Bodleian iSkills : Getting started in Oxford Libraries

Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Oxford Libraries (Thu 25 Jan 9.30-12.30)
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

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: 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: getting started

Bodleian iSkills: Getting started in Oxford Libraries (Thur 26 January 14.00-17.00) Week 2; repeated (Mon 20 February 14.00-17.00) Week 6

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.

Please click on the course title above for more information, venues, and 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.)

Visit Oxford LibGuides for information skills and subject resources
Follow us on Twitter (@bodleianskills) or check out the Bodleian iSkills blog

 

Disruption to SOLO 12th-15th August

Access to SOLO will be limited due to maintenance work on the library computer system from 5pm on Friday 12th August until 9.00am on Monday 15th August. You will still be able to search the catalogue but:

  • You will not be able to request items
  • The Find & Request tab will not be visible, so there will be no live item or availability information
  • You will not be able to view or renew your loans
  • It will not be possible to place requests

The silver lining is that online access to electronic resources will be unaffected. Please get in touch with the library if you have any urgent issues!

 

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

Saturday 9th April-Sunday 10th April

We regret that the Library will close at 13.30 on Saturday 9th April due to staff shortage. It will be open from 9.30 – 13.30 on Saturday, and 13.00 – 16.00 as normal on Sunday.

Please also note that SOLO will have reduced functionality from 17.00 on Friday 8th April – 9.00 on Monday 11th April due to essential maintenance work.

You will be able to:

  • Search for the presence of an item in the system and check bibliographic details
  • Use electronic resources as normal

You will not be able to:

Check location and availability of an item using the Find & Request tab, although you can do this using the link to COPAC

  • View and/or renew your loans
  • View or place holds for items on loan or in closed stacks

If you are in the Library at the weekend, you will be able to return and borrow books but staff will not be able to renew your books or place requests. Please ask staff for help in locating books.

 

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 iSkills: Finding scholarly literature; Referencing with Mendeley

Coming up next week:

Bodleian iSkills: Finding stuff – scholarly literature for your research (repeat session Wednesday 10th February 9.15-12.15)

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: Social Science Library Training Room, Manor Road, OX1 3UQ

Referencing: Mendeley (Friday 12th February 9.30-12.00)

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.

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

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