Almost 200 research students attended a free hands-on workshop at IT Services last week. They each tried out a range of tasks with library & IT tools and services to support their research and study. Further sessions for 1st and 2nd year higher degree researchers and students will be running at the start of Hilary Term.
Watch a quick video of a workshop on Youtube.
If you missed out this term, it’s not too late to book your free place on a January workshop. The Humanities sessions are on Tues 15 and Wed 16 January 2013, 14.00-16.00 and will be held at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford.
Related Links Information skills training for History graduate students | Research Skills Toolkit | WISER workshops
Information Fair @ Exams Schools
Wednesday 24 October 2012 (week 3) 14.30-16.30
All Oxford University History graduates are encouraged to drop in on this fair, which is conceived as a gateway to the university’s information resources.
Oxford is fortunate in having rich library and archival holdings and electronic resources. Discover where they are and meet expert archivists and librarians from the Bodleian Libraries and archives and also college libraries and archives from across Oxford.
Stalls cover a range of information including:
- Medieval sources
- Early modern & Modern sources
- British & European sources
- African & Commonwealth sources
- Indian sources
- US sources
- Legal history sources
- History of Science & Medicine
- History of Art & Visual resources
- College libraries & archives
- Manuscripts & Rare books
- Official papers
- IT and Web 2.0 tools
And many more…
Also coming up this term
There are a variety of information skills workshops taking place this term for undergraduate and graduate students and academics. More information about courses is available on our website at www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/history/services/training
Contact Us | WISER workshops webpage | Information skills training webpage | Information Fair webpage | Exam Schools maps
(c) Flickr: AJC1
Need to brush up on your IT and information skills? Why not come to a Research Skills Toolkit in 8th week? These free 2 hour workshops introduce key software and online tools to streamline your research, hone your searching and information skills and provide opportunities to meet subject specialists.
Topics on offer include:
- Finding articles, papers, conferences and theses
- Keeping up to date and current awareness
- Using Endnote to manage your references
- Manipulating images using Gimp
- Managing your thesis with word
- Analyzising data with Excel pivot tables
- Podcasting with Audacity
- Plagiarism and how to avoid it
- Your thesis, copyright and ORA
- Finding highly cited journals and measuring research impact
These workshops are open to Oxford graduate researchers in week 8 of Hilary Term. Please attend the session for your division or subject area.
The History session is on Wed 7th March 2.30-4.30pm and the general Humanities session is on Tues 6th March 12.00-2.00pm.
> Find out more and book your place (Oxford University members only, single sign on required).
Toolkits take place at Oxford University Computing Services and are run jointly by the Bodleian Libraries and Computing Services.
Calling all Oxford history graduates: as the Information Skills Minimum Kit on 2 Nov was oversubscribed, a repeat has now been scheduled for Wed. 30 Nov., 2-4pm.
This 2-hour session is designed to equip history graduates with key information skills in order to make best use of electronic information and discovery resources. A range of databases, e-journals and web portals as well as, briefly, RefWorks, will be explored as well as advanced features in SOLO and tools for literature searches. Hands-on exercises allow you to apply these tools to your project.
There are only 18 places, so History grads are now invited to book theirs here.
Welcome also to all new history graduates!
An extensive schedule of information skills training courses has been laid on for you this term to help you navigate the vast and complex world of information.
Sessions start with basic inductions and tours and move then to introduce you to archivists and specialists, database training, managing your citations and knowing about copyright.
Check out the programme and book early where booking is needed.
The History Faculty Library and Bodleian Library will usually be the most important libraries for you to use. You can contact staff, including the History Librarian, many different ways.
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Enjoy your course and Oxford!