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: 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: 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

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

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 i-Skills: Finding Scholarly Material and Reference Management

bodleian_iskills_web-98pixelsBodleian iSkills: Finding Stuff – Scholarly Literature for your Research (Tues 17  Feb 14.00-17.00) (wk 5) – 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, Craig Finlay and Helen Worrell
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book online

Bodleian iSkills: Tech Tools – Reference Management (Wed 18 Feb 14.15-17.00) (wk 5) – Keeping track of your references and formatting them correctly for your thesis or publication is a chore. Reference management software makes it easy and is worth investigating. This introductory session gives an overview of how it works and the pros and cons of RefWorks, EndNote, Zotero, ColWiz and Mendeley.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Kelly Schultz, Sophie Staves, Steve Albury and Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road. > Book online

RefWorks for Sciences and Social Sciences (Fri 20 Feb 9.15-12.15) (wk 5) – 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 Science/Social Science examples.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Nia Roberts and Gigi Horsfield
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book online

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/

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: Reference management

Bodleian iSkills: Tech Tools – Reference Management (Wed 4 Feb 9.30-12.15)  (wk bodleian_iskills_web-98pixels 3) 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 ColWiz.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers, academics and undergraduates wishing to use reference management software.
Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Kelly Schultz, Sophie Staves, Steve Albury and Angela Carritt
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road.

> Book online

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