Category Archives: Images

Key research tools for Social Sciences

Are you making the most of the research tools available to help you with your thesis or dissertation? Do you need to brush up on your IT and information skills? IT Services and Bodleian Libraries will be working together to run our Research Skills Toolkit during week 8 and will be running 3 sessions for Social Sciences (Tues 1 Dec 14.00-16.00, and Thurs 3 Dec 10.00-12.00) . If you’re not familiar with the Research Skills Toolkit, these are 2 hour workshops at which you have a chance to try out 10 different tools and skills which will help you in your research. The Social Sciences Toolkits will include the following:

  • Keeping up to date with new research publications using email alerts
  • Finding data and statistics using OECD iLibraryData and Databank
  • Searching for dissertations and theses using Proquest
  • Citation searching with Web of Science to find high impact articles and journals and to track citations between papers
  • Your thesis and ORA – essential information about copyright and sensitive data
  • Plagiarism and how to avoid it
  • Endnote for managing citations, inserting intext references/footnotes and creating bibliographies
  • Free software for image manipulation
  • Managing your thesis with Word
  • Analysing data with Excel Pivot tables

These workshops are very popular so please be sure to book your place online.

Not a Social Scientist? We will be running toolkits for most subject areas. Check LibGuides workshops for a full list.

Pictures for papers & presentations: key resources for digital images

Researchers from many different disciplines require high quality digital images for use in papers and presentations. The Bodleian Libraries subscribe to 2 major repositories of digital images: ARTstor and Bridgeman Education and currently has a third, Archivison on trial. Come along to our workshop on digital images next Wednesday to find out how to use these three resources plus VADS (a free educational resource) to find, view, present and manage digital images.

This workshop which will take place, Wednesday 11 February 14.00-16.00, will be particularly applicable to those in the Humanities, History of Science and Medicine, and Social Sciences. Please book your place online

Researching in Arts and Humanities? Discover key tools at the Humanities Research Skills Toolkit

Are you making the most of the IT and Library research tools available to help you with your thesis or dissertation?   Do you need to brush up on your IT and information skills?  IT Services and Bodleian Libraries will be working together to run our award winning Research Skills Toolkit during week 8 (this term) and week 1 of Hilary Term.

We will be running two dedicated sessions for Arts and Humanities on Wed 3 Dec 10-12 and Mon 19 Jan 14.00-16.00. In addition we will be running individual sessions for Oriental Studies (Thurs 4 Dec 10.00-12.00), History, Archaeology and Classics (Wed 21 Jan 14.00-16.00)  and English Literature (Thursday 22 Jan 10.00-12.00)

If you’re not familiar with the Research Skills Toolkit, these are 2 hour workshops at which you have a chance to try out 10 different tools and skills which will help you in your research. The Arts and Humanties Toolkits will include the following:

  • Using key Humanities databases to find articles, books and other materials in your research field.  Participants will be able to choose from MLA (English and Modern Languages), Oxford Bibliographies Online,  Philosopher’s Index, ATLA Religion, Historical Abstracts, Art Full Text, Old and New Testament Abstracts, America History and Life and RILM Music Literature Abstracts)
  • Finding primary materials using PastMasters
  • Keeping up to date with new research publications using RSS feeds and email alerts
  • Finding high impact articles and books and tracking citations to key authors and works using Arts & Humanities Citation Index
  • Your thesis and ORA – essential information about copyright and sensitive data
  • Plagiarism and how to avoid it
  • Endnote for managing citations, inserting intext references/footnotes and creating bibliographies
  • Free software for image manipulation
  • Managing your thesis with Word

These workshops are very popular so please be sure to book your place online.

Not studying a Humanities subject?  We will be running toolkits for most subject areas. Check LibGuides workshops for a full list.

