Category Archives: Keeping up to date

Keep up to date with emerging research – get information to come to you

Keeping up to date with new publications, research papers, announcements from funding bodies and other news is an essential but time-consuming task.  Our workshop iSkills: Getting information to come to you takes the pain out of the process by introducing you to RSS feeds and email alerts. These technologies allow you to set up notifications so that, when key journals, databases or web sites publish new information in your research area, you are sent an alert via email or via an RSS feed reader. Participants will have the opportunity to set up their own RSS feed readers and/or email notifications during the session.

Please book online for:
iSkills: Getting information to come to you (Thursday 26 October 10:00-11:30)

Get information to come to you

Keeping up to date with new publications, research papers, announcements from funding bodies and other news is an essential but time-consuming task.  Our workshop iSkills: Getting information to come to you takes the pain out of the process by introducing you to RSS feeds and email alerts. These technologies allow you to set up notifications so that, when key journals, databases or web sites publish new information in your research area, you are sent an alert via email or via an RSS feed reader. Participants will have the opportunity to set up their own RSS feed readers and/or email notifications during the session.

Please book online for:
iSkills: Getting information to come to you (Monday 25th April 14:30-16:00)

Keeping up to date with emerging research – painlessly

Keeping up to date with new publications, research papers, announcements from funding bodies and other news is an essential but time consuming task. Bodleian Libraries workshop iSkills: Getting Information to come to you takes the pain out of the process by introducing RSS feeds and email alerts. These technologies allow you to set up automatic alerts so that you are notified when key journals, databases or web sites publish new information in your research area.

To find out more, come along to iSkills: Getting Information to come to you this Friday 26 Feburary 14.40-16.00 (>book your place online).  During the session you will be able to set up an RSS feed reader and to explore scholarly resources for keeping up to date including tables of contents services such as JournalTOCS and Zetoc, alerting services in major bibliographic databases and the use of RSS to monitor key web sites.

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.

How to stay up to date with current research…painlessly

Keeping up to date with new publications, research papers, announcements from funding bodies and other news is an essential but time consuming task. Bodleian Libraries workshop iSkills: Getting Information to come to you takes the pain out of the process by introducing RSS feeds and email alerts. These technologies allow you to set up automatic alerts so that you are notified when key journals, databases or web sites publish new information in your research area.

To find out more, come along to iSkills: Getting Information to come to you on Friday 15 May 9.15-10.45 (>book your place online).  During the session you will be able to set up an RSS feed reader and to explore scholarly resources for keeping up to date including tables of contents services such as JournalTOCS and Zetoc, alerting services in major bibliographic databases and the use of RSS to monitor key web sites.

Keeping up to date with emerging research

Keeping up to date with new publications, research papers, announcements from funding bodies and other news is an essential but time consuming task. Bodleian Libraries workshop iSkills: Getting Information to come to you takes the pain out of the process by introducing RSS feeds and email alerts. These technologies allow you to set up automatic alerts so that you are notified when key journals, databases or web sites publish new information in your research area.

iSkills: Getting Information to come to you will take place this Monday 23 Feb 10.30-12.00 at IT Services. 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.

 

Keeping up to date with emerging research

Keeping up to date with new publications, research papers, announcements from funding bodies and other news is an essential but time consuming task.  Our workshop WISER: getting information to come to you takes the pain out of the process by introducing RSS feeds and email alerts.  These technologies allow you to set up automatic alerts so that you are notified when key journals, databases or web sites publish new information in your research area.

If you missed out on our Workshop last term, we are running it again on  Thursday 8th May 2.00-3.30pm.   The session will include time for you to set up a feed reader or email alerts.  Please book your place online.

 

Promoting Interdisciplinary Engagement in the Digital Humanities

Following on from their project launch on February 18 at the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford, the dhAHRC project is continuing its series of workshops in Oxford and London, to disseminate information and training in the field of the digital humanities. The workshops will also touch on digital transformations, specialist IT skills, copyright and IPR, open data, and licensing, helping to equip scholars with the tools they require to engage in this growing field of the humanities.

Coming up:

March 25 2014
‘Interdisciplinary Digital Resources for New Research Students’ Workshop within a conference jointly organized between the Institute of Historical Research and North Western University, Chicago.
Institute of Historical Research, London

June 13 2014
‘Building Scholarly Resources for Wider Public Engagement’ Full Day Workshop
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford

June 27 2014
‘Applying New Digital Methods to the Humanities’ Full Day Workshop           
The British Library, London

Go to http://www.dhcrowdscribe.com/ for more information.