Finding scholarly materials: books, articles, conference papers and theses

Bodleian Libraries will be kicking this term’s WISER programme off with our popular ‘Finding Stuff’ workshops in week 3:

WISER: Finding stuff – Journal Articles  (Monday 28 Jan 9.30-10.45) – an introduction to finding journal articles to support your research and learning. We will focus on searching for articles by subject and keyword and will cover sophisticated bibliographic databases and journal indexes as well as more basic search engines such as the SOLO ‘Journal Articles’ services.    The session will include  time for you to practice using a scholarly database in your subject area.      Please book your place online.

WISER: Finding Stuff – Conferences (Monday 28 Jan 10.45-11.45)  – ever had difficulty tracking down a conference paper.  This session introduces the  secret art of tracking down conference  proceedings and papers.    In addition we will introduce tools for keeping up to date with up and coming conferences in your research area.  Please Book your place online.

WISER: Finding stuff – books etc on SOLO (Wednesday 30 Jan  14.00-15.00)  – introduces SOLO for searching Oxford Libraries and effective ways of using SOLO to find books, journal titles and other library materials in print and online.  The workshop will also cover placing “hold requests” for materials in the  bookstacks, how to use your SOLO “MyAccount” for book renewals and other administration and using  the SOLO e-shelf and alerts.  Please book your place online.

WISER: Finding Stuff – Theses and Dissertations   (Wednesday 30 Jan 15.15 – 16.30) – An introduction to finding Theses in Oxford and from Universities around the World. The session will cover SOLO for these, EThOS and Proquest’s Dissertations and Theses.  Please book your place online.


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