Key research tools for Social Sciences

Are you making the most of the research tools available to help you with your thesis or dissertation?   Do you need to brush up on your IT and information skills? IT Services and Bodleian Libraries will be working together to run our award winning Research Skills Toolkit during week 8 and will be running 3 sessions for Social Sciences (Tues 2 Dec 14.00-16.00, Thurs 4 Dec 14.00-16.00 and  Fri 5 Dec 10.00-12.00) .   If you’re not familiar with the Research Skills Toolkit, these are 2 hour workshops at which you have a chance to try out 10 different tools and skills which will help you in your research. The Social Sciences Toolkits will include the following:

  • Keeping up to date with new research publications using RSS feeds and email alerts
  • Searching for disserations and theses using Proquest
  • Citation searching with Web of Science to find high impact articles and journals and to track citations between papers
  • Your thesis and ORA – essential information about copyright and sensitive data
  • Plagiarism and how to avoid it
  • Endnote for managing citations, inserting intext references/footnotes and creating bibliographies
  • Free software for image manipulation
  • Managing your thesis with Word
  • Analysing data with Excel Pivot tables

These workshops are very popular so please be sure to book your place online.

Not a Social Scientist?  We will be running toolkits for most subject areas. Check LibGuides workshops for a full list.

 

Digital images for your papers and presentations

Researchers from many different disciplines require high quality digital images for use in papers and presentations.  The Bodleian Libraries subscribe to 2 major repositories of digital images:  ARTstor and Bridgeman Education and currently has a third, Archivison on trial.  Come along to our workshop on digital images next Thursday to find out how to use these three resources plus VADS (a free educational resource) to find, view, present and manage digital images.

This workshop which will take place, Thursday 6 November 14.00-16.00, will be particularly applicable to those in the Humanities, History of Science and Medicine, and Social Sciences.   Please book your place online.

Digital images: ARTstor, Bridgeman Education and VADS

Find the pictures you need!

In Week 4, Bodleian Libraries are running the following course:

Digital images: ARTstor, Bridgeman Education, VADS and Archivision for teaching and learning
(Wed 21 May 2.00 – 4.00)
This course examines three major digital image collections subscribed to by the University – ARTstor, Bridgeman Education and Archivision (new!) – and a fourth resource, VADS, which is free for educational use. All of these are geared to research and teaching in the humanities, history of science and medicine, and social sciences. Viewing, presenting and managing images are also covered.
Presenters: Clare Hills-Nova and Vicky Brown
Please book your place online.

 

Digital images: ARTstor, Bridgeman Education and VADS

Bodleian Libraries has subscriptions to ARTstor and BridgemanEducation, both of which are databases that bring together thousands of digital images for use in the humanities, history of science and medicine, and social sciences.  VADS is a similar database which is free for educational use.

We will be running an introductory workshop on ARTstor,  Bridgeman and VADS on Wednesday 12 February 2-4pm (wk 4).  This  session will will cover searching for images, viewing, presenting and managing images  and will include opportunities for hands on practice.   Please book your place online.

Images for use in your research – ARTstor, BridgemanEducation and VADS

Bodleian Libraries has subscriptions to ARTstor and BridgemanEducation, both of which are databases that bring together thousands of digital images for use in the humanities, history of science and medicine, and social sciences.  VADS is a similar database which is free for educational use.

We will be running an introductory workshop on ARTstor,  Bridgeman and VADS on Thursday 7 November 9.15-11.15.  This  session will will cover searching for images, viewing, presenting and managing images  and will include opportunities for hands on practice.   Please book you place online.

Images for your research and study – ARTstor and BridgemanEducation

Bodleian Libraries has subscriptions to ARTstor and BridgemanEducation, both of which are databases that bring together thousands of digital images for research and teaching in the humanities, history of science and medicine, and social sciences.

We will be running an introductory workshop on ARTstor and Bridgeman on Tueday 20 November 2.00-4.00pm.  This  session will will cover searching for images, viewing, presenting and managing images  and will include opportunities for hands on practice.   Please book you place online.

Digital images for teaching and learning

Bodleian Libraries has subscriptions to ARTstor and BridgemanEducation, both of which are databases that bring together thousands of digital images for research and teaching in the humanities, history of science and medicine, and social sciences.

We will be running an introductory workshop on ARTstor and Bridgeman on Tueday 15 May 14:00-16:00.  This  session will will cover searching for images, viewing, presenting and managing images  and will include opportunities for hands on practice.   Please book you place online.