Training sessions for historians next week

During week 6 Bodleian Libraries will be running their popular workshop on Reference Management.   They are also currently looking for volunteers to participate in focus groups relating to e-resources and are offering £10 vouchers as an incentive (see more details below).

Section of Selden mapMapping for Historians (Wed 20 Feb 14.00-15.30) (wk 6)
This session will introduce you to the Bodleian’s 1.3 million maps and atlases — how to find material in the collection and use it in your research. It will also touch on the use of GIS to make your own maps to include in your written work, covered in more detail in Week 7.
Target audience: All interested graduate students
Convenor: Michael Athanson, Deputy Map Librarian, Bodleian Library
Venue: Duke Humphrey’s Reading Room, Old Bodleian Library > Book now

WISER: Tech Tools – Reference Management (Wed 20 Feb 14.00-17.00) (wk 6) – Keeping track of your references and formatting them correctly for your thesis or publication is a chore. Reference management software makes it much easier and is worth investigating but which option is best for you?  This session introduces the two market leaders, RefWorks and Endnote, plus two relatively new but popular tools, Mendeley and Zotero. We will give an overview of each package and explore the pros and cons of each.

Who is this session for? Postgraduates, researchers and academics

Presenters: Oliver Bridle, Ljilja Ristic and Angela Carritt > Book Now

Help the Libraries and earn a £10 Amazon/Blackwells voucher – Bodleian Libraries are looking for postgraduates, academics and researchers who would be willing to participate in a focus group and user testing. This is aimed at improving access to e-resources (e.g. e-journals and e-books). Volunteers will be rewarded with a £10 Amazon or Blackwells voucher.     No prior knowledge is required. Participants need to be available to come to the Radcliffe Science Library on Parks Road for about 1 hour on one of the following dates:

Tuesday 19th February (starting at 4pm)
Thursday 21st February (starting at 2.30pm)
Monday 25th February (starting at 10.00am)

During the session you will join 5-6 other library users to chat with a couple of librarians and try out some online resources.   At the end of the session you will receive a £10 Amazon or Blackwells voucher as a thank you for your help.    If you are interested in participating please contact   Please let us know:

1. Your name
2. Subject of study
3. Academic status (e.g. undergraduate, postgraduate etc)
4. Your email address
5. Your telephone number
6. Please indicate which of the dates above would be convenient for you
If you have any queries please contact

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Not a member of Oxford University? If you are not a current member of Oxford University but would like to attend a workshop please contact Please quote your Bodleian readers card barcode number.

 Questions? – Please contact

Related Links WISER Workshops LibGuide | Maps LibGuide | Bodleian History Faculty Library Training webpage | Reference Management LibGuide | Contact Us

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