Bodleian iSkills: For researchers

The following courses are coming up next week:

Bodleian iSkills: Finding stuff – scholarly literature for your research (Monday 20 November 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.

Bodleian iSkills: Introducing MANTRA for Research Data Management (Moved to Monday 20 November 10.30-12.00)

MANTRA is an acclaimed online independent learning course which provides guidelines for good practice in research data management.
Who is this session for? Postgraduates and researchers. This will be particularly useful for DPhil students and early career researchers who are starting a research project.

Bodleian iSkills: Working with sensitive research data in the Sciences and Medical Sciences (Tuesday 21 November 10.00-12.00)

A workshop outlining some of the key principles to bear in mind when working with sensitive or restricted research; whether collected yourself or obtained from a third party source such as an NHS trust or Biobank data. Issues of confidentiality, informed consent, cybersecurity and data management will be covered. Examples of scenarios or concerns drawn from the research of participants are particularly welcome. The role of support services at Oxford will also be outlined and in particular the role of the Bodleian Data Librarian who will lead the session. Follow up consultations with the Data librarian or other subject consultants are also offered.
Who is this session for?  All DPhil students and research staff in the Sciences and Medical Sciences

Bodleian iSkills: Research impact – citation analysis tools (Thursday 23 November 14.00-15.30)

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, CiteScore Journal Metrics, 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? Researchers, Academics, Research Support Staff and Research Postgraduates in Sciences and Social Sciences

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Bodleian iSkills: for researchers

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Bodleian iSkills: Getting information to come to you (Mon 6 February 10.00-11.30) Week 4

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.

Intended audience:  Postgraduates, researchers, academics and anyone interested in the topic

Bodleian iSkills: Research impact – citation analysis tools (Tue 7 February 10.00-11.30) Week 4

Measure your own research impact, and find highly-cited researchers and papers. 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.

Intended audience:  Researchers, Academics, Research Support Staff and Research Postgraduates in Sciences and Social Sciences

Bodleian iSkills: for researchers

The following courses are coming up, Please click on the course title to book your place. (If you experience any trouble using the course booking system, please email usered@bodleian.ox.ac.uk with the course title and date, and your SSO if you know it, and we will book a place for you.)

Bodleian iSkills: Finding stuff – scholarly literature for your research (Mon 23 January 09.30-12.30) Week 2

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: Research impact – citation analysis tools (Tue 24 January 14.00-15.30) Week 2

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.

Bodleian iSkills: Your thesis, copyright and ORA (Wed 25 January 10.00-11.00) Week 2

Oxford DPhil students are required to deposit a copy of their thesis in ORA (Oxford University Research Archive). This session will focus on copyright and other issues that DPhil students need to take into account when preparing their thesis for upload to ORA.

Who is this session for? Doctoral research students


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 iSkills: Workshops for researchers

Coming up:

Bodleian iSkills: ORCID IDs and the ‘ORCID at Oxford’ service (Monday 29th February 14.15-14.45) Week 7

ORCID iDs are unique researcher identifiers that you keep throughout your life and retain even when you move institutions.  They are increasingly important for linking researchers with their publications and grants, and are being used more and more by funders and publishers.    Find out more about how ORCID works at Oxford, and how to get an ID at this 30 minute workshop

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, research staff, academics and any University and library staff.
Venue: Radcliffe Science Library
Booking: to book a place follow click on the workshop title above.

Bodleian iSkills: Working with sensitive research data (Thursday 3rd March 10.00-12.00) Week 7

A workshop outlining some of the key principles to bear in mind when working with sensitive or restricted research data obtained from a third party source such as a data archive. This session will also be of interest to those creating data they consider sensitive or confidential who want to know how best to go about it. Examples of scenarios drawn from the research of participants are particularly welcome. The role of support services at Oxford will also be outlined and in particular the role of the Bodleian Data Librarian.

Who is this session for? All DPhil Students and Research Staff
Presenter: John Southall
Venue: Social Sciences Library, Manor Road
Booking: to book a place follow click on the workshop title above.

Bodleian iSkills: Research impact – citation analysis tools (Thursday 3rd March 14.00-15.30) Week 7

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
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 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 iSkills: Research impact

Bodleian iSkills: Research Impact – citation analysis tools (Thurs 12 March 14.00 – 15.30) (wk bodleian_iskills_web-98pixels 8)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: Juliet Ralph, Karine Barker and Kelly Schultz
Venue: Training room, Radcliffe Science Library >
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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