iSkills in Hilary Term: refresher induction, Open Access, Referencing, Online Resources for Historians

The timetable for iSkills workshops in Hilary Term is now available. The following may be of particular interest to Historians:

Bodleian Libraries Refresher Induction  Wednesday 11th Jan (15:00-15:30) – Thursday 12th January (10:30-11:00)  – Friday 13th January (13:30-14:00)

iSkills: Keeping up to date with research (Wed. 8 Feb 1.30-3pm)

iSkills: Online Resources for Historians (Wed. 1 March 2-3.30pm)

Open Scholarship: Fundamentals of Open Access (Tuesday 10th Jan 14:30-15:30)

Open Scholarship: Your thesis, copyright & ORA (Tues 31 Jan. 2.30-3.30pm)

Open Scholarship: Playing in the open: Getting familiar with Creative Commons licences (Thurs 23 Feb 2-3.30pm)

Referencing: Choosing and using software for referencing (Fri 27 Jan. 9.30am-12.30pm)

Referencing: EndNote (Introduction to) (Wed 22 Feb 2-4pm)

Referencing: RefWorks (Wed 15 Feb 10.30am-12pm)

Referencing: Zotero (Tues 21 Feb 10.30-11.30am)

The full list of iSkills workshops can be found on the iSkills webpage.

Book now: Online resources for historians – 1 May 9:15am

It’s not yet too late for Oxford historians to book themselves on the Bodleian iSkills: Online resources for Historians course, 1 May, 9:15-10:45am.

What does it cover? It’s a general introduction to the vast range of electronic resources which are available for all historical periods for British & Western European history: bibliographical databases, biographical / reference research aids, ebooks & ejournals, web portals, and collections of online primary source materials.

Who is this session for? Students, researchers and anyone interested in this topic

iskills Online resources for historians - screenshotIf you can’t attend, then slides are available from the HFL Presentation webpage.

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Bodleian iSkills: Sources for US history
Friday 1st May (Week 1) 10.45-12.15
Introduction to key information sources and collections for the study of colonial America and US history. The session will provide an overview of the primary sources available in Oxford and online, as well as guidance on locating material for your research.

Who is this session for: Students, researchers and anyone interested in this topic.
Presenter: Jane Rawson
Venue: IT Services 13 Banbury Road >Book online

Bodleian iSkills:  Information sources for African studies  Friday 15th May  (Week 3)   11.00-12.30
This session will introduce key information sources for African Studies. You will be shown useful finding tools to locate relevant material via SOLO and how to search them, as well as important portals and gateways to libraries and archives of online primary texts. There will be time for a brief hands-on.

Who is this session for? Researchers, academic staff, graduates and anyone interested in the topic.
Presenters: Lucy McCann, Sarah Rhodes
Venue:  IT Services, 13 Banbury Road >Book online

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.

Presenters:  Isabel Holowaty,  Angela Carritt
Venue:  IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book now

Bodleian iSkills:  UK parliamentary and government materials – an introduction  Thursday 11th June (Week 7) 10:00-12:00 noon
A general overview of the main sources for finding and accessing historical UK parliamentary material, pre 1800 and post 1800 including sources for government publications both in print and in electronic format.

Presenter: Hannah Chandler
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book a place now

Bodleian iSkills: Sources for Medievalists
Thursday 18 June 14:00-16:00

General overview to a range of e-resources relevant for British and Western European medieval studies: bibliographical databases, biographical/reference tools, web portals and collections of online primary source materials of Anglo-Saxon sources, Greek/Latin texts, chronicles, charters and literary works and manuscript sources.

Who is this session for? Researchers, students, academics, staff e.g. Classicists, Historians, Philosophers, Theologians etc.
Presenters: Isabel Holowaty, Sue Usher, Hilla Wait, Charlotte Goodall, Eva Oledzka
Venue: IT Services, 13 Banbury Road > Book online