSkills: Referencing

Referencing: Choosing and using software (Thursday 9th June 14:00-17:00) Week 7

Formatting your in text 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 reference management packages and gives you the opportunity to try out five different packages so that you can work out which one is best for you. The packages included are RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, ColWiz and Papers.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Sophie Staves, Steve Albury, Angela Carritt
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/

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

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Course materials can be found on the Bodleian iSkills